Saturday, December 4, 2010

yum yum yummy

In 1869 new rations of tinned mutton were introduced for British seamen. They were unimpressed by it, and decided it must be the butchered remains of X. The way her body had been strewn over a wide area presumably encouraged speculation that parts of her had been found at the Royal Navy victualling yard in Deptford, which was a large facility which included stores, a bakery and an abattoir.
"X" became slang for mutton or stew and then for anything worthless — from which comes the current use of "_____ X"  to mean "nothing at all". It can be seen as a euphemism for "fuck all" – which means the same.
This is not the only example of Royal Navy slang relating to unpopular rations: even today, tins of steak and kidney pudding are known as "baby's head". The large tins the mutton was delivered in were reused as mess tins. Mess tins or cooking pots are still known as X.

Id the phrase.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Put funda/ connect

  • More Beasts
  • X's Abandoned School
  • Y Hunting
  • The Sex Scene
  • Burning Bulldozers
  • Z Death Scene
(no need  to find the unknowns)

    Thursday, November 18, 2010

    Sunday, October 10, 2010

    Id X, Y and Z

    The name Y, is based on the fact that, when the X was made, getting involved in ______ was a taboo, so Z advised his artists to tell others, that they were working in the _________ of one 'X'.
    (X is blanked out in the pic)

    Thursday, October 7, 2010

    India quiz prelims @ Festember X

    These are the questions compiled for India quiz prelims @ Festember X. The questions are intended to be mass and junta. The cut off for the finals was around 20. For questions from the finals click here.

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010


    X alias Y was born circa 1725 in the village of Panaiyur, in Rammnad 'country' in a Hindu farming family of the Pillai Vellala caste. Being too restless in his youth, he left his native village, and converted to Islam. During his days at Tanjore, an English Captain named Brunton educated Y, making him a learned man well-versed in several languages.

    From Tanjore he moved to Nellore (in present day Andhra Pradesh), to try his hand as a native physician under Mohammed Kamal, in addition to his career in the army. He moved up the ranks as Thandalgar (tax collector), Havildar and finally as a Subedar and that is how he is referred to in the English records ('Nellore Subedar' or just 'Nellore'). While staying in Arcot he fell in love with a 'Portuguese' Christian (a loose term for a person of mixed Indo-European descent) girl named Maasa, and married her.

    He aided Chanda sahib in his siege at Rockfort-Tiruchirapalli against Muhammed Ali Khan Wallajah and the British forces, for the throne of Arcot.Robert Clive( a British commander) , impressed by the charges Y led against the battlements of Arcot, recruited him — and Y put his Nellore sepoys and cavalry at the disposal of the English. Under Major Stringer Lawrence, Y was trained in the European method of warfare and his natural talent in military tactics and strategy blossomed to its full potential.

    Over the next decade, as the Company fought the French in the Wars of the Carnatic, it was Y guerrilla tactics, repeatedly cutting the French lines of supply, that did the French in, particularly during Lally's siege of Madras in 1758. Lally was to later describe the role of the Nellore Subedar's sepoys in these words: "They were like flies, no sooner beat off from one part, they came from another."

    By 1760 Y had reached the zenith of his career as the 'all-conquering' military commandant. (A few years earlier he had been given the rank of 'Commandant of Company's sepoys'). His greatest supporter during this period was George Pigot, the English governor in Madras. Y was held in very high esteem even after his death by the English and in their opinion he was one of the two great military geniuses India had ever produced; the other being Hyder Ali of Mysore. Y was regarded for his strategy and Hyder Ali for his speed. Major General Sir. John Malcolm said of him almost a fifty years later,"Y was by far the bravest and ablest of all the native soldiers ever to serve the English in India".

    Who is X/Y ?


     The architect of the X is Kalyanam Iyengar and was the brain behind the idea of making the name synonymous with ________. He was the uncrowned monarch who had several hundreds of men working in his 'kingdom'. An embodiment of virtues and humility, he was named Kalyanam Iyengar by the great politician wizard Rajaji because he donated the Thali – the wedding chain and wedding clothes to the needy. A philanthropist, he championed the cause of the poor and downtrodden. A connoisseur and patron of fine arts, he introduced music and dance festivals in ________ which is being followed till date. He passed on the mantle to his son, brother and brother-in-law. His centenary, which fell on March 2009, was celebrated in a grand manner.

    Id X.