Monday, June 20, 2011

Things That Will Make You Feel Old...

Windows XP was released TEN years ago, in 2001.

The “new” Millennium is more than a decade old.

Pierce Brosnan last acted as James Bond 9 years ago.

The Delhi Metro has been running for 9 Years now.

It’s been 10 years since 9/11

The Matrix came out 12 years ago, Keanu Reeves is 46 today

Mother Theresa and Lady Diana have been dead for 14 years.

This happened a 17 years ago.Yes, they are old, too!

Macaulay Culkin is 30 today. “Home Alone” came out over 20 years ago.

Terminator 2 is 20 years old. Edward Furlong who portrayed kid John Connor is 33 now.

Sean Connery is 80 years old and retired.

The youngest Spice Girl is 35, the oldest Backstreet Boy 39, Gwen Stefani is 41, Madonna 52

The first Harry Potter book came out 14 years ago!

The first season of F.R.I.E.N.D.S was aired 17 years ago! Age of the cast:

Arnold Schwarzenegger is older than India. He was born in June 1947

‘Kids’ born in 1993 can legally drive, drink and vote this year.

Jurassic Park is older than Justin Bieber.

Bryan Adams’ cult song “Summer of 69″ was released 26 years ago.

Kids whom you remember in their diapers posting their pics on Facebook
Not like this, though.

Some Funny quotes about Wives...

Why are wives more dangerous than the Mafia? The mafia wants either ur
money or life... The wives want both!

Marriage is like a public toilet Those waiting outside are desperate to
get in & Those inside are desperate to come out.

No Man Can Ever Be Satisfied
with 4 things in life.
(1) Mobile
(2) Automobile
(3) TV
(4) Wife
Because there is always a better model in neighborhood.

Searching these keywords on Google `How to tackle wife?`
Google search result, `Good day sir, Even we are searching`.

Compromising does not mean you are wrong and your wife is right. It
only means that the safety of your head is much more important than
your ego!

Imagine living with 3 wives in one compound and never leaving the house
for 5 years.Osama Bin Laden must have called the US Navy Seals himself!

Whisky is a brilliant invention. One double and you start feeling
single again.

A friend recently explained why he refuses to get to married.
He says the wedding rings look like miniature handcuffs.

It takes thousand workers 2 build a castle, Million soldiers to protect
a country, but just One woman 2 make a Happy Home - A Good Maid!

Funny quote on a husband`s T-Shirt:
All girls are devils,
but my wife is the queen.......
of them All.

9 things that may disappear in the future

Whether these changes are good or bad depends in part on how we adapt to them. But, ready or not, here they come.

1. The Post Office
Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive. Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills.

2. The Cheque
Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with cheque by 2018. It costs the financial system billions of pounds a year to process cheques. Plastic cards and online transactions will lead to the eventual demise of the cheque. This plays right into the death of the post office. If you never paid your bills by mail and never received them by mail, the post office would absolutely go out of business.

3. The Newspaper
The younger generation simply doesn't read the newspaper. They certainly don't subscribe to a daily delivered print edition. That may go the way of the milkman and the laundry man. As for reading the paper online, get ready to pay for it. The rise in mobile Internet devices and e-readers has caused all the newspaper and magazine publishers to form an alliance. They have met with Apple, Amazon, and the major cell phone companies to develop a model for paid subscription services.

4. The Book
You say you will never give up the physical book that you hold in your hand and turn the literal pages. I said the same thing about downloading music from iTunes. I wanted my hard copy CD. But I quickly changed my mind when I discovered that I could get albums for half the price without ever leaving home to get the latest music. The same thing will happen with books. You can browse a bookstore online and even read a preview chapter before you buy. And the price is less than half that of a real book. And think of the convenience! Once you start flicking your fingers on the screen instead of the book, you find that you are lost in the story, can't wait to see what happens next, and you forget that you're holding a gadget instead of a book.

5. The Land Line Telephone
Unless you have a large family and make a lot of local calls, you don't need it anymore. Most people keep it simply because they've always had it. But you are paying double charges for that extra service. All the cell phone companies will let you call customers using the same cell provider for no charge against your minutes

6. Music
This is one of the saddest parts of the change story. The music industry is dying a slow death. Not just because of illegal downloading. It's the lack of innovative new music being given a chance to get to the people who would like to hear it. Greed and corruption is the problem. The record labels and the radio conglomerates are simply self-destructing. Over 40% of the music purchased today is "catalogue items," meaning traditional music that the public is familiar with. Older established artists. This is also true on the live concert circuit. To explore this fascinating and disturbing topic further, check out the book, "Appetite for Self-Destruction" by Steve Knopper, and the video documentary, "Before the Music Dies."

7. Television
Revenues to the networks are down dramatically. Not just because of the economy. People are watching TV and movies streamed from their computers. And they're playing games and doing lots of other things that take up the time that used to be spent watching TV. Prime time shows have degenerated down to lower than the lowest common denominator. Cable rates are skyrocketing and commercials run about every 4 minutes and 30 seconds. I say good riddance to most of it. It's time for the cable companies to be put out of our misery. Let the people choose what they want to watch online and through Netflix.

8. The "Things" That You Own
Many of the very possessions that we used to own are still in our lives, but we may not actually own them in the future. They may simply reside in "the cloud." Today your computer has a hard drive and you store your pictures, music, movies, and documents. Your software is on a CD or DVD, and you can always re-install it if need be. But all of that is changing. Apple, Microsoft, and Google are all finishing up their latest "cloud services." That means that when you turn on a computer, the Internet will be built into the operating system. So, Windows, Google, and the Mac OS will be tied straight into the Internet. If you click an icon, it will open something in the Internet cloud. If you save something, it will be saved to the cloud. And you may pay a monthly subscription fee to the cloud provider. In this virtual world, you can access your music or your books, or your whatever from any laptop or handheld device. That's the good news. But, will you actually own any of this "stuff" or will it all be able to disappear at any moment in a big "Poof?" Will most of the things in our lives be disposable and whimsical? It makes you want to run to the closet and pull out that photo album, grab a book from the shelf, or open up a CD case and pull out the insert.

9. Privacy
If there ever was a concept that we can look back on nostalgically, it would be privacy. That's gone. It's been gone for a long time anyway. There are cameras on the street, in most of the buildings, and even built into your computer and cell phone. But you can be sure that 24/7, "They" know who you are and where you are, right down to the GPS coordinates, and the Google Street View. If you buy something, your habit is put into a zillion profiles, and your ads will change to reflect those habits. "They" will try to get you to buy something else. Again and again.

....... And All we will have left that can't be changed are "Memories"

World's 20 most expensive cities

20. Paris, France - The French capital is among the top 20 most expensive cities worldwide according to ECA International

19. Libreville, Gabon - ECA International’s cost of living indices are calculated based upon surveys carried out annually in March and September using a basket of day-to-day goods and services. The data used refers to year on year movements between ECA’s March 2011 and 2010 surveys (Image for illustrative purposes only)

18. Canberra, Australia - The data was used by ECA clients to calculate cost of living allowances for employee-assignees around the world. The survey covers: Food: Groceries; dairy produce; meat and fish; fresh fruit and vegetables Basic: Drink and tobacco; miscellaneous goods; services General: Clothing; electrical goods; motoring; meals out

17. Stockholm, Sweden - Certain living costs such as accommodation, utilities (electricity, gas, water costs), car purchase and school fees are not included in the survey

16. Sydney, Australia - Food price increases of 5.2% in Sydney coupled with the impact of the strong Australian dollar have seen the city shoot up ECA’s ranking looking at cost of living around the world for international assignees

15. Caracas, Venezuela - Caracas (15th) is the most expensive location in the region for international assignees - a result of rampant inflation

14. Moscow, Russia - With the weakening of the euro against major currencies between surveys, many eurozone locations have fallen down the ranking significantly

13. Helsinki, Finland - Living costs for assignees are affected by inflation, availability of goods and exchange rates, all of which can have a significant impact on assignee remuneration packages

12. Copenhagen, Denmark - To help multinational companies calculate assignment salaries, ECA carries out a Cost of Living Survey twice a year comparing a basket of consumer goods and services commonly purchased by assignees in 400 locations worldwide

11. Basel, Switzerland - Of the European locations surveyed cost of living has increased the most in Swiss locations

10. Bern, Switzerland - Of the European locations surveyed cost of living has increased the most in Swiss locations

09. Kobe, Japan - Although Japan is the only Asian country surveyed where the actual cost of goods in the ECA basket of goods has fallen, a strong currency and already higher costs for goods mean that cost of living for assignees is significantly more expensive than in other locations in the top ten

08. Geneva, Switzerland

07. Luanda, Angola - Luanda, Angola, ranked 7th globally, is the most expensive location for international assignees in Africa followed by Libreville (Gabon, 19th) and Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo, 24th)

06. Zurich, Switzerland - Of the European locations surveyed cost of living has increased the most in Swiss locations. In Switzerland, where inflation is low, it is the strong Swiss franc that has contributed to pushing Zurich up to 6th position globally from 10th

05. Yokohama, Japan - Although Japan is the only Asian country surveyed where the actual cost of goods in the ECA basket of goods has fallen, a strong currency and already higher costs for goods mean that cost of living for assignees is significantly more expensive than in other locations in the top ten

04. Stavanger, Norway

03. Nagoya, Japan - Although Japan is the only Asian country surveyed where the actual cost of goods in the ECA basket of goods has fallen, a strong currency and already higher costs for goods mean that cost of living for assignees is significantly more expensive than in other locations in the top ten

02. Oslo, Norway

01. Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo remains the most expensive location in Asia Pacific – and globally – for international assignees

Behind every successful man... - A funny story

What a Powerful statement?

One night President Obama and his wife Michelle decided to do something out of routine and go for a casual dinner at a restaurant that wasn't too luxurious. When they were seated, the owner of the restaurant asked the president ' s secret service if he could please speak to the First Lady in private. They obliged and Michelle had a conversation with the owner.

Following this conversation President Obama asked Michelle, why was he so interested in talking to you. She mentioned that in her teenage years, he had been madly in love with her. President Obama then said, "so if you had married him, you would now be the owner of this lovely restaurant" , to which Michelle responded, "no, if I had married him, he would now be the President".