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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Of Amazingly Stupid, Moronic, Idiotic TV Programs....

Hi Guys. Well, my usually Stupid Brother has cried my Dad into giving Cable TV Connection to our TV, and most of the Channels suck, except Pogo maybe. But then, the programs telecast in them are just amazingly Stupid, that you wonder Where People's Sixth Sense went.... Well, today, my Mom forced me to watch a really stupid Program in SunTV called "Thanga Vettai" (Gold Hunt). "General Knowledge valatthukko" [Increase your General Knowledge] was the response when I tried in vain to change to Pogo to watch the Looney Toones.... Well, I just gave up and tried to make some use of that program. In the end, it ended up being really much more funny than Looney Toones, and we just were laughing our head out... For example, one of the Questions was "How many People are in a Volleyball team ?" Since the guy blinked, the Actress who was conducting the program gave a Clue "Murugannin Arupadai Veedin Yennikkai" [The No. of Temples in Lord Muruga's promenient 6 Temples]. Well, I know it's kinda lame, but I, my Dad and my Brother just couldn't stop laughing when that guy told quite confidently "30"...=)) Well, think he counted the Audience as well....:P But next was the most fantastic part. They had No Idea what the WTO is. Then, a girl just said "I thinking it is America" when asked where is Mosco! =)) Then came the part that made us ROTFL. It was the buzzer Round and the Question was "What was the Capital of Zimbabwe". The correct answer was Harare. One Girl just pressed the button Confidently and blurted out "South Aftica!"....ROTFL.... Well, that makes us wonder : If those people who passed Audition and came into the public show, then spare a thought for those people who didn't make it through the Audition.... Fancy, the 6th Sense missing ?:P But seriously, when we Talk about Usablity and User Interface Design and Human Comuter Interactions, we emphasise a concept that somewhat states that The User is always Right and the Interface Designer has to make sure that the User can use the Software, however Moronic he might be. But then, just have a look at people like these : One of the guys [Who answered that the Vandaloor Zoo was in Kadaloor, instead of in Vandaloor:P] there told us that he was an Assistant Manager in some company. Well, fancy how to design stuff to be used by Such Morons as these ?. Well, I'm quite sure you've had experiences like this [or the previous one]. So, fancy blogging about it and giving a Trackback here ? I've never had a Trackback, so I can't see how it works... Update : Disclaimer : Well, I just thought I should put this thing in : All the Opinions in this Post ar just Opinions expressing the Authors's opinions, and do not in any way or under any circumstances express the Opinions of the Author's Mother, Cousin Sister, or Tamil Ponnu. Probably, the fact that the Author and the aforementioned parties are of different gender might have to do something with this, but that is also the Author's Personal Opinion... Well, if you get something better for the Disclaimer, just leave a comment or mail me... Thanks, and Keep the comments coming....

6 Comments:

Blogger Aswin Anand T.H. said...

Thanga Vettai...that crap!! it was meant to be the millenium's greatest comedy show ha ha..

Designing s/w for these people first requires understanding a bit of their psychology. If you havent read this, make sure you read it...

Btw, i learnt that some of the most common features of any s/w you are gonna build, make sure they are visible to the naked eye. And ya, smart software that guesses what you are trying to do is a lot helpful..

1/22/2006 09:44:00 AM  
Blogger unknown said...

hey yuvi,
even me planning to participate..atleast let me get something after going there instead of sitting infront of computer and doing some stuffs ...what do u say?

1/23/2006 02:22:00 AM  
Blogger Aswin Anand T.H. said...

oh ammu, great !!!

1/23/2006 03:29:00 AM  
Blogger TamilPonnu said...

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1/23/2006 06:20:00 AM  
Blogger TamilPonnu said...

Yuvi - LMAO.. Gold Hunt!! Nice post! & Thanks for stopping by :)

1/23/2006 06:22:00 AM  
Blogger Yuvi Panda said...

@ammu : Congrats, and hope you crack it and am quite sure that you'd turn out to be different than the people I just described...

1/23/2006 05:57:00 PM  

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