August 15th, 2018

A post better than no post at all!

Posted: October 29, 2006.

I need to go brush my teeth; but that is not what this post is about; though it could well have been about brushing my teeth. A post about brushing one’s teeth ought to be better than no post at all. Fact is a post about brushing teeth, anyone’s teeth, would probably be even more interesting, since that – brushing anyone’s teeth – is not something one is normally expected to do, and a post about doing what one is not normally expected to do ought to be better than no post at all. I have suddenly realized that there is actually absolutely no excuse for not updating, because one can update about anything, and a post about anything ought to be better than no post at all. It gets better. Anything is a broad term. It covers everything. Everything, when isolated from the big picture, becomes ‘anything’. ‘Anything’ in other words could be anything in everything; one could thus update about everything, and there could be a post about any one ‘anything’ in everything, and there could be multiple posts about the multiple ‘anythings”, and multiple posts about anythings ought to be better than no post at all.

How is it then that knicqland has been without an update for such a long long time? Here in lies the updating conundrum, which is a new word I have learnt, and have been dying to put to good use, and an update about putting a new word to good use ought to be better than no post at all.

Jalali Baba likes new words, but he likes new phrases more, and he likes derogatory twisted lines like “You have a nose the size of my kneecap and a brain the size of my kneecap. Both deformities have not helped you in life and have, in fact, rendered your every thought a knee-jerk response” even more. (Pertinent information: My nose and brain are not the same size, JB, hence, has kneecaps in two sizes – but we will leave this anatomy discussion for another less fortunate time). He saves them in the perpetually-abuzz -with-innane-and-innocuous-information mass of neurons that is his exalted brain, so he can leave them as comments on my posts one day. Unfortunately for me these jbeurons, since JB’s neurons are slightly more than your average neurons, come with an enhanced capability to store information over longer periods of time, and an enviable/deplorable excellence in reproducing such information as and when required.

Since JB brain is perpetually abuzz with activity, these lines find themselves in a sort of cocktail party where the luminaries amongst them are invited to mingle, and add value to each other through sharing and mutual learning. Jb leaves those rehashed and restyled derogatory comments on my blog, and garnishes them with his very own unique brand of knicq-bashing, just so he can feel better about himself. JB looks in the mirror, and tells the guy he sees in it that he is better than him. (See comment 37)

Unfortunately for Jalali Baba, that is the only guy he knows he is possibly better than, and ironically it is a reflection of himself – literally so. Using me as a punching bag must make him feel just as good as it does me using him as a punching bag. A post about two friends with absolute disdain for each other using each other as a punching bag ought to be better than no post at all.

This post is not about Jalali Baba, and a post not about Jalali Baba ought to be better than no post at all. This post is about me having to brush my teeth, and we have already established that a post about I brushing my teeth ought to be better than no post at all.

So, this is a post which is better than no post at all.

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