June 2, 2008

Internet

Vrij lost a bet with his wife and was unable to stay away from the internet for a week.

If YOU found out today that the world wide web is going to vanish from the earth forever and ever in the next 10 minutes, what would be the one thing that you will absolutely want to do on it before your painful separation?

130 comments:

Nirmal's Blog said...

hahaha poor vrij....



hmm what will i do?????.....

yup i will search 4 some new games out in market......coz with no internet around tat will be the only use of my PC......

Am In Trance said...

**Comment in your blog to ask your Number...
:)

Soham Shah said...

Write a last 'Good-Bye' post on my blog !! ..

Keshi said...

lol n that was Vrij's horror abstinence week.


wut wud I do? hmmm well there's nothing much I can do within the next 10mins other than kill myself. LOL cos I really cannot live w.o. the Internet. Its my OXYGEN.


Keshi.

Chakoli said...

saving all my comments onto some disk..... thats one thing I like the most :-))

Solitaire said...

@ Nirmal,

Are you planning on ordering them online?

Solitaire said...

@ Am in trance,

Aww!! Neat!! Good one!! ;)

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

My roommate is doing her thesis on internet addiction!! I think you and I both qualify to be her subjects!

Solitaire said...

@ Soham,

But who would read it? Everyone might busy doing their own thing in the last ten minutes!

Nirmal's Blog said...

nanana...i will buy it from local market.....but will gather knowledge from net....lol..

u c i dont have credit card 4 ordering then ol...lol..

Solitaire said...

@ Chakoli,

Damn! That's a good one! I would start to save all my blogs on a disk, I guess but ten minutes would be too less! :(

Keshi said...

** I think you and I both qualify to be her subjects!


yes! mebbe she should use us as 'specimens' for her thesis. I'd gladly help her out. LOL!

Keshi.

Nirmal's Blog said...

@keshi...

hehehe..oxygen....lol...

and u panting panting without tat...man tat wud be a great sight

a beautiful lady panting..

lol...

Nirmal's Blog said...

#keshi and sol..

u both specimens...lol...

rnt u afraid of dissections...??

Solitaire said...

@ Nirmal,

So you want Keshi to die just so you can see her panting? :o

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

We should ask Vrij to join us too!! He has proven it that he can be a good specimen.

Nirmal's Blog said...

hehee do u think i will let a beautiful gal die...

i will let her pant 4 few mins...
then i will bribe BILL GATES with 100 ka note and will ask him 2 make some alternative..

lol...

Anjuli said...

wud take the nos. of all my online friends...

Neeku said...

Nahinnnnn ... all the Melodrama !

Yeh Nahi Ho Sakta!

Bollo Sneha... Bollo... Khuda ke vaste bollo..

Yeh nahi ho sakta !

Solitaire said...

@ Anjuli,

Sigh! I think we would need at least a 100 minutes for that, if not more..don't you think?

Keshi said...

lol Nirmal and Sol!

I'd actually ring the guy who's gonna bring the Internet down and ask him to watch me panting..then he'll forget abt stopping the Internet and continue watching me. Men! *rolling eyes*

Keshi.

g-man said...

i'd get the e-mail ids and, if possible, phone numbers of all my friends in blogville. plus, i'd finish downloading the game bob wants me to download :) the poor dude has to tolerate me every day in college, so i have to make it up to him, don't i?

oh, if it gets too bad after that though, i'd kill myself :|

Nirmal's Blog said...

@keshi...

ok then i have to b tat guy...

sorry guys,...lol

Keshi said...

hahahaha Nirmal!


hey G-man :)

**i'd get the e-mail ids and, if possible, phone numbers of all my friends in blogville

nice idea but in 10mins, wud u find all ur friends on the net to get the contatcs, considering the time differences etc? ;-)


Keshi.

g-man said...

keshi: hypothetical situation, hypothetical answer :P

Ria said...

Well i will download some more ring tones for my phone, will save all my mails, will save or rather archive my blog posts and comments so tht i can read them whenever i want to. And then bid a teary eyed farewell to internet! :*( sniff sniff...

Satish Bolla said...

hmmm, i'll write one last post. a post that shows how much i love the virtual world.... how much am addicted to it.... how many friends i've made thru it.... how many blogs r out there which i like more than mine.... how many bloggers r there whom i'ld love to meet.
and finally my contact details.

Satish Bolla said...

hey, i got a doubt. wht if no one reads that last post? oh god, can't help it. but still will continue with it. a flicker of hope is wht keeps u alive, right?

ishqia said...

save all my unsaved poem .. which are not with me but on net...

come on ... my poems will have to die then otherwise along with the internet..

and i will save all the good comments.. err..

and thirdly i will take a deep breath.. because u see then i will be cured of a disease "internet addiction"

Ankur said...

I second am_in_trance and keshi!!! :D :D
hehe

Cheers!!!

Chakoli said...

Yup yup... but still we cud try it na...

Keshi said...

Agreed G-man :)

Here's wut I'd really do.

I'd book an air-ticket on the net (over the next 10mins thats left) to go ard the world. So I can meet all of ya :), and then come bak home and die ofcourse realising how boring it is w.o. the net to chat with u all!


Keshi.

Hiren said...

@Vrij -> this ones like asking what would u do if you knew that these are the last 10 minutes of your life ... :)

I would absolutely absolutely want to download all my emails and chat logs ... but 10 mins is not going to be enough ... so i would use these 10 mins to verify and confirm the contact numbers of my friends working in Google .... so that after the internet is down I can ask them to get me my stuff from their Google's database :)

@Solitaire -> Congratulations for that web2rank ranking ... Short n Sweet is going places ... thats awesome :)

Iceman said...

hmmm... actually nothing... I'd look fwd in anticipation....

Satanic Angel said...

oh no i'd be too panic-stricken to do anythin anythin abt it! And at the rate my blogroll is exploding wit newer additions i think it will take me a life-time to get everyones phone numbers :p

@g-man ~ email ids of everyone? wot wud u do wit 'em w/o the internet :p

Swati said...

Back up my son's blog

Rakesh said...

i will transfer as more information as possible..that is necessary for me in near future with billion trillion speed data transfer in a nanosecond...and b/w some bacha film also for fresh up since it is tough job..most of critical problem of mine is solved by google informatio..? is contemplated so answer also..

TROJAN SPIRIT said...

I will go to 'Short and sweet' and read the latest question.I will answer that even though nobody is going to read that.I cant miss that chance.Just love your blog!

Mixed..Feelings said...

i wud take nos. of my online friends

comfortably numb said...

wud wriye a farewell msg on mah blog...probably no one wud read it but just in case---2/3 mins
d rest time i'll take to save all available maria sharapova pics *sigh* :D:D

Pavi!!!! said...

oh noooooo ! wat an evil thot sol!!! i donno how to live w/o the net ...

Hmm..wat'll i do?i'll start with getting a download of all the personal emails i have sent n ppl have sent me, my orkut testimonails - i jut love reading them n then the photos ive uploaded...i dont think i ll have enuf time to complete these :(((

now tht u've brought this up...i think i'll anyway do this task over the next few weeks!

i ll also take a copy of my blog and a few other posts of people's i really like reading

ceedy said...

Honestly...if such a time comes...then those 10 mins will be fruitless...as everyone everywhere will be scampering - just like all the comments above...and you might possibly able to d/l only a few things...as the internet bandwidth will be ripped apart....

So on second thoughts - why wait for doomsday - Sol why dont you simply give me your phone number now ;)

and vrij....I hope you learn from this experience....think 100 times before you promise something...specially to your wife(girlfriends)...unless loosing is actually going to be a win-win situation.....

RADhika said...

will try to save all my mails.. and oh and may be some of your posts also...

g-man said...

@ satanic: damnit i did not think this through!

Karthik S said...

Logically I will try to synchronize all the websites which I considered very important...i will try to use work offline option to all the blogs I like...atleast I can read the old ones...

Vrij said...

Too difficult to tell... I donno wat I'd do.. meri toh zindagi khatm ho jaayegi.. ;)

And yep.. I'm honoured that I could inspire a post at ur place :)

KP! said...

10 mins is not enough....lol

lot of things i need to do...sell my online asset and get cash in to my account and pay for my school..since without internet and technology...all the IT and software ppl are going out of bussiness.....lol

bhuka marvana divs....lolz

I am afraid that i might become insane...and need ur help to become sane again....lolz

Stupidosaur said...

I'll put final touches to that time machine I am making. That will solve everything.

Then I can go back and surf anytime I want.
Maybe I'll undo the events that led to the disappearance of the internet.
I could also come back and warn all of you on this post that internet is actually going to disappear on such n such date, so you'd all better post your contacts in this post itself!

In fact I could go to vrij at the beginning of the week, and take him directly to the end of the week so he does not lose the bet after all.

I see lot of other advantages too.

Sol's I could bring your roommates thesis for her to copy quickly. Is copying from your own future creation plagiarism?

Keshi you can accompany me whenever you want to surf.
I dont know what alternative to internet bill gates will have.
(I especially mentioned Keshi because she is the one for whom the situation will be life-threatening. Apart from the fact that she is a beautiful girl that is)

Nirmal, if you give bill to Bill, he will end up in a recursive loop and design a totally buggy internet. Whenever it will hang up, we will see a 'blue screen' on Keshi's face from lack of oxygen. Thank goodness microsoft did not 'make' or 'invent' internet.

And of course I could start a business of going back in time and getting people's blogs, comments, mails, testimonials, photos, games and whatnot on disks.

Oh man, now that I see the potential, why wait for the last 10 minutes. I think I'll go and put the final nut bolts right now.

And if you ask WHY about this long irritating post, well the culprit is the 42 that I am high on from the last post. I think I'll hitchhike away from here as fast as possible, before the empty bottles and glasses from Saturday come flying after me through the galaxian void.

Ashu said...

super Sneha, bebe keshi left a dedication for you on my blog. come see it.

Aneesh said...

I'll send e-mails to all I know informing this. And will try to become the last person ever to send an e-mail on the internet :)

Deepali said...

Damn I know I should be saying something like writing an email to all my online friends telling them how much I would miss them or something (btw the thought is a scary one but it's not really frightening because I can think of it happening).

But anyway I think deep down the last thing I would want to do if the internet lasted for just the next 10 mins was set up and adwords account (advertise on google). It's weird and I wouldn't have thought it to be the thing I would choose but now I can't get the idea of my mind. Maybe it's because I have done this for 3 years now. Maybe it's because I am good at it. Maybe it's because it will mean obsolesce of my core skill sets.

Anyway it would be to set up a adwords account.

Solitaire said...

@ Deepali,

Wow! That's so not cliche. So even in the last ten minutes, you will make your dream come true. Hurrah! Kudos!

Solitaire said...

@ Aneesh,

Chance illa..There will be a lot of people vying for that spot! And I am afraid the internet will crash even sooner because of that!!

Soham Shah said...

In ur list of spicy and sweet family, what does that 'sweetened' mean beside some of the names???

Solitaire said...

@ Soham,

Its against those people who updated their blogs in the last 24 hours.

Solitaire said...

@ Ashu,

Thanks dear. You just sweetened my day. :)

Solitaire said...

@ Stupidosaur,

*staring at him with mouth open*
*words fail to come out*
*gaping, eyes bulging*
*gulp*

One question: Are you an enterprising gujju?

Solitaire said...

@ Kp,

Hahah! Spoken like a true gujju!!

Solitaire said...

@ Vrij,

Aapki zindagi khatam but your wifey will be very happy, I guess. :)

Solitaire said...

@ Karthik,

After reading your latest tag, I am sure you are super brainy and can do all this in ten minutes!! Please do it for me too!

Solitaire said...

@ Radhika,

Awww!! You will think about me in the last ten minutes of internet on this earth. I am flattered and honored!

THANK YOU!

Solitaire said...

@ Ceedy,

Haha! Good try!
No pains no gains.
You know where I live. Maybe you can come look for me, if that happens?

Solitaire said...

@ Pavi,

Didn't you say in the last post that unexpected things happen? ;)

Chalo good..it seems I gave you enough work to keep you occupied for the next week!

Solitaire said...

@ Comfortable,

Hahaha!! Now that is the kind of answer I would expect from a young man like you!

Solitaire said...

@ Mixed Feelings,

Good luck with that. Sounds like an impossible feat!

ceedy said...

hehe

I do believe in try and try until you succeed :P

and BTW going anywhere if such a thing happens will be futile...it will be a traumatic war zone...no airline bookings...no fuel....everything will have to be redone....so wherever you will be...you will be...

Solitaire said...

@ Trojan,

What a lovely thing to say after the wrong note we started off on. :)

Thanks a ton!!!!!!

Solitaire said...

@ Rakesh,

Oh ho!! Good luck!!

Solitaire said...

@ Swati,

Spoken like a dedicated mom! :)
Those are precious moments. They have to be saved!!

Solitaire said...

@ Satanic,

Ok! So basically you will sit there having a panic attack for ten minutes. Right?

Solitaire said...

@ Iceman,

Eh? And WHY (as G-man would ask)?

Sadistic pleasures?

Solitaire said...

@ Hiren,

You noticed? Thank you!!
:)

Good answer!! A different approach..I like it!

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

Awwww!!! Do you have that kinda money? Please lend me some..

Solitaire said...

@ Chakoli,

Try try try until it crashes!

Solitaire said...

@ Ankur,

Accha!! So you want my number too eh??

Solitaire said...

@ Ishqia,

Then you should get together with Keshi. She has arrangements for a man to come watch her pant so that he can take pity on her and cancel the idea of crashing the internet. Oh BTW, that man is going to be Nirmal.

Solitaire said...

@ Satish,

If they don't read that post, you are doomed!!

Solitaire said...

@ Ria,

Awww...I like how you said ring tones! No one else said that!

Solitaire said...

@ Neeku,

Hahahah!!! Very dramatic and entertaining!! Sorry dear. Main kuch nahi kar sakti!

Haay..yeh sab sunne se pehle mere kaan ke parde phat kyon nahi gaye?

Solitaire said...

@ Gman,

Who is BOB? Please don't tell me that in the last ten minutes of internet, you will be thinking about some BOB in your college?

Solitaire said...

@ Ceedy,

Just go back a few decades and adapt that lifestyle. I am sure you can manage!!

How do you think Rahul Roy looked for Anu Aggarwal in Aashiqui?

ceedy said...

Yeah adapting is fine...but by the time the entire junta adapts...who knows you will have gone to neverland....

phir to mera haal rahul roy ke tarah automatically ho jayega...lambe bikhre baal looking for you...

yeh dus minute bahut bhari padegi thakur!!!

Solitaire said...

@ Ceedy,

Why wait for the junta to adapt? Anyway internet wont be available so there wont be much to do. Just start running towards Ohio.

ceedy said...

I am imagining all the hollywood movies...independence day, cloverfield or any of these thrillers becoming real if such a thing happens...you know I am near NY...

but maybe I guess I will get a 10 minute head start :) and dode the junta...bas ab woh 10 min ka besabri se intezar hai ;)

Ghost Particle said...

check out net porn one last time. urrrghh.

Solitaire said...

@ Ceedy,

You are BRAVE. If people find out that you are waiting for those ten minutes, they might kill you!

Solitaire said...

@ Ghost,

Awww! And I thought you would say talk to me one last time. :(

Sutta said...

I guess people would spend those 10minutes in "huh? kya? yeh nahi ho sakta!! Whadda joke!!"

Aise daraawne sawaal mat poocha karo. :(

Macadamia The Nut said...

I'll close my laptop and go have a triple choco-mocha icecream fudge sundae with extra caramel and chocolate sauce and mourn in style.
:|
:D
It's gonna go off anyway... might as well be comfortable while getting all choked up.

ceedy said...

be honest here....

do you really think its bravery or stupidity to wait for such an Improbability....

Princess Mia said...

i'd check out twitter n a couple of blogs

Ghost Particle said...

its only internet right... we cant still sms :p

Solitaire said...

@ Ghost,

You need the internet for my number tho...

Solitaire said...

@ Princess,

Wow you seem so cool about it!

Solitaire said...

@ Ceedy,

Brave that you are able to say out loud that you want those ten minutes.

Stupid that you would actually want that.

But I know all this is in jest and fun unless someone takes it too seriously.

Solitaire said...

@ Macadamia,

Are you crazy girl? Why did you have to do this to me?

DAMN! Now I am crying here!! I want the icecream!

Solitaire said...

@ Sutta,

And what would YOU do?

Keshi said...

Someone's looking SIZZLING in dark sunnies woohoo! ;-)


** Do you have that kinda money?

Sol I do actually. :) I work work work, earn earn earn...and I hvnt been on a REAL holiday for nearly 2yrs now..so my money is sitting in my bank wondering WTH they r on this Earth for. Sad state.


Keshi.

Sutta said...

Me?
I'd insist that WE sign OUR bond.
Okay? :)

J said...

1. I'd lose my job.
2. I'd lose my job.
3. I'd lose my job.

Solitaire said...

@ Sutta,


Finally!! Tune toh meri mann ki kahi!

Solitaire said...

@ J,

1.Oh no.
2. Poor you.
3. Good luck!

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

You did not answer my second question.
Boo hoo!
I get the hint.
Boo hoo!

ishqia said...

keshi's pants and nirmal's pity..
is there something going on?

i dint know nirmal is the one behind internet...

eee... am i all confused..

Macadamia The Nut said...

Pssst, solitaire... think Ben n Jerrys
Muhahahaaa Muhahahaaa!

Solitaire said...

@ Ishqia,

You have to ask Nirmal about that! He has volunteered himself!

Solitaire said...

@ Macadamia,

Thanks to you, I ate DOVE DARK CHOCOLATE today..to curb the cravings!

Ankur said...

@Solitaire

rnt u real??? :D

i want no of everyone who i know arnd bloggersville, and u are among those special ones... :)

left a dedication for u at ashu's :)

Cheers!!!

g-man said...

bob's a really good friend of mine who sits next to me in college. besides, i gots me unlimited bandwidth so i can finish downloading his game :)

Sam said...

Take a backup?? :P On a more sensible note, I'd try getting the numbers of all my friends on the blog.. :)

humbl devil said...

well, i would have to look for some new addiction then...hehe
and yeah...take down all my ol frnds contact no.s...

Chakoli said...

Dont say that... it wont happen....!!!

amen :-)))

Iceman said...

sadistic pleasure... :D
yeah, wouldn't i love to nuke the planet!!! :P...

Theres life outside internet... i mean "real life"... and thats y i'd look fwd to internet doom.. just take some sadistic pleasure watching the addicts roll over n die... :P

Solitaire said...

@ Iceman,

You just killed me with your words!

Solitaire said...

@ Chakoli,

Expect the unexpected!

Solitaire said...

@ Humble,

In the good old days, books used to be an addiction..a good addiction.

Solitaire said...

@ Sam,

Keshi makes a good point. How will you do that with the time differences?

Solitaire said...

@ Ankur,

I am very very very real! Literally..
Awww...dedication for me!! Nice nice.

*hopping with happiness*

Keshi said...

**Please lend me some..

is that the one Sol? hahaha ofcourse I can. How much do u want?

Keshi.

Ghost Particle said...

then if u wont giv da num...let the net die... :P ill come to singapore or wherever...dalton?

Deepti said...

Make some arrangement to remain in touch with the wonderful people i have met on the web :D

humbl devil said...

yup...books were my addiction before the pc...now read pdfs...as i cant wait for them to hit indian shelves...though even prefer a good paperback or hardbound to the ebooks...
nothing to beat a good book and a huge mug of coffee...
so it would be back to the paperbacks after the net's demise i guess...

Vandita said...

save convos from my yahoo archive to my hard drive quickly... so i have stuff to read and moments to relive later :)
and ya if possi saving my blog and all the comments on it

Solitaire said...

@ Vandita,

QUICKLY is indeed the key word. Do you think you can do all that in ten minutes?

Solitaire said...

@ Deepti,

Nice..but how?

Solitaire said...

@ Ghost,

Dalton? HAHAHHAHH!

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

$10,000.

Ghost Particle said...

i got the place wrong right? :(

Keshi said...

Sol can I ask wut for? LOL!

Keshi.

Anjuli said...

yeah...true!

:)