Thought of the week:
"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
~ Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) ~
Moving on, I got a few e-mails asking about the poem "Queen of Defiance", which was printed on our backpack section last week. Some of you said you couldn't find it in The Other Boleyn Girl, the book that was mentioned in the introduction to the poem. That's because the poem was written not by Philippa Gregory (author of The Other Boleyn Girl), but by our own Durdana Ghias, who was inspired by the novel's account of the life of Anne Boleyn.
Hmm…so Bush won again. For once, I'm not going to be diplomatic and pretend I'm not sorry about that. I shudder to think about what this spells for us. A look at Sites Unseen will tell you that Niloy's just as affected. What do the rest of you have to say about the outcome of the US Elections?
While I wait for your replies, here's wishing all my readers Eid Mubarak. Hope you have a blast!
your polls, opinions, and queries to firstname.lastname@example.org or
wondered about the pesky people who bring you the Rising Stars? Ever
feel curious about the twisted minds that concoct the weird stuff you
read every Thursday? Well, we're here to give you the inside scoop on
the RS team and show you what they're really like…
Jennifer Ashraf: Our cat-loving Chittagong correspondent was fit to scratch my eyes out for forgetting to mention her last week…so she gets special casting this week.
Guest Star: Yellow Dog Man
Last week, we left
you wondering what happens when the RS crew is unleashed on Dhaka City…this
week, you get to find out…
the RS): Forget to mention me, will she? Go out together without me,
will they? We'll see about that! (Brings out voodoo dolls) [Scene dissolves
with sounds of maniacal laughter]
[Mobile phone rings]
Tawsif: "TGND, I'm broke…I still haven't got my bills. I don't think I'll be able to go today."
TGND: "Superb. Let's just cancel the outing and get on with the meeting." (Sits down before the computer.) "Ooh! One of my writings just got reviewed. I got so many stars from the readers…this I have to check!"
She leans closer,
waiting for the page of the online writer's forum to upload. Tawsif
pulls up a chair. The page appears, and displays a list of…(drum-roll)…ONE
By Sabrina F Ahmad
I have been looking
for my friends who read in Saint Marry's School at CTG (from 1994 to
1995). They are Somesh, Kolpita, Noyel, Jishan and Ishita. All of you
are requested to contact to your old friend who will always remember
you, especially my best friend Noyel. My address is email@example.com.
I am in Dhaka.
How dumb are you?
1.Before a movie
starts, if it says suitable for "15 and over", do you bring
14 other friends over?
2.When you heard
that 90% of the crimes are committed at home, you moved?
3.If the sign to
the airport says "Airport left", do you go back home?
4.If someone just
tells you to "carry on", do u write "O" and "N"
on a piece of Paper and carry it everywhere?
5.On a hartal day,
since you have to travel a long distance, you are told to take 2 rickshaws
to reach your destination. Do you paste 2 rickshaws together and take
6. This morning
your mum told you to "make your bed", so are you still chopping
7. When a friend
of yours comes up to you and says, "What's up?" Do you look
8. When your computer
tells you to "press any key", do you spend one hour
Results: mostly NO Mashallah, you can now run up to your parents and tell them that there's hope yet for you!
Mostly YES Not much to say really, because you'd be too dumb to understand it anyway.
"I wrote that
Blackwood Farm was a prequel to the finale, not the finale itself, and
that she started writing the chronicles around the 1980s. I apologise
for not having put it more eloquently. Thanks for pointing it out. As
for Lestat being a French prince, it wasn't literal. I meant a French
person who has the characteristics of a prince… the Brat Prince...Anne
Rice's saviour and prince…
~ RS Desk ~
By Shayera Moula
Do It Yourself
A spine-chilling night out
With Ramadan on in full swing, big-scale Halloween hungama is out of the question. However, if you still want to add a little spook to your day, here's a freaky recipe you can try out for iftar:
By Shayera Moula
A guy (we'll call him Aaron) was laying down the carpet in some woman's home. As he was finishing his job, he got a craving for a cigarette. Aaron looked around and discovered that his cigarettes were missing. He did, however, notice a bump in the carpet, and figured that he had laid carpet over the pack without noticing it there. Aaron decided rather than to take up the carpet, he would get a hammer and pound it into the ground so no one would know.
When he finished that, the owner of the house walked into the room and commented on what a nice job he had done.
''Aaron, The carpet looks wonderful!'' she exclaimed. ''Here are your cigarettes; I found them in the kitchen. Oh yes, and by the way, have you seen my pet hamster?''
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