Archive for March, 2010


Show me the money!

The Suze Orman Show is a show like no other. Suze Orman is a financial advisor and her show airs on CNBC at around 1:00 am IST which means it is made for the American audience. But it is highly recommended for anyone who is short of sleep because of financial anxieties. The highlight of the show is the segment called Can I Afford It? A segment where callers ask Suze whether they could afford the product or service they wish to buy. Suze dissects the caller’s financial situation – debts, investments, earnings etc. And then she finally makes a verdict – either Denied or Approved. Each conversation lasts around 5 minutes and they range from customers seeking advise on whether they could afford to buy a motor yacht to collectibles like baseball cards. With what little I have seen of her, she seems to be ultra practical, over cautious and she simply hates credit card debts, above all. She has put to good use the famous catchphrase Show me the money! made immortal in the movie Jerry Maguire by Cuba Gooding, Jr. At first glance, she seems to be loud like one of those evangelists you get to see on TV; apparently she does resemble like one. But take my word, unlike them, she rocks.

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Google Alphabets

Well remember those days when you would say A for apple, B for bat and so on. Those days seem to have left far behind. Presenting the generation next – Google alphabets. The alphabets are based on the searches in the international edition of Google. Enjoy!

Well I thought it would still be A for apple. You know the one with i. Let’s see what more surprises are in store.

Bad luck for Bank of America.

Cricket isn’t even in the top ten list.

Another indication that the people are turning erudite. Disney manages to just get into the top ten.

Indeed, it deserves the position.

Oh, even a moron could’ve predicted that.

Again no surprise. It is followed by Google maps, Google earth and Google.com.

Still hot eh!

Now that’s a bit of surprise. No “Incredible” India, no ipod in the top ten list. Movies rock.

Again, that’s totally new for me. Seems like a low-fare airline. Yeah with recession hanging around, it shouldn’t be a surprise for many. But then, jobs should have topped the list.

It proves recession hasn’t hit the retail sector much.

Home improvement is a never ending task. Lowe’s on a roll.

Social networking is fun. No surprise here. Everyone needs a bit of space even if it’s virtual.

Movies are immortal.

The popularity hasn’t been hit even when offices are shut around the globe. Olympics gets the second spot and Oprah holds on to the tenth spot.

Avatar’s popularity must have helped this online radio major. The list also includes my favourite Pizza Hut. Paypal and Pirate Bay too find their name on the list. Notable miss: Playstation.

With every site providing options for status updates, quotes are more in demand. Well, a witty saying proves nothing.

What more can you expect when people are more keen in selling their homes. Rotten Tomatoes just manages to get into the top ten list.

Another low-cost airline. And this is even more popular. So popular that in 2009 it has transported more passengers than any other airline in the world. Skype gets the third position and the super glamour Super Bowl has to satisfy with the sixth position. Sony doesn’t finds a place in the top ten.

This has to be the mother of all heart breaks. Tiger Woods and Twitter falls short and comes second and third respectively. Now who’s gonna tweet that?

In the age of super fast communication systems, the company has managed to stay on. There are two of my favourites in the list – urban dictionary and utorrent.

If it is the largest telecommunications operator, it is quite natural to be on the top of this list. Victoria Secret is second. vlc is there and the notable exception is Virgin.

Need I say anything about it. Wikipedia comes third.

Microsoft got one more reason to cheer about. Notable misses: Xerox and xe.

Youtube dislodges Yahoo! from the popularity list. Yellow Pages manages to hold on to the fourth position.

Yet another real estate site finds the top position. Zune sneaks in. And surprise surprise, Zoe Saldana is at ninth. It’s always rewarding to work with James Cameron.