Sunday, January 31, 2010

This is the title of a link-filled post

Following convention, the post starts with the first sentence. This -- the second -- sentence warns you about the shamelessly derivative nature of this post.

The links appear in a numbered list:

  1. This sentence contains the first worthwhile link: to this video. This sentence tips the hat to a famous journalist/blogger and my senior from BHU, just so they know I read their blogs.

    This paragraph has a snarky sentence, a boilerplate sentence and a gratuitous reference to Iron Man.

  2. This is the container for a link to the blog post that might have inspired the video in Item 1. (This is a parenthetical remark to note that the blog post is from 24 January and the video was uploaded on 27 January). This sentence is for citing my source for the link to the blog post, just so you know I read blogs by Cool Linguists.

    This paragraph has an installment of snark, boilerplate and gratuitous reference to N.R. Narayana Murthy. (This remark is to note the redundancy in the last sentence).

  3. This sentence is for a link to something from 1990, a classic that appears to have inspired it all. This sentence links to this genre's blog version -- which is a classic also because it anticipates the arrival of Twitter.

    This is where I acknowledge the source for the last two links. (This parenthetical note is to inform you that this source is the same as the author of the blog post in Item 2).

This is the next-to-last sentence. This is the last sentence.


  1. Raj said...

    Abi, that was a brilliant post. Where did the inspiration come from?

  2. Abi said...

    This is the comment in which the author thanks the first commenter and gives a transparently evasive answer.

  3. Anonymous said...

    Dr. Abinandanan,

    Are you all-right? Be very careful.


  4. Amrutha said...

    Abi....are you ok??? And seriously, I agree with Raj. Awesome post and an even more awesome video link!!

  5. Abi said...

    @Amrutha: Thanks. Check out the other links to the text versions of the same genre. They are even more awesome -- especially since they are the 'original' that (probably) inspired the video.

  6. Anonymous said...

    Godel, Escher, Bach.