13 July 2006

Lafayette without Superman

A pillar of the department, affectionately known as Superman, found his Kryptonite during an intense sports engagement with some of the finest of Lafayette. Supes was trying to apprehend a missile fired over his head by the mighty blade of his arch-rival Lex Luthor. The safety of Superman’s team’s total depended on this apprehension. Unfortunately Lex was one step ahead of our hero and had astutely added a core of Kryptonite in the shape of a tennis ball to the missile. Falling from the great height of 4 metres, the ball guided itself to the middle finger of our hero and he fell; struck down before his time and leaving the county exposed to Lex.

For 5 days Lafayette was at the mercy of the villain and this resulted in more injuries. Picture this, a beautiful day, grass, trees, wine, a picnic. I, enjoying quiet time in the sun, commiserating with France’s loss to Italy in the World Cup, was rudely thrown off my chair. A piece of wood, hurled mightily behind me caused my dog Ginga to take off after it. Unfortunately said canine was connected to my hand by a short leash, supposedly for his safety but in reality for the merriment of my companions, which caused me to take off and land gently on the grass and be the butt of jokes from my so-called friends for the rest of my Purdue career. It’s a miracle nobody had a camera but I will be monitoring America’s funniest animals and America’s funniest home videos just in case I am vilified all over U.S. TV.

Another was injured during this time while pursuing his scientific duties. I speak of none other than the one who inspired many dry ice wars in lab in the halcyon days of his youth, when the world was protected by Superman. It happened on his way to hunting deadly viruses in the part of the chamber that-must-not-be-named except by the two character acronym that terrifies all those who hate climbing stairs with heavy loads - P3. The terrain was a mixture of grass and concrete. The grass contained many dangers that outwardly appear in this dimension as squirrels, but in reality are fiends waiting for the chance to pounce upon the undefended county of Tippecanoe. In minding the fiends, my friend fell victim to their plan and ignored the treacherous terrain, twisting his ankle and chipping his bone in the process.

More unexplained events occurred in the absence of our hero. A machine that was running my sample died mysteriously during the run and would not be persuaded to start again for love or for money or new fuses. A nail appeared in the sidewall of my car tyre to make me lose hundreds of thousands of Kwacha to renew my tyres.

Superman must return... we are unsafe without him. Our biggest concern is that we will not know the time to meet to engage in the activity known to Americans as cricket and Indians, Sri Lankans, Pakistanis, and Bangladeshis as life, for he was our coordinator.

To be continued…


8 comments:

video said...

HAHAHA!!!! We all know whom we have to be thankful to, for discovering Superman!!!!
Moi!

video said...

I thought I'd bring everyone upto speed on how Superman was discovered (as a tribute)....
One fine day, as a poor defense-less girl was walking towards her car, she realised that it was dead. She pondered about what she should do as she walked over to to Lilly Hall, where she found Clark Kent sitting in his lab. He assures her that she need not worry as he had jumper cables. He brings his car so that he can provide mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to my... er... her dead car. But alas, the cable was too short and there were cars parked on either side. "Fear not" he says. I shall push the car out of the parking spot and then we can bring it back to life. The car was neutralised and then brought back to life. The little girl happily went back home.
Get well soon, PIGGIE!

Mayuri said...

And to add to that..the doctors at the hospital told Sups that he was the one and the only one, the first patient ever, to wake up from the effect of general anaesthesia with the words 'Profundus superficialis' on his lips!! Another sign that we are talking about no ordinary human here...he is Super Grades in Anatomy Man.
Piggie should be fine soon, and even though he is out of action for sometime,I know that he will keep coordinating the cricket for the rest of the summer, relegated to watching Ranjit's doggies and watching others play from a distance :(

Mayuri said...

Oh and Ranjit.....that was a very good post. Although I was witness to it taking form in the waiting room where we spent almost 6 hrs the other day, didn't know it would shape up like this.
Good job W07.
- M

Mosilager said...

Thanks for the followup video i'll include it in part 2... there was a superman sighting today, he's still out from the anaesthesia. Now was that her or the car he was trying to resucitate? sounds a bit suspicious from your description. Deadly comment though, on the lines of Jose's infamous one.
BTW why do I get the feeling I know more of you from the blog world than IRL (in real life)?

Mayuri - superman just being superman and trying to impress the doctors with his year of med school. Thanks for the compliments... it appears that my strategy to compliment you whenever possible is working in my grand fishing for compliments strategery.

video said...

What are you trying to imply, Mr. Ranjit Warrier??? You're treading in dangerous waters here. I'm not sure you want to see my prankster side. You'll regret it. Just ask Mayuri!
Let me make it a little more clear... I should've written car-to-car resuscitation. As far as blog life vs real life... Well I think it's because of a geographical barrier. Two WHOLE FLOORS stand in between our labs.

Mosilager said...

hey... all I implied is that it was unclear if superman wanted to rescucitate the car or the girl. That's all... anyway take it as a compliment... far better to be kissable than non-kissable.

superman said...

hmmnn.....i see you guys are having quite a lot of fun. Beware for i will be back.
As per Mayuri, the nurse had some good words for me. So I maybe down but my charms are still working.
more later.....