Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 | Filed under Comic, Television 13 Comments

strange weather predictions comic

Don’t ask me WTF, and I won’t have to make up some bullshit explaining this. I am leaving this comic open to interpretation. Give it your best shot… the top answer wins the internetz.

Special bonus points if you can fit in important sounding words like sustainable, post-modern interpretation, microcosm, discourse and surreptitious. Double bonus if you use “existential”.

You might want to check out an older comic on Unexpected Rains. Very appropriate in this current weather.

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    money shot // July 15th, 2009 at 3:32 am

    >Special bonus points if you can fit in
    >important sounding words like sustainable,
    >post-modern interpretation, microcosm, discourse
    >and surreptitious. Double bonus if you use “existential”.

    I love your surreptitious post-modern interpretation of the existential nature of our obsession with weather. It is a enlightening discourse on the hegemony of modern media in defining the nature of the world we live in and presenting a virtual microcosm of it as the official truth. Marshal McLuhan, Eco and Chomsky along with Arundhati Roy have commented on this a lot.

    So, do I win ? I wantz the internetz !

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    Varun // July 15th, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Hey India has hope: All the ministries including Civil Aviation and Textiles predict rainfall to resume in 1-2 weeks.. Or was that last month?

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    Sameer Panchangam // July 15th, 2009 at 8:04 am


    Summarizes that people definitely are “mindless cattle”!

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    Saad Akhtar (Author) // July 15th, 2009 at 9:33 am

    @money shot: You have a strong chance of winning the internetz. But the contest isn’t over yet… Good move including Arundhati Roy, cause you know… she wrote that book and all…

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    Yossarian13 // July 15th, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Q:What beats weather man who doesnt understand weather?
    A:South American or random Latino weather man on CNN who doesnt understand anything and spends half the weather report flirting with Kristy Lu Stout. Or Latino weatherwoman who discusses what to wear in the weather with Kristy Lu Stout.
    What is what all the f#$king chattiness on CNN? I thought it was a news channel. But at least the headline wasnt “Commissioner ka kutta lapata”
    Pls give me back 30 minute world news with Tejaswar Singh and Smita Patil. Special 1 hour World This Week by Pranoy Roy. I cant take this 24 hour rerun after agonizing rerun of 5 sec clip of Micheal Jackson.

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    Saad Akhtar (Author) // July 15th, 2009 at 11:42 am

    … wait Smita Patil was a newsreader???

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    Rohan // July 15th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    If you get out of the rain, are you dry inside?

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    Nidhesh // July 17th, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Nice Comic Post Saad….truly captures the casual worries of general public about weather…..on a big pictures perhaps this Discourse of weather worries suggest the affect of TV news on our general life. People tend to worry about the distant and existential issues which we can’t really solve as such. Although, the situation is indeed surreptitious,one shouldn’t really worry as we are not the experts. Nor are some Cabinet Ministers who gave some bogus interpretation of their theory of rain lately. I heard a news lately that China shoot down the Rain Clouds to ensure the Interruption free Olympics. Now I am not sure if it’s reverse can be done and that too in India, but what we can try to do is do our best to keep the planet green as a microcosm effort towards a sustainable future of our weather and planet and more importantly stop worrying about things which are out of control.

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    Saad Akhtar (Author) // July 17th, 2009 at 8:35 am

    @nidhesh: A well thought out comment, and also used existential. :) Seriously though, yes, I too was wondering why can’t we shoot the clouds and make it rain like China? Maybe the area affected by such methods is too small… but anyway, think about the political mileage a minister can get out of by producing rain at will!

    @money shot and @nidhesh: You two won the internetz. Please share it between you. :D

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    Dr.K.S.Rao // July 20th, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Weather prediction was close to being compared with Astrology. It is no longer so after the advent of satellite pictures and the measurements of wind velocities and directions. It is awe inspiring to realise that there are two regions of clouds separated by a cloudless region and it is a thrill to watch the the clouds as the 747 flies past them from clear blue skies at an altitude of several KMs to land at an airport on the ground!

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    Ekta Khetan // July 28th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Too good and how apt!

    Love the way you create these stuff.

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    anonymouscoward // August 2nd, 2009 at 2:39 am

    One word – Fail.

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    Saurabh // August 24th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    It also shows what does everyone think of a drought situation, If crops fail, it is going to affect the overall food grain availability. Good One Saad !

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