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Cheeniya And His Alter Ego

Discussion in 'Cheeniya's Senile Ramblings' started by Cheeniya, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. Iravati

    Iravati Platinum IL'ite

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    Ira: What did Cheeniya say?
    Alt-Cheeniya: He thinks you portrayed him as emerging from fountain of youth than a salty sea.
    Alt-Ira: He is also worried that this picture may alienate his lizard friends in his garden with whom he shares amicable dealings. This picture may frighten them, those meek lizards. Also, you drew him shirtless? Perhaps a shirt would have saved his modesty.
    Ira: He swam in the Ksheer Sagar so lost his shirt in those choppy waters.
    Ira: Ok, I will draw one more Cheeniya emerging from Ksheer Sagar.
    Alt-Cheeniya: Why don't you draw it slightly realistic?
    Ira: What do you mean realistic, shirtless swimming is as realistic as it can get. The spiked tail and ribbed torso, I will think about them.
    Alt-Ira: He meant, draw Cheeniya as he is for his age.
    Ira: You mean with beard and all?
    Both Alts: Exactly!
    Ira: Ok, come back later. I may have something.

    (On return)

    Alt-Cheeniya: Where is Cheeniya in his picture?
    Ira: He is standing on the rocks with arms outstretched after emerging from Ksheer Sagar.
    Alt-Ira: What are all those flowing tassels?
    Ira: Beard! Flowing beard!
    Alt-Cheeniya: That's a lot of beard for one man. Don't you think?!
    Ira: That is no ordinary beard. It is a rambling beard! Rambling beard that has produced all these snippets.
    Alt-Cheeniya: I thought it was a stumpy finger that has produced all these snippets.
    Ira: That is what Cheeniya wants us to believe but I am telling you it is beard and not that finger. Cheeniya was born with a rambling beard.
    Alt-Cheeniya: I will take this picture to Cheeniya but I cannot promise a favourable response.
    Alt-Ira: At least Cheeniya is fully clothed or covered in this picture. Take it to him.
    Ira: I am telling you, this is Cheeniya at his eminence!

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  2. Cheeniya

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    @jayasala42
    Dear jayasala
    I am told by a hotel friend of mine that lizards and cockroaches are not uncommon ingredient of dosa batter in hotels. They jest throw away the lizard and carry on making dosas. We wait impatiently for those dosas to be served to us. Not only lizards, people eat everything that inhabit the earth. You can hear the craziest things about Chinese cuisine! There is a fascinating book on the aborigines of Australia written by Douglas Lockwood titled The Lizard Eaters! Snakes are a huge delicacy in some Eastern countries. I have seen some bizarre clips of National Geographic which will turn your stomach and I am not attaching any clips of them here! We live in a blessed ambience where we have a wide choice of food items to choose from but not everyone in the world is so blessed. I have seen in Chennai people catching winged termite (eesal) and eating them!
    I am so happy to see you putting an appearance at my Rambling and offering interesting comments. A big thank you for it!
    sri
     
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    @jayasala42,

    Lizards are resourceful creatures. Apart from occasionally falling into dosa batter they otherwise fare well in life to survive. Like Cheeniya, I too indulge in animal documentaries. One of my favourite lizards is the shovel-snouted lizard whose ingenuity rivals that of any human. The dancing lizard is a sight not to miss here. In that sun-blazed desert, it is a matter of life and death if one does not cleverly adapt. That adaptation may include physical features or mental acumen. In this case, the lizard's quick-wit to dance itself to survive is noteworthy.

    Good to see you here. Cheeniya and I are only a study group investigating the bizarre animal kingdom. With your particpation, Tres facit collegium ("Three make a college").
     
  4. HariLakhera

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    From the horse's mouth!
    I am a humble sit and wait predator, as small as three inches to as long as 10 feet in size and over 6000 species , mostly harmless to humans, spread across continents except Antarctica. I have been sitting and waiting for months here trying to understand what is going to fall on my luck after two veterans in IL conclude their opinion of me but it looks there in no end coming soon. My front legs are now aching and spine is in a bow mode. But i am happy there are people who care about me and my fellow beings.

    I never thought, yes i can think also, that humans know so much about me, more than what they know about themselves and i envy them and pity them at them at same time.

    Yes we appear in the myths and folk tales around the world as kings but that is not our making. We are happy as we are.

    NB- if three make it a college, will four make it University? Hahaha
     
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    That's an impeccable source!
    Humans know a lot more about others than themselves despite the fact that old guys like Plato cried horse to 'Know Thyself'. It is gratifying to see that at least lizards followed his advice!
    Let us make our college bigger. Universities are in bad knews after privatisation at least in this part of the country!
     
  6. Cheeniya

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    Alt-Sri: Where are the other two?
    Ira: What do you mean? I can't make any sense of your question as usual
    Alt-Sri: Your picture looks like the brewing witches. I see only one standing there. Where are the other two?
    Alt-Ira: I thought you never read Shakespeare and now you quote him!
    Alt-Sri: I read him only for quoting. Google is full of his quotes!
    Ira: What's your problem now?
    Alt-Sri: You have made him look like an octopus in this picture. He is sure to purse his lips
    Ira: Octopus doesn't have hands to stretch.
    Alt-Sri: This is a peculiar concoction of Cheniya, lizard and an octopus. Only a genius can produce stuff like that!
    (Ira blushes and looks at her fingers)
    Alt-Sri: I'll take this to Cheeniya and see how he reacts.
    Alt-Ira: Break it to him gently. He may not be too fond of octopus.
    Alt-Sri: Don't worry. I have a feeling that he'll be mighty pleased with this portrait.
    Alt-Ira: I hope the story ends well. Ira is too sensitive about her drawing skills.
    Alt-Sri: I have no doubt that Cheeniya will like it. He is very proud of his ancestry.
    Alt-Sri leaves with the portrait for his meeting with Cheeniya
     
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    Open Letter to Lizzy:


    Dear Lizzy,

    First, accept my humble and tumble apology. We have treated you unfairly. We have queued you in for so long that your species grew tails longer than Chennai electric poles. You see, Cheeniya and I had a busy clientèle this season. We had to reinstate a fly in White House. Then, we had to counsel a mouse troubled with the variety of cheese in the market. As we were reaching out to you to pronounce the delayed verdict on your species, we were accosted by a winged donkey whose fate, as I regret to inform, is still in the balance. With impediments at every stage, any delay is unforeseen. Moreover, I can assure you that Cheeniya and I have operated this club at full resources which is just Cheeniya and I.

    Until Harilakhera gently pointed out your unrest at our temporized verdict, we didn't realise the shambles we were in. Your wait is not futile. We are almost finalising your conduct certificate and will soon tender it to you. Wait ..I see that a new case has just popped up. What? An octopus. Lizzy, I can assure you that we will swiftly handle this pesky octopus and be right back on your case. Your wait is valuable to us. Don't turn back on us now. In the meanwhile, try growing horns. We have a priority queue for animals with horns or at least animals we have mistaken to have had horns.
     
  8. HariLakhera

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    [QUOTE="Cheeniya, post: 4010519, member

    Let us make our college bigger. Universities are in bad knews after privatisation at least in this part of the country![/QUOTE]


    In the part of the country where I live all colleges are affiliated to some university, until they become deemed universities. And I am a law abiding citizen ! Hahahahahaha
     
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    Oh lucky lizard! You have so many admirers here. (4336 to be numerically precise) Why do you want to evolve into a human?
     

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