September 17, 2008

Random Thoughts for the Day

-----------------------

Only in India: The entire "First Family of Filmdom" (why I hate them is a story we shall leave for the long rainy afternoons) apologises to the Chief Goon of Maharashtra. What for? For Lady B exercising her freedom of speech.

-----------------------

Observation:
Every couple (and I mean every couple) that has just gone *official* does exactly the same thing:

1. Call confidante [Yes, that'd be me. All the time. No, seriously. I'd kid myself into believing that I'm a *good listener* but I think it's just the fact that I don't get over-interested. It makes people feel safe. Maybe. Humans are strange.]

2. Rave on [No issues here, ab nahi karoge toh kab karoge? :) ]

3. Develop a sudden desire to set up said confidante with various people.

Can't they eliminate Step 3? Maybe it's unconscious. Maybe they want to spread the joy. Very aww individually, but when they all do it unfailingly, it gives you a fascinating insight into human nature - everyone's exactly the same. Single people reading this (there are, what, 2 of you?) does this happen to you too?

-----------------------

Finally, some gems from our educational system:

It is made clear that an auditor is a watch dog, not a blood hound
- Audit notes
(But either way, he clearly is a dog.)

Internal Control over employees:
...Every member should be encouraged to go on leave at least once a year. Frauds come to light during such a leave period.
- Audit notes again
(So the next time your boss encourages you to take leave - which boss does, by the way? - you will know why.)

A promises B to attend the dinner and fails to attend. This promise certainly does not create a legal obligation on the part of A to enable B to sue A for the price of non-consumed food.
- Law book
(I've always said, Law - the academic portion of it - is the art of stating the blindingly obvious in a mindbogglingly (word?) ridiculous manner. Which host would want to sue a guest for not turning up? I'd be thrilled.)

-----------------------

Heroooooo... Hero Hondaaaaaaa...
Heroooooo... Hero Hondaaaaaaa...
Dhak, dhak, go!

One word: Eww.

(Disclaimer: The above is not to be construed as a criticism of Tic Tic Roshan. His only fault is bad taste. What do the people at Hero Honda think they are, though? Madhuri Dixit?)


-----------------------

Yes, this is a fully faltoo blog. What to do, men. Given up the bluddy pretence of creativity also, men. (Fully faltoo se I remember, watch Lost In Translation on MTV. It brings back the MTV we once loved - before Splitsvilla, Teen Drama Queen and other sundry lame shows happened.)

-----------------------

13 comments:

Ani said...

What for? For Lady B exercising her freedom of speech.

And for joking, not to forget, she did mention it was a *slip* of the tongue :P

The notes seem thrilling, I wonder how I would react if I was in FYB.Com :P

curlyconman said...

Why would you want to spoil your long rainy afternoon talking about the bachchan bozos?

*Invites author to dinner*

*Prepares to file a lawsuit*


:P

Jhayu said...

Muduu!! You posted!
Firstly, wtf is
Heroooooo... Hero Hondaaaaaaa...
Heroooooo... Hero Hondaaaaaaa...
Dhak, dhak, go!
????
And yes, I do believe mindbogglingly is a word.

Pratz said...

ur post is a treat (no matter how random it is ) ...especially when an over-bored (word? usage? watever!!) person like moi...reads it in the middle of the night...wow...and ya i loved OOCBC panel on the right...

...keep posting... :)

Chitra Gautham said...

I so agree with your observations!! :-P
Happens al the time :-(

SRK said...

"A promises B to attend the dinner and fails to attend. This promise certainly does not create a legal obligation on the part of A to enable B to sue A for the price of non-consumed food."

What happens if 'A' is Bipasha Basu and 'B' happens to be random rich dumb guy who happenned to win a charity auction to host Bips for a dinner... won't he sue her/the charity auction for failure to turn up?

It is to make such distinctions clear that the law book writers state such mindbogglingly obvious examples...

btw, while u r at it (studying law that is), wait till u get to the part "A public company is one which is not a private company"...
and "A person normally of sound mind, is incompetent to enter into a contract when he is of unsound mind. A person normally of unsound mind, is competent to contract when he is of sound mind"...

would love to read ur blog when u come across those!

Nitish said...

3. Develop a sudden desire to set up said confidante with various people.


HAHA..i love it when you list down your observations on people and their actions..great fun happens :)

ess said...

What do the people at Hero Honda think they are, though? Madhuri Dixit?

Actually, I think they see themselves as the face of the young, ambitious Indian (Have you seen the CD-something ad where the guy rips up an application letter for a job abroad and then goes racing down the road in said CD-something?)

Asterix said...

Enjoy the attempts at setting you up while you still can! My friends have given up one-by-one over the years.

-One of the two single people reading your blog.

Mudra said...

@Ani: SY.

@Anurag: Because bitching is fun? :)

@Jhayu: That's Hero Honda's latest ad, or rather, short film. Various people on bikes sweep across the nation, gaining glory and attention. Dunno why.

@Pratik, Chitra: Thanks. :)

@SRK: Have already seen those. Yeah, our legal system is entertaining.

@Nitish: Thanks, thanks... How about resurrecting your blog?

@Ess: Sorry to be dense, but CD is...?

@Rahul: Pearls of wisdom, eh... Thanks but no thanks. :P

Ani said...

I know you're in SY. If I would've chosen to do what my 'friends' are then I would be in *FY*

Kapil said...

Fun blog. I liked that `chief goon of Maharashtra' bit. Even the chief goon Of M will like it, I suspect.

indiegurl said...

come ON ya, i love the law so much mostly cos it is crazy crap! :D

Ror example, the Indian Penal Code, India's primary penal statute, provides for a defence of "unsound mind". One mister has a dream one night where a tiger is mauling him. He panics and starts waving about a metal rod, accidentally stabbing and killing his wife. He then claims the defence of unsound mind against the charge of murder. Successfully. :D

Oh and those fusty old judges? They have lives too. Really. Exhibit One:

"A Frenchman only sees a woman's legs in everything." (J. Hidayatullah)


How can you NOT love this inanity? :D