...what to say when I first saw it, but as one friend nicely pointed out, "Yet...
That was the fifth line from the 23rd post (that I made on this blog, skipping Snake's posts) - which was back on April 5th. Now this was me bitching about the then latest Pepsi ad - 'Be my Lover, Bubbly' - talking bellybuttons and all - copied as I later discovered shamelessly from a Michel Gondry advery for Levi's. The less said about the latest Pepsi advert (which was planned as a web viral) where SRK is a sapera, the better. There have been 230-odd posts since then, which is rather crazy. Anyway this was all about Rums tagging me - which involved me counting past posts - man, I should go to the archives section more often you get to see some rather wild comments. Anyway, since the name of the game is having to tag five people - let me tag the few regular readers of my blog. Which would be - Bonatellis, Rahul, Swati, Shivangi and Shivam. These are the rules.
1. delve into your blog archive.
2. find your 23rd post (or closest to).
3. find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
4. post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
5. tag five people to do the same.
Heck, because half the people who come here don't leave comments I don't know who they are.
Anyway, on to more important things - I got a lot of feedback for my last post where I discussed the incestutous nature of the desi media where everybody screws everybody - just look at NDTV which is like a communal sex farm - a la Hippie farm commune from the 60's. Don't ask why I know such useless bits of information.
Now, lets proceed onto more important matters - like how the PMO's Media advisor tried to be too clever by half and got screwed in the process. This gentleman a former editor of pink paper planetde stories in the papers about how worried the PMO was getting all hyper about the stockmarkets. To cut a long story short, the PM then castigated all the pink papers and CNBC for carrying such stories and the Media advisor sent out a letter to all the papers saying 'very bad!' essentially. The problem is while the inconsequential pink papers said, 'sorry sir!', the the only pink paper that matters wrote back and told this gentleman to shove it up where the sun don't shine. Which put the man in a quandry - after all he had played a role in planting the stories. Though that said, the pinkest paper never carried the story involved.
Since the person involved is such a pompous dickweed, like most media advisors to the PM generally are, I don't have much sympathy for the man. However, the PMO is right when saying that the pinkest paper also played a role in the market comedown - Terrible Thursday they call it. Even though the information printed in that paper and its sister publication were true, the spin put onto that was highly suspect - playing with a doctored ball one could argue. Anyway, I always suspect the pinkest papers credibility because they did say that the PM would quit two months ago, didn't they? Anyway, the markets are see-sawing now and have reached a altogether higher plane and really no matter what you write or say - it is unlikely that the will go below the 8000 mark in the foreseeable future.
Chalo, I have a ton of work to do.
EDIT : The second-last item on this gossip post on Rediff has me a bit befuddled. I know that God is on his way out and he might do a straight swap with the suave newspaper editor who was mentioned - because that suave newspaper editor already does shows for the group in question and has failed somewhat in Bombay. However, there are reports also that a certain editor of a business publication (also within the group) might also be in the running as god-replacement. God only knows.