Thursday, October 12, 2006

Meaningless milestones

Did you observe Sachin Tendulkar’s uncontrolled ecstasy when he reached his century mark, playing for the India Blues last week? All that wild gesticulation for scoring a mere 100 runs, that too in an inconsequential practice match! How juvenile can one get?

And, that Rahul Dravid, last year. Grinning and beaming on numerous television shows when he was about to play his hundredth test match. Was he under the delusion that he had conquered the world in 100 days or something?. I mean to say, cricket is just a game. Must we be subjected to this vulgar exhibition of unrestrained emotion over a non-event?

God, the fuss that some companies make when they break into the Fortune 100 list. Do they seriously think their customers are bothered or impressed with these corporate gimmicks and these ridiculous lists of Top 100 or Top 200?

The hullabaloo that some newspapers create when a new party comes to power and completes 100 days. Damn it, they have been elected to rule for 5 years. Why split their tenure into little chunks of 100 days? Why stand on the roof and shout when they complete a mere 100 days in power? .

The less said about some of these new-age Kollywood actors, the better. Actor A is felicitated for acting in 100 films, Music Director B for scoring music for 100 movies, Producer C when his movie has been screened for 100 days. What imbeciles. Can’t they find anything better to do, than commemorating some meaningless milestones? Bah!

It is not as if they have done something significant, like reaching their 100th blogpost, as I have done with this post.

11 comments:

VC said...

I protest! Why this favoritism towards the number 100? You numberist!! That two a number which has 2 zeros and looks like 'loo'?

Sowmya said...

it has been a laugh filled journey to your 100th post. congratulations!!

Usha said...

heyyyyyyyy
Felicitations and I agree entirely, absolutely, whole heartedly!

Raj said...

VC, I have been accused of many things, but this one- numberist- is new!

Sowmya : To use your own words, thanku, thanku.

Usha : Thanksssssss...

Lalita said...

Congratulations, Raj. I reached that milestone some 22 posts ago but decided not to bother. I thought gloating about an anniversary when I reach it might be more appropriate. But then, I post like clockwork, so do you; I am like the long minutes hand of the clock and you the short hours hand, I thought, except I find a profusion of posts that I missed and have to catch up with. You rock, dude.

Raj said...

Lalita, thanks. Didn't mean to gloat over the milestone, but blogger beta keeps numbering the posts and the countdown is hard to miss.

Shruthi said...

Ha ha! Significant indeed!! 100 wonderful, funny, insightful posts - keep them coming!! :)

Raj said...

Shruthi, thanks!

mysorean said...

LOL!

Congrats Raj! That's great! 100 posts just to post them itself is an achievement I am sure you need to boast about! :)

Have been reading your archives for about one month now, but first time leaving a comment!

Keep going!

Raj said...

Mysorean, thank you. It feels great when someone leaps from the shadows and says, " hey, I have been reading your blog for some time now..."

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