Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Ha,ha,ha,ha,ha.............................

A kind reader, Prabhu, knowing that I am a struggling, aspiring comedian on the look-out for role models, has drawn my attention to the fact that the pantheon of humourists has recently admitted another illustrious member in its ranks - Dr Abdul Kalam.

At a meeting in Coimbatore, the vegetarian, septuagenarian Sagittarian ( actually he is a Libran, but Sagittarian sounds better in this sentence) arrived two hours late, but made up for it by sprinting the last few steps leading to the podium at a pace that would have fetched him the gold medal in an Olympic event. The crowd, in its wisdom, seemed to conclude that this entertainment was compensation enough for the two hour wait and gave him a thunderous applause that would have lasted for ever, had not Dr Kalam interrupted them with his singing.

Yes, he started singing on the stage and the audience ( obviously there were at least two people; 'audience' is plural, if singular it would have been 'audien') found themselves transported into a state of ecstatic rapture over Cloud Nine and into Seventh Heaven and special planes had to be dispatched to fetch them back to earth.

Wait, that’s not all. Displaying his abundant sense of humour, he announced "The earth has been revolving non-stop around the sun for millions of years. Our pursuit of excellence should also be like it," he stressed. "I am on my 76th revolution around the sun," he said and paused dramatically for the audience's reaction.

The audience waited with bated breath and keen anticipation. They were aware of the significance of the moment passing into history and that they were the only ones in the entire Universe privileged to listen in live to the punch line that was going to be delivered.

"This only means that I am 75 years old," Dr Kalam completed.

The audience went into a collective paroxysm of belly-aching, side-splitting, jaw-breaking, laughter which continues unabated till the time this post made it to the blogosphere. As a popular blogger would put it, immense joy exploded and much mirth materialized.

8 comments:

Lalita Mukherjea said...

Stop this Raj. I refuse to standby and let you get mileage out of our poor Prez. He means well, he does, you know?

But do give chapter and verse; I've defended him however feebly and all that, so now my conscience is appeased and I need more.

See you soon and you can crack further jokes about beta blogger and more.

Anonymous said...

LOL !!

-Prabhu

Sigma said...

Lol!

Raj said...

Lalita, I have been singing paens of praise about our Prez and you accuse me of taking mileage?

Prabhu, thanks for the tip off about this important event.

Sigma, thanks.

Usha said...

Why are my comments disappearing? This is the 3rd comment I have lost in your blog!

Raj said...

Usha ,I have no clue why this is happening. Unless you are using some invisible ink ?

Srik said...

oh! What do u have against our prez sir? Making him just a joke?!

Loved reading the post.

dipali said...

A young friend aptly described Prez Kalam as an 'enthu cutlet'.
Why cutlet, I have no idea, but enthu seems to be the 'mot juste' for this seventy five year young person! Guess we need many more enthu cutlets.....