Recurring Decimals…..

Everything here is irrelevant

When adults behave like children

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Various examples from around the globe.

Item 1: Karl Rove refuses to be touched by Sheryl Crow

In his attempt to dismiss us, Mr. Rove turned to head toward his table, but as soon as he did so, Sheryl reached out to touch his arm. Karl swung around and spat, "Don’t touch me." How hardened and removed from reality must a person be to refuse to be touched by Sheryl Crow? Unfazed, Sheryl abruptly responded, "You can’t speak to us like that, you work for us." Karl then quipped, "I don’t work for you, I work for the American people." To which Sheryl promptly reminded him, "We are the American people."

At that point Mr. Rove apparently decided he had had enough. Like a groundhog fearful of his own shadow, he scurried to his table in an attempt to hibernate for another year from his responsibility to address global warming.

If you read the whole article (which is admittedly a one-sided view), you will find that the presidential adviser was certainly behaving petulantly. However, what I also find a bit childish here is the line, "how hardened and removed from reality must a person be to refuse to be touched by Sheryl Crow?" Huh ? An individual may have their personal preferences on who they wish to be touched by- being Sheryl Crow does not provide you unfettered access to lay hands on everyone.

But unfortunately, that’s where the global warming debate has stooped to currently: a play-ground level snarky mud-slinging between polarized political views.

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Item 2: British Airways decides to censor the latest Bond movie Casino Royale for their in-flight viewing. But its not what you think: scenes involving the semi-naked Daniel Craig or Craig with Eva Green/the other girl presumably stays, while edited out is a short cameo by Richard Branson, the billionaire showboat entrepreneur and chief of BA’s rival Virgin Atlantic (among other things).

British Airways cut a cameo by Richard Branson from its in-flight version of the latest James Bond film and blurred out the tail fin of a Virgin Atlantic plane seen in the movie.

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In the original film, Branson can be seen turning around after walking through a metal detector at Miami Airport.

“We screen all films before they’re used on our aircraft so that we can control the content of what is displayed,” the spokesman said on condition of anonymity, in line with company policy. “We have full control over what is shown.”

If only airlines would concentrate their energy on other things – like passenger comfort, customer services etc.

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Item 3: I have previously written about the absurdity of hype and protests surrounding the Richard Gere-Shilpa Shetty ‘kiss’ – now it even more ridiculous with a Jaipur court issuing warrant for the pair’s arrest !!

A Jaipur court on Thursday issued arrest warrants against the duo for their public kiss, which had evoked strong protests in several cities.

Jaipur city Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Dinesh Gupta issued the warrants on the basis of a PIL filed by Jaipur resident Poonam Chand Bhandari.

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Sigh ! Note to people in general: GROW UP !!!!

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Written by BongoP'o'ndit

April 26, 2007 at 8:27 am

Posted in Fun, LOL, Rants, Trivia

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  1. I think Laurie David was just being jocular when she said “How hardened and removed from reality must a person be to refuse to be touched by Sheryl Crow?” I don’t think she literally meant that not wanting to be touched by Crowe proves that one is detached from reality.

    And the Shetty affair just proves how hypocritical we Indians are. Would this ruckus have risen if the kisser had been an Indian? Definitely not. After crying foul over the racism directed towards Shetty, Indians got offended because a white guy kissed their very own actress.

    gawker

    April 26, 2007 at 11:05 am

  2. @gawker: I thought the Sheryl Crow remark was a joke too (apparently her remark on using less toilet paper was a joke as well) – but when I read the whole article and it is dead serious, so the jest does not come through. But the point stands that most people on either side of the global warming debate is simply indulging in ‘yes it is’ – ‘no its not’ petulance.

    The Shetty-kiss debate is just absurd at so many levels – its almost Onion-like.

    BongoP'o'ndit

    April 26, 2007 at 12:36 pm

  3. I agree the GW debate has pretty much become unproductive due to excessive polarization, in turn due to excessive politicization (maybe that’s unavoidable). But I am pretty sure Laurie David was being funny. After all, she is Larry David’s wife and I’m sure they both share the same sarcastic sense of humor.

    gawker

    April 26, 2007 at 2:02 pm

  4. @gawker: hmmmm…I guess Laurie David was being funny but I maintain my previous comment that on a post that was wholly serious – that one joke doesn’t make sense (it would be quite funny if delivered in a stand-up routine though). But that’s just my opinion.
    If the accounts are to be believed, Karl Rove certainly did act very childish.

    BongoP'o'ndit

    April 26, 2007 at 3:59 pm


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