When adults behave like children
Various examples from around the globe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sigh ! Note to people in general: GROW UP !!!!