Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Is he insane?

in the wake of the ongoing row in the 'Aussie ki taisi' series, Peter Roebuck has made a name for himself indeed. 'Mr.Roebuck, ARE YOU AN IDIOT?'

post Sydney, the man wrote an article in the Sydney Morning Herald shredding Ponting into bits. In this article, he writes..

"If Cricket Australia cares a fig for the tattered reputation of our national team in our national sport, it will not for a moment longer tolerate the sort of arrogant and abrasive conduct seen from the captain and his senior players over the past few days. Beyond comparison it was the ugliest performance put up by an Australian side for 20 years."

Fine. And then this..
"The only surprising part of it is that the Indians have not packed their bags and gone home. There is no justice for them in this country, nor any manners"

...which seems alright. But then, two days ago, after the ban on Harbhajan was lifted by the tribunal who supposedly caved into the BCCI's threats of abandoning the tour if justice wasn't done, he writes another gem of a column, only this time switching sides to peel the Indians open.

He says,
"If this is the way the Indian board intends to conduct its affairs hereafter, then God help cricket,"

Then senor dishes out a delicious contradiction...
"Brinkmanship or not, threatening to take their bat and ball home in the event of a resented verdict being allowed to stand was an abomination. It sets a dreadful precedent. What price justice now?"

ha ha ha ha ha... lesser said, the better!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

gripe against tripe..

The IBNLive website has always been a disgrace in terms of the quality of news content and dissemination. But of late, most of the articles out there are utter bollocks. like this one: about couples who fight their arse out, live a longer life.

What made me chuckle were those arbitrary figures and ludicrous theories fabricated. The following extract reads

"During the study, 192 couples — differentiated into four categories — were kept under observation for over 17 years. The first category consisted of couples where both partners communicated their anger, the second of couples where the husband showed anger while the wife suppressed it, the third comprised couples where only the wife showed anger and the fourth where both parties suppressed it."

17 years!! 192 couples!! alright, theoretically possible...

But the 4 categories part is worth a WTF?! Has human behavior become so predictably quantifiable that we can now pick a human who expresses his anger and others who don't and expect this damn behavior to last for 17 years?? And picking 384 such people?

Anand: Hey Anandess! Don't you think i belong to the category of anger-suppression?
Anandess: No way, how the hell can you forget those innumerable fights which were obviously initiated by you know who..
Anand: What! you bloody mudslinger..
Anandess: There you go...... yawn

And their findings, they claim:
"It was found that during the period of study death was twice as likely in the fourth group as compared to the chances of other three."

So much for the premier news site in India.

PS: It just gets worse 'cos the news was syndicated via The Daily Mail, the big mommy of all tripe.

The re-vamped NDTV site is worth a try for all those who have the same feelings as me.
Rant over.