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.

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