There are so many things happening around us today. People are joyful because of the birth of a new little one, and on the other hand, there are lives lost. The world is a prominent place, and there are millions and millions of things going around us, and I am here to share my views or in some places simply rant on these issues.
A Short Girl’s Rant on the World’s Tall Tales
1. The Selfie Stick
Selfie stick? More like a stick for self-defense (if you follow the guys at Cyanide and Happiness, you will know what I mean). You can always buy a broomstick instead.
What happened to the good Ol’ tripod stand? Or whatever happened to the people around you? I missed those days when someone asked me to take a photo for them, and I clicked 3 or 4 very blurry shots and ran away before they even had a chance to check them and ask me to shoot again.
Prince Harry himself said that selfies are bad. And when Prince Harry speaks, we keep calm and listen.
Trust me on this one, you will improve your few chances of making it to heaven, and you can always thank me later for this rant!
2. The Nepal Tragedy
I was busy with my (failed) last-minute preparations for my math exam when this horrible tragedy struck Nepal, leaving more than 7000 dead and more than 12,000 injured, and many more homeless.
And here we have a bunch of useless nations (they call themselves the UN, pretending to sound important and all) boasting of sending supplies to the affected areas while the Nepali government is saying they are falling extremely short of supplies. Something’s fishy. If you don’t believe me, here is something I got from Wikipedia:
“Four days after the earthquake, UNICEF appealed for donations, as close to 1.7 million children had been driven out into the open and needed drinking water, psychological counsel, temporary shelters, sanitation, and protection from a disease outbreak. It distributed water, tents, hygiene kits, water purification tablets, and buckets. As of 2 May 2015, Nepal’s finance minister said they had not received the pledged donations in cash.”
3. Not the Match of the Century
Don’t even get me started with this rant, I mean now that we’re here let’s hear it anyway. There was only one boxer in the ring that night, and he lost. Yes, I’m Pacman biased, so what? If you compare record-wise, Pacman comes out on top. One may argue that Mayweather is a calculated boxer, but the fact is, I don’t care. Haters going to hate; ever heard of that?
In the Philippines, people were asked to switch off their refrigerators to have enough power for the match. Ha. Fridges for a fight. How about rich-ass money burning people for poverty? Sounds mellifluous, no? A fan sued Manny Pacquiao for not revealing his shoulder injury before the match started and was thus not allowed to take a shot (it’s an injection, not the shot you were thinking about) for the pain.
I would have done the same, given those unreasonably high-ticket prices. The match stats aren’t out yet, but they can easily touch the unheard-of 5 million mark. Mayweather is still hazy from the (totally unfair) win and is ready for a rematch with Manny.
I wonder what they will ask the people to switch it off this time. Maybe their common sense. Nah, that was already switched off long ago, if they were on you wouldn’t be reading my rant today.
4. That (Royal) Pink Bundle of Joy
It’s a girl! Oh, and that name! How lovely! I feel incredibly joyous to even think of it, the beautiful name. Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Oh, how I love the name! I guess she takes after her father, which is a great thing. Let’s hope she doesn’t go bald in her twenties itself! But it’s the betting part that pisses me off; no wonder this topic makes me rant so much.
Who cares what the royals name their kids or grandkids? They deduct tax from your salary and use it to buy golf courses. If it’s a girl or a boy, how does it even matter? And really, who cares what the name will be? Ugh. How immature. Going gaga over a name. Give me a break already!
Oh, and Prince George is an older brother! How cute! Yay!
5. Ironman Ran out of Iron
The recent installment of The Avengers was excellent, as usual. But why would we be here to rant if there was no problem with it? Well, there is another reason why I liked it better. Hate me or love me for it, but I’m not a fan of Tony Stark (mind you, I said Tony Stark, not Ironman). He has an attitude about him that I really can’t stand, a kind of know-it-all-ness. Sometimes, even the best can be at fault, and everyone is tempted to find the easier way out.
I’m happy he was who messed up this time, and he (sort of) gets blamed for the consequences. He almost got my darling Jarvis killed! At least Ironman sets everything right at the end, and hopefully, Tony Stark has something to learn about.
And Dr. Banner, when you said,Contents
“We are mad scientists,”
you should have instead said,
“Umm. You, not we”.
But good thing you didn’t. We would have missed out on a fantastic movie!
My opinions on some of the more important and some not very important events around us.
A short girl’s rant on the world’s tall tales.