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 large place and there are millions, and millions of things going around us and I am here to share my views on these outtakes.
#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!
#2 THE NEPAL TRAGEDY
I was busy with my(failed) last-minute preparations for my math exam when this horrible tragedy struck Nepal, which left 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 definitely 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 were in desperate need of 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 SO NOT THE MATCH OF THE CENTURY
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 really don’t care. Haters gonna 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 actually ready for a rematch with Manny.
I wonder what they will ask the people to switch off this time. Maybe their common sense. Nah, that was already switched off long ago.
#4 THAT (ROYAL) PINK BUNDLE OF JOY!
It’s a girl! Oh, and that name! How lovely! I feel extremely joyous to even think of it, the beautiful name. Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Oh, how I love the name! She takes after her father, I guess, 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. Who cares what the royals name their kids or grandkids? All they do is deduct tax from your salary and use it to buy golf courses. I mean, 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 awesome, as usual. But there is another reason why I liked it better. Even the best can be at fault sometimes, and everyone is tempted for the easier way out. Hate me or love me for it, but the truth is 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. I’m actually happy was who messed up this time, and he (sort of) gets blamed for the consequences. He almost got my darling Jarvis killed! Well, at least Ironman sets everything right at the end, and hopefully, Tony Stark had something to learn about. And Dr. Banner, when you said, “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 an amazing movie!
There you go, my opinions on some of the more important and some not very important happenings around us.
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