Archive for February, 2011

Hunger Strike

Posted: February 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

This article was recently sent to me by someone who knew I would find it very interesting…

Everyone loved him when he looked like Diana. Now that he looks like Charles, hmmm...

A Mexican teenager is staging a hunger strike outside the British Embassy in Mexico City in a bizarre attempt to secure an invitation to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Estibalis Chavez, 19, said she had not eaten for the past eight days and was living on just water as she camps in a blue tent near the gates to the embassy.

“Are they going to let me die just because they wouldn’t give me an invitation to the royal wedding?” Miss Chavez wrote on one of the flyers she has plastered near the entrance to the colonial-style building. “This is my only dream,” read another flyer next to a picture of the smiling royal couple who will marry at Westminster Abbey on April 29. Miss Chavez, wearing braces, pigtails and glasses, said the late Princess Diana had inspired her campaign. “I think she was one of the most interesting women in history, and one of the best and most beautiful,” she said.

“My mother was a big fan of Lady Di too and she died when I was born, so I promised myself I would attend her son’s wedding,” added Miss Chavez, who has also taken her cause to the Facebook social networking site. “The embassy could talk to Britain for me but they haven’t,” she said. “But I’m going to stay here until I can’t go on.”

Quite remarkable.

Now, I’d like to draw attention to a quote from the second paragraph of the article where she asks a deeply profound question, “Are they going to let me die just because they wouldn’t give me an invitation to the royal wedding?”

I really hope they do.

Yeah, I said it! This is the absolute height of nincompoopery! How does an adult (above 18 years) decide that a wedding between people who don’t have any inkling who you are is worth starving to death over? Really?! What malfunction in her brain cells woke her from her slumber one day and assured her that this is a most logical move?

Seriously, she ought to be made an example of. The Queen should send some of her best Beefeaters from the Tower of London to surround this little Mexican buffon and ensure that she observes this little hunger strike of hers without cheating. Hopefully someone will set up a webcam so that we can login and watch her weep upon the realisation that deciding on whether to go hungry isn’t a choice for many people in the Third World (ironically her country falls under this category).

I personally think that hunger strikes are ludicrous at the best of times. Why should the rest of us care if you are willingly starving yourself to death, or your reasons for doing so? Grab a sandwich and find a more productive way to moan! But at least most of history’s hunger strikers usually did so for important and/or noble causes that involved human rights abuses, political agendas, etc.. Trying to gatecrash a wedding does not fall under important and/or noble causes.

Therefore, rather than reward her nonsense, I hope that Buckingham Palace do the right thing and completely ignore this imbecilic girl who is completely out of touch with reality and leave her to starve. She should at least pass out from the hunger pangs and perhaps acquire a few ulcers before she is allowed to eat something and go home in failure. Hopefully that will discourage any other fools around the world from attempting similarly reckless tomfoolery for equally irrelevant causes.

If she gets the invitation though, I just might camp outside of Facebook HQ and go on hunger strike in exchange for 5% shares in Facebook. It is my only dream and my father is a great admirer of Mark Zuckerberg.

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Putting the Pro in Procrastination

Posted: February 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

Okay, I’ve finally done it.

For the better part of a year now I’ve been promising myself that I shall start a blog. Too many topics have come and gone in my mind that I thought to myself would be excellent to write upon. But I kept telling myself tomorrow. Next week. Next month. When I’m done with this project. But that day would never come.

However, we are now here. And it required a giant kick up the backside for me to do it. I have a colleague who just upped and opened a blog a few hours ago and already she has 4 posts! I was insulted. How can she make me look so foolish?! I’ll show her…

Any-who, this is merely my first post and a way to welcome you all into my world. Don’t worry about the fonts and themes for now, I shall be experimenting over the next few weeks until my blog looks so exciting that your eyes melt upon merely casting a sideways glance at your monitor!

Let’s wish each other luck (good luck) as we go on this unstable journey together.

Like Cassius Clay’s daughter (Fine Ali).

Finally.

This ass kicking would be so worth it...