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7 Overrated Things

December 17, 2009

I got the idea of this post from Haris. Once again without any formal invitation I am taking a liberty to make my own post about 7 overrated things. I think there are too many things that the whole world is crazy about but for some reason I find them being blow out of proportion. My list begins with:

Twilight Saga: Ah! I would never understand why the whole world is hooked to the books and then to the movies. Like first they read books, and then they watch movies, Twilight and New Moon. And then they watch them again and again. Wherever you go people incessantly keep discussing them. The young girls are smitten by the charm of Edward Cullen. Give me a break! Who romance a vampire as shown in the movie? This entire craze gets sickening really.

I have watched Twilight. It is an alright movie nothing special at all. It reminded me of rather an unknown movie called ‘The Faculty’. I haven’t watched the New Moon and have no plan of watching it anytime in future. I would save myself from an evident headache that I will get by watching it.

NRO: NRO or The National Reconciliation Ordinance by Musharraff and its subsequent annulment is yet another overrated thing. The entire Pakistani media is busy debating it day and night. Who cares! I mean these crooks have gotten away with everything in the past and they will carve out several ways of absolving themselves of all the sins once again. The black money would be turned white, transferred abroad or would be invested in Pakistan. But it will never reach to the tax payers or the poor people of this country to whom it actually belongs. So let the media milk NRO, let the people be hooked to it but for me it is like beating the dead horse.

Google Wave: Until summers the entire world was waiting with abetted breath for the release of this new and innovative application by the trusted name in the cyber world. It released. I didn’t have it initially, so I started trying to get an invite. I did get eventually. One, two, three – with a thumbing heart I signed into it and poof… the entire magic evaporated in the thin air with half an hour or so. I am still unable to define it fully. So it is one of those things that the world discussed so much but it proved to be a damp squib at least for now.

Facebook: I am off it and I am happy! I wouldn’t say much because I consider it a sin wasting time on discussing as to how overrated this social networking website is. That sums it all.

Indian Soap Operas: Women addicted to it actually schedule their lives and daily commitments according to the timings of their favorite soaps that have been running almost five days a week since ages. I literally grow up but not these silly soaps. Wonder why women love these saas/bahu sagas too much? If Marx would have been alive he would have changed his statement to Indian soap operas are the opium of masses.

Tiger Woods’ Scandal(s): I know the media all over the world thrive on celeb-gossip but there is a limit to everything. So the story was that Mr. Woods, the renowned and world number one golfer crashed his car into fire hydrant and then into his neighbor’s tree. All the news networks broke the news on 27th of November that Tiger Woods had been seriously injured in a car accident. The world thought they are going to lose their beloved golfer but he was released from the hospital in a few hours and had only sustained minor injuries. And since then the media has been constantly buzzing with the aftermath of Woods’ accident and that is his infidelity. Apparently, he was fighting and texting when he crashed his car. So far at least seven (the number goes well with the overrated title) of his mistresses have been surfaced. Some are bargirls; some are strippers while one is a porn star. He has a weird taste in women!

2012: Several hundred years ago the Mayan people had made calendars and certain astrological calculations. Then they recorded everything in their language which seemed coded and signed to the modern man. Some enthusiastic people over the years decoded those signs and claimed that the intelligent Mayan people had actually predicted the end of the world in 2012. So as per Mayan prediction some fatal catastrophe would result the end of this world! I wouldn’t mind the ultimate end of the world in 2012 but I have a feeling that the media and the Hollywood (by releasing the movie 2012) are just creating paranoia amongst the ordinary and bored people.

I would say people should stop worrying about the world’s end in 2012 and instead concentrate their energies on rather better things. 2012 might well be another Y2K when the CNN had started a countdown that the entire world’s computers would stop working on 1st January 2000 and that would mean a virtual collapse of the whole world. Nothing happened. Even my slow as a mule Pentium 1 processor didn’t stop working. So chill people!


My friends: BMK, Aadill, Captureunivers, Yasser and others consider yourselves tagged!

18 Comments leave one →
  1. December 18, 2009 9:15 am

    Good to see this post :-). And I just can’t agree more on the Indian soaps. They have been on air since ages now, but the interest with which they are watched is ever increasing I think. truly amazing…

    • December 20, 2009 1:23 pm

      I should thank you! Because I got the idea of this post from your post 😛

      Don’t even mention Indian soaps… 😕

  2. December 18, 2009 11:12 am

    A very nice post and the cartoon drawing is just awesome! 🙂
    I so agree on most of the counts. I so despise those Indian soaps with all their artificial pomp; the havey makeups, the deafening background drumming and the less acting capabilities on part the actors.

    Thanks for the tag but I may not be able to recollect so many overrated things plus my inability to write things, of late.

    • December 20, 2009 1:24 pm

      Thanks! I got the sheep from internet and made the speech bubble myself 😛

  3. December 18, 2009 1:34 pm

    Another excellent post Ayesha 🙂 A few months back you could have added michael jackson’s death to the list. Now that was one media circus for the history books!

    I can’t stand Indian dramas. Its so boring. You always have these people dressed to the hilt standing around in a circle while some drama is being played out in the center. And most of the time they keep zooming into the actor’s faces like we have to pay attention to every little facial twitch!

    • December 20, 2009 1:26 pm

      Thanks for liking it! 🙂

      Good observation about the zooming camera! I have noticed that too! 😀

  4. December 18, 2009 2:39 pm

    twilight -> never seen any movie, half read book, too cheesy

    Wave -> tried because of the hype … not my forte as of now

    Facebook -> better than orkut … check it regularly not an addict though

    Indian soap opera -> Now way hozay

    Tiger woods -> Who knew golfers (supposedly with classy taste), prefer drought beer over English wine

    2012 -> haven’t seen the movie, don’t believe the crap prediction either …

  5. December 18, 2009 4:40 pm

    Ayesha Mashallah very nice post.

    Facebook; Alhamdulliah I am done with it. I cancel my account a few days ago and I am so happy. It was just wasting of time.

    Tigerwood; I heard about his scandel but never read his recent stories don’t know what happened to him. I am a fan of cricket. not golf…

    2012; I don’t really believe it, it just a movie and who believe movies Loll…

    • December 20, 2009 1:30 pm

      Well those who believe, believe in the Mayan prediction and not just the movie. One thing is sure, Mayan people were too advance in astrology!

      But still, no such prediction by anyone has ever come true! 🙂

  6. December 19, 2009 5:30 pm

    i like the pic in this post, overrated –> Yawn same feelings 😀

    Agreed with NRO and Googlewave, Thanks 4 the tag, i will try to do it soon 🙂

    • December 20, 2009 1:31 pm

      Even the sheep is bored of all those things! 😀

      Well, NRO thingie is going nowhere… so this tells a lot!

  7. December 21, 2009 8:53 am

    wao…yum yum post Ayesha….i m checking blog after long i guess… 😛

    perfect abt soaps…Aghh..i m amazed how ppl can waste even spare time for such nasty generations saas bahu that don’t even die 😛

    Wave…Ahhh dont ask me, u know better 😛

    NRO…. commentless, whole pandora box opened…

    Facebook..i do use but not addicted..just to keep in touch with friends and family apart..thats it…

    2012… useless to speak about

    Twilight Saga…Edward heheee…i wish he wouldn’t be vampire then bella n his love story can last longer rather ending up in new moon… 😀

    tigerwood…na i m not sports freak 😛

    • December 22, 2009 11:40 am


      I know you are into Twilight etc. And yes, GW is like an abandoned child 😛

  8. Adnan permalink
    December 21, 2009 5:52 pm

    Nice post once again but Ayesha! not only these seven things but in media world more often or not everything is being over-rated. I mean the role of media and particularly our media is to mention those things which shouldn’t be mentioned and hide those facts which should be clearly mentioned. Let’s hope that our media will show maturity in this testing time for our nation.

    • December 22, 2009 11:42 am

      Yes, it is basically the (mass) media that blows everything out of proportion. It is their business! 😕

  9. paul hickman permalink
    January 8, 2010 6:18 pm

    I agree with you on facebook. Nice blog.

  10. Dosage permalink
    October 31, 2010 10:55 am

    looking for celebrity gossips is the thing i do each day, i love to hear the latest celebrity gossips `

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