As soon as the nobel peace prize was announced, the first reaction was that of disbelief which soon gave way to the numerous jokes and cartoons doing the rounds on the internet. So who should we attribute this recent goof up to ??
Contrary to popular belief and controvery theorists, it wasnt :
1. The aliens who have got into the heads of the nobel jury.
2. An attempt by the US of A to create more confusion and ‘peacefully’ bomb some infidel countries (which i secretly support).
3. Pakistans way of getting more aid to build up their millitary with thanks to the ‘peaceful’ prez.
4. America’s birthday gift to the prez’s dog.
For reasons known to all, I will refrain from racist remarks on this blog, although I assure you i am most tempted to. However, it is now time we see the writing on the wall, and i reveal the truth..
Till a few years back, we loved the idiot box, we thrived on cricket matches and cartoons and epic serials for the elderly. Then came the saas-bashu stuff which only invaded the ‘bored housewife’ segment, which was still acceptable considering the fact that the problems shown on screen were far greater than the problems at home. However, we are now faced with a serious threat, far more serious than China invading Arunachal or MSD’s problems at finding new sponsors after India’s recent spate of losses. It is the ‘reality show’ bug which is biting everyone, not just our country but around the world.
Take some time off, switch on the television, and what do you see ?? participants getting their 2 mins of fame and crooning away to glory on stage while viewers pass their judgement. The 3 judges sitting beneath the spotlight, or the booming voice inside a house, or the cool veejay now reduced to managing bitchfights and acting in failed bollywood movies have all succumbed to this bug. Recently i notice kids not more than 13 years old being made to perform live and then getting booted out of the show while the cameras film their tears in slow motion… give them a break guys !!
Its time we as viewers stop this insane tide of reality shows taking over us, it is nothing but an aim to make false promises of fame, fortune and glory and no one remembers you next year. I assure you, it is all fixed, events are predetermined, scripts are written beforehand, drama is created and sensationalised and broadcast for us idiots..
The way forward ?? the logical thing to do would be to start an anti-reality show movement on television or maybe create groups on facebook, but I dont see that happening. Luckily, we can fight fire with fire, for the solution lies at home..
1. We nominate Rakhi Sawant for the Oscars and send her to the red carpet.
2. and then, nominate Paris Hilton for the Sansui Manikchand something something Filmfare Awards.
However, not to stray from the topic, we gave the prez his fame, which actually didnt backfire, since after a decade or so, a common quiz question doing the rounds would be “who was the first US president to win the nobel”.. ?? Till then however, we would be zombies of the reality bug, being manipulated by sensationalised media.