Monday, May 12, 2008

In other news.

Good Gawde has just reminded me that I haven't been keeping my vast readership up to date with various developments in my life and my very important opinions on events transpiring across the world. I thank him. All four of my readers also thank him. Especially Ma. And Pa. ;)


First things first. Get well soon, BB. That stomach trouble you've been having is causing trepidation across the globe. Your legion of admirers is on tenterhooks, biting their finger and toe-nails in an atmosphere of uncertainty and anxiety. Bu chuss yehai dapan ki tsu gess gasun jald nish jald theek. Booz-thha? Shaabaash.


And now on to more public topics. The Turkish GP yesterday. What a fantastic race! Finally a really exciting watch after oh-so-many races.We've had few and far between. The Brazilian GP to wind things up last season in October was a thriller. Then the season-opener in Melbourne this year was entertainng. And after a couple of boring months, yesterday's great race in Istanbul. Well done, little Massa. And Hammie, just when I had lost all hope in you, you took it up one notch and drove a damn good race. The 'Surpise!' three-pit-stop strategy almost worked. Very well done. Kimi stormed in third, close on Hammie's heels. Poor Heikki. Had an unlucky race but some nice overtaking moves all along after his 'flat' start. And Alonso.... *sigh*... Let us take a moment to daydream about this wonderful Spaniard. He was tres bien as usual. And coming up next is the wonderful Monaco GP. Woo hooooo!


On to the IPL now. Started off with a bang in Bangalore, and the tempo's been good ever since. Bangalore's team is by far the biggest joke this tournament's thrown up. Mmmppfhfhppphhhh. *That's muffled laughter*. Tired and Test-ed, is what the Royal Challengers are all about. The Saab is gunning for Dhoni's Chennai Superkings and Delhi's Daredevils (a lot of which has to do with Akshay 'hubba-hubba' Kumar being their posterboy.... I am not ashamed of this fact. I can't help it.) Other teams that look good are of course Warne's Jaipur lads. And Kolkata has a few very bright sparks in the form of Saurav Da and an impressive bowling line-up: Ishant Sharma, Umar Gul, Dinda and possibly, Shoaib Actor, no, no!, Akhtar. (Thanks to Sir Khurram Abbas in the Amreeka for this moniker.)


And then! Soccer. ManuU have romped home with the Barclays English Premier League cup. Whatte! Waiting for Moscow where they'll hopefully make it a double and win the Champions League as well. Chelsea were kicking up a happy storm last night when they saw a faint light at the end of the tunnel with their goal against Bolton. If Man U drew, that would be it. As it turned out though, the Wanderers pulled out a gorgeous equaliser themselves and Chelsea was left undone. Ronaldo had a foot in this winning match as well, and thanks to Rooney, Giggsy pulled off a nice second goal towards the end of the match. And that wrapped it up for the Reds.


In other news, looks like Barack Obama's going to be it. Unless the law suddenly changes and it turns out Dubya can run for another term. In which case it's probable that America will reinstate him as Prez. Ho hum.

8 comments:

Fahad said...

This is a hate message, targeted toward that team you love. Manchester United. I haven't seen any team as lucky as they are this season. They should've been trounced at Nou Camp and then at Old Trafford by the mighty Barcelona but as always they got lucky. hmmph

I will end this rant by making a rather optimistic statement...hoping that the referee will not once again favour the Reds and that luck is not on their side because if it were a luckless day for both teams Manchester will loseeeeeeeeeeee like anything...

Saab quit supporting the Reds...I command you :p

longblackveil said...

@Fahad: The mighty Barca? Hmmm. If I remember correctly, some team that sounds amazingly like that just got a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Real Madrid not too long ago. Tumty tumty tumty tum.

Anoopa Anand said...

Oh god. This spotless mental image I have of you now involves you saying 'tumty tumty tumty tum'.

Finally, it writes. Yay!

Fahad said...

Indeed. Which is why I maintain that the Spanish/Italian/German/Scottish leagues are so much more better than the English one. Oh well.

My point is Barcelona >>>> Manchester United :)

And tumty tumty tumty tum? haha

Babur said...

thanks for the wishes sabbiyya. i am doing better and docs think i might survive this. but am going to shave my hair off anyways so you know who does not get any more attention than she already has.

longblackveil said...

This is a good idea, Bobby. You'll look like a stud. Like Raaka in Shaan, almost.But in case she sniffs out the competition from your end, you never know, she might contract some other weird ailment. Like colour blindness. Or irreprabale brain damage. (For which latter she is eminently qualified.....)

Apoorv Gawde said...

Aha! I thank thee for the newseth you bringeth...

Karim said...

Hey Sabah, first time visitor to your blog and i find it really extensive, informative and fun. :)

By the way, Obama has a chance to win, but McCain would be the choice of american lobbyists, i think.