Thursday, November 13, 2008

Links For Thursday

Stuff to read:

Asif Zardari shows his empathy for the average Pakistani under 25% inflation.
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari insisted on Monday that there was no economic meltdown looming in Pakistan, but also defended turning to the IMF.

They start younger and younger these days, don't they?
Matthew Whoolery and his wife aren't blaming the school district for what happened on the bus but they do think all parents need to be careful about what they say and teach their children.

Whoolery and his wife couldn't believe it when their second and third graders got off the bus last week and told them what other students were saying.

"They just hadn't heard anything like this before," said Whoolery. "They were chanting on the bus, 'Assassinate Obama. Assassinate Obama.' Then adding in a name sometimes of a classmate on the bus, 'Assassinate Obama and Kate.'"

A great piece in Slate on Obama and Chicago, and what the city can expect now that its adopted son is President. For one thing, it's suddenly the favorite for the Olympics in 2016. For the rest, read the article.

It's funny how my cricket fan friends work. Both Zeyd and Faraz sent me different versions of this video within 24 hours of each other. Anyway, if you want to be grossed out by the sight of Shoaib Akhtar dancing with scantily clad Indian chicks, please go ahead. My only question is: how did he not pull a hamstring?

Speaking of cricket, please go through this hilariously schizophrenic thread on PakPassion. It was kicked off when Kamran Akmal dropped a catch. Of course, by the end of yesterday's game, Akmal was suddenly a hero. You can see the change in reactions to Akmal in real-time. I love the internet.

A top-ten list by Oxford University of the most annoying phrases in the English language. How is "absolutely" an annoying phrase? I don't understand British people sometimes. (Via India Uncut).

Keep dreaming, Ferguson. Keep dreaming.

Greatest Obama story ever.

Last and the complete opposite of least, please read this column in The News. It is by a Famous and Completely Loony Person. You will not regret clicking on it, I promise.

1 comment:

AKS said...

"date pay chalo gee?"