Wednesday, January 20, 2010

An Oral History of Pakistan in Four Minutes



Ameen to that.

Ps: If anyone is willing to transcribe and translate all that, I will post it up.

16 comments:

AKS said...

Why couldn't you have been an insaan and said Amen instead of Ameen?

NB said...

I dunno. Didnt think about it.

You ass, you know this post is now goign to turn into a "whats wrong with saying Ameen"/"but why do you have to say Ameen when the saying is Amen to that" thread right?

Naqiya said...

@ aks: why do you hate islam??

Khalid said...

And I thought language policing was not a feature of this blog. Now the authors are at it. I hope it is not proxy for thought policing. I have enjoyed that this 'didn't think about it' spelling goes well with NB's last post.

To bring discussion back to topic, it is interesting how the guy remembers each pay rise from some time ago but does not mention it for recent years probably because of very high inflation the pay rises don't matter anymore.

Tazeen said...

This guy is so adorable

Naqiya said...

dude. i just saw this properly again - he. is. so. cute. also very accurate, although no mention of our nuclear capabilities?? i want him to be my friend, waisay

Nabeel said...

my thoughts have not changed from the first time i watched this:

It is uplifting and upsetting at the same time – our country’s tale definitely has been a sad one, but it has lived on because of people like him.

Pakistan zindabad.

(yes,i'm feeling patriotic right now,partially because of watching two tehreek e insaf members push their agenda on bang e dara (they're messed up when it comes to extremism,but didn't spend their 15 min of fame bashing other parties,respect), and partially because of ahsan's post on joy in pakistan,which merits a reply there.)

Nabeel said...

sorry. NB's post. Not Ahsan's post. My bad.

ReeBz said...

Its great! the knowledge of the man is Worthy of appreciation!

Michael Collins said...

Oral history of Pakistan in four minutes - I'd like see and share the translation if that's possible. If so, many thanks in advance.

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Anon_for_a_good_reason said...

This is seriously hilarious..
Terror Camps mired in bureaucracy
Unilateral Confidence Building Measure by Pak

Zeba said...

I couldn't understand half of it. But the other half...that guy knows a lot!

Saleem said...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8478076.stm

- I think this goes a long way in exonerating us for negotiating with the Taleban. you have made some really sound arguments in the past but the reality on the ground is that these people cannot be eliminated by force alone. It has always been about keeping/grooming them as strategic assets because these people will not and cannot be institutionalized.

Anonymous said...

love this man !!!

Anonymous said...

OK here's the translation:

Performativity cannot be understood outside of a process of iterability, a regularized and constrained repetition of norms. And this repetition is not performed by a subject; this repetition is what enables a subject and constitutes the temporal condition for the subject. This iterability implies that 'performance' is not a singular 'act' or event, but a ritualized production, a ritual reiterated under and through constraint, under and through the force of prohibition and taboo, with the threat of ostracism and even death controlling and compelling the shape of the production, but not, I will insist, determining it fully in advance