Sunday, June 18, 2006

No. 100

This is incidentally my 100th post.
There's football almost on every channel on my TV. When the game is not so interesting, I get my kicks by switching to commentary that's in a language I can't understand. (Yeah you're right. I'm easily amused)

I can't stay long on the dutch channel because the guttural noises of the language are deterrants.
The german channels...wait! I vowed to myself; no more german bashing on this page.

For some reason, the french guy just can't get excited about anything. You could have Ronaldinho passing with a scissor kick and Ronaldo reverse kicking (at his current weight, just taking off from the ground would be considered a miracle) into goal, and the french commentator would still be talking dispassionately like he's saying "Our father in heaven holy be thy name" in french.

The longest word in spanish has to be 'Gol'. The commentator starts saying it as soon as the ball hits the back of the net. The players have finished celebrating but the commentator has still not reached the 'l' in Gol. The channel has shown replays from 15 different angles, both teams have forgotten about the goal, the guy has significantly altered the CO2 levels in his room, but he still hasn't finished the damn word.

And then I switch back to good ol' John Motson.


Swathi Sambhani aka Chimera said...

Congrats on ur 100th post , as to the rest of ur rant i hate to say this but football doesnt interest me one bit, so i gave it a miss.

Anonymous said...

".. the french guy just can't get excited about anything" ?!!!
hmmm .. now this could be a serious issue of certain mutation, if not an impostor ;-)

Kavs said...

D, great knock of 100, not out!

And, which team are cheering for?

Anu said...

congratulations! I never realised you were even appraoching hundred! Should go through some of your old posts. I like your mild humour! Wish you many more years of happy blogging! :)

Anu said...

I went back and chose to read your 'Astrology'. hats off to you for that post.

Deepak said...

swathi: hey it was about commentary!

gelf mallu(?) : did I forget to say "on the field" ?

Thanks Kavs and Anu.
Kavs, I'm going with Holland and Czech Republic