Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I Read Newspapers

Specifically, I have taken to reading the Pune Mirror, which supplies immense education and entertainment. Sample these two items I read today that I found entertaining and educational, respectively. (I'm paraphrasing them because I can't find them online and I don't have a copy with me.)

Question asked to several young women: "If you were on a date with Abhinav Bindra, what would you ask him?" My favourite was the smart young woman who said, "I'd ask him who he is and why he would want to go on a date with me."

Question asked in the sex agony uncle column (I think it's called "Ask the Sexpert"): "I have wrinkles caused due to masturbating. What should I do?" Answer: "Wrinkles cannot be caused by masturbation." (There, I bet you never knew that! You did? It's only me?)

5 comments:

Indian Home Maker said...

When we were young we were advised to read the Newspaper to improve our general awareness. I wonder how were the papers then? Pune Mirror is shameful! (And yes I had checked earlier it is not available online, though Mumbai Mirror is). The Times of India is doing every bit to ensure it is a useful newspaper. I first noticed how useful it is a few years ago when I heard my kids discussing the lace sari from Vesace that Liz Hurley was planning to wear for her India visit...another was which star beat who in 'ad wars' on front page. They can do so much, and achieve so much...they can change the thinking of a whole generation and this is what they are doing:(

D said...

Lol! Why are they called 'news'papers any more?

Banno said...

I read the Mumbai Mirror every morning. It's always good for a few laughs.

@lankr1ta said...

and masturbation doe snot make you blnd- wow, whoever knew...

I made a conscious decision to stop reading the TOI. I am much happier for it.

Unmana said...

IHM: I agree, yet - I wonder if we deserve our newspapers. The TOI publishes such crap and it's still the most popular...

D: I suspect the Pune Mirror would be insulted if you called it a 'newspaper'.

Banno: Exactly. I read it in office, in the midst of a boring day.

Alankrita: Not blind, it doesn't give you wrinkles. See, that's why I said it's informative: it would never have occured to me to even think of something like that. And I'd have remained ignorant without realising it.