Monday, October 29, 2012

251. Wrath

"Let grief Convert to anger; blunt not the heart, enrage it,"
- Macbeth (4.3.228-9)

Chelsea went down 2-3 to Manchester United at Stamford Bridge last night. After coming back from 2 goals down, Chelsea had two players sent off before conceding a third goal to United, scored from a player that seemed off-site as replays seemed to suggest.

Torres was sent off for a second yellow card for diving, even as replays showed there was contact.

After the match, Chelsea brought charges for abusive language (with a suggestion that some of it was racial in nature) by the referee, Mark Clattenburg towards two of their players.

Those are the facts of the case. Time shall tell what comes of it.

Till then, good night and good luck.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

250. Truest Grit

My 12 year-old niece whines everyday about having to go to school. About having to go to tuition. About having to do exams. She also whines about not having the latest iPhone and iPad.

When I was her age, I had my share of whinging. Probably not as much, but yeah, I was a right spoilt brat I was. Those days it wasn't about an i-gadget, more like the latest Nintendo game. A Super Contra here. A Ninja Gaiden there. Hell, who can forget the awesome Lifeforce from Konami?

Yep, I wanted 'em all. Those were the sweet days when Nintendo ruled over all...the halcyon days of gaming, if you will. Who can forget Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start.

Anyway, I digress.

If you've been following the story of Malala Yousafzai, you probably know where this is headed. I'll leave you to it.