12 November, 2005

And in Today's News!

Here's an article that I came across in The Straits Times today-

Brazil leader watched pirated film
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lul da Silva watched a pirated copy of a popular film during a recent flight, the government has confirmed.
His advisors had been responsible for obtaining an illegal copy of the Oscar-nominated film '2 Sons of Francisco', the BBC, quoting Brazilian media reports, reported yesterday.
It said the President was "saddened" by the revelation and that the advisors resposible had been reprimanded.
Mr Lula saw the film during a trip to Moscow in October- well before legal copies hit the market. '2 Sons of Francisco', by director Breno Silviera, tells the true story of Brazilian country music
singers Zeze and Luciano di Carmago- with whom Mr Lula is said to be friends.

Oh lawdy!
That was hilarious. *wipes away a tear*
Ok, ladies, lets get serious.

Reading this article set off a few questions/thoughts. And we all know how thought-provoking my thoughts are, now dont we?
1) The Prez (can I call him 'Prez'? Thanks.) has one mouthful of a name. Thank God they shortened it to 'Mr Lula'.
2) Who the hell cares if a movie is pirated? Certainly not me! Ok, ok sorry Mr Superstar-ActionHero. I'm sooo sorry you can't buy yourself ANOTHER gazillion square feet of space. Also, I don't let something as trivial as bad cinema print and lousy audio interrupt my viewing pleasure. And neither should you.
3) Which bored saddo actually goes and snitches about the Prez watching a pirated film!? I hope it was worth his time! So. not. cool.
4) The Prez was "saddened". Boo-frikkedy-hoo. He probably called a press conference, said he was "saddened" and then whispered to his No.2 "We're still on for 'Deuce Bigalow European Gigolo' tonight, yea?"
5) Why is the BBC bothering to waste valuable air time on someone watching a pirated movie? Don't they have other catastrophes/ terribly pressing issues to look into?
6) Ditto for The Straits Times.
I swear..I chuckled for a good 5 minutes after reading that.


Blogger Yours Truly...Conman did the happy dance and finally said..

yeah man... BBC doing that story... thats pretty sad...
What a non-story!

11:13 PM  
Blogger Surya Swamy did the happy dance and finally said..

Yet another example of the press poking their nose into things they shouldn't. Sucks for Lula though, cos his approval rates have plumetted and one stupid incident like this can have a PROFOUND effect on the public. As much as many of the corruption charges against his administration are valid, his life story is inspiring to say the least. From pauper to President.


6:30 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

conman - i know!

surya - youre kidding...this actually affected his approval rates?! i admit i know nothing about him (will visit the link u gave) but dont approval rates depend on more..um..serious issues? like how well he can govern, etc etc? sheesh

12:04 PM  
Blogger Grafxgurl did the happy dance and finally said..

everyone's bored honey....every member of the press.. everyone who's who....and everyone who's what.

i dont think they can stoop any lower...

scrabbling and grovelling for stories is an art and i think theyve just perfected it...

and i thought 6 ft under was pretty low.

5:53 PM  

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