Archive for January 18th, 2008

January 18, 2008

In which the scope of Project: Objectify is widened

About a month ago, Swatie asked me why project:objectify limited itself to only sportspeople, when it would be equally efficient to objectify pretty much any famous attractive male. she had a point, of course, and I will soon be doing a special, politician-objectifying post. I do plan to stick to sportspersons though, mainly because there’s more raw material to work with (actors don’t count).

But women don’t necessarily need to be famous for an unnecessary emphasis to be placed on their looks in whatever career they choose. Most women aren’t. And while I am not likely to objectify men-who-aren’t-famous here (because why would any of you care?) it would be nice to know someone was doing it.

So my joy when Shreyas linked me to this knew no bounds.

Peter Burkill, a British Airways pilot, seems to have prevented a crash landing from turning into an utter disaster. This is good. But far more relevant is this, from his neighbour, one Valerie Firminger:

She said: “He’s absolutely gorgeous. He’s all you imagine an airline pilot to be. He’s very good looking, very calm.

I propose that Mrs Firminger be made an honourary member. Effective immediately.

January 18, 2008

Anti – Climatic

Calcutta is far, far warmer than Delhi. Calcuttans think this is cold and travel around be-sweatered and monkeycapped (recent events in the world of sport have led to my flatmate calling them teri maa ki caps) and slightly shocked at my seeming indifference to the weather. To which I reply, in tones of superiority, that I am from Delhi.

Embarrassingly I have now caught a cold and am living on soup and tea. There is a lesson to be learned here.

Then again, if it hadn’t been for this cold (and its attendant sore throat) I would never have discovered the joy that is Dilmah’s wild cherry tea. So. Not so bad, really.