Monday, January 23, 2012
Friday, May 14, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I hereby present you with an excerpt from Chetan Bhagat's 'one night@call centre' which I only just read:
'Vroom continued, this time in a firmer voice.
"Thank you. My friends, I am angry. Because every day, I see some of the world’s strongest and smartest people in my country. I see all this potential, yet it is all getting wasted. An entire generation up all night, providing crutches for the white morons to run their lives. And then big companies come and convince us with their advertising to value crap we don’t need, do jobs we hate, so we can buy stuff -- junk food, coloured fizzy water, dumbass credit cards and overpriced shoes. They call it youth culture. Is that what they think youth is about? …." '
And here's a dialouge of Tyler Durden, the character played by Brad Pitt in the movie 'Fight Club' lecturing his fight club buddies:
"I see all this potential -- damn it, an entire generation pumping gas and waiting tables; they're slaves with white collars. Advertisements have them chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We are the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War, or great depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives. We've all been raised by television to believe that one day we'll all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars -- but we won't. And we're learning slowly that fact. And we're very, very pissed off."
I wouldn't go so far as to label any of this plagiarism despite the misleading 'Title' of this blog...but then, who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?