Saturday, August 30, 2008

Where's My Mojo?

Have I lost my mojo? More importantly, has my blog lost its mojo? The posting has not been up to the mark in the last month or so. There is no dearth of ideas or lack of inspiration for blogging. Neither is work eating into my personal time. So what's wrong, you ask. Something(s) very unexpected and v. bad has happened which has stifled my creative energies.

Firstly, people keep saying "I reserve my rights to blog about this" every time they screw up or do something very LOL-worthy. This effectively puts wonderful blog-ops beyond my (and consequently, your) reach. Its a typical dog-in-the-manger story. They are obviously not going to blog about it and advertise their bloopers to the world. And by reserving their rights to blog about it, they are preventing me from doing so. Even blooper-prone people who don't blog extract promises from me not to blog about bloopers as their first order of business after committing one. Such is the selfishness of the people around me.

Secondly, more than expected number of people in office read my blog nowadays. This is not a very safe situation if you want to indulge in some office humour. Boss bashing is definitely out of the question and one of these days some person who has found mention in this blog (and for some unknown reason is unhappy about it) is going to pass on the link to the Hot Marketing Babe.

Its not as if I get great amounts of pleasure in doing this - I'm doing it only for the benefit of mankind, the whole laughter-medicine business. So you guys stop thinking about just yourselves and imagine the good you can do for the world through my blog. This whole situation makes me think that these days you can't even do a good deed without people objecting to it.

So what exacty are you guys missing out on? The following is only a sample:

1. Sree's SMS story. Involving Boss, COO, me, Hot Marketing Babe, Hot New Engineering Grad Babes and of course, Sree himself. A tale of epic proportions, it's a story of how messed up things can get if you send a message to persons above or below the intended person in the contacts list.

2. Badri's visa story. If ever there was an international mess up, this is it. Spanning 8 cities in 6 countries and 3 continents, this one was outrageous even by Badri's own standards. This goof-up has become the new benchmark in our circles. The only way it's not going to appear on my blog is if he bribes me with Drambuie and Czech beer.

Now the inevitable will happen - you will demand to know the story. But whatever I'm not, I certainly am a person who keeps his promises (and I also fear for my life, but that's really a minor point). So does that mean I'll never tell these stories? Certainly not! For I'm not so heartless as to deny blogosphere of these magnificent stories. So here's the deal: One year from the date of occurence of a blooper, all copyrights cease to exist and I'm free to blog about it. People not agreeing to this condition should stop goofing up in a ROTFLy way from now on.

14 comments:

Tom said...

Man, look at me, many of the people i've blogged about doesn't know i've a blog. Even my family doesn't know i've a blog. You gotta expose ur blog only to people you trust, to remain "healthy". I suggest, you write the posts now and save it as drafts and publish after like 3/4 months, we'll still be here waiting to read them! (I fear you might forget the incident and key punch dialogues by then). Get the mojo back to the phlip side!!

Ms Cris said...

Or you could just change names and places and put the stories here. The goofers are really just goofers, they will probably think its someone else's story and laugh at it.

Santosh said...

Let's battle it out in the court Philip. Go ahead and write those stories...

silverine said...

And this is why I am having the last laugh here. Ah! The joys of blogging under a pen name. :) I know the post is written in a lighter vein, but I have had my share of troubles when some people accidentally came to know of my blog via loud mouthed friends. Luckily people in the family are not interested and think I am doing what I did in school and college, that is contribute to the school/college magazines! :p

Praveen said...

dont forget to write down the stories now itself..else u'll forget aftr 1 year:D

Philip said...

tom: good point. I'll make sure that I note down the salient points now so that I don't forget it later on.

ms cris: the problem is that everyone I know will know who I've been writing about. I'm doubtful whether this will solve the problem

santosh: :D Legally speaking, I'm free to blog about anything I want. But friendship is a different matter altogether.

silverine: pen name or not, surely all people in your office would be knowing about your blog by now?

praveen: will do that :)

silverine said...

Philip: No one in my office does except two people who write under pen names themselves :D It would be very foolish to tell colleagues about your blog, since most IT cos have policies about external blogging.

Badri said...

hi

Actually I was thinking about the promise u made......u actually broke the one and a half promises

1. Not to laugh about the goof up. You laughed your heart out after I left you alone

2. Not to let the goof up out.
Now I can say you partially broke the second god promise which you made by telling almost most of it...

Anewayz my childhood dream was becoming famous. So if I am to become famous because of my goof up, so be it.

Also add extra masala so tht I dont look like a fool, you can also immortalize me with some of my original lines, girls, some amma sentiment and dappan kuttu things like tht.

Then add my blog link to my name so tht people will visit my blog and come to know about the nov(b)el work I am doing.

It should be an elaborate PR exercise and I should leverage your fan following................

mathew said...

hahaha..i think i ll get a copyright from friends too..but fortunately they say I have had a fair chunk of bloopers too..;-P

Raghav said...

Phil, Badri & co. let me know the story of the Visa goof up.

kochuthresiamma p .j said...

just go ahead and blog. no two people can write identically on the same issue.
an dont give promises not to blog. promise to give link to their blog on the same issue

mea culpa said...

Go ahead and blog... nothing shd stop u... not even ur promises...

Tito Varghese said...

Thalle , nee pulii thanne api..

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