The Most Fantabulously Awesome Blogpost You Will Ever Read!

As someone whose livelihood depends on how well I can make muck look like Mardi Gras, I have a question for humanity at large: when exactly did we become a race of exaggerators?

Spend ten minutes listening to any damned conversation these days (I'm not suggesting evesdrop, just... be conveniently around when people are speaking). Everything it seems, is 'mad awesome' or 'insanely brilliant'. And we're not talking about particle accelerators here or the Aurora Borealis. No, we're talking about Youtube videos where one toddler bites another. Or a cat trips over its own paws. Or somebody talks about homosexuals eating poo. 

Seriously, world? You think that's frickin' amazing?  

Justin Bieber's music is like so amazingly fantastic. OMG, Robert Pattinson is so totally the hottest guy on the planet. That watermelon martini was like the best I've ever had in my whole life. Wasn't Saturday night so frickin' brilliant? 

No. No, it wasn't, kiddo, no it was not. 

Einstein was brilliant. You'll change your opinion about martinis in the next fifteen minutes, forget the rest of your life. The hottest man on the planet could in all likelihood, be living a quiet, lonely life as a monk in Spain. And nobody will remember Justin Bieber's music after the next pre-pubescent singing sensation arrives on the scene.

Get a little perspective, would you? And leave the hyperbole to us ad-people. 

Now that, would be... nice.


Comments

Pavithra said…
Nice writing, as usual. Extensive hyperbole usage could be triggered by the fact that we are all pimping every moment of our lives on facebook and twitter and are forced to make everything seem bigger, better, sharper, cleaner etc than it actually is. I mean, we dont want to seem like we lead normal lives, do we? Interesting labels- psychobabble and thought provoking drivel. And I love the appropriateness of the images that accompanied the earlier posts. Can we have those for future posts too? Please?
R said…
Bloody hell, you're right as always. I tend to sell shit to people all the time. Oh, my trip was fantastic, screw yours. My meal was mindblowing, what did you eat, bricks? Maybe I'll never give up on advertising.
Vini said…
I think people are just running out of adjectives and adverbs - hence the need to decorate the same old ones with words like 'totally' and 'absolutely'. If only people awoke to the power and joy of metaphors.
Fantabulous! I love the word Fantabulous! It is so totally the best word I've ever heard :P

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