Category Archives: Humour
Okay, it’s time to come clean: all this blogging makes us at Mediolana vulnerable in a whole bunch of ways, not least to the gargantuan array of vegetable-based snacks that can be consumed, electronically-speaking, on the fly. But while munching our way through a bag of exceptionally good Doritos (pictured) – a cheese ‘n’ corn feast of predictable brilliance supplied by the CEO of one of our favourite companies, Azam Marketing – we couldn’t help noticing that susceptibilities in the more deranged models of capitalist economic architecture have become unexpected poles of attraction.
Yes, Doritos and Pepsi Max – if there’s a better duet in high carb, nutritionally modest food, we haven’t heard it – are offering lucky consumers the chance to go to either Las Vegas or Iceland. Gambling – whether on slot machines or banking bubbles – is the new rock ‘n’ roll. And we’re smacking our lips at other potential competition prizes. Trips to the USA after a massive depreciation in the US dollar? Vacations in Greece during yet another round of bailouts and riots? The possibilities are endless!
It’s been a hazy past 48 hours for Mediolana’s blogger-in-chief: of the little he can recollect, the image of a friendly surgeon from the Far East and a surprisingly sharp anaesthetic needle loom large in his memory. But his experience didn’t turn him into what the hit US comedy Seinfeld once gloriously referred to as a rabid anti-dentite; far from it. And while a diet largely devoid of chocolate might break lesser Internet voices, the key contributor to mediolana.wordpress.com is unwavering in his belief that yoghurt is, after all, the way forward. With a full program of posts planned out for the forthcoming week, one conclusion is clear: this set of engineering works, while painful, are not enough to stop this blog from publishing…at least until the paracetamol runs out…
Damages awarded in first UK Twitter action http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/courts-news/damages-awarded-first-uk-twitter-libel-action—
Asad Yawar (@Mediolana) March 21, 2011