There are days and there are days. International useless days and awards-that-recipients-care-least-about days. The former on "Fly, you fools!", the latter - today. Two reasons:
1. Barack Obama - "Time person of the year"
Ok, say a man had created history by becoming the first black president of the most powerful country in its 200 odd years of freedom. How would you thrill him? What other prize would really send him over the moon? You guessed it - he don't care.
2. Sachin Tendulkar - Voted Happiest and Healthiest person in India
This is probably how his quote was taken:
Journalist: Sir, you are being voted happiest and healthiest person in full India. What you say, Sir?
ST: (If I use a negative word, these guys are going to misquote me anyway. Let me string together a statement that contains an exclamation, disbelief, re-iteration, joyous appreciation and ends with the word 'forever'.)
ST: Goodness me! Is it true? My countrymen think that I am the healthiest and happiest person in the country? What a compliment, I am truly overwhelmed. I will cherish this compliment forever.
ST: (Oh man, I think I overdid it. Hope he doesn't report my sarcasm.)
Journalist: Sir please to be taking photo with me for my daughter Chunni who is very large fan.