Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Stumped by Derek O’Brien

There’s hardly a quiz show on ground or on TV that you could come across without it being hosted by Derek O’Brien. A few years ago, we saw the birth of Derek the author. Earlier this year, I came across a copy of the Penguin CNBC TV18 Business Yearbook, and was appalled. To me, it was the worst reference book I had ever come across.
Last week, stuck in an aircraft (not an aircraft carrier), I attempted a quiz of Derek’s that appears in DNA.

Here are some of the questions, some of the answers, and some of my comments.

Q. What began as a design for inflight memo pad and grew to be the mascot for the aircraft carrier?
My comment: The language is found wanting, and Air India is an aircraft carrier?!

Q. In an advertisement for which tea brand did Shah Rukh Khan make his debut in advertisement?
My comment: “make his debut in advertisement”?

Q. Recently, Kingfisher Airlines has tied up with which company to provide satellite TV on flights?
Ans: DTH
My comments: Hello? DTH is a company? And the language, the language!


Tarun said...


bongopondit said...

Seems like Derek is going the Parnab 'Jayalalitha is CM of Karnataka' Mukherjee way....

Robin said...

LOL.. Good blog dude..
- Robin

Anant Rangaswami said...

Hey, thanks guys for landing up at pigsandwings.
And a story on Derek O'Brien gets more traffic and attention than reams of stuff I wrote on STAR TV.
One day I will understand how these dynamics work!

deaddevil said...

Ha ha - LoL etc.

gaurav said...

nice post..Derek need some Bournvita!

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