Monday, September 10, 2007

Story of Jackasses.

Now, before anyone gets the wrong idea, let me put 2 things in proper perspective:

1. I am normally a polite person who seldom ever uses profanities. Now, that does not by any small means, I don’t! For when certain issues gets to me, I do get feverish about them as I do now, and it certainly by no means because I am recovering from a bout of high fever that has been lingering for the past 2 days. Having said that, it must be said that the fever I’m having is not caused by my current feverish bout about some jackasses within the government. I mean, after having glimpsed at the front page of The Star, would it not get one to go on a swearing and cursing fit at not only the incompetent fools who purchased some overly priced items, but the audit department of the ministries involved as well as the jackasses at the Finance Ministry whom, one would have thought, should have been made aware of such purchases. This, if my memory serves me right, is a leaf taken from Reaganomics, where the US Defence Department would purchase materials way above its market price. For example, a simple hammer would be bought for USD500, when the market price was what, USD15! What was that I hear the government echoing “The opposition are stooges for foreign powers?” What a load of crap and a whole load of jackasses!

2. Calling someone or some people jackass/es is very impolite, I agree. But calling them by another word which is actually a corruption of a biological term and now made a derogatory word is even worse! Most friends I have would have called the perpetrators of the above asshole. Now, I am by no means a student of the language, but I do remember that there is no such thing as an asshole, unless they mean the hole at the rear of an ass; an ass here is one of the mule families which are commonly regarded as donkeys. Still, if such is the hole that is intended as a derogatory remark, then the proper spelling would be A-R-S-E. Now, that definitely is a very rude word to use, especially when one intend it for someone else, bearing in mind that out of the arse comes nothing but – pardon me – shit! Certainly then, the people whom I intend to use the remarks for, would rather I would not. Granted! But in the absence of - shall we say - a better word, and taking into consideration of my still unabated fever, leaves me no recourse but to call them jackasses!


There, it’s done! I have gotten it out of my system, but the fever still rage on within me. Which reminds me, a friend whom I was just with, advised me to drink soup. Not just any soup, but Bishop’s Nose, which is supposedly good for my fever. Now, I think he was just teasing me on the whole issue. But after a day of nothing but jackasses, I think not; I’ll just retire for the night or watch Massa in Italy. Now, that guy to me is certainly no jackass.


12 comments:

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

bro shah,

nothing much to do with the topic but in order to make it sound more polite, we can always replace the word shit with either stool or faeces. oh, what do you know, these 2 politically-correct words DO have everything to do with those blood-sucking culprits afterall.

cakapaje said...

A very early good morning to you too bro! Hmm...you are completely right - in both instances.

tokasid said...

Salam cakapaje:

I do hope you fever had 'kebah'. But the psychological fever caused by jackassessitis virus will take a very long time to go off. It might stay there lingering in our system just like the chickenpox virus which stays in our nerve, waiting to jump at you in a new form called Shingle/kayap.

I can only remember one book describing these jackassess. It was written than none other: Shannon Ahmad. The book: SHIT.

Most probably Shanon Ahmad saw lots of jackassess around for him to write SHIT.

And be warned, most of us will have high spiking fever soon, once the Sleeper wakes up to announce the next GE.

cakapaje said...

Salam Doc,

Jackassessitis...now, that's a nice medical term for it.

Something strange about my fever: it is not fully broken, yet I sweat. I still feel feverish especially the lower legs part. Mayhap like you mentioned, its the psychological part.

I remember Shannon's book alright. Just that I have never been able to bring myself to read it. And perhaps yes, he may have seen more of ...

GE fever will reach a new high this time; in terms of fervor as well as chicanery by you-know-who. Don't know which of the 3 hats I'll be wearing most: KP, Kelana Jaya or webtv8. No matter which, insyAllah, we are ready.

tokasid said...

Cakapaje:

Most probably you got a viral fever.
Do you have muscle and joint aching? Any rashes or red spots which blanches on pressure?

Any dengue outbreak in your area?( If there is , the pejabat kesihatan would have sent the fogging team.

If you have rashes, go see a doctor TRO(to rule out) dengue or measles or Rubella.

Drink lots of fluids, esp Ramadhan is very nearby. You need to be fit to fast

bergen said...

Thank you for visiting, sir. Sure is nice to have you, mate.

Kata Tak Nak said...

Since the jackasses are more sympathetic towards pigs than humans pigarses should describe them to the T, well at least to me. Shhh, 8K+ for a digital camera

cakapaje said...

Doc, thank you. I think I'm a ok now. Petang tadi I had a workout - cleaning the filter system of my fish tank which I had postponed several days on account of not wanting to exaggerate my demam. Alhamdulillah, I feel much better now.

cakapaje said...

Bergen, I never realised I was awarded the OBE already!

Reading your schooldays exploits is a sheer delight! It reminds me of my time too! Incidentally, I too had a friend by the name of Siva which I posted in this blog some many months ago. I'll try to look up later and send you the link.

cakapaje said...

Cikgu, you have no argument from on that account...RM2500 for a RM50 carjack?

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

but the crews screwed it up. I think Felipe is throwing in the towel. 1-2 for the sore loser and that young weiner. bad week for us, the tifosi.

cakapaje said...

mafioso! Sad isn't it? I think ever since Schumacher retired, the crew sort of slackened in their department. However, it needs to be said that Mclaren has always had a tiptop crew; I've noticed that since Niki Lauda days.

Kerp bro, its nice to have you sharing a common interest! :)