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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dying blogger giving away 100 dollars, people laugh like crazy

And now a late-breaking A to Z news report:

Dying blogger giving away 100 dollars, people laugh like crazy

Mumbai: In an interesting development, a broke amateur blogger who lost his job thanks to the April AtoZ challenge, has decided to give away his last 100 dollars through a blogging contest. The announcement sent shockwaves of amusement throughout the blogging community, with incidents of laughter induced hernia and vomiting reported from all over the world.

Our agency was among the first to report the tragic loss of Akhil’s job when he was caught writing articles for the AtoZ challenge during office hours. The blogging community, crossing borders and cutting lines, had strongly supported him and his right to get the load off his head. This time though, the reaction is completely opposite.

Vaisakh, a blogger from India, tried his best to talk to us over the phone. However his incessant, breathless laughter rendered all his words inaudible. After half an hour of effort, he finally caught some air and said:

“I’ve known that guy from the first day he started writing. I really liked his incoherent, thoughtless banter, made me feel really good about my own writing. But then tragedy struck and he was thrown out of his job. People really sympathised with him you know, but sympathy doesn’t pay the bills, does it? I can’t believe he is stupid enough to give away his last penny, that too through a blogging contest! I mean do you see the irony here? One challenge took away his job, the other one is gonna take away his life! He has really outshined Peter Griffin I tell you.”

We caught up with his fellow blogger Ayush Chauhan at a cheap liquor joint just outside of town. Sticking a dirty needle up his left arm, he talked about the good times and how it all went down the drain so quickly:

“We were 2 broke IT guys. Then we were 2 broke IT guys who blogged. Our dreams of making thousands of dollars online were brutally shattered when he got fired. Ever since then, he has been begging me for some money, but you can see how things are. I’m glad he is getting it over with. That poor bastard never knew what hit him. May he rest in peace.”

laughing beggar

When last seen, Akhil was living in a cardboard box just outside of Vashi station. He appeared frail and delusional, and kept muttering something about the Govt. taking away his home. Our reporters managed to get some fluids inside him, giving him the energy to speak:

“Sure, I lost my job due to the AtoZ, but it inspired me to write. I finally got a place to put my endless thoughts to rest. This is my tribute to my blogging friends, my death will spawn 100 new articles and those 100 will give birth to 10000! Money is so overrated I tell you, and eternal glory costs only 100 dollars. I invite you to share this glory with me.

The situation continues to be grim but excruciatingly funny.


      Okay so the article is not totally real, but the contest part is.   For more information check out 1 Hundred Works.

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Anonymous said...

I read this in utter confusement,
it don't take much to confuse me but this.......

Unknown said...

This is in line with the onion articles that you see these days. The competition however is totally true. There are 100$ to be won, just by writing.

Kajal Kapur said...

Good luck with the contest, Akhil & Ayush :)

Tina said...

The Onion reference helped a LOT. I read the rules and it sounds like fun!
Tina @ Life is Good

Unknown said...

I was a bit confused for a while too, Yvonne...just like I was when I read The Onion the first's a pretty genius long-running joke, however! Hilarious!

Sandy said...

I was confused, then upset, then confused, then sickly amused, then confused.

Blogging, must blog, must visit, must comment....keep it going.
Still Blogging

Jen said...

This is hilarious. Off to check out the 1 Hundred Works site now :)


Tami Von Zalez said...

I lurvs this kind of stuff! And they choose the winner on my birthday. Good luck is headed my way (and a skosh of good writing thrown in).

J.L. Campbell said...

For a moment there you had me going.

Unknown said...

Oh very clever, I also had various emotion. excellent post and off I good to 1 hundred works.Cheers

Afshan Shaik said...

That's cool
A sequel :)
Good luck with contest and let the chaos prevail
Do not rip :)

Unknown said...

I think it's a clever idea. Read the post on his blog. Not sure about giving someone I don't know my bank account number though. Not saying I'd win, but someone will.

Unknown said...

Course there is Paypal right? I'm tempted by the mystery topic idea. :) I do like tongue-in-cheek writing.

As far as solving the public email issue mentioned at the blog for the contest, could you do a linksy list like A-Z? We would see the participants too but only you the email addresses.

Unknown said...

Knew you were spoofing but ya never know how many people lose their jobs z to Zing or not