Friday, April 16, 2010

THE #bloglike SERIES, PART ONE

All this #tweetlike___ stuff was entertaining in bursts. It was a great way to poke fun at celebs. For instance:

Yay! Another state's got divided. Now that's another potential franchise for season 8 #tweetlike modi
luv n hugz n xxxes 2 all ma fns cu all 2mrw :-) :-) :-) #tweetlike bollywoodmoron

#youprefer #youremember, #delayedtweets. What's the #difference? #forgottencricketlandmarks #tweetlike irsquared

Of course, there's only temporary hilarity to be had by poking fun with a limit of 140 characters (less, taking into account the hashtag length). So what if we did a #bloglike? That would be interesting.

Sadly, Lalit Modi's four limbs are taken up by three Blackberries and Priety Zinta, and unless genetic research allows him to grow a fifth, there's no scope for blogging. Most Bollywood actors are wondering how to further reduce character size of 'u', 'n' and 'thx', or giving interviews about their opinions on the fiscal deficit, so no time for silly things like opening a Blogger account there.
And IRSquared refuses to blog since he's too busy trying to become a doppelganger of his idol, vishal_c.

So we have to look at other bloggers for our #bloglike series. How would our favourite bloggers react to a monumental event? Say...



S. Sreesanth becoming the captain of the 
Kochi IPL team.


#bloglike Narendra Shenoy



(if the font size is too low, please click the image and view separately - sorry for the dimensional eff-up. And sorry for the typos and MS Word error underlines in the first paragraph)

(excuse random blue line there - MS Paint eff up)


#bloglike Tony Sebastian


And finally, #bloglike Faking News



So there you go.
Four of my favourite bloggers, true inspirations, all of them. They say imitation is the best form of flattery, so :-)


I shall try to put together part two sometime soon.


Edit: Part 2, a sticky tribute to Sahil Rizwan, here


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Later edit: Whaddya know!




34 comments:

Anonymous said...

whatay brilliance. whatay brilliance. haha!!

g said...

Not bad at all :)

Sango said...

Truly superb. A fine salute to the finest. You have way too much free time, btw.. :P

Ramaa said...

I loved the Shenoy thing best. Total hahahahas all the way, man :-) Plenty of effort gone into it! Paid off :-)

Vinod Raman said...

This is the most fun I've had reading a blog post in a long time. A fitting tribute to NS, AR & Tony. Looking fwd to "splendigs" on Krish Ashok & Ramesh Srivats ( u did say a sequel's on the way...didn't u?)

sriks7 said...

Verr Nice. Amen Raman.

Mihir said...

naaice. very naaice :D

adroitfreak said...

Awesome post fitting tribute to bloggers I cud c lot of efforts went into this blog gr8 work expectin part 2 bring it on I say !

Ramesh Srivats said...

Absolute brilliance man. Awesome.

krishashok said...

Brilliant. Completely brilliant. The Bosey post was totally spot on. Damn, Anand could outsource some of his columns to you :)

Idling in Top Gear said...

Brilliant stuff. Loved the Bosey bit the best - wouldn't have believed that anyone else wrote the 3HD bit. Hoping to see Krish Ashok, Ramesh Srivats & Coconut Chutney featured in the next entry. :)

Deepak Gopalakrishnan said...

Deepak Gopalakrishnan's Evil Twin says:

Phew! CoD has never seen such high profile commenters before :-D

@Anon: Which reminds me, Sidin should also feature!

@g: Thank you :)

@Sango / Ramaa: No no! I wrote most of it on the phone while travelling. Just an hour to put stuff together on Paint.

@Vinod / IITG: You missed out someone who I'm definitely planning to do ;) You'll see. Hopefully over the weekend.

@Mihir: :)

@Ramesh: Haha. I have things planned for you, sire. Thank you!

@Krish: On a serious note, the style Anand employs is quite easy to mimic, I've done it on the blog before also. But where he pwns is the ideas he gets. Even Wodehouse's style is quite easy to copy.

Thanks for reading Chronicles of Dementia ;)
#commentlikeanandramachandran'seviltwin

Tastemaster said...

Awesome. Your best post yet.

Pagal Patrakar said...

wow.. you are all-in-one! really happy to feature here :)

vins said...

Brilliant. This one takes the cake and eats it to..

Nitin Menon said...

Awesome stuff... one of the funniest!

Rohan said...

I guess this is what you a call reverseblogplug. :P

Anarchy said...

Well done dude... well done!!! :D
Easily your best post to date.

Deepak Gopalakrishnan said...

@Pagal: The pleasure is all mine, sir. Take this as a tribute :)
Got the idea when I realised a band doing a cover version of a song was paying tribute, so wondered if I could pay 'tribute' to some of my favourite bloggers who have a distinctive style.

Thanks, guys. Best post? Phew, perhaps. Probably means the others were rot, in any case ;)

Glad to bring a smile to your day.

Sriram said...

Awesome!! Shenoy and notytony were spot on! How abt a #bloglike KrishAshok? Worth a shot :D

Jithin Latheef said...

Brilliance.Absolute brilliance.
Would love to see Krish Ashok,Ramesh Srivats,Coconut Chutney as well in the next.
Shenoyn n Tony bit were just awesome..:)

soin said...

brilliance.if posted on their respective blogs we wouldt have made it out it was you.thats gethu.and its good you blog even after twitter.free

Coconut Chutney said...

Man, this was the shite! I've done this before too, so let me tell you, you are in privileged company :P
Oh, and pick me next, pick me! :D

narendra shenoy said...

Just saw this. Man, this rocks, totally! Also, I'm flattered! Thanks. Owed beers from my side up by 1 nos. Now 3, I think, no? We should meet soon and settle accounts :)

Off on Sunday for a monthlong vacation. Catch you later

Deepak Gopalakrishnan said...

The fact that g, Vinod, Ramesh, Krish, IITG, PP, DSa, CC and Naren commented on this itself makes this my most accomplished post. Ever :D

Sahil Rizwan said...

Hahaha! Genius! Bosey - Chuck #sameguy! \m/

Kavity said...

Amazing stuff! Loved every bit of it! Total rock star level :)

K said...

Brilliant post. But, PNGs would have been easier on my eyes.

The MEANDERthal man said...

Insane dude! Totally awesome stuff. I'm so pleased that I got featured with these legends. :)

mridulgreenwold said...

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Cow-Herd said...

Macha!

Full brilliance! I can't see wonly :)Ah! I will know I have arrived on the blogging scene when you do a #BlogsLike on me :)

Eagerly awaiting the sequel!

楊DodieSeaver0202 said...

廢話不多,祝你順心~^^........................................

1208茹宣dinoreale said...

如果你不思考未來,你便不會有未來........................................

Deepak Gopalakrishnan said...

Yay! Assorted Chinese comments too!