Did you Orkut today?

I wonder if everybody knows about Orkut. I am told that it is the brain child of Orkut Büyükkökten – a Google employee. Talking of Google…did you know that Amit Agarwal who runs http://labnol.blogspot.com/ has named his son “Google”? Why? Take a wild guess.

Getting back to Orkut – here are some of the silly (and of course exaggerated) self-descriptions (or profiles) I have come across in Orkut or such other communities. You will find my comments in italics.

Seen on Jammy`s profile in Orkut
Know God, and thou shall know me. In short, visit my webpage to find out more about me! www.ouchmytoe.com

(Yeah, right!)

Seen on a 20 something boy`s Orkut Profile
I enjoy college life and blog about events happening in Chennai. I am an introvert waiting for the right extrovert to join me in my life.

(Stop saying the obvious. BTW, heard Mike Tyson is an extrovert. Wanna try?)

Seen on a 30+ man`s Orkut Profile
Ping me if u want to know more.

(As if all the girls in the World were waiting for him to arrive on Orkut. Wonder if he has even received a single ping.)

Seen on a 25+ year old`s Orkut profile
I am a humorous, sociable and outgoing person. My ideology is “Don`t think about the past, but live for today because tomorrow is never promised.”

(Shucks…this copying and pasting facility has reduced us to mere photo copiers. Moreover, it reminds me of the first line in most resumes one comes across: My career`s objective is to rise above all challenges and grow in an esteemed organization like yours.)

Seen on a 20 year old girl`s Orkut profile
I am often accused of being a typical Taurean – stubborn, slow and angry.

(I wonder how based on when they were born, their characteristics could be told? For if that were true…all April born should be great sportsmen like Sachin Tendulkar. Am I he only person who doesn`t understand Lindagoodman`ism or are there others like me with Down`s Syndrome?)

Seen on 100s of girl profiles in Orkut (don`t ask me what I was doing there)
As soon as I know about myself, I will let you know.

(Is this supposed to be smart talk? These girls are the ones that speak for 30 minutes when they are asked to speak about themselves during interviews).

By Jamshed V Rajan

Jammy, as Jamshed V Rajan is affectionately called, is a wannabe stand up comedian. He has a funny take on most things but documents only some of them. If you are interested in chatting up with him, do drop him an email at jv.rajan@gmail.com or message him at +919650080255.

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