Well – I wouldn’t exactly blame my b-school curriculum for having not blogged in something like 5 months. Not that a whole bunch of people have asked me why I haven’t blogged (in fact, more people have asked me why I’ve stopped spamming them with my F1 reviews on Y! Messenger) !
Everything has a reason and mine is something credible, something that has been plaguing humanity for like a billion years or something – lethargy. And of course there are the vices that every other 23 year old is addicted to..
Ok. Back to business. Now that Schumacher is gone for good, I’m reflecting on the strange predicament I am going to be in from next season. For the better part of the last decade, I’ve fought for ages and pages on Forums, IRC’s, Orkut, Y!M, my blog etc on why the seven time champion is to be loathed and sets a bad example for budding racers. Much that I dislike chewing cud over and over again, I’ve come to understand that I will have no new fodder from next season. Who would replace Schumacher as my symbol of evil and the Sultan of Satanic activities?
I do hate to say this, but with the likes of Montoya, Villeneuve and Schumacher gone, the genre of drivers who I’d call the ‘messiahs of mayhem’ would come to an end. I’d have to endure with only David Coulthard from the previous generation and then a few. A Kimi Raikkonen who prefers to drink from his champagne bottle before he sprays it on the crowd and an Alonso who’d give any stage monkey a run for his money with his stupid jumping act. And of course there is ‘1-in-120-odd-races-Button’. Not to mention that the British media will make Hamilton realize (without having a single F1 start) that he is the next Clark/Stewart. Famished!!
As an addendum, there’s Schumacher, and now that his era is over, I do feel the necessity to agree that I did in fact love his racing style. Well, the liking started at Imola the season before last. The brilliant pit strategy and the Scuderia Ferrari racing out of the pit lane into an empty piece of tarmac with the air-horns of Tifosi blasting the air is the stuff of legends. A chain of thought triggered from there made me realize the unwavering f*ck-you-all-i’m-here-to-win attitude that this man had. It might sound disgusting to the cultured, but how many of us can do that with a conscience as clear as Schumachers? He did it, and as Roy of linksheaven said, in twenty years from now, kids will be asking me what it felt like watching Schumacher race the prancing horse. It’s similar to what I used to do in the late 90’s. Ask people how they felt watching Senna race.
I did pen down an article for Links, I call it “Magical Memories“.
Watch out this space, the hibernation is more or less over!
P.S -> My other blog is http://kihsuok.blogspot.com . I would have been glad to continue there, but UNF, the server at my college has blocked blogger, and I have no other alternative but to use wordpress. Hence the duplication.