7 things to do when the world is watching the IPL
Admit it. All the fast-paced excitement of the IPL matches doesn't quite do it for you. For some inexplicable reason, you find yourself rolling your eyes at the cricket-crazy masses while you paint your toe-nails, each a different colour, of course.
LiveInStyle.com brings you seven suggestions for things to do with the time you save by simply being indifferent to the IPL insanity.
Start a band
It doesn’t matter if you can’t play an instrument. Get a bunch of friends together, draw yourselves a logo that’s impossible to read, throw in a few pagan references and claim to be tr00 kvlt, epitomising the ideals of the sub-underground, all the while sounding like the traffic jam outside the stadium at the end of an IPL match.
Raise your own food
Scientific advancements have reduced the time a broiler takes to reach full maturity, to just 45 days. The IPL lasts exactly 46 days this season. So start raising them on opening day, and celebrate the final day with some tandoori chicken. And for the vegetarians out there, radish, beans, palak and lettuce are also ready for harvest in 45 days.
Call your cricket crazy friend every matchday. Confide in him about your deep fear of pigeons. Insist on discussing the political climate. Tell him you had an erotic dream about him. Ask for advice on that poultry farm you just set up.
Break a world record
Construct the world’s largest sandwich, try playing more than 4 violins at once, make a 110001-egg omelette, or balance 18 spoons on your face. These are all legitimate world records that need breaking, now!
Start a flash mob
This one’s the toughest of the lot, simply because it involves practice and organisational skills, not to mention dance moves. If you must, we suggest getting the mob to do something something simple, like playing air guitar to “Stairway to Heaven”.
Learn a rain dance
The IPL lasts all through summer, timed precisely for you to be ready with your rain dance to welcome the monsoon gods. Alternatively, if you manage to perfect your method early, call on the rain gods to wash out a few IPL games, just because you can.
Invent a new language
Tolkien invented a bunch of them, so many that he wrote a whole series of books just to provide a back story for his invented languages. You don’t have to be as good as him, but if you plan on inventing a new language, try to do better than that gibberish Spielberg pulled out of his hat for Avatar.
There you have it - a whole list of things to do instead of throwing your time away. Pick one or attempt all, maybe combine a couple and start a flash mob with your chickens, or a band with song lyrics in your invented language.
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