So…..are you as excited about who is going to win the Clown of the Week (COTW) award the second time around? Cause let me make one thing very clear at the outset…….unlike some people, I am really taking this award quite seriously. It’s not as fancy as the Oscar’s or the Emmy’s but it makes up for it by……by.….er…..ok fine. Moving on……
The winner of the ‘Clown of the Week’ award is…………Punit Sablok.
Let me explain…….he is the owner of the new restaurant ‘Hitler’s Cross’, that opened this week in Mumbai.
Do I need to say more? ‘Hitler’s Cross’!! He was actually stupid enough to name the place ‘Hitler’s Cross’. Can you believe that? Let’s follow the logic behind this bizarre decision.
“We wanted to be different. This is one name that will stay in people’s minds,” says Punit. He sure got that part right. It does stay in your mind, doesn’t it? Like how Chernobyl does…..or maybe FEMA…..you know, disasters!!!
“We just wanted to tell people we are different in the way Hitler was different” contends Mr.Sablok. Oh really????????…………..Surely he cannot be serious?
“This place is not about wars or crimes, but where people come to relax and enjoy a meal,” he says. But consider this. They have actually put up a huge portrait of a stern-looking Fuehrer that greets visitors at the door. Now, if THAT doesn’t get people all relaxed and cozy, then what will?
Considering all the flak they have been getting over the Lebanon tussle, this is last thing the Jews needed right now. And following the oh-so-expected protests by the Jewish community in Mumbai, Punit assures us -“We have decided to change the name of our restaurant and remove all signs and articles associated with Hitler and Nazism in and around it.”
But overall, the thing that clichéd the award in his favor was that he actually thought he could name his restaurant ‘Hitler’s Cross’ and get away with it. In fact, he was planning to turn the eatery’s name into a brand with branches throughout Mumbai. Oh my God!!!
He wins the award hands down this week and I bet no ones arguing 🙂
(Close runners-up for the award were:
Singer Madonna –who has been lobbying the government and nuclear industry over a scheme to clean up radioactive waste with a supposedly magic Kabbalah fluid.
Kevin ‘Britney’s man’ Federline – who had a disastrous debut as a rapper at the 2006 Teen Choice awards.)