Thursday, May 27, 2010

How To Make The Most of Blog Comments Sections

Okay so I was browsing around, and quite by accident came across this weirdly named Pakistani blog titled Alaiwah! which seems to specialize in nothing in particular but seems to have a tendency of using random sleazy photographs to illustrate its posts. One of the most popular posts on it was titled "Karachi Has More Than 100,000 Prostitutes" that has a photo from a porn site attached for apparently illustrative purposes (but of course it would be popular).

Contrary to all expectations, however, the post was a fairly sober piece about the prevalence and spread of HIV among the working girls of the port city, complete with a discussion of sexual health surveys and an interview with a Napier Road resident.

And then... I read the comments section.

I haven't stopped laughing since.

Nothing I could say would quite explain it. You have to check it out for yourself. Hint: And you thought Cafe Pyala's comments section sometimes veers off topic and goes into a free for all?

20 comments:

idream said...

Absolute ripper find.... Trust us to take a simply factual piece of writing and turn it into our own little cyber playground....thoroughly amused.

Anonymous said...

I am laughing like a crazy person. Its karachi's very own craigslist.

The funniest thing was an ad about a male prostitute (with a bullet Looking: – Good Looking) hahah

Musab said...

Awesomeness, in fact, beyond awesomeness !!!

Muhammad Shahid said...

Can't we treat these guys like the Russians used to send their criminals to Siberia?

efff said...

rofl, truly amazing, these guys are huge in numbers, every other person in comments was crazier than others

Opinionated Jaahil said...

Oh this is epic. HAHAHAHA. Wow. Talk about completely sidelining the article.

JJ said...

Hilarious. Wishing you would have posted this later so I didn't have to happen across it while at the office!

Anonymous said...

amidst all the sex-seeking frenzy and the occasional 'allah say daro!' protestation, my favorite was this utterly bizarre suggestion: "Before posting comments, this is our moral duty to select positive words which are commonly used in literate society."

fantastic :)

Anonymous said...

epic!

check out the photo used to illustrate the latest post on the blog about the transvestite marriage:
http://alaiwah.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/hijra-gets-married-to-a-45-year-old/

it doesn't get more random than this!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant. Makes me laugh at the irony of a popular slogan in this country

'Pakistan kaa matlab kya, La-Ilaaha-Il-Allah.'

'Plz contact me on email. I am waiting ur response'

Anonymous said...

LOL...notice how the sex-starved and seeking outnumbered the religious?

George Fulton said...

I like this Cafe Pyala, Me want to make honest friendship with XYZ..

Smci said...

"la hawlay wa la quwwat!"

hahahah

amused said...

Thanks for brightening up an otherwise dreary day.

Amazing fellow that "Allah say daro" chap, what resilience against that deluge of solicitations and offers.

Anyway, gotta run and call that Sana....

Bolshevik said...

Hawwww bcharey loge! ROTFLOL! :-P

Bolshevik said...

http://www.asianage.com/india/pak-%E2%80%98spy%E2%80%99-pigeon-caught-167 <---- Could this be related? :-P

Anonymous said...

The story was wired by AFP, and had been carried by Dawn and many other newspapers last December. It is unfortunate to see it being used as something erotic.......

Anonymous said...

And here is the link of Dawn story.

KARACHI: Sex workers vulnerable to Aids despite increased awareness

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/local/karachi-sex-workers-vulnerable-to-aids-despite-increased-awareness-129

Anonymous said...

"Okay so I was browsing around, and quite by accident came across this weirdly named Pakistani blog..."

Come on, fess up! How did you REALLY end up at that page? ;)

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