Cyberspace: Pissed off with waiting indefinitely, online comedians have expressed extreme dismay at the Rupee’s inability to touch the 69 mark. In a petition to the Reserve Bank of India, a group of 500 comedians on social media have pleaded with the RBI not to curb the Rupee’s march upwards.
“This is our bread and butter,” said Twitter celebrity Ramesh Kumar. “We had all our Rupee at 69 jokes ready at least a month ago, but what’s the use? We are forced to make onion jokes for now, but you know how unreliable these vegetables are,” said Kumar.
“People threaten to douse us with unadulterated petrol if we dare crack another petrol price joke,” said Manoranjan Singh. “I was kind of looking forward to this 69 thing, but I can’t bear to wait anymore. This is exasperating,” said Singh, who hastily clarified what he meant when people sniggered at the remark.
“Just when you think it looks promising, it goes back again to something like 60, then back up again. No wonder it’s our national currency,” said Rakesh Murthy, who hasn’t posted a single alleged joke on his twitter TL for a full 24 hours in anger.
Right wing groups threatened to burn wads of the currency in case it breached the mark, calling it an affront to Indian culture. “Are you crazy? This is India after all,” said Akhilesh Sharma, the New Delhi president of the Raksha Sena, when asked if they actually planned to burn real currency.
Meanwhile, online satire site Baking News didn’t seem too interested in the whole episode. “We’re adopting a wait and watch strategy. We’re quite fine with the Rupee as long as it supports Narendra Modi,” said the editor.
Originally published on Mano’s blog here.
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