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Archive for the ‘Humor’ Category

David Brooks falls into Alternate Continuum Where Singapore REALLY is China

December 5, 2007

Apparently New York Times columnist David Brooks has in seeking to describe China, ended up describing Singapore. Read it all here. Op-Ed Columnist The Dictatorship of Talent By DAVID BROOKS Shanghai Let’s say you were born in China. You’re an only child. You have two parents and four grandparents doting on you. Sometimes they even […]

Idiocracy: No 1984 nor Brave New World, But Likelier

November 28, 2007

One of the best films in recent years to have been overlooked by nearly everyone, let alone in its native USA, where it was unceremoniously dumped in a handful of theatres and left to disappear on its own and therefore never surfaced over here as well, has been seen by me several times in a […]

Indoctrination of The Young Doesn’t Get Better

August 15, 2007

North Korean animation is THE BOMB. “Squirrels and Hedgehogs” is like a cuter and even MORE militaristic GI JOE, since the latter’s characters are superheroes, and not ordinary people, which the characters in “Squirrels and Hedgehogs” are, thereby they are removed of the over-the-topness of GI JOE and make the militarism even more palpable, whereas […]


June 17, 2007

Fake Chinese Captain. Real Chinese Captain, Chung Cheng Kwee of Penang. Apparently it has come to that the People’s Republic of China has decided to censor 15 minutes of “Pirates of the Carribean 3” due to perceived slightings of the Chinese, and removed the reference to Singapore as a den of pirates. Now here’s a […]

The Zen of Paris

June 16, 2007

Major news networks wonder why they are covering Paris Hilton as furiously as they are, despite the fact that as they all agree: Paris Hilton has a contribution to humanity whose net worth is about 0.1. I hate to say this, but it strikes me as utterly disingenuous that they have just said the precise […]


June 13, 2007

This is so hilarious. (CBS 5) BERKELEY A Berkeley watchdog organization that tracks military spending said it uncovered a strange U.S. military proposal to create a hormone bomb that could purportedly turn enemy soldiers into homosexuals and make them more interested in sex than fighting.  Since we all know that the greatest warriors in all […]


June 12, 2007

So this is what it has come to. Alfian Sa’at, one of Singapore’s most prominent playwrights, dismissed from his relief teaching position. The Ministry of Education in Singapore may have tendencies towards the authoritarian and the dogmatic, as does everything else in the Singapore government. But they are not that stupid to cease employment to […]

“300” Retold for Congressional Democrats that Approved the Troop Surge Without Allowing for a Withdrawal Timetable

June 5, 2007

“300” RETOLD FOR CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS “You can’t get us out of congress! This is Blasphemy! This is Madness!” “THIS IS VOTING!” “All right now, we got the Republicans cornered! On these shields, boys!” “I had wished to serve the voters, but my spine is alas, crooked. I can’t stand up for them.” “Cruel Voters have […]

If the US Attorney Firings Were A Movie

June 1, 2007

 Blogger Samurai is a big fan of filmes noires, those “dark films” that sprung out of Hollywood’s Golden Age, where you got to smoke like a chimney, drink like a fish, engage in excessively antisocial behavior and that starred actors no one remembers now like Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Richard Widmark and Veronica Lake. Based […]