Proposal #23: Originals (Or, Look Who's Not A Pawn Star!)
bangs She Bangs, but Hungs a refreshing original," Miss Society-Watch
Cheong Suk-Wai gushed in the Straits Times Commentary/Analysis pages
(May 20, 04). "So just how has Hung succeeded in being the
mala tang (Mongolian hot soup) to millions today?" (Hung,
by the way, is the gormless American Idol loser who went on
to score a no.1 on the Billboard indie chart with his album Inspiration.)
Her answer - "By being himself."
So the point of it
all for her, her bosses and the nation called $ingapore is
"Hung dares to face the failure which I think most $ingaporeans are
seriously lacking" - is Cheongs big boner of a Hung contention.
Well, on seriousness
and failure, dare I remind all that not being $ingaporean, Hung knows
zilch about honest mistakes which any OB-conscious $ingaporean
knows is not exactly a legal entitlement of ordinary citizens.
(Oh go on, spare some scapegoat-soul in the national press to prove me
wrong, why doncha?)
have we so quickly forgotten, say,
conclusion, Cheong wrote: "He is so bad, hes good. So, next
to todays dime-a-dozen brash, blasé and bland celebrities
(boy, does she understand real celebrities here!), Hungs
pitchy yelps, stiff moves and disarming grins are refreshing, compelling
and, well, laugh-out-loud funny. Now thats entertainment."
In America, she forgot to add.
a Hung in $ingapore, "hes so bad, hes good"? Ha!
If there were such a character to gain national notoriety, our media corporation
would not be Mediacorp! Hello, have we so quickly forgotten, say, bad
English and how we went on about Singlish being a threat to economic progress?
Has Cheong forgotten
that at the end of every Uniquely $ingapore day (wrong grammar there but
hey, were unique, as in - more than unique, luv!), everything, not
least entertainment and especially her column, is all about nation-building?
Im sure that despite her noble intentions, she jolly
well knows that a Hung in $ingapore can only mean a noose around the neck
of, shall we say, good taste. Or, the morality of good
taste when it suits societys watching purposes. As for scoring a
As those army enlistment ads here implore you to do,
dream on, buster.
Like a true, honest-to-goodness,
conservative society (lets not forget that mighty declaration!),
$ingapore believes in real talent and it being a disciplined and coveted
profession. I mean what if Hung urges his audience to vote opposition?
She (Cheong) bangs
on about those being refreshingly Hung but dont we all
know that thats entertainment here in $ingapore.
And, thats laugh-out-loud not very funny at all. But thats
okay, cos were Uniquely
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