TODAY: Buzz remains for hustings

“Remember! Prison got no broadband!”

2704VOL024_m.jpgPoliticians have stopped blogging but netizens continue to give their takes on next month’s elections

SO IT seems you can blog about politics during the election period except when your website has “persistently political views”.

But Workers’ Party member Goh Meng Seng is taking no chances as he stopped blogging after his entry on April 19. His blog, Singapore Alternatives, “is about the political struggle” he is “engaging in”.

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Podcast: the mrbrown show 26 Apr 2006: the persistently non-political podcast no. 2 (MP3, Filesize: 1.4mb, Time: 00:02:44)


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The Da Vinci Trail


I haven’t read Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code, and it doesn’t look like I’m gonna.

Still, it’s one of those books which you don’t have to actually read to know a lot about, since almost everyone I know seems to have read it, and at one time or another, has talked about it.

And, now that a movie’s being made, there’s going to be a lot more cashing in by those who reside in and around the environs of the locations mentioned in the story.

Someone I know has had the good fortune of taking a tour of the “Da Vinci Trail” as part of television’s coverage of the behind the scenes of the making of the Da Vinci movie, or something like, which is great, because vicarious travel’s as good as the real thing when you can’t afford it.

I’ve got a bunch of photos which I’ll post here in the coming days, and youse all can tell me the significance of each one in relation to the book/film.

The Da Vinci Trail: Rosslyn Chapel
I shit you not

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Eh? No ban on podcasts?

Update: The CNA news article seems to have been yanked off. Wonder what happened. But no worry, it’s still on Yahoo! as well as mrbrown’s.

Apparently Channel Newsasia can podcast and videocast bloggers’ coverage of the elections during this, the election period. We’ve always known that mr brown’s and my slogan for this month, ‘Remember, Prison Got No Broadband’, doesn’t apply to our nation’s premier news network, nor to our nation’s finest newspapers.

The blurb on CNA’s website says that bloggers Farid Johari and Au Yong May Lin will be “uploading their clips to the Channel Newsasia website instantaneously”.

Instantaneously, you know? Like, damned fast like that. It also helps that the bloggers work for CNA. For bloggers who don’t work for CNA, ST, TNP and TODAY (eh? I also leh…) you could try sending your clips to SGRally, which is not a car-racing site.

Ceci n’est pas un political slogan

Podcast: the mrbrown show 26 Apr 2006: the persistently non-political podcast no. 1 (MP3, Filesize: 1.3mb, Time: 00:02:31)


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Calling off the hunt

So we found a place that’s really nice – an apartment which is old enough not to be the usual low-ceiling small bedroom type of apartment. It’s got greenery, lots of it, and a dusty old lift lobby that’s seen better days.

But oh, the stress of having my mother, and my friends scream over the phone, things like, “Whaaaaaat? Wha you mean you paid the agents’ commission? You kenah conned!”, and “Whaaaat? The agent is trying to con you!”.

I doubt the agent was trying to con me, because he explained quite clearly that, “is because is a breaklease like what I explain to you earlier, because the tenant breaklease so must compensate although normally no need to pay commission but I get for you the price is way below what is asking and the arrangement is you pay half they pay half like I explain earlier already although no need to pay commission but this time is pay half month is quite common many people also got this type of arrangement even though it you normally is no need to pay”.

So much clearer. Even clearer after I parted with my cheque.

But you know what?


New place.

Who you gonna call?
“Jack couldn’t locate his extension cord even after seeking professional help”

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