Ministry of Pop Culture
“…I believe that society has to recognize that decision-makers in Singapore frequently lack the knowledge, vocabulary or awareness to properly deal with pop culture in a way conducive to its growth and development.”
For a moment, I was not sure if he was talking about pop culture or something else! But still, how can he say things like that? Our gahmen very on the ball you know. Don’t be surprised if we have a new Ministry of Pop Culture. We will become a hub for rock ‘n’ roll in the region and many pop bands will relocate their headquarters here. It will create many jobs for budding singers and musicians here. Speaking about budding singers, maybe the Minister for Pop Culture should be the next Singapore Idol. Mebbe we should also have a rule that nobody above the age of 30 can qualify to work for the ministry. Somehow the moment you cross 30, you will lose the knowledge, awareness or vocabulary to deal with pop culture. All staff at the Ministry will also be required to learn all Eminem’s song by heart. They can bring their electric guitars to office in line with the Ministry’s goal of making Singapore a pop culture hub. In order to encourage the heartlands to take to the arts, pop bands may also be allowed to play in HDB void-decks. Think about it...Linkin Park in the void-deck of Blk 6313, Toa Payoh St 43! Before you know it, all the aunties in your neighborhood will be rocking to pop tunes. Trust me, this will add more buzz to Singapore than you can ever imagine.