t Double Yellow's Musings: Glamorous Media and the <i>Powderful Gahmen</i> Connection
The warped mind of Double Yellow craves for humor everyday. His daily dose comes from The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, Today, Channelnewsasia, etc. He also thinks that because of this preamble, this blog will never get featured in the local media. And of course, please read the Disclaimer before embarking on the journey.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Glamorous Media and the Powderful Gahmen Connection

It’s a funny connection between the glamorous media and powderful gahmen of many countries.

Sometimes, people from the media industry make it big in the political sphere. Ronald Reagan, the late Under.Skirt.Adventure President, was an actor before he assumed political office. The Indians swear that good Bollywood actors can make great politicians. This deep theory seems to be prevalent in California and the Philippines also.

Other times, people oredi in the gahmen like to be close ‘friends’ wif with media personalities. Look at Taiwan, Korea and even our close northern neighbor. TV3 girls are now planning to become powderful tai-tais by getting married to powderful people in the Malaysian gahmen. One is even getting married to the Sultan of Brunei liao. Even in far flung Latin America, political figures like to be associated and possibly get hitched with leggy models.

In straight-laced Singapore, none of this interesting stuff happens. This is despite the fact that both the gahmen and the media are in the same business of entertaining the people :) The glamour element has yet to seep into our political arena. Our local TV 'stars' have acquired regional popularity more for getting involved in molestation cases and drug busts than for their acting capability.

The ‘promotion’ of a local TV show (of course copy from angmoh one lah) host to NMP status is probably the first time where the media has made some inroads. But none of the people in our gahmen have expressed interest in any of our media stars. But have to give the gahmen some credit here mah – other than the fact that they are usually married by the time they make it to the top, many of our so-called media stars are in fact slimming-ad specialists.

P.S: The fact that the American people voted for Bush not once but twice, is probably an indication that both brain and brawn does not really matter in politics.


Blogger mooiness said...

Wahahaha funny shite you wrote. On a related, albeit medieval note - doesn't all this cross-social class marrying remind you of how it was when pretty princesses were married off to a king or prince in another kingdom to curry favour and form alliances?

Truth is - the government sometimes need the media because it's a powderful propaganda machine. Hence intermarriage makes sense. :)

10:45 PM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

hahaha mooiness, so true..in other countries you could say there is matrimony between the media and the gahmen. Over here, its prob more like a nanny-baby relationship :)

1:43 AM  
Blogger AG said...

firstly, ours stars ain't really glamorous. neither are our "powderful" gahmen.

secondly. our stars don't have to act well. because we have a media monopoly, we only have only so many choices (unless we subscribe to SCV) what they call acting i say is bullshit.

thirdly, we do have *A/ONE* "celebrity" in our NMP eunice oslen a.k.a. wheel of fortune girl. :X

fourthly, our gahmen people are usualy fugly and balding. i don't think any of our celebrities would want to marry any one of them. *oopsss... how politically incorrect*

9:06 AM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

hmmm AG, from ur comments i gather that there is no glamor whatsoever in singapore... or is there? :)

6:06 PM  
Blogger AG said...

having said that, how does one define glamour?

(i do love these rhetorical questions, don't you? XD)

to answer your question : there might be, depending on your definition of glamour. to me, glamour is class, glamour is a certain sense of style and an aura that stops people dead in their tracks. so, yeah, there is close to none.

7:36 AM  
Blogger MHS said...

the only thing close enough to a mediacorp artiste/political activist would actually be Edmund Chen / Hougang. Seen him going the PAP route though.

8:09 AM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

haha AG, i thrive on questions where people spend a lifetime trying to get a consensus on a definition of a term :p

aah MHS, Edmund Chen didnt cross my mind... the day i see him in parliament, then i can say Singapore would be qualified to join the league of the U.S., Philippines and India :) If one of the single members of parliament gets hitched to EC, even better - I guess New Paper would have a field day :p

8:41 AM  
Blogger OMFG!! said...

TV Media power..

I think is a knid of social stat..

8:44 AM  

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