Come join me in flooding the streaming infrastructure of MDA – I’m sure as people pick up their TODAY paper like me would have visited the government agency’s site by now, so if you haven’t here it is again (opens new window): http://www.mda.gov.sg/wms.www/video.htm
Fact is, the duplicated YouTube version has already finish streaming and for me, after watching the YouTube one, and probably finishing this post, the above link will still be loading.
What’s wrong huh? Nick – answer me!
So maybe you’d rather check out the YouTube duplicate:
Perhaps this will mark a beginning of heavily Singlish accented rap with moderate accuracy on rhythm, slowed down tongue for clearer articulation of the lyrics, heavy use of multiple casts instead of focusing on only one rapper, dressing in office wear, in the tradition of having a super dull and repetitive background beat and chorus. In short, “the idea is there”.
Or maybe not, there’s no need to panic now – the rap industry is not a regime and may the best rapper wins. After all, didn’t they say it was made for a staff conference to cheer things up only? But if history was any lesson for us, it would be that we have to behave like the government / powers that be. If the king takes a bite at the turkey thigh and throw the rest away, all the peasants will follow suit.
All we know (are you done watching yet?) and sort of the general consensus of the blogosphere is that the snarky, I-want-my-tax-money-back, cringe-worthy, I-am-glad-I’m-not-in-MDA, etc. little clip is one that would sit firmly on the tip of the irony that is what drives business-as-usual in Singapore: The need to be transparent about what constitute an huge organization that acts in the interests of the voting and tax paying public versus the money mongering commercial world whose productivity boosts our GDP, and yet wanting to blur the lines between the government and the industry to the extend of saying “we’re just like you”, or in a milder form “we know you”.
Finish cringing yet? Create an “answer” video on YouTube la!