Mari kita bomb dia!

It’s comforting to know that no matter how objectionable one finds one’s country’s senior statesmen’s statements, the neighbouring country’s senior statesmen always manage to trump ours.

…(the) MIGs are given, are sold to us without any condition, if you feel like bombing Singapore, for example, the Russians are not going to object…

…But this great aircraft called F-18, which we bought from America, after buying it, after several months, I got to know that this aircraft cannot be used for any attacks against any country, even if this is not Singapore.

Mahathir is da bomb!

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Podcast: Resident Smilers

Resident Smilers

You are a World Bank and IMF delegate. You arrive at your meeting venue, greeted by 4 million smiling citizens. You greet them back, they keep smiling. You ignore them, they keep smiling…. something’s not right.

This mrbrown show is sponsored by, Singapore’s very own “School Reunions” site.

Podcast: the mrbrown show 30 June 2006: resident smilers


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TODAY: TODAY hacked, it’s on your phone

2806VOL024_m.jpg‘Hackers’ use RSS to satiate their appetites for news-on-demand

I’VE written about RSS feeds and how bloggers use them to “syndicate” their content for readers, who don’t have to actually visit their sites to get their updates.

I’d attempt to explain RSS (which stands for Really Simple Syndication), but I think it’s better left to encyclopaedias such as the online Wikipedia (

What I know about RSS is that it summarises all my favourite blogs and news sites’ latest offerings, which I am then able to read on what is called an “aggregator”, such as

Why am I re-visiting the topic of RSS? Well, I found out recently that some smart undergraduate had “hacked” into (or modified) the online edition of this newspaper and turned it into an RSS feed.

Read more at TODAYonline: [pdf]

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Podcast: Guaranteed Risk-free Career

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SM Goh recently said that Group Representation Constituencies, or GRCs, play a role in convincing able and successful young Singaporeans to risk their careers for politics. But this does not mean that GRC stands for Guaranteed Risk-free Career, lah.

This mrbrown show is sponsored by, Singapore’s very own “School Reunions” site.

Podcast: the mrbrown show 28 June 2006: guaranteed risk-free career (MP3, File size: 2.2mb, Time: 00:04:53)


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Gays, free ice cream, and Taufik

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There was an “I Love Children Family Carnival 2006″ at the East Coast Park on Sunday. There were also radio advertisement spots, in which a little girl is heard to tell Mummy that “there’ll be gays, free ice cream and clowns”, and that Singapore Idol Taufik will be there too”.

So, in celebration of National (We Are) Family Week, here’s the MP3 file for that ad:

Family Carnival Radio Ad (MP3 file, 30 sec, 500Kb)

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It’s not so hairy

It's Hairy!

Can't see the mulletIf you follow mrbrown and get a haircut with him, be prepared to be the only non-teenagers in the salon besides the hairdressers. Be also prepared that your haircut will be quite radical-looking. Comments on the haircut included ‘Cock-Star Supernova’, ‘Dragonball’ and ‘Sonic the Hedged Hog’.

The name of the place is ‘It’s Hairy!’, which is short for ‘It’s Hairy! But it won’t be so when we’re done with you!’

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