All posts tagged: Law

Nipple-less pro wrestling

I can’t remember if it was in primary school or secondary school, when we were on the football/rugby field, and when sledging was de rigeuer but mostly harmless. Things like “Your momma must be ugly cos you ugly too” were tossed back and forth. And it took a real sporting talent to come up with a killer taunt/sledge. (The all-time prize goes to Zimbabwean cricketer Eddo Brandes, who when the legendary Australian bowler Glenn McGrath inquired of him with full intent to insult, “Why are you so fat, you fat cunt?”, very quickly but calmly came back with, “Because every time I fuck your wife, she gives me a biscuit”.) But on our humbler, less talented playing fields, the winner as far as I remember, was this response to a typical “Yo Momma” taunt that sent every player from either team rolling on the grass: “You… you… you… Your Mother No Nipple!” OK, I was only reminded of that because of this mildly interesting post about a Pro-Wrestling poster in Florida which has had the …

Repeal s377A

I’d think of something funny to write about anything, but this isn’t one of the times that warrants any nonsense. I cut and paste for you an open letter to the Prime Minister which I hope you will read, then click on the link to the repeal377a.com site, and then add your name to the list. I also hope you put your real name, occupation and constituency, just to give it a bit more weight. Why repeal s377A? I reckon, at least, for the same reasons the other provisions of s377 were repealed – such as the provision for ‘marital immunity‘, for when a husband rapes a wife. Repugnant, no? I urge you, go to the site, sign the letter. Else we risk being citizens of the most irrelevant backwater, and a really small one at that. Thank you. The Prime Minister Mr. Lee Hsien Loong Prime Minister’s Office Orchard Road Istana Singapore 238823 Subject: Abolition OF Section 377A, Penal Code Dear Prime Minister, As a citizen of Singapore, I write to appeal to your …

Singapore Flyers

I read in the Sunday Times that tickets for a ride on the yet to be completed Singapore Flyer… ok, let me rephrase that, because that sounds like you can ride on an incomplete Singapore Flyer, and your guide for the day might say something like, “Sorry sir, as you can see, the Singapore Flyer is yet to be complete, so today you will only go a semi-circle”. “If you come back tomorrow and go again, that makes a full circle”. So, I read in the Sunday Times that tickets for a ride on the Singapore Flyer, when it is complete, have been sold out for the first three months of its scheduled operations. Fully booked. Yes! What? How can? You’d think that being the lean and efficient city that we are, we’d have foreseen the problem and taken steps to deal with it. But not to worry. We now know that if we didn’t have the benefit of foresight to anticipate congestion, we always have the LTA method of putting up more and more …