The second season of the Channel 5 satirical variety show The Noose just ended its run last week. I loved watching The Noose… I thought the first weatherman of season 2, the "Tomorrow’s weather? Hot… humid… what did you expect? Snow ah?" guy was simply hilarious.
Anyway, I decided to create a new category in my blog titled – yep, you guessed it – The Noose! Funny news stories I come across will be archived here. 🙂
Was watching Channel 5’s 9pm news while blogging and this particular piece of news jumped out at me. In order to prevent beggars from being exploited by criminal gangs (who make them beg and then rob them of their money), Bangkok is considering setting up a registry for beggars to register and obtain a licence to beg! Wow. James Bond has a licence to kill and Bangkok beggars have… a licence to beg?!
I know the intention is good – to try to prevent exploitation of beggars who are often physically or mentally handicapped but to create a registry for beggars? Sounds a little lucridous doesn’t it?
Oh and did anyone read the article in Sun’s Life! about how young Singaporeans view the current global recession? There was this particular NUS undergrad… I forgot her name… but she said things like she doesn’t see what’s the big deal ‘cos every time she runs out of money, she just asks her parents for more? This same rich brat also carries a S$2000 Louis Vuitton bag to school. I think the most quote-worthy thing she said was how she doesn’t understand why some of her friends want to take on part-time jobs to get more pocket money. She said, "Can’t they just ask their parents for more?".
Wah lau! That girl must be a journalist’s dream come true. I mean, how often do you get a spoilt rich bimbo shooting her mouth off? And in case you’re wondering… her dad runs his own company… selling plastic bags or something. That’s it man. I’m stepping up on my efforts to save the environment by cutting down on plastic bags. Sheesh… I carry a plastic bag possibly made by her dad, and she carries a LV bag bought with my money.