How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Stone-age weather forecasting?


This simple way of weather forecasting seems to make a lot of sense and more accurate than what we used to get from weather forecasters on television.

Anyway, I tried to search for the video of the famous bloop (I remember having seen it before) but it could have been a fake, according to this report:

The TV News Anchor Who Brought Down the House - Unproven!

Summary of the eRumor
The story is that a female news anchor in Michigan asked a weather reporter on the air why it didn't snow as he had forecasted by asking him, "Where's that 8-inches you promised me last night."

The Truth
When it comes to bloopers and out-takes from broadcasting, church pulpits, or any other public venue, one of the factors that sometimes makes them funny is the unintended sexual content.

The founder of, Rich Buhler, is a veteran of 40 years in broadcasting.
He says this story has made the rounds for years and that he has heard it attributed to TV performers in Los Angeles, Seattle, and elsewhere.

It could have happened, but we've never really gotten a first-hand report of it or documentation from a tape of a broadcast.

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

This had most of the state of Michigan laughing for 2 days and a very embarrassed female news anchor who will, in the future, likely think before she speaks.

A female news anchor who, the day after it was supposed to have snowed and didn't, turned to the weatherman and asked, "So Bob, where's that 8 inches you promised me last night?"

Not only did HE have to leave the set, but half the crew did too they were laughing so hard.

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