Thursday, 23 August 2007

We should all stop

I think I am going to listen to what most of you said, going to let this Namewee off the hook, not going to talk about him anymore. Heck, I don’t even wanna have anything to do with him. After all, it’s not like he is some celebrity like Gwen Stefani who is in town. And of course, we’re already getting bored with the same ‘ol shit. We all like things hot, out of the oven… like the national tragedy a few weeks ago, or was it last week. No point talking about outdated stuff right? So yeah, won't talk about him anymore. By the way, what’s with the fuss about some Nuri crash?

Why talk about someone who acted beyond his means? He should have just shut up and live his life, then he wouldn’t have got himself in so much trouble. Yeah, our country is pretty screwed up here and there but who cares? I certainly don’t. Do you? I have a job, I got a car, I can still go shopping and life is all good, why complain? Yeah, petrol is expensive, toll everywhere but heck, you and I can afford to pay still right? Why go and stupidly do a rap about the things that you and I talk about at the mamak every week?

Speaking about things we talked about at the mamak, those are the things that somehow make our ‘teh tarik’ and ‘maggi goreng’ taste better. We talked about it, complain a bit, as soon as we flush the ‘the tarik’ down our throat, all our frustrations are also flushed down our guts. After all, we have been swallowing all these things for years. What’s the big deal right?

Okay, I know… maybe things have been getting out of hands lately. But heck… things have always been getting out of hands, it’s just a matter whether you know it or not. What you don’t know won't hurt you. Ignorance is bliss… if you’re not happy with things; don’t go around reading blogs written by ‘goblok’ fellas or cowards. Best remedy is to read comics mainstream newspaper… then you will know the big boss said he wants to be fair and will be fair… damn good news right? Precisely… just be happy and live our life… don’t go around doing some stupid act like this Namewee.

And most important of all, we certainly don’t want to be seen to be having some sort of connection with this Namewee fella. I mean… he is now the national villain, akin to the most wanted man in the country. What if they think we are Namewee’s associates, we’ll be screwed too! We might also get our citizenship revoked! After all, anything is possible in this country. Okay… right… maybe some of us don’t really bother about our citizenship cos we don’t give a damn about our voting rights but still… what if they ISA him and we get ISA-ed too! Shit!

There you go, so many reasons not to talk about this dude anymore. Besides, by the end of this month, he might be forgotten already. Unless of course there’s another screw up somewhere and the comics newspaper needs to divert our attention again.

So Namewee, you’re on your own… none of us is going to walk with you. Your effort is worth the laugh, and that’s as good as it gets. We are too comfortable with our life and too patriotic to get our hands dirty. You should have just shut the f*ck up and stomach all the shit we have been given… just like us… we’ve been doing it for years.

P/S: Have you voted at the new poll or not? That’s the least you can do la…

47 comments:

Cirnelle said...

Patriotism has never been ethical. Do you know? It is one of the 'virtues' that the gomen has the law on their side. They can stuff it down our throats and yes, even send a rapper to jail for degrading a piece of coloured cloth. The charge: treason.

Our laws have never been about total freedom of speech. That privilege belongs to a superpower country. Our laws come second to blind devotion in the name of peace. And we aren't the only ones to feel caged. But yes, at least we're in a nicely decorated one.

me said...

go blog abt your ladder theory loh. 4 entries!! sheesh! you're making this guy sound like a hero or something. let's call this the namewee week. for his sake, too much publicity at this point is not good. the govt won't let him live it down even if he kowtows as long as the topic is still hot. the more popular he gets, the more he and his family will suffer.

Huei said...

hahahhahah

yea..we dun wana end up like youtube.."we will take action against youtube"

*PTUUUUI!*

Jason said...

agree with huei... "we will take action against youtube"..that's being so childish.. sheesh. Like as if youtube's gonna change overnight and close down or something. Btw.. chill la bro. Eat some mint. :P

Jonny said...

awww, you're making me feel bad already...

really, that's all. Feeling bad. cannot do anything.

ardy said...

I hope this will be the last post you're mentioning about the guy, cause I'm pretty much sick of reading about him.

And you're right, things might be screwed, but at least we're still living comfortably, doing things that we want to do anytime we want.

The laws are here because it is necessary, to maintain a certain degree of harmony. Yes, ppl bitch about it, but that's about it, they only bitch about it. I don't think we would prefer them to form their own freedom fighters, and fight for freedom of speech, and start torching the mall or the car parked at the roadside.

No, I think if that's the price to pay so that we can go out at night and not being afraid of being torched or killed, so be it!

(I might still complain, but that's as patriotic as I get!)

Sunshine said...

i live by the motto, what you dont know, wont hurt you and you wont die...

rinnah said...

*pulls cotton wool over eyes, puts in ear plugs, wears a Life is Good tshirt as suggested by zewt, carries on living the Malaysian dream* (or is it nightmare?) Kekekekekekeke.

alan zed said...

he's a one hit wonder, unless he came out with the new material. LOL !

jolcy said...

It's real sad...

but... haiiii.... in order not to be ISA-ed too... what else can we do?? like you say lor... flush the ‘the tarik’ down our throat... and sleep over it lor..

shit...

maegen said...

.........

no comment... but i just think to take a space for this comment box..muahaaa...boh liao.. this aint illegal rite?? haa~~ and ya~life is real good~!!

Rabbit said...

U say wanna stop talking bout him already, yet i still see his name in this post of urs one. o_O

AngryYoungChild said...

Lol, still on the topic about Namewee. Glad its over. I'm already so sick about that guy. Oh well, Have a good day zewt! =)

Pookyma said...

Namewee....Legend of a week at A.Z.A.I.G.

Helen said...

Yeah lor.. Just a little more time, who will remember

1) Allantuya
2) Sub standard bus drivers and buses
3) The port
3) the APs
4) our right...

Sigh.

guaisaujai said...

ARGH!!! I see screw again!!! Dun let me see those f*ucking Screw!!!

I'm screwed recently...
Totally screwed!!!

Tension from gov and from work...
additional this post....
Argh!!! I'm going out of control ady!!!

Princess Eileen said...

Zewt, get over it! You giving me the headache liao... hahaha...

Winn said...

you make me feel like a Loser ......

PurpLe~MuShRooM said...

Hahah... few days of not reading blogs... and its all about Namewee pulak. I also sien... Hahaha.

tingtitlei said...

judging from how goblok they are for taking action agasint youtube, they might even google all of the blogs with the word namewee in it and ISA the shit outta us.

sharlydia said...

Zewt, pls...make this the last blog u ever gonna mention namewee...feel sick reading about him so much ler...

ardy, i totally agree with u dude!

neno said...

i wanted to vote at ur poll..but dun haf the category tat i belong..

i am not registered cos i dunno where to register..

Shak-ee said...

This post is like 'I dont wanna blog about him and yet indirectly still talk about him..':D hey, move on,its time for zewt laugh tday!

flaminglambo said...

zewt, i love you and all (no homo) but i tip my hat to the dude for what he has done.

i dunno if you guys listen to rap but if you do, you'll know who tupac or biggie is and if you're a fan of their work, you'll know what they did. a lot of their lyrics dealt with the oppression of the black people and how tough life is in the hood. they gave the black people a voice which united their cause and also shared the pain that the average black person faces in their everyday lives through their music. look at how many rappers and music lovers now pay tribute to tupac and biggie for what they've given.

sure they are gangsters and i don't condone what they did but i think they gave a lot of kids inspiration to make a difference and to highlight some of the big issues that don't hit the newspapers often enough in mainstream society.

discrimination is still there but they've come a long way from total segregation. some blockbuster movies and tv series even have black presidents. if you look at zoolander the movie, you'd think that they banned it because part of the plot was to assasinate the pm of malaysia. maybe that was it but could it be also that the pm of malaysia in that movie is chinese?

I'm not saying that tupac and biggie is credited for all these changes because nelson mandela or martin luther king would have to be up there, but they sure played a part in it.

i truly believe that if the mindset of a whole community changes and say, "we won't take this shit anymore", we can make a difference. i'm not just talking about the chinese community because a lot of the malay, indian and lain-lains are being pummeled in ass too. if they misappropriate taxpayers' money, it's OUR money not just a certain race's. we need a medium and the spirit to fight it but sadly after so many decades, we're still talking about race instead of forming a united front in voicing our dissatisfaction in how the government govern.

i'm sure that this namewee dude knew the consequences but i'd say he's got more balls than most ministers that are suppose to look after our rights. could it spawn another hundred wannabes? no doubt but do they have the balls to make a difference? i sure hope so.

i reckon the more coverage this guy gets, the better it is because if they prosecute him, it would be another drop of water that would eventually break the camel's back.

QueenB said...

unless ppl prefer to gain instant notoreity, there are now channels like CitizenThinkTank (sure it's not glamorous, hip or cool) and Citizens Against Corruption where ppl can express their discontent and suggest solutions to improve or change the system

ehon said...

i absolutely agree. every country has their own weaknesses and negatives and regardless of where we are, we'll complain. our home is never cosy enough, our house is never big enough, the people living in the house is never understanding enough. i strongly believe that the 'culture' of hating ones country is wrong, but the sad fact is, if u don think that way, u're not normal. screw that culture i say.

Anonymous said...

In response to some of your comments folks...

Yeah, so what if there are wastages as a result of "sikap tak apa" right? Or that it is God's fault for the accidents that befallen on people who so happen to be riding a govt approved public bus? Or for that matter, people who sought justice in a court risking getting their heads damaged by falling ceilings? If you are lucky, it will only be water.

Ok, so the govt like bailouts (it seems that is all our Govt is doing these days). Big deal, we have so much right? And even if there are wastages, it is only Govt money right?

As long as I can drive my car (which is inflated by irrational taxes), a house to live in (which of course requires 30 years loan to repay back while other developed countries take at most 10-15 years), afford nice food and clothes (which is again take up most of our salary), we should just let things be.

What is justice if there is no food on the table (tell that to those who have to use highways to work when they have families to feed)? What is fairness when we have safety (tell that to people who get mugged, killed, gunned down, robbed and such done in broad daylight)?

I wonder too why the heck Zewt didn't realise this earlier and continuously harp on this Namewee person...

Manal said...

1 more week to go for the merdeka day celebration/observing the merdeka spirits and what is it like to be able to live and breathe in the country of 50 years independency.

A toast for prosperity and peace for all of us malaysians over a bubbly, creamy,frothy, sweet pint of teh tarik!

Zewt, i think you-know-sho sedang craving for mee bandung muar (he's from muar innit?)

Angie Tan said...

sound like we are expected to just be like guai guai kids and just "shut-up and eat our rice".

anyway, looks like we got another gag order and so, we'd better shut the fxxk up....

conan_cat said...

lol... another sarcastic post. yeah namewee is sooo big of a national hero already... and i just can't stop but smile at your posts as something what a mom will say to a child, stop making trouble and just get on with it.

"but mommy, i don't like being in here! this place sucks and stinks!"
"cmon, we've been living here for ages already, so what????? you can still eat sleep shit and whats wrong with that."
"well... everything!"
"i want you to stay out of trouble! just shut the hell up and complaining about those buggers who wakes me up 5am every morning!"

still, i salute namewee for his guts. flaminglambo mentioned that raps are originated by the blacks to express their dissatisfaction with the country's discrimination and racism. namewee is just using that again. not many can see though. :)

Cocka Doodle said...

Who needs Namewee?....now that we've got Jeff Ooi's Hey Hey You You!!!
LOL

zewt said...

cirnelle - i sense that the frustration in you is boiling... remind yourself... it's a decorated one... a decorated one...

me - making him sounds "like" a hero... wat do u think? but what you said is true... you got a point.

Huei - hahaha... next to kena is blogger.

Jason - have it in my mouth already... keke...

Jonny - it's a good start.

ardy - yeah, i do agree... dont things to turn ugly. would be nice if there is a peaceful settlement. but i am reminded of the fact that we are not the one trying to trigger violence by screaming for blood holding out any weapons. anyway... friday is on the way and like i said... no more already.

zewt said...

Sunshine - wont die is right... wont hurt you... debateable.

rinnah - sounds like a good idea... isnt it? :)

alan zed - hahahahaha... he has 3 hits apparently... just that the latest one made him famous.

jolcy - wrong... not shit... once you flushed it down... it's ... pee.... :P

maegen - always welcome :)

Rabbit - where got... no more already hehe...

zewt said...

AngryYoungChild - haha... tomm is friday, certainly happy.

pookyma - hahahaha... that legend is indeed coming to an end already.

Helen - allantuya who? AP... accounts payable ah? our right? i tot we have left too?

guaisaujai - calm down calm down... dont let the guai sau in you take over you... breath breath :)

princess eileen - ok lor... i give you panadol in the form of friday frolics.

winn - it's a good start.

zewt said...

purple mushroom - yeah... typical malaysian way... the heat is over... we want a new gossip.

tingtitlei - i am dead already.

sharlydia - hehehe... i already said no more mer...

neno - aiyooo... post office la.

Shak-ee - certainly is... just wait for it...

flaminglambo - i just love long comments! hey mate... you should know that i was trying to be sarcastic right? maybe it didnt work. what you said is all true... but the thing is... the states will tolerate the existence of tupac and biggie, but namewee will not be tolerated here. i am not saying that we should all condemn in, in fact, i am trying to ask ppl to think and at least remember him. but the sad thing is... a lot of ppl are fed up with him already... we all like new things to talk about.

good to have you talking again man.

zewt said...

QueenB - hey, how have you been? honestly speaking, i have never heard of those. will certainly check it out.

ehon - i think we're not in the same frequency there.

anon @ 4.31pm - heh heh... now, we are on the same frequency. yeah... life is all good... why rock the boat... let the less fortunate suffers... we are not there ... not yet.

Manal - yup, i think he is... well, i wont be surprise... after all, he said he loves this this country.

Angie Tan - indeed.... no more... :)

conan cat - i think we all can see, just that we dont have the unity that the blacks have in the states. but cant blame us... the states can tolerate the existence of those rappers... here... totally diferent story.

cocka doodle - hahahaha... i am sure the boss will make sure he doesnt win. that's my believe.

Twisted Heels said...

Wow. I sense that frustration that you're taking it out with He Who Shall Not We Name.

Weekend is coming, go hang out by the beach or chill by the park lah.

Seaqueen said...

I agree with Ardy. It's time to move on to something more worthy of your blog. This guy's stale news. So CHILL OUT!

pikey said...

namewee case is jz another example how easily we can over react to things (besides the blaming attitude). It's alwiz the knee jerk reactions. (same goes to the express bus tragedy).

I personally believe he has done something creative and he has spoken some truth in the MV....

penang-kia said...

Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.

FriendfromTaiwan said...

judging by some of the other comments here, I am very amused that some people didnt pick up on the underlying note of sarcasm that this post was written in, some even agreeing that "ya, we should all ignore this and get on with out opressed but still OK lives".....

FriendfromTaiwan said...

Or did i misread it and there was no sarcasm intended? sorry its 4am here...tired

aSstHa said...

hmmm... i don really know wat's all the hype abt... i personally hv not listened to namewee's MV... jz listened and read comments on wat ppl who did have to say abt it.. so i don tink i can put a constructive comment to this... i'll comment properly once i hv... eheh.. (by then it'll prolly b stale)

but i more or less do know that... yes, news gets stale n old... n ppl don wanna hear abt it.. mostly i guess we're all jz to scared of the consequenses not so much on ourselves but even our families u know... so we prefer to err the scene even tho we know there's some truth to it...

doncha tink it's more or less the same scenario u were refering to in a certain post wer u said wen one person wants to stand up to the hated one and no one else wants to back it up? imagine that's only on the work front.. dude, this is nation... go figure...

i do sympathise with this namewee guy as he does hv guts to do wat he did but den again i'm sure he did it and knew wat the consequences were... if he didn't.. den he's prolly disillusional.. but i don't tink he didn't... so basically he had it coming... but do we... (all races) have to keep quiet n pretend it doesn't affect us? in the long run it will... it affects all of us irregards to our background... at the end of the day... we all wish for a better country to live in with no ill feeling for one another...

i was listening to the radio the other day n they had all this adverts abt our 50 year of freedom... but are we really? or all we all disillusioned n prefer to pull the wool over our eyes n pretend it doesn't affect us... it doesn't.. whether or not we realise it... i think i'm repeating myself... ok... bye bye... happy weekend...

zewt said...

twisted heel - i chilled and wrote a joke... some are offended though.

seaqueen - maybe today's news changed you a bit huh.

pikey - hey! truth indeed, and he spoke what we have in our hearts, which we have no guts to say. having said that, some choices of his words are quite offensive.

penang-kia - why worry about tomorrow? today has got enough worries... right brother?

friendfromtaiwan - my sentiments exactly... my sentiments exactly. you know me well my friend.

aSstHa - so this is your comment when u dunno anything about it eh? :P... yeah, good point on the standing up part against the hated one... that is so true... and that is exactly what is happening. am trying to get to that actually. freedom is not very well defined... i guess we do have freedom... limited nonetheless.

ethel said...

I kinda dig the name zewtwee. LOL!

zewt said...

ethel - hmmm... i should have register a gmail with that eh? hehe...

Michael Song said...

LG Life's Good!!! :P