"Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and the Sultan of Johor are seen in a blue Proton Saga... "When asked whether there is any tension with the sultan, Dr Mahathir said: “No, I don’t see anything because I went to see him and he drove me to the airport. I don’t want to comment on the sultans because if I say anything that is not good then it’s not nice because he is the sultan”"

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Monday, August 10, 2009

A nice commentary on feminism overthrowing patriarchy:


psychoanalytic freudian reading: usp reclaimed the phallic shield through the act of procreation(birth of spider thing in giant vagina. The reading is particularly apt because much as the mother only has momentary and fleeting possession of the phallus, we will only have athe shield for a year.

postcolonial singapore reading: a discourse on racial harmony showing how three distinct races (elements) should band together to weather the storms and with unity defeat an unnamed dark enemy

marxist reading: abolishing class (elemental) differences and working together in an egalitaria fasion towards a shared goal brings eternal joy and happiness. can't remember how the evil bad guys fit in

feminist reading: the dance plays into gendered stereotypes, exoticising the women as graceful, colourful and desirable, while the (evil) men are associated with strength and stones and etc. Complication when the strandbeest comes in, because usually women are associated with the baser and more animalistic side of human nature]
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