From Robocop to Transformers? August 1, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Anthropology-urban, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
Notwithstanding the fact that Jeff deserves everyone’s support for daring to plunge into murky waters of electoral politics (and that alone deserves a separate post later – once his sites are accessible, including his new election blog), I’m not sure if one should be amused or worried with the SG’s pop culture reference.
So here’s a serious note to whoever prepped the boss.
Pop culture is more complicated and trickier than it appears.
Those ‘Transformers’ were aliens from outer-space who came to earth to suck dry its energy source in order to live, not to mention extremely factional:- E.g. Autobots • Decepticons • Quintessons • Maximals • Predacons • Vehicons • Mini-Cons • Insecticons.
If Robocop (Penang, 9th General Elections 1995) went all creaky and fell apart, it’s doubtful the reference to Transformers this round will fare any differently.
Thank god we only remembered Megan Fox and her delightful freckles 😛