Monday, September 13, 2010

Mah blogger homie is on the newspaper!

How're you doing on this fine Raya day, everyone? Are you still visiting houses, collecting your duit raya, stuffing your stomach, and meeting obnoxious and annoying relatives?

Or, are you now sitting in front of your PC, browsing through the net, just like a certain bored blogger?


Anyway, there's this one pretty interesting article on the newspaper just a day before Raya, and let me quote it:

Hidden Illuminati symbols can be found in the design and shape of both delicacies, at least according to a young Malay blogger, Lufkin. The checkerboard folds of ketupat wrapping, and scroll-like shape of the lemang have sinister meanings, he said in his blog post.


Wow, this Lufkin must be one crazy conspiracy theorist, right?

But not so fast, for the article went on:

The young man was not entirely serious, of course. Perhaps just frustrated, and trying to keep his head above the cacophony of discordant voices.

Many found his wry sense of humour and take on the recent debate refreshing and tasteful, unlike that other guy, the rapper.


Here, if you guys think I'm just making this all up, here's the article itself (click for larger view):


So what can we learn from this? With the rest of the article notwithstanding, we can now say that it is easy nowadays to get yourself known over the net (whether you intend it or not in the first place is another thing though). Say something a little provocative, and you'll get some bloody serious, close-minded, unfunny (but on the whole, an idiot) people turning into instant keyboard warriors, usually under the banner of Anonymousity.

I'm sure you guys can think of other example of blog post/entry on internet that is picked up by the media. So much for freedom on the internet...


I'd like to write more, but I'm still in raya mood (too lazy to do anything but sleep/play/do nothing all day)... I might continue writing only when uni starts next week then, when my mind's more active.

Oh, and by the way, did you see what I did there early in the post? Can you spot the fallacy? (hint: 'selective quoting')

P/S In case you missed it, the said blog post in question is here.

Selamat Hari Raya everyone

3 comments:

  1. Nasib baik masuk sikit je, aku xnak kene ISA/kene saman PERKASA woi..

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  2. Tu lah pasal, kalau setakat buat lawak pasal TNB pun boleh masuk court... haihh, taktaulah

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  3. Got the link:

    http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/17fari/Article/

    Risau tu mmg ada, tapi malas nak fikir banyak pasal benda ni, banyak kerja lain aku x settle lg.. btw nasib baik isu ni macam dah reda sikit.. Fuhh~

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