01 July 2005

SILLY SCHOOL PROJECT AKA NEW WORLD RECORD

"Chung Cheng High School (Main) has made history today by chaining together some 45,000 used drink cans to emphasise the importance of conservation and recycling as a means to conserve the environment.
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The School’s Interact Club has devised a novel way of promoting environmental awareness, establishing a world record and raising funds for charity ..."

- Speech by Mr Chan Soo Sen, Minister of State for Education, at the completion ceremony of the world's longest can-chaining project for charity

Okay. That's it. Enough is enough already.

The above school project reminds me of what the blogger Merv wrote here. Singaporeans, please stop doing inherently pointless things for the sake of trying to set a world record. Have some self-respect! Some examples of what Singaporeans have been doing recently (taken from Merv's blog):

* Most Number of Burgers in Mouth Without Swallowing

* Fastest Heinz Tomato Ketchup Drinker Using a Straw
* Longest Time for a Female with Palm Placed on a Car
* Fastest Cream Cracker Eating
* Orange Nose Push - Furthest Distance in 30 Minutes

And now we have students from Chung Cheng High, one of the most reputable secondary schools in Singapore, setting a world record for tying used drink cans together! My goodness, is there absolutely ANY inherent use in tying used drink cans together? What a waste of time.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know it was for charity. That's a partially redeeming factor but surely charity's no excuse for stupidity. Next time, go pick up litter at the beach; collect old clothes for the poor or take some orphans to the zoo. In other words, do something useful, please.

Singaporean Robert Ng - the world's fastest ketchup drinker.
Possibly from Chung Cheng High.

5 comments:

A.Ball.of.Yarn said...

don't they (the efforts taken) reflect so much of working life? :) So much time spent on backward accounting and blowing up silly little achievements.

WhiteOut said...

i like the commented pics that's complimenting your blogposts these days. FHM needs you.

John Lim the-one-who-splits-PAP-apart said...

Singaporeans are a desperate bunch of people dying for 'World recognition'.

Seriously think who would bother to read Guiness world book of records these days.

Heavenly Sword said...

"Next time, go pick up litter at the beach; collect old clothes for the poor or take some orphans to the zoo. In other words, do something useful, please."

I like this part best.

Phanatiq said...

YOu are so goddamn funny!
You should write for T3 Magazine.