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Sunday, October 10, 2004

Kamikaze?!

Who the hell does the ads for Mediabore's showing of Pearl Harbour anyway?

"The bomb that started America's involvement in WWII?" - fuck, I didn't know that the USS Arizona was what decided the US Goverment on the whole thing in the first place. So, according to Mediawhore, it wasn't the unprovoked sneak attack of that naval facility on Hawaii, just the ship? And to end that teaser trailer with "And America hasn't stopped its involvement in major conflicts around the world since then..."

Uh, you know what? I'm not too sure if that's a good thing, especially to end it with "War on Terror/Present". Good thing War in Iraq/2003 wasn't in there, eh? Not with the latest admission that there probably weren't any WMDs in there in the first place?

Rather simplistic, don't ya think?

And the one I saw tonight: "They were self-sacrificing men... they were kamikaze." Dude, did you pass your History exams? Jesus! It's Pearl Harbour! It's fuckin' 1941! They weren't even starting to lose the goddamned war yet!

Thanks a lot, Mediasnore. I'm expecting a ton of History teachers to be marking exam scripts and going, "What the f-? Kamikaze?!"

2 Comments:

  • At 1:03 AM, October 11, 2004, Blogger cour marly said…

    Ahahaha... I have to pass this on to my MediaCorp friend. Kamikaze indeed. For shame!

     
  • At 6:16 PM, October 11, 2004, Blogger tbh said…

    Expected.

    You haven't seen nothing yet - at the Channel 5 Web site, there is an exercise in perfect English - see the Frankly Speaking column. It's probably done by a MediaYawn employee - considering the quality of the HR department, and that nobody in his right mind would flip through a dictionary just to find nice words to say about their TV programming.

    That said, if they had Tora Tora Tora on TV, all will be well again.

     

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