Wednesday, September 14

SMS your astronaut?

As I listened to the radio this morning, I heard the duo DJ mentioning (the government’s?) plans to have Malaysians sms the person who will be the first Malaysian astronaut. Okay, there’s stupid and then there’s stooooopid. This one takes the cake.

What were the people involved in this matter thinking at the time? Were they high or something? Malaysians and sms? That has got to be the worst pairing up of all time. Doesn’t the flood of so-called ‘reality shows’ on tv specifically show that when sms-ing, the person who eventually emerges the winner does not necessarily be the best? He or she could be the most kind / pretty / handsome / rich / whatever but not really the best person for the job.

And for goodness sakes, we’re talking about something serious here. Malaysia’s first astronaut. Not some half-past six event. It’s a milestone, an achievement so great for all of us, that it should not be placed in the same field as, hmmm, I don’t know, “Mencari Angkasawan”. Or some crap like that.

The whole idea of using the sms makes the whole astronaut thing frivolous and foolish. It loses all its credibility. What a joke.

6 comments:

vivica-defect said...

haha. i heard that on the radio too. really ridiculus.

whats next?

sms for the next PM?

hcfoo said...

I agree no more. In Malaysian Idol or AF, contestants can sing out of tune and forget their lyrics but still manage to end up with the highest votes. The same thing could happen to our "Malaysian Astronaut" too whereby the less competitive but popular or good looking ones might win.

And by the way, the sms rate per vote is not cheap. Not everyone is interested to waste money voting. Myself for sure not going to vote.

AhBoy said...

smell like there will be a whole new reality tv show on this coming soon... prepare to sms

simon said...

i can just see it now. those wannabes who were voted out, will be crying and hugging and... aaarrrgh...

mudslinger said...

vivica-defect - now that's an idea... that way we see more politicians shedding tears and hugging.

hcfoo - true. but telco companies will get richer lah...

ahboy - hahaha! maybe not me...

simon - yeah, and then some backstabbing and finger pointing of the he-said she-said variety.

Kucing Gatal said...

I want to run for Prime Minister. Vote for me via SMS banyak-banyak ok? ;)