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I've noticed recently that the National Day banners have gone up all over Singapore, proudly bearing the theme for this year's National Day Parade: "Come Together".

"Come Together".

In an age of rampant internet porn and off-colour humour, I'm really, really surprised that this passed committee.

I mean, it's "Come Together", not "Let us come together" or "Come together to celebrate ...". And even though the full theme is "Come Together --- Reaching Out, Reaching Up", I'm not sure the subtitle improves anything.

Also, the official logo makes it really all about, well, you know:

Plus: note all the bursty stars.

Insert your own joke here.

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At 7/05/2009 6:28 pm , Blogger Fox said...

Is this before or after we stand up for Singapore?

At 7/05/2009 10:15 pm , Blogger naixuhs said...

I think the Beatles might be appalled.

At 7/05/2009 11:32 pm , Blogger jude said...

Somehow - in SG, we seem to think that design by committee is best. That's not always the case - as the NDP theme illustrates. I remember that I was teaching in a Catholic school and we had to come up with the theme for the year. Usually this theme has some religious significance or some passage from the bible. That year when I was on the committee, they decided that the following theme was appropriate:
"My Lord ... My Rod and My Staff." :/

I was the only one to raise objections to the chosen theme!

At 7/05/2009 11:39 pm , Blogger Tym said...

Fox > Eh, I have a soft spot for Stand Up for Singapore! (Shut up, I'm not trying to insert double entendres in every line.) I think because it seems so straightforward and unpretentious compared to all its successors.

naixuhs > I suck. I totally didn't think of the Beatles song till I saw your comment. Just goes to show you what the predominant cultural influences on my mind are. :P

jude > Win!!!

At 7/12/2009 4:46 am , Anonymous Laremy said...

Guess who's the creative director of the NDP this year? :)

At 7/16/2009 1:27 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

for those who lack that bit of imagination


At 8/01/2009 11:00 pm , Blogger Ruok said...

Its good to come. We need to increase the population, no?


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