Social Misfits in Malaysia: Bloggers and Karaoke Singers

I have on occasion been prone to the embarrassing habits of both karaoke singing (badly) and blogging (pretty badly). And I’ve thought before about how both activities share a similar level indignity that is a sign of the times.

This article turns the screw on that a bit and raises the specter of a Mad Max sort of world where bloggers and karaoke singers take justice into their own hands and start capping each other at the drop of a hat.

The article focuses on karaoke, but concludes with this:

Last year, Bernama reported that Malaysia’s information minister, Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin, had issued a public put-down of karaoke singers by likening them to another group of social misfits: bloggers. Both groups, Mr. Zainuddin said, “take pleasure in their own singing but have no influence.”

So likening karaoke to blogging is the ultimate put-down of karaoke!

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