23 Oct '11, 2am

culture of bandwagons, whale-ariums and the authorship mass-graves

culture of bandwagons, whale-ariums and the authorship mass-graves

Bandwagons are great things to have in the neighbourhood, but they are not something that Singaporeans are very familiar with. The closest we have to bandwagons would be the floats that used to be paraded across the grandstand during National Day parades. These floats would generally profile the organization and trumpet its most recent achievements. But few personalities ever get to reap any reflected fame by jumping on these bandwagons. Another version of the bandwagon is the local 歌台 ge tai's . Here's where aspiring politicians sometimes flaunt themselves during 'hungry ghosts' season hoping for some public attention. The version of the bandwagon seen in academic circles is that associated with 'successful' and high profile researchers (or research). If you have one in the neghbourhood, you'd be very blessed indeed. By jumping on such a bandwagon, aspiring wannabe resear...

Full article: http://gigomole.blogspot.com/2011/10/culture-of-bandwagon...