July 07, 2020

YLB x GE2020 #7 - The elections suddenly feel "dirty" but whose fault is it?

It’s DAY 7, and the drama continues. A ridiculous press release from the PAP about WP’s Raeesah Khan caused the Internet to erupt, but who’s to blame? And is it a good thing that people are using police reports to report everyone? Elsewhere, Dr Tambyah g...

July 06, 2020

YLB x GE2020 #6 - Are people overreacting to WP’s Raeesah Khan’s investigation?

It’s DAY 6 and boy oh boy, did things change overnight. A police report filed against 2 tweets made by WP’s Raeesah Khan has divided Singapore. But what does it all mean? Elsewhere, “Aunty” Shirley shares her political views in a viral self-filmed video,...

July 04, 2020

YLB x GE2020 #5 - Did Sugar Daddy DPM Heng actually say “10 million”?

It’s DAY 5 and the “10m population” controversy is only getting more heat. Doesn’t help that the PAP used “domestic abuse” as an analogy in an official press release. We also explore why Chee Soon Juan is such a polarising figure. Elsewhere, filmmaker An...

July 03, 2020

YLB x GE2020 #4 - Should You Vote OPPOSITION for Opposition’s Sake?

It’s DAY 4 and with all the buzz about how the OPPOSITION is “doing great”, we ask ourselves - are they really? So we try being 100% Pro-PAP and Anti-Opposition, with help from 2 online posts that have gone viral. Elsewhere, did MP Masagos make a booty c...

July 03, 2020

YLB x GE2020 #3 - It’s time to PARTY (Political Broadcast)

It's DAY 3 and we review the party broadcast from last night. We talk about their thoughts, styles and beards. We also talk about AsiaOne changing the title of an article, and writing another about female candidate fashion. Our #YLB Subreddit - https://...

July 01, 2020

YLB x GE2020 #2 - WP’s Jamus Lim makes the Internet thirsty

It’s DAY 2, and we’re still reeling from the excitement of the Live Debates from last night that saw PAP vs SDP vs PSP vs WP. And things got tense. So we wrap our heads around what happened then, and since. We also talk about an “advisory” Hwa Chong emai...

June 30, 2020

YLB x GE2020 #1 - DPM Heng has an “East Coast Plan”

We are doing a DAILY ELECTIONS PODCAST! So if you don’t wanna trawl through the articles and FB posts, just listen to US as we try to #BeLessPathetic and understand all that’s happening through comedy. In this first episode, we review DPM Heng’s plan for...

June 29, 2020

YLB #64 - PAP’s Ivan Lim lights the internet (and his career) on fire & white actors leave non-white roles

Ivan Lim probably holds the record for the shortest political career in Singapore, but did he have to withdraw? Was the Internet backlash warranted? Elsewhere, actors like Kristen Bell are stepping down from non-white animated roles from hit TV shows. An...

June 25, 2020

YLB #63 - WTF is happening with the Elections & another homeowner rejects an Indian tenant

It’s finally happening - elections baby! With naivety and a dose of comedy, we wrap our heads around everything that’s happened so far (brotherly feud, anyone?), and brace ourselves for what’s ahead. Elsewhere, a FB post with a screenshot of apparent dis...

June 22, 2020

YLB #62 - Pink Dot vs. the Petition from "Concerned Parents" & Holland Village restaurants get naughty

Within 36 hours, a petition by “Singapore parents” regarding the upcoming Pink Dot livestream on 27 June reached their target of 25,000 signatures. What are they petitioning about? Elsewhere, the British Indian Curry Hut at Holland Village gets in troubl...

June 19, 2020

YLB #61 - The PAP picks on playwright Alfian Sa’at & an Influencer rants about her helper on Instagram

Everyone knows the elections are coming, but did PAP Minister Tan Wu Meng have to resort to a personal attack on Alfian, based solely on his Facebook Posts? Or is that a sign of things to come? Elsewhere, Jessica Loh (@shiberty) caused a furore after cal...

June 14, 2020

YLB #60 - ST survey causes controversy after deeming artists “non-essential” & podcasters OKLETSGO get backlash

A Sunday Times article named the top 5 essential and non-essential jobs, based on a survey. And “Artists” were deemed the most non-essential, but is that fair? Elsewhere, after OKLETSGO, Singapore’s top podcast, got backlash for apparent misogyny, some o...

June 12, 2020

YLB #59 - Should the statue of Raffles in SG be toppled & is saying “Ni Hao Ma” racist?

With so many statues of controversial figures being toppled around the world, what about the one in SG of Sir Stamford Raffles, who’s increasingly seen as “not the nicest guy”. What about brands with “Raffles” in them? Elsewhere, a AU-born Chinese contes...

June 07, 2020

YLB #58 - A “blackface” photo taken at RI stirs controversy & the Govt wants to track us all with wearable devices

A photo taken in 2016, of RI students wearing “blackface”, sent the Internet into uproar this week. It had a good ending, but how responsible should people be for their actions in the past? Elsewhere, the Govt announced plans to issue wearable trackers t...

June 01, 2020

YLB #57 - What the #BlackLivesMatter protests mean for SG & is the SAF Safety Stoppage Card a good thing?

The racial tensions in the US have made COVID19 feel like years ago. What happened to George Floyd was horrible, but how do we wrap our heads around the protests in the US all the way from Singapore? Elsewhere, the SAF announces the SS Card, but is it th...

May 29, 2020

YLB #56 - Is it fair for the “Central Park Karen” to lose her job and why Jade Rasif called out GoodyFeed for their “sexist article”

A video of Amy Cooper’s “racist” interaction with Christian Cooper was uploaded online, and within 48hrs she lost her job and her dog. What she did was indefensible, but did she deserve her punishment? Over in SG, Jade Rasif calls out GoodyFeed, a local ...

May 24, 2020

YLB #55 (feat. Rishi B) - A NY Times article pisses off S'poreans & do we need NDP funpacks more than we think?

NY Times published an op-ed by an American journalist based here, who shared her thoughts on SG amidst COVID19. But people were pissed off. Why? Elsewhere, the Govt announced that 1.2m funpacks will be given out for NDP this year, and 70,000+ ppl signed ...

May 21, 2020

YLB #54 - The confusion of the CB exit plan & could Netflix’s “Last Dance” be more lies than truth?

On 19 May, we finally got some idea of how the CB is going to end. But it’s gonna be a LONG process, and a lot of people are unhappy. Why? Bad policy or bad comms or bad keyboard warriors? Elsewhere, Netflix’s documentary on Michael Jordan has gotten rav...

May 17, 2020

YLB #53 - Influencers call out CNA for misquoting them and should Parliament try live streaming (or TikTok)?

This past week, CNA misquoted 4 influencers they interviewed and Lianhe Zaobao fabricated a story about an NTU student who contracted Covid19. Both caused unnecessary confusion and Internet hate. Is it all just because of the need for CLICKBAIT? Elsewher...

May 11, 2020

YLB #52 - Our “AHA!” moments from the Circuit Breaker lockdown

Every day seems different, but the news somehow feels the same. Another potential “sovereign” citizen, similar numbers of cases in worker dorms, and ridiculous politics in Malaysia. What’s new? So we decide to look into our souls and share some epiphanie...

May 05, 2020

YLB #51 - Can we all be SOVEREIGN too and should athletes just “suck it up” and help sports reopen?

The “sovereign” lady set the internet on fire the past week, but what exactly is the whole sovereign movement about (it’s actually fascinating AF)? We also talk about the reopening of professional sports, and whether athletes have the right to complain o...

April 30, 2020

YLB #50 - Is Ateeqah Mazlan innocent and is the SG Covidiots FB Group a good thing?

Celebrity Ateeqah Mazlan incurred the wrath of the Malay community and soon the Internet after she “caused” home-based businesses to be banned from operating. But did she really do anything wrong? In the spirit of online vigilantism, is the SG Covidiots ...

April 26, 2020

YLB #49 - “Racist” Straits Times articles get backlash and does singing “HOME” do anything useful?

The Straits Times published 2 articles that were accused of racial stereotyping - one about home-based learning and another about domestic workers. But were the accusers just “too sensitive”? And was the govt-initiated singing of “HOME” useful or was it ...

April 22, 2020

YLB #48 - Circuit Breaker extended by 4 weeks & the Virus Vanguard Superheroes defeated by Netizens

We try to wrap our heads around the Circuit Breaker extension. Elsewhere, a collab between Gov.sg and local comic outfit Band of Doodlers (BoD) to create SG superheroes got worldwide backlash. But was it fair? EDIT: News broke AFTER we recorded this that...