Monday, January 19, 2004

Ape Nation

Singaporeans Urged to Act Like Monkeys

When one comes across a headline like this, the first reaction is that it must be a reporter's cute interpretation of a fairly normal news story. But this isn't. It is exactly as the headline suggests, if not actually funnier:

"People in strait-laced Singapore were urged Monday to act like monkeys -- the Chinese zodiac sign for the coming Lunar year -- for the sake of their country. Singaporeans could foster an economic recovery this year by behaving more like monkeys, Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan said..."


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