MrBrown is a popular website that offers a light-hearted view of the government and it's policies. Offering a tongue-in-cheek view of today's politics, MrBrown is popular with much of the younger generation today.
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Comedic and Astute
I love Mr Brown. I actually think he's like human manifestation of SGAG. He does not only podcasts, he also covers national day songs and make Youtube videos online which are mostly caricatures of various local figures.
I really do admire his courage in speaking out his personal views on the local political scene - even if it is in a humourous way. Some of his concerns he presents accurately highlights the underlying discontentment the people have towards the current state of affairs, and this is obvious from the support his videos garner from the locals.
Of course, such honest (and even dangerously blunt) viewpoints have never been let off freely under the sharp eyes of the government and Mr Brown did inevitably have brushes with the law, especially when he made a parody out of a national day anthem. However, I think it was still better to be honest than afraid.
I think humour is often the best way to present a thorny issue and minimizing any potential tension from arising, so I'd definitely wish that Mr Brown continue to be a source of happiness and a representative of our Singaporean voices!
The Singaporean blog
He's my go-to resource for Singapore news. Always a good laugh since his entries and podcasts are hilarious. Topics are also varied but definitely vely Singaporean lor. Last time I used to visit Talking Cock dot com for Singaporean humor but now it's definitely Mr Brown's.
I never used to follow Mr Brown much, until I created Twitter. Back then, it was inconvenient and not worth the time to specially visit his website. With Twitter now, I can easily get short snippets of his humour and satire.
Mr Brown is known for being a satirist. He is well-connected on many social media platforms and is open about his private life. I like that he says things without really mincing them, and this plainness about him makes me adore his sincerity. He is straightforward, yet never overtly nor unnecessarily critical. His points of view are usually pertinent, and humorous.
Followers of Mr Brown on Twitter will also find that he does not spam the timeline, which is good. The occasional tweet from Mr Brown usually spices up my day, and I do look forward to reading his work! One of the most successful internet faces of Singapore, Mr Brown is definitely one to look out for. Who doesn't want cheap and good humour?
A hilarious dose of humour
To take many things in a satirical, humourous way is not well managed by many individuals, but it is the prime reason why i love tweets, blogposts and facebook posts by Mr Brown so much. Mr Brown represents many things happening, in his constant stream of articles and opinions on current and political affairs in Singapore, the daily happenings of his family (wife, children & mother written in such a personalised way that we somehow feel that in a way, we know them). Last but not least is his daily interaction with any and all objects around him, where he phrases with such emotion that makes out his life to be enriching and full of colours.
Alternatively, should you listen to his podcasts, you'll see an expert in all things unnatural when they in surface seem normal at work. The dissection and influx of humours together with his critical analysis and opinions makes for an interesting program.
On a personal side, this is a man who stood by all his beliefs despite all the people he'd offended. The government has stepped in on several occasions due to his writing (Once to remove his column and several times to threaten lawsuits with regards to defamation). There is merit in listening to his convictions. Do take it with a pinch of salt, don't let his passion for his own opinions obstruct you from forming yours.
Mr. Brown never fails to amuse me in all of his videos and podcast. Many of his jokes and humor are based on political satire. But what I really feel is that he is the voice for Singaporeans. Through making these jokes on the internet, he is able to voice out all the discontent of fellow Singaporeans. Besides political satires, he also does other jokes which portray the everyday life of typical Singaporeans.
Mr. Brown is considered a Singapore talent. Not only does he have humor, he also have the voice. Have you seen any of his videos on youtube? 4 out of 5 videos he post on youtube involve him singing his very own songs. I wouldn't really say that the songs are well written but the lyrics speak out what fellow Singaporeans want to say. Many a times, either we have no time to speak out or we are too afraid to speak out. With Mr. Brown around, you can be assured that your voice would be heard by our nation leaders.
Singaporean South Park, in written form
For those of you who didn't know, Mr Brown was a former journalist who left his workplace after one too many critical articles. He is a father of three. He is also a Hwa Chong JC alumni. But we all identify him by his famous/notorious podcasts and blog.
I love his works. With the media being so tightly controlled in Singapore (although things have been improving in the past few years), I understand his frustrations with the system. His blog serves as a platform for the more liberal-minded citizens to voice their opinion in a positive way, not the crud we see at HWZ. His social and political commentary is definitely something to listen to - it's questioning without being challenging, genuine rather than negative.
The Blogfather indeed.
Truly, Singapore's blogfather
I've been a fan of Mr Brown since the early days of the Mr Brown show when it was still co-produced with Mr Miyagi. My favorite podcasts? It has to be the persistently non-political podcast series. Especially the 'bak chor mee man', it's like listening to the lighter side of the "political war" in 2006. The most recent generation elections he did the a Parody of Korea girl group, SNSD's 'gee', it was so cheeky and entertaining! Some fans of SNSD felt offended though.
His blog is also informative and humorous at the same time. His name was even mentioned by our PM Lee on national tv on a few occasions.
Not to mention following his twitter account. Getting all the latest updates on the happenings in Singapore with a touch of humour, news are digested in a much more enjoyable manner.
I felt that compared to some other famous bloggers in Singapore like, XX, he can definitely handle criticsm much better and politically wise he provides an unbiased point of view too. Without a shadow of doubt, our Singapore blogfather.