Singapore Bans Danny Choo, Blames Popular Blog as Cause of Recession

Singapore netizens received a rude shock this morning when the Ministry of Information and Censoring of the Arts (MICA) announced that they would be banning popular blog dannychoo.com effective tomorrow.

dannychoo.com, a popular web blog among young anime fans, chronicles the life of celebrity blogger Danny Choo, who hails from Britain and now resides in Tokyo with his wife. Also known as the Tokyo Dancing Stormtrooper, Danny is well known for dressing up as a Stormtrooper from the Star Wars movies and dancing on the streets of Tokyo. With an impressive monthly 20 million page views, dannychoo.com attracts readers from all around the world who actively participate in discussions. When not in armour, Danny runs his own Internet solution firm Mirai Inc as CEO.

At the official press conference held earlier today, MICA General Manager for Public Affairs, Mr Ben You, pointed out that according to statistics, one of the reasons for the country’s slow economy growth is due to 69% of the workforce spending long hours daily surfing the Internet during office hours.

“We all know that time is money. dannychoo.com was found to be the site most people go to during office hours when they should be doing work. Hours wasted on the Internet can means a delay in work, which in turn affected productivity, which ultimately will cripple the country’s economy,” explained Mr You. “We have no choice but to initiate the ban to restore administrative efficiency.”

Online forums and blogs were blazing with debates. Mr Oh Da Ku, 26, an engineer in the semi-conductor industry and frequent visitor of dannychoo.com for the past 3 years, was deeply saddened by the news.

“I admit to visiting Danny’s blog during office hours. Reading Danny’s entertaining and motivational posts inspired me to do my best in life. I even make it a point to come to office early to get my daily dose of Danny Choo before I start work. All the health related posts also help me relax during those long hours at work,” Mr Oh said.

Miss Annie Mae, a student blogger, wrote in a recent entry on her blog: “I enjoy reading Danny’s posts about Japan’s unique culture, it’s people, happenings and watching his stormtrooper videos. Now with the ban, I guess I’ll just have to stick to second-rate sites like gordonator.com.

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78 Responses to Singapore Bans Danny Choo, Blames Popular Blog as Cause of Recession

  1. Netto says:

    \o/

    You can be a news reporter at this rate. xD

  2. Mizunaga says:

    “Mr Oh Da Ku” and “Miss Annie Mae” lol

  3. 😦

    you got me, I was about to rage…

  4. Kona says:

    I…believed this before, reading TP’s comment! ;A;

  5. Elys008 says:

    Nice comeup with the names :3

  6. Fariz Asuka says:

    Hahaha.. I almost believed it till I saw the date it was posted.. ^^

  7. aval says:

    It’s …

  8. gordon says:

    @ TP and Mizunaga,
    you 2 got new e-mail. ^^;

    @ aval,
    no names calling. thanks. ^^;

  9. IRTeA says:

    Happy April Fool’s Day

  10. Sgt. NoOb says:

    You almost got me. ALMOST.

    Still I think it’s hilarious. I wouldn’t put it past the Parliment to do this…XD

  11. maru says:

    You got me there.. I really thought it was real at the homepage reading the title!

  12. Q says:

    It’s 00:39 in Hong Kong right now when I’m posting this comment (runs away)~

    lol second-rate sites and Mr Oh Da Ku…

  13. ok, because of that, you’re worth blogrolling…

  14. Rin says:

    LOL…too bad it’s not April first yet for me…Canada is still in March…
    Good one though…LOL…

  15. WanderingMind says:

    Hahaha…..you got me.

  16. tj han says:

    Ugh, it’s April Fools’ not brownnosing day lol.

  17. Danny Choo says:

    Crap! First China now SG. Where next?!
    You can always try a proxy.

  18. Blowfish says:

    Nice Try!
    Didnt believe one bit of it ;D

  19. Mimi says:

    Oh no!!!! That is so sad and depressing. T____T

    Wait, so can you still go on DC?
    I can’t believe Singapore is following the footsteps of China. D: Wait, were you at the press conference this morning? I’m so confused and devastated. ;__; idk what to say

  20. Mimi says:

    (channeling my real sorrows to ..almost real situations is such a great reliever)

    ^^

  21. >Now with the ban, I guess I’ll just have to stick to second-rate sites like gordonator.com.

    That of all sites!? That blows, dude. 😦

  22. phossil says:

    NNooooooo!!! It cant be…
    Wait.. ahhh.. Lol.. Happy fool’s day!! ^^

  23. MrMayat says:

    And it’s not even 0905hrs yet. You are a clairvoyant!

  24. FatB says:

    You forgot the statements from April Fo and Ollie Day

  25. YuKi-To says:

    I think gordonator.com will be next to go =P~

  26. Garion says:

    Lol Gordon, good one! You had me there for a moment too…I actually clicked on Danny’s site to make sure its still accessible. ^^;

    Actually if Sg Gahment want to ban , they shld ban Sankakucomplex instead. For obvious reasons. 😄

    • gordon says:

      NO~~~! Sankaku is a good place to go for fapping materials. (‘~’)

      • Garion says:

        Lol. 😄 Gotta agree on that point…I can still survive w/o it tho (I get my “materials” from elsewhere LOL) Fanservice aside I enjoy the site for its quirky first hand news on anime/manga fandom (and other random stuffs).

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  28. konadora says:

    Very.. interesting 😄
    Miss Annie Mae lol

  29. bk201 says:

    Here I was thinking, you poor people in Singapore!

  30. optic says:

    April 1st ended here 20mins ago so I took it seriously. 😛

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  32. Pyoro says:

    you know, i can totally see this as a possibility. ARGH

  33. demonick_angel says:

    heyyyy this site isnt just a 2nd rate site…..

  34. soonkiong says:

    you’re always welcome up north, gordon.

    😄

  35. dice chan says:

    LOL nice try~ Be careful they start banning Gordonator.com too! It’ll be up on my site nxt apr. keke

  36. G2 says:

    Oh no! I think I have to move to Malaysia then. =_=

  37. andra says:

    LOL! I knew this is aprils fool at first sight ^^; I am very careful the whole day, need to go to school with my brain armed ^^;

    I totally love your make-up names lols! This sounds really real though since most of it are actually facts (except the exaggerated recession part) ^^;

  38. aprilius20 says:

    Had me there for a one sec^^;

  39. demonick_angel says:

    LOL u guys actually bought it ?

  40. puppy52doll says:

    LOL!!!! *slaps thigh*

  41. Saying that I believe in this post is my way of April Fooling Gordon.

  42. Neutrinos says:

    Wait… China banned DC?? I need a reality check, is my office in singapore or china… :confused:

  43. RyoBase says:

    Haha! I didn’t fall for it.

  44. Mirage says:

    That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard! What’s next, they’re going to block Youtube?! -spazzes-

  45. Kairu Ishimaru says:

    I panicked.

  46. Paliodor says:

    Nice try Gordon,when you look at the date of post you know that it’s just a joke ^^

  47. gordon says:

    had a meeting with Mr Ben You today. all is well. the ban will be lifted. thanks all for the comment and concern. (‘~’)

  48. Stifler says:

    LOLed @ Mr Oh Da Ku and Miss Annie Mae. They seem strangely familiar, but I’m sure I’ve never met them before.

  49. Gargron says:

    Man. You got me. From my feed reader. Lol.

  50. Hangmen says:

    Don’t forget that Danny Choo’s site is morally bankrupt and it encourages the degradation of women, the promotion of antichrist movements and idol-worshipping.

    *AWESOME FACE*

  51. Actar says:

    Very interesting take on the April Fool’s joke. Sadly, only after reading your article did I realise that I’ve forgotten to do something special blog wise for April Fools.

  52. speedknight says:

    nice one lol……

  53. AK says:

    Oh noes! I can’t log on to Danny Choo, because my ISP banned it for ecchi! :O

  54. pus2meong says:

    I was like, “Woaaah, another government moronic things!”

    But when I look at the mirai logo. “Oh.. P’shopped. When this news was posted…? Oh, April 1st”.

    ^_^

  55. sbhboi says:

    Gosh what that suppose to mean “2nd-rate sites” for ? It’s a sad news that Danny’s site getting ban from time to time…

  56. Shinky says:

    Owh man~!
    ROTFLOL =))
    This is one of the best joke I ever had! ^.^Nice!

  57. eyeshield says:

    woww
    bigg shock!

    late….

    is that for real gordon?
    so, what the decision?

  58. eyeshield says:

    btw, is it okay to add your blog?
    thanksss!

  59. James says:

    Loool i missed that 😀

    Nice one gordon !

  60. razrig says:

    NICE one gordon!!! huhu even do i miss this one.. huhu

  61. drmchsr0 says:

    PFFFFHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

  62. yasuragi says:

    OMG i figured it was an april fools thing straight as soon as i read comments
    but only just realized the link wiv the names guuuuuuu!!!

  63. Benjamin says:

    What the fuck!I didn’t know it was an april fools joke at first till I read the comments!THis is the most hilarious joke I’ve ever came across.

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