Monday, July 23, 2007

Think for Future! Best for Forward!

No, it's not a national call for Engrish e-mail forwarders. Those lines are actual theme song lyrics from the Don't Be Nude on Screen Campaign.

And I'm not kidding.

Scriptwriter Sonny Setiawan was the guy who thought up the campaign as a solution for "better Indonesia". He wrote in his manifesto that there have been 500 (amateurish and candid) Indonesian porn video clips distributed freely on the Net.

My first reaction to this was: Darn! I've only got fifteen clips. I'm missing out a lot.

Ninety percent of these 500 clips, Sonny said, were made by college and high school students. He didn't say where the percentage came from. Maybe he did full research, you know, in the name of swift (or should I say "slick"?) action.


The official logo, literally means "Do Not (Be) Naked (in) Front (of a) Camera," despite the fact that it portrays a binocular/sniper scope point of view, and more likely to be a "Beware of Peeping Toms!" campaign.


The theme song was performed by a band called noodLes. During the end of the song, a girl delivers the manifesto, which ends in a declaration that's worth quoting, "For our future and the better of the world, we promise that we won't be naked on the screen!"

Yes. People who should keep their clothes on for the sake of the world. We all know some people who fit in that category.

Here's the link to the song. And below is the complete lyric of the theme song. Best for Forward!



Title : Don’t be Nude on Screen
Lyric: Tito
Song: Tito


Don’t be nude on screen
Think for future, best for forward
Don’t be nude on screen
Please don’t break your soul

Gejolak yang bakar jiwamu
Rubuhkan dirimu
Keindahan pesonamu
Hanya untuk cintamu

Jangan sampai kau hitamkan
Ruang hidupmu
Timbulkan gairah yang tak biasa
Untuk kehancuran

Don’t be nude on screen
Think for future, best for forward
Don’t be nude on screen
Please don’t break your soul (2x)

Don’t be nude on screen
Think for future, best for forward
Don’t be nude on screen
Please don’t break your soul

Passion ignite your soul
Break down your self
Beauty of your spell
Just for your love

Do not you be dark
Your living space
Break out unusual passion
To your shatter

#Reff
Don’t be nude on screen
Think for future, best for forward
Don’t be nude on screen
Please don’t break your soul (2x)

6 comments:

Therry said...

Wakakakakakakaka.

I thought I was the only one who thought of this Don't Be Nude yoke as a hilarious campaign.

From the website name (hell why not make it 30 characters and be done with it) to the ridiculous english lyrics.. oh man ...

I love your blog, it's so funny and entertaining, fits your profile picture well! :)

isman said...

So at least there are the two of us who beg to differ. I mean, national tv channels even endorse this campaign. And all of them took this more serious than our educational system.

Which probably explains the lack of concern for grammars.

Therry said...

I predict the campaign will not make a big difference at all. Porn will still circulate because we all know this country is so deprived of sex - thus making people do weird things.

Come on, as if those Jangan Bugil guys haven't seen/owned porn at all?

Puh-le-ase.

isman said...

Well, at least they can claim it was for the sake of research. But 500 clips--wow! If they did research all of them, they must be very dedicated. *nudge nudge*

Therry said...

I wonder whether they all sit down and watch the whole 500 clips together, with notepads on their laps, with their pens poised ready to take important notes on ... I don't know ... the camera angles? :P

isman said...

More importantly, can someone who do that say that "it's a hard work" while keeping a straight face?