Latest CNNGo.com "Say What? with mrbrown" column: On polling night of the Singapore General Elections
Once every five years, the elections roll around and make me the busiest person on the planet.
Being the Grand Central of elections humor is not a job I take lightly. My wife becomes an Elections Widow as I spend hours at the coffee shop listening to old men gripe and complain and attending rallies to see if politicians will say something stupid (they do not disappoint).
So on Polling Day, at 9:30 p.m., when the results were to be announced, I was happy to spend the long night gathered with 30 of my friends at an elections-friendly shop, to catch the announcements on TV.
We had booze, soft drinks and a big-screen TV. And I provided the necessary side commentary while we watched the drama unfold.
Watching the results with me were several thousand Twitter followers who followed my tweets, both the snarky stuff and the winners/losers info that I got wind of even before it was announced live on air.
Yes, I sent out a tweet about the much awaited Aljunied GRC results (WP beats PAP 55-45 percent) long before it was officially announced. (cont'd)