I came across an article called “Tammy NYP“. It had nothing to do with Tammy or NYP. By the writer’s own admission,
Let’s see what this does to visitor counts…
it was an experiment to see if it could lure visitors to his site through the simple heading, “Tammy NYP.”
The result? According to him, it works,
Update, 1 day later: it works…
Just Who Is Tammy, Anyway?
The article has the author saying — (regarding the search terms “Tammy NYP”):
Obviously the hottest thing on da net, whatever it is…
All I can say is, “you mean you don’t know??”
The Sex Scandal
In case you really don’t know, the reason why the search terms “Tammy NYP” is so hot is because it has to do with sex.
Tammy, a 17-year-old girl from NYP (Nanyang Polytechnic), had her handphone stolen, allegedly by a jealous fiend. It contained videos of her having sex with her boyfriend ala Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.
But Tammy isn’t just any ordinary girl. She’s from Singapore: a seemingly ultra conservative country where just about anything to do with sex is taboo, which just makes it all the more novel and interesting! (I guess after this you’d have to think twice about using the term “conservative” to describe us now.)
To have a 17-year-old Singaporean cheerleader record her sexual exploits on a handphone, having that handphone stolen by a jealous schoolmate, and having the videos released on the Internet, and for that to happen in boring Singapore…
…that’s as likely as lightning hitting you 10 times in a row, each time on a different toe…
…it’s like porn being freely distributed in Iraq, for Christ’s sake! (And the Lord said, “Take this, all of you and watch it; this is her body which hath be given up for you. Do this, in memory of her.”)
Public Opinion of the Tammy Sex Video
This sex video created quite a stir (not as James Bond would have had it: shaken, not stirred), eliciting both damnation and compassion from the general public, as well as a not insignificant amount of lust and curiosity.
Every one in my camp was talking about it for a while, so much so it has become synonymous with the term “porn” — “yo, got Tammy on your PDA? Ooh, Japanese Tammy, nice.”
Okay, so I’m exaggerating, but you get the idea.
The hooha wasn’t limited to just Singapore. Like Avian Flu, it has spread throughout the region and beyond. Malaysians, especially, got as caught up with this saga as we Singaporeans did.
The Malaysian Spirit
Their entrepreneurial spirit, comparable to the Chinese (the current ruling champions of procuring money from all sorts of strange and sometimes — no, oftentimes — unethical ventures), made them do what they do so well: produce bootleg copies of the video compiled on VCD and DVD.
It makes me wonder: the videos (there are 4 separate videos in total, I’ve done my research) take up less than 10 megabytes of data — so what’s contained in the remaining 600+ megabyes of storage on the VCD? Or the whopping 4.2 gigabytes still available on the DVD? Special extras perhaps?
Sex Video: Special Extras
Imagine if these special extras included digital versions of the Bible, Koran or Buddhist scriptures — the juxtaposition in seeing “Tammy Sex Video.gp3” and “Bible Studies: Away From Temptation.pdf” would prove interesting to say the least.
Singaporean Tammy a Nobody in Germany?
So, he — the guy who wrote the article… I’m assuming he’s German from the “.de” extension of his site — doesn’t know who Tammy is.
I wonder if that’s true of all the Germans. But I guess it’s for the best (especially for Tammy’s sake) that they don’t know about her, lest they publish her photos in the newspaper: in the name of freedom of the press. If they — the Europeans — can do it to Muhammad, they can do it to her.