Dr Mumbo

Temasek Poly tells Singaporean students to ‘smile a little harder’ with Joker-inspired ad

Admissions at Temasek Poly in Singapore are set to go through the roof next year, following the institution’s reimagining of the infamous ‘dancing on the stairs’ scene from The Joker movie.

What an ingenious recruitment tool the Instagram ad is.

But given the profile of the protagonist being celebrated – the murderous Arthur Fleck, as portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix in the film – Dr Mumbo does wonder about exactly what sort of students the college is looking to attract.

Lectures should certainly be interesting in 2020 once the new student cohort is in place, that’s for sure. 

To quote Phoenix in the movie, Dr M just has this to say: “Is it me or is it just getting crazier out there?”


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