The Yale-NUS debacle had been going on for a while. Though I'm a Singaporean, I don't wish to take sides on the matter. While I think the Yale faculty's concerns were somewhat merited, they could certainly learn more about Singapore as some of the comments feels condescending and Ivory-Towerish. But I feel rather bemused when I read this report from Today. "No disrespect"?!?! Come on. Let's call a spade a spade, and then we may perhaps recognize the differences and progress from there. I immediately thought of this clip from Conan when I hear the words: "No disrespect" .