Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Hottest Blog in the Country

is the Hay! Men! blog.
Then it became so popular that it also earned its detractors and
a rival blog: The Tunay na Lalakwe blog
which is critical of Hay! Men!
Then comes the Tunay na Veykla blog which is funnier but has so far not garnered even a single comment. It also poses that ang tunay na veykla is complementary to the tunay na lalakis

The Only Real Fil-Am Contribution to the Punk Scene

Monday, April 27, 2009

Pacquiao Bobblehead

The San Francisco Giants honored Pacquiao on Tuesday with a Filipino heritage night promotion complete with 10,000 bobbleheads of the fighter for a packed house against the San Diego Padres.
Here's Roach on the bobblehead:
“There’s going to be another bobblehead night on May 2. Only this time we’re going to use Ricky Hatton’s head.”

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Standing By With the World

This from the award-winning documentary, "Playing For Change: Peace Through Music." In this segment, Be E King's Stand By Me is sung by different musicians all over the world. Another in the works is "Don't Worry."

Quote for Today

"I get drunk, I get mad, I get thrown from horses,
I get all sorts of things.
But I don't get edited.
I'd rather see my wife get fucked by the stableboy."
-- William Faulkner

Give Me All You've Got

Well, as I wrote sometime in this blog, the waterboarding technique had been first used by the Americans not in Guantanamo but in the Philippines more than 100 years ago. Must be very effective. So if you want more, here are other favorite techniques:
1) Hyper-spatial Excrement-induced Dehydration
Fun name: Love Box Melee (aka LBM)
They put you in a box. With a diaper???! The box is just large enough so you can sit in a fetal position. You are fed liquid food with a tube. The food is yummy and nutritious but laced with a um diarrhetic. So you shit yourself uncontrollably. After a few days, how does it feel? Will you be a willing confessor?

Stress Positioning with Water Reinforcement
Fun Name: Dripboarding
In an uncomfortable position, they let water drip on you. The drip varies from cold, very cold, super cold. Very simple but very psychologically damaging

Hyper-spatial Phobia-induced Shock
Fun Name: Meet the Muppets
It's like the start of Fear Factor. They show you:
a) rattlesnake
b) African bees
c) Mickey Mouse. he he. actually a large hungry ugly rat
Two days of watching this reality TV without sleep until the guard says, Let's put you in the box!! The box is very dark and then you place inside:
1) a harmless garter snake with a rattle clipped on it
2) a common bee like Jolibee
3) hamster
Then you record everything using night-vision cine-o-rama. That's how the CIA makes their own reality TV

Hey, friends of PGMA, now you know something!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Old Dirty Magazines

So that's how Presley got de-sexed

Frank and the Umpire

Before the Los Angeles Dodgers, there were the Brooklyn Dodgers, the bitter rival of the New York Yankees. The Dodger fans were known to be particularly loyal to their team, so much that when one of the umpires made a close call during the 10th inning in one of their games against Cincinnati Reds in 1940, the fans were shouting "Kill the Umpire." After the Reds won, 4 - 3, Frank Germano, a true Dodgers fan, leapt from the stands and punched the umpire.

$25 for Marapait Photo

Hi guys, please consider this your priority this week. I will pay $25.00 for the
picture(s)that will be published in Filipinas alongside my article "The
vanishing sunflowers of Baguio". See attached. Basically, please take
digital pictures of Baguio sunflowers in bunches and macros. Preferably, take
swaths with any constructions in the background. I leave that to your artistic
angles. Also take a picture of Mabini St. where the Hamada Building quashed the
hills which were once covered with sunflowers. Please respond if you are doing
this or just do it. Make sure that your digital photos are of high resolution.
Email them to copy furnish me. If your photos are not
published, I will still show my appreciation when I come home (tentatively) last
week of June. If for anything, do this for Rudy L, okey, kakabsat? Ala ngarud.


Rudy D. Liporada
220 W. 25th St .Ste. C
National City CA 91950
858-722-1465 or 619-477-0321

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sophia Loren

Back then the summers were hot but the women were hotter. Now the summer is just hotter

Will John Travolta and Tom Cruise Come to Baguio?

Yes, their church is here! Taken during the Earth Day "Session Road is Your Canvas" program

Do you know the poem ''trick of mirrors'' by rolando tinio?

Resolved Question

This is a true exchange in Yahoo!

Heiress asked: Do you know the poem ''trick of mirrors'' by rolando tinio? i'm just wondering if you can tell them..
i really needed that poem and i can't find it in the internet!!
i don't know the lines and obviously i don't know what to do!!
please help me!
  • 2 years ago
This was chosen as the best answer (by Brian):

Watch Conan The Barbarian it is in the credits.

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Is Bob Dylan the Greatest Living Poet?


Entertainment Weekly lists the Top 50 heartbreaker songs:

50. Wham!, "Careless Whisper" (1984)
49. Sufjan Stevens, "John Wayne Gacy Jr" (2005)

48. Meshell Ndegeocello, "Bitter" (1999)
Ndegeocello's songs have ranged over all sorts of unexpected genres throughout her career. Her third album's title track, a stripped-down lament for a failed relationship, may pack more emotional punch than any of them.
47. Skeeter Davis, "The End of the World" (1962)
46. Lauryn Hill, "Ex-Factor" (1998)
Forget screaming fights. Nothing sums up the final impact of a break-up like Hill's melodic sigh of resignation in this tune.
45. Fairport Convention, "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" (1969)
44. Jackson Browne, "Late for the Sky" (1974)
43. John Cale, "If You Were Still Around" (1982)
Cale sounds like he's singing while curled up in the fetal position on the bathroom floor. And Sam Shepherd's lyrics are positively chilling: "If you were still around / I'd tear into your fear / leaving it hanging off you in long streamers / shreds of dread."
42. Ryan Adams, "Come Pick Me Up" (2000)
41. Throwing Muses, "Hate My Way" (1986)
40. Sinead O’Connor, "Thank You for Hearing Me" (1994)
It's not the obvious gut-wrencher from the Irish pixie, but it sure is the right one. Where "Nothing Compares 2 U" comes at you straight up the middle, "Thank You for Hearing Me" (off of 1994's Universal Mother) lulls you into a false sense of security with reassuring verses like "Thank you for loving me," only to wallop you over the head with this doozy: "Thank you for breaking my heart / Thank you for tearing me apart / Now I've a strong, strong heart / Thank you for breaking my heart." Yeah.
39. The Go-Betweens, "Dusty in Here" (1983)
Grant McLennan's father died when he was four. Twenty years later, he wrote this bleak tribute, and its echoing empty spaces beautifully capture muted anguish for a loved one long-gone. When McLennan himself died three years ago, it took on even greater resonance.
38. Simon & Garfunkel, "The Sound of Silence" (1965)
37. Sugarland, "Very Last Country Song" (2008)
It's nice to think about a world without loss, pain, or regret, a world in which we wouldn't require forlorn ballads like this one. And then you realize that world will never exist, and we're all gonna die alone, and it's not so nice anymore.
36. Phil Ochs, "Rehearsals for Retirement" (1969)
35. Lorraine Ellison, "Stay With Me" (1966)
34. The Velvet Underground, "Candy Says" (1969)
"I've come to hate my body / And all that it requires," late-period bassist Doug Yule sings over hushed guitar chords in this song, reportedly written in honor of transgender Andy Warhol associate Candy Darling. It's one of Lou Reed's simplest compositions, and one of his most powerful.
33. Fiona Apple, "Never Is a Promise" (1996)
The crown princess of '90s piano angst dug deep on this fierce, fragil ode to supreme isolation, singing desperately of a fever that "burns me deeper than I’ve ever shown."
32. 10CC, "I’m Not in Love" (1975)
31. Judy Garland, "Over the Rainbow" (1939)
The poignant plea at the heart of The Wizard of Oz speaks to our fantasies of flying away to a pain-free (and, sadly, impossible) paradise "where troubles melt like lemondrops."
30. Big Star, "Holocaust" (1978)
29. Frank Sinatra, "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)" (1958)
In the aftermath of his painful divorce from Ava Gardner, Sinatra recorded Only the Lonely, one of the ultimate heartbreak albums. On this oft-covered track, he implores a bartender to help him drink away the pain and memories.
28. The Cure, "Pictures of You" (1989)
No amount of twinkly chime-shimmering can mask this song's tragic truth: When you've been staring at pictures of your ex for so long you actually start to have tangible hallucinations about said ex, that's bad.
27. Annie Lennox, "Why" (1992)
When Annie Lennox desperately cries to her lover, "Why can't you see this boat is sinking?" it's instantly familiar to anyone who has fought to the end in a deteriorating relationship. Her haunting voice makes this plea for forgiveness all the more despairing.
26. Aretha Franklin, "Ain't No Way" (1968)
Technically a b-side to another single, this cri de coeur turned out to be one of the Queen of Soul's crowning jewels.
25. Dolly Parton, "Jolene" (1973)
It's a simple request: You can have any man you want, Jolene; please don’t take mine. That brittle tremble in Parton's voice is desperation defined.
24. The Carpenters, "Superstar" (1971)
23. Elvis Costello/Burt Bachrach, "God Give Me Strength" (1998)
Originally written for the film Grace of My Heart, this desperate prayer to survive love lost hits a crescendo when it speaks to the naked truth of being dumped -- "See, I'm only human, I want him to hurt."
22. John Lennon, "Mother" (1970) Over sparse piano chords, drums, and bass, Lennon laments his long-departed mum (and the father who abandoned them), and then shows what he's learned in primal-scream therapy.
21. U2, "One" (1992)
The third single from the Irish superstars' 1991 album Achtung Baby remains one of the band's most beloved touchstones (and, somewhat counter-intuitively, a wedding favorite).
20. The Band, "Tears of Rage" (1968)
Co-written by Bob Dylan and Band pianist Richard Manuel, this slow-burn ballad gets much of its emotional punch from Manuel's anguished wail. It's one of rock's most haunting vocal performances.
19. George Jones, "He Stopped Loving Her Today" (1980)
18. Bill Withers, "Ain’t No Sunshine" (1971)
Withers was working in a factory making airplane toilet seats when he wrote this remarkably bleak but beautiful R&B ode to longing for someone when she's gone.
17. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Maps" (2003)
The stunning desperation Karen O displays on this impassioned plea to a lover about to leave proves her pain is real. It's as if she knows there's nothing she can say to keep him at home, but can't help putting up a good fight anyway.
16. Neil Young, "The Needle and the Damage Done" (1972)
15. Beck, "Lost Cause" (2002)
On the saddest track of Beck's saddest album, love hasn't just slipped away -- it's no longer worth fighting for, replaced by apathy and pretty, pretty exhaustion.
14. Bonnie Raitt, "I Can't Make You Love Me" (1991)
Is there anything more heart-wrenching than begging someone to make love to you one last time -- knowing they don't want you anymore? Can't think of it.
13. Roy Orbison, "Crying" (1961)
The flip side of his fame would always remain the jaunty, Julia Roberts-friendly "Pretty Woman," but the orchestral sweep and chest-squeezing sorrow of the rock pioneer's ululating ballad remains an unforgettable musical marker of "I'm not over you" despair.
12. Joy Division, "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (1980)
Song as suicide note? Doesn't get much sadder than that. Released just before frontman Ian Curtis took his own life, the beautifully morbid tune is believed to spell out the joyless division the singer and his wife, Deborah, were experiencing in real life. As an apparent statement of fact, she had "Love Will Tear Us Apart" inscribed on Curtis' headstone.
11. Elliott Smith, "Between the Bars" (1997)
Smith's ode to drinking away his depression poignantly encapsulates the work of an artist whose gifts were both a blessing and a burden.
10. Billie Holiday, "Good Morning, Heartache" (1946)
"I've got those Monday blues / Straight through Sunday blues": Have the weekly blahs ever been conveyed more eloquently than in Lady Day's jazz standard?
9. Prince, "Purple Rain" (1984)
U never meant 2 cause us any sorrow? U never meant 2 cause us any pain? Well, we never wanted 2 be your weekend lover. We only wanted to 2 be some kind of friend. Think on it, Prince. Think on it.
8. The Beatles, "Yesterday" (1965)
There have been scads of songs about the urge to turn back time and right old wrongs, but no tune captures that feeling quite as beautifully as "Yesterday."
7. Fleetwood Mac, "Landslide” (1975)
Written by a young Stevie Nicks, this ethereal, melancholic tune about change and growing older becomes even more poignant with the maturing of its author.
6. Eric Clapton, "Tears In Heaven" (1992)
The guitarist responded to the accidental death of his four-year-old son with this devastating lament that makes horribly clear the chasm that now lies between Clapton and the loved one he has lost.
5. Al Green, "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?" (1972)
Reverend Green asks a reasonable question in his cover of the Bee Gees' lament. But if heartbreak causes him to raise the query in such a silkily soulful fashion, we're not going to get too upset that he doesn't find the answer.
4. R.E.M., "Everybody Hurts" (1993)
Michael Stipe sounds like a bleating lamb who lost his mother on this overplayed but still devastating song, which keenly summarizes a universal truth atop a swooning string section.
3. Johnny Cash, "Hurt" (2002)
The Nine Inch Nails original conjures a sad-if-sadomasochistic glee. Johnny's tear-inducing cover reinterpreted those mixed feelings into ones of genuine loss and heartache.
2. Otis Redding, "I've Been Loving You Too Long" (1965)
The most soulful song ever? Redding's rasp sounds like he'd been crying for a week before laying down the track, and the blaring horn build-up hits like a punch in the stomach. Almost physically painful to listen to.

1. Hank Williams, "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" (1949)
Williams is so down, even the birds seem like they've lost their will to live. Throw in a mournful, clip-cloppy beat and a sobbing fiddle, and you might as well just lie down on the railroad tracks right now. Which is exactly what we feel like doing after compiling this list. We're going to go listen to "Shiny Happy People" a few hundred times now

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


How sad naman that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front formed in 1981 would become an Internet laughing stock because of the 1999 movie, American Pie. In that movie, MILF became popular as Mothers I'd Love to F. So in the FAIL Blog, the much-feared MILF in the Philippines takes a new kinky (failed) meaning.

Fidel Castro

I don't know why the American government is afraid of Fidel Castro when he knows a lot of cool people like Hemingway, intellectual Noam Chomsky and boxer Joe Louis



This is how John Wayne (with Dean Martin) created Spaghetti Western

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Media Obituary

Maxim U.K. would only be available online
Lay-offs at Richmond Times-Dispatch, Women's Day and Men's Journal
Also at Variety Magazine
The Ecologist in UK also online (good ecological move)
All in all 101 magazines died in 1st Q of 2009. But then 95 mags were born?!

Sansu in Vocas

We were having a preparatory meeting in Vocas for the launch of the film competition. Sansu here is trying hard to concentrate despite the cactus in front

This Hot and Rainy

Monday, April 20, 2009

Facing Ali

Here's the trailer:

Fridge Magnets

I bought 20 each of these
a) because they are on sale
b) Sonics is already defunct and
the Knicks are zombies
c) I love these teams. The Knicks of the early
1970s and the Sonics of the 90s
d) I have friends who believe this so
e) also got the old Washington Bullets f.m.
f) got an old Ken Griffey Mariners doll

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sagada Lunch Goes McDo

Kurt's T Shirts

My Take on the Susan (sorry, Linda) Boyle Phenom

Saturday, April 18, 2009


While having a meeting at Vocas, this ADHD person decided to take shots at Vocas with his BlackBerry. These are images tourists and photographers would hardly notice because they are small and inconspicuous

Monday, April 13, 2009


This may be the last time so I have to upload this as soon as possible. The Seattle M's are up there in the standings sans Ichiro. Only the Braves at the NL division is better with 5-1. Wow! And Bedard was flawless through the 9th inning in th 1-0 win and sweep of the Oakland A's.

Friday, April 10, 2009


Joe Capadocia always loved the Baguio media, that's what we always think. Turned out he was loved by everyone. Ares Gutierrez says it better.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

My Sindayen Moment

My Nelly moment came in Clark many years ago when UPS opened its hub there. International business reporters were invited and I was in a group of Singaporean journalists who were talking about Singlish and how they were proud of it. In other words, it was an irritating moment. Then I spied Nelly by the bar. She was a sort of an idol because she was in Time after all. I introduced myself and joined her. There were US GIs in the bar as well. There was a piano and Nelly seemed to be waiting for the pianist to arrive. He never did. So we made small talk, the point of entry, of course, is the "Are you a relative of Gen. Cimatu?"
Nelly said that she was actually from the area but she doesn't like covering the war in Mindanao at all. "When I go home, I just wanted to swim," she said.
She told me about the importance of drinking in the bar to cultivate your sources. She said that the people you meet here would be more open than those you meet in press conferences and meetings. "And more especially when they sing," she added. "Most especially when they can't sing at all but they think they do."
Nelly Sindayen died last April 4.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Hemp for Victory

This is the USDA film made in 1942 calling for the US residents to plant almost half a million pounds of cannabis seeds. Philippine hmep even then had been seen as a rival of US hemp. The hemp helped US in WWII. Ironic, that DuPont demonized it because they are introducing nylon.

Friday, April 03, 2009

You Know Your Day isn't Going Your Way

when even Jesus has you pwned

A Warning to Women

The Book That Will Attract Girls

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Media Obituary


Blender Magazine (still a lot at Booksale)
King Magazine
Even Google is laying off so we might come back to this:

Hey, Didn't I Tell You That Ukay Ukay is Helping our Country?

Kittenish Storyteller

It inspired a lot of parodies, too.

The Difference of Satire and Parody

This is the difference between satire and parody:



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