Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Gnarls Barkley Does Dracula

I believe that G.B. is the best there is right now and the videos are so clever

Here he does retro Motown

As a louse

As a sock puppet

Not to forget the classic "Crazy"

And the craziest version of Crazy, crazier than the Star Wars version in MTV Movie Awards

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Scoop: The Next Filipino President

Well, as usual the Inquirer has outscooped you all here.


Twenty Eats your Cardio Won't


Tinong was one of the few Ilocano broadcasters who can also speak well in English, or so he thought.

Funny Accidents with Commentators - para kay Tinong


Abie Hofmann

Albert Hofmann, the father of the mind-altering drug LSD, died. Guess how old was he? 60? 70? 80? No, he was 102 years old. Makes you think.

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Kilroy Was Here and Here and Here and...

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Lakay Tinong

Florentino Lardizabal, 39, radio broadcaster of RPN9
Baguio, died April 29 night of cerebral aneurysm. Lardizabal, more
known as "Lakay Tinong" to his listeners for more than 15 years, felt
his aneurysm burst on his way to this 6:00 am broadcast last April 28
morning and never recovered from comatose. He is survived by his wife
and four children. He was the vice-president of Baguio Benguet
Correspondents and Broadcasters Club and would like to be
remembered for his good cookingand easy humor. Another RPN9
stalwart, Baby de Guzman, died earlier this month.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Zhe Return of ZhaZha Zaturnah!

Motto of the Week

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”

Douglas Adams (via topherchris) (via kylebunch)

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Body of Christ. Kukutaok! Kukutaok!


A boardgame we used to play when we were young was Clue (Cluedo in the Philippines) which taught us to be anal ytical and skeptical. This is a game hardly played now with PS2 and all but boy, it was fun and maybe there's an electronic version but I'm sure it's not even half as fun as the real one. Until this came along. $150! Deluxe version.

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Hannah Montana's Racy Photos

"I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be 'artistic' and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed," said Miley Cyrus, the daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus and star of "Hannah Montana." The photos were taken by the great Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair. The photographer said: "Miley and I looked at fashion photographs together and we discussed the picture in that context before we shot it. The photograph is a simple, classic portrait, shot with very little makeup, and I think it is very beautiful."
This is the racy Montana photo. More like race.


Wooing the Friendsters

MySpace is now serious in wooing Filipinos from Friendster. Here's why.

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The Real Rule of Four

Monday, April 28, 2008

Bjork's Wanderlust

Who is the James Dean of the Philippines?

His name is James Also. Ha ha ha.
James Din.
Momentary silence because Lou Salvador Jr., the James Dean of the Philippines, died only recently.
Here's the obit.

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Paul Joke

These are all good persons named Paul:
Only a Pinoy can make a sentence out of them.
Answer here

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Vintage Supots

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Pregnancy for Idiots

Some of those who got pregnant but more from the impregnators. Anyways, here's the guide:

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The Ting Tings

Yes, there's such a band. Vocalist/ guitarist Katie White and drummer Jules De Martino began the Ting Tings in 2006 after an ill-fated career in Dear Eskiimo, and after their fair share of underground hype, signed to Columbia for the release of debut We Started Nothing in May. Their yet unknown records include "Great DJ," "Shut Up & Let Me Go," and "That's Not My Name".
I think they would be better off with Tingting Cojuangco on brass knuckles and Joey Marquez, convicted for overpricing walis tingting while mayor of Paranakyu, on timpani.

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Piss Left, Piss Right


Close to the Heart

Tinong Lardizabal, the morning anouncer of RPN9 here, had a stroke this morning and is still unconscious up to now. He is our kababata, though of the gin side of drinking. But still makes you think. Last saw him during the Media Camp of the BCBC at Burnham where he was camp director. Funny guy.
Mr. Vampire himself, Ed Cabagnot, came to town after his API (Asian Public Intellektwal) and raised havoc as usual at Rumours. But we know things are not the same. Sid is dead (he gave some info which can not be blogged just yet about the circumstance of his death) and the Maharishi is dead. In fact, Ed mentioned about astrological things that predicted such deaths. The last time was in the Age of Aquarius 30 plus years ago when Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin died within a month or so.

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

How to Spot a Persian Pokpok

The visual difference between an ordinary citizen wearing makeup who happens to be standing alone and an actual prostitute is, again, quite subtle. Apparently, mistakes are not uncommon.

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Creature Comfort Gets Comfortable About Art

The guy who gave you Wallace & Gromit gives you the creatures to discuss capital A Art

Then here's an animated short with music from the great Tom Waits. Here's "Bunny"

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Amidala Got Pissed Off


The Cult Classics

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (1969)
The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell (1957-60)
A Rebours by JK Huysmans (1884)
Baby and Child Care by Dr Benjamin Spock (1946)
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf (1991)
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (1963)
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (1961)
The Catcher in the Rye
by JD Salinger (1951)
The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield (1993)
The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart (1971)
Chariots of the Gods: Was God An Astronaut? by Erich Von Däniken (1968)
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (1980)
Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1782)
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg (1824)
Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health by L Ron Hubbard (1950)
The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley (1954)
Dune by Frank Herbert (1965)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (1979)
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe (1968)
Fear of Flying by Erica Jong (1973)
The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer (1970)
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (1943)
Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R Hofstadter (1979)
Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon (1973)
The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln (1982)
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (1948)
If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino (1979)
Iron John: a Book About Men by Robert Bly (1990)
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach and Russell Munson (1970)
The Magus by John Fowles (1966)
Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges (1962)
The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa (1958)
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (1967)
No Logo by Naomi Klein (2000)
On The Road by Jack Kerouac (1957)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson (1971)
The Outsider by Colin Wilson (1956)
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran (1923)
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell (1914)
The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám tr by Edward FitzGerald (1859)
The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron (1937)
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (1922)
The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1774)
Story of O by Pauline Réage (1954)
The Stranger by Albert Camus (1942)
The Teachings of Don Juan: a Yaqui Way of Knowledge by Carlos Castaneda (1968)
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain (1933)
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1883-85)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1960)
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: an Inquiry into Values by Robert M Pirsig (1974)



The Wikipedia Entry for Ferdinand Marcos

Viagra Cowboy Joke

An elderly Benguet cowboy went to the local drug store and asked the pharmacist for the little blue Viagra pill.

The pharmacist asked 'How many?'

The cowboy replied, 'Just a few, maybe a half dozen. I cut each one into four pieces.'

The pharmacist said, 'That's too small a dose. That won't get you through sex.'

The old fellow said, 'Ania nga sex? I'm 80 and I don't care about sex anymore. I just want it to stick out far enough so I don't pee on my new boots.

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This is Lenny Kravitz and Adriana Lima

Of course, it's a fashion photoshoot but still.. Lucky Lenny. Sad Nash.

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Unholyhours Tackles the Rice Crisis

by queueing to these sites:
1) 30 Years Ago Haiti Grew All the Rice It Needed. What Happened?
The U.S. Role in Haiti's Food Riots


Riots in Haiti over explosive rises in food costs have claimed the lives of six people. There have also been food riots world-wide in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivorie, Egypt, Guinea, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Senegal, Uzbekistan and Yemen.

The Economist, which calls the current crisis the silent tsunami, reports that last year wheat prices rose 77% and rice 16%, but since January rice prices have risen 141%. The reasons include rising fuel costs, weather problems, increased demand in China and India, as well as the push to create biofuels from cereal crops. (see comments for the rest)

2) Radical Science can Help

3) My idol Luis Teodoro on rice and crisis: It's an attribute the left everywhere shares. The right may have the money, the power, and the guns, but it's the left that has the brains, the organizational will, and the passion to sustain any fight. That capacity is being demonstrated particularly in Latin America, where leftist and center-left governments have been elected in key countries, among them Bolivia, Paraguay and Venezuela. Vying with that development is the Maoist triumph in the recent elections in Nepal, right here in Asia. What was instrumental in all these instances was the leftist capacity for painstaking organizing, mass education and mobilization, often against near-impossible odds. It helps explain why the Arroyo regime has filed murder charges against and intensified its surveillance of Ocampo and company-- seemingly despite, but actually because, of the crisis over

rice. More on comments

4) Congo has a different crisis. Witches have been going around the country, stealing men's penises. In the Philippines, they get our livers and in Africa, Hmmmmm! SOS PCIJ!

5) The 5th Gathering of the (Anne) Rice Philippines (left) Hmmm. Rice vampires

6) Bad spellers: The 1000 peso note depicts Jose Abad Santos, Vincent Lim, and Josefa Llanes Escoda. On the reverse you can see the rice terasses in Banawe, and some tribal artifacts. You won't come across this note very often, and you shouldn't expect your taxi driver to have change from it.

7) Oo nga naman, why only WHITE rice? Bakit ayaw niyo ng BROWN rice? Kasi mga colonial mentality kayo! Puro lang whitening ang alam niyo. It's beautiful to be dark. Darak is the best.

8) As the bishops insist (including Bishop as*lickers Rene Q. Bas and Antonio Montalvan III), it's corruption not population. Never population, ha! And the population of the Philippines can fit in Makati. Never population, please. Let the Pinoys multiply because Jesus loves the poor. Hey, look at the good side. We will supply the workers in the FUTURE! Condoms are Hell's raincoat. Imagine na lang if former Diosdado Macapagal used a condom, then there would have been no PGMA! And look na lang at the sons of the president. Good people. Shades of PGMA with the combined libido of their parents. Would we allow them to wear condoms. No way.

9) Condoleeza Rice

10) Let them eat cake, as the Americans would now say

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Buns of Steel

I don't want to think what's in it for me. Also the news about the um periodic blood being good for cancer. But something I can comprehend is that um beating off regularly is good for prostate cancer because you also regularly take out the toxic things that might accumulate in your prostate which just might mutate to cancer.
But seriously, I want you to consider Amy LaVere featured here in the Sun Sessions

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Starts with 50

50 ways


Inquirer, Nash wants to Know

He wants to know where Slovania is and when did we discover it and how many mothers do Dr. Arias have?


The Movie of the Year!!!

The Silliman Rengga

Here's an old poem I discovered:

Silliman Beach
Random Lines written at Siliman Beach by five young poets 16th of June 1968

Here where we leave prints running to the coves
The sea’s want of our presences is felt; like
Waves, ripples, your shriek, or the breakneck wind:
We are, we shall be, but we’re not – the lost prints
Are imaginings; our images conjured in sand
Are incomplete like tops of shells or pairless shoes.

Sails and shoes are prints indeed, lost in the sea;
Patterns change as patterns leave the light –
But children’s voices spilling over pebbles echo
Through the jagged coves of mirthless hearts.
Yet even these will like the falling waves subside.

Subside, fall off like paper waves rolled out
By the sea’s typewriter carriage, the heart a battered
Machine: the single shoe stringless and tattered

Tattered too are paper plates and prosaic poems
Left in the summer aquarium. Suddenly our presences
Are days descending. We hold a snail, think of seagulls:
The ship shrills two distinct notes; the sea watches us
Draw shadows tall tailed by tense time.

And so we stand, mute spectators
As the sea draws these prints –
Prints once real as salt spray
Upon our faces now lost.

From Weekly Nation August 5, 1968

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mao V's Sunglasses


Child Vulcanology

It seems logical


Three Ps


I was in Santiago, Ilocos Sur waiting for a northward gus. A minibus stopped in front and the konduktor shouted, Vegan. In the American pronounciation of Vey-gan. He meant, Vigan (of course). My friend said, "Pork-eating" and we let it pass.
This BTW is the 8th most emailed photo in Yahoo. You saw the joke in an earlier blog.

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Why you will not have a girlfriend (First Worlders only)
Why you will marry the pretty ladies (click if you're handsome)
And if you're a Pinoy dreaming of going to the States through your dashing looks alone, here's your last chance

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Sports Rants (with Photos of Li Wei, Our Artist of the Week)

It's so hard to be a Seattle sports fan. First, they now have no NBA franchise team now. 2nd, the Seahawks released Shaun Alexander, the NFL MVP two years ago. That, after releasing Joey Galloway also years ago. The only bright hope are the Mariners and yet, they got into injuries early. This while watching live the M's - Orioles game when Hernandez pitched to Hernandez who grounded to 2nd while Hernandez slid to 3rd safely. Couldn't figure that out, unless you are a fan of Calvin & Hobbes.


James Dean Shows You How to be Un-Jologs

Many Rivers to Cross

Hey, Annie Lennox finally got to sing "Many Rivers to Cross," my comfort song while crossing the mighty Marag River in the 1990s nine times. I cried when Wyclef Jean sang it in JFK Jr's funeral and cried when AL sang this is AI. Yeah, she is Brian Gorrell's favorite singer. And this probably what brought back the great Lennox to the Top 100 after more than a decade

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Hey, This is a fun game. The main premise is you get to be God aka Google through shares to buy as many properties as you can without landing in the deadpool and losing your stock. As with any great board game, there’s a very real metaphor to what’s going on…. What happens when the Google monster gobbles up all that is left in the web world, is present on your cell phone, desktop, and even controls your health information? For all their product excellence, the threat of amassing this much data is too serious to ignore. I give you the full board and you download the rest here.


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Stephanie Wonder

Uh-uh, Irisan People. There's Bad News for You

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Youth and Plants

Why are plants green? The answer is not that easy.
Also, why does it take so long to be young.
NSFM (not safe for morons)
The more the world becomes rational, the more we need enchantment in fiction. Why?

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Praning Computing

You don't want others to dirty your keyboards or don't want to be seen scanning dirty sites. Hey, start knitting.

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Guidebook by Googling

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Printing on your Latte

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kæb ɪdʒ

My Sad Republic April 19: Falling

Barthelme in Bontoc

Reading companions in Bontoc were a Poets&Writers magazine and "Not-Knowing", book on the nonfiction works of Donald Barthelme. Left D.B. in a hotel and thought I lost it forever. But, Lo and behold!, had it returned to me against all odds. It's a sign.

"Play is one of the great possibilities of art; it is also ... the
Eros-principle whose repression means total calamity. The humorless
practitioners of le noveau roman produce such calamities regularly, as do our
native worshippers of the sovereign Fact. It is the result of a lack of
seriousness."--From an essay, "After Joyce"

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To Friends in California: Read and Help

Preschoolers SHEIRRA MAE BATULAN of Cebu, and CHRISTINE ANGELA BARREDO of Zamboanga City have complex congenital heart disease. Christine also has a cleft lip and palate. Their families cannot afford to pay for the medical supplies and the tests, which are considered as the Filipino charity patient's share for heart surgery. Now these little girls have the once in a lifetime chance to get their hearts repaired at UCLA Medical Center through MENDING KIDS INTERNATIONAL's US CARE PROGRAM. But they need you to help them find a volunteer medical host family before they can even get to California. Sheirra's dad is jobless and her mom is a factory worker in Mactan making $5 a day to support a large extended family, including grandparents and cousins. Christine is an only child, but her father must also support his parents and younger siblings from his earnings as a tricycle driver in Zamboanga City. Both little girls will be escorted , without accompanying family members, by Menchu Sarmiento of the PAL Foundation. PAL Foundation gives Filipino charity patients medical travel grants to help them to access free medicalcare for serious ailments.Please help them to find families who will be willing to take care of them before, during and after their surgery. To find out how to become an accredited medical host family, you may contact MENDING KIDS: 661.298.8000 or 562.260.9939 (Keever Rhodes) or email

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