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damned dirty ape

damned dirty ape

(Thx, spy mouse!)

RP’s Mightiest (Political) Heroes

Makati City mayor Jejomar Binay is jumping on the hero bandwagon. Not only does he wear Cory yellow in this campaign comic book, he’s an actual comic book hero with a power fist and everything.

Sweet Christmas!

Sweet Christmas!

And why not? If Sen. Escudero can save the country with magic spells, then Jojo Binay as Luke Cage, Power Man makes absolute sense.

For Your Reference

For Your Reference

Further in the dumbing down of the Filipino electorate and treating them like teenagers, expect Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro, Jr.  to come out as some sort of Captain America clone.  Sgt.Filipinas, maybe. Or Major Republic. Or, more aptly, Captain I-love-America.

Former President Joseph Estrada is Tony Stark, obviously. He’s rich, has a mustache, is a lady’s man, and likes to drink. His running for the presidency under a pro-poor, anti-corruption plaform after being ousted in 2001 for corruption also provides us with our 100% RDA of iron.

Sen. Benigno Aquino III can be Batman. At least in the sense that his life is haunted by the legacy of his dead parents. Sen. Richard Gordon can be his Harvey Dent.

As the popular facebook avatar picture states, where I come from, everyone is a hero.

(Thx for the heads up, FreeSince09!)

Douchebags in Flight

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

That we Filipinos see the law as something that can be bent is a given. This mentality seems to extend to other, more immutable laws, though. The law of gravity, say.

Philippine air regulations prohibit the use of mobile phones and other devices with transmitters aboard airplanes. The rationale being mobile phones could interfere with the airplane’s navigation systems and its ability to stay in the sky.

This does not seem to matter much to Filipinos, though, as demonstrated by a chorus of Nokia tones and message alert beeps that accompany Philippine flights on their final approach to any airport.

The thinking, I suppose, is that since you’re almost there anyway, a sudden burst of cellular activity won’t really matter much. No way to go but down, right?

"o, kumusta ka na? anong oras na diyan?"

"o, kumusta ka na? anong oras na diyan?"

The warning to stay buckled in until the plane comes to a complete stop is likewise treated as a friendly suggestion.  This shaves off precious seconds of deplaning time, but also increases the risk of baggage flying around.

No worries in case you get hit on the head by a suitcase, though. Medical assistance is just a call or text away.

Yes, we lost at the Philippine Blog Awards 2009.

“Mikey Arroyo, expect us.” –Anon

Presidential son and Congressman Mikey Arroyo may have bitten off more than he can chew with his recent comments regarding the proposed regulation of the intertubes.

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