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Weird news from around the world

May 12, 2008

Tuhog sa Ihi. Check this story out at superman’s urine dot com. I’M STARTING TO SERIOUSLY DOUBT if this column is contributing anything to the betterment of society. This column’s blog version has been attracting readers whose idea of a life well lived is collecting weird stories from across the globe and emailing them to […]

Penis theft panic

April 24, 2008

Thanks to friend and former Sun.Star colleague Aledel Gonzalez for sending me the following report. KINSHASA (Reuters) – Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men’s penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft.  >> Read article here

Rectal Talk

April 22, 2008

I wouldn’t have wanted to post anything about rectums here because that part of our body has suffered enough already. But there’s an aside in the VSMMC scandal that helps us newsroom people cope with the stupidity of it all (we look for something amusing in the news, or we won’t survive this kind of […]

J, Lurinthoo and the Baling Traffic

April 19, 2008

I arrived late for a meeting with a Korean client (yes ‘client,’ kay publishing consultant man kuno ko niya). Ug ang Koreana pwerteng sukoa. Koreana: Lurinthoo, what happen? I come far just see you here Ayala. And you? And you? Late to come! Me: I’m so sorry J (that’s her name, for Jaimee). It was […]

Nalumos sa noodles

April 14, 2008

Our Korean friends never seem to run out things to amaze us. First there was the mysterious V sign, next they jumped on each other in some water cliff down south (a sad chapter in our province’s korean-dominated tourism industry), now here’s this news about them celebrating what they call Black Day, where lonely hearts […]

What the quirky shopper wants

April 3, 2008

The mall claims to offer everything. But the quirky shopper soon feels cheated after finding nothing there to satisfy his eccentric needs. (In one’s eccentricity, one’s identity is defined. The more a person bares his idiosyncrasies, the more he stands in the crowd. He’s an eyesore, an irritant, but a character nevertheless. In contrast, people […]

WATCH OUT! A bra bomb!

March 28, 2008

> Incidents of female terrorists hiding explosives in “sensitive areas” are on the rise and provides a picture of a “bra bomb” that was used to train agents. < I wonder if we already have it here, I mean the bra bomb, not the nipple ring. check this story outat nipple security

Enough please

March 11, 2008

‘My pami-ley’

March 9, 2008

The time I spent transcribing this could have been spent on beer. It’s Sunday. But it’s OK. This is the greatest moment in our country’s beauty pageant history. HOW TO WIN IN THE BINIBINING PILIPINAS PAGEANT Host: Number 15, Janina San Miguel. Janina, how are you? Janina: I’m fine. Host: Alright. So you won two […]

Ginadili ang mamatay

March 6, 2008

There’s a place where it is now illegal to die. And the village chief actually threatens his constituents with severe punishment if they drop dead. I’m not sure how punishing the dead can be done. But check it out at http://where dying is a sin.