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Archive for July, 2011

Progress

by on Jul.29, 2011, under Queer, Society

Apparently, there is none.

At least, with some people.

In this day and age, in a place where one’s comfort is thought to have always been secure due to progressive and inclusive ideals being espoused, it is frightening to learn that fear of the different is alive and well.

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The Boy Who Lived… Forever

by on Jul.23, 2011, under Film & TV, Geeky

I’ve only really followed Harry Potter through the movies. I haven’t read any of the books except The Half-Blood Prince, which was given to me as a gift by one of my best friends several years back. The film version of The Half-Blood Prince left me gagging because of how it butchered what was a very good book, and that and the the film adaptation of The Prisoner of Azkaban have remained the sore spots in an otherwise amazing movie franchise.

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Everybody needs a shipwreck wans in a while.

by on Jul.18, 2011, under Film & TV

The remake of Joey Gosiengfiao’s “Temptation Island” was more faithful than I expected. It had a few tweaks here and there, mostly to modernize the references, but it was surprisingly intact. No wonder: the original was such a classic with those quotable quotes that to mess with it would ruin the remake significantly – and writer/director Chris Martinez knows this.

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Boom Boom Pow

by on Jul.16, 2011, under Film & TV, Geeky

I guess it’s appropriate that Josh Duhamel, one of the leads of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”, is married to the vocalist of The Black Eyed Peas. The movie turned into one big Boom Boom Pow in its last hour. I’ve never before seen a movie with a one-hour climax, but here you have it.

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This Week in The Annals of Idiocy

by on Jul.09, 2011, under Queer, Snark, Society

So this will probably go down in Philippine history as one of the most idiotic weeks the public has had the misfortune of being subjected to.

Let’s begin with the bishops. It was bound to happen. One moron opens his mouth, and the hordes follow. After a scandal erupts (this time not involving the molestation of young boys), they close ranks to prove the adage, in the mighty words of Azenith Briones, “Burds of de same fedder… flak togeyder!”

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Bench is hell-bent on causing car accidents.

by on Jul.02, 2011, under Queer, Snark

So thank goodness for Guadalupe traffic.

Now, something will keep half the population plus another 10% entertained while crawling through EDSA.

Browse this slideshow to feast your eyes on loads of evidence of this unspeakable crime!

 

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