The Wheel and Axle


No, Esquire, Manny no longer deserves our respect.

by on Jul.04, 2017, under Snark, Society, Travel & Culture

Meme Credits: Change Scamming. Also, he should quit politics, too, and just go away.

A recent article from Esquire Philippines, published the day before the Pacquiao/Horn boxing match, posits that Manny Pacquiao still deserves our respect, at least respect for him as a boxer if not as a politician or whatever new persona he’s decided to pursue (preacher? basketball player? who knows what’s next?).

Perhaps if this were the year 2008 and Pacquiao still had not said and done all the things he has managed to say and do in the last few years.

But alas, it is 2017, and we cannot discount everything that Pacquiao has contributed (or not contributed) to our country’s socio-political climate since then. We cannot discuss him in a vacuum when the cultural discourse surrounding him has radically changed because of his own appalling words and actions.

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Shutty upeth, Piers.

by on Jul.02, 2017, under Film & TV, Snark

Piers Morgan, he who is an international douchebag, just routinely gets owned by people, including J.K. Rowling herself. Who the fuck thinks he can take on J.K. Rowling, especially on social media?

However, the best this year, so far, goes to his Good Morning Britain co-host Susanna Reid, whose epic #shade will go down in history. Check it out.

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Should’ve Been A Sperm Whale

by on Jun.30, 2017, under Film & TV, Snark, Travel & Culture

This Thai commercial I watched a few months ago still has me cracking up. That was quite a… climax. It would’ve even more hilarious if they’d used a sperm whale instead.

TGIF! Enjoy the coming weekend. We’re halfway through 2017, damn.

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Pride is global.

by on Jun.23, 2017, under My Life, Queer, Snark

Last week, news came out that Philadelphia was lobbying to add brown and black stripes to the iconic Rainbow Flag of the LGBT community. The reason is that they want to represent the inclusivity of (American) racial minorities that have a history of being discriminated against even within the LGBT community.

Needless to say, this sparked heated debates over the internet. I also had my own thoughts which I shared on social media, and with Metro Manila Pride March scheduled tomorrow, I thought it was appropriate to also share my thoughts here on my blog.

To sum it up: I believe it is completely unnecessary and, if I may say so, foolish. Adding black and brown to the flag won’t solve any problems of racial misrepresentation or underrepresentation. It also ignores the fact that the flag already is supposed to represent inclusivity and that the stripes represent specific concepts, none of which are race-related.

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TGI Malunggay

by on Jun.22, 2017, under Queer, Snark

This is several years old, but I recently saw it again, and it still is hilarious AF.

Happy Thursday! Enjoy the rest of the week.

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Shady Ladies

by on Jun.16, 2017, under Music & Theater, Queer, Snark

RecentlyTaylor Swift and Katy Perry made headlines again because of their ongoing feud. It also highlighted just how petty and juvenile Taylor is, not to mention absolutely fake vis-a-vis her purported stance on streaming sites. Of course, this guy pretty much summed it all up for the rest of us commoners who are sane.

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Paint My Love

by on May.09, 2017, under Film & TV, Queer, Snark

Who would’ve thought that Boysen, of all brands, could come up with such a hilarious commercial? 😂 I’m still laughing AF.

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Parallel Earth BvS

by on May.08, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Snark

Believe me: I so would watch this. Pump up the jam, baby. Pump it up.

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Troll The Troll

by on May.06, 2017, under Snark, Society

Leave it to the Europeans to creatively put the Orange Monster in his place.

This had me in stitches, and by George! I have no idea why I just couldn’t stop laughing.

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This Is Why We Uber and Grab.

by on Apr.29, 2017, under My Life, Snark, Society

And these taxi companies have the gall to say Uber and Grab are taking away business from them. Reality check: TNVs provide the service that taxis have been unable to.

If the idiot taxi operators want their business to go up again, then they better start ridding themselves of these thugs and hooligans.

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