Saturday, August 29, 2009

A new species on display at the Bristol Zoo

I'm thinking we should also put up signboards on the following places because the occupants are important sub-species as well:
Malacanang Palace
The Senate
The offices of all the politicos who made infomercials / commercials

I bet you could add more.

I'm not paranoid: Psychic soldiers are for real

The X-Phile in me has always believed that things like CIA training programs for developing psychic weapons existed... But just because you believe (or want to believe) doesn't make it real.

UntiI saw this trailer, which is based on a journalist's account that it really did exist. (Read a review of the book it was based on here.)

The movie "The Men who Stare at Goats" -- again, which is based on TRUE events -- seems funny. But the political, military and even corporate implications are a bit scary. Think about it: mind control by a foreign country over your nation's leadership, mind control in the battlefield, mind control in the boardroom.... who wouldn't want that on their side? And I bet it's a heck of a lot cheaper than creating a nuclear program, building a first-world army -- and easier to hide from an unsuspecting public.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

15 babes in bikinis + high-tech circuitry + DJ = nerdtastic

You can call this body-paint-circuitry stuff high-tech or maybe even tech-meets-art or whatever you want... I think it's really a nerd's excuse to gather a bevy of scantily-clad women and have a reason to touch them.


Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Saturday, August 01, 2009

What do you want to thank Cory for?

Rest in Peace, Cory Aquino. 1933 - 2009

We have much to thank Cory for. The obvious one and the one which will be spoken and repeated over and over in the next few days will be for her role in the restoration of democracy.

But that, while important and central to the story of Cory's legacy, is meaningless to a generation of youngsters for whom Cory was just another president.

So, let's fix that.

Help me list down the things that Cory did for you and me in the comments section below:

1. She made me believe in the power of people to decide on their destinies.
2. She showed that it is important to stand up and fight for your beliefs.
3. She showed me that it is important to follow the Constitution.
4. She showed that it is possible for a leader to give up power with grace and with humility.
5. She showed the army and the police that it is possible to gain credibility and the people's respect.
6. She showed that a woman can be a leader -- and a good leader -- of this country.
7. She broke up the country's monopolies and allowed free market competition.
8. She made the Philippines a country that we were proud of.
9. She showed that while everyone around you could be corrupt, you could still maintain your political purity.
10. She showed that the presidency is just a position -- and that leadership and the people's respect is not dependent on your having it.

What do you want to add to the list?

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