A Vote for Mar is a vote for a Dummkopf

  The Philippines does not have a monopoly on electoral dysfunction. In 1991 Edwin W. Edwards became the Governor of Louisiana for the fourth time.  He started his fourth term, four years later than planned because in 1987, he was mired in defending himself against federal racketeering charges. Why the comeback you might ask? His […]

Judy Garland’s Unholy Marriage With Pink Floyd

  “Yes, you see, there’s no such thing as coincidence. There are no accidents in life. Everything that happens is the result of a calculated move that leads us to where we are.” ― J.M. Darhower, Sempre: Redemption     I want to talk about a bald guy who is all hot air and no […]

My Social Media “Friend” Is Gone

  “Like the setting sun, you turn around its gone.” – Bryan Adams    Tuesday morning I found out that Darryl Hamilton  died. He was a former Major League Baseball player. I immediately felt this sadness. Retired athletes die all the time , what makes Darryl Hamilton special to an adult (presumed) living in the […]

Tom Clancy Predicted Noynoy’s Current Quagmire

Most of us have a unique experience associated with Sept 11, 2001. Here in the Philippines it was already Tuesday evening when the events were unfolding. That morning I had finished The Clancy novel The Bear and the Dragon. China fires an ICBM missile aimed at Washington. Later on that night I watched CNN and […]

Why Hating Binay And Loving Noynoy Makes No Sense

  For those of you old enough to remember former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle he was made out by the mostly left leaning US media as their version of Erap. Dennis Miller went as far as suggesting that then President George H. Bush should have no fear of assassination since his allegedly incompetent VP […]

One Man’s Poison Is Another Man’s Royal Wedding

  This is television, that’s all it is. It has nothing to do with people, it’s to do with ratings! For fifty years, we’ve told them what to eat, what to drink, what to wear… for Christ’s sake, Ben, don’t you understand? Americans love television. They wean their kids on it. Listen. They love game […]

What The PBA And Kia Motors Are Really Saying Hiring Manny Pacquiao

” Now, a staple of the superhero mythology is, there’s the superhero and there’s the alter ego. Batman is actually Bruce Wayne, Spider-Man is actually Peter Parker. When that character wakes up in the morning, he’s Peter Parker. He has to put on a costume to become Spider-Man. And it is in that characteristic Superman […]