Thursday, December 20, 2007

Bloopers or Famous Quotes of 2007

I am in no writing mood but I read this over the net. Makes me watch my pronunciation and English some more....Hehehehehe...As they say, be acreful with whatever that comes out of your mouth, you might end up regretting it or worse, have the whole world make a fool out of you....

By Arthur Spiegelman

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Don't Tase Me, Bro," a phrase that swept the nation after a U.S. college student used it seeking to stop campus police from throwing him out of a speech by Sen. John Kerry, was named on Wednesday as the most memorable quote of 2007.

Fred R. Shapiro, the editor of the Yale Book of Quotations, said the plea made by University of Florida student Andrew Meyer on September 17, accompanied by Meyer's screams as he was tased, beat out the racial slur that cost shock jock Don Imus his job and the Iranian president's declaration that his country does not have homosexuals.

Shapiro said Meyer's quote was a symbol of pop culture success. Within two days it was one of the most popular phrases on Google and one of the most viewed videos. It also showed up on ringtones and T-shirts.

Second on Shapiro's list was this tortuous answer by Lauren Upton, the South Carolina contestant in the Miss Teen America contest in August:

"I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don't have maps and I believe that our education like such as in South Africa and Iraq and everywhere like such as and I believe that they should our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S. or should help South Africa and should help Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future for us."

Upton had been asked why one-fifth of Americans are unable to locate the United States on a map and later apologized for her answer not making a lot of sense.

Third was Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's October comment at Columbia University in New York, "In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country."

Shock jock Don Imus comments about the Rutgers University women's basketball team: "That's some nappy-headed hos there," was fourth.

Imus created a national outcry and lost his job at CBS radio in April, but returned to the airwaves in December with Citadel Broadcasting.

Other phrases on the list:

5. "I don't recall." -- Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' repeated response to questioning at a congressional hearing about the firing of U.S. attorneys.

6. "There's only three things he (Republican presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani) mentions in a sentence: a noun and a verb and 9/11." -- Sen. Joseph Biden, speaking at a Democratic presidential debate.

7. "I'm not going to get into a name-calling match with somebody (Vice President Dick Cheney) who has a 9 percent approval rating." -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat.

8. "(I have) a wide stance when going to the bathroom." -- Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig's explanation of why his foot touched that of an undercover policeman in a men's room.

9. "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man." -- Biden describing rival Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

10. "I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history." -- Former President Jimmy Carter in an interview in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper.

(Editing by Jill Serjeant and Eric Beech)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Art of Lying Part 2

It has been a while since my last post. I admit I have neglected my blog for a couple of weeks. Now, now that I am finally free from all the burdens of school, I am back to what I love doing when I am free - apart from contemplating over trivial or life-changing things.

To lighten up the mood of my blog, I would like to share this video I got via youtube. It is so freaking hilarious!

Enjoy. See you around!


I do not find this commercial hilarious - not the type that would have me rolling on the floor laughing. Yet, it is endearingly cute that I thought of sharing it through my blog. The genius behind this would be lauded for a well thought-of commercial that exudes ingenuity and utter uniqueness. It is a very rare gem!

Without much ado as I have a lot of catching up to do with my posts, enjoy the commercial.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Marriage, Will I Ever Be Ready?

Time flies without us knowing. One day you are in high school - youthful, vibrant, innocent and unadulterated - the next thing you know, you are not as pure as you thought you were. The world has bruised you, flipped you over, turned your world upside down and changed you into a completely different person.

At 23, what have I accomplished? Is there more to me than what meets the eye? Am I ready to traverse deeper into the dark abyss called life? Am I emotionally mature?

Honestly, I do not know. But when news of my high school friends marriage reaches me, I can't help but ponder on things. Why so soon? Why them? Married life has taken its toll on my former classmates. We were 31 then and last check showed four about to have and having kids already, two more planning, and almost all of the others in a serious and committed relationship.

Today, news just came that someone very dear to me - one of my closest friends in fact - is going to get married at least within next year. She, quite impulsively, has succumbed to whirlwind of romance and resorts to get married.

But I ask you, is marriage really an answer to constantly bugging problem of singlehood? Is it a way out? Is it a way in? is it a way to make things better? IS twenty-three a good age? And the questions go on.

To my blogging friends, my wisdom has yet again failed me. I would love and appreciate your comments.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Touch of Gratefulness

Never did it occur to me that in our alter world on blogosphere exists highly imaginative, creative and on top of it, generous bloggers who, out of their own way, create awards for some other blog.

Never was I aware of it. I am only blogging as a means of releasing my suppressed inner angst, my hilarious side that seldom appears, and to earn dollars when I can. I only was awakened when this hit me:

I wrote this particular article out of sheer frustration at how our political system and justice system are somehow intertwined in the most horrific of ways. The President has managed to let loose one of the guiltiest of criminals in exchange for support of her presidency. Erap's house arrest was in itself a great deal of comfort afforded to a ruthlessly corrupt politiko. From the looks of it, our dear madam President has deemed it not enough.

Anyhow, I am writing this article to thank the person who afforded me such honor. I am forever in your debt, Kris Canimo.

I am deeply touched by the gesture and may your kind proliferate more in this zone we call blogosphere.