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22 04 2010

April 22nd
On this date in…

1500: Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral becomes the first European to sight Brazil. Amazon tribesmen didn’t notice the Portuguese were coming because they were so busy playing soccer.

1870: Communist revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin) is born in Simbirsk, Russia. To ‘celebrate’ his birth, Communists all over the world simultaneously torched several cell sites.

1970: The first Earth Day is celebrated to promote environmental protection. Forty years later, the earth is at its worst condition ever, proving that the annual celebration is a failure.

1998: Disney’s Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida. Moments later, members of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA gathered outside the theme park and demanded the release of all animals.

2000: In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives’ home in Miami, Florida… totally crushing the boy’s dreams of visiting Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

1970: A beautiful bouncing baby girl named Regina Encarnacion “Chona” Velasquez is born. Sixteen years later, she would use a new name (Regine), and a new nose.

Thanks to Wikipedia and BBC On This Day.


It’s Earth Day today!
To save energy (and resources)…

Sen. Richard Gordon shall try to speak 150 words per minute (less than his “normal” average of 400 wpm).

Sen. Francis Escudero shall use more periods in his speeches, and limit his sentences to an average of 10 words.

Kris Aquino will limit her use of “Noy,” “Baby James,” “Ballsy,” “Pinky,” “Viel,” “mom ko,” and “dad ko” on TV to two times per segment instead of the usual five.

The Philippine Daily Inquirer will limit the news, and column items on Noynoy Aquino and his family to accommodate more Earth Day-related articles.

Tabloids will limit their pages to four. As James Watt lamented in 1982, did you know how many good trees were cut to put out bad newspapers?

And lastly, Sen. Manuel Villar shall limit his political ads to two lies per 30-seconds… an improvement from the usual seven lies per ad.

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“The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.”
~Ross Perot

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Thank you Cebu Bloggers Society for appreciating what I do. Credit goes to the readers whose incredible grasp of the daily goings-on in this country makes political humor blogging much easier. Again, daghang salamat!

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21 responses

22 04 2010
DEL

kaya ba ni dick yung 400 wpm? hahaha. Idol ka talaga PH

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22 04 2010
professionalheckler

humans daw can listen intelligently at 600 wpm so kaya ni dick yun ):)

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22 04 2010
jianne

nagdududa na tuloy ako if human ba me or not? 😉 dihins kaya ng powers ko to listen intelligently at 600 wpm kahit monosyllabic words pa.

seriously, that’s a good advice to mr gordon. for the most effective speaking rate is approximately 125-160 words a minute. Obviously, speak too fast and your audience will have a hard time keeping up with you, and eventually you will lose them. Speak too slow and you will put them to sleep, and will lose them as well.

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22 04 2010
checkmate

dapat si dick na lang ung nagrap instead of noynoy nyahahaha

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24 04 2010
pihikanchronicles

tama!

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25 04 2010
pihikanchronicles

at talo p cguro ni dick si gloc9 (on rapping on eddie v) kung nagkataon

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22 04 2010
derdo

Short but funny. I love the lines on Kris.

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22 04 2010
jannah

you always make may day

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22 04 2010
PETA

PETA is People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals not AGAINST

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22 04 2010
professionalheckler

tama! thanks for pointing that out. nagmamadali kasi.

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22 04 2010
eufems

Senator Chiz is also ‘Francis Joseph’ not ‘Francisco’

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22 04 2010
professionalheckler

shet. hahaha. i know he’s a “francis joseph.” he’s actually a good friend. sorry. sa pagmamadali lang yan. hindi ako perpekto. hehe

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23 04 2010
vegetarian

PETA – People Eating Tasty Animals… 🙂

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23 04 2010
professionalheckler

hahahah

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22 04 2010
nhica

sir pwde ko po ba malaman sino ang mga boboto nyo? pra mgka idea ako sino iboboto ko..

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23 04 2010
Marge Perko

You rock! This blog is the best site I’ve followed in a long time. 🙂

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23 04 2010
professionalheckler

thanks marge!

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23 04 2010
batang buotan

Dayhang salamat sab, Professional Heckler! Thanks for the special thanks for Cebu Bloggers Society!

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23 04 2010
Barakong Pinoy

Baby James: “NOYBI!”

hehe… hindi na “NOYNOY”…

Anyway, natawa ako ung kay Krissy, now ko lang narealize puro un nga ang lumalabas sa kanya. haha.

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24 04 2010
senior60

not until each is disciplined, all efforts will come to naught,

sayang na mother earth….

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27 04 2010
mommy

Hi Ph, agree that Inquirer should limit the news, column items and editorials praising noynoy….sa totoo lang, I used to be an avid reader of their newspaper, just had to stop since I noticed puro NOY na lang ang topic.

PH, are you going to attend any of the Miting de Avance as an observer? Hope you will and blog about it ( similar to your coverage of Mar and Korina’s wedding).

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