Mar 142011
 
Viral Miseducation

One click of a mouse or cell phone button. That’s all the effort it will take for useful information to be sent to many. That’s also the same amount of effort to send misinformation to many. Welcome to the world of viral communication brought about by information technology. Information technology is a double-edged sword. In the hands of a vigilant and thinking user, it can be used to virally spread inspiration, hope, healing, and timely and accurate information. In the hands of morons—of which there are countless here in Cebu, the Philippines, and, as a matter of fact, the whole world—it can be the Sword of Destruction. For fairness’ sake, most of those morons are well-meaning—but morons just the same. (Why? You actually think good intention is the precondition to being not a moron?) [ Read the full article ]

Feb 262011
 

Kining mga saleslady sa mga tindahan ug department stores usahay makapungot kay sigehan ta’g sunod-sunod. Kung gisamukan na ka sa ilang pagpunay og pangutana og “Unsa imong gipangita, Sir/Mam?” mao kini ang itubag: “Kalinaw, panagdait, ug panaghiusa.”

Feb 262011
 

LOLO: Hala, Apo! Tago! Dali! Nagpadulong dinhi imong mga maestra! Ni-absent ra ba ka sa eskuylahan! APO: Ika’y tago, Lo, kay makit-an unya ka. Ang akoa ra bang gipananghid kay namatay na ka.

Feb 062011
 

Binayloay og hunahuna sa usa ka beauty pageant: JUDGE: What is the capital of the Philippines? CANDIDATE: Manilà! JUDGE: Use “Manilà” in a sentence. CANDIDATE: Ganahan kaayo ko sa akong uyab oy kay lami kaayo Manilà.

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