Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Video Collection 6 (Filipino Inmates' Tribute to MJ)

Famous for their rendition of "Thriller" in 2007, the prisoners at the Cebu Detention and Rehabilitation Center in the central Philippines have once again choreographed a tribute to Michael Jackson.

A tribute performed by 1,500 CPDRC Inmates on June 27, 2009 in memory of Michael Jackson. Completed in 10 hours after receiving word that the King of Pop passed away. May he always be remembered.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Morning Rush 51 (Signs That You Are Sosyal)

The top signs that you are sosyal... don't close your mouth when saying "sosyal" Try nyo to "Your so sosyal, im not Jologs, Im sosyal!" Sosyal, not the real sosyal obviously like the Ayalas and the Cojuangcos are really sosyal. But this are the sosyal brand, not the classy sosyal but the trumpy and funny sosyal.

01. If you ride a public bus, you goes, "Manong..can you get my luggage?" and then the manong would go, "Ah, alin ba dito miss?" and then she go, "Uhmm.. there oh the sako!"
02. If you're having a dressmade or gown and the designer tells you, "Okay what you want is gonna be exopensive okay!" and then you go, "I hope so! I dont give discount, I dont buy any cheap stuff"
03. If you feels so diyahe because coding kasi the car that matching my outfit.
04. We had a college classmate, before we would ride his car he says, "Wait lang ha I'll make my car pabango", then start spraying Hugo Boss.
05. You are sosyal, kapag may anak ka na sikat na boxer, nag debut ka on your 60th birthday, mahilig ka sa ballroom, may rolex watch at Loius Vitton bag na hindi naman bagay sa iyo, at parati mong suot ang malaki at mamahalin mong shades kahit na nasa loob ka ng mall.
06. After a "Romantic Moment" and then you go, "Yaya, alcogel and mouthwash please!"
07. One time a friend and I were arguing whether this something that we're eating is called a turon or sagimis, and a classmate butted in, "Uhm, Fritters!"
08. If you see a fly in your soup and you goes, "Waiter, this better be imported!"
09. If you see 1 Peso coin and you say, "Ewww! what is that?"
10. If you got allergies, even fake one, if you wear non-designer labels.
11. We have a classmate who eats his fries with a tissue, he never eats with his fingers. Ang hindi nya alam kapag hindi sa nakatingin, binubudburan namin ng alikabok yung tissue niya.
12. If you're pulubi, so you have to limus, you have pang-starbucks.
13. If you go, "yaya, the aircon is too cold, turn on the heater!"
14. We have a friend, we were together and he receive a call from his cellphone and he goes, " O ma! Umm? Yes ma! Yes ma! okay ba-bye" and then he goes, "Okay, I have to go, nagpapasundo si mommy eh!" so we asked, "Nasaan ba siya?" he answered, "Umm... sa hongkong!"
15. Kapag lahat ng part ng face mo may cream or balm, like face cream, eye cream, neck cream, ear cream, lip balm, nose cream.
16. Believe it or not I went to a first birthday and instead of like sorbetes and food carts and cotton candy, you know what they had? Crispy Cream and Starbucks.
17. One one, some friends were talking and one said, "Uwi na tayo kasi coding ako today", and one said, "What? you have only one car? You follow coding?"
18. True story: we have a friend who calls lumpiang toge "veggie turon", and he calls turon "banana lumpia"
19. I was shocked when I heard my mom and my younger brother talking, and my mom said, "O what baon do you like?" and my younger brother answered, "Unmm, salami, pancheta and bruchuto!"
20. One time I asked a friend, "Gusto mo ng dilis?' and she answered, "Ewww!" and then I offered her the same thing, "You want anchovies?" and she said, "Sure I like that"
21. If you belong to an org called "31 Rocks", apparently members must own atleast 31 Karats of diamonds cumulatively.
22. If your manong tricycle driver after you pay he goes, "Sorry no change, puro bills lang my pera."

23. True Story: We have a very mayabang friends who keep saying stuff like, "Yah you know in our house we have likes 6 helpers." So i told him, "Kasi kami 3 helpers lang pero they all have MBA's."
24. Pag lokal ang briefs ko, nangangati ang itlog ko.
25. We were surprised that a friend was taking the mrt because she is so sosyal, so when we asked her, "Really? you're taking the mrt? where are you going?" she said, "I'm going down to shari-la, my driver will pick me up there."
26. If a beggar kid goes to a bakery and says, "Palimos po ng cake!" and then of course the baker would go, "Aba masaya ka, cake pa talaga" and the beggar would say, "Duh! birthday ko kaya!"

27. If call the insect on the beach "sandfly" when you're in Amanpolo, but Nik-nik in Matabungkay.
28. If you buy taho and you say, "Manong, isang taho please, grande non-fat no whip!"
29. One time we were in a resort, and there's a huge butiki, and our very sosyal friend said, "Ewww! Lacoste!"
30. You hate Mondays because you can't use your Hummer kasi coding, tuloy you have to use your X5 lang.
31. One time my friend didn't know what to wear since we were going out, so I help her out ramaging though the closet then I saw a Lacoste shirt and she said, "Yakkk that's pambahay!"
32. True Story: First time a very sosyal friend rode an ikot jeep when she found out that the fare wass only 6.50, she daid, "Wow! ang cheap naman! Manong, I'll libre everyone!"
33. True Story: we were in a jeep, and then you know everyone pays like at different times during the trip, and then usually when the driver gives the sukli it's all at the same time. It was just so weird because we suddenly heard the voice from one part of the jeep that wents, "That's so unfair! How come I gave my bayad first but I got my sukli last!"
34. You're late not because you can't find parking, but you can't find helipad.
35. One time two girls were talking, one girl never rode a jeepney in her life, so finally after she rode she goes, "Grabeeh! It's so not nice to ride a jeepney, there's no aircon." and then the other girl said, "I know right, everytime I ride on my dad's golf cart I wish it had aircon."

36. Sosyal girl went to mangkukulam, she goes, "Miss mangkukulam how much to make pakulam?" so the mangkukulam said, "2,500!". So the sosyal girl goes, "Why so expensive?" so Miss Mangkukulam goes, "Duh! I used Barbie!"
37. True Story: One time a friend and I are talking about another girl, I said, "You know what she's actually a schoolar!" and my friend goes, "She's a schoolar? Wawa naman!"

Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson (1958 – 2009)

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)
LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson, the sensationally gifted child star who rose to become the "King of Pop" and the biggest celebrity in the world only to fall from his throne in a freakish series of scandals, died Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. He was 50.

The person said Jackson died in a Los Angeles hospital. The person was not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity.

The circumstances of his death were not immediately clear. Jackson was not breathing when Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to a call at his Los Angeles home about 12:30 p.m., Capt. Steve Ruda told the Los Angeles Times. The paramedics performed CPR and took him to UCLA Medical Center, Ruda told the newspaper.

Jackson's death brought a tragic end to a long, bizarre, sometimes farcical decline from his peak in the 1980s, when he was popular music's premier all-around performer, a uniter of black and white music who shattered the race barrier on MTV, dominated the charts and dazzled even more on stage.

His 1982 album "Thriller" — which included the blockbuster hits "Beat It," "Billie Jean" and "Thriller" — remains the biggest-selling album of all time, with more than 26 million copies.

He was perhaps the most exciting performer of his generation, known for his feverish, crotch-grabbing dance moves and his high-pitched voice punctuated with squeals and titters. His single sequined glove, tight, military-style jacket and aviator sunglasses were trademarks second only to his ever-changing, surgically altered appearance.

By some measures, he ranked alongside Elvis Presley and the Beatles as the biggest pop sensations of all time. In fact, he united two of music's biggest names when he was briefly married to Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie.

As years went by, he became an increasingly freakish figure — a middle-aged man-child weirdly out of touch with grownup life. His skin became lighter, his nose narrower, and he spoke in a breathy, girlish voice. He surrounded himself with children at his Neverland ranch, often wore a germ mask while traveling and kept a pet chimpanzee named Bubbles as one of his closest companions.

In 2005, he was cleared of charges he molested a 13-year-old cancer survivor at Neverland in 2003. He had been accused of plying the boy with alcohol and groping him. The case took a fearsome toll on his career and image, and he fell into serious financial trouble.

Jackson was preparing for what was to be his greatest comeback: He was scheduled for an unprecedented 50 shows at a London arena, with the first set for July 13. He was in rehearsals in Los Angeles for the concert, an extravaganza that was to capture the classic Jackson magic: showstopping dance moves, elaborate staging and throbbing dance beats.

Hundreds of people gathered outside the hospital as word of his death spread. The emergency entrance at the UCLA Medical Center, which is near Jackson's rented home, was roped off with police tape.

"Ladies and gentlemen, Michael Jackson has just died," a woman boarding a Manhattan bus called out, shortly after the news was annunced. Immediately many riders reached for their cell phones.

In New York's Times Square, a low groan went up in the crowd when a screen flashed that Jackson had died, and people began relaying the news to friends by cell phone.

"No joke. King of Pop is no more. Wow," Michael Harris, 36, of New York City, read from a text message a friend sent to his telephone. "It's like when Kennedy was assassinated. I will always remember being in Times Square when Michael Jackson died."

Reposted from Yahoo! News.
by NEKESA MUMBI MOODY and DERRIK J. LANG, Associated Press Writers Nekesa Mumbi Moody And Derrik J. Lang, Associated Press Writers
Thu Jun 25, 7:43 pm ET

Here’s his video from youtube when he had a concert here in Marina, Paranaque City, Philippines in 1996.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Movie Trailer: Transformers 2

When Sam Witwicky finds out some crucial information about the Transformers' creation and their history on our planet, the Decepticons set out to catch him and pick his brain. Optimus Prime must join forces with armies from nations all over the world in order to stage an epic battle against the Decepticons in the enigmatic land of Egypt. Many secrets about both human and Cybertronian history are revealed amid spectacular clashes of robot vs. robot.

Three Good Reasons
01. If it ain't broke; don't fix it: Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg are back as director and producer, and stars Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and John Turturro also return.
02. The sequel treats its audience to giant explosions in a number of new settings, including picturesque Egypt, and introduces some new and even bigger Transformers to the mix.
03. Taking a cue from The Dark Knight, Bay shot three action scenes on IMAX cameras, so the image will fill the entire eight-story screen. So you'll see Optimus Prime at more that double the size he'd be in real life.

Bet You Didn't Know
One of the new Autobots joining the team in this movie is Jolt, who transforms into the new Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car. When the Volt's batteries are fully charged, it can go up to 40 miles without engaging its gasoline-powered engine. GM says that even if you don't plug it in to a standard wall socket at night, you could still drive up to 640 miles on a single tank of gas.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Morning Rush 50 (titles for Possible Movie Sequel)

Titles for possible movie sequels. This come up with their own movie sequel to any existing movie. They choose a movie for instance, Bukas Luluhod ang mga Tala, the sequel will be, Nakaluhod Na! There are more existing movie, but what should it's sequel would be. It is a creative topic. Warning! Cornball coming right at you!

01. The One - The Two
02. Transformers - Transformers: Sex Change In Bangkok!
03. Bituing Walang Ningning - the sequel would be a hiphop showdown, Bituing Walang Bling-Bling!
04. Serendipity - but then it will have a flirtations in the sequel, Lumandipity!
05. Burlesk Queen - there was a sequel called Burlesk King, then there is a sequel to the sequel, it will be called, Never Gonna Dance Again! Guilty Feet Have Got No Rhythm!
06. My Bestfriend's Wedding - My Bestfriend's Divorse
07. Father of the Bride - Father of the Divorsee
08. Mga Basang Sisiw - Mga tuyong Manok
09. Million Dollar Baby - Million Dollar Bibe!
10. Finding Nemo - Live action movie with Ai-Ai Delas Alas, Tanging Nemo!
11. Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa? - Bata, Bata Habang Ginagawa!
12. Mano Po Movie Series - Mano Po 55: Maga na ang Noo ko!
13. Huwag Mong Buhayin ang Bangkay - Try Ko Lang, Bakit Ba?
14. Scream 5 (The Gay Version) : Tili Girlash! Tili!
15. Mga Basang Sisiw - Litsong Manok!
16. Hataw Na! - Ataw Na! In Pampanga!
17. Patikim ng Pinya - Next time for the sequel she starts working in a tea plantation, Patikim ng Tea Nya!
18. You've Got Mail - You've Got Tweet!
19. Bourn Identity - Bourn Preference
20. Karate Kid - this time it will be set in Visayas, Karate Gid!
21. Saan Darating ang Umaga - Eh di sa Gabi!
22. Fung Shui - Chop Suey!
23. Serendipity's sequel Lumandipity - Pumulandipity
24. Patikim ng Pinya - Sosie kolehiyala sequel version "Pa-taste ng pineapple chunks"
25. Shanghai Noon - Shanghai Noon, Lumpia Ngayon!
26. I Know What You Did Last Summer Part 60 - subtitle "Anu nga ba ang ginawa mo?"
27. Die Hard 5 - Viagra Overdose
28. Lord of the Ring - You're a Hard Hobbit to Break!
29. The Pink Panther - The Pink Panty: Ang Suot ni Pink Panther
30. E.t. - The Visayan Sequel, ET1 E2T ET3 Et4 ET5 ET6 ET7 ET8 ET9 Ninety
31. Sphawn - Spawn and Fork
32. The Horse Whisperer - The Careless Whisper, starring Guess Who?
33. Thumbelina - Thumbuhala
34. Crouching Tiger Hayden Dragon, Haunt for Red Bandana
35. Brokeback Mountain - Jack Went Black and never went Back!
36. Patayin sa Sindak si barbara - Patayin sa Kindat si Kirat!
37. The Devil Wears Prada - Porn Sequel, The Devil Wears Nothings!
38. What Lies Beneath - Filipino Sequel, What Lies Beneath 2: Balbon!
39. The Mummy - The Siopao
40. 27 Dresses - Naked Bridesmaid
41. Edward Scissorhand - Edward Scissorhand Uncut
42. Wall-E - Wall-E fell inlove with Eve, they got married and they have a baby robot, they name their baby robot Tambo...the sequel is WALL-E's Tambo!
43. Slumdog Millionaire - Slumdog Millionaire Part 5-6...bili na kayo ng payong!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

No Pants Subway Ride 2009

On Saturday, January 10th, 2009 nearly 2,500 people took off their pants on subways in 22 cities around the world. In New York’s 8th Annual No Pants! Subway Ride we had over 1,200 participants, spread out over four subway lines. Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos.

Team Captains: Agents Good, Linder, Lovejoy, Scordelis
Digital Video: Agents Adams, EMartin, Gross, Schackman, Shafer
Digital Photography: Agents Chigirev, Fountain, Plunkett, Rosmarin, Scott, Sokoler, Zodak
If you’re unfamiliar with No Pants, you might want to first read our history of The No Pants Subway Ride.

Foley Square from above.

In the 8 years we’ve been staging our No Pants! Subway Rides in New York, it has never snowed. This year’s storm made the event all the more fun and all the more hilarious.

My cousin, Agent Fairey, recently moved into an apartment building right next to Foley Square, so we were able to get some great shots of the crowd from her roof.

Agents documenting 22 stories up

“Everyone wave to the cameras!”

I used this photo to count the total participants

The past two years we’ve had police escorts waiting for us at the meeting point. It was sort of comforting to see them there, as it meant we wouldn’t have to worry about cops showing up later on and ruining the fun. This year, the NYPD chose not to attend. Maybe they realized it wasn’t necessary? We were peaceful, as always, and didn’t run into any trouble.

A clever addition to the parks department sign at the meeting point

This year we expanded to 4 subway lines: the 1, E, R, and the traditional 6 train. We put around 300 people on each train, with individual cars growing stop by stop from 1 to 30 pantless riders. Spreading it out like this helps keep the spirit of the mission alive, at least for the first few stops. Participants had to be organized into train lines, then into cars, and finally into stops. It’s quite a bit of work, but we had four veteran IE agents serve as line captains, each equipped with their own megaphone.

Captain Good ran the 6 line

Captain Scordelis organizes the R line

Captain Lovejoy speaks to the 1 line group

Captain Linder handled the E line

This mission works by using two separate trains for each line. For the first train the effect is that at every stop new people are standing up, removing their pants, and leaving the train. People on the second train then see pantless subway riders waiting on the platform and entering their car at each stop.

One of the first to depants, a man waits alone for the next E train

Agent Reeves waits for the 6

I played the role of tired commuter

One guy worked on this laptop

Two women laugh as another participant enters their car

R train riders casually listen to their iPods

By the final stop, some cars had more pantless people than normal people

One woman played a harp, pantsless

Another guy had cross country ski gear on, appropriate for the snow storm

One subway musician decided to pull his pants down and enjoy the fun

Laughing at the pantsless

One woman brought her pug along for the ride!

After a dozen stops or so, participants exited their car and headed to a downtown train. Some lines even had to make a transfer through a station or up escalators.

A man checks out a participant

Laughing woman

Guys snap camera phone pictures as they pass our riders on the escalator

Transferring at Times Square

Tourists laughing at the Times Square station

Checking out the pantsless at 125th Street

In 2007, we ran into a drummer at the 125th Street stop. A huge mob of pantless folks danced to his beat in what turned out to be a highlight for many participants. This year we ran into the same drummer again! I said hello to him, and he responded, “I missed you guys last year!” We turned around at 96th last year rather than 125th. He put on another great show to the delight of many pantless dancers. Jody Avirgan from WNYC radio did a fantastic interview with him after his performance; listen to it here.

All of the train lines converged on Union Square at the end of the mission, which means that within a short stretch of time 1,200 pantless people passed through the station’s exit turnstiles.

A participant at the Union Square station

It was about 30 degrees out and still snowing when we made it to Union Square, but everyone was having too much fun to put their pants back on. Many participants hung out in the cold for over an hour, laughing with friends new and old.

One guy didn’t even wear a shirt! Someone get him an Abercrombie gift card.

A non-participant takes his pants off to join the fun

Several people made snow angels with their bare legs

Shoppers at our favorite building look out at the pantless snow party

A spontaneous human pyramid was erected

A group of participants sing “New York, New York” and form a kick line, and this is before the drinking started.

One participant brought her two ferrets with her. Definitely a first.

Like last year, there was a counter-contingent. The “Pro Pants” group was back once again this year to try to convert us to their pants-based religion. They had two tables set up and offered a “Free Pants Test,” a pitch-perfect parody of the Scientology tables you see around the city. Participants engaged them in serious conversation, with both sides staying hilariously in character.

Agent Eppink runs the Pro Pants table

You can read all about the Pro Pants movement here.

Pro Pants Propaganda

The mission continued as participants visited nearby establishments sans pants. We heard reports of people getting kicked out of Virgin Megastore, Whole Foods, and McDonald’s. Wendy’s, however, was happy to serve the pantsless.

Agents in the Virgin Megastore, another favorite place of ours

A Starbucks barista laughs at a pantsless customer. You think it happened again five minutes later?

A nearby bar hosted an official No Pants afterparty and offered a free drink to anyone who arrived pantsless. The bar got so crowded it had to quickly stop letting people in. Participants ended up in a half dozen different bars in the Union Square area and kept the party going.

An entire pantless band, including the aforementioned harpist, performing

While we were having our fun in New York, No Pants Subway (or Light Rail or Bus) Rides were also happening in 21 other cities in 8 different countries. Via the The Urban Prankster Network we’ve set up a community of like-minded groups across the globe. Here’s a highlight photo of each regional ride along with the number of participants and the temperature in Fahrenheit.

Adelaide, Australia / 10 participants / 78 degrees (the warmest)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands / 25 participants / 26 degrees

Atlanta, GA / 26 participants / 62 degrees

Boston, MA / 100 participants / 26 degrees (yes, that’s a real fireman)

Calgary, Canada / 16 participants / 39 degrees

Chicago, IL / 130 participants / 28 degrees (and snowing)

Denver, CO / 10 participants / 43 degrees

Hamburg, Germany / 5 participants / 40 degrees

Lisbon, Portugal / 40 participants / 46 degrees

Los Angeles, CA / 200 participants / 75 degrees

Minneapolis, Minnesota / 6 participants / 17 degrees (the coldest)

Phoenix, AZ / 100 participants / 66 degrees (on a weeks old light rail)

Portland, OR / 35 participants / 41 degrees

Salt Lake City, UT / 12 participants / 35 degrees

San Francisco, CA / 50 participants / 62 degrees (the most scantily clad)

Seattle, WA / 6 participants / 43 degrees

Sydney, Australia / 20 participants / 75 degrees

Toronto, Canada / 300 participants / 21 degrees (most participants outside of NY)

Vienna, Austria / 20 participants / 24 degrees

Warsaw, Poland / 7 participants / 32 degrees

Washington DC / 100 participants / 40 degrees

Mission Accomplished