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Left: Carlo Caparas heroes (left) versus Mars Ravelo (right). I'm going for the Caparas heroes. Lastikman and Flash Bomba are too weird for my taste. GMA wrecked Kamandag, so here's to hoping they don't destroy any of the remaining Pinoy komiks heroes.I actually liked ABS-CBN's first chapter of Ang Panday. Echo Rosales was a pretty decent Flavio replacement (although he technically wasn't a blacksmith). I still say Bong Revilla was the best Captain Barbell, and nobody beats Anjenette Abayari's Darna.Seriously though, all these recent "remakes" of these heroes don't even do them a bit of justice. Compare GMA's pansy Kamandag to the one you see up there in the image. If anybody who isn't even remotely musclebound plays as Armadong Armas, I will revolt. Lastikman was played pretty well, except that for somebody who's supposd to be a Plastic Man / Mr. Fantastic rip-off with Spiderman's wit, the TV version didn't do him justice.Anyw…

Dogs EDITED (read to the end)

First, a video. I've always known Maroon 5 was a pretty decent band (Nina will say that they are AWESOME), but I've never known that they could play like this:check out that guitar outro, man I've always loved their music for their groove driven tracks. This is just acid jazz that balloons into a blues-inspired rockfest at the end. Wow.Speaking of music, there's this petition for a musician called Habagat happening over at the Apacible corner of Taft avenue, right in front of the Aglipayan cathedral. I pass by the area whenever I walk to the gym, and while in the late afternoons to the evenings, there's a street vendor selling his stuff out on the sidewalk, during the day there are these two dogs sitting on top of a chair side by side. They remain there, almost motionless from I believe ten in the morning to past one in the afternoon (I believe they have lunch breaks), with baskets in their mouths and a sign underneath the chair asking for donations for Habagat, wh…

Here's Something we all Need

Sometimes, the links Nina sends me are so-so. But usually, they're hilarious / impressive. Some of the sites, I end up finding things like this:Now, tell me we don't need more free shit.

The Machines are Taking Over!

Well, we all knew that when the unemployment rates of the world started to decline post the industrial revolution, but then again, it was only a matter of time before science fiction slowly became a reality. I mean, there was the moving sidewalk. Most mile-long airports have them these days. Bullet-speed locomotion. Flight and interstellar travel. In-vitro fertilization.And now, this:Let me present to you the vendo pizza makerSounds nutty, but it's the real thing. And the most impressive part is, it doesn't just store cold pizzas and defrost them - these things make pizzas from scratch. And they cost less than your traditionally baked pizza, too.Imagine having one of those in the office. You can pool some cash with friends, and you won't ever have to worry about where the hell you'll end up eating - ever! And think about the parties you can host in-house. Just slap on a little videoke or an Xbox or PS3, and you've got game. So to speak.Oh yeah, the pizza vendo migh…

Feeling Dumb

What do you do when the one thing you're supposed to be the best with is the one thing you can't do effectively for two straight weeks in a row?Some people, when they have trouble working on their work, a good walk out in the streets or a nice weekend out of town does the trick for them. It's like getting a massage for your mental faculties. It serves to untangle the mental knots brought about by repetition, and once they're back on their desks it was as if the stress was never there at all.I'm not like that. I don't destress easily. Funny how the words destress and distress are just one letter apart yet differ from each other so much.But something Chris Rock said in his video for The Black List made me think and consider how this is actually a chance to grow. The license to be bad. And come back. And learn. Wow. That's so brilliant. Yeah, I know it's not rocket science, but sometimes it's the simple things that we don't notice. These are the th…

Another Meme-type Thing

Got this from Mahal. Damn her. I got hooked.1 - Go to "Wikipedia." Hit “Random Article”
or click
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2 - Go to "Random quotations"
or click
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4 - Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together
5 - Post it to FB (I also posted this in Blogger, and subsequently, Multiply) with this text in the "caption" and TAG the friends you want to join in.And here are my results:I tag everybody. Special mention the people I talk to all the time. You know who you are.

It Wasn't That Bad

I'm talking about Watchmen. We caught it at Cineplex 10 earlier, and while we weren't able to finish it - I was in the company of the squeamish - what I managed to watch was entertaining enough AND close enough to the original graphic novel as can be imagined.Now that's a tall order - if you talk to Jose, he will chew your ear out (no offense meant bro) with all the reasons why the graphic novel couldn't, and shouldn't, be turned into a film. And the truth is, he's right - something the breadth and width of Watchmen just can't be converted into something that's 180+/- minutes long. There's just too much territory to cover:The opposing extremist philosophies of Rorschach and Ozymandias as they go about their own ways of developing their own way to save mankind - and how they got there in the first place.Dr. Manhattan's internal struggle of what it is to be human and godlike at the same time - and how it is to love when you can see through the fol…