Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Exam Time

I took the What Muppet Are You test and I'm happy to say I got my favorite muppet!

You Are Animal
A complete lunatic, you're operating on 100% animal instincts.You thrive on uncontrolled energy, and you're downright scary.But you sure can beat a good drum."Kill! Kill!"
The Muppet Personality Test

My results to other tests are:

Your Mexican Name Is...
Doña Maria

Ay, bongga! Doña akesh. I always knew I was destined for a life of luxury. Inday, pahingi ng juice!

Your Hidden Talent
You have the power to persuade and influence others.You're the type of person who can turn a whole room around.The potential for great leadership is there, as long as you don't abuse it.Always remember, you have a lot more power over people than you might think!

Really, now? In that case, kneel, slaves!

You Are 40% Boyish and 60% Girlish
You are pretty evenly split down the middle - a total eunuch.Okay, kidding about the eunuch part. But you do get along with both sexes.You reject traditional gender roles. However, you don't actively fight them.You're just you. You don't try to be what people expect you to be.
How Boyish or Girlish Are You?

I always had a penchant for androgyny. Brian Molko, come to mama! I mean, papa. I mean, mama.

You Belong in 1965
If you scored...
1950 - 1959: You're fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!
1960 - 1969: You are a free spirit with a huge heart. Love, peace, and happiness rule - oh, and drugs too.
1970 - 1979: Bold and brash, you take life by the horns. Whether you're partying or protesting, you give it your all!
1980 - 1989: Wild, over the top, and just a little bit cheesy. You're colorful at night - and successful during the day.
1990 - 1999: With you anything goes! You're grunge one day, ghetto fabulous the next. It's all good!
What Year Do You Belong In?

Drugs, yay! Where's my Valium?

Your Birthdate: September 9
You are a born idealist, with more pet causes than you can count.You prefer be around others, both when working and while relaxing.Generous and giving, you believe you can change the world one person at a time.You're open minded and tolerant. People feel like they can tell you anything.
Your strength: Your go-with-the-flow flexibility
Your weakness: Your flair for the over dramatic
Your power color: Pine green
Your power symbol: Circle
Your power month: September
What Does Your Birth Date Mean?

Pine Green???!!! PINE GREEN???!!! Could have been worse. Could have been fuschia, which is harder to spell.

That's it for now.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Laugh Break

This was the first thing I read today, courtesy of Miss Clark, head of the gmanews.tv Special Reports division. I don't know where she got this from, only that it made my day, while proving that this country wouldbe in a better place if we relaced our politicians with parloristas. I don't think there'd be a big difference, except that the parloristas would have style, and would pass bills that would actually make sense, like one that makes weekly mani-pedis mandatory, for example. They'd also find a reason to elect Piolo Pascual into the closet, I mean, cabinet. Ay, fafa!

Kung gay lingo lang sana ang ginamit nina GMA at Garci, wala sanang scandal ngayon.

GMA: Hallooo Gracia!
GARCI: Yes mother! Nachukchak ko na po iyong mga chuva ek-ek!
GMA: Bonggacious! Eh iyong mga tienes-tienes, carry na ba?
GARCI: Winnie Santos na Mama! Eclavou na ever!
GMA: Ang tarush! Babush!

I love gay linggo!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Da Vinci Cover

Check out my review of The Da Vinci Code at the Odds and Ends section of gmanews.tv: http://www.gmanews.tv/odds.php?sec=27&id=6659 . It, however, is not as amusing as Giles Coren's Da Vinci Code-laden review of The vincent Rooms at http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,1147-2175526,00.html . Giles rules!

Also, because I have a soft spot in my heart for Nirvana (mainly because of their making flannel fashionable, and also because I thought it was cool that Dave Grohl looks exactly like Alanis Morisette), here is the Ukelele Band of Great Britain's rendition of "Smells Like Teen Spirit:" http://www.collegehumor.com/movies/1691441/ .

Minor Rant:
We all have complaints about anoying people. Here's mine for this week:
Interviewed a minor artista the other day at the Captain Barbell press con. I won't say who she is, only that she isn't part of the cast. I was slightly annoyed by the way she reacted to being interviewed, which was like her time was being wasted. Hello! The reason you even have a job is because you get coverage. I wanted to tell her, "Excuse me lola, isang eating disorder lang ang lamang mo sa akin!"

I've been hearing stories about how unprofessional this actress is and it's only now that I've gotten to experience it firsthand. She's lucky that my job forces me to write nothing but good things about her. Grr.

Sometimes I wonder if I should have spent less time in school and more time at the salon, like my mother said. Apparently, my MA, my various acheivements in different kinds of media genres and my literary awards (yes, yes, I'm carrying my own bench [binubuhat ang sariling bangko, hehehe], but it's *my* blog) don't mean a thing because I'm not anorexically thin and I don't look likeI was the illegitimate child of a frisky haciendero. But I've complained about this before. Unfortunately, all it's going to do is give me a headache and give her a few minutes of irritation at being asked for her opinion. Like it counts.

Let's change to a nicer topic. The rains have started! Yay!

Monday, May 22, 2006

Random Thoughts

If you aven't read my column yet, shame on you. Go click on it now at www.gmanews.tv/yvettetan/ and don't come back till you've read it!

In other news, it looks like Britney may be dropping her good for nothing husband soon... unfortunately, it looks like she keeps dropping her baby as well.

The Da Vinci Code has everyone in an uproar nowadays (SM has refused to show it, Manila has banned it, the CBCP called a conference on it, the list goes on...). I had to see the movie for work, and I can tell you, it's not worth the hype. I'll post the URL of my review as soon as I can find it. Suffice it to say that after leaving the movie theatre, the only thought I had was they should have cast Harrison Ford instead. Still, in the spirit of blasphemy, I'd like to share with you The Ten Things I Hate About Commandments http://egotastic.com/video?yt=u1kqqMXWEFs&w=600&h=500&info=Ten%20Things%20I%20hate%20About%20Commandments%20-%20The%20Ten%20Commandments%20Parody%20Trailer%20video

I hate it that I can't make my posts any neater. Grr.