Caustic Thoughts

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Current Rank: 45 (Humor)
Site Description: Personal views on Philippine politics, history, culture and society with occasional digressions into world history and international follies.
Date Joined: Sep 15, 2007

Tags: Philippines society, Philippine culture, pinoy sarcasm

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Elections 2013 Senatorial Candidates - Easy on Substance, Heavy on Fluff
on Apr 3, 2013 in Politics Political ads are like cotton candy, sweet, colorful fluff with very little substance and nutritional value. Sadly, for time poor virtual workers like me, that, and the candidates’ ability to dance like uncoordinated quadruped sticks during sorties...

Senator Chiz Escudero and Grace Poe in Cagayan de Oro
on Mar 12, 2013 in Politics The elections are upon us. Who are you gonna call? By all means call the Ghostbusters and maybe some exorcists. Politicians have once again become possessed by such powerful spirits that they have begun dancing out of step and singing out of tune in...

The Comfort of Classical Music
on Feb 21, 2013 in Culture My brother and sister are classically trained musicians. I grew up in a house where I spent weekends curled up on a couch constipated over Dostoyevsky and Chekov as I listened to my sister shake the ear wax out of our neighbors with relentless strain...

Red Dawn 2012 Remake Movie Review
on Jan 24, 2013 in Entertainment Red Dawn is proof that Americans can make really awful movies too and they don't even need a washed up senator (like we do) in boots and a leather tunic to top bill. They're perfectly capable of crafting awfulness with legitimate Hollywood actors. T...

Much Ado in December 2012
on Jan 3, 2013 in Pinoy The Sin Tax Law will make alcoholic drinks so expensive in the years to come that some are already considering shockingly desperate alternatives. I can no longer write year enders. My ongoing foray into the harrowing world of earning a living and tr...

Wannabe Travel Host's Indahag-Mapawa River Trek
on Dec 4, 2012 in Cagayan de Oro As a teen, I always wanted to be the host of a travel or history show. Sadly, I was blessed with such generous amounts of vertical insignificance (in other words, I was/am short) and frightful facial features that can scare even rabid dogs into sanit...

UN Day Celebration and Ruffled Feathers
on Nov 15, 2012 in Parenting RIP peacock. May you rest in peace. (photo source) Do peacocks die if all their tail feathers get pulled out? I guess not, but I can imagine them dying of shame. I only ask because last month, during the UN Day celebration, I saw a child strut on s...

Chiz Escudero with the Cagayan de Oro Bloggers and Traditional Media
on Nov 3, 2012 in Politics Type Senator Chiz Escudero's name into Google's search field and you'll see search auto suggestions that revolve around topics that have nothing to do with his job. I'm not a search algorithm expert and I hope I'm wrong but these auto options could...

Waiting for the Postman
on Oct 21, 2012 in Pinoy Ploning has been waiting and waiting and waiting... What has Ploning been waiting ages for? a. the love of her life who will never return b. the end of the world c. politicians' promises to come true d. mail from the Philippine post office If you...

Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 - Batas Horibilis?
on Oct 2, 2012 in Pinoy Image from We Support A******** Facebook page The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 is upon us. I guess I can only make fun of myself now, but there is a limit to the number jokes I can make about my cellulite. I, who thrive on sarcasm, have become...

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