A Season of Dumbness is Back

Mar 30, 2011 by

As the saying goes, when it rains, it pours. Lately I have been feeling helpless about the intensifying stupidity of people being shown on national TV. This must be part of the impending doom that we are all facing. It’s such a shame that after all the heavy-heartedness the world over have felt about the catastrophe in Japan, New Zealand, and the shaken world of the oceans, we are greeted by utter dumbness with heavy concentration on the Philippine Islands.

1. PING LACSON. He was a person-at-large for the alleged killing of publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito in November 2000. After Mancao testifies against Lacson, the senator left the country saying that he could not get justice while Arroyo was in power. He returned on Saturday after more than a year in hiding, and after the Court of Appeals had cleared him of involvement in the case. Now, he enjoys his TV appearances, cracking jokes about how good he is at hiding and sharing his culinary skills which he learned while being a fugitive. This is a very good example of confused sympathy from a nation whose people are always confused since the beginning of time. He may be innocent, but does the end justify the means? A senator – a powerful man – goes in hiding for fear of not getting justice? This is a very encouraging tactic for future criminals — especially for those who aren’t even half as powerful as Lacson.

2. Mrs. Erlinda Ligot. First, she went country-hopping. Then she went shopping for houses and all sorts of properties fit for the rich and powerful. But she (and her husband, Mr. Ligot) got haywire as some brave souls puked and realized they can blow a whistle. Then she appears at the senate after having been summoned. Then she forgets things. She didn’t know when she left for the US or how many times she was there or who she was with. Ano ka, gaga? It’s even impossible to forget the last time you farted, considering you fart at least 4 times a day. Unless you went traveling more than you farted. Mrs Ligot was even being philosophical and sarcastic with her answers and I salute the composure of the senators. Must be their maturity or the getting-used-to-it. Then Mrs Ligot got all nauseous and almost-fainted. Then the Ligots’ MD issued medical certificates which were later negated by the senate physician to which Mr Ligot got detained for contempt (or better yet for LYING). Then they refused to answer important questions by saying “I invoke my right to self incrimination” or whatever. I have one wish for this couple: self-cremation.

3. Mula Sa Puso. The age of melodrama is done and over with, so why rub it in — doubly? I used to be a big sucker for melodramas. Not for anything, but for Jacklyn Jose who gave an outstanding performance as a woman with sandpaper on her face. The remake is just — pffft. And the characters’ dispositions are way too contrived to the point of being hilarious. The 24-hour contact lenses of Eula (don’t get me wrong, but Eula is one of the greatest actresses in Pinas), the flawlessness of Dawn, the shimmering bronzer on Assunta’s face, the very very unhappy bodyguards, the super-dooper-timing of the truck that killed Perla, the convenient presence of that muriatic acid in the driveway of a rich man’s house whose sister is a neurotic-how-could-the-gardener-have-just-left-it-there in the middle of the night? Ah well. TV.

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7 Comments

  1. LJ

    you forgot willie revillame. :D

  2. bobby

    I will save an entire blog just for that shithead. I want him dead. Seriously.

  3. mowneek

    We thrive in stupidity and melodramas. At least, we thrive in something. Egypt, Tunisia and Libya got it wrong.

  4. mowneek

    We thrive in stupidity and melodramas. well, at least we thrive in something. Egypt, Tunisia and Libya got it wrong. who cares about fighting for freedom when you Mula sa Puso, the Senate, Congress and Price is Right!

    • bobby

      Winning comment from my other self: MONIQ! hahaha! You should write something again on my site, dude!

  5. mowneek

    We thrive in stupidity and melodramas. well, at least we thrive in something. Egypt, Tunisia and Libya got it wrong. who cares about fighting for freedom when you have Mula sa Puso, the Senate, Congress and Price is Right!

  6. mybelle

    Sir Bob.. can’t help but laugh :D

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