Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The History of the F word

Of all the words in the English language, one of the most useful and yet most controversial is the word FUCK.

Strangely, there are hundreds and even thousands of words in the English dictionary, and yet FUCK is the only word that is referred to as the ‘F’ word. It truly is a very magical word, because not all words can mean two very opposite things at the same time. The word FUCK can actually connote both pleasure and pain, or both love and hate at the same time, and in rare occasions, even in the same sentence!
Unknown to many, the word FUCK is actually a German derivative of the word “Frichen”, which means “to strike”... The exact date or age when this word was fully corrupted into the English language is unknown, but we can all assume that, in the early beginnings of the word, it was used to connote sexual intercourse between two people. However, it can be noted that FUCK is the only word that can be used in the most parts of speech known to man, especially in modern times.
If used as a transitive verb: “Adam FUCKS Eve.”
If used as an intransitive verb: “Eve FUCKS.”
If used as a noun: “Stay away, FUCKER!”
If used as an adjective: “Ryan’s doing all the FUCKING work!”
If used as an adverb for a verb: “I’m trying to FUCKING sleep!”
If used as an adverb for an adjective: “Eve is FUCKING beautiful!”
It can even be a different part of a speech, all in one sentence! Take for instance the sentence: “FUCK off, you FUCKING FUCKED FUCKERS!”
Yet one the most amazing applications is to modify a word by inserting it into the word itself, giving stress and importance a million times over, like for example, the words: “abso-FUCKING-lutely!” or “in-FUCKING-credible!”
The word FUCK is definitely a word of so many uses. Strangely, even saying only the word “FUCK!” is already a complete sentence in itself, though it is not advisable because just saying that one word, due to its many applications, is quite vague in terms of its meaning because it can connote many things.
It can mean dishonesty (The insurance company FUCKED me.), it can mean difficulty (I don’t understand this FUCKING question!), it can mean aggression (Don’t FUCK with me, buddy!), it can mean trouble (Oh, I’m so FUCKED now.), it can mean incompetence (My teacher’s a FUCKER!), or it can mean dismissal (Go FUCK yourself!). You can fill in more meanings by yourself.
Lately though, we see it constantly being used with the pronoun “YOU”. When both are used, it is already a complete sentence in itself. It can mean a lot of things depending on the situation. If somebody told you that you’re ugly and you reply by shouting “FUCK YOU!” with a smile, it can mean that you agree with him, but saying it with a frown and a raised fist can mean aggression. If somebody proposed his/her love to you, and you frown and say “FUCK YOU!”, it’s connotes disbelief. If you reply an “I love you” with a smiling “FUCK YOU!”, it’s already as good as “I love you too!”
The power of the word FUCK even transcends racial and class boundaries, because you can use it on anyone regardless of race, color, gender or orientation. Just one use of the word FUCK and everybody will automatically know what kind of person you are and how you were raised.
With all this said, let us not be afraid of the ‘F’ word. Not many words exist with the same tenacity and the same power. Therefore, we must shine in pride, as the existence of the word FUCK simply means that we are near to perfecting our language and human communication in general.
Thank you for orienting yourself with this magical word, and if you have reached this far in reading, with a smile I would like to say “FUCK YOU!!!"

Source: History of the F word

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Chicken or the egg?




LONDON, England -- It's a question that has baffled scientists, academics and pub bores through the ages: What came first, the chicken or the egg?

Now a team made up of a geneticist, philosopher and chicken farmer claim to have found an answer. It was the egg.

Put simply, the reason is down to the fact that genetic material does not change during an animal's life.

Therefore the first bird that evolved into what we would call a chicken, probably in prehistoric times, must have first existed as an embryo inside an egg.

Professor John Brookfield, a specialist in evolutionary genetics at the University of Nottingham, told the UK Press Association the pecking order was clear.

The living organism inside the eggshell would have had the same DNA as the chicken it would develop into, he said.

"Therefore, the first living thing which we could say unequivocally was a member of the species would be this first egg," he added. "So, I would conclude that the egg came first."

The same conclusion was reached by his fellow "eggsperts" Professor David Papineau, of King's College London, and poultry farmer Charles Bourns.

Mr Papineau, an expert in the philosophy of science, agreed that the first chicken came from an egg and that proves there were chicken eggs before chickens.

He told PA people were mistaken if they argued that the mutant egg belonged to the "non-chicken" bird parents.

"I would argue it is a chicken egg if it has a chicken in it," he said.

"If a kangaroo laid an egg from which an ostrich hatched, that would surely be an ostrich egg, not a kangaroo egg."

Bourns, chairman of trade body Great British Chicken, said he was also firmly in the pro-egg camp.

He said: "Eggs were around long before the first chicken arrived. Of course, they may not have been chicken eggs as we see them today, but they were eggs."

The debate, which may come as a relief to those with argumentative relatives, was organized by Disney to promote the release of the film "Chicken Little" on DVD.

Source CNN.com

Nintendo Wii's price?




Read on

Yoshihiro Mori, Nintendo's senior managing director, recently told Bloomberg that the Nintendo Wii will not cost more than 25,000 Yen - or around $220 dollars American.

That's around 12k+ (minus the tax). Hey! A lot cheaper than the initial price of the PS2?!

Beware of this guy

Be on a look-out for a fugitive lurking the internet community. He is armed and dangerous. Armed with extreme stupidity that may harm the public.

The fugitive in question is none other than bloggementarist A.K.A. wrencelot. Below is a picture of the fugitive:



Observe the picture closely, He is a deranged pervert who spend all his night in his room, wacking himself or do some devilish acts on his cat. The animal rights movement filed a case against him for drugging and sexually abusing his cat.

Charged with multiple counts of extreme stupidity

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Exhibit C

Exhibit D

Exhibit E

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Reunion and The Da Vinci Code

Yesterday, GeForce held their reunion at Greenbelt Makati.

We ate at Avenito and had a videoke at Red Box. The following members were present on the reunion:

Andrew(me)
AK
Joyz
Mon
Val
Chie
Mike

here are some pics
here are Joyz' pics

After the celebration, me, Tristan, Pot, Paul, Jane and Jen watched The Da Vinci Code




Well, all I can say is, The controversy behind the movie is all so well exaggerated. Come on, only a sucker would question his/her faith because of the movie. The movie is so damn fiction and if you believe in everything it says, you're an asshole. BTW, Over the Hedge is a lot more controversial than the Da Vinci, where the hell can you see animals talking huh? That would really question your faith.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Vice-Mayor of Manila is an idiot

The title says it all. The vice mayor of Manila is a .

What the hell is that resolution of yours? The resolution that would ban the movie The Da Vinci Code because of Section 3, Article 201 of the Revised Penal Code, which says "it is a crime to exhibit shows or films which offend a religion." The faggot also said "A mayor does not have to approve it because the resolution is already approved by the city council," The asshole told ANC after the city council filed Thursday Resolution No. 68.

Why the hell our nation elect this kind of idiot into office?

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The Da Vinci Code : R-18

WTF?! This is the stupidest thing I have ever heard in relation to the controversial novel The Da Vinci Code. Why the hell they gave an R-18 (18 years old and above) to this movie? Are they afraid of something?
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The novel and the movie is classified as fiction..FICTION gaddamit! Which means that it is not true, a falacy. But no! Those 3 people who reviewed the movie said that it contains “thematic, verbal and visual content … requires mature discernment.” Screw you faggots! An R-18 rating means that SM Cinemas will not show the movie because of the cineplex’s ban on adult-themed films. Better head to Glorietta as soon as possible T__T

Sunday, May 14, 2006

AMA Commencement Exercise 2006

As a teacher, I am proud of my students who successfully completed their courses and acquire bachelor's degree.

Held at the PICC, the program started at around 9am, packed with graduates from Quezon City campus, Sta. Mesa, Caloocan and East Rizal. As my students marched towards the stage, they kept on thankking me for everything. That, gives me the enrgy to teach again and to teach more students in the future. To all of the 2006 graduates, Congratulations and Good Luck in your careers

Here are the pics

Mother's Day








The History of Mother's Day
By Cheri Sicard

While many people might assume that Mother's Day is a holiday invented by the fine folks at Hallmark, it's not so. The earliest Mother's Day celebrations can be traced back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece, honoring Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. The Romans called their version of the event the Hilaria, and celebrated on the Ides of March by making offerings in the temple of Cybele, the mother of the Gods. Early Christians celebrated the festival on the fourth Sunday of Lent in honor of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Christ.

In more recent times, relatively speaking -- England in the 1600s--the celebration was expanded to include all mothers with "Mothering Sunday" being celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent (the 40 day period leading up to Easter). Besides attending church services in honor of the Virgin Mary, children returned home from the cities with gifts, flowers, and special Mothering Day cakes that were important parts of the celebration.

Mother's Day festivities in the United States date back to 1872 when Julia Ward Howe (her other claim to fame was writing the lyrics for the "Battle Hymn of the Republic") suggested the day be dedicated to peace. Ms. Howe would hold organized Mother's Day meetings in Boston, Massachusetts ever year.

In 1907, Ana Jarvis, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania school teacher, furthered the cause by beginning a campaign to establish a national Mother's Day. Ms. Jarvis persuaded her mother's church in Grafton, West Virginia to celebrate Mother's Day on the second anniversary of her mother's death, which happened to be on the 2nd Sunday of May that year. By the following year, Mother's Day was also being celebrated in Philadelphia.

Not content to rest on her laurels, Ms. Jarvis and her supporters began to write to ministers, businessman, and politicians in their quest to establish a national Mother's Day and in 1912, the Mother's Day International Association was incorporated for the purpose of promoting the day and its observance. By 1911, Mother's Day was celebrated in almost every state in the nation. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson made it official by proclaiming Mother's Day a national holiday that was to be held each year on the 2nd Sunday of May.

It is somewhat ironic that after all her efforts, Ana Jarvis ended up growing bitter over what she perceived as the corruption of the holiday she created. She abhorred the commercialization of the holiday and grew so enraged by it that she filed a lawsuit to stop a 1923 Mother's Day festival and was even arrested for disturbing the peace at a war mothers' convention where women sold white carnations -- Jarvis' symbol for mothers -- to raise money. Ana Jarvis' story is not a happy one. Things went from bad to worse and she eventually lost everything and everyone that was close to her and died alone in a sanatorium in 1948. Shortly before her death, Jarvis told a reporter she was sorry she had ever started Mother's Day.

Ana may be gone, but Mother's Day lives on, regardless of whether it meets her approval. Many countries throughout the world celebrate Mother's Day at various times throughout the year, but some such as Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, and Belgium also celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May.




Nintendo & Microsoft vs Sony?

Peter Moore, the XBox head honcho over at Microsoft, spoke out on Sony Playstation 3 pricing saying:

"Tell me why you would buy a $600 PS3? People are going to buy two (machines.) They're going to buy an Xbox and they're going to buy a Wii ... for the price of one PS3."

He went on to praise Nintendo with the following comment:

"People will always gravitate toward a competitively priced product -- like what I believe Wii will be -- with innovative new designs and great intellectual property like Mario, Zelda and Metroid."

The last thing Sony needs is Nintendo and Microsoft "teaming up" on them in a console battle - but the fact is Moore may be right on this one. $600 is far too expensive when compared to the $400 price tag of the XBox 360 and the probable sub $300 price for the Nintendo Wii. Only time will tell if Sony can deliver a product so superior that the average gamer will be compelled to spend the extra $200.

Reuters

Thursday, May 11, 2006

E3 2006

May 10-12 is the day of E3. The superbowl of gaming, the wrestlemania of game companies

E3 Highlights:

Final Fantasy XIII Announced

Square-Enix announced that not one, not two, but three Final Fantasy XIII titles are now under development; two for PlayStation 3 and one for cell phones. The company also unveiled two Wii games, including one launch title--Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors. Furthermore, US role-playing game fans will be pleased that FFXII finally has a North American release date: October 2006.

The three FFXIII games currently in development are: FFXIII and FF Versus XIII (both for PS3) and FF Agito XIII for cell phones. All three titles are part of something that Square Enix has labeled the Fabula Nova Crystallis Project, which it describes as "numerous original titles that run parallel with one another" and share a common mythology. Square Enix promises additional projects in the Fabula Nova Crystallis Project beyond the three games announced today. Given the company's expressed commitment to "polymorphic content" it's a safe bet that some of those additional projects will be in non-game media like film.




Wii Secrets Unveiled

Here is a recap of some of the more interesting news unveiled at the Nintendo E3 press conference today:

There will be 27 playable games for the Wii on the floor at E3
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will be released in two different versions on the same day that the Wii launches in Q4 2006. One will be for the Wii and the other will be for the Gamecube.
There will be a speaker in the nunchuck attachment that will produce sound effects that are motion related.
Nintendo Wii games unveiled:

Metroid Prime 3 Corruption, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Quest Swords, Fire Emblem, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Cars, Super Mario Galaxy, SD Gundam Breaker, Tony Hawk, Sengoku Action, Necro-Nesia, ExciteTrucks, Elebits, Red Steel, Rayman 4, Super Swing Golf, Sonic Wild Fire, Project H.A.M.M.E.R., One Piece Unlimited, Horse Racing, Madden NFL, Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.


HD DVD for XBox 360

Microsoft announced at their press conference that they would have the USB connected HD DVD for their XBox 360 out for the holidays. This would put them in the stores at the same time as Sony's PS3.

Microsoft also announced that they would have 10 million of their consoles to market by the time the PS3 ships, and 160 games available for it by that time as well.


Microsoft's 'Live Anywhere' Service

Microsoft announced their "Live Anywhere" service today. Integrating the XBox 360, cell phones and their Vista OS, it is planned for release with the Vista OS. This would allow for cross platform gaming and communication.

This is Microsoft's play to not only get more XBox 360's sold, but also to make them a major player in the online gaming arena. It will never be as easy or quick as they think it will, the users will use whatever they enjoy most, and offers the popular games. That has rarely been Microsoft.

Miscrosoft claims that no one else could offer this sort of cross platform service. And with their OS being dominant for now, they may be right. Their chore will be to make the integration mean something, and offer the users what they want at a price they are willing to pay. A gamble for them, but one that could pay off handsomely if they can make it appealing.


Spiderman 3 Trailer

Faithful fanboys can now get their first glimpse at the Activision game based on the upcoming Spiderman 3 movie.

If you are interested, you can check Spidey in all of his next gen glory right here.

Spiderman 3: The video game is due out in May 2007


Opera Browser on the Nintendo Wii / DS

Opera announced today that they will soon release a version of their browser for use on the Nintendo DS and the upcoming Wii console.

In my opinion, this is a brilliant move on Opera's part. There is no question that IE and Firefox dominate PC's - but Opera has made a play to be the dominant presence behind the emerging console market.

As computing continues to move out of the office and into the living room, this step could mean big things for Opera.

Opera plans to release the DS browser in Japan this summer, and the Wii browser shortly after the Wii launch in Q4 2006.


Resident Evil on the Wii

Capcom announced today that a new Resident Evil is being developed exclusively for the Nintendo Wii.

Naturally, the game will take advantage of the new controller, so fans can look forward to a whole new zombie kiling experience when this game finally hits the shelves.

Say what you want about the Wii being underpowered or having a stupid name - the bottom line is that every game that is released is made that much more exciting because of the limitless possibilites that the new controller brings to the table.

Source Gamespot

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Official PS3 Launch



Finally, Sony has given us the answers we have so desperately needed.

The PS3 will be released on November 17th 2006 in two versions - a $499 model with a 20GB hard drive and $599 for a model with a 60GB hard drive.

Expect more news about all things PS3 from the 2006 E3 expo. Coverage begins May 10th.

Click here to read the full press release - including PS3 specifications.


Home Boy

I became a studio audience of Boy Abunda's talkshow entitled Home Boy

And it was a grat experience! We were live on air, with guests Nina,Mikki,Bam,Aldred (PBB Teens) River(anime) and Pao(Star Circle Quest). I had lots of camera exposure (according to my friends)Boy Abunda also made me say his tagline "Tara kaibigan..usap tayo" hehehe.

After a free lunch, We attended the taping for the next episode. This time, it was Tuesday Vargas, Giselle Sanchez, Chocolate and Ate Gay who were the guest celebrities. They made a cooking contest ala iron chef and the victor was Giselle.

Here are the pics

Damn I'm tired...

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Guild Wars : Factions Out Now!

After a day, Guild Wars Faction is now available at all game stores!

I was strolling with my friends/c0-faculties yesterday when this caught my attention



I went inside and I saw the price P2995 WTF!!!!

It is far more expensive than the original Guild Wars (entitled Prophecies)
and according to AMDG (official local distributor) The price should be P2595

Tax owned the Philippines

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Guild Wars : Faction

After the successful launch of Guild Wars last April 28, 2005. NCSoft together with Arenanet brings you Guild Wars: Faction

Two new professions, the Assassins and the Ritualists. A new continent named Cantha and four new game types:

Challenge Missions
Cooperative missions involve specific scoring objectives, such as holding out against progressive waves of enemies. You will see personal bests and high scores displayed within the game.

Elite Missions
The most powerful alliances have access to new areas that are designed to be the ultimate cooperative challenge.

Competitive Missions
Multiple teams compete to control resource points and achieve strategic victory. Victors earn faction points for their alliance which will determine the control of towns and outposts.

Alliance Battles
Alliance Battles are large-scale, strategic PvP battles that allow factions to conquer new territory.

and the following new contents:

-A total of 300 new skills, including 90 new elite skills, for the two new Factions professions and the six core professions from Guild Wars

-More than 50 new locales, including story missions, combat arenas, and explorable areas

-More than 100 new creatures

-New guild halls

-New faces, hair styles, and armor sets for both Factions and the core professions

-New pets

-Hundreds of new weapons and items

Guild Wars: Faction is locally distributed by Asian Media Development Group

I can't wait to buy this game for only P2595