Sunday, February 20, 2011

Detroit to Erect A Life Size Robocop



It started first as a tweet to the mayor of Detroit, Mayor Dave Bing, that a statue of Robocop is needed to represent the city.


Read the what happened next after the jump.

Mayor Dave Bing responded that there are no plans of building a statue for the said movie icon.



But that didn't stop the citizens of Detroit, instead, they formed an independent group in Kickstarter (all thanks to Imagination Station Detroit), a Facebook page was also created, which all campaigned for the erection of the Robocop statue.

As of press time, $60,147 were accumulated from the $50,000 original plan. An amazing 2,196 backers had already given their pledges and Fred Barton Productions, the company behind the production of the original Robocop movie, will donate materials for the 1:1 scale model.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Azkals won over the Blue Wolves 2-0

The Philippine team Azkals won a 2-0 game over their first opponent The Mongolian Blue Wolves. Details after the jump

With the help of Emil Caligdong's goal in the 42nd minute of the first half and the finishing goal of the crowd favorite, Philip Younghusband in the remaining 92 minutes, gave the Azkals their first victory on the AFC Challenge Cup that was held at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.

And yes I'm blogging about sports now. STFO.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

The Big Bad Blogger and Whistleblower


Last month, Inquirer.net contributor Margaux Salcedo wrote an article about a "Big Bad Blogger" which sparked a buzz all over the blogverse (Read the complete story here). A lot of bloggers condemned BBB (Big Bad Blogger) for his/her horrendous acts and wanted to know his/her identity.

Due to the secrecy of the BBB's identity, a lot of bloggers were falsely accused. Some people, due to their prejudice nature, thought that most of the bloggers were money hungry, attention seeking, blackmailing individuals, which really affected the innocent bloggers out there who started from blogging as a hobby and eventually turned into a profit gaining job.

Yesterday, Margaux Salcedo posted another article stating that the BBB should be remained anonymous (Read the full article here). It may have concluded the issue of the BBB (or rather, prematurely ended), but did it resolved the problem it created? What can be done in order to protect the innocent bloggers and the wrongfully accused?

I have nothing against Margaux Salcedo but I think a clear explanation or an apology is needed to help the innocent who were affected by this issue.