Thursday, November 25, 2004

Recipe For Disaster

It's really surprising what's in the papers these days.
Boracay Cafe

1 bottle Tanduay Rum 5 years, 375 mL
1 can condensed milk, 168 mL
1 sachet coffee, 2 grams

Mix all ingredients in a pitcher. Add ice cubes and shake well. Serve.
"Sounds like a spiked frappé," someone said. I've had some crazy drinks, and this one ranks right up there.

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Ah, Men

I hate to shop. So while friends picked out silver jewelry earlier, I huddled with the other males in the store and watched WWE Raw on TV. The ladies were engrossed. So were we.

Useless Information For The Day

Cigarette paper burns at 451° Fahrenheit, or 233° Celsius.

Friday, November 12, 2004

Blogging Is Dangerous To Your Health

My previous post about Mark Cuban warned against the possibility that people we write negatively about would read what's on our blogs and then fine or sue us.

But when Aurie sent a link to a blogger whom the U.S. Secret Service visited for posting a satirical post about George Dubya, I realized the stakes are much, much higher. All of a sudden blogging is a hazardous activity.

Is it coincidence that I'm pages into George Orwell's 1984 at the moment?

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Bloggers Beware

The NBA fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban an undisclosed amount over this blog post regarding Opening Night of the 2004-05 season:
I won’t say what i really think about the genius that started the season on election day since it’s probably the same person that started the season on Halloween in previous years. There’s only a presidential election 1x every 4 years. We start on that day. Genius. Let’s see, which are going to get more highlights and press coverage Nov 3rd. The kickoff of the NBA season or the election. The NBA has a great idea to feature “Premiere Week” and we start it on Election Night. Brilliant. It’s had an impact on us. We sold out our pre season home games, but we still have plenty of seats left for the home opener and also for the first couple games of the year.
I bet the fine didn't bother Cuban. He's a billionaire, and has paid more than a million dollars in fines since buying the Mavs in 2000.

But this should remind us to think twice about before we post in our blogs. You never know who will read it. It's not like everyone can appreciate sarcasm.

Tuesday, November 9, 2004

Discovery

Tired of Pilates, Tae Bo or weight training? Why not exercise using a Playstation? You got that right, a Playstation. But you have to jazz it up some. Instead of using a regular controller, use a dance pad to play fighting games like Tekken. You'll get a aero/cardio workout that'll sink all workouts. And save on gym fees. Getting fit has never been this enjoyable. It's even more fun if you go head-to-head with another player. I speak from experience.

Monday, November 8, 2004

Point-Blank

Earlier this afternoon:
Little Boy: Nagsisigarilyo ka ba?
Not-So-Little Boy: Minsan.
Little Boy: Mamamatay ka.