Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hitler Finds Out About Christopher Lao

Unless you've been living under a rock this past week, you must've heard about law graduate Christopher Lao's misadventure, which, unfortunately, was caught on tape by a TV news crew. And thanks to one of his law school blockmates, we now know that Lao actually had strong reasons for throwing caution to the wind and braving that flooded street.

After enduring days of being hammered on the Interwebs for his on-camera actions, Lao issued an official statement wherein he said "sorry and thank you to people who matter." It was a well-crafted statement (with a Filipino translation), although the apology didn't resonate with me because Lao did not identify what was it about his behavior that he needed to apologize for.

For your delectation and delight here's a Christopher Lao-themed subtitle spoof of the movie Downfall. I wouldn't be surprised if this was made by someone with ties to UP.

It's the first time I laughed this hard at a Filipino-made version of the Downfall meme since "Hitler Galit sa San Beda" from way back in 2008.

[Hat tip to M. Tan on FB.]

[8 August 2011, 10:30 PM Edit]

GMA News Online has posted the full 24 Oras news item (complete with transcripts) containing the interview with Lao.

[14 October 2011 Edit]

Lao has a commercial out that parodies the original news clip. Well played, sir,very well played.

[8 November 2011]

Lao sat down for a lengthy interview with I guess he's really a celebrity now.

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