Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Why Robin Williams Sang in the 2000 Oscars

I will only post on a cliche topic when I can bring something unique. So far in 36 hours no one I know said this. Here is Robin Williams in the Oscars that was dominated by American Beauty performing Blame Canada. He was not in the South Park movie. Why was he there then?? Because the original singer of the song Mary Kay Bergman who was brilliant with comical voices killed herself about 4 months earlier. As far as voices is concerned a female Robin Williams. Parallels eerie. At least for me.

Ed


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjoNucs20Vw



Thursday, July 3, 2014

Writing A Business Story



 What you see below amounts to an audition for The Manila Times. Yes I do my fun pieces and my rants here and elsewhere but I have not had this mindset in writing since working at the high school newspaper. Those numbers are real from the PSE website and that quote is real. Who knows I may have a few more in me? Speaking of karmic justice, I hope to be a recipient in this life after doing a lot of this in a previous life.



 Ed


PSE's Bouncing Trend Continues Into July

As of midday July 3 2014, the PSE's performance seems to be still taking its cue from June. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) closed up 43.70 points, or  .64 percent higher at 6,894.30, while the wider all shares added 24.57 points, or 0.60 percent to finish Wednesday’s morning session at 4,129.06.

Ali Yu, President of brokerage R.S. Lim and Company said that the trend of bouncing between 6500 and 6900 has been going on for a while. Traders have been treating 6900 as a sign to get out. However if the market breaks through 6500 with volume "all bets are off". Yu added that that the political mood can affect trading in the coming weeks. He specifically mentioned karmic law seems to be working its way to our local scene. What was being done to the former president seems to be finding its way to the current president. 

 All  the sectoral indices paused in   positive territory  at  the midday break. Lead by the property index   advancing 29.33 points or 1.13 percent to   2,618.68. Followed by the financial sector rising by 13.17 points or 0.80 percent to    1,659.26.  Industrials climbed by 56.09 points or 0.54 percent to    10,408.87         .  Mining and Oil is up 76.79 or .47 percent to 16,591.68.  Holding Firms up 28.83 points or 0.46 percent to 6,266.50. Services sector up 8.62 points or 0.42 percent to  2,060.31.

Total volume at the break is 746,306,935 shares coming from 19,336 transactions for a total value of 2,979,599,115.00 pesos. Number of advancers double the number of the decliners 113 to 57 while 43 stocks remain unchanged. 

Stocks seeing the most trading in the morning were Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co., ending up  0.34 percent at P2,988.00;  Universal Robina Corp., up 1.31 percent at P155.90; Bank Of The Philippine Islands., up 1.60  percent at P95 ; Alliance Global Group, Inc., down .25 percent at P29.10.  Finally Metropolitan Bank., up 1.25 percent at P89.40.

 On Thursday , the PSEi closed the morning session  up 43.70 points, or  .64 percent higher at 6,894.30, . The wider all shares added 24.57 points, or 0.60 percent to finish Wednesday’s morning session at 4,129.06.


Edward Lopez

Friday, June 27, 2014

Comic Geek Problems





Very well circulated picture. But it is wrong. Superman could always fly as in up up and away. The Hulk can not fly, just makes mega jumps. Wonder Woman has the ability to ride the air currents.  So essentially the difference between Superman flying and Wonder Woman is like comparing a Cessna to a glider. She can't go up up and away. Therefore making this elevator picture totally false. Aren't you glad you know that now? 

Ed

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ejercito Family Convention





Since Jinggoy has been all the news I was reminded of a story I read 14 years ago. I tried to find it using Google and alas no where to be seen. I was prepared to type it from memory then luckily it was sent to the email that I had back then. Here it is in all it's glory. 

 Ed 



  3,000 Ejercitos meet in Erap's residence in Greenhills for a "Ejercitos Are Not Stupid" Convention. President Erap says, "We are all here today to prove to the world that the clan of Ejercitos are not stupid. Can I have a volunteer?" Jinggoy gingerly works his way through the crowd and steps up to the stage. Erap asks him, "What is 15 plus 15?" After 15 or 20 seconds Jinggoy says, "Eighteen!! Obviously everyone is a little disappointed.Then 3,000 Ejercitos start cheering, 

"Give him another chance! Give him another chance!" 

 Erap says, "Well since we've gone to the trouble of getting 3,000 of you in one place and we have the world-wide press and global broadcast media here, gee, uh, I guess we can give him another chance." So he asks, "What is 5 plus 5?" After nearly 30 seconds Jinggoy eventually says, "Ninety?" Erap is quite perplexed, looks down and just lets out a dejected sigh-everyone is disheartened - Jinggoy starts crying and the 3,000 Ejercitos begin to yell and wave their hands shouting,

 "GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE! GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE!" 


 Erap , unsure whether or not he is doing more harm than damage, eventually says, "Ok! Ok! Just one more chance-- What is 2 plus 2?" Jinggoy closes his eyes, and after a whole minute eventually says, "Four?". Throughout the stadium pandemonium breaks out as all 3,000 Ejercitos jump to their feet, wave their arms, stomp their feet and scream...

 "GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE! GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE!"

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Motorino Pizza Now In Makati

This had a life span of about twenty minutes. And I was by myself. 






I enjoy writing but not about food. I usually just destroy anything in my path as long as it is not fruit or pork. I finished that anchovy pizza pictured above by myself. Yes, fold it as they recommend. 

Others who will give you a more rounded observation on the place:


 

When you get there, mention my name and prepare to get puzzled looks.

Ed

Saturday, February 15, 2014

It Is WE not ME




They are still trying to figure out how to do it consistently together. They are at that age when someone says  "be aggressive!" they hear  that "go for my shot!". The maturity of basketball comes when you understand  the we of the game over the me of the game. It does not mean you are always looking to score but you are trying for our score instead of my score. Not my shot but our shot. The teams that get that are the ones that cut down banners.

Jay Bilas on ESPN SVP and Russillo radio show Feb 14 2014


I feel  totally great that I wrote this.

Ed

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

For What It's Worth




I have been playing Call of Duty Black Ops II for three weeks now. The one player campaign and the online Multiplayer. The other night I played against and with three players with the same clantag [pnoy]. That would be the coolest thing if those three players were Noynoy, Josh and Bimby.

Ed