Category Odd

The Internet is for sale

Do you have a spare P350,000? The Internet, apparently, is for sale for that amount. I regularly read the classified ads section of Sun.Star Cebu, the paper I work for. At any given day, you’d have people selling anything from…

Fatal song

Supreme Court Associate Justice Renato Corona warned judges over the weekend not to sing Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” in karaoke bars. The song has been blamed for a lot of karaoke-related killings in the Philippines. Corona made the statement when…

Deferred success my gluteus maximus

An association of teachers had considered a proposal to use “deferred success” as euphemism for “fail.” According to the Global Language Monitor: “The Professional Association of Teachers in the UK considered a proposal to replace any notion of failure with…

Weasley clock for muggles

If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter series, you’d be familiar with the wall clock used by the Weasley family. It doesn’t tell the time but location of members of the Weasley family. I don’t know how true this…

Ouch

Shades of Lorena Bobbit. From Sun.Star Cebu today: Tired of her husband’s womanizing, a woman in Lapu-Lapu City cut his penis while he was sleeping Monday morning in Barangay Lo-ok, Lapu-Lapu City. Ronald Armada Pino, 26, was brought to the…