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A needle in a haystack. Amazing.
So she jumped into the animal’s forbidden enclosure.
And oh how she paid for her profound incredulity.
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From April 4th to 12th, the rest of the world sans the Philippines revels in an annual series of parties in celebration of humanity’s achievements in space exploration. Dubbed Yuri’s Night – named after Yuri Gagarin, the first man on space – people from across continents come together to celebrate the human race’s past and future in outer space. The World Party Space happens from San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina to Novosibirsk in Russia, but not in this archipelago by the Pacific which subsists on old terrestrial truths.
It’s the ultimate spot to see and be seen. And pee on the dance floor for all the world to see. Ultra-exclusive Embassy in pretentious The Fort is a hotbed of bejeweled socialites, well-toned models, rich bratty kids, and all else trying real hard to keep up with the Joneses. Setting foot in this place is as good as selling your soul to the devil, and it’s only worth as much as the drugged piss of this female pig.
Nothing worth noting, but something to be curious about: In its most recent survey of Asia’s most corrupt economies, the Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC) has tagged Indonesia and Thailand as Asia’s most corrupt, replacing last year’s cellar-dweller the Philippines. In fact, the survey says RP has made considerable strides in combating corruption in its own territory, adding that “the actual level of corruption is not as bad as it is often portrayed.” From being last year’s worst performer, RP has managed to clinch numerous notches up the ladder, garnering a grade better than Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, India, and Vietnam, but still not nearly as good as Malaysia, Taiwan, China, Macau, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Of course eradicating the “culture of corruption” is not an overnight task, but for what it’s worth, this bit of news is (hopefully) a tiny step toward the right direction.
So along with Gengis Khan, Marcus Licinius Crannus, Empress Dowager Cixi, and William Vanderbilt, among other notorious figures, Imelda Romualdez Marcos clinched a spot in Newsweek’s 11 Greediest People of All Time. There were few factual details cited in the weekly’s feature, but overall, the list seemed to have been created based solely on notoriety and infamy. No matter what you think of Imelda, tagging her as the greediest of all time seems a bit of a stretch. Her shoes, to begin with, don’t even measure to the Wall Street bankers whose immense level of greediness has triggered not just the worst global economic crisis post-WWII, but are also at fault for the hundreds of thousands of jobs lost across the globe and the lives ruined as a consequence. Newsweek is lucky Gengis Khan is already dead. Otherwise its editors would have had a taste of the Mongol leader’s sword, if not slapped with a multi-million dollar libel and defamation suit.
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From Waverly Films, a violent and funny exploraton of the various way to get hurt for overzealousness.