Oct 28, 2011

Shokot House, sighted!


Charoterang sprikitik, umappear ka, vakler! Magpa-feel, magpa-sense, ditey sa baler!

It seems the we haven’t had enough of the Zombadings yet! Located in City Walk 2 in Eastwood City is the Zombadings Shokot House. Eastwood City’s annual horror house attraction for Halloween dons the Zombadings theme this year and the baler opens its doors to the public at night from October 21 to 31. And how much is the fee? As Eastwood City says, “100 pesos payola sa doorlalu fee.” Awaaaard!

Given that the movie is more a comedy than a horror film, I wonder if the house’s visitors would laugh more than they would scream? :-)

Oct 18, 2011

On Zachary Quinto and gay bullying

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So the big LGBT news this week is that actor Zachary Quinto (aka Sylar of Heroes and Spock in the Star Trek remake) nonchalantly came out as a gay man during an interview with New York magazine. I once blogged about his on-screen make-out session over two years ago, and who would’ve thought that Zach would admit to actually being gay? Zach being one of us seems pretty funny in the light of the popular bromance between Spock and Kirk in Star Trek and which spawned an entire subgenre of fan fiction called slash fiction. And that now makes 2 prominent actors in the Star Trek universe who are gay (the first one is George Takei who played Hikaru Sulu in the original series).

Slash fiction aside, the reason Zachary came out as he stated in his blog was because a 14-year old kid from New York named Jamey Rodemeyer committed suicide last month after experiencing relentless gay bullying from his peers. His death was actually even more tragic since Jamey himself posted his own It Gets Better Project video on YouTube a few months prior to his death. It seems that an online project that was started precisely to help inspire and to prevent young men and women from committing suicide because of gay bullying was not enough to help Jamey. Unfortunately, it didn’t get better for this poor kid. :-(

This just highlights the fact that the LGBT community still has a lot of problems. Things are definitely better than now than it was 10 years ago, but we still have a long way to go especially here in the Philippines where we are still facing discrimination, and battling our HIV epidemic and its associated stigma.

Oct 15, 2011

The Tug Toner


Remember the tons of outrageous exercise machines that promise to give you a ripped body or washboard abs in just 7 minutes a day? Well, from the crazy minds over at the Jimmy Kimmel Live show come the Tug Toner. A guaranteed riot!

I love how they made this “exercise machine” unabashedly sexually suggestive. And yes, the ripped guys that appear on the “infomercial” are definitely the icing on the cake. Hehehe. :-)