iGMA.tvPlease visit iGMA.tv. I just finished copying the files to the live server directory, so if you're reading in the morning, chances are you're among the first few people to visit the new site.
Yup... those are his readersBill Simmons is not only the best sportswriter on the Internet, he's also the only writer who may or may not have contributed to my breaking up with an ex-girlfriend (looong story). His latest mailbag is a classic:
RememberingManolo Quezon dedicates his column today to the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, "one of the most notorious of the Nazi concentration camps." He goes on to quote Martin Niemoeller, a German pastor, in a speech to the US Congress in 1968:
"When Hitler attacked the Jews I was not a Jew, therefore I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the Catholics, I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the unions and industrialists, I was not a member of the unions and I was not concerned. Then, Hitler attacked me and the Protestant church -- and there was nobody left to be concerned."
This statement should find a continuing resonance among us, even if an increasing number of Filipinos have never met a Jew, or read of Hitler, or experienced life during martial law. The politics of division and hate, of "us" against "them," that feeds on hatred and resentment of other people because of the color of their skin, the God they choose to worship, the politics they practice or the type of persons they choose to love, is one that found its most horrible expression in Germany but also bloodily attempted in Rwanda, the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, Vietnam, and, yes, the Philippines.
HipposIf you're the type who's into this kind of thing (and since you're reading my blog, you probably are), here's a fascinating story about how UC Berkely scientists have discovered fossils that affirm the relationship between hippos and legless aquatic mammals.
Proxy geek postThis is usually the type of thing that makes Mark cream his pants, but I guess he's busy tending to some other important stuff.
Work-related LSSLook at us
I wasn't on planning on posting, but this was shocking news...Tangina, wala na si Toni sa Eat Bulaga!!! ABS-CBN sucks, man...
Di mo na maalala, kung saan ka pupuntaIs it just me, or when you hear the Kjwan song Daliri, do you get the urge to take off your shirt and scream, "BASTUSAN NA!"
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The story so farSeptember 2004