Imbak para sa Mayo, 2012

A Legend Passes

Posted in Gulo ng buhay with tags , , , , , , on Mayo 9, 2012 by Blue Dela Kanluran

Maurice Sendak, widely considered the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, who wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery and plunged it into the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche, died on Tuesday in Danbury, Conn. He was 83.

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Babies bring down economy

Posted in Gulo ng buhay with tags , , , , , , , on Mayo 8, 2012 by Blue Dela Kanluran

More wood for the claim that there are still too many babies born per household in the Philippines. Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University shares his views on why despite the seemingly continuous upswings of the Philippine economy its real life effects are yet to be felt by…well anyone.

“Fertility rates are “too high” and something should be done to bring down the number of babies born per household to an average of two instead of the current three to promote economic growth and achieve “social inclusion,”

“The Philippines of course is a very complicated country, very diverse; it’s an archipelago. It’s very crowded. The population has increased more than four times since 1950. The fertility rates remain quite high in this country, I think too high, actually, because most places that have really made the breakthrough — sustained economic growth, more social inclusion — had their fertility rates coming down voluntarily to the replacement level, two children per household,”

“In the Philippines, [fertility is] still on average about three and it’s much higher in rural areas, of course. This is very hard for this archipelago,”

“The world should aim to stabilize the population within the next 30 years. We’re a very crowded planet. Rapid population growth in this era of environmental troubles creates big problems — lots of poverty, lots of marginalization, lots of environmental stress,”

“Resiliency [is] going to become more and more central because the climate is becoming more dangerous and more unsustainable. So, climate change from the point of view of the Philippines is not a small matter, it’s a very large matter,”

“The phrase sustainable development is the summary of what needs to be done, and I think the world will adopt sustainable development goals … Everybody is coming to understand GNP (gross national product) is not enough, it doesn’t really summarize very well what society needs to do. It doesn’t capture the environmental side, it doesn’t capture the inequalities. Therefore, keeping sustainable development is the challenge. It will not only reorient policies but it will also reorient the way we measure things,”

“On the positive side, it’s good to be in the dynamic part of the world. The North Atlantic right now is in crisis. It grows slowly, unemployment is high; whereas in the Philippines, the Asian developing countries are the fastest-growing region in the world … [A]ll the benefits of rapid technological improvement and lots of market opportunities, a lot of dynamism and shifts of production, [are] within this region. So, a country that really makes a determined effort to be competitive in Asia can have very big results,”

The full story can be read at business world online

http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=TopStory&title=Philippines-%E2%80%98very-complicated,%E2%80%99-Sachs-says&id=51248

Avengers Lyrics

Posted in Gulo ng buhay with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on Mayo 7, 2012 by Blue Dela Kanluran

Ok we all know by now who and what and how cool the Avengers are. But most people still don’t know that they were so cool that each of them had their own theme song. Here are the lyrics.

Captain America:

When Captain America throws his mighty shield,

All those who chose to oppose his shield must yield.

If he’s led to a fight and a duel is due,

Then the red and white and the blue’ll come through

When Captain America throws his mighty shield.

Iron Man:

Tony Stark makes you feelHe’s a cool exec with a heart of steel.

As Iron Man, all jets ablaze,

He’s fighting and smiting with repulsor rays!

Amazing armor! That’s Iron Man!

A blazing power! That’s Iron Man!

Thor:
’Cross the Rainbow Bridge of Asgard,Where the booming heavens roar,

You’ll behold in breathless wonder,

The God of Thunder, Mighty Thor!

Hulk:
Doc Bruce Banner,
Belted by gamma rays,
Turned into the Hulk.
Ain’t he unglamor-ous!

Wreckin’ the town
With the power of a bull,

Ain’t no monster clown
Who is as lovable.

As ever-lovin’ Hulk! HULK!! HULK!!”

With some special additions
Spiderman:
Spider-man, Spider-man, does whatever a spider can.
Spins a web, any size, catches thieves just like flies.
Look Out! Here comes the Spider-man.
Is he strong? Listen bud, he’s got radioactive blood.
Can he swing from a thread? Take a look overhead.
Hey, there. There goes the Spider-man.

In the chill of night, at the scene of a crime.
Like a streak of light, he arrives just in time.

Spider-man, Spider-man, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man.
Wealth and fame? He’s ignored. Action is his reward.
To him, life is a great big bang up,
Whenever there’s a hang up,
You’ll find the Spider-man.

Batgirl:
Batgirrrl, Batgirl! Batgirrrl, Batgirl!Where do you come from, where do you go?

What is your scene, baby, we just gotta know.

Batgirrrl, Batgirl! Batgirrrl, Batgirl!

Are you a chick who fell in from outer space?

Or are you real with a tender warm embrace?

Yeaaaaah, whose baby are you? Batgirrrl, Batgirl!

Yeaaaaah, whose baby are you? Batgirl!

Submariner:
Stronger than a whale,He can swim anywhere.

He can breathe under water

And go flying through the air.

The Noble Sub-Mariner

Prince of the Deep

So, beware you deadly demons…

Lord Namor of Atlantis is the Prince of the Deep.

Marvel Mighty Marching Society Song:
Stand a little straighter. Walk a little prouder. Be an innovator. Clap a little louder.
Grow forever greater. We can show you how to. Where will you be then?
You belong, you belong, you belong, you belong to the Merry Marvel Marching Society.
March along, march along, march along to the song of the Merry Marvel Marching Society.
If you growl, if you groan with a down sour outlook, if you howl, if you moan, you can lose your sour grout
by keeping trim and in step with the vim and the pep of the Merry Marvel Marching Society.

Be an early riser. Strive to be ambitious. Speak a little wiser. Try to be judicious.
Be a good advisor, never ever vicious. Where will you be then?

Face front… Lift your head… You’re on the winning team… ’NUFF SAID!
You belong, you belong, you belong, you belong to the Merry Marvel Marching Society.
March along, march along, march along to the song of the Merry Marvel Marching Society.
If you growl, if you groan, and your star is nearly zero, do not howl, do not moan, you can be a superhero,
marching right along to the fighting song of the Merry Marvel Marching Society.

Very Weary

Posted in Gulo ng buhay on Mayo 5, 2012 by Blue Dela Kanluran

I saw a cockroach today.
I normally don’t see roaches in my home.
For unlike most of you
I actually like my house
and make every effort to clean it regularly.

So you can imagine the rising disgust within me
when I spotted that vile, hairy abomination
skittering about across my clean white tile floor.

I almost ralphed at the sight of it
zipping under the chairs and over the rug.
I grabbed a dumbell and chased it across the house.
It was fast,
But I was bigger
(not to mention more brutal)

I smashed it head on
with one end of the weight
again
and again
and again
and again
until the floor tiles cracked and splintered

I didn’t stop until I actually felt a cramp in my shoulder.
I dropped the dumbell and went upstairs.
Applying Salonpas to my joint I went about my business.

Only after hours did it occur to me
that I forgot to feed the fish.
So when I went down you can imagine my shock
when a ten foot beetle stood in front of me.

“So you like crushing bugs eh?” It said.
“Let’s see you take me on!” it howled.
As it lunged its hairy legs
I grabbed the dumbell once again
and smashed it atop the monsters head.

It was stunned but I didn’t let up.
I kept on hitting it until it fell down.
But still I didn’t stop.
I crushed it until its head was nothing but mulch.

I went outside and dragged the filthy carcass with me
and threw the disgusting wretch away.
I went inside again and was shocked once more to see
a troupe of ants, come to greet me.

By then I was very out of breathe
and didn’t have much strength
Fuck it, what the hell
I opened my arms as the ants swramed around to eat me.