A "statistically significant" number of Filipinos lack a gene that lets them detect satire, a new study claims.
Scientists at the prestigious Asian Research Institutes for Understanding Humor and Silly Walks (ARIUHSW) yesterday announced that many Filipinos apparently lack the Satire Gene (SG).
According to the institute's spokesperson Dr. Soon Tu Ve Hung, SG deficiency "prevents people from distinguishing the true from the ridiculous."
Seeing that journalism has lately become a focus of public interest, I feel it my duty as a practicing journalist to earnestly answer this specially prepared, long and comprehensive list of utterly bogus random questions about my profession:
1. What's so special about being a journalist?
For one thing, it allows a writer (like me) to use the plural pronoun and morph into the dreaded "Editorial We"
2. What's so special about this "we" thing?