Bill Gates hires a new chairman

Tue, 11/20/2007 - 00:00

Bill Gates organized an enormous session to recruit a new Chairman for Microsoft Europe.

Exactly 5,000 candidates assembled in a large room. One candidate is
MARIO DIMACULANGAN.

Bill Gates: Thank you for coming. Those who do not know JAVA may leave.

Two thousand people leave the room.

Mario says to himself, "I do not know JAVA but I have nothing to lose if I stay. I'll give it a try."

Making the parflays dance

Thu, 04/26/2007 - 00:00

The audience applauds as the music starts, and into the spotlight dances a curvaceous young woman. Then she starts singing."Keys me", she warbles. "Silvimousse is barkley ... make the parflays dance." Or that's what it sounded like to someone who made a video clip of the performance and provided subtitles. The actual lyrics are: "Kiss me, the silver moon's sparkling ... make the fireflies dance."

Runner's guide

Tue, 04/10/2007 - 08:00
How To Win An Election

How to Win an Election: Lessons from the Experts, edited by Chay Florentino-Hofileña, Ateneo School of Government-Center for Social Policy, 2006.

by Alan Robles

Let's say you're a young, honest and earnest professional who's had it with the state of Philippine politics and wants to take action. Specifically, you want to run for office on a clearly-spelled out, issues-oriented, non-traditional, reformist platform. And furthermore, you intend to run a cleanly-financed campaign free of sleaze, patronage and graft.

Schoolbooks from hell

Mon, 04/09/2007 - 00:00

There were 15 Roman emperors in all of history. Jews are often discriminated against because of their traditions, such as killing Germans, and fish breathe through lungs. These are just a few examples of the fascinating assertions in Philippine school textbooks - things you have probably never heard before, and for good reason: they are terribly, stupidly wrong.

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