By Raïssa Robles
Last night, my hubby Alan called my attention to a poster and a video he saw on the Internet.
Let me tell you, Alan has this amazing way of looking into the nooks and crannies of the Web and finding fascinating stuff. I have learned a lot from the techniques he has taught me.
Anyway, the poster and the video he showed me made me laugh.
And so I thought of sharing both with you today.
First, the poster
I have received a lot of comments and tweets ever since I’ve started writing about Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona. Many are encouraging. But some are downright offensive and nasty. One is even slightly threatening.
I have been accused of being part of a Yelllow Army.
Those who say that, to my mind, don’t really know what the role of the press IS in a democratic society. I go by the saying that the role of the press is to comfort the oppressed and to afflict the comfortable.
The Corona case is one of the most politically high-profile cases since 1946. Any journalist worth his or her salt has to write about it. But in a way that enlightens. I am trying to do that.
Like many Filipinos I am ready and eager to hear CJ Corona out. If he really has nothing to hide he should go before FOCAP (the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines).
Meanwhile, to my critics this poster that Alan found is my answer to you at the moment –
Alan found this poster here. MY THANKS to whoever made it.
And now for something completely different.
It’s more fun to watch PH traffic cops
Oftentimes, many people go about their jobs in a Sad Sack way. Shakespeare captured the essence of the futility of life by making the character Macbeth say the following words:
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
However, this Filipino traffic enforcer in Cubao, Quezon City contradicts Macbeth’s view of reality. He knows he won’t be paid more for his extra effort but he still does it for the joy of it.
Alan first found this in an American site.
Now, thanks to YouTube, the world is his stage.