Ednaswap - Torn (The Original Version)



When I was in high school and MTV Asia was still young, I would ardently watch the channel.

Back then, MTV’s shows aren’t that many. Sure I was a fan of Aeon Flux, Beavis and Butthead, Darla, and Celebrity Deathmatch but the shows I mostly check out were Most Wanted, MTV Select, and MTV Classic. I would give up on this addiction during the resurgence of Pinoy OPM Bandmania.

One of the MTV’s I remembered during “my” era is Torn. When I was in high school I would stare at my telly to catch Natalie Imbruglia’s MTV. I was a fan of Natalie Imbruglia growing up. I bought her Left in the Middle album and I would listen to it on my walkman until my battery runs out. I like the smooth vibe of the song and until now it’s one of my favourite songs ever.

You can check out that MTV by clicking this link.

Because of this song Natalie Imbruglia became an international star. Hell, I would even support her Johnny English movie where she played the pseudo-Bond Girl of Rowan Atkinson.

But did you know Natalie Imbrugia just covered the song?




Back in 1995, there is this band called Ednaswap who made Torn the second single of their debut album, Ednaswap. The song was written by Scott Cutler, Anne Preven, and Phil Thornalley. Cutler also worked on Beyonce’s Dreamgirls song Listen while Preven has worked with a lot of pop stars including Charice Pempengco’s Nobody’s Singin’ To Me. The song is dark in tone and delivery, which seriously differs from Natalie’s pop-ish feel. The electric guitars have this harsh, underground feel and there is no breakdown.

Unlike the Natalie cover, the original indeed sounds as if the female vocalist just got raped.




The California-based alternative rock band failed to capture musical acclaim that Natalie Imbruglia got but at least their music got international airplay. In their six years of existence, the best album they produced was reviewed as The Sex Pistols, Mick Ronson, Led Zeppelin, and Jimi Hendrix inside a working blender.

In some ways, that is good.

Unfortunately, almost every other alternative band in the 90’s was positioned as such.

To end this, I was about to put this Youtube clip where Natalie Imbruglia is sharing the stage with a mime.

Instead this is Porn, a parody of the “Torn” song.




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Philippines Azkals 1 - Sri Lanka Brave Reds 1




Live from the Sugathadasa Stadium in Sri Lanka, the Philippine Azkals are hoping to advance to the next round by subduing the Brave Reds of Sri Lanka.

Here are fun facts from the stadium:

First, it’s originally a rugby field.

And secondly, there are a lot of black birds nesting in the field?  

Come halftime, the Sri Lankans lead 1-nil after a goal from Chatura Gunarathna at the 40th minute. Before the goal, Nate Burkey just subbed for the ailing Phil Younghusband. Phil had three attempts and all of them weren’t on target. Angel Guirado, Stephan Schrock, and James Younghusband were fighting dear for possession. Aly and James scored yellow cards in the process.

By the way, it’s funny that Studio 23 hired Sri Lankan Ronnie Nathanielsz to call the action. His blood might be Sri Lankan but his heart is definitely Pinoy.

I suddenly wondered if Ronnie can still speak their language fluently.

Hmmm...

Four minutes later, forward Chieffy Caligdong misses a free kick but new guy Burkey comes in for the putback to even up the score at 1-all. All of a sudden, the Azkals are getting more stops and more possessions. Neil Etheridge halted a Sri Lankan goal and although the Caligdong goal attempt was stopped, the Azkals are making sure to bounce back from their abysmal first half.

Borromeo gets a yellow card no thanks to his aggressive defense but at least there’s life streaming in our veins. Defense has always been our bread and butter and offense has been our problem. The entry of Guirado to the team is great though. He reminds me of Shingo from the Captain Tsubasa anime. He almost scored at the 65th and 69th minutes but that was all for naught. Guirado tried to score to at the 87th minute but the shot was wide.

The Azkals had a monumental scare when their defense was useless when a Brave Red rushed to their goal. Luckily Neil Etheridge was there to stop the goal from ever happening. After a bunch of attempts, three injured Sri Lankan players, and less than three minutes of extended play, the game ended with one point apiece.

Hopefully we can do better in our turf. My assessment is that our somewhat tolerable offensive patterns are still bugging us. Our chemistry is also an issue. Sure, we saw a bunch of new blood in Schrock, Guirado, Burkey, and Paul Mulders but whenever a batch of new blood fuse with the old, some plays become messed up. Anyway, the team has until Sunday to work out the kinks. All we know is that Sri Lanka is not that strong but will not go without a fight. Their defensive patterns have holes and the Azkals needs to exploit it. They need to properly time their passes and shots because guys like Caligdong and Phil Younghusband had a bunch of tries that went straight to the Sri Lankan goalie because most of their shots are in his reach. There were a lot of plays that could have worked but they didn’t because the Azkal midfielders are kicking the ball forward to merely advance the ball than kicking the ball forward to properly pass it to their teammate.

They also need to stop guys like Schrock, Aly Borromeo, and James Younghusband from getting a yellow card because they are too important to get sidelined. The Azkals had more corners but they also had more offsides and fouls. The home goal is a good thing but giving the Brave Reds two goals would spell out doom. The winner of this match will be a step away from representing the continent at the FIFA World Cup.

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Rob Zombie's Detergent Commercial

Stains beware! 


Rob Zombie made a bold move to direct a commercial. This is his first time to do a TVC and the Woolite team got this wonderful concept to make use of Rob Zombie’s talent.




Who clothes can be this fucked up?

Manuel Edralin recommended this clip.

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Sydrified Unblogs NCAA



I have this online gig where I post a bunch of sentences to make me look intelligent in the world of sports.

Check an article I did by CLICKING THIS LINK!

The article talks about NCAA Season 87. I did a short preview on the teams I think will have a better chance in winning the NCAA title this season.

I’m also going to try to write another NCAA article or a UAAP Power Rankings at www.hoops.blink.ph and at this site.

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CM Punk's Awesome Promo



The Rock. Stone Cold Steve Austin. Shawn Michaels. Bret Hart. Mick Foley. Ric Flair. Triple H.

And then there’s CM Punk.

Best... WWE... promo... in years!

According to the storyline, CM Punk’s contract will expire on the Money in the Bank PPV and CM Punk will win the title against John Cena so that he can go out with a bang. To make this work, they are letting CM Punk have careless disregard with his WWE life since it will fade in less than three weeks.

Just check out the promo uploaded in Youtube by theWWEfanshow.




To make this legitimate, WWE suspended CM Punk indefinitely. This feud suddenly got mainstream attention especially since he touched a lot of taboo statements just like what Joey Styles did when he left Raw for WWE’s version of ECW and Paul Heyman during the first ECW One Night Stand.

And the most awesome thing of all?

Punk did the worked shoot in the Indian sit position!

How cool is that!

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Statmonkey of the Day - June 26, 2011 (Devance)



STATMONKEY OF THE DAY
PBA GOVERNOR’S CUP
JUNE 26, 2011


Joe Devance and the rest of the B-Meg Llamados dominated the Meralco Bolts, 104 to 92. Meanwhile, JDV’s former teammate Sonny Thoss also had a great performance to give the Alaska Aces their second straight win versus the Air21 Express, 98 to 84.

Devance did more damage though.

That is why we cast him as Statmonkey of the Day.


TOP LOCAL
JOE DEVANCE / B-MEG
21 POINTS, 9 REBOUNDS, 5 ASSISTS, 1 STEAL, AND 1 BLOCK

TOP IMPORT: 
CHAMP OGUCHI / MERALCO
27 POINTS, 9 REBOUNDS, AND 4 ASSISTS

RUNNER-UPS:  
2 SOLOMON MERCADO / MERALCO
23 POINTS, 4 REBOUNDS, 9 ASSISTS
3 SONNY THOSS / ALASKA   
15 POINTS, 11 REBOUNDS, 4 ASSISTS, 1 STEAL, AND 1 BLOCK    
4 JAMES YAP / B-MEG
26 POINTS, 7 REBOUNDS, 2 STEALS, AND 1 BLOCK  
5 DANNY SEIGLE / AIR21
10 POINTS, 12 REBOUNDS, 4 ASSISTS, AND 3 BLOCKS

CONSIDERED:
Gabby Espinas contributed well in Meralco’s loss against the Llamados with 19 points and 16 rebounds.

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Statmonkey of the Day - June 25, 2011 (R. Reyes)



STATMONKEY OF THE DAY
PBA GOVERNOR’S CUP
JUNE 24, 2011


Larry Fonacier unleashed offensive dominance as the Talk N Text Tropang Texters barely made it against the Powerade Tigers, 89 to 85. Most of the Texters struggled offensively in the match, including Maurice Baker. Lucky for them, the Baby-Faced Assassin delivered.

In terms of overall stats though, Ryan Reyes proved outstanding.

And he is the Statmonkey of the Day!


TOP LOCAL
RYAN REYES / TALK N TEXT
10 POINTS, 7 REBOUNDS, 7 ASSISTS, 3 STEALS, AND 1 BLOCK 

TOP IMPORT: 
CHRIS PORTER / POWERADE
18 POINTS, 15 REBOUNDS, 2 ASSISTS, AND 3 STEALS

RUNNER-UPS:  
2 LARRY FONACIER / TALK N TEXT
27 POINTS, 4 REBOUNDS, AND 2 ASSISTS
3 ALI PEEK / TALK N TEXT  
14 POINTS, 9 REBOUNDS, AND 1 ASSIST   
4 JASON CASTRO / TALK N TEXT  
14 POINTS, 4 REBOUNDS, AND 4 ASSISTS
5 CELINO CRUZ / POWERADE  
8 POINTS, 1 REBOUND, 4 ASSISTS, AND 2 STEALS

CONSIDERED:
You can’t really take this away from Fonacier. The Digos, Davao crowd were up on their feet whenever Fonacier unleashes a cold-blooded triple. He was perfect in his first six tries and finished the game with an 8-of-11 clip.

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Darth L. Jackson



Chasing Amy’s Hooper X said that Darth Vader should have been a black man.

He was the ultimate “dark” alpha male in Star Wars but when it was revealed that he was nothing more than a scrawny old white man, Hooper found it disgusting.

Sure, James Earl Jones voiced the Dark Side Emperor awesomely but wouldn’t it be awesome to find a ghetto version of Darth Vader VO-ed by Samuel L. Jackson?




Hail to the Emperor, baby!

By the way, Jorge Cosgayon shared me this link.

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Bill and Ted’s Excellent Inception



Of all of Keanu Reeves’ flicks, his role as Ted Theodore Logan is the most riveting.

I mean the roles he did on Speed, Constantine, and the Matrix series are monotone! He has one look... and one sound. Being Neo is basically just like being on The Replacements.

Because he did Bill and Ted though, Keanu Reeves is still awesome.

If he makes Bill and Ted 3... that would be... radical!

* guitar riff *

While I was checking out You Tube, I saw this trailer mashup with Bill and Ted mixing it up with the Christopher Nolan suspense thriller, Inception.

It’s kind of bodacious.




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Statmonkey of the Day - June 24, 2011 (A. Santos)



STATMONKEY OF THE DAY
PBA GOVERNOR’S CUP
JUNE 24, 2011

Petron took a beating from Rain or Shine, 113 to 83. Arizona Reid again put in monster numbers as if to further ridicule the Blaze Boosters after they learned that Jay Washington has ended his season because of injury.

During the romp, Petron got big numbers from The Spiderman, Arwind Santos after grabbing a career best 27 rebounds.

He is the day’s Statmonkey.


TOP LOCAL
ARWIND SANTOS / PETRON
19 POINTS, 27 REBOUNDS, 2 ASSISTS, AND 2 BLOCKS

TOP IMPORT: 
ARIZONA REID / RAIN OR SHINE
34 POINTS, 21 REBOUNDS, AND 8 ASSISTS  

RUNNER-UPS:  
2 SOLOMON MERCADO / MERALCO
22 POINTS, 5 REBOUNDS, AND 5 ASSISTS  
3 NELBERT OMOLON / MERALCO   
6 POINTS, 14 REBOUNDS, 1 ASSIST, AND 2 STEALS   
4 ASI TAULAVA / MERALCO
11 POINTS, 13 REBOUNDS, AND 1 BLOCK
5 RONALD TUBID / GINEBRA
17 POINTS, 3 REBOUNDS, 1 ASSIST, AND 2 STEALS

CONSIDERED:
Mark Caguioa scored 25 points and 2 rebounds in Ginebra’s 97-81 win over Meralco.

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Statmonkey of the Day - June 22, 2011 (Seigle)

This is not related to the Statmonkey winner but this gangbang attempt is just funny. 


STATMONKEY OF THE DAY
PBA GOVERNOR’S CUP
JUNE 22, 2011

Danny Seigle is not a happy camper these days. While his old game is now back, Air21 is saddled by losses. Because Alpha Bangura is more of a scorer than a rebounder, the big guys in the roster needs to double duty for Alpha’s lacks. Their recent loss was a 91-109 romp against Powerade.

And because of what Dynamite Danny unleashed against the Powerade Tigers, he is the Statmonkey of the Day.

Meanwhile Jason Forte probably saved his spot in the Aces roster as he helped Alaska defeat B-Meg, 107-102.


TOP LOCAL
DANNY SEIGLE / AIR21
23 POINTS, 10 REBOUNDS, 1 ASSIST, AND 4 BLOCKS

TOP IMPORT: 
JASON FORTE / ALASKA
29 POINTS, 12 REBOUNDS, 4 ASSISTS, AND 2 BLOCKS

RUNNER-UPS:  
2 SONNY THOSS / ALASKA
20 POINTS, 10 REBOUNDS, 2 ASSISTS, AND 2 STEALS
3 SEAN ANTHONY / POWERADE   
21 POINTS, 9 REBOUNDS, 3 ASSISTS, AND 1 STEAL  
4 CELINO CRUZ / POWERADE  
18 POINTS, 3 REBOUNDS, 5 ASSISTS, AND 2 STEALS
5 ROGER YAP / BMEG
4 POINTS, 5 REBOUNDS, 8 ASSISTS, AND 4 STEALS

CONSIDERED:
Jai Reyes scored decent numbers against the Express with 14 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals.

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Lebron gets burned on the Bad Teacher trailer!



I am hoping to catch this movie whether on cinema or download. Hopefully I get to catch this on cinema because Cameron Diaz is great when doing perky roles, I am a fan of Justin Timberlake, and I need to have reason to watch a Jason Segel movie after that horrendous flick Gulliver’s Travels.

Have you seen the trailer of Bad Teacher? Cameron Diaz stars as a crappy teacher that had to straighten up to get money and get self-respect. It’s a comedy so hopefully it makes people laugh.

Anyway, there was a part of this trailer where Jason Segel fought with some kid when the kid said Lebron James is better than Michael Jordan.

How timely.

By the way, Jason Segel and whoever wrote this, concocted an awesome burn that should make Lebron giddy with anger.




Lebron will hate this film trailer if he finishes his career “ring-less”.

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Dogtards



A couple of years ago I had a small-time online gig where I scour the net for funny dog pictures, alter them a bit, put captions on them, and giving the image a mini-description. It was nice because it gave me extra cash. Fact is, it was a dumb gig and I was happy when the gig folded.

Anyway, I’m kind of shocked that the site still exists.


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Azkals hyped for Sri Lanka



I got a glimpse of the Azkals TV Special.

It’s a must-see if ever they replay it.

I got a lot of infos that you wouldn’t know unless you are an insider.

Baratoc Nuevo is basically the country’s supplier of pure breed football players. Chieffy Caligdong wears jersey #13 in homage to his brother. Chieffy is also an army man. He hails from Baratoc Nuevo, Ilo-Ilo just like Ian Araneta. Araneta plays forward for the squad and he is also an army man (Air Force). His dad is a former National Team member. Caligdong and Araneta are two of the most important pure breed stars in the squad.  

Of course, the team is filled with Fil-Foreigners. Phil Younghusband is the group’s most showbiz player whilst his brother James, is laid back. Both players though, are important ingredients for the team’s success. Both guys had stints with the English football team Chelsea. Aly Borromeo, the team’s captain, Neil Ehteridge, the team’s main goalkeeper, Anton del Rosario, Rob Gier, Roel Gener, Jason Sabio, Jason de Jong, and Spanish jumping bean Angel Guirado, are amongst the team’s top guns. Since football in the Philippines is relatively new, I doubt if the Fil-Foreigner influx will cause a lot of people to duplicate the events that transpired on the PBA Fil-Ams of the early 2000’s.

Because of the team’s popularity, the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium has been improved to suit for international standards. However, there’s a plan to make a bigger arena to suit more fans.

You see, you have to love the improvements caused by this current football outbreak. Because of this, the sport that best suit the Filipinos is getting the praise it needs. Also, basketball is more than ever stepping up. Sure, Smart-Gilas will have a tough time to claim an Olympic spot but with the ascension of football, basketball is bent to reclaim their fans. The PBA will always be there (although TV time is currently an issue) but for basketball to boom anew, the Smart-Gilas squad must become the best in Asia.  

The special is made to prime people of the Philippines versus Sri Lanka match. The only beef I have with the special is in the script, Dyan Castillejo VO-ed that the Azkals is an amateur team and no amateur has gotten the acclaim the team is having right now. First off, I hate the term amateur because they are saying it too loosely. I would rather have them use “national team” than “amateur” because the word amateur is also synonymous to “less than professional”.

Most if not all of the players in and out of the Azkals roster are playing for the local clubs as well as in other parts of the world.

Also, in case that people forgot, Onyok Velasco won a silver medal in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. While Anthony Villanueva won a silver in 1960, Onyok enjoyed it better because the gold hunt in 1996 was more pronounced than in 1960.  

Sri Lanka has been overtaken by the Azkals in the FIFA rankings but since they are the home team, expect them to get most of the breaks. This is why we need to contain them as quickly as possible for the hometown decision to lapse. We need to control the tempo at the get-go, execute our highly-touted defense, destroy all the distractions, and inflict serious damage with our offense.

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Men Apologizes to Women



Funny or Die’s Will Ferrell and Will Forte make a conscious effort to make amends for every man’s sins since the dawn of time.

In behalf of women everywhere... we are sorry.





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Kiai versus MMA




Vladimir Guarina shared me this link on Facebook.

I have no idea Kiai is but apparently it can kick people’s asses by aggressively shouting at the enemy. Perhaps this is where Ryu and Ken’s power originated but I think these people believe that Hadoken exists in real life.

Good for them.




It looks kinda fruity but with the way the master describes the combat art, it looks solid enough for people to care for it. Still, it’s hard to understand why people with brute strength could lose because a guy merely shouts “KIAI” at them.

Still I wouldn’t beat this concept up like the ones that developed this are nuts. I remember when I was playing Counterstrike. I would shout like a gay guy that saw a topless pic of a random hot person each time I engage with an enemy. The results often vary but there were times that shouting like a moron dictated the outcome of that duel.

Here is a clip of a Kiai master going head-to-head against an actual MMA fighter in front of spectators and his students.

This will not end great for one of them and with the way I described Kiai, I think the winner isn’t a shocker.




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Health Worker Demonstrates How to Put Condom Using Your Mouth




Often, the most awesome concepts come from the unlikeliest of products.

For example, check out the ad campaign of Condom Shop. Condom Shop positioned itself as the leading adult supplier in Australia. In their campaign, they had a bunch of naked men doing dangerous jobs. For them, not wearing condoms is synonymous to singlehood suicide – health-wise and lifestyle-wise. This is why the importance of protecting oneself is extremely exaggerated.

Here are the rest of Condom Shop’s campaign.






While suggesting concepts like this is easy, getting the approval to execute this type of campaign is next to impossible. Frankly, the Philippines is not ready for raunchy and sensually-laced commercials.

Still, this is an idea I want to steal and use in the near future.

And speaking of condoms, I got this link from BJ Downey’s Facebook page. In lieu of the current debate between those who are in favor and against the Reproductive Health Bill (RH Bill), here is a funny clip that should make you giddy.

The woman you are about to see may or may not be the “Sensei of Sex” but she hands out handy knowledge your parents will never teach. The knowledge she will share solves the age old problem of serving, protecting, and... UNLEASHING THE FURY! This video will teach single females of all ages on the proper way of avoiding pregnancy... using your mouth.

All I can say is... shet... Manang Health Worker is awesome!




With this clip, I am now sold that condoms should have flavors.

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