Saturday, May 4, 2013

Driving Music (What is the name of the song on car commercial?) Vol. 51

Now, before we begin this segment where another set of five driving musics are featured on this randomly generated segment, I have some breaking news...

Remember last time that we're trying to figure out the song heard from the Chevrolet Trax commercial? Seems that the South China Morning Post figured out that the song heard from the recent Chevy Trax commercial, which we figured it out as Parov Stelar's Booty Swing, has some racist remarks saying that China refers to "the land of Fu Manchu" a place in which the girls sing "ching, ching, chop-suey."

To address this situation, Chevy revised the Trax commercial with having the questionable lyrics omitted. Good thing most of you already got your hands to this song before this one took effect, you know what I'm saying? Anyway, on to the segment! (Besides, the Chevrolet Trax is not yet available in China, you know)

5) Take A Walk (M Machine Remix) by Passion Pit - from the Renault Scenic XMOD commercial

4) Keep the Faith by Bon Jovi - from the '92 Kia Sephia Korean ad

3) Something for the Pain by Bon Jovi - from the 1995 Nissan Terrano Japanese ad

2) It's My Life by Bon Jovi - either from a Mitsubishi commercial or a GM Daewoo Rezzo commercial...

1) Born Slippy by Underworld - from the 2001 Toyota Will VS commercial

And there you have it folks. Another set of five driving musics offered just for you. If you have any questions, feel free to leave some comments below!

The fat and the furriest

Now everytime when normal people wanted to get rid of fat, their only hope for weight loss is by exercise, proper diet, weight loss pills, so on, so forth. But in 2008, the year when The Doctor (who was David Tennant back then) and Donna Noble reunited for Season 4 of BBC Doctor Who, the only thing they remember on the Season 4 episode titled "Partners in Crime" was those cute little critters called Adipose. These "adiposes" were made out of human fat and whoever took a ominous weight-loss pills distributed by some sinister company called Adipose Industries may get their lives dissolved into several adiposes.

No matter how old you'd watched that episode several times, in case you had the Doctor Who Season 4 DVD with you, you'd promised yourself that "it's okay to be fat" as long as you're thinking that you had a bunch of super cute aliens lurking in your body. Your main confession as a Whovian is when every time when someone mentions a new diet, you think of these guys. So, if every Whovians says awwww to the super cute but incredibly deadly critties, why would anyone want to have one at home? Tsk. Many had tried to make fanmade Adipose plushies for keeps but due to interests, a toymaker named Underground Toys took the memo and made one of these...

And this might do the trick. This is the genuine, the proper, the handcrafted, Adipose plushie from Underground Toys and it's a huggable one because it was modeled after the actual Adipose creature as seen on the 2008 season of Doctor Who.

At first glance though, it kinda looks like an enlarged marshmallow. Looks like it came from another world filled with cute aliens. Anyway, forget about that and about this stuff toy.

Every single piece of this stuff toy is an inch perfect and as for me, this is the "only" proper Adipose plushie for those who want to want a snuggle, a hug, and a kiss with these critters made out of human fat. Well, forget about the kissing part but you get the idea.

Scanning with The Eleventh's sonic...

Now this little critter's taking the sonic...

We asked P&F about this and the only reply I'm having was... "Well it was definitely cuter than the Meap"

Meap? Never mind but still, the Adipose is much more cuter than Meap.

Welcome to Fat Heaven!

The Adipose in my workspace.

So, there you have it folks. That's everything I have to know about this super cute creature from BBC Doctor Who. All I can say is that this is the best plushie I ever had not only because it's cute on the outside but this is just inch ahead of being a Whovian. If you ever see one of those Adipose plushies on sale, be sure to buy one of these and give those critters made of human fat some good hugging.

Bubble Gang 2013 Summer Special Part 2

Let's go back to WHITE CORALS for the conclusion of this year's Bubble Gang summer special (May 3, 2013) and hey! What's going on in the conclusion?

- Jet ski gags

- You can't help but waiting to rub a lotion to a woman...

- 2013 Summer Bubble Games in ESPASOL RACE!

- Bubble Gang does Nestle NESFRUTA by spoofing this ad as Bestle NiceFruitah! Bring out what's REAL!

- 2013 Summer Bubble Games in Huba-Run!

- Summer vacation's ruined when there's someone asking you for some errands...

- Brod Pete and pals answering everyone's questions in ANG BAGONG DATING DOON

- 2013 Summer Bubble Games in Yelo Fever!

- Husband gets attracted to some hot woman approaching...

- Tata Lino provides quotes to everyone

- Hassle at the bonfire

...and that concludes this year's Bubble Gang Summer Special at White Corals, Morong. Hope you'd enjoy laughing yourselves out in the midst of the scorching hot climate, which is ideal for going out to the resorts for some swimming, fun, games, whatever you want in the summer. Goodbye and enjoy the summer!

Threats from North Korea - A Week in Review (May 4, 2013)

And now, the week in review of what's what at the Korean peninsula...

April 28, 2013
- South Korean workers at the Kaesong complex in North Korea returned home today, day after the government announced to withdraw most of its workers following the North Korean rejection to the dialogue.

- With North Korea's bellicose provocation continues, the US House of Representatives is pushing for a legislation to cut off funds to Pyongyang.

April 29, 2013
- The South Korean Government set up a task force to support companies hit by the suspension of the Kaesong complex in the North Korean border.

- US House Commitee plans to hold a hearing next week to focus on tightening financial sanctions against North Korea.
- North Korea allowed 43 South Koreans to return home from the Kaesong Industrial Complex. Originally, all 50 remaining workers were scheduled to cross the DMZ at 5PM but it was delayed due to departure reasons.

- South Korean president Park Geun-hye criticized the North for being "too unpredictable" over the Kaesong complex suspension during a meeting with two U.S. lawmakers - Rep. Steve Chabot (chairman of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee of Asia-Pacific) and Rep. Eni Faleomavaega (Democrat from American Samoa).

April 30, 2013

- Seoul's unification minister said that the South will not accept any unjust North Korean preconditions for the normalization of the Kaesong such does little to promote inter-Korean cooperation.

- The US-South Korean military drills codenamed Foal Eagle came to an end. Despite tensions at the peninsula, this year's drills displayed Washington's stronger commitment to protect South Korea.

May 1, 2013

- South Korean government and the ruling party agreed to provide emergency funds to companies affected from the Kaesong complex suspension in North Korea.

- South Korea's nuclear negotiator Lim Sung-nam is on a two-day visit to Beijing, China to meet with Wu Dawei, China's nuclear negotiator, to discuss the current situation on North Korea as well as its full range of issues.

May 2, 2013

- Seven South Korean personnel remaining at the Kaesong complex failed to return home as they're still negotiating with North Korean officials regarding unpaid wages and others.

- The Kaesong standoff became an economic mess for South Korean firms shut out of the factory park. The South Korean government plans to provide low-interest loans for South Korean companies affected by the Kaesong closure.

- While there's not even a single threat coming from the North Korea...somewhere in nuclear negotiators in South Korea and China agreed on the need to restart talks with the North to find solutions to unresolved issues.

May 3, 2013

- Seven remaining South Korean workers at the Kaesong complex finally returned home, completing the pullout of all the workers in the midst of the tensions happening at the Korean peninsula.

- Financial institutions in South Korea are joining in government efforts to provide emergency funding in South Korean companies affected by the Kaesong closure.

- China's top nuclear envoy suggested that they will not accept North Korea as a "nuclear-armed state", adding that Seoul, Washington, and Beijing reached a consensus on the stance.

- South Korean president Park Geun-hye leaves for Washington on Sunday and hold a bilateral summit with US President Barrack Obama on Tuesday, where the 60th anniversary of the Korea-US alliance takes place.

What's in our Car Town garage today? (May 4, 2013)

What's in our Car Town garage today?

2002 Lincoln Continental

Apart from the flagship Town Car, the Continental was designed to be a mid-range model. This ninth-generation Continental is the final generation of this model and to commemorate the end of the Continental, a final special edition, called the Collector's Edition, was launched for the 2002 model year and it features genuine walnut burl steering wheel, instrumental panel, and side door trim, platinum painted grille, 10-spoke chrome wheels, and other extras that stands out the rest of the pack.

2002 Lincoln Continental

2004 Mazda 3

The 3, better known to you and me as the Axela from Japan, was a mid-range Mazda that replaced the Protege (better known to you as the Mazda Familia or 323) and it uses the same design as seen on the Mazda 6/Atenza, the car that ushered Mazda's new slogan of Zoom-Zoom. It was available in two body styles; sedan and hatchback, and it was powered in either a 1.6L, a 2.0L, or a top-spec 2.3L engine.

2004 Mazda 3

1970 Dodge Charger

The original B-body Dodge Charger muscle car, first launched in 1966, is one of the most iconic muscle cars only Dodge is capable of and living it up to its "Leader of the Dodge Rebellion" mantra, serving that this muscle car is much better to lead than to follow. For the 1970 model, the Charger comes with new electric headlight doors, new high-back bucket seats, revised door panels, ignition now located to the steering column, and the glove box is hunged at the bottom. It is up to the skill of the owner to master the raw power of the original Dodge muscle car.

1970 Dodge Charger

Friday, May 3, 2013

Mukha ka kasing COBRA!

Top stories from the Kandila segment of the May 2, 2013's Banana Split!

- May 13 is Election Day and it's a non working holiday?! What will happen to the voters if it's a non-working holiday?

- Former president Arroyo defends herself on the case...and she thanks herself for this!

- Filipino boxer, banned for punching a referee...because the referee kinda looks like his opponent!

Meanwhile, we observe which one is EKSATO or EXAG TO such as being grounded, facing too much glare from the sun, taking pics of foods on Instagram, and having an overnight stay to your friend's house.

For Hala Bara: Energy drink ka ba? Mukha ka kasing COBRA!

Hyundai New Tucson iX

Let's admit it that the Hyundai Tucson iX is the kind of car obsessed by those who are big fans of The Walking Dead TV series but while we're waiting for the fourth season in the 4th quarter of 2013, the crossover that was featured on the hit survival horror TV series has now been upgraded but how "upgraded" is this 2014 model gonna be and does it have what it takes to be featured on The Walking Dead soon? Let's find out...

2014 Hyundai Tucson iX
Here it is though...maybe Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, and the other survivors on the hit series may not gonna like this new model though because for this new look of this 2014 Tucson iX, this is much worse than I thought because in the pre-facelift model that was launched since the summer of '09, it wasn't quite a bad looking crossover when we first see and then landed on The Walking Dead TV series for three seasons and gathered a whole new bunch of fans. For this new version to look at the design? It has this hexagonal-shaped grille that doesn't quite a fitting for its looks so it looks more of a "walker" rather than being a sexy utility vehicle. Get it? Bang goes the slogan here... (laughing)

Anyway, aside from the exterior cosmetic changes, what else did it changed for this minor change model? Let's see...

2014 Hyundai Tucson iX

First of all, the 2014 Tucson iX is offered only in two engine types; first the 2.0L GDi engine offered for the first time on the Tucson and the e-VGT R2.0 engine for those who prefer diesels. Anyway, the new 2.0L GDi engine provides 166PS of power output while the e-VGT R2.0 engine produces 184PS of power. While both of these engines are mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission, those entry level models wearing the R2.0 diesel engine are mated with a 6-speed manual transmission that promises combined fuel economy of 14.4km/L. That's it. We're not going to mention more about how does these engines differ because it would be a total waste of time. So, let's move on to whatever changes occured...

Like other Hyundai models, the 2014 Tucson now has FLEX STEER. The same thing you'd expect on the i30, the Santa Fe, and the Maxcruz. How does this work? Sorry, can't explain. It has three modes labeled ECO, NORMAL, and SPORT, and it was something more of a mood changing thingy at the switch of a button and three driving modes are based on driving styles whether on city roads or in an open road driving, whatever. But still, this isn't the time for explainations. Next!

2014 Hyundai Tucson iX interior
What's added on the 2014 Tucson is Hyundai's BlueLink telematics system which allows owners to open the car or start the engine via smartphone. This might be ideal if you want to get away from a horde of zombies without the hassle of key fobbing. So, anyway, like I was said. BlueLink is included and it allows owners to open doors or start the engine with the use of a smartphone. That's it. No more explainations.

Available colors for this 2014 model are; Pure White, Sleek Silver, Mystic Beige, Hyper Metallic, Titanium Grey, Atomic Orange, Remington Red, Cobalt Coast, and Phantom Black.

Price List:
뉴 투싼 iX 가솔린 2.0 GDi 2WD Modern A/T - W23,500,000
뉴 투싼 iX 가솔린 2.0 GDi 2WD Style A/T - W19,700,000
뉴 투싼 iX 디젤 R2.0 2WD Modern A/T - W25,900,000
뉴 투싼 iX 디젤 R2.0 2WD Premium A/T - W27,500,000
뉴 투싼 iX 디젤 R2.0 2WD Smart A/T - W22,600,000
뉴 투싼 iX 디젤 R2.0 2WD Smart Special A/T - W23,800,000
뉴 투싼 iX 디젤 R2.0 4WD Modern A/T - W27,700,000
뉴 투싼 iX 디젤 R2.0 4WD Premium A/T - W29,300,000
뉴 투싼 iX 디젤 R2.0 4WD Smart A/T - W24,400,000
뉴 투싼 iX 디젤 R2.0 4WD Smart Special A/T - W25,600,000
뉴 투싼 iX 디젤 R2.0 2WD Smart M/T - W20,900,000
뉴 투싼 iX 디젤 R2.0 4WD Smart M/T - W22,700,000

And that's that. The new 2014 Tucson iX may have now gained an hideous looking face that looks more of a walker than being a zombie survival vehicle but with all of its added gizmos on it, this will become the most ideal crossover as preferred by The Walking Dead cast. Question is, will this new look be an acceptable one rather than the pre-facelift one as seen on the show? Find out soon...

Photo: Hyundai Motor Company

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Let's Do The News! (May 2, 2013)

(cheers and applause)

2014 Peugeot 2008

JM: I had just one question...Who was that chubby kid again you just mentioned?

JC: Um...(gibberish)

(audience laughing)

JM: I'm sorry, who?

JC: I can't remember...It's

JM: Come on, who was that chubby kid you said...

JC: (stuttering)...Ryzza...

JM: Ryzza?

(audience laughing)

JC: Oh, all right! It's Ryzza. Ryzza Mae Dizon. It's that little girl from Eat Bulaga who has a talk show called The Ryzza Mae Show.

JM: You see? Quite a simple question and you can't answer...

JC: Anyway, let's forget about that and do the news! Okay, it's the MMDA. In the past, as you may remember, that if you had a car that doesn't have a plate number because your car is brand new, perhaps you'll going to be busted but then later those new cars without a license plate can really get away from those coding schemes that the MMDA does.

RH: Coding? Isn't just about those color-coding schemes?

(audience laughing)

JC: Uh...nope. MMDA forgot about the color coding but if they do, they would prohibit cars wearing a certain exterior color. Let's just say that those who are in red color, you are not allowed...

(audience laughing)

JC: ...those who are blue, not allowed. So on, so forth. So color coding's rubbish and MMDA decided to go with the number coding scheme which is ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES but only works in the NCR where it has so much traffic...

(audience laughing)

JM: Uh...hang on a second...hang on a second...those number coding does it work?

JC: Simple, this number coding scheme done by the MMDA in the past was used to ease out heavy traffic on city roads in order to manage peak-hour traffic. For example; The NO WINDOW HOURS at Makati and Las Pinas takes about 12 hours from 7am to 7pm, then there's window hours at Pasig City from 9am to 4pm, and then the list goes on and on and on....THAT'S CONFUSING!!!!

(audience laughing)

JM: Uh...Jeremy?

JC: Anyway, the summary about this whole number coding rubbishness is that for a certain day of the week, some vehicles were prohibited. Here's what sums it up...

Number Coding
JC: Based on that pic, those who have 1 and 2 at the end of their plate numbers are not allowed ot go on Mondays, 3 and 4 not allowed on Tuesdays, 5 and 6 not allowed in Wednesday and well, you get that idea...

RH: What about weekends?

JC: None. Number coding is not implemented on weekends and there's going to be suspension of number coding in case of special holidays and may be stretched on the following dates depending on the criteria.

RH: So, what if you violated those?

JC: Well, if you got caught by the MMDA officer found out that your license plate has a number that is not allowed on the day, your driver's license maybe suspended, a violation ticket, and you'll pay 300 pesos at the redemption center in Makati.

JM: Ouch. Let's just say this, what if your car doesn't have a license plate, like for instance a brand new car, what would the MMDA do?

JC: Well, they're really not that stupid because while officers observed that there's no license plate, they might as well look at the conduction sticker found at the back of the car.

JM: What happens when there's no conduction sticker?

(audience laughing)

JC: Thus, I'm afraid it isn't street legal in the streets of Metro Manila, I'm afraid...

(audience laughing)

JC: Now anyway, SOME NEWS!


JC: No...not great news. SOME news. Now, the brand behind the famed Twinkie bar, which is Hostess by the way, is backed by a new owner who bought the once crippled Hostess brand and they say that they're going to restart bakeries that made Twinkies in the summer.

JM: Now, hang on, wait a minute, aren't those Twinkies those kind of snacks which are famed for the fable "shelf life", stating that Twinkies that last for several years?

JC: Uh...I don't know...maybe fact or faked...the world holds so many mysteries about the Twinkies. Good thing that the Twinkies are back, let's just say that we're still urging to have one of those. Still, it's a rubbish snack for me by the way...

(audience laughing)

JM: Would you rather have a Twinkie, Hammond?

(audience laughing)

RH: Uh...nope. Not taking any chances, mate.

JM: Okay...

JC: Well, no thanks for me. I'm still not sold to the Twinkie shelf life malarkey because most of the Americans out there are kinda fascinated about this whole Twinkie nonsense. Question is, why would they want to figure out on their own?

(audience laughing)

JC: That's just boring!

(audience laughing)

JC: Now, anyway, there's a dedicated Doctor Who store which is going to open in Sydney this month and judging from the news, this new pop-up shop in Australia features exclusive merchandises never before sold in Australia such as the Doctor Who home range, which boasts a selection of stylish teapots, mugs, tea towels, notebooks, laptop covers and more.

JM: So, it's an Aussie Whovian dream's come true...

(audience laughing)

JC: I don't even bothered why there are so many Australians out there watching Doctor Who but how come they're getting fascinated by that. Anyway, forget what I told but still, this shop comes with a wide range of merchandises

(audience laughing)

JC: Grrr....

RH: Hey man, what's the angry face?

JC: Can't even imagine when will Underground Toys get the memo of having an updated lineup based on Doctor Who Series 7 soon...

(audience laughing)

JC: I was getting so irritated that those kind of ads aired on BBC America still has Amy Pond on it? I mean why showing us an outdated advert with a companion we no longer had?

JM: I don't know because they're kinda scared about Clara Oswald...

(audience laughing)

JC: Yes. It's the same topic we're talking. Why does those Doctor Who-affiliated toymakers can't stood up on today's trends. They're sticking up to last year's or maybe classics and that's rubbish! It's like a racing game which comes with a monthly DLC pack featuring old classics!

(audience laughing)

JM: Give it a rest, Jeremy and...(gasp) ARGH! WHEN WILL UNDERGROUND TOYS GET IT?!!!

(audience laughing hysterically)

JC: I just wanna play with Clara Oswald, just for one day! Please Underground Toys, make it happen!

RH: Me too!!!

(audience laughing)

JC: Well, anyway, while we're never gonna stop wailing, that's the end of the news!

JM: Oh, and before we end it, there's some very interesting topic to share...

(audience laughing)

JC: What is it, James?

JM: I just saw this kid on the internet and it was like Oh My Stars! Wasn't that kid great?

JC: Who was that kid?

JM: It was that kid I saw on the internet once. He was from the Philippines and goes by the name Aldrich Lloyd Talonding. This kid on the internet can sing a brilliant version of Luther Vandross' "Dance With My Father." Here's the clip which sums everything up...

(cheers and applause)

JC: Astonishing! I'd expect great cheers for this kid!

RH: Yeah!

(cheers and applause continues)

JC: And that's REALLY the end of the news.

Peugeot 2008

Ever since both the Peugeot 208 and the Renault Clio IV came last year, it seems that these two really knows how to outdo themselves by showing off some of their additions. For high-performance versions, Renault launched a new generation Clio RS 200 with some EDC rubbishness according to hardcore Renault fans, which later got alienated by a 3-door only Peugeot 208 GTi. Now, for the FWD crossovers Peugeot wants to outdo the Clio-based Captur crossover with this car...

2014 Peugeot 2008
It's this; it's called the 2008 and the name is somewhat misleading to historians because even though this car is an all new model, the name of the car kinda feels like it was made in 2008. (Pun intended, whatever)

While the name is pun intended because it's the name which is somewhat a year in gesture, the 2008 was made to answer against the Renault Captur but I was wondering, is there something redeeming that the Renault Captur doesn't have?

Let's start on the outside because while the Captur is pretty much like a Clio on steroids, the 2008 is a nippy little crossover that has the looks of a chubby little girl who has her own TV show on the telly. Sorry about that but never mind about that because it doesn't look so bad though. It's not as bad as last year's 208 compact hatch but if you let that little hamster out of the window, chances are that he'll mock about the 2008's front view. Yeah, right. You'll be laughing at hamster mocking about its face, that's for sure.

2014 Peugeot 2008
The 2008 can be powered in either a 1.2L VTi, a 1.6L VTi, or a 1.6L e-HDi engine with three different configurations. Whatever floats your boat with either of these engines, there's nothing wrong with either of those but there are some few issues with those engine types. First of all, the 1.6L petrol engine that powers it is nothing more of a less powerful version of the engine found on the hot 208 GTi but despite that, it feels a bit well relaxed. It's like the La Salette Shrine in Silang, Cavite. Anyway, enough about that, another issue was its diesel engine because it adds a hundred kilograms to the weight, therefore it wasn't quite as agile as a hot hatch but if you're focusing on the carbon malarkey, it's not half bad.

As a crossover hatchback like the Captur, the 2008 is available only in front-wheel drive but for those who want to take it out for a bit of "adventure time" with you and me (obviously), more expensive versions come with Peugeot's Grip Control which works similar to the one I found on the Renault Scenic XMOD. It has four different modes; Snow, Off-Road, Sand, and ESP Off, and it can be switchable at the turn of the dial. It's like a Range Rover in so many ways and it's not quite bad for the adventurous type of person but because this is FF-only, it lacks the ruggedness of a normal SUV but let's just forget it.

2014 Peugeot 2008
So, those engine types were okay for the 2008 but as for the ride, it's not quite bad if you're careful and its Grip Control system is somewhat more of a traction control switch rather than being a terrain response you get in the Range Rover but what's it like to be on the inside? Well, this is just like the 208 compact, just, then there's room for five passengers, there's an extra rear space for passengers at the back, very practical boot space for luggage purposes, and the one thing that will redeem itself, the touch screen as seen on the 208. Yep, that addictive feature as seen on the 208 can be found on the more expensive versions and that's more like it for those who are up in the beat for music and anything else such as telematics and vice versa.

As for the pricing, the intro price for the 2008 is 15,200 Euros so that is well cheaper than the Renault Captur rival but you need to spend some extras for some optional extras on it. But still, it's a bargain for those who can't afford a Captur.

Available colors; Blanc Banquise, Noir Perla Nera, Gris Artense, Spirit Grey, Bleu Virtuel, Brun Makaha, Gris Platinum, and Blanc Nacre.

So, there we have it folks, the Peugeot 2008 can be an alternative for the Renault Captur because of its pricing but for adventurous use, it takes a man and a woman to be wise enough to use it on the urban jungle but not for any ridiculous purposes such as taking it to the extremes because this is not a worthy offroader thanks to the fact that it's available only in FWD, which is much like the Captur or the Scenic XMOD.

With Peugeot back in the Philippines, expect the 2008 to come here very very soon...

Photo: PSA Peugeot Citroen

Ejay Falcon, IHAW NA!

Actor Ejay Falcon was the guest on the IHAW NA segment of the May 1, 2013 episode of Banana Nite and in here, Tito Bhoy talks about his family life, his showbiz life, and everything else especially his looks.

Meanwhile, Melai Cantiveros gave us three tips on how to avoid getting caught on fire on Laugh Three;

- Because candles are the source of fire, try stick it to something so that it doesn't fall, like a birthday cake!

- With electric fans caused fires due to overloading, be sure to have another fan to cool down the fan!

- Bring a fire extinguisher!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Top stories from the Kandila segment of April 30, 2013's Banana Nite!

Top stories from the Kandila segment of April 30, 2013's Banana Nite!

- Poultry industry affected from very hot weather...leading chickens laying hard-boiled eggs!

- Fire at the factory made the firefighters very challenging to dose blowing every single candles!

- Man who stole Donaire's french the next opponent?!

Meanwhile, we find out which one is EKSATO or EXAG TO such as handshake, singing in the shower, or when you just can't take the heat.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Super GT 2013 Round 2 Fuji Speedway

Because the second round of the Super GT 2013 season was so intense, words can't be described about how great this round was so here's a clip of the race day highlights.

Based on further understanding, it seems that there's a milestone marked in the series because in the GT300 class, the #31 Panasonic apr Prius GT, driven by Morio Nitta and Koki Saga, arrived first place, making it a first ever win for a hybrid car from Toyota, outlashing a rival hybrid racer #16 Mugen CR-Z GT, driven by Hideki Muto and Yuki Nakayama, or even a #86 Crystal Croco Lamborghini Gallardo GT3, driven by Koji Yamanishi, Shinya Hosokawa, and Yuya Sakamoto.

Anyway, on the GT500 class, it seems the aged Lexus SC racecar in #36 Petronas TOM'S livery, driven by Kazuki Nakajima and James Rossiter, propelled a win at Fuji Speedway.

Next race is held at Sepang, Malaysia, this June 16, 2013. It maybe a long way but looking forward for it!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Let's Do The News! (April 29, 2013)

(cheers and applause)

RH:'s the episode of Doctor Who? Come on...Awaiting your comments...

JC: That episode really broke my brain.

RH: Really?

JC: Yeah but I believe there's still tons of rooms lurking on the TARDIS aside from the ones featured on that episode like maybe...a foyer, a bowling alley, swimming pool, telescope, terra cotta army room, JET ENGINE WIND TUNNEL! And a scoring room with a 40-piece orchestra! However, there's no licorice dispenser but that was a nice touch...


RH: Nice going, Clarkson. You broke their brains. Guess what?

JC: Is it my dream TARDIS awesome...

RH: Actually, Clarkson, you took that idea from a Phineas and Ferb episode...

(audience laughing)

JM: He's right and there was already a telescope and a swimming pool on the TARDIS but I'll give you that. Oh and you forgot to mentioned the funhouse part...

(audience laughing)

JC: Thanks for the tip, James. ♫You're living in a funhouse baby. You're living in a funhouse...♫

(audience laughing)

RH: Knock it off, Jeremy and James! You guys feeling like you're changing the topic!

JC: Okay...okay...enough about remixing shows for pointless reasons because let's do the news. Now, anyway, we all heard that because of the North Korea's rejection for dialogue led South Korea withdrawn most of its workers from the joint-operated Kaesong complex. Now I had a bit of a problem about the people leaving the Kaesong complex for good because those who live near the complex had so much stuff in here. Anyway, here's the pic of what sums up for those kind of people leaving Kaesong complex...

(audience laughing hysterically)

RH: Whoa! Seems that these guys really sent packing their bags before leaving the North for diplomatic reasons! Guess perhaps South Korea don't have those overloading laws or maybe they'll going to exempt those who left the Kaesong complex.

JC: Yeah, perhaps those guys who leave Kaesong with so many stuff packed outside the car will be exempted from the overloading law.

JM: What if someone who is not from Kaesong and has tons of stuff carrying on his bag, do you think that he's exempted?

(audience laughing)

JC: No. Only those who are leaving the Kaesong complex for safety reasons but in regards of safety of the drivers who are fleeing from Kaesong with that much stuff, is it safe to drive if you were in the situation like this?

(audience laughing)

RH: Whoa! That's not going to be safe, isn't it?

JC: Not safe because I can only assume if some of the stuff they packed filled the entire windscreen and if whoever drives this might be somewhat uncomfortable and unsafe to do such a thing. I mean, what if you were driving a car with that so much stuff that covers the entire car as well as the trunk, the interior, the exterior, even the engine bay for Pete's sake!

(audience laughing)

RH: Engine bay? Well that means taking off the engine and then no longer operational until you got stuck in North Korea, screaming!

(audience laughing)

JC: Fair enough, Hammond. Fair enough... Now you know those Underground Toys ads that keep airing on Doctor Who on BBC America? It seems that it's getting a bit outdated for such an ad like this? Amy Pond? Sorry, Pond's no longer with us. We got Clara Oswald now. No wait! Is Clara going to have her own figure?

(audience laughing)

JM: Well, I'm afraid it was a big NO. While Underground Toys (or the other company responsible for Doctor Who toys, Character Options) were so busy making toys regarding classic Who because of the franchise's 50th year, seems that the only one they didin't focused was the revamped one since 2005 up until know.

JC: So, you were saying that those from the 9th and 10th Doctor era are pretty much amusing to become toys?

JM: Well, exactly.

RH: Oh! Oh! Perhaps they forgot the memo about making a toy of Donna Noble...or Captain Jack Harkness...or what about The Doctor's Daughter?

(man coughing)

RH: You know? The Doctor's Daughter! Love that chick who played one. Wish there was a figure of her...

(audience laughing)

JC: Hammond, your fanservice didn't worked out as planned and hey! Seems that we'll be stuck with those outdated Underground Toys ads during DW commercial breaks until further notice!

(audience laughing)

JC: Damn...If only there's a way to make a Clara Oswald toy... (snap fingers)

RH: Phineas and Ferb!

JC: Hammond!

(audience laughing)

JM: Perhaps I should be going to the Man Lab and make one...

JC: Okay, James "Captain Slow" May, tell your was his name again?

JM: Simmy...

JC: Right. Tell Simmy the magic words "I know what we're gonna do today!"

(audience laughing)

JM: Okay, I'll keep in touch. Hey! Why would I say the word Phineas often used every episode?

(audience laughing)

JC: Don't blame me. Blame Richard Hammond. Guess his newly found fandom is spreading around like viruses...

(audience laughing)

JC: Okay, stop the presses. Stop the presses. Because a source told me that the Maid Sama manga, the one where it spawned a 2010 anime that has all those teens raving about, has reached its final arc. Don't you know what that means?

RH: Yep, the end is near for everyone's favorite love story which it turned out to be very rubbish for me...

(audience laughing)

JC: Yeah, I understand about that. Shojo manga love stories are utter utter utter utter utter utter utter...

(audience laughing)

JC:...utter utter utter utter utter utter utter utter utter utter utter utter utter utter utter utter utter utter utter utter utter utter utter utter utter utter utter rubbish.

RH: Wow, I never know you said "utter" so many times.

JC: Uh-huh. I mean who cares about those love stories from those shojo mangas. Where's the excitement? Where's the fun? Where's the merchandising? Take this for example; an old manga that turned anime and TV drama called Ouran High School Host Club. Do you see that stuffed toy carried by um...who's that little boy again?

RH: Honey-sempai.

JC: Right. Honey-sempai. That stuffed toy that Honey-sempai often carried on the show? Well, as many Honey-sempai cosplayers might tell you, why would you want to find that stuff toy that appears only on the show on any anime-related stores? Why would you want your own Usa-chan like what Honey-sempai had?

RH: Well, too bad if you're living in Japan because none of those will ever had such a thing as Honey-sempai's Usachan. Only those outside Japan might be interested in such a thing...

JM: Or rather make one...which is rubbish to copy the exact thing...

(audience laughing)

JC: That's right because too bad such things don't have the kind of merchandising rights. Those shojo manga love stories...this is rather lacking. They maybe good on the storytelling section but when it comes to merchandising, they're all rubbish!

(audience laughing)

(Gitchee Gitchee Goo ringtone playing)


(audience laughing)

RH: Hello? (indistinct talking)

JC: (whispers) I wonder who's calling?

RH: (indistinct talking continues)


RH: (indistinct talking ends) So, what's up? Oh, that's my honey.

(audience laughing)

JC: Okay, never mind about that. I was just talking about some Metal Gear-related news because coming this May 9, 2013 for 1000 Japanese Yen at the PSN, this new BLADE WOLF DLC for Metal Gear Rising Revengeance (available exclusively on the PS3) gets you all "four-legged freaked" out because based on the notes, the BLADE WOLF DLC pits players for a whole new experience as IF prototype LQ-84i.

RH: LQ-84i?

JC: Yes, but only the bad guy kind of LQ-84i. The one with the chainsaw on its top but never mind about that. This is going to be the trickiest part of the MGR gameplay because after we are familiar with the main game, the DLC VR missions, and the Jetstream Sam chapter we tried a couple of weeks ago, being the four-legged freak with the chainsaw on it will add a totally new challenge for us, ever the veterans who logged on to this game for hours.

JM: Well, that's definitely better than being Link transformed into a wolf from a Legend of Zelda game called Twilight Princess.

(audience laughing)

JC: Also, other Metal Gear related news that since Kojima Productions are on the development of the MGSV game, Konami announced a special box set coming this July 11, 2013 for 7,980 Japanese Yen. It's called Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection. This special collection, available exclusively on the PS3 console, features 25 years of Metal Gear franchise from 1987 to 2012. I know it's a bit late but as I found out on this collection are some classic Metal Gear games like Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. There's this Metal Gear Solid game, MGS Integral (which is a Director's Cut of the MGS game with some additional VR missions on it), HD Editions of MGS2 and MGS3, HD Edition of Peace Walker, and then Guns of the Patriots, all in one package.

JM: Wow, the whole chronicle in one package!

JC: That's not all. There's this 100-page booklet that covers the entire Metal Gear Solid database from Operation Snake Eater to the Guns of the Patriots incident. This is perfect even for those who are starting the story for the very first time.

RH: Wow. That sounds massive!

JC: I know. Very massive so that's the end of the news! In the meantime, James, go to your Man Lab and do your homework and oh, don't let your sisters noticing you or you'll be BUSTED.


(audience laughing)

RH: Oops! Sorry, I got a message...

What's in our Car Town garage today? (April 29, 2013)

What's in our Car Town garage today?

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe World Challenge

Andy Pilgrim began his motorsports career in two wheels in the 80's and then came to America to find opportunities that were not available from his native British land. As years pass by, Pilgrim became a factory driver for BMW, Porsche, and GM for 12 years. His notable achievements for Andy Pilgrim ranked him 62 wins in 10 pro series. He won 5 professional championships including the Speedvision Cup Grand Sports, Brazillan GT2, Exxon GT1, and the 2005 World Challenge GT.

The 2012 Season of World Challenge sees Andy Pilgrim and his teammate Johnny O'Connell, behind the wheel of the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe and with enough podiums and wins, this CTS-V Coupe lead them to win both the driver's championship and 2nd place overall. The connection between Andy Pilgrim and the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe at the World Challenge sets a much bigger benchmark for the luxury brand.

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe World Challenge

2006 Ford GT

The original GT40 was a working-class hero where it defeated Ferrari at Le Mans in the past but for this modern-day take of the legendary machine, Ford really knows where's it heading when it comes to its success of developing the most exciting machines that make every day exciting. Oh wait, that's not right. This car was "Built for the Road Ahead" just like Ford's past slogan. The Ford GT has a top speed of 212mph, meaning that it can cover a mile in 17 seconds. Ford built 200 of them and it was sold out quickly.

2006 Ford GT

2012 Vorsteiner V-PT Grand Touring Sedan

Using the 970 sport saloon, the Vorsteiner V-PT Grand Touring Sedan is a customization program from Vorsteiner which features Vorsteiner's Autoclaved Pre-Preg Carbon Fiber structure to provide stiffness, aerospace strength, and durability unlike any other traditional carbon fiber composites.

2012 Vorsteiner V-PT Grand Touring Sedan

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Doctor Who S07E10

Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS 

Nice going, Moffat...

This episode titled Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS really broke not just mine but everyone's brains  at the moment they saw this week's episode. Well, as much as I hate to say this, this episode...was the BEST. A telescope, a library, some booby traps, some zombie-like creatures, and the revelations between Clara and The Doctor, ugh... How come anyone came up with that?!

Well, fun's fun but there are some other episodes in the coming weeks, especially next week's episode where Madame Vastra, Jenny, and Strax (once again, they're back for the third time) are on a rescue mission in Victorian London where The Doctor and Clara has gone missing and they have to save them before falling through the CRIMSON HORROR. Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling gues stars, just in case.

Who wants BTS? We do!

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