Good times with Mo (September 11, 2008)

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Just a side note, I just noticed that today’s date is significant, if you will recall, the infamous 9/11 attacks occurred on September 11, 2001 or 7 years ago to the day… Those were definitely bad times…

Well, on to Good times… Today’s show on Good times centered on a rather controversial (some would say chauvinistic) book by author Gary Neuman, whose book, The Truth about Cheating: Why Men Stray and What You Can Do to Prevent It, has been a best seller and at the center of a maelstrom since its publication.

The author has been featured on Oprah and other high profile shows, thus feeding more fuel to the fire.

It espouses the following advice to women in order to keep their men from straying:

  1. Always forgive your man
  2. Provide sex on demand πŸ™‚
  3. Lavish praise on your man for providing for the family
  4. Rarely letting him out on his own with friends or work colleagues
  5. Taking an interest in his hobbies

Now, I haven’t read the book but from my research, it claims that 25,500 faithful and unfaithful men were surveyed and based on these survey results the author arrived at the foregoing tips…

Grace Lee reacted negatively to all of the tips except for Tip# 5… And she’s not even married yet… πŸ™‚

Predictably, a lot of the female callers were pissed with the so called tips…

Some reactions:

Female caller 1: It demeans women and turns them into doormats…

Female caller 2: Sex should be a mutual thing and not be demanded like a service to be provided…

Male caller 1: Men don’t think of sex all the time (Mo disagreed, hehe)…

Well maybe 10% of the time, we think of food and booze but the rest would probably revolve around sex… πŸ™‚

You can chime in your opinions on this topic in the comments section below…

Creepy caller

There was a male creepy caller whose voice reminded me of Norman Bates in the Psycho movie, definitely serial killer material, who took offense to Grace Lee’s statement that men shouldn’t be praised for providing for their families. For a minute there, I thought he was the prank caller Mo used to punk Grace Lee… πŸ™‚

Apparently, this caller calls only once a year (I’m not sure if it’s because of the significance of the date, hehe), but he argued that people do respond positively to praise and that a thank you doesn’t cost one anything. Grace countered by saying that oversaturation of thanks tend to dilute the value of the gratitude and might be coming automatically and is not heartfelt (or something to that effect).

Honestly, this discussion confused me because both parties would postulate a point and then retract it later… Talk about dizzying intellect… πŸ™‚

Motorcyle riders

Also a pet peeve of mine, mainly because I’ve almost gotten into several accidents with motorcycle drivers who seem to think that they are invincible… Not to sound elitist or anything, I would agree that they have the right to use the roads too, BUT, some responsible driving would be a big help in helping Mo and the rest of the car driving population like them at least a little bit… πŸ™‚

Just to illustrate the point, Mo got into an altercation with a motorcycle rider who almost hit him when he was taking a turn, apparently the motorcycle rider was overtaking another car and almost blindsided Mo when he did his turn… He heard the P.I. word from the motorcycle rider and of course this pissed Mo off, he rolled down his window and when the motorcycle rider challenged him to a fight, Mo pulled over and waited at the curb for the driver to walk over to him… Then he threw an aerosol can at him… πŸ™‚

Puss move? Yeah baby, but he got the last laugh… πŸ™‚

Hottest Celebrity Showdown

Though I failed to catch the first part of the ABS-CBN hottest celebrity showdown bracket, blog reader Carlo, was kind enough to clue me in and I quote:

“The hottest celebrity showdown from ABS-CBN today was between Anne Curtis and Christine Reyes.

Even with Mo building up Christine somewhat, the result was a landslide victory in favor of Anne, with Christine only getting 1 vote from a particularly weird caller(creepy, rapist material. :P).”

Thanks Carlo, yeah, I guess today being 9/11 a lot of Ted Bundy types were calling… Must be something to do with the moon… πŸ™‚

However, I did catch the the GMA bracket featuring the luscious Iwa Moto and the ethereally beautiful Iza Calzado… I had a good chuckle with the male callers who chose Iwa, one calling her beauty, “whore hot” and the other said it induced some leg dribbling action whenever he sees Iwa… Predictably, Grace reacted with “Ewwww…”

The final score was 5-3 with Mo and Grace both voting for Iza Calzado, with Mo giving extremely high praise to Iza saying she was the nicest person he’s ever met in GMA… High praise indeed!

Later, I’ll be blogging about last Tuesday’s episode of Good Times on Studio 23 with a lot of lesbo action from Grace and Andi, hehe… Krav Maga, yeah!

Till then, I’m out of here…

Good times!

14 Responses to “Good times with Mo (September 11, 2008)”

  1. 1. Always forgive your man — Quite impossible when it gets too much.
    2. Provide sex on demand — Wouldn’t be complaining on this one except on that time of the month.
    3. Lavish praise on your man for providing for the family — Err. If he’s doing a great job, then a girl can praise a guy. But if not, what’s the point of lying to his face?
    4. Rarely letting him out on his own with friends or work colleagues — This will turn against the woman in the end ‘coz the guy will think that she’s being too meddlesome with his personal life and might even pick his friends over her one day.
    5. Taking an interest in his hobbies — Yeah, this one’s a good idea.

    Well, that’s just how a nineteen year old sees it. πŸ™‚

  2. Other book ideas:
    How To Keep Your Woman And Keep Her Happy
    Why Women Shop and What You Can Do To Sustain Her
    Understanding A Woman’s “No”

    πŸ˜€ Marie

  3. The hottest celebrity showdown from ABS-CBN today was between Anne Curtis and Christine Reyes.

    Even with Mo building up Christine somewhat, the result was a landslide victory in favor of Anne, with Christine only getting 1 vote from a particularly weird caller(creepy, rapist material. :P).

  4. Pinoydiscus Says:

    Hi ladies,

    Thanks for chiming in with your comments… I love my readers… They’re smart, hehe…

    Good times!

  5. I can understand why Mr Neuman would come up with these tips and where he’s taking his readers to. Perhaps we (men) wouldn’t really appreciate this until someone actual does this to us (talking of the 5 tips of Neuman). I for one however, do not believe that this system would be effective 100% of the time. As dynamic as humankind is, there will always be some dog out there rearing to stick his bone in as many holes as he can dig into πŸ™‚

    But performing these tips to your spouse will not hurt. I would even go to the point of saying they can “help” the relationship. However, relationships are always a two way avenue. If you think of it… the tips can apply to Men and their wives as well.

    Another fine Blog Pinoydiscus! If we can’t call on the show…. we can always have fun reacting here on your blog!

  6. Calling the show is like looking for the Golden Ticket in to Willy Wonka’s Factory. Doncha think? πŸ˜›

    To Khalesh – Well, very well said.

    πŸ˜€ Marie

  7. i think compromise is still the best way to save a marriage..i dont personally agree with the first 2 from the list..sex on demand i mean cmon is it too selfish from the men part..compromise dear!!and always forgive them??not all sins are forgivable.

    But then again it takes two to tango…

  8. Pinoydiscus Says:

    Thanks for sounding off on your opinions re the topic that was discussed on Good Times earlier today. Much appreciated…

    Yeah, you can always dish out your opinions here, it’s a free forum… And Mo reads my blog, hehe…

    Another thing, I won’t hang up on you if get boring! πŸ™‚

    Good times!

  9. haha…so sweet of you pinoydiscus..although its fun when mo hangup on stupid callers…hahaha…no offence.. = )

    thanks for putting up this blog..good job…

  10. I am a married woman and I agree on number two sex on demand…why? Actually, author Willard Harley also wrote about this. He based it on his experience as a marriage counselor. We have to just accept the fact that “sex” is one of man’s vital needs. The man enters the marriage with the intention of truly being faithful…and wouldn’t it be unfair to him if this basic need of his won’t be fulfilled by his wife. Of course it goes both ways too, a woman has her own needs that the man needs to fulfill as well, it’s just that her needs are different from his. Example, her need for affection, honesty, financial security and someone to talk to and more. So in essence, what Mr Harley is saying we have a responsibility to our spouse to provide his/her basic needs. This need is relative, depending on the person. A husband most probably needs sex, a wife that will stay attractive for him, soemone to share hobbies with, someone that will keep the homefront organized and so on. It’s like, “you provide my need and i provide yours” and everybodys happy. Give and take.

  11. I agree that your readers are smart :D. except me.

    btw, to those who missed the forbidden question episode, i have finally edited the recordings successfully. However, due to bad 3g connection i have currently, the files won’t be posted until tonight. So expect the files to be available on my blog before the night ends… let’s hope so.

    Pinoydiscus, keep this up. I love reading your posts. I hope someday my posts will be as good as yours. πŸ™‚

  12. hi! do u know the song by dave matthew band played by MO????thanks

  13. Pinoydiscus Says:

    Hi Carolific,

    For a nineteen year old, you have mature views! Kudos and thanks for dropping by my site and reading my blog…

    Good times!

  14. Hi, everyone! I happen to be Male Caller 1(as referred to above).
    I DID say that men do not think about sex 100% of the time.

    But we need to see this in context. I had actually reacted to Grace Lee’s near-violent reaction to tip#2, expecially the part of “on demand”.

    The reason most (if not all) women would react to this is because they would equate “on demand” to “all the time”. If you have this view of men, then men, given the chance, would have sex every minute, every hour, every second of every day in their life.

    There are several things wrong with this:
    1) This is a well crafted image from all print and video inputs all over the world that men are sex-starved freaks. However, if this were so, why are there also many extremely hefty men who would obviously spend more time with food than with sex? (This may spark other comments but, I will leave it at that . . . )
    2) Based on some article I read somewhere, it takes approximately 10 – 30 mins for men to “regenerate” after a . . . strenuous activity πŸ˜‰ . So the “every minute, every hour” is physically not possible. . . .

    Anyway, the phrase that is in question is “on demand”. It is like TiVo (TV on demand). Or, like the analogy I gave during the show, like a well-stocked refrigerator. . . .

    A well stocked refrigerator does not assume that the owner will eat “every minute, every second, every hour” of the day. But it is well stocked because the owner, at certain times of the day, and at different frequencies during the day, may reach in to get some food to satisfy their hunger. In other words, the owner wants to be able to satisfy their hunger for food ON DEMAND.

    And so it is with sex and men. Men, like women and shopping, would like to satisfy themselves ON DEMAND.

    A similar analogy is when a woman walks the streets with her man (boyfriend or husband) arm-in-arm (hhww). If the pass by some other men who start catcalling or otherwise insulting the woman and if her man did not somehow redeem her dignity or protect her, this would certainly cause a fight, if not there and then but shortly thereafter.

    Why? Because despite whether the woman would like to have the man in question in tow all the time, she would like to have herself secure with him WHEN THE NEED ARISES. Or, said in another way, ON DEMAND.

    So one should wonder why that most women would take this extreme view of men. Perhaps it is some excuse for not WANTING to fulfill a role or a big fear of the so-called “loss of dignity”?

    Anyway, two other thoughts I would like to leave this forum (which may also spark some discussion) is this:
    1) The primary need of women (which they wish to get from their man) is to be secure. Not to be left alone, not to be unprotected, not to be neglected.
    2) The primary need of men (which they hopefully obtain from their S.O.’s) is to feel needed. As a protector, a provider (regardless of financial stature), and a shelter in times of sorrow or trouble.

    All other needs can somehow fall under each of these needs.

    And from these two thoughts should arise the roles of each of the opposite party in fulfilling the partner’s primary need. Once these needs are not met, then infidelity arises.

    Here’s to Good Times!

    More power to all of you!

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