iMO In My Opinion with Mo Twister (Oct. 12, 2008)

Screen cap from iMO (In My Opinion)

Screen cap from iMO (In My Opinion)

Sunday nights are normally pretty laid back and I often find myself channel surfing to find some interesting show to watch… Failing that, I just copy my latest downloads to my USB card and watch it on TV…

Now comes my man Mo Twister with a brand spanking new show on the ANC channel… ANC is known mostly for “serious” programming and so I was pleasantly surprised that my man Mo got a show on the said station…

The format kind of reminds me of the talk shows of Jay Leno or David Letterman…The show is basically divided into two segments:

  1. iMo Mo’s Most Wanted Hitlist
  2. The Couch

iMo Mo’s Most Wanted Hitlist

This section of the show is more freewheeling and my favorite part, thus far… Mo talks about the latest headlines and topics of interest and puts his own perverted “twist” to it… Let’s run down the hitlist, one by one:

Reproductive Health Bill

Up first is the news that the Catholic Church is up in arms over this bill which seeks to promote government subsidized genocide of literally billions of little swimmers in the latex death trap known as condoms… I found the soundbytes amusing when mouthed by those hypocrites in Congress who’ve never had to work a day in their life and are enjoying the trappings of their office at the expense of the poorest of the poor…

Here’s Mo’s top 10 reasons why condoms should have been given out for free a long, long, long time ago…

10. Miriam Defensor Santiago– imagine if there were twins or triplets of Miriam? Perish the thought…
9. Raul Gonzales – isn’t he so adorabe you just want to choke him to death?
8. Manoling Morato -he’s out of the limelight, thank God, but his antics will live in our nightmaresΒ  forever…
7. The Abu Sayaff -terrorists anyone?
6. Tim Yap – snort, snort… Gucci, Chanel and YSL would be so sorry to lose your business…
5. George Bush Sr. – simply for the reason that we wouldn’t have our entry at number 4 without him…
4. George Bush Jr. – that’s right, you little genius you…
3. Sulpicio Lines Management – yeah, floating coffins with an engine…
2. Jobert Sucaldito – wouldn’t you just love to go to his house and shave off that lettuce patch he calls hair?
1. Cristy Fermin – You knew that the vermin was coming, huh? Nuff said…

Banana split girls

It’s the promise of comedy in the form of scantily clad girls and it premiered last Saturday night on ANC’s mother station, ABS-CBN… It stars:

  1. Cristy Fermin – nah, just kidding…it’s actually Roxanne Guinoo
  2. Angelica Panganiban
  3. Christine Reyes
  4. Valerie Concepcion

Mo showed some clips from a press conference the girls had to promote the show and they looked like they were bored out of their brains during the press junket…

Angelica had a particularly stupid line: She said, and I quote verbatim:

Para sa akin kasi yung comedy nasa sa yo, nasa pagiging natural mo yun bilang tao eh… So kasi po pinanganak talaga ako para sa show na ito eh…

Really? Your destiny in this universe, your sole reason for being born is to star in this stupid show? Tsk, tsk, Angelica my dear, you were destined for greater things, like being the image young boys relieve their pubescent imaginations on… Come on, you’re selling yourself short…

Texting while driving

Mo talked about this new law being proposed which will essentially prevent people from texting or otherwise using their cellphones while driving…

He doesn’t have a beef with the new law and I don’t have one either but why zero in on texting when we don’t have a minimum alcohol provision in our laws… Drunk driving is inherently more dangerous than texting I would think… The Philippines is one of the few countries in the world without such a provision… Probably along with Mongolia, Tibet and Kazakhstan… Well, at least according to Borat…

Interestingly, drunk driving is penalized P20,000.00 without jail time while texting is penalized P100,000.00 with 6 months of jail time… Makes sense?

Pinoyparazzi sued by Mocha girls

The all female group Mocha girls sued the tattle rag Pinoyparazzi when they published pictures of the group members kissing…

The girls said that their careers could be ruined because their audience were men and that allegations of lesbianism would turn off their intended audience…

Hmmm, au contraire my dears, do you know of any horndogs who would be turned off by girl to girl action? Menage a troi, anyone?

Ateneo toasts Lasalle

Mo related the story of Ateneo burning the names of the Lasalle players written on logs which formed part of the celebratory bonfire of Ateneo in apparent retaliation for the middle finger given to them by one of Lasalle’s player…

Hmmm, I couldn’t care less, I’m from UST, hehe…

The Couch

Special guest for the first edition of The Couch was feminist and Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist, Rina Jimenez David talking about the provisions of the Reproductive Health Bill…

The wide ranging discussions ran the gamut from condom use, abortion and her children’s possible use of condoms… πŸ™‚

I find Rina brilliant and read her columns regularly at PDI… Cool mom, as well…

Edgardo SurezaΒ  of Pro-life Philippines presented the opposing view on the RH bill being discussed and I found his views strange… From sex education and the use of natural rhythm method… His arguments just didn’t have a leg to stand on…

Most of his arguments were non-sequitur…

I was observing Mo and he totally disagreed with Ed Sureza’s views…

I don’t want to discuss this too much but I’m sure that 80% of Filipinos, even Katoliko Sagrados would agree that we need to practice some form of birth control other than the notoriously unreliable rhythm method…

Great show, Mo… I look forward to next week’s episode…

Good times!

17 Responses to “iMO In My Opinion with Mo Twister (Oct. 12, 2008)”

  1. What’s the airtime? Wanna check it out.

    About the Ateneo Bonfire… Hai. So Atenean. After they did the sh*t, comes an apology letter. It has been that way since, it’s the Atenean way. Hehe!

    Peace to my blue friends!

    As always, good times!
    CHI

  2. Ateneo toasts Lasalle …. blah.blah.blah….

    I really dont know why media give a lot of fuzz about these 2 schools. I have nothing against Ateneo or LaSalle but people in the media report a lot of hype about this. What is so funny about this even here in the USA immigrant Filipinos are so particular about these schools…(also including UP). As if they came from a privilege breed of indios… rich and smart … They think of themselves higher that the rest of us who studied in OTHER schools. Nakakatawa talaga…. I have a co worker who is a graduate of Ateneo who just migrated from Pinas… nahirapan mag adjust… because our caucasian boss treat him like an entry level personnell… I dont see anything wrong with it… pero ang Pinoy na ito iba ang tingin sa sarili…. pa-ano nga naman my boss graduated from Viriginia Tech (mind you hindi Stanford or MIT or HARVARD pa yan) and does not mind what school you came from as long as you deliver good work.

    Sa America lang talaga pantay-pantay ang Pinoy…. kasi ako galing lang sa mababang pa-aralan ng Sta. Isabel…at graduate sa isang University ng probensya… pero during job hunting and interviews we are on the same level….Walang Atenista or Lasallista or UPians advantage dito… pantay lang tayo…

    Tama si Mo… I could care less…. I am a graduate of a Mababang Paralan…

    in other words…there are more important things to blog …. than issues of these 2 rival schools.

    tenk-yu

  3. So it already strated. Too bad we don’t have cable. I hope they show this on free tv, reading your blog the show seems very interesting.

  4. Hi Benj, what is the timeslot of the ANC show?

  5. Hi Benj,

    Feel so bummed that I missed it. It sounds like Mo’s showing off his more intellectual and/or serious side. You are so good to post the blog about it here! πŸ™‚ The Top Ten sound really fun… did you come up with the comments or was it from the show? Either way they are way funny! πŸ˜›

    πŸ˜€ Marie

  6. Hi jagaruga,

    Yup, it’s a good show… The first part is really funny, hehe… You can catch the show on ANC every Sundays at 8PM…

    Good times!

    Benj

  7. Hi Marie,

    I read your request so I thought I’d blog about it and it was worth the effort… Good show…

    The top ten comments are a mixture of Mo’s own comments during the show and my own… πŸ™‚

    Glad you liked it…

    By the way, was that you calling on the show earlier? I was trying to get through but again, I don’t seem to have the skill for it, hehe… And I’m using a new phone, an N95 and it’s too freaking complicated to use… I miss my old phone…. 😦

    Good times!

    Benj

  8. i wish my cable has ANC =(

  9. deadmansbones Says:

    Hey Benj,

    Really good work you’re putting out here…:)

    That was me on the phone today. πŸ™‚ I was literally in traffic when I got through! A friggin cab nearly ran into me, haha. I was on my way to work. See the dedication/addiction??? πŸ˜›

    I hope I catch you when you do get through…that’s a phone call I’d really like to hear. πŸ™‚

    My phones are both SE’s. If that makes any difference. πŸ™‚

    Great, great job as always Benj.

    πŸ˜€ Marie

  10. wow, I was asked to debate about the reproductive bill for Philippines on TV!!! But I declined it because in my opinion, any debate regarding religion/catholicism and the likes are a dead end to me… I may say what I want but I’m just not up to it…

  11. @ bisdak

    I wouldn’t be surprised if you don’t get the fuzz between these two schools kasi you don’t belong in either of them. (The sentence sounds like I’m starting a fight but I’m not.)

    It’s just the school spirit. Maybe if you were in either of those schools, you’d know what I’m saying.

    And you’re right, there are more important things to blog so let’s get to that.

    @ Benj

    Yah, I believe it was Marie who phoned in this morning. Stucked in traffic I guess. Nice voice by the way Marie.

    As always, good times!
    CHI

  12. deadmansbones Says:

    Hey Chi,

    Yeah that was me. πŸ™‚ When am I gonna hear you guys on the show? Haha.. I sound as if I’m ON the show. Sorry ’bout that. Nerd in me is taking over… πŸ˜€

    πŸ˜€ Marie

  13. Hey Marie,

    Yeah, I knew it was you. You mentioned being at the booth with your friend woainimo or something. Haha! I saw your photos on your multiply when you visited the booth.

    Hearing me on the show? I don’t think so. I stutter most of the times when I know a lot of people are listening to me. Mo might slam the phone on me. Haha!

    As always, good times!
    CHI

  14. mojackomojacko Says:

    wala ba sa youtube? =)

  15. Hi mojackomojacko,

    Last time I checked, it wasn’t up on Youtube yet… But I’m sure some enterprising soul will upload it soon…

    Great times!

    Benj

  16. i like the top ten.
    i had to tell this, christy fermin when she was in channel 7, sisiraan nya ung mga talents ng dos, ngaun vice versa.
    jobert and christy should ride a sulpicio lines vessel.

    raul gonzales, masamang damo matagal mamatay.

    i like mirriam, my kababayan…hehehe

    angelica panganiban, it really shows that brains and beauty does not come in one package.

  17. I watched the episode last night. It was great during Belo’s segment but got bored after it. Lots of greetings for Mo last night!

    Happy Bday Mohan Gumatay! πŸ™‚

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