Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Special Guest

I've decided to allow a good friend of mine to be a guest writer on this blog. We played on the Rochester Knights together, and I've known him for 10 years now. I'd trust him with my life, but I won't always trust what he has to write so I'll be serving as editor for any posts that he will sporadically send me. I was going to write more, but the E-mail he sent me on Tuesday morning at 2 AM that he wrote drunk and naked sums him up pretty well. I'll post it below in green in all its unedited glory. The passage below the E-mail in red is his first guest post.


Disclaimer: I, The Dirty Burrito, do not necessarily agree with any of the views stated by the Guest Writer. I simply edit out vulgarities and tie up loose ends to make the site work-appropriate for those of you that read my blog at work as a way to pass time. If I have anything to add or concur with some of the Guest Writer's views, then I will say so and make additions as I see necessary.

hey sanchez,
rough sketch, i wrote it at 1am naked for some reason. it might be a bit long, i dunno. look it
over and give me feedback. i can change carlo, i can make this work. also i feel it might be
important that you provide your own intro about me before people rea describing how i am. absent
minded, man whore, maybe just facts about how our relationship works. my other request is that you
remove my name from the before blog as some of my comments may become a bit offensive. for those
who know me already its fine, cuz they know its all in good fun. but id rather not make a name for
myself in cyberspace as the guy who has a list of the top 3 places he would bomb given the
opportunity (Boston, Jamba Juice, Texas). with all my love

Hello to all you Dirty Burrito lovers. I sat for many days (actually just two minutes while my Sublime song was downloading) thinking of a self-proclaimed nickname along the lines of The Dirty Burrito. The best I could come up with was The Spaghetti Stain, mainly because I am a dirty Dago and while Carlo is “the guy in the PG-13 movie everyone's really hoping makes it happen.” I’m more “like the guy in the rated R movie, you know, the guy you're not sure whether or not you like yet. You're not sure where he's coming from.” Not just that, but I am, much like a stain, very sloppy. I lack the necessary spelling and grammar skills for people to even believe I will soon be a Northwestern graduate. But the whole thing is pretty lame so you can just call me what you choose. However, this all leads me to the realization of Carlo’s biggest mistake on this blog: representation without explanation. I feel it is my duty to briefly explain the origins of “The Dirty Burrito.” Carlo is Filipino but looks very similar to our wonderful neighbors to the south, to whom we can give our thanks for Chipotle. (Why doesn’t this place stay open later? Why don’t they deliver? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stumbled home drunk with steak burrito on my mind. Even the $1.35 for guac seems justifiable at that point). When introducing Carlo to people, many mistake him for a Mexican and call him Carlos. Ah the joy of stereotyping. From there the sky was the limit; stereotypical and ignorant, yet funny names poured in: Carlos Delgado, Burrito Sanchez, Carlos Mahoya Vadeho Pepe Gonzales, until eventually The Dirty Burrito set in (compliments to the incomparable Ben Walker). There you have it. Nothing spectacular, just a running gag among good friends and plenty of booze.

As far as my reason for existence on this blog, I’m not really sure why I’m here. I guess I come up with a lot of different views on many of subjects that Carlo(s) feels the masses must hear. At times I may be funny, and some days I may just be incoherent. Through all this, it is my hope that no matter what I write about, I’ll inspire some sort of feeling from the reader. For many of you it may be anger which I elicit, which I strongly welcome and encourage heated responses. I do have two cardinal rules. While trying to refute my statements, don’t make stabs at my poor grammar in an attempt to dumb me down. I honestly don’t care about taking the time to establish proper punctuation, so long as my message gets through. Also, do not try to slam me for misquoting random tangents such as what Crew Jones said to his sister before the big race in RAD. That’s how it sounded in my mind so just leave it be. Writings like these are not meant to be looked over. You either get it or you don’t. Other than that, I truly hope you enjoy what I have to say, and I welcome any new ideas or possible discussion concepts.

Introductions aside, here are three entirely different thoughts. First, an idea for a business I’ve been tinkering with for quite some time. Legal ramifications aside, a drunk go-carting bar. Picture it. No seriously, picture it. Who wouldn’t want to go here? You could have leagues every night with different drunk classes (instead of weight classes). So like the light weights, you have to blow at least a .005 to get in the car, to the heavyweights, a .02. And so on. You could have records for fastest/slowest laps, most times hitting/not hitting the walls, and longest time going backwards without realizing it. There would be ways to regulate this as well. For example, anyone above a certain limit couldn’t race, DD’s would have to be present, and slowing the carts down the higher the drink class. I can’t imagine a greater night out. We would have a bar and restaurant in the track circle with live music and announcers. There could be different themes, like relay races where you have to stumble out of your cart for the next person to get in or drink a beer every lap. Someone needs to pick this up and run with it

Second, many people have told me money can’t buy you happiness. I’m a financially stable individual. I’d also consider myself a very happy person, but I sure as hell would be a lot happier if someone were to give me 500 bucks. Just think about how happy you are come winter when you put on your ski jacket for the first time, open up one of the fifteen zippers and find a 10 dollar bill. Now multiply that feeling by many times over. Money can buy you happiness, both temporarily (the new Crunch Wrap Supreme) and permanently (24 inch rims are forever). And if money can’t buy you happiness, you must have prior pressing issues that would cause you despair regardless of your financial situation.

Finally, I shall leave you with an open ended question that I’d like some feedback on. Why am I more attracted to Scarlett Johansson because of her slightly mannish voice? Does this make me gay, or could her voice just pass off as being unique?

Hear from you all soon.

I hope you all enjoyed The Spaghetti Stain. He'll be around a couple times a month. Let me know what you think about him. I have the power to get rid of him, but I won't get rid of him because he is my friend. I'll just make him change his content and subject matter, so your comments are very important.

I did agree with his comments on Scarlett Johansson. I never found her all that attractive until I watched Lost in Translation, which immediately made it into my Top 20 movies. I would also like to add that it wasn't just her that made the movie enjoyable. Bill Murray was extremely entertaining and the movie was very well written. Anyway, back to Scarlett. I do find her slightly deep voice very attractive. I think it's unique. I also recommend In Good Company. Great performances all around in that movie.

I now have some rantings of my own. Today at The Corporation, we veered away from our morning lesson into questions regarding career path, pay, benefits, and vacation time. I'd say we used up about 30 minutes of class time and about 20 questions were asked. Before each and every question (literally EVERY question), the person asking would preface the question with some phrase along the lines of "kinda a random question but like", "this is kinda off the subject but like", "this is kinda off topic but like", or "another weird question but like". This is gonna sound kinda bitchy but like why must people preface their questions with phrases like these? Does it serve a purpose? We're all smart people. We graduated from college and got jobs. I'm sure we'll be able to figure out whether your question is kinda random, kinda off the subject, or kinda off topic.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Laguna Beach Season 2 Premiere


The hour-long season premiere was spectacular. It was so soothing to hear Hilary Duff sing "Come Clean." She has such deep lyrics..."Cause perfect didn't feel so perfect; Trying to fit a square into a circle; Was no life; I defy..." What does that even mean? The main cast from the opening credits looks like an Abercrombie ad, but I'm fine with that because I won't have to deal with Morgan and Christina as much. Hopefully, I won't have to deal with them again beyond this first episode. I was a bit disappointed that Stephen and LC were put on the tail end of credits. Does this mean they won't be as integral to the show as last year? I'd be devastated if this were the case.

I loved that montage of the 1st season's cast coming back home from college for the first time. It definitely captured the mood of what it feels like to come back home for the first time after you've been away at college. It's a weird mixture of emotions. You're happy, nervous, anxious, excited, and any other emotion you can think of, all at the same time. You're so amped to see your friends and live it up like old times. But if you're lucky enough (or unlucky, depending on your view) to have had that "serious" high school relationship, you're probably going to have to see that ex. Through Stephen/Kristin and Dieter/Jessica, MTV perfectly captured the awkwardness of that first meeting with your ex. All the familiarity and closeness is replaced with awkward silence and stares. I did think Dieter handled his meeting with Jessica better than Stephen handled his meeting with Kristin, even though both girls were total bitches and didn't even attempt to make things go smoothly. Jessica acted like a bitch from the moment Dieter got there. He showed a lot of class in the face of extreme bitchiness. Stephen just lost his cool. From that first meeting and the party at Lo's house, he looks way too hung up on her. He needs to move on, but he probably won't be able to. Let's see how he handles it.

Speaking of Lo's party and parties in general...what is the deal with MTV and those underage kids drinking? I'm not saying they shouldn't drink, even though they probably shouldn't. I had my first drink at 16, but I didn't have cameras following me around and broadcasting my life to the world. Are we to assume that they're drinking from a keg because they have the 16 oz red Solo cups? They seemed pretty drunk when they mentioned South Coast time. That girl Jen is that one girl that brags about how everything is different at her school because she is apparently going to school on the East Coast. Remember, this is the same girl that complained about her mom firing her maid for stealing silverware last season. Did anyone else think Kristin was annoying as hell when she showed up? I can't stand her voice. Quick side note: I think they should ban Kristin from narrating and let LC do it again. I also think Kristin was a huge bitch for calling LC stupid, and then Jen just laughed and didn't even back her friend up so she sucks too.

What's the deal with the new girl, Casey? Where did she come from? Did I miss when they said where she came from? Probably. However, she does remind me of the girl on My Super Sweet 16 who moved from Roswell to La Jolla because her daddy wanted to buy her love. They're both the new rich girls who threw parties so everyone would like them. Anyway, that's the impression that I got. I loved Jason's call out when he asked why the pink lemonade was bubbly. I seriously think MTV just told them that if they had alcohol they had to get red Solo cups or call the alcohol by the name of a non-alcoholic beverage. How is this OK? I bet some Senator is going to call for a review of this because of some moral agenda or something, but he's really just trying to get votes. I hate politicians.

This new guy Jason is hilarious. He was absolutely disinterested at the date with Jessica, but got very interested once she started running her foot up his pants. Jessica is way too in to him, and that is what ultimately is going to cause him to cheat on her...multiple times. I feel that he and Talan will end up with the same STD by the end of the season. Maybe they'll also be taking paternity tests by the end of the season.
Do you think Talan feels slighted by MTV? He was on the 1st season's opening credits, but he was barely on the show. He didn't even make the cover of the Season 1 DVD set. This season, Jason got the first male billing over him even though he is the veteran. Stephen was last or next-to-last on the opening credits and got much more air time. Even Dieter got more air time on the premiere than Talan. I hope he develops an inferiority complex, and fights Jason and Stephen. He'll fight Jason because Season 2 was supposed to be his, but Jason stole the show. He'll fight Stephen because Stephen will still be obsessed with Kristin and get in his way. Talan needs to step it up. He's like the random 4th girl on Real World that never gets any air time because she is normal and doesn't over-dramatize everything. Let's go Talan...over-dramatize stuff...you're in high school. It's your duty to make things more dramatic than they actually are.

The conversation Alex H. and Kristin had about which guy at school they'd hook up with is funny. Alex H. thinks she's Alicia Silverstone from Clueless. She doesn't want to hook up with any guys from her class because they sag their pants and wear headphones or something.

Where do these kids get money to just rent a limo for bowling? How much is MTV paying these people? The girls' sing-along to Kelly Clarkson's "Since You've Been Gone" in the limo had to rank up there with LC, Lo, and Christina singing Michelle Branch's "Goodbye to You" in their limo as the most ridiculous moments in limo history.

I think Taylor and Alex are both ugly. Jessica is hot sometimes. Kristin is hot, but annoying. LC still wins that contest. Stephen could be headed for a major breakdown. I need more Trey and Dieter. Stephen could just fall apart without them...unless he gets together with LC.

This LC and Stephen thing has lots of potential. Maybe the next Ross & Rachel thing going, but in real life. Great story line. Did you notice that on their date, they were at the exact same table at the same restaurant that Jason and Jessica ate at? Loved Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" playing on the car ride back to LC's house. Do you think that is LC's theme song for her and Stephen? That hot tub was awesome. I bet they hooked up after the hot tub, but you never know with these MTV story editors. And on another note, I just compared 19 year old reality tv characters to sitcom characters...I'm a huge _____________.

Way too much stuff happened on that hour-long episode. I tried to get it all. Let me know if you want me to cover anything else. Let me know what you think. The Dirty Burrito loves comments. Big thanks to all those who linked my blog in their profiles. I'll be having a special guest writer produce some articles for me on a sporadic basis. I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

I'm a foreigner...help me with your language, or let me help you

I'm serious. I was born in the Philippines and lived there until I was 5. Filipino (yes, the country is spelled w/ a "Ph" and the nationality is spelled w/ a "F") was my primary language, and English was my secondary language...barely. I pretty much learned both simultaneously (adverbs usually end in -ly).

Today at The Corporation, a trainer in one of my classes spoke the phrase "for weeks on end." It made me think that I never really actually put much thought into what that phrase actually meant. "On end." I always assumed people used it and thought they subconciously had an idea of what it really means, but didn't truly know what it means. Look up the phrase on dictionary.com and you'll find 11 entries. I'm not sure if it's because I'm curious or that I was born in another country and I was taught the proper way to speak English (as opposed to American, which is what most people speak in the United States), but I started thinking about all the phrases and words which people commonly misuse or don't know the true meaning. (Notice I used "of which" in my previous sentence so that I didn't have to end my sentence with a preposition. That is a big no-no in English.) I also thought about common grammar mistakes. Hence, my references in sentence 4 about adverbs ending in -ly and not ending sentences with prepositions. I'm going to run through a few of the ones I thought of (oops...ended in preposition).

Peruse: People often use this word when they are referring to something that they just skimmed or read quickly. In fact it actually means "to read or examine, typically with great care." I hope you'll all peruse this blog.

In and of itself: I think this is a horrendous, confusing phrase. I never gave much thought to it until I read Chuck Klosterman's Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs. I think it was in the opening pages of his book. (Brilliant book by the way. He breaks everything down from Saved by the Bell to The Real World.) The official definition, you ask? "Intrinsically, considered alone." Thanks a lot dictionary.com. That really helped me out. I think this phrase is for lazy pseudo-intellectual college students to fill space in their 20-page poli-sci paper about the effects of Reaganomics on the lower class. I don't even know what Reaganomics is except that it included something -doo economics...oooo-doo economics...voo-doo economics. If you don't know where that came from, then you must've been locked in a basement for the past 20 years.

Toward vs. Towards: Who knows when to use either of these? Neither do I. Someone get an English book and find out please.

No difference vs. Same difference: Same difference is not correct. You should use "no difference" because you are arguing that there is no difference between the point you are making and the point the other person is making. How can two points have the same difference? I don't know. I'm not from this country.

All right vs. Alright: Alright doesn't exist. If you type it in dictionary.com, it will give you a link to "all right". All right?

Couldn't care less vs. Could care less: People use either of these phrases interchangeably to describe the extreme irrelevance of a subject to them. For example, take someone who hated soccer with a passion who said, "I could care less about soccer." If he could care less, then it means that there is still more room for apathy. If he had said, "I couldn't care less about soccer," then he has reached the extreme point of apathy. Soccer is so irrelevant to him, that he possibly can't care any less.

Supposedly: Believe it or not, some people do think that this word is actually "supposively." These people to whom I refer, are college age or older. Please correct yourself because this supposively won't help you out in the real world.

Probably: Unless you are a middle school age girly girl, please do not spell probably, "prolly." It will probably help you in real life not to pronounce it "prolly" either.

Could of & Should of: If you don't even know what I'm talking about, then it's time to replenish your skills in English.

I'm all out of stuff for now. Let me know of any other ideas you had. I was getting a lot of comments about being a TV critic, so I hope you enjoyed my rant on something other than TV. I know it's a little old, but here are some sweet words from my favorite Scientologist...

"You know what? I'm sure drug dealers on the street in some way, they're making money. That's what I equate it to. Here's the thing you have to understand with psychiatry. There is no science behind it. And to pretend that there is a science behind it is criminal." -- Tom Cruise on the evils of psychiatry

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Laguna Beach

"I'm so stoked for college dude. It's so rad. I'm so amped" - Stephen from Laguna Beach

This pretty much sums up how I feel about the new season of Laguna Beach. I just watched the Season 1 marathon, and it was absolutely amazing. Reliving the adventures of LC, Stephen, Kristin and the rest of the gang of "the real OC" was hilarious. There are so many questions that need to be asked, and I have a lot of random thoughts. Remember, I was an Econ major. I didn't major in English because I find it hard to put my thoughts in a flowing form. Anyway, here we go...

I'm still in awe of how they managed to talk their parents into letting MTV film their
lives for 6 months. Surely no good could come of this. The cameras captured every lie and backstabbing comment. Not only that, but the cameras captured and frequently alluded to the sexual exploits of their children--"Hooking up", "all we did was kissed", "what happens in Cabo stays in Cabo", et al. Everyone in Laguna must now think that Kristin is a huge whore. How did Kristin talk her parents into filming another season?! Did her parents not watch the Spring Break episode?
While we're on Spring Break, do you think MTV paid for the trip. I know these kids come from affluent families, but that resort in Cabo San Lucas was ridiculous. It must have been in the contract that they signed with MTV..."You must let your kids go on Spring Break so we can film them getting drunk and hooking up with each other." I compare it to the random trip that Real World always takes mid-season, but this time Contiki and STA Travel didn't plaster their names all over the episode.

Thoughts on Stephen: I still don't know how I feel about Stephen. He can be a bit of a tool sometimes, but I don't despise him. At times toward the end of the season, he sounded a little bit like Mike Dexter from Can't Hardly Wait. He would throw out comments about how easy or "more experienced" college girls would be.


LC vs. Kristin: Faithful male followers (female followers too) would debate who is hotter. Let's go at this methodically, shall we? Looks: Push. Booksmarts: Kristin. Common Sense: LC. This was a tough one for me, but in the end it was Kristin's ditziness that made her lose. Granted, LC didn't seem to have to many booksmarts (she plans on being a fashion major), but she came off as a normal person. She took all the drama with ease. She didn't freak out about everything and yell "Steeefuuuhn" each time she had some dilemma. If both of them entered the real world 5 years from now, I think Kristin would have a nervous breakdown unless she had "Steeefuuuhn" by her side. LC seems like she could take on any task and run with it. After I just said all this, I'm probably wrong about LC. From the previews, it seems like LC won't be able to handle life away from Laguna Beach, and she'll move back home. Let's hope I'm wrong, and MTV is just messing with my head again with some crafty story editing.

Fringe Characters: Morgan and Christina suck. Morgan said she wanted to leave Laguna Beach early in the season when she was opening her rejection letter from BYU. How the hell can you think that you got an acceptance letter when the reply letter was sent in a standard envelope? I'm going to brag here and let you all know that I got into all the schools (Michigan, NYU, Indiana, Purdue, and THE Ohio State University [Buck the Fuckeyes]) to which I applied, and they all sent me a huge thick envelope that weighed my arm down. Christina just sucks at singing and acting. That's the impression I got from her audition in New York. I hope her voice, acting, and dancing lessons are working out for her. Deiter was funny, but looked kinda goofy. Trey was awesome. I wish they had done more on him. Between starting Active Youth America and the fashion show, he seemed to have a lot of promise. He goes for things. I like it. I predict Talan will get an STD sometime during the 2nd season. Lo is great. Her voice and personality are infectious, but in a good way. She brings a lot of positive energy.

I love seeing all the sappy, emotional moments about how they're going to keep in touch with one another. I went through all that weird crap 4 years ago when I graduated from high school. I don't feel like it's that big of a deal. Girls that age write messages in yearbooks like "Don't ever change" and "BFF." I think that is crap. How horrible would it be if you hadn't changed from 4 years ago? What if you just hung out with all the same people from 4 years ago and never met any of the new people you are close to now? It sucks that you have to move on, but transition is just part of life. You have to be able to adapt to survive. You'll end up keeping in touch with the people you were really close to, even if it's just sporadically. Building an enormous network of friends and acquaintances means you've been able to experience great things. All these new people and experiences add a little something to your personality. I say screw "Don't ever change." Change is good. It keeps life interesting.

Those are my random thoughts on the 1st season of Laguna Beach. I'm interested to know what you think (even if you think I'm a tool for loving this show so much), so post some comments. I'll have another Laguna Beach post after I see the premiere of the 2nd season.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The Con

After watching tonight's Real World, I saw how the President's (to whom I will heretofore refer as G-Dub) spin strategy worked. Nehemiah said something about how he doesn't know why we're fighting a war. Danny said something along the lines of "What are you talking about? 4000 people died. That's why we're fighting." The military action was taken in Afghanistan because of 9/11, but the war in Iraq has nothing to do with that. G-Dub and his homies (Rove, Cheney, etc.) obviously brainwashed much of the nation into thinking that somehow Saddam had something to do with the 9/11 attacks. Why is this country so stupid? Let's not forget that we somehow just forgave G-Dub for lying to us about weapons of mass destruction, AND when Ambassador Joe Wilson spoke out against the allegedly doctored reports about uranium in Africa, Karl Rove leaked his wife's name (a CIA agent) to the press. I just want to state that I'm not necessarily a liberal. I'm just anti-BS. If Al Gore were President (and he should have been, but Fox News messed that up) and he did everything that G-Dub was doing right now, I'd be criticizing Gore right now. By the way, whatever happened to the hunt for Osama? Last I checked, Saddam never terrorized the US or its allies. Bust Osama is still roaming around and bombing trains in Madrid and London. Sweeeeeeet. I'm also extremely at ease since G-Dub is assuring us that the terrorists will not win and that the US will make compassion and freedom defeat terror. Watch out terrorists....compassion is coming right at you.

Monday, July 11, 2005

The Weekend and VH1 Celebreality

Another crazy Friday night in Downtown Minneapolis. Once again I got way too crazy with a bunch of my fellow coworkers. We're all hoping we didn't do anything too ridiculous around each other. I need to start restraining myself while I'm out here. I also found some guys that thought it was still sweet to pop your collar; it wasn't just a regular polo collar, but a button-down collar. So I found not one, but 2 guys wearing button-downs with popped collars. Strange.

I watched the new Surreal Life and Hogan Knows Best on VH1. Absolutely hilarious. I think Caprice, Pepa, and Carey Hart are going to be the only sane ones. Bronson Pinchot appears to be that sketchy guy. Jose Canseco looks like he is going to be hilarious. Janice Dickinson and Omarosa are complete lunatics. Janice is kind of like the Uncle Rico of modeling. She is the self-proclaimed original super model. She still thinks she's hot shit because she judged America's Next Top Model and got some plastic surgery done. What's the deal with Omarosa going with one name? What makes her think she has reached one name status? I think she needs to revert to using her last name, which, by the way, also sounds ridiculous. Manigault-Stallworth? Is she trying to sound sophisticated and rich?


Hogan Knows Best is a definite must-see. To say that Terry "Hulk" Hogan is overprotective of his daughter is a huge understatement. I can't wait to see the rest of this series. I just hope his family doesn't become as annoying as the Osbornes.


Friday, July 08, 2005

Bastards, burritos, and biopics

The ladies out there need to watch out for some sketchy bastards out there. A friend of mine recently had some douchebag slip GHB into her drink. Luckily her girlfriends were there to help her out. If you need GHB to score, you should be given some date rape drug and thrown in San Quentin. The guys in there are really friendly.

Well enough of that and back to the normal Dirty Burrito. Interestingly enough, I had a fajita burrito from Chipotle today. It was quite tasty. I had their hot sauce and it surprisingly tasted like a Thai spicy sauce. This is interesting to me...what if you tried spicy sauces from different cultures and put it on a burrito? Why wouldn't it be great? A burrito is just meat, rice, veggies, and a tortilla. Just add a different sauce. It could be like BD's Mongolian BBQ where they have an assortment of sauces.

From here on out, I will refer to my place of employment as The Corporation. I was able to meet fellow team members in my department today. They are really chill and funny. We played this game today at lunch/meeting where we had to choose an actor to star as us if a biopic were made of us. I chose Wilmer Valderamma. He not only is the only actor in Hollywood that even remotely resembles me (only if I have long hair or if I wear a beanie), but he also dated Mandy Moore AND Lindsay Lohan (in her hotter, red headed, more voluptuous days). I would have gone with Vince Vaughn or Brad Pitt if they looked anything like me. Since they don't, I'm going with Wilmer on this one.

"Sex is great, if you are in a relationship. Otherwise, I find sex actually not so interesting. Without a relationship it is confusing." -- Tom Cruise to Bild Magazine

Hello


Instead of doing my write-up for work, I decided that starting my own blog would be much more entertaining. I'll be posting as often as I can to keep all of you lovely people updated about my new life in Minneapolis, as well as my thoughts on random issues. I know you want to know more about your favorite Filipino, but if you don't care about me I'll also try to give you a new Tom Cruise quote as often as possible. Happy reading!