Reflections

STANDING BY YOUR MAN

capt7652710febd94c0298a2a57c4341675daptopix_spitzer_prostitution_nysc107.jpgWe all know the familiar scene by now. A high ranking public official commits a moral indiscretion and apologizes to his constituency flanked by his impassive and gloomy faced wife. What does this mean ? Is she really standing by her man by hook or by crook ? Does it mean the wife had forgiven her husband and won’t be filing for divorce? I see no reason for the wife to be standing by her man in front of the public if she intends to call it quits. Or is it just protocol that whether she likes it or not, she’s got to be by his side ? It’s a tough call on the wife who would suppress her real feelings just to save her husband’s shattered reputation.

Some resign and some don’t. Remember that US senator who was caught soliciting sex at the men’s bathroom at an airport? He did apologize and announced that he will resign but took his words back. He only had one year to go so he elected to toughen his face and hang on until his term expires but announced he will not run for re-election.

These people look comical when you think that Joseph Estrada became president when the public knew fully well that he had children (who became instant celebrities ) from a number of his full time mistresses who are likewise well known to the public. It is even more comical to think that some religious leaders endorsed his candidacy. Pinoys can go either way or flip the coin and say, “darn, these Yanks are just a bunch of hypocrites”.

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English – An Insane Language ?

Do you have any idea what these letters mean?

Lopadotemachoselachogaleokranio -leipsanodrimhypotrimmatosi -lphioparamelitokatakechymenokich -lepikossyphophattoperisteralektr –
yonoptekephalliokigklopeleiolagoiosi – raiosiraiobaphetraganopterygon

Supposedly this is an English word, 182 characters long derived from a Greek word which has something to do with spicy food. Now, if you think this is nuts, how about a 1,913 letter English word ? Apparently it does exist. I wanted to write it down in my post but heck , it will occupy the darn page leaving me no space to post so check it out in this link. Can any human being say this word even once? Why invent a word you can’t even say? Now I am completely baffled 👿

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FIT FOR A CAMEL

images.jpegJane and Arlene are outside their nursing home, having a drink and a smoke, when it starts to rain. Jane pulls out a condom, cuts off the end, puts it over her cigarette, and continues smoking.

Arlene: What in the hell is that?

Jane: A condom. This way my cigarette doesn’t get wet.

Arlene: Where did you get it?

Jane: You can get them at any drugstore.

The next day, Arlene hobbles herself into the local drugstore and announces to the pharmacist that she wants a box of condoms.

The pharmacist, obviously embarrassed, looks at her kind of strangely (she is after all, over 80 years of age), but very delicately asks what brand of condom she prefers.

“Doesn’t matter Sonny, as long as it fits on a Camel.” The pharmacist fainted. 😆

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22 Responses

  1. Men are by nature polygamous. Wives be ready. This will happen all the time.

    I smoke Marlboro. That joke is funny 🙂

  2. Sorry, but not me. I won’t bail out a cheater 😦

    That word is outrageous !

  3. on the scandal, methinks it is protocol or maybe she was under duress? 😦

    men are by nature, polygamous. fine. BUT men are rational beings, therefore, they can think. men have choices. they can choose to give in to wordly pleasures all they want or do what they think is morally upright.

  4. The difference between their(Americans) politicians and ours is that, ours tend to flaunt — rather than keep under wraps — their illicit relationships and even brag about the number of children they’ve sired from different women. The obvious examples would be Erap, and ex-senator Ramon Revilla, who happily claims he couldn’t count the number of children he has as a result of his past affairs. And the Pinoy voters (males especially) seem to lap it up with gusto, with a mistaken belief that having a lot of women is the “macho” way and is a sign of a great leader…

    As for the longest English words, the only word I know that’s included in the list is Supercallifragilisticeplialidocious… hehe 😀

    LOL on the Camel ciggie joke… 😀

  5. I don’t recall a single Filipino politician that has resigned over an illicit affair. As for the photo, I think the wife was there to publicly express support for her husband. HOWEVER, I bet you that she’s probably making some mental calculations already on what percentage of their conjugal property she’s entitled to get. Hehehe 😀

  6. lol! A camel? 🙂

    oh my, i’ll never learn the language…it’s too long for a word. 😦

  7. I’m so tempted to coin a 6,000-letter cuss word. How’s that for a Pinoy invention? 🙂

  8. Ryan – that’s the general concensus I guess. This polygamous man thing – is it related to physical power, that man does it because he’s physically more powerful than women. What if the reverse happens – that women are more polygamous than men? 😯

    Quit smoking bro hehe 🙂

  9. Irrealis – so you’re like most of the women I talked to eh ? It’s bad enough to be dissed for a much younger girl 😦

    Yes, and that word is English 🙂

  10. Mari – perhaps she was under duress and had to do it by force of circumstance.

    I definitely agree with you that men are capable of providing monogamous love to a woman. I’m not trying to be cynical here but a buddy told me that Spitzer’s wife looks like his aunt.. bad hehe 😦

    Anyways, the point is, as long as both spouses are willing to give unconditional sex hence completely satisfied with each other, there is no reason to seek sex from somweher else.

  11. Snglguy – very true. These men seem flaunt their exploits with women which is completely unethical considering that they hold high ranking public offices 😦 Again, there is also a trend among women who look at having a child with a rich, powerful man is economic advantage with assurance of “sustento”.

    Would you believe ” Supercallifragilisticeplialidocious” is an official English word which means good ?

    The old lady should have chose another brand instead of camel hehe 🙂

  12. Panaderos – that’s the 64 dollar question, whether the wife by virtue of standing by her man in press conferences really means it ! What if she divorces him, what would people say? That she is a hypocrite? Oh well, I guess she can always change her mind after 6 months and say she can’t live in hell any longer 😦

  13. Ipanema – first of all an 80 year old woman buying a condom would make the pharmacist faint already hehe 🙂

    Well, the long and strange sounding words are part of the English vocabulary 🙂

  14. Abaniko – try it ! I guarantee you’d be included in the Guiness Book of Record hehe 🙂

  15. One good condom joke you have there. =)

  16. I think it’s cruel and inhumane… how they make the wives of philandering politicians stand by them like that. It’s almost like the Middle Ages.

  17. Jeff – :mrgreen:

  18. Toe – your sentiments are echoed by women here. Perhaps the action looks conciliatory but the swiftness does give people doubt to whether the woman had been given sufficient time to think of her actions.

    Also some people speculate that an apology from the erring politician flanked by the wife is akin to a sorry handshake to the people and the wife’s forgiveness can perhaps soften the hearts of the people too. It does look more of a damage control of the politician’s career.

  19. ACcording to the link, the word derived from Greek refer to “spicy foods that cooked from the remaining vegetables and beef.” I can’t think of another word for it so it looks like we’re stuck with that long word. 😀 Alternatively, one can just say two words instead of one: “spicy leftovers”. 😀

  20. let me offer a blurb to your first photo–

    wife: i’m doing this for publicity so c’mon and get this done with, you sick bastard! 😛

  21. Will – how true. Why suffer the aggravation of memorizing a 182 character word when you can say it in two short words ! Beats me hehe 🙂

  22. Barry – it does look like it hehe 🙂

    The funny this is the governor’s cross-eyed replacement ( no pun intended) also publicly announced that he had some sexual flings with women at his workplace but he and his wife had talked and sorted it out. This looks like some kind of a forewarning so that no surprises will come later 😎

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