Then that curious statement: “There's a pendulum hanging over the heads of the people involved here,” or something to that effect, but I'm sure about the pendulum. Maybe he meant a sword, a noose, a question mark? (And maybe he's more than a little agitated because his ward Ruffa Mae Quinto is said to be next on the hot video playlist?)
Not ironic, just riveting television, because completely unexpected: Kris Aquino suddenly putting Ruffa Gutierrez on the spot when, in the middle of commenting on the Senate hearings, she points out that Ruffa has also gone through similar proceedings. “Was it pretty?” she daintily asks her dumbfounded co-host, whose forced smile can't hide her annoyance at being reminded, along with millions of viewers, of her involvement in the “Brunei beauties” brouhaha of years past. Another classic taklesa moment from the inimitable Kris Aquino. More, more.
2. Overseas, this You-can't-make-this-up howler courtesy of The Daily Dish: A fiery gay-bashing editorial from a Wasilla, Alaska newspaper (yep, home of Sarah Palin) with the headline “Will the Anti-Christ be a homosexual?”--whose first posting on the Net apparently included an ad for Connexion, a well-known gay networking site. The ad is gone now from the page, but not before an alert reader managed to capture a screenshot (see below) of the mash-up that must have caused the pastor-author a bout of teeth-gnashing and garment-rending. Double nyahaha. God, I'm sure now, is a fan of Jon Stewart.