Saturday, May 19, 2012

MY WAY - a dedication to Najib

First, it was "Tear Gas In Your Eyes" and now, we have another parody, this time about Najib and his recent London outing, to the tune of "My Way".  Both songs were sung and recorded by Chom Lee, a Bersih activist in Perth.

The passing of a disco icon - DONNA SUMMERS

The mere mention of Donna Summers and that would invoke nostalgic feelings of the disco era of the seventies and memories of The Tin Mine, Tomorrow Disco, The Horbit, The Glass Bubble, The Federal Disco and many other similar outlets in KL and PJ.

Grammy-winning disco legend Donna Summer, who topped the charts repeatedly in the 1970s and 80s with raunchy hits like ‘Love to Love You Baby’ and ‘Hot Stuff,’ died yesterday aged 63.

Known as the Queen of Disco, the singer whose hits also included ‘I Feel Love’ and ‘She Works Hard for the Money’, died in Florida from lung cancer, the TMZ celebrity news website said.

“Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts,” said a family statement. “While we grieve her passing, we are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy.”

Tributes poured in within hours of her death, led by President Barack Obama who said: “Donna truly was the ‘Queen of Disco’. Her voice was unforgettable, and the music industry has lost a legend far too soon.”

“Truly that will be her legacy, she was the Disco Queen,” soul legend Aretha Franklin told CNN.

Barbra Streisand, with whom Summer duetted on 1979's ‘No More Tears (Enough is Enough)’, said she was “shocked” at the news.

“She was so vital the last time I saw her a few months ago. I loved doing the duet with her. She had an amazing voice and was so talented. .. It’s so sad,” she said in a statement.

In Hollywood, flowers were placed on her sidewalk star on the storied Hollywood Walk of Fame, across the street from the world-famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

Summer, who also became something of an icon in the gay community, shot to fame during the disco era of the 1970s with hits like ‘MacArthur Park’, ‘Hot Stuff’ and ‘Bad Girls’.

The orgasmic-sounding ‘Love to Love You Baby’, released in 1975, was one of the first disco songs to be released in extended form, giving full vent to Summer’s erotic moans and groans.

In the 1980s her hits included ‘She Works Hard for the Money’ and ‘State of Independence’.

The disco diva was born LaDonna Adrian Gaines into a large devoutly Christian family in Boston and started singing in the local church, before performing in a number of Motown-influenced groups in her teens.

Summer took her stage name after marrying Austrian actor Helmuth Sommer in 1972, anglicising her name after divorcing him. She spoke fluent German and the couple had a daughter, Mimi Sommer.

Winner of five Grammy awards

The singer won five Grammy awards during her spectacular career, including in 1980 for best rock female vocalist for the 1979 ‘Hot Stuff’, but also as recently as 1997 for best dance recording for ‘Carry On’.

She holds the record for most consecutive double albums to top the Billboard charts - three - and first female with four No 1 singles in a 12-month period, three solo and one with Barbra Streisand, according to the IMDb website.

Hot Stuff’ also got a boost from being used in the 1997 hit movie ‘The Full Monty’, as the track to which a group of unemployed British steel workers performed a striptease act.

TMZ reported that she had kept her illness quiet, and didn’t appear too sick only a couple of weeks ago, citing sources as saying she was focused on trying to finish a new album she had been working on.

It cited sources as saying Summer believed she developed lung cancer after inhaling toxic particles following the Sept 11, 2001 al-Qaeda attacks in New York.

Harry Casey, lead singer and ‘KC’ of fellow disco greats KC and the Sunshine Band, said he was stunned.

“I saw her several months ago at a performance, she looked great, she sang great, her performance was amazing. We got together backstage and had some good laughs and walked down memory lane.

“I’m just in shock. I had no idea anything was wrong.”


Thursday, May 17, 2012

'Kia-su' UMNO failed to generate the numbers for its 66th anniversary celebration

After all that cakap-cakap besar to bring in one million members to the gathering, the number of people who gathered on May 11 night, without a second thought, paled in comparison to what Bersih 3.0 has been.  In the end, NO BIG DEAL, LAH!

UMNO claimed more than 100,000 people attended the UMNO Celebrations at Stadium Bukit Jalil that night, but reports from 
60,000 to 100,000 were reported. The sitting capacity for the stadium is only 87,411.

Looking at the picture above, there were many chairs unoccupied.

Pictures shown on TV were only taken from areas where it was fully occupied.
To make the situation worst, university students were offered 
RM300 per person to attend.The below tweet speaks for itself
RM300 untuk Mahasiswa ke Sambutan Hari UMNO.. SMS sebagai bukti.. tengoklee.. : anak sungai derhaka
Despite the unexpected (or was it expected) low turnout, Najib could go on shooting his mouth off on describing how 'uncivilised' Bersih 2.0 people are and the people who support the three ralllies.  I wonder who is listening????

For more on the above, click here.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

This is very naughty of Datuk Nizar for gate crashing an UMNO ceramah

This was something done with spontaneity and unannounced, Datuk Nizar 'gate crashed' an UMNO ceramah, sat at an empty chair meant for the speakers and seemed to be enjoying himself waving to the UMNO audience.  This really took a lot of guts walking into the lion's den but then as usual, these UMNO bozos were dumbfounded at how to react for some moments.

An Umno ceramah in Kampar, Perak last night [May 14] witnessed an unusual twist when the main target of the Pakatan Rakyat bashing session - Nizar Jamaluddin - appeared and sat with several Umno leaders.
Nizar, the former Perak menteri besar and most recognisable face of Perak Pakatan, told Malaysiakini today that that the crowd looked rather astonished when he arrived. 
NONEHe explained that he was on the way to a PAS ceramah some 200m away at Tualang Sekah when he spotted the banner at the Umno ceramah which read: 'Nizar pembohong bersiri (Nizar is a serial liar)'.
According to Nizar, Umno had been dogging opposition ceramahs in the state for a few months by holding events nearby, but this event piqued his curiosity because his name was emblazoned on the banner. He claimed that he thus attended the event unplanned and in good faith because he believes in opening oneself to examination.
“I wanted to know whether I had missed anything (in examining myself).
“I thought I might as well attend before my turn to speak (at the PAS ceramah),” he said in a telephone interview.
And when he walked right into the event, alone, the first thing he heard was former PKR member Hanafiah Man condemning him at the top of his voice.
“I saw an empty chair (at the front panel) - which was Hanafiah’s - and I took a seat there,” he said, amused.
He claimed that when Hanafiah realised something was amiss and looked over his shoulder, the latter swiftly segued into bashing Bersih co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan and PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim.
The crowd of about 100 or so, according to Nizar, were similarly astonished at his presence while he was “just sitting there and smiling”.
“I think they were pucat (pale),” he laughed.
NONESome of the people there asked him to leave, but he insisted that this gave him more reason to be present, because the theme of the event had named him.
“I would like to hear, I told them. They asked me whether I would like it if they went for my ceramahs, but I said I would welcome anyone,” he said.
In addition, the crowd took the opportunity to boo Nizar at every mention of his colleagues in Pakatan Rakyat.
Nizar decided to leave after half an hour of the event, but not before shaking Hanafiah’s hand.
“He was completely abashed, his face was completely different,” he cracked.

‘Good for democratic process’

He then went to the PAS ceramah to explain himself, and the crowd was similarly astonished at the PAS leader’s spontaneous detour.
But the response appears to have been good so far for Nizar, with one person sending him a text-message congratulating him and saying it was a “new era” in politics.
“My phone was also ringing non-stop from 2am onwards,” he added, laughing.
When asked if he might make a habit of it, he was upbeat on how it would affect politics, but remained non-committal.
“Maybe this would be a good move, for a brighter democratic process,” he said, explaining that it would keep a lid on what politicians say at ceramahs.
On a more serious note, though, the Pasir Panjang assemblyperson hopes that he managed to make a point by crashing the Umno event.
NONE“I hope they think that, if he (Nizar) is a serial liar, why do they stop talking when he is there?” he opined.
He lamented the “very dangerous” messages that Umno is sending to Malay villagers.
Among other things, they ran down PAS’ dealings with Ambiga(right), describing the Islamic party as following a Hindu woman who was “pro-LGBT and anti-Syariah”, according to Nizar.
On dealing with the hostile environment, Nizar chuckled and said: “It takes a lot of patience.”

'Nizar should mind his own business'

When contacted, a speaker at the Umno event Saarani Mohamad criticised Nizar for “trespassing” into another party’s event and said that he should have minded his own PAS event instead.
In a a text-message to Malaysiakini, he denied that the speakers at the ceramah had suddenly stopped attacking Nizar, stressing that they had “followed the original script”.
“Nizar was not focusing on the ceramah, he was instead chatting with the people beside him," said Saarani, the Kota Tampan state legislative assemblyperson and state exco member.
In keeping with the previous night’s theme, he had only one thing to say about Nizar: “He’s lying.”

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Humour



There I was, sitting at the bar staring at my drink when a large, trouble-making biker steps up next to me, grabs my drink and gulps it down in one swig. "Well, whatcha' gonna do about it?" he asked menacingly, as I burst into tears. "Come on, man," the biker says, "I didn't think you'd CRY. I can't stand to see a man crying." "This is the worst day of my life," I say. "I'm a complete failure. I was late to a meeting and my boss fired me. When I went to the parking lot, I found my car had been stolen and I don't have any insurance. I left my wallet in the cab I took home. I found my wife with another man, and then my dog bit me. So I came to this bar to work up the courage to put an end to it all! I buy a drink, I drop a capsule in and sit here watching the poison dissolve; then, you show up and drink the whole thing! But enough about me, how's your day going?"

A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary 
surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet

pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird's
After a moment or two, the vet shook his head and sadly said, "I'm sorry, your duck, Cuddles, has passed away." 

The distressed woman wailed, "Are you sure?" 

"Yes, I am sure. Your duck is dead," replied the 

"How can you be so sure?" she protested. "I mean

you haven't done any testing on him or anything.
He might just be in a coma or something." 

The vet rolled his eyes, turned around and left the 
  He returned a few minutes later with a black
Labrador Retriever. 

As the duck's owner looked on in amazement, the 
dog stood on his hind legs, put his front paws on 
the examination table and sniffed the duck from 
top to bottom. He then looked up at the vet with sad 
eyes and shook his head. 

The vet patted the dog on the head and took it out
of the room. A few minutes later he returned with
a cat.

The cat jumped on the table and also delicately
sniffed the bird from head to foot. The cat sat back
on its haunches, shook its head, meowed softly and
strolled out of the room. 

The vet looked at the woman and said, "I'm sorry,

but as I said, this is most definitely, 100% certifiably,
a dead duck." 

The vet turned to his computer terminal, hit a few keys 
and produced a bill, which he handed to the woman.. 
The duck's owner, still in shock, took the bill. "$150!"

she cried, "$150 just to tell me my duck is dead!"

The vet shrugged, "I'm sorry. If you had just taken my
word for it, the bill would have been $20, but with the
Lab Report and the Cat Scan, it's now $150."


A Scottish couple decided to go to Spain  to thaw out  during a particularly icy winter. They planned  to stay at the same hotel where they spent their  honeymoon 20 years earlier.

Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules. So, the husband left
 Glasgow and flew to  Barcelona on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day. The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and without realizing his error, sent the email.  

Meanwhile, somewhere in Blackpool , a widow had just returned home from her husband's funeral. He was a minister who died following a heart attack. 

The widow decided to check her email expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted. 

The widow's son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:  

To: My Loving Wife 
Subject: I've Arrived 
Date: October 16, 2010

I know you're surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send  emails to your loved ones. 

I've just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. 

Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was. 

P.S. Bloody hot down here!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day, but not to some

Mother's Day is a day when we put aside our busy schedule and spend this one day celebrating with the one person dear to us and the Queen of our hearts, our Mother.  Above all, we are also celebrating the sanctity of Motherhood. The values that were taught to us by our Mothers could never be forgotten and until our dying days, it will always remain as part of our being.  She may be from the weaker sex but in moments of crisis, she is certainly the one with the towering strength.  There is no doubt we hold this one person in high esteem for our burden she carries, from the moment we were conceived right through our growing years.

How times have changed.  The very same mothers and grandmothers of whom we hold in high regard now have new set of values to impart to our children.  They support corruption for one.  If this is not bad enough, they support their leaders who murder, lie, steal, commit adultery, etc.  Now how could anyone possibly look into the eyes of these women and wish them "Happy Mother's Day"?

But to all mothers who still believe in the good old fashion moral values, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you, "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY"!

And here's a special dedication to you, "My Mother's Eye" by Frankie Valli

Our Sunday Girl - TRACY

[Bah-bah, bah-bah-bah-bah]
Tracy, when I'm with you
Somethin' you do
Bounces me off the ceiling
Tracy, day after day
When you're this way
I get a lovin' feelin'
Come with me
don't say "No"
Hold me close
Tracy never let go
Tracy, you're gonna be
Happy with me
I'll build a world around you
Filled with love everywhere
And when you're there
You'll be so glad I found you
Come with me, don't say "No"
Hold me close
Tracy, never, never, ever let me go
[Bah-bah, bah-bah-bah-bah]
Come with me, don't say "No"
Hold me close,
Tracy, never, never, ever let me go
[Bah-bah, bah-bah-bah-bah]
Tracy, never let me go
[Bah-bah, bah-bah-bah-bah]
Tracy, never let me go
[Bah-bah, bah-bah-bah-bah]

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