Batibot Should Be Back On Air!
Sunday, May 07, 2006
Captain's Log Supplemental Stardate -317347.71
Have you watched some local TV programs lately? Heard actors, news anchors, and commercial endorers, and even f*ckng priest and preachers speak in TAGLISH, wherein they mix English and Filipino in a sentence? Hmm... I've remembered my first lesson in College Filipino, mixing two different language in a sentence is bad. It's like destroying a language. I can't believe that the major TV networks allow these. And MTRCB and Language Commission isn't doing anything about it.
A few years ago, when I was young, taglish is almost non-exsistent. (Or maybe they exist but with no cable TV, internet, SMS, I may have not heard of it.) Thanks to programs like Batibot, most children during my childhood where educated properly.
Who could forget Kuya Bodjie, Ate Sienna, Kuya Ching, Pong Pagong, Kiko Matsing, Gingging and Ningning, Manang Bola, Kapitan Basa, etc.? Most of us grew up with them. We've watched them every 10am. Children nowadays don't even recognize Kuya Bodjie in one of McDonald's TV commercials. Batibot taught us to count and read in pure Tagalog or English. NO TAGLISH. We've learned to distinguish things, Batibot introduced us to our "kapitbahays", and many more.
Today, open your TV sets in the morning and a lot of telenovelas and talk show populate the airwaves. Sineskwela's gone to cable, where only "rich" kids could watch. Sesame street exists only on cable. Batibot is long dead. Less fortunate kids would have to settle for a daily dose Home Boy or slobbering mexicans on a mexican soap every morning. Poooor kids.
You can see them everywhere. Thousands roam the cyberspace. Mindless idiotic drones just posting comments or tag messages without even thinking. Some can be found here on my blog. People posting on my tagboard who thought that this was Toni Gonzaga's website. Others simply are astounded by simple elementary mathematics. Retz's readers had difficulty of analyzing a SIMPLE mathematical problem. Let's say you have 3 pupils, A, B, C with 12, 23, 44 as their scores respectively. To get the percentage of Pupil A, you must sum their grades up, which now total at 79. Divide Pupil A's score with the Total Score, then multiply the answer to 100. THAT'S PUPIL A's PERCENTAGE SCORE. Do the same with Pupil B and C. Which will be B = 29.11% and C = 55.70%. Now if pupil A dies (how morbid), and B and C remain, if B and C got 5 and 4 more votes respectively, we will now REDO the previous computations. Only B and C's scores will be summed. So it would be 76 total since B has gained 5 more while C got 4 more. Redo the computation and tada! You'll get the NEW percentage score. Damn stupid if you still can't get it.
Because of this, I'll be starting a campaign. I now demand that Batibot be brought back on air, not in the morning, but on primetime! All text contests should be based on Batibot's daily show. Speaking Taglish in public should be made a heinous crime.
I asked you now to wear this tshirt anywhere you go:
Everytime you wear this shirt, always do a thumbs up sign and smile like Sesame Street's Guy Smiley. And don't forget, take pictures and umm... just take pictures and post them wherever you like. If possible, do a cosplay. Wear Pong Pagong's costume and run around wild inside malls or parks while imitating Pong Pagong's cutesy giggle. Get monkey's for your pet and name them Kiko. If you caught an alien, call them "sitsiritsit alibangbang". REMEMBER, TAKE PICTURES.
In the future, I will also sell pins and magnets with the "IBALIK ANG BATIBOT.." logo.... blah blah yada yada.. hahahahaha! Dammit. I sound like one of those groups organizing a flash mob inside Starbucks. LOL!
I wonder what would you feel if you hear this line from Shaider years ago, "TIME SPACE WARP, NOW NA!"
"NOW NA" sounds stupid 20 yrs ago right? And still sounds stupid today. "NOW NA" MY ASS.
IBALIK ANG BATIBOT, NOW NA! este, NGAYON DIN!
*Computer end log*
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