today's AMAZING TV AD : honda's "cog" 2 minute tv spot

for more on this, go to this post :; april 14 post.
the inspiration is mount pinatubo when some years ago, all of a sudden, after decades of being dormant, it decided to erupt, spewing debris and ash several kilometers high, blowing ashes to float everywhere, far and wide, turning the skies gloomy gray as far away as metro manila, hundreds of kilometers away, covering metro manila streets and rooftops with thick ash. the pinatubo eruption was so powerful that its ashes changed the color of sunsets not only in the philippines but also worldwide.

that's what happens when clients and advertising agencies decide to run ads not worthy to be called advertising. its dark, its huge and very irritating and unfortunately, everywhere!

all they are doing is wawam! what a waste of advertising money!

here is a first row view of Philippine Advertising and Philippine Marketing.

mount pinatubo erupts shooting ashes several kilometers high, then floating to blanket many other towns hundreds of kilometers away

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Friday, September 26, 2008

la salle's Maierhofer's dirty finger picture - post it here

la salle lost, ateneo won by a sweep as predicted by WAWAM! (read here :, but what was not predicted was the reaction of the la salle coach and team.

the la salle team and coach refused to come out of the dugout to claim their 2nd place trophy and medals.

not only that, la salle coach pumaren made a big deal about rico maierhofer's ejection from the game after his 2nd technical foul. pumaren says they lost on an account of bad officiating, like it was a set-up from start to finish that ateneo will win, courtesy of the referees. and he made an even bigger deal about the ejection of maierhofer. maierhofer was slapped a technical foul after he flashed a dirty finger.

maierhofer said he did not show a dirty finger - it was not the middle finger it was an index finger and it was meant for a teammate, telling his teammate to do better at guarding.

the video replays on tv wasn't very clear if it was a middle finger or an index finger that the referees saw as offensive.

for now, we will ignore that the tv shots seem to show his hand was palm up and he took his hand on a sweeping motion from left to right. first of all, when you point with an index finger, your hand is not supposed to be in that position. that hand position should be the other way, palm down. and also when you point with an index finger to someone, you don't do a sweeping motion of the hand as he did - a long, left to right sweeping motion.

BUT, we will forget all that for now. to get to the bottom of this, we are asking for readers of this blog to post here a picture of that historic middle finger or index finger. we need proof, send us your cell phone photo to and we will post it here.

this is a marketing and advertising blog, we are squatters here, we will give 48 hours before we close this post.

above pucture sent by conrad

from conrad's email : "This is a close-up of the alleged dirty finger flashed by rico. You be the judge."
submitted by anonymous, source posted in comments.
submitted by anonymous. source posted in comments.


abs cbn news reel on the "dirty finger". view it here.

posted by antenna : those two black & white pictures of maierhofer showing his index finger ARE NOT in the same scene as shown in the video clip in the abs cbn newsreel.

if you look closely in the abs cbn footage, maierhofer flashed a finger to show it to rabeh al-hussaini who was beside him. rabeh is not in those black & white pictures where maierhofer showed an index finger. those black & white photos may have been taken during game 2, but it's not in the same moment when he got the 2nd technical foul that got him evicted from the game

those black & white pictures are a hoax!

comments? reactions?


posted by antenna:

below is another video from abs-cbn. this one shows rico apparently first "fixing" his shorts, then makes the gesture. some say he put his finger under his shorts before he showed his finger.

> rico said he was just gesturing to a teammate. is it normal to fix your shorts first before you gesture to a teammate?

> putting your finger inside your shorts before showing rabeh the finger i think is on the extreme and kinda sick, don't you think?

in the video, below, you will see one of the referees just a few steps away from maierhofer, almost directly across him and directly towards the direct firing line of whatever finger maierhofer flashed at that moment. at that short distance, the referee must have seen very clearly if it was the middle finger or the index finger. i think the referee was so close to maierhofer that the referee would have even known if rico wore nail polish or not. it is that close!

we still don't have the picture that will definitely show rico showed an index finger or his middle finger! send your cell cam pics please!

give us your comments!


link posted by bored :


  1. someone please post a campic here!

  2. i am sure EVERYONE in araneta had a camcell, so dapat maski 1 merong pic non! post please!

  3. para namang impossible na walang may pic non. share the pic please!

  4. thank you conrad for the pic. we need more pics, please send.

  5. hahaha. kala ko pa naman yun na yung picture! nice one!

  6. are you sure, that's the pic? bakit parang hindi araneta colisuem yan? hahaha

  7. i confirm that's rico's middle finger. great pic! now, we know the true story - he deserved to be evicted from the game.

  8. Hope ths ends all doubts regarding Rico Maeirhofer's innocence.


  10. compare the black & white photos and the abs-cbn newsreel. see the differences.

  11. yup, those black and white pictures are of when rico was defending himself already. not when the incident actually happened.


  12. yes, it looks like it. so we still don't have proof if rico gave a dirty finger or not.

  13. there might not be an actual picture that clearly shows it's a middle finger or an index finger, based on these videos and the analysis made in this blog, it's pretty clear maierhofer flashed a dirty finger. it is a most logical conclusion.


  15. that link does not work. it's empty.

  16. Here's your dirty finger:

  17. nothing there, too. also empty.

  18. talong talo ang la salle!

  19. kalokohan! such arrogant creatures!

  20. green sour grapes?

  21. About palm up palm down thing, I used to signal a "dirty finger" to my brother by using my index finger or pinky so people around us won't get offended. He understands what I mean anyway.

  22. after a long time with no definitive picture that shows what finger rico flashed, it looks like the decision of the referee during the game stands. not that we can do something about it. haha.

    the nature of sports with referees is that right or wrong what the referee calls during the game stands.

    that is the case here. but given the pictures and video posted here, for me - i have no reason to doubt the call of the referee. in other words, i agree with the referee - rico did flash a dirty finger. he deserved to be ejected from the game.


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