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a musically foxy site

I recently discovered this new cool site. It's the foxytunes.com. If you are using Mozilla Firefox, it comes with a media player tool that rests at the bottom of your browser. With that tiny media player, you can play your favorite music while browsing, or even while not browsing. (Instead of opening your media player, you can open instead your browser to play your favorite music.) To go to the FoxyTunes, click the double eight-note icon and select FoxyTunes Planet. On the site, you can search for your favorite artist and FoxyTunes will give you everything about the artist - his profile, albums, music, videos, photos, lyrics, webs, news, and blogs. It's an all-in-one site about your favorite artist. And if you love to sing, like in a videoke or karaoke, you can do just that with FoxyTunes Planet. Simply retrieve the lyrics, then play the video, you can now sing with your favorite artist.

Here's a sample. Follow this link Josh Groban on FoxyTunes and enjoy singing with Josh …

Humor, Racial Slur, or Reminder?

Last Thursday, Studio 23 (Philippines) aired the controversial "Desperate Housewives" episode. A program advisory said that it was the official international edition of the said show. The alleged "racial slur" was already omitted. I found the scene rather ordinary because it lacked the
punchline that usually bring a good laugh.

When I first heard about the alleged racial slur in the news, I, being a Filipino, sympathized with my fellow Pinoys who were offended by the controversial line of Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher). The first question that entered my mind was "why did the writer thought of the med school in the Philippines and not of those other countries?" The first answer that came to my mind was, maybe, he heard about the falsification of documents along C.M. Recto avenue. Maybe, he heard this story from his Filipino friends or acquaintances. My second theory was, perhaps, he was aware of a news item in the Philippines where a leakage in the nursing boar…