THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. Before Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), or some 800,000 years ago probably, our human ancestors Homo erectus discovered how to wrest fire from burning bushes, and how to control and use this terrifying force of nature. Eventually, they learned how to artificially create fire. We now simply call it “fire”, but to be exact, it should be called Artificial Fire, or A.F.
Thus with A.F. did H. erectus people broaden their food sources, expand those parts of the brain that created culture and language, spread to all parts of the world, and thrive in all ecosystems. A.F. paved the way for the next waves of Homo to dominate the living world, and build civilizations that would transform what it meant to exist as humanity.
I MADE A VOW, A FEW YEARS BACK, that during Holy Week, I will be watching nothing else but religious films, to induce me to meditate about the sacred things in this life and beyond. So, for this Lenten break, may I present to you all: my top utterly religious films to watch (and they’re unquestioned cinematic classics too):
Dear Honorable Ass. Secretary Celine Pialago of the MMDA:
This is what you said, and I’ll translate as accurately as I could:
“Not all mothers in jail were able to attend the burial of their child. So to those who sympathize with Reina Mae Nasino, know full well the reason why she is in jail, and recognize full well what she is [or stands for] in society. You’re turning your lamentations into an afternoon drama series. Just stop!”