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Manny Pacquiao on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

November 4, 2009 Leave a comment

Oh, the things I miss when I turn in early! I went to bed earlier than the usual 10:30 because I spent the previous night cleaning after my poor daughter who had gastroenteritis (I believe the the technical term for it is alternately “the shits” or sometimes, “the runs”).

As such, I missed out on the premiere of the remake of that ’80 show “V.” ABC will post the video of the episode on Saturday, November 7.

More important than that, and I have been kicking myself in the head about this for about 90 minutes now (yeah, thinking AND typing can be quite difficult after that), I woke up to find out that Manny Pacquiao, my Philippines’ own “National Fist,” guested on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Of course, I only found out when I checked Facebook on my G1 (yep, still works and I’m still content with it despite my onboard memory complaints) while sitting in my porcelain throne at 4:45 as my daily ritual goes.

How could anyone not love him? Well, except perhaps for Floyd “Big Mouth” Mayweather. I am kinda pissed, though, that Jimmy Kimmel didn’t even bother mentioning his credentials/achievements. A simple Wikipedia search would elucidate:

“Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao (pronounced /ˈpækjaʊ/, /pa’kjaw/ in Cebuano and Tagalog; born December 17, 1978), more commonly known as Manny Pacquiao, is a Filipino professional boxer. He is the former WBC lightweight world champion, WBC super featherweight world champion, IBF super bantamweight world champion, and WBC flyweight world champion.

He is currently the IBO and Ring Magazine light welterweight champion, and is rated by Ring Magazine as the #1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world. He has also held the Ring Magazine titles for featherweight and super featherweight divisions.

For his achievements, Pacquiao became the first Filipino and Asian boxer to win five world titles in five different weight divisions. In addition, he is the first boxer to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes.”

Thank Tim Berners-Lee and Vint Cerf (and DARPA) for the internet. Meanwhile, dirty politicians who receive campaign contributions from the telecommunications industry *cough* Sen. John McCain *cough* have sponsored a bill to stop the FCC from making rules so these bastards can stop us from enjoying life’s little pleasures. Please, go to