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December 3, 2009

Welcome back to another edition of our popular feature, Stuff Maybe we Should Have Explained in the Caption, but Didn’t.

The captions for these shots from today tell us that Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada “eats with his hands” after a political rally.

No kidding! I think we could figure that out ourselves, but it doesn’t go on to say why a former president doesn’t have access to utensils.

It does say he was removed from office in 2001, and I guess we have to presume it was for poor table manners.

But heck, they should have known he was trouble from the start. Here he is back in 1998, scarfing it down by the fistful.

Didn’t he wonder why voters never wanted to shake his hand?

“Oh crap, Kristin, that Estrada guy is coming for dinner again tonight! Let’s put away the good tablecloth and get out the camping tarp and the hose…

“And no SOUP! Remember what happened last time!”

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Above: Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada eats with his hands after a political rally in Maricaban, Pasay city, metro Manila, December 3, 2009. Estrada has said he was unconstitutionally removed from office in 2001 and is seeking a second chance to become president and complete unfinished  business of helping the poor.

Right: Philippine president-elect Joseph Estrada in 1998 file photo.

REUTERS photos by Romeo Ranoco

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Well, what is a fellow to do after his tv show CHIPs was cancelled, after all?

Posted by tim | Report as abusive
 

Maybe he donated all his flatware to the poor???

Posted by Beth | Report as abusive
 

As I always say…wash your hands after shaking hands with a politician.

Posted by Classicowl | Report as abusive
 

In the most recent photo, why did no one notice he doesn’t even have a plate? Is it possible he is eating a food traditionally eaten using only hands and not utensils?

Posted by Burton | Report as abusive
 

Burton, Of course it’s possible. It’s even probable, which is why the caption should have said something like that.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive
 

When I on a service install to Morocco, the host and other Moroccans ate with their fingers. However the host offered me utensils if I wanted forgo eating with my fingers. Possibly this custom in the middle east?

 

Is this a forum to trash other cultures?I have eaten there like the locals in the Philippines and there is nothing wrong with getting down to understanding your roots.This culture in the US to “easily trash others,” will one day cost you something you are not willing to pay.Look at the Muslim encroachment. While you are getting lazy, they have a mission to exploit you because of that.

Posted by Joey | Report as abusive
 

In many cultures, eating with hands is considered to be a sacred bond with the food. And also with fellow man if a platter is shared. In others it is a necessity because washing utensils etc. needs water that should not be wasted.

Posted by V Ray | Report as abusive
 

Joey, Bob does not intend to trash other cultures, just to innocently poke a little fun at them. Let’s face it, ferreners are funny.

Posted by T | Report as abusive
 

Methinks sarcasm is lost on some people….

Give that man a wetnap!

Posted by justK | Report as abusive
 

Joey and V Ray, I think you are newcomers, hence the house rules should be explained a bit more clearly:

it is absolutely nonsense to make any sense whatsoever in this blog. Thus, you are kindly requested to take as humorous and light a view as possible, regardless of the issue. And, perhaps more importantly, DO NOT LEARN ANYTHING HERE!! (Are you proud of me, Robert? My meds are working well this week!)

Posted by 1M1 | Report as abusive
 

The comments I posted while the site was being changed over got lost, which is really sad, because I think they were possibly some of the wittiest and funniest yet.

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive
 

1m1… what was your name in the previous version?? ;)
and yeah, anyone who LEARNS anything here will have his meds taken away… and if you are not on meds, we will get you addicted and then take your meds away… howwwwwzzzzzzzzat! :P

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

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