I used to make clippings of his articles in college, back when he was still writing for the lifestyle section of the broadsheet Today (which has since merged with The Manila Standard to become — ta-dah! — The Manila Standard Today). I remember one particularly eerie article about an afternoon in Tugatog Cemetery, a public boneyard known for the statue of Lucifer standing triumphantly over a very defeated looking St. Michael. His write-ups on that cultural oddity April Boy Regino and on ex-NU 107 (and current Sandwich bass girl) Myrene Academia were also among my favorites. I thought: How cool it would be if someone would compile his articles in a book.
Almost fifteen years later, somebody from SPOT.ph, where he’s been blogging since 2009, thought of the same idea. The result: This is a Crazy Planets*, a compilation of the four-time Palanca awardee’s best and most controversial blogs to date. For only Php195, it’s a steal. Anything that bashes Kris Aquino at that price is a steal.
*The title is reportedly a line from the suicide note of ’80s bold star Stella Strada. Lourd quips: “Hindi ba napaka-tragic? Mamamatay ka na nga lang, wrong grammar ka pa.”