Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Review: The McVie Show, Season 5



Review: The McVie Show, Season 5

Graphics - A lot of the photo composition is ad agency whizbang, so put this in a folder, you photog wannabes.

Content - The blurbs for films and 'where we went' pictorials are only asides for what's most titillating here - the pointblank portrayals of bath house drama. To think this is the way it has worked in bath houses for millennia really intrigues.

Style - Who wouldn't be taken with the combo of 'breezy and matter of fact' and erudite wherever you zoom in? This blog is a showcase!

Recommend - Ad positioning that's not too 'in your face' , smaller font for the oneliners maybe?

Rating - 9.7

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3 Comments:

Blogger Mark Xander said...

Congratz, Joel, on your review. :) You are the highest scorer now!

June 21, 2007 at 1:56 AM  
Blogger joelmcvie said...

(orchestra plays "Bituwing Walang Ningning" theme, up then fade out; applause dies down)

Oh my god, I didn't expect this!

As Sally Fields once said, “You like me, you really like me.”

Okay, okay, breathe, breathe! Whew.

My opening line is the most cliché line I could ever open with, but hey, that’s why they’re clichés. It’s overused because it’s true.

In the spirit of the title of your blog, let me take this time to berate:

I would like to berate the Two Lovely Hags of Berate My Blog. You’ve now put pressure on me to maintain and even surpass the rating you gave to my show. It’s a very happy pressure—mush like someone pressing his crotch against mine. Whew! Is it getting hot in here or what?!

I would like to berate the owners of the bathhouses here in Metro Manila. They should be paying me for promoting their establishments to non-gays and females. (Heaven forbid the Two Lovely Hags should ever want to tour one! Lord, the earth will open and swallow all the clients should the two step inside the premises.) Uhm, dear owners, how about a discount? Hehehe.

I would like to berate Blogger and my friend who introduced me to Blogger. It it weren’t for Blogger’s format, the Two Lovely Hags would have seen—especially in my earlier posts and in my earlier seasons (but they wouldn’t count, cuz they’re technically separate blogs)—that my episodes aren’t all about bathhouses. I also talk about cruising in gyms, in bars, in… oops! On second thought, let’s leave well enough alone, shall we?

I would like to berate my friend, the wonderful and very talented writer Mr. Gibbs Cadiz. He taught me to put my Google Ads where they are right now—in your face. Me being a good soldier of advertising, I just followed whatever he said. Shame on me. Given that my total earnings after two months is a whopping $0.02, a re-layout should seriously be considered. (Gibbs, do I really name-drop? Hahaha!)

I would like to berate The Vegan Prince Mark Xander, for congratulating me for my score. Shucks, I hate to have to be the one to over-score such a cute, smart, talented and uber-healthy hunk of a blogger like him. Gosh, and he was even the first to congratulate me! Am I blushing nah buh?! Shyeeeeeeeth. Now I’m diyahe na to Mark. I’ll make tago-tago na among the bushes in the vegetable garden—mind you, an organic vegetable garden, ha!

I would like to ber—

(orchestra starts blaring theme of “Rocky” very loudly as the Two Lovely Hags push McVie off the stage)

June 21, 2007 at 4:36 AM  
Blogger JOSH said...

Congrats to both of u! :-)

June 21, 2007 at 7:34 AM  

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