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Tommy Turtle

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TT: always pushing the envelope!

Only Philippine town I've ever heard
Manila, Manila, Manila...

All the Chuck Norris flicks: Asian world: shooting site, preferred [1]
Manila, Manila, Manila....

I've folders of folded manila
The documents inside
File cabinet, abide

Best envelopes: made of manila
So strong, the contents bound
They get here safe and sound
To me!

Fiber's rope can resist salt water
Present bought: nice, strong bag for your daughter

Keep using, we oughter': Manila!

The most versatile fiber from Third World [2]

[1] "Missing In Action", e. g., and many other movies by Norris and others, supposedly set in Vietnam, used the Philipines due to its similar terrain and low labor costs, not to mention a government and people more sympathetic to showing Norris going up against the Viet Cong and kicking their rices.

[2] (SKIP THIS IF YOU LIKE) Intended something very lightweight (hehe) as a counterpart to the week's "heavy" parodies and research, but can't resist pointing out that "By the 1960s, the (Philippines') economy was regarded as the second largest in Asia, next to Japan. However, the leadership of Ferdinand Marcos would prove disastrous, by transforming the (free) market economy into a centrally-planned economy." With Marcos gone, the country has opened up somewhat to a "mixed economy", but still, "The ... income for 45% of the population of the Philippines is less than US $2.00 a day." Oh, the wonders of a centrally-planned economy! ... How will *you* live on $2.00/day as our Government continues down that path? ... sorry, it was supposed to be a funny song.

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Mark Scotti - September 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks parody was just filla, made from Manila!! Don't forget there once was a Thrilla... LOL
Timmy1000 - September 04, 2009 - Report this comment
TT, you've really gone Show Tune on us this week. Well done. Why do they call those folders manilla folders? I had a friend in the Air Force years ago who stationed in the Phillipines during Marcos era. He said labor was cheap - for instance, you could hire a hitman for $5.
Iamba Larkos - September 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Shoe't! Shee ees veery funnny senor!
metaphorsbwithu - September 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I had to check to find out, but found Manila envelopes contain the hemp or abaca grown in the Philippines, and some envelopes are made from hemp grown in Canada. Here's a bushel of fives for encouraging your critics to educate themselves on matters large and small.
Foldergirl - September 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Label me a Turtle-file... just stay out of the drawers ;)
TT - September 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Mark Scotti: Still doesn't compare to the Thrilla from Wasilla, does it? Thanks Mark!

Timmy1000: See metaphorsbwithu, who was ambitious enough to find out for himself lol :) :) thanks Timmy. And I'll keep that in mind if I ever need a hit, Man.

Iamba Larios: (LOL!) Love the comment, love the nick! Thanks for v/c!

metaphorsbwithu: Back atcha for sharing the endless thirst for knowledge -- yeah, did the same research for the song. Now, if you could have a little talk with Timmy1000 ... :) :) :) TT the educator, that's moi! Thanks for v/c!

Foldergirl: I'll file that away for future reference ... and I promise not to spindle or mutilate if you'll just bend and fold ;) :;) :)
Christie Marie M - September 04, 2009 - Report this comment
My kind of satire, Mr. Turtle! Great use of the subject "Manila!", especially the fact that that was my mom's childhood home. And the fact that Manila envelopes are best to mail mostly business letters and packages! I love those kind of Manila envelopes that have the metal brad (or whatever's under the flap) in the end. One of my duties when I used to temp is to order office supplies, such as 5 packages of Manila folders/envelopes with 50 each package. Anyways, thanks for thinking of my family's country and birthplace! 555's. BTW, I always think of Manila as the Beverly Hills of the Philippines due to the posh malls, restaurants, and a bunch of swanky hot spots there! There they have a food stand consisting of smoothies and fried appetizers.
TT - September 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Christie Marie M: Would love to visit someday! And I'd be very happy if you'd tagalog! :) :) :) thanks for v/c!
AFW - September 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I really liked your parody, but when it comes to manila..I think chocolate is better..
adagio - September 05, 2009 - Report this comment
ditto on AFW's comment. :)
TT - September 06, 2009 - Report this comment
AFW: lol!

adagio: ditto :)
Old Man Ribber - September 07, 2009 - Report this comment
The Cincinnati Bengals are planning to move to Manila.Their new name...The Manila Folders! ;D
TT - September 09, 2009 - Report this comment
Old Man Ribber: ROFL -- as usual! You are too much! :) thanks OMR!
LPG-Unit - September 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I find this one quite hilarious; DKTOS but I like your witty mock at my home country... 555 adobos for you, my dear...
Tommy Turtle - September 13, 2009 - Report this comment
LPG-Unit: Thanks very much, but not mocking the country itself -- sounds like a beautiful place to visit! Thanks for reading, voting, and commenting.
im_so_awesome - September 21, 2009 - Report this comment
lol finally ive found people who've heard of the philippines! Hallelujah! lol nice btw 555
Tommy Turtle - September 22, 2009 - Report this comment
im_so_awesome: Heard of them? As mentioned, I watch all those Chuck Norris, Rambo, etc. movies shot there! And as said to Christie Marie M, if you visit there (or live there), I'd love to tagalog! Thanks for the nice comment and vote!

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