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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Monday, June 04, 2007

The Knucklehead of the Day award Part One

Our first winner today is Robilito Ortega. He gets the award for the following.

(CBS) To anyone who has ever listened to someone sing off-key, murder may have come to mind. But usually such fantasies are controlled.

But in the Philippine city of San Mateo, a patron at a karaoke bar was shot dead for singing out of tune, The Philippine Star reported.

29-year-old Romy Baligula was halfway through his song when security guard Robilito Ortega, 43, yelled that he was off-key.

Baligula ignored his comments and continued singing, upon which Ortega pulled out a .38 caliber pistol and shot the singer in the chest.

Baligula died instantly, according to police.

The guard was detained by an off-duty policeman shortly after the shooting.

Alas, it does not seem to be a rare occurrence. So many fights and even deaths have occurred in Manila when patrons sing out of tune that the popular Frank Sinatra tune "My Way" was reportedly taken off many karaoke bars' song lists.
As any of my regular readers would know, I'm a fan of Philippine culture. I've karaoked and badly. Is it ever worth killing anyone over? Certainly not, and this security guard should have known better. For taking a life for no good reason, Robilito Ortega is today's first Knucklehead of the Day.

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