imageGLENDALE, Arizona (The Adobo Chronicles) – Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks kicks off at 3:30 pm Pacific today, minus all the commercials.

Sixty second TV ads during the annual NFL championship game have reached an unbelievable $1 Million per spot. Think of how many free Doritos that could mean for millions of Americans!

Just hours before kick-off, all the advertisers in this year’s Super Bowl telecast have withdrawn their commercials. That’s $1 Million in savings for each advertiser, but tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue for the NFL and the NBC Network.

The reason for the sudden withdrawal ?

NBC’s rival network, ABC, has put together all the commercials that were supposed to air during the Super Bowl into a single post on its web site — in advance of the game.

The advertisers said, “Why pay $1 Million per Super Bowl spot when we’re getting it for free?”

Viewers, on the other hand (especially non Seahawks or Patriots fans), said “there’s no reason to watch the game since we’ve already seen all the commercials.”

There are winners and there are losers. And we’re not talking about the Seahawks nor the Patriots.



And the winner is...
And the winner is…

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (The Adobo Chronicles) – Brazil is among the elite circle of countries that have won all major international beauty contests, not once but many times.

Next year, Brazil will not be sending a representative to the Miss Universe Pageant.

The reason?

Carolina Toledo, the potential Miss Brazil (who is currently the title holder for Miss Amazonas), was stripped of her crown. Literally. By first runner-up Sheislane Hayalla.

At pageant finals last night, the top contenders stayed true to tradition by holding hands in an apparent show of affection as judges announced the name of Miss Amazonas 2015. Hayalla even managed to congratulate lucky lady Toledo and applaud her after hearing she had come second.

But Hayalla disappeared into the background to be consoled by other contenders as organisers surrounded the 20-year-old beauty queen to put her winner’s sash over her head. Seconds later,  Hayalla saw red and yanked her rival’s crown off her head as audience members captured the amazing scenes on camera.

Other participants looked on in horror as the wannabe Miss ripped out the tiara, threw it to the ground, pointed an accusing finger at her adversary and insulted her before storming off stage. “Toledo doesn’t deserve the crown. She bought her way to the title,” Hayalla told reporters.

That’s why we love beauty pageants. Although we won’t see a Miss Brazil in next year’s Miss Universe pageant, we are happy that it will increase the chances of Miss Philippines to win her country’s third Miss Universe crown.

Watch the crowning moment of Miss Amazonas 2015.



imageGLENDALE, Arizona (The Adobo Chronicles) – It’s Super Bowl time, and next to the actual football match between the Patriots and the Seahawks, the most awaited moments are the 60-minute ads that will be aired during the live telecast to be beamed worldwide.

Companies cough up millions of dollars for an advertising spot during the game, and it has always been a competition on which is the best commercial.

Well, this year, it’s hands down — Hawaiian Airlines tops the competition, airing a commercial promoting its regular flights from the U.S. Mainland to the Philippines.

Many have read novelist Dan Brown’s most recent book, ‘Inferno’  in which he described Manila as the “Gates of Hell.”

Hawaiian Airlines’ commercial hit the bull’s eye with its tag line, “Fly to the Gates of Hell, with a stopover in Paradise.”  It is a promotion for its flight from the U.S. Mainland to Manila with a stopover in Hawaii.

Philippine Airlines is reportedly very upset  because the Hawaiian Airlines commercial is sure to negatively impact its ticket sales.


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