Atlanta, Georgia (The Adobo Chronicles) – CNN is now reporting that the late Joan Rivers’ doctor is suffering from Selfitis, a condition just recently classified by the American Psychiatric Association as a mental disorder.

On August 28, Rivers went into the Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic for an outpatient procedure on her vocal chords performed by Dr. Lawrence Cohen. Then, another doctor, identified by sources as Joan’s “personal ear-nose-throat physician” did a biopsy of her vocal cords.  It was during the biopsy that Rivers went into cardiac arrest.  She later died on September 4.

The CNN investigative report quotes an eyewitness who said that Joan’s personal doctor took a selfie photo inside the procedure room just before she stopped breathing.  The photo was taken while Rivers was under anesthesia, according to the eyewitness, a “staff member” at Yorkville Endoscopy clinic.

 As a result of this new and shocking development, the U.S. Department of Justice is considering making the taking of selfies a punishable crime.
So now, selfitis will not only be a mental disorder, it will also become a criminal act.


GOP Tenors Cruz, Christie and McConnell
GOP Tenors Cruz, Christie and McConnell

Washington, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – The Grand Old Party (GOP) is leaving no stone unturned in its bid to gain full control of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, not to mention the White House come 2016.

The Republic National Committee (RNC) is holding the biggest and most ambitious political fundraiser ever in the history of the U.S.  It will be held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and will showcase the Three Tenors.

Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti in concert?

No.  Ted Cruz, Chris Christie and Mitch McConnell. Tenors and Republicans all. Unknown to many, the three GOP leaders have had extensive training at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City.  All have agreed to join their voices together to raise campaign funds for both the 2014 and 2016 elections.

Each ticket costs $32,400, the maximum political contribution allowed by law from individuals and political action committees (PAC).  Assuming that the concert will play to a full house at the Kennedy Center, the GOP is expected to raise a total of almost $80 Million.  The concert hall as a capacity of 2,462.

The Adobo Chronicles has learned that the GOP tenors will be performing a repertoire consisting of songs from some of the world’s greatest operas like La Boheme, Rigoletto and Carmen.  They will also sing songs from Broadway shows like The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables.

The two-hour concert will be directed by Metropolitan Opera’s Music Director James Levine.

The Democratic National Committee refused to comment on the GOP fundraiser, saying that “we’ll do what we do best, that is, using social media.”


Aquino, left, and Barroso

San Francisco, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Filipino and Filipino American fashionistas lashed out at Philippine President NoyNoy Aquino for “shaming ” them in the world of fashion.

The outcry came after Aquino appeared in a press conference with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in Brussels, Belgium, after a bilateral meeting on territorial disputes between the Philippines and China over oil-rich islands in the South China and West Philippine Seas.

Aquino veered away from his usual barong tagalog and donned a dark suit that the fashionistas described as a vintage coat with rounded lapels and a striped necktie that looked like it was purchased from Goodwill or Salvation Army used clothing outlets. His left collar also protruded like it needed some good ironing.

A Filipino fashionista living in the U.S.  West Coast, Reyna Elena, told The Adobo Chronicles that Aquino seemed to think he was still living in the 1800s. “What was he thinking?” he added.

Others said  that it was probably time for  Aquino, a bachelor, to take a wife who could check on his wardrobe, especially in his international appearances.

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