The term IDIOTBOX hails from the author’s column in high school. He then used it again as the name of his free-hosted website circa 2006 2007.

IDIOTBOX keeps the author’s anecdotes, opinions, reviews, news, and, generally, ramblings on the madness of this universe. Much like television— the powerful, cultivating mass medium that has advented to the public in the 1920s-30s, and the synonym of the blog’s title— IDIOTBOX can make or break the reader’s outlook, way of life or, worse, identity.


Barry Cyrus doesn’t consider himself a blogger, FYI. For him, being a blogger translates to applying ethics, responsibility and accountability in your work— the foremost things he can’t seem to be on the same page with. As of posting time, though, he says he’s been trying to be.

Barry blogs writes because it’s his life. He’s been writing since he was five, when he made a crappy tale about a noisy cat. He then realized that writing was his ~calling*~ in high school up to college at the University of the Philippines where he studied journalism (and speech communication). After absorbing doom in school, he again found writing as a source of income. He worked as a sports and lifestyle writer for a broadcast network newsΒ website. As of the moment, he finds cash from a lot of editorial assisting and freelance writing.

Barry writes a lot of things including sports, hipsters, imbecile politicians, Katy Perry’s awesomeness, and how to be James Franco when he’s old. Or to become Bob Mitchum when he’s older.

  1. nice blog bro.. ^^ im gonna add it up at my blogroll.. gtg

  2. hmm..i think isa ka din sa mga taong nagtray na angkinin ang domain name “IDIOTBOX” dito sa wordpress noh? hehe..i always fancied that blogname though may nauna na pala sa akin..

    newey, mahirap na talagang iwanan ang blogging lalo na ‘pag “nainlab” ka na sa blog mo, readers & everything..kaya naman kahit alam ko na ‘di naman talaga ako magaling magsulat, nagbablog pa rin ako hanggang ngayon.. ^_^

    just blog it! πŸ˜€

  3. you’ve been blogging for quite sometime na pala. me? im relatively new to this kind of thing but im enjoying..hehe

    natawa ka sa ‘corporate slave’ ha.

  4. napadaan lang. peyups ka rin pala. πŸ˜€

  5. Hello, blogger. :p

    Just droppin by. Amazing About page, anyways.

  6. Good writing… Good stuff…
    Napadaan lang, will try to visit often… πŸ™‚

  7. Hey, Barry..felt good to drop by…

    you write well and spontaneous.
    Keep blogging!


  8. salamat at may Pinoy. Hi there. πŸ™‚

  9. nice blog! πŸ™‚ thanks for dropping by kanina… musta?

  10. My former student is taking up journalism sa UP din.
    Thanks for dropping by sa blog ko sir.

  11. Nice articles. So you just graduated lang pala? Should I have known about your blog before, we could have met pa in campus.

    Good luck sa job hunting. πŸ™‚

  12. Just dropping by. Added you to my blogroll. Hope you add me too πŸ™‚

    Recent posts:

    Tagalog ang Facebook ko (On Facebook Translations)
    Satur Campaign – Behind the Scenes Video

  13. peyups! dalas kong magbasa dun!! thanks po sa comment sa bonistation!
    sa add sa twitter at sa FB> haha

  14. irishprecious

    Hi, Barry! Thanks for passing by my page. Your blog is nicer.;)

    Linked you. πŸ˜€

  15. I knew it, magkaorg nga tayo, hahaha. UP MCO, anyways. Isa ako sa mga nagtatag ng mahal nating org. wehehehehe.

    this is also why when i visited your site just now, I felt as if I’ve been here before. Been here before na nga pala.

    and I can see that some of your readers are mine, and i also happen to follow their blogs.

    anyways, thanks for dropping by my site. πŸ™‚

    • OH MY GOSH!!! Really? Star starstruck much!

      haha So batch 93 pa kayo noh? πŸ™‚


      • uhmm…yep, batch 93. wahaha! ang tanda ko na!

        you know how we started it, right? we felt nothing there could offer us what we really needed. hahaha! and look where it is now. I am actually truly proud of you guys for keeping it alive even after all these years. We weren’t exactly sure MCO would stand the test of time, but it has. πŸ™‚

        glad you found me. but well, i found you first. πŸ™‚

        • AWESOME! haha

          you guys are the legends along with Marvin Victoriano. I was a director of special events team two years ago (3rd year). Hey if you wouldn’t mind, can you like the Facebook page of theirs. I told the resident mems about you haha

        • uhmmm… legends…hehehe. i’m still connected to MCO via the egroups.

          as to the FB fan page, i will try to access that when i log in to FB. right now kasi, i am only able to view FB thru my phone kaya nakakatamad magview ng pages. hahaha!

          hmmm…what exactly did you tell the resident mems? from time to time, I email the egroups naman… marami pa rin kaming mga original members na nakasubscribe. πŸ™‚

  16. so.. ganun ba yun? tuwing dadalawin kita dito papaduguin mo ilong ko? πŸ˜€

    but that’s okay.. i’ll always drop by.. πŸ™‚

  17. dpa ko tapos magbasa .. hehe, may mga links ka na blocked dito asar ..
    browse browse muna ko dito sayo .. salamat nga pala^^

  18. hi.. thanks for the visit.. i like your header image…

  19. why? it looks cool!

  20. wow, clean blog. like it πŸ™‚

  21. ayun! nakita ko na rin yung site mo. dumalaw ka sa weebly site ko, kaso nung chineck ko site mo, di pa raw registered? hahahahahaha well anyway, dinudugo ang utak ko sa English mo.. hehehehehe uhhmmmm, okay.. sige.. hindi ka na blogger.. πŸ˜‰ hope to talk with you soon.. πŸ˜‰

  22. ah, alam ko na kung bakit di pa registered yung wordpress mo.. kulang ng “y” yung barrycyrus mo.. hehehehe kaya naman pala..

  23. wow.. sumakit ulo ko sa post mo.. ang lalim.. di ko mareach..hehehe.. mass com grad ka ba? padaan ako..

  24. Ay English, napaso ako. Ilabas niyo ako dito.

    Hi na lang nga.

  25. kaya naman pala..!
    how about..:
    ” a writer “..?
    nga pala…
    paki check yung…
    isinama kita dun..!
    paki check kung…
    may maling detalye..!
    message mo na lang ako kung…
    may dapat akong ayusin..!
    nasaan ako sa…
    link mo..?
    parang wala..! πŸ˜‰

  26. Hi! I created a new blog. Nothing really special. Same old me, just a new look. I kept you in my blog roll, please update yours. πŸ™‚



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  28. Nice blog πŸ™‚ I love blake lively too!

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  30. refuse to be called a “blogger.”

    I like it. πŸ™‚

  31. Anyway, I just put you on my blog link so I can reach yours anytime.
    I meet you on your Tweeter also. πŸ™‚

  32. Nice blog mate, entertaining stuff, will check back often. Thanks for checking my photos πŸ™‚ Glad you liked em!


  33. hello barry! i love your posts. May I add you to my blog list? thanks πŸ™‚

  34. Great blog! fun title. I’ll check back often, and thanks for stopping by Cinema Fantastica too!

  35. wow you’re an MCO alumni. haha πŸ˜€ I’m planning to apply next sem. okay random πŸ˜€

  36. Great blog, Barry – loving your work! Thanks for stopping by on mine too – as you can see I have a LOT to learn!

  37. seriously? dude, i was born september 18. XD

    you have a way with words, that i can pretty much see. will check your posts from time to time. blogenroll, barry! \m/

  38. Hi. I am a graduating student from UP Manila and blog hopping led me here. πŸ™‚ I was wondering if you could answer a survey I made regarding Filipino bloggers. This is for my thesis and answering will only take you a couple of minutes.


    Confidentiality will be of utmost priority. Answering my survey will be very much appreciated. Thanks! πŸ™‚

    PS: You’re a JMA-er too, I see. I’m from JMAUPM. πŸ™‚

  39. Nice! Another blogger from UP! πŸ˜€

  40. Stopping by to say hi! Thank you for visiting my blog to read and comment.

  41. nice blog..ako novice pa lang =))

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  43. Been here for the first time. I enjoy your reads dude! Keep up.

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