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Month: July 2007

The Thailand Blotter Pt.2

  A Charmed Life Comes To An End KALASIN: Hubris often comes before a downfall, but the demise of one superstitious man in Kalasin province perhaps came more predictably than most. The body of the man in question was found in a small shack in forest of this northeastern province. Maj Phabun Titiyan, an Inspector…

Bob Barker is the Man

Bob Barker retired from The Price Is Right. I’ll always remember watching it when I was sick and stayed home from school and in the summers. Bob Barker is the fucking man by the way. Still doesn’t hold a candle to H. Johnson, but the guy is straight up boss and has that legacy to…

YouTube Returns!

Thailand’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology finally resurrected YouTube from the vaults of censorship on July 24th after nearly four months of being shutdown. What was the first video that I went to watch when my co-worker told me the news, you ask? The Dwight Howard Sticker Dunk, of course.

If I Lived in the ATL…

If I lived in the ATL this weekend, you’d find me at Corndogorama over at the new Lenny’s. When can you quit calling it the “new” Lenny’s by the way? Definitely a downgrade in my book. Nothing beats standing in a yard and getting wasted on PBR with some nice tunes to accompany it. I…

Dragons and Drums

I’m telling ya, everyday is something new around these parts. Just today when I woke up and was walking to work, I heard this distant drumming, and sure enough when I round the corner, there are about 8 or 9 people in bright neon colors, some playing percussion instruments and the others wearing large Chinese…

You Want Dead?

Some foolish individual decided to fuck with the Top Rankin’ Hi-Fi yesterday afternoon by stealing my iBook, my camera, and 2000 baht from my apartment. The manhunt begins this evening with a friend of mine at the police station. While most people know me as being one of the nicest people they’ve ever met, the…

The Thailand Blotter Pt.1

Knock, knock…..anybody home?…………….Oh shit! KOH SIREH: Police staging a krathom raid on a house on Koh Sireh had a surprise on July 4 when a woman carrying a sack full of the contraband leaves accidentally walked in on the raid. Pol Maj Chalermchai Hernsawat led the warrant-endorsed raid on the house of Jarern Musika, 56,…

Killer Soundsystem

Saw a Thai guy walking down the street last Friday with a backpack on, an 8” speaker strapped around the front of him, and microphone attached to the device in the bag. He was singing songs as he stollin’ down the street and I immediately thought of Radio Raheem ‘cept this guy was more dope…

Khun Lee or Khun Ree?

Khun Ree has been here about six weeks or so, and it has led to my health completely deteriorating to the point where I got get my ass back to my routines. Certainly, I’m not placing blame on K. Ree, but, hell, we’ve had some epic incidents so far and they have all resulted in…

Bukowski

I was reading these a minute ago…. I Made A Mistake I reached up into the top of the closet And took out a pair of blue panties And showed them to her and Asked “Are these yours?” 8 Count from my bed, I watch, 3 birds, on a telephone wire. One flies off. Then…

Fruits and Meat Pies

I had mangosteen the other day for the first time. This fruit is illegal to export to the US because the fruit inside the outer layer cannot be reached with spray or something like that. Anyways, they taste absolutely awesome, and if you’re not careful you can stain whatever you are wearing with the deep…