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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…

Mims: This Is Why You Suck

Anybody heard of Mims back in the States. The guy is from somewhere over there and he is all over MTV Thailand with a song called “This Is Why I’m Hot”. Well, if you ever hear it then, you can say you’ve heard the definition of a completely worthless rhymestyle. “This Is Why You Suck…

More Strange Dreams

1. Witnessing a person rollerskating while holding a fishing rod and base jumping from the cliff type structure we were standing on. Weird. 2. Telling Coach Cobis from St. Pius to Stop Being A Jackass. Too bad I don’t remember the details surrounding that one. What a jackass that man is. Fuck you Cobis. 3.…

Motorbike Insanity

Phuket has a death rate of about 3.5 people per day from vehicle accidents. Motorbikes are the main way most people die, and often it is during high season over near the resort areas of Patong, Kata, or Karon. So, having had this useful knowledge at hand, I learned how to ride a motorbike a…

Blue Scholars: Bayani

This album has been in heavy rotation since the day I downloaded it. I sent out a link awhile back, but since I’ve heard zero praise for it from you jokers; I figured I’d give ya a dedicated link. Quit actin’ a damn fool and download this shit. Bananas in the nice department. http://rapidshare.com/files/38504805/Bayani.zip.html Message…

Top Ten Giant Panda Lines

In no particular, compiled after repeated listens during A3C weekend back in the ATL. I actually just realized that they were absent in every manner on the Top Rankin Hi-Fi episode that was dedicated to the MC style from A3C. Fuck me. They’ll be present in the Cinco de Mayo inspired Episode 3…..apologies GP. I’m…

Tower of Beer

Drown out that pain with a tower of beer. Yeah that’s right, they have fucking towers of beer and I haven’t a clue what the quantity is, but it’s about 3 feet tall and they fill em up with Heineken and it has a barrel down the middle that is frozen to keep the whole…

Songkran Festival

Songkran Festival went down back on April 13th. I went out to Patong on Thursday the 12th and it outta control. The festival is solely based around a huge water fest. What was originally intended to be pouring a small amount of water over Buddha’s head or other peoples’ heads as a symbol of cleansing…

Number Puzzle Thing

Came across this fun number puzzle thing while listening to Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour: Episode “Countdown”. It goes as follows: Pick any number—multiply it by two—add ten—divide by two—subtract the number you picked—the answer = 5. Interesting eh?

What’s on the Tube?

There ain’t too much on the TV round these parts but Boomerang from Cartoon Network remains one of my favorites. No Adult Swim cause I think the humor might go directly over the Thai mindset, but it sure is funny as hell to watch The Flinstones or The Jetsons in Thai language. I think satellite…

YouTube Banned….Fuck!

YouTube has been banned here in Thailand since the beginning of April which is fucking bullshit!!! Where am I gonna watch the Dwight Howard sticker dunk over and over and over. Or watch Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes. Or the nine million other glorious time wasting, but purely gratifying video reels. Guess nowhere until that ban…

Arai na?

Check out a sample of some of the shit that comes my way at my job. The Gazette operates with Thai reporters who put together incoherent documents that get slid onto my desk where I proceed to stare at them for hours in utter confusion and frustration. This is what I am about to tackle…

Lint Rides Again!

This might be my favorite day of the year because that platter has finally fucking dropped my people! That platter being the much anticipated long player from Lint aka Tim Armstrong aka Dopest Pimp West of the Mississippi. I had been checking religiously for a new tune off the album as I thought it was…

Thai Style Ice Cream

Did you know Thai people eat corn, red beans, black beans, and a variety of other odd things as toppings for their ice cream? I didn’t and I still find it quite odd that these come off as desserts. I have tried the fruit oriented toppings which are “arroy” but I don’t see myself ruining…

Liquid Swords

I discovered my new favorite channel for Tuesdays. The Celestial Movie Channel out of China shows nothing but classic martial arts movies on Tuesdays, and last nite’s offering was fucking slashin! It was the Shaw Brothers classic from 1978 “Avenging Eagle” directed by Suen Chung. Brilliant cinematography and choreography from beginning ’til end. Check it…