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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…

Judge Fudge

I’d love to write something now, but I’m far too busy being delicious. Original video got deleted. Can’t find it anywhere, but it was classic. Here’s some others. http://www.muft.tv/watch/Video,Search,+,showName,Judge%20Fudge.html Love how his pager says “Be Delicious”. Awesome.

Strange Dreams

Okay a quick list of some strange, and I mean strange!, dreams I’ve had in my first month here. I haven’t been smokin’ herb for about a month now which would lead me to believe that is the reason behind these. Elimination of toxins. These are the kind where you wake up, and just go…what…

Trashcans and Recycling

Trashcans and Recycling. Non-existent would be a good term for this topic. I seriously pondered starting a recycling company here in Phuket, but that would be less about distributing containers, and more about changing an entire civilizations mindset. Impossible. Maybe they sort the trash, but who knows. They go through so many water bottles that…

Current Listening

I’ve lost touch with so much of the music I held dear since I’ve been here, but whadda ya expect. If you come to Thailand to simply listen to music the you’re missing the Boat to Progress. That’s a Pressure Sounds reference for everyone of you who dunno. I’ve found that if you were to…

Thailand Gaming Shops

Here in Thailand I mentioned that the internet cafes are not really Internet cafes, they’re gaming cafes because the only thing they get used for is playing online games and not for any sort of information research. The average age in these places is 14 years old and strictly all males. They seriously love this…

Thai Smokes

Cigarette packs are the greatest here because they require full photos of the repercussions of smoking on the cover. I’ve seen a dissected chest showing the lungs of someone who smokes way more than I do, and a woman holding a baby and smoking, a guy with a tube inserted into his throat, rotten teeth,…