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Out of his tree

  • May 31, 2008

Mr. Apidet was dumped outside a rescue service office in a bad way. Broken skull, broken neck and bruising over his face consistent with some form of attack. His wife confirmed that he was the sort of guy who spend his free time pissing people off, and consequently had many enemies. But, and here is the solution to the mystery, an unknown person had called Mr. Apidet's wife and told…

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Water Whores

  • May 31, 2008

How low can Hollywood go? Showing at the local cinema, a presumably perverted tale of water-soaked prostitutes, disguised as family entertainment. "Rated PG for some action/peril, mild language and brief smoking." Yeah, right. The action/peril no doubt involves hot whore lesbian aquatic action scenes where the peril factor comes from the likely transmission of STDs. The connotations of the question "where did you just put that bar of soap?" could…

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Give us this day our daily bread; but don’t make us eat it

  • May 29, 2008

When it comes to breakfast, I am a creature of habit. A banana, some Alpen and a yoghurt all mashed up together does me nicely. My wife's breakfast varies, depending on how convinced she is that she is on a diet. Right now she thinks she is dieting hard, and has a cup of Ovaltine for breakfast. Totally inadequate, which means she then eats a whole lot more during the…

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Revenge is a dish best served flaming hot

  • May 29, 2008

The previous post highlighted the despair of the emotionally and financially embittered targets of bar girl affection. The girl takes the house and the man is left on the street with nothing. Bill Manuel, an Irish gentleman, had bought his wife a lovely house and she had, in time honoured tradition, thrown him out. She had moved in three of her relatives to occupy the space and was courting another…

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A city of jumpers

  • May 29, 2008

Pattaya is a very popular destination for the suicidal. Maybe people don't arrive with the intention of topping themselves, but they drift, or jump, into a hedonistic lifestyle which ends in heartache, an empty wallet, and eventually suicide. The potential victims are easy enough to spot. Sad, lonely blokes from the west, oozing gratitude for the companionship of the pig-eyed, avaricious bar girl on their arm. Undying love is traded…

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Sir Terry and the turkey

  • May 27, 2008

The Eurovision Song Contest has long been a joke. Crap songs by ridiculous artists, it may be considered as entertainment by some, but as a source of musical talent; forget it. Sad then, that the Irish entry this year failed to make the cut. The singer was Dustin and the song was a haunting melody called Irelande Douze Pointe. Dustin is hugely popular in Ireland and has released six best-selling…

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One hundred years of markets

  • May 26, 2008

A visit to Klong Suan market is a pleasant way to spend some time. According to local naming, the market is more than 100 years old, and parts of of it certainly look it. An extended wooden building next to a small river, a rambling home to hundreds of small shops and restaurants. In fact, given the amount of cooking going on, it's hard to believe that the whole lot…

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iPhone karaoke

  • May 26, 2008

"The miracle of birth" is all very well; but it's just biology. Given enough years, evolution can come up with just about anything; apart from the telephone. It must have been sometime in my youth when I was amazed by the fact that my mother could talk for hours to her friends via a bakelite device which was joined to the wall by a couple of wires. It was the…

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Grave Graves and the tale of a porn king

  • May 23, 2008

When I first met Doctor Sathit I felt he was a little lacking in the bedside manner department. "You have a grave disease" he informed me gravely. Thanks for breaking the news gently doc, I thought, and enquired as to how grave it actually was. Should I start planning my funeral now or wait until after the weekend? Turns out that what he was telling me was that I had…

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Cooking with the Prime Minister

  • May 21, 2008

If I am being kind, the latest Thai prime minister can be described as "a character." The people's choice upon a return to democracy, Samak Sundaravej is not obviously an intellectual giant; but he does provide regular entertainment for the media. The latest upset relates to the cancellation of his cooking show by the Election Commission. Yes, Samak finds time to run the country and host his own cooking show…

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