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  1. Internet has been farked for a long time. I just found my way back.
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  2. An Aussie and a Maori walk into a bakery. The Aussie steals three pastries and slips them into his pocket. He turns to the Maori and says "pretty slick aye bro, the owner didn't even see me". Unimpressed the Maori replies "typical dishonest Aussie, bro I’m gonna show you the honest way and still get the same result". The Maori calls out to the owner of the shop and says "bro I want to show you a magic trick" intrigued the owner obliges. The Maori asked him for a pastry and he eats it. He asks for another and eats that to. And the another which he eats also. By now the owner says "c'mon mate where's the magic trick?" The Maori points to the Aussie & replies “now check his pockets".
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  3. Decades ago there used to be gatherings of a large group of mongers, Meet up at a place near cowboy, usually one with great burgers or a midget at the door run by Santos, Then off to all the bars as a large group, numbers fluctuating depending where someone dropped of or rejoined the mob. And the great joy was a post on Monday or Sunday about the bar crawl. Who got drunk, was the most handsome man, an online debate would follow on line defending oneself from disappearing so soon, and your opinion of that great bar sucks. For those living overseas it was a great way to remember what you might be missing In Oz we'd have our own get together, sitting at a mates place, now passed on, getting Thai food and beer, if lucky even Thai beer, and talking about past bar crawls. Ahhh the mamories!
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  4. Yes, Hugh Hoy has returned to find his favorite "sandbox" of years gone by still alive, if not kicking. LOL Hugh tried for a few years to get back on Thai 360 in his original incarnation, but grew frustrated with trying to overcome some "glitch" of one kind or another. Then, I discovered Facebook. But it seems that the pantyhose-wearing censors over there can't handle my politically incorrect comments or graphics. Screw 'em. I hit my 80th birthday last month, so like many of the original members of this board, "things have changed". I got wrapped up in a 25 year relationship with a great/"normal" Khmer "girl" and still manage "conjugal" activities with a former dancer at the Darling Bar from the 1980's (NOT the Tilac, but the Darling Bar that later became Rawhide). That doesn't mean that I don't enjoy hitting the bars these days. I go there for the eye candy and get my appetite up, but return to my old standby's to eat. No need blather on about how the "sanuk" scene has changed. We all know how and when and why. I recognize a lot of the monikers here and can actually put names/faces to some. LOL I've booked what will be my last trip to the LOS for Sept.-Oct. 2022. 8 weeks from now I will land in Phnom Penh and spend a few days before heading to Siem Reap. I'll make SR my base camp, as that is where Ms. Hoy resides. At some point during my 5+ weeks, I'll be heading over to BKK for up to a week. Sort of a last hurrah for this old man. If the stars are aligned correctly, maybe a few of us can get together for a lunch some place near the NEP and have walker races afterwards. LOL Hugh
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  5. How life changes our time and desires. Had a long chat to a buddie ( of many years ) this morning. We are both from NZ however met in Bangkok in 2000. Both now in our 60s and see LOS in a different perspective. Ten or so visits and 20 years later - could never repeat the pace of years back. Mind you,business has an impact as well. Nonetheless we both look forward to a few pints / the sand beaches of Phuket/ the never ending smiles in the bars late into the night/ and the freedom of time on or hands. Give me that pint !
    2 points
  6. Hi, John_Betong, ex-colleague and infrequent poster here, passed away last Saturday. RIP John KS
    2 points
  7. Imagine the scenario Patient: Hello Doc, I would like a Licence to grow Cannabis Doctor: What seems to be the problem? Patient: I am F**king sick of this government. Doctor: Reasonable enough, here you go.
    2 points
  8. Don't Look Up [2021] Two low-level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth. A disaster movie in genre and delivery. Star studded smug satire that is mostly cringe with few laughs.
    2 points
  9. Sir, this is really serious. And it is the full truth which I swear by the Almighty: Several years ago I coincidentially walked down Soi 7 and passing by the Beergarden I saw a woman of almost uncredible beauty. She did even smile at me and I asked her if she probably could sacrifice some spare time to accompany me for dinner and discuss further possibilities. Only if her time allowed of course. Later we arrived at a hotel deep into Soi 18 ( Park Plaza) and she finally refused to enter the room because the door of the room had been painted in black colour. They always say it is the Land of Smiles but it isn´t. Later Madame decided to abandon her doubts but I am still sure it was because I had not settled the bill yet. Conclusion: cash beats ghost.
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  10. Hi, >I miss them. So do I, but I don't think it would ever work again. Certainly not with regards to the evenings out afterwards. Too much has changed I guess. Then again, maybe we could try to arrange a meet-up in BKK in several months if this f&()#$ covid has finally subsided. Sanuk!
    2 points
  11. I remember the Molly Malones, didnt they offer unlimited champagne? Loz Cabos was a lovely building, I liked Gullies, Woodstock< Santos all the places.
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  12. You are correct it was Woodstock’s on first floor of the plaza Gullivers is on Sukhumvit Soi 5 After Gullies it was at Los Cabos Sukhumvit Soi 14 Last meetings were upstairs at Bradmans on Sukhumvit Soi 23, just around the corner from Cowboy. I remember one Friday meet 2012 at det5 on Sukhumvit Soi 8, cannot remember if that was on one off or a weekly event The was a one off meeting, Sunday Brunch at Molly Malones on Soi Convent 2014 There was also another one off circa 2016 when somebody was in town, I didn’t attend that one
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  13. At college we were learning about Pavlov, most of us thought it was a load of bollocks. Then the bell rang and we all went for lunch.
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  14. Thailand's biggest mystery is not the disappearance of Jim Thompson, but rather how Thai drivers can see 47 different kinds of ghosts, but not a human in a pedestrian crossing.
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  15. And why are BLM / Rent-a-mob getting involved. I have heard things such as “White Privilege” and “Only one non-white on the jury” What colour were his assailants, a clue NOT BLACK.
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  16. When I was at school we were given the Polio vaccine on a sugar cube (no not Bork), later we had the TB vaccine, a passage of rites, one had the same scar on the shoulder as your father, if you like your first tattoo (not that I have inkings) The number of times I fell of my bike, fell on broken glass, got bitten by neighbors dog etc and ent to the local infirmary for a tetanus jab, it was just all part and parcel of life and growing. As I got older and traveling overseas for work I have had, Yellow Fever, Cholera, Typhoid, Hepatitis, Rabies and Anthrax vaccinations to name a few. I never complained it was being forced on me, it was simple no vaccination, not allowed into foreign country, Covid Passport is nothing new, I have had a vaccination passport for over 30 years, it just seemed normal. And to hear todays anti-vaxxers whining and winging about civil liberties and against their will, Pathetic.
    2 points
  17. I had to channel my hidden Coss
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  18. Note: I was wrong about being reverted to "Newbie" Once I posted, my account went back to normal and my post history is there.
    1 point
  19. Schools don’t have time to teach driving, to busy telling pupils they can choose their sex and about which adjectives to use. Australia is one of the toughest countries in the world to pass a Driving Test, UK is 16th. I would probably fail my test today, picked up too many habits in the 41 years since I passed it, but TBH the whole test is different nowadays Then and Now On the Thai test, one tale I will never tire of telling happened about 20 years ago when my mates wife took her test in afore mentioned car park, and must have demolished every single traffic cone. After her test we saw her handing a few bank notes to the examiner and walk towards us smiling with a pass certificate. My mate and I were pissing herself, and between fits of giggles he eventually said I saw you bribe him”, to which she replied with a total straight face “No, that not Tea Money, it was money to pay for the comes I damaged”
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  20. Gentlemen, apart from his excellent English this German guy, head of something official in Bosnia, impresses us with his clear demonstration of the diplomatic language:
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  21. Please do let us know, how this goes. I have a not dissimilar problem, in that: Our house in Vientiane is still unfinished. By choice it is, because I know, that if it's going to cost X to put a concrete wall around the property, it'll coat 1.5 X to us, because: A/. Farang is paying B/. Farang in another country is paying. So we've being stockpiling cash, for when we can visit and supervise the proceedings. And direct the work, to one of our trusted relatives, rather than one of our, more sly, ones. An unintended consequence of this, is we've stockpiled enough to do the house and now have also purchased a couple of: hectare properties, on the city environs as well, known internally as the Bamboo Farm and the Forest. At ~250k bht each, I wonder if these are good buying, given the superbly unstable outlook, for the future of private land ownership, under a communist regime. Got to chance one's arm periodically.
    1 point
  22. In times of Corona you cannot write trip reports about adventures and experiences in Siam. Therefore I am writing today about my beloved "Altstadt" = Downtown in Düsseldorf, the beautiful city on the Rhine, capital of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. We - my family - have been living here for over 63 years. So it is my home town. This is where I went to school, this is where I spent my childhood and youth, studied at Düsseldorf University, this is where I met my wife, got married and got a daughter, who is 34 now. My God! How time flies! In 1989 I went to Hamburg on business, to a company right in the middle of the port of Hamburg. Since then my primary residence has been in Hamburg/Buxtehude. But my heart was always in Düsseldorf. After my stroke in 2012 I spend the summer half year mostly in our garden in Düsseldorf. Once a month, I go to Buxtehude/Hamburg for a few days to check on things in my flat and to work off the mail; and I spend one or two days in Hamburg City and in the world-famous and wicked, disreputable district of St.Pauli. By the way, in the course of the last 25 years (since the existence of the internet and the many Thailandboards - almost all are dead; e.g. the Secrets-Board) I have reported about Düsseldorf on various boards. It's interesting how many board members from the Anglo-American world know my city. So, let's start. Yes, the Düsseldorf Altstadt (Old City, Downtown) is something special. There are 150 to 200 Kneipen = bars, pubs, beer bars, discos, music clubs, cafes, restaurants and snack bars on just a few hectares. There are many places of entertainment and fun for every taste and for every age group. For about 55 years I have been a regular in the many pubs in Düsseldorf's old town. I enjoy my Altbier and the very special atmosphere of each location. I remember Petula Clark and her greatest hit „Downtown“ from the early 60ties: "When you're alone and life is making you lonely You can always go – downtown" The writer of this pop song must have had my beloved Düsseldorf Altstadt in mind. The next weekend I'm going out with my daughter and a few friends and have fun. The Kneipen, beer bars and music clubs and trendy locations of our beloved Alstadt are always fun. "The lights are much brighter there You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares So go downtown, things'll be great when you're Downtown" Here a panoramic view of the old town On a summer's day in Bolker-street, the heart of the old town. Inside a typical Alstadt-Kneipe. [NOTE: If her boobies are availably is unknown to me. I never asked her for barfine and longtime price. 55555] Here we have a MILF; 50something, the landlady of the jazz bar "Em Pötzke". Pötzke is great fun. Go there. And here's what's most important: Alt Bier from Düsseldorf; top-fermented dark beer. Here a photo from better and younger times; years before my stroke. With a few friends in a trendy pub called "Einhorn" = Unicorn trendy pub means in German Szene-Kneipe. Students, artists, bohemians, bon vivants and me. "Downtown - no finer place, for sure Downtown - everything's waiting for you" In our trendy Cafe Here in a famous scene cafe at the edge of the old town, called Bazzar. ====> https://bazzar.de/gastronomie/ A meeting place for the young, the beautiful and the rich. All qualities that do not apply to me and my friends. 55555 In this cafe we meet once or twice a week and discuss the current political situation in Germany. Again and again the common result of our long and heated debates: Germany is about to abolish itself! "Deutschland schafft sich ab" = "Germany is abolishing itself" is the title of a famous book by famous Berlin boy Thilo Sarazin from 2010, which sold over a million copies. The policy that has been pursued by the Merkel government for over 15 years: * the energy turnaround *the hasty and badly managed phase-out of nuclear energy * the switch to renewable energies such as solar and wind; also carried out amateurishly: electricity prices in Germany are twice as high as in neighbouring countries * the destruction of a key industry: car manufacturing * the Euro catastrophe, for over 10 years we have been saving the euro; the debts are rising to immeasurable levels; the ECB is now drawing trillions from nowhere to save the southerners, many banks and companies from bankruptcy. * the disastrous immigration policy with open borders for everyone. I could go on, but I stop here. It is all so sad. The saddest thing is that the German voter, the sovereign, is going through all this. In elections, he votes 80% for the parties responsible for this policy. RESULT: The Germans, the German nation, that has been so successful so far, one of the leading countries in the world, wants to get out of the Champions league and into the second, third league with all its might. I started out so happy, so good-humoured and I end up full of grief, sorrow and heartache. "Denk ich an Deutschland in der Nacht, so bin ich um den Schlaf gebracht" "I think of Germany in the night, so I am deprived of sleep" wrote the great Düsseldorf poet Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), full of love but also with a critical eye. Let's go back to Petula and a better mood: "Downtown - no finer place, for sure And you may find somebody kind to help and understand you Someone who is just like you and needs a gentle hand to Guide them along - happy again" I sincerely hope that Nana Plaza and Pattaya, the Rockhouse, Mr. Phil's le Pub and all the other Kneipen and Bars and Pubs and Gogos I love will survive the Corona crisis. Nasiadai
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  23. Good luck on your trip, please keep us posted, I and, I suppose all of us, are keen to see how these travel arrangements work out in practise.
    1 point
  24. A large convoy of Russian armoured personnel carriers and tanks on the outskirts of Kyiv are moving along the road, when suddenly from behind a small hill they hear a voice shout: "One Ukrainian soldier is better than ten Russians!" The Russian commander orders a halt and his ten best soldiers to go over the hill; a shooting begins, it lasts for a few minutes and stops. Again a voice: "One Ukrainian soldier is better than 100 Russians!" The Russian commander then sends 100 of his best soldiers. Shooting again, screams, ten minutes later silence. The quiet Ukrainian shouts again: "One Ukrainian is better than 1,000 Russian soldiers!" The Russian commander sends 1,000 of his fighters over the hill. The sounds of fighting, grenades, shots are heard. More screams - Silence. Suddenly, one seriously wounded Russian soldier crawls over the hill and the dying man begs his commander: "Don't send anyone over there. It's a trap. There are two of them ..."
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  25. "Vladimir Putin, to get on the good side of voters, goes to visit a school in Moscow to have a chat with the kids. He talks to them about how Russia is a powerful nation and how he wants the best for the people. At the end of the talk there is a section for questions. Little Sasha puts her hand up and says, "I have two questions. Why did the Russians take Crimea and why are we sending troops to the Ukraine?" Putin says, "Good questions But just as he is about to answer the bell goes and the kids go to lunch. When they come back, they sit down and there is room for some more questions. Another girl, Misha, puts her hand up and says "I have four questions. Why did the Russians invade Crimea, why are we sending troops to the Ukraine, why did the bell go 20 minutes early and where the fuck is Sasha?" Thanks,
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  26. Hi, >I am sure KS can relate to this, that is if he didn’t write the list himself Hahahaha, I've used most of those at some time, and several of those in the last week Sanuk!
    1 point
  27. Hi, >But who is left in Bangkok to go? Wasn't talking of only those in BKK. Once travel is back to normal and if planned well in advance, those outside of TH could potentially also attend. Sanuk!
    1 point
  28. I made it to a few of the Friday GTGs, had a great time with some great people. I miss them.
    1 point
  29. Bubi, Your good hearted comments on the matter demonstrate that you really are a “Quality German Tourist” The American guy may be with her now, but he cannot take away what you had with Pam in the past, the memories will always be there. As one door closes another one opens, so to speak, when this Covid crap is finally over you can begin the hunt for another companion.
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  30. Nothing beats “An idiot abroad” Karl Pilkington is comic genius in that.
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  31. After Life [2019 TV series] This is comedic story telling as good as it gets on TV, three series now of the dark comedy about bereavement hits a whole range of emotions but with more than enough hilarious moments in six succinct episodes per series. Some of Gervais' best work, with no more shows planned this will remain a classic for years to come.
    1 point
  32. As I previously stated “How can they Guarantee 5 such exposures each month”, appears they have failed at the first hurdle.
    1 point
  33. could not find this on there 😉
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  34. Maxwell was Criminal, got found guilty yesterday, but Randy Andy one is a civil case brought by Virginia Giueffre (née Roberts) In the light of the Maxwell verdict there are calls to bring criminal charges against Randy Andy Even if criminal charges are brought, papers cannot be served in the presence of the Queen or near any official residence (how far is near, i.e. 100 yards, 100 miles etc, is not defined) Furthermore if papers are successfully served then extradition proceedings have to take place, somehow I couldn’t imagine UK Courts sanctioning the extradition of any resident, let alone the queens son, in light of the ongoing Harry Dunn case, where the US won’t turn over Anna Sacoolas.
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  35. C'mon C'mon [2021] When his sister asks him to look after her young son, a radio journalist embarks on a cross-country trip with his energetic nephew to show him life away from Los Angeles. A remarkably likeable drama with plenty of talking and listening going on, shot in black and white with extraordinary performances. Well worth seeing when the mood suits.
    1 point
  36. The French Dispatch [2021] An ode to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of three stories published in "The French Dispatch Magazine". A trademark Wes Anderson film, quirky, original, a visual feast worth seeing.
    1 point
  37. My Mom's New Boyfriend Henry Durand is a young federal agent who is given a difficult assignment: spy on his mother and her boyfriend who is suspected of leading a gang of art thieves. Fun movie. Some twists and turns. Good movie!
    1 point
  38. Chief IT Manager Dharmsak Thipsaeng was quoted as saying “We have glued an amulet onto the server and don’t know why that isn’t working”
    1 point
  39. Still going on about loosing the vote ...... jeez.
    1 point
  40. But if Paul101 had of used the Nickname / Username people would have been able to look at the credits and match username to real name. The only way you would have recognized the person in the movie is if you had of met him in real life, if so no doubt you would already be aware of his real name and he may of given you one of his business cards, which, for the record, have his real name not his user name. Mountains and molehills based on personal dislike for a fellow member me thinks
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  41. CODA [2021] Named after the Child of Deaf Adults, a teenage girl is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, she finds herself torn between pursuing her passion for music and her fear of abandoning her parents. First done in a French movie, this reworking in the US version is using real deaf actors. Steers a little close to the cliched rom-com formula at times for some tastes, but the excellent deaf family characters with some hilarious no holds barred sign language make this a down to earth enjoyable story.
    1 point
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