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    Line?

    In Vietnam, it's Zalo all the way. "Line. What's that?"
  2. Me = old skool. Arriving 15 February to Pats
  3. Yeah, I've done both rounds, but I well understand the amount of work required for the game. The were a lot of clever beta testers in the last game...some very clever twists.
  4. Still here. Sometimes it feels as if everything has either been said or is available on the wider net. In the very early days, there was nowhere near as much info out there. Besides the sanuk aspect of this board, whenever I encouraged newbies to join the board, I would tell them that they could get the answer to ANY question they asked, from "What's the best way to get to ..." to "Anybody know where I can get a haircut without the risk of a blowjob? " ( I think that was an actual question asked on here!). I believe the comraderie was valuable for many, as we were all strangers in a strange land, and there was a group solidarity, evidenced by the meetups at various places (do any of those even happen anymore?). I even have paraphernalia leftover from the big (money losing for KS) get together (can't remember the name of it right now). Several of the names that are in this thread were present at that meeting. Anyway, I am still around, lurking ever so rarely. I would surely miss this board if it was no longer around, much as one would miss the death of a friend that one sees only every 5 years, but still cherishes. I also miss the Nana girl game.
  5. I too thoroughly enjoyed "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". "Face in the Clouds" was a typical murder thriller with a nice twist. Woman has a traumatic accident, loses her ability to recognize faces (a real phenomenon), including her husband, the lead detective on her case and the guy who's taunting her and preparing her death. I hate sports... but "Moneyball" was very good. Baseball was the vehicle, but not the theme.
  6. It will be easy to vote for him again once they see what the alternative is.
  7. Thought you'd stopped posting. Isn't the internet one of those giant government projects, socially funded, using our taxes, that you abhor? So, let's see... you're keeping your government pension/social security/healthcare, probably driving on roads paid for with taxes, using your government paid for education to read and write, using the 'net, eating safe food, drinking clean water, flushing your shit down the toilet to go to some govt processing facility, etc. etc. Seems gov/taxes/socialistic policies are OK... as long as they benefit Hugh Hypocritical (HH).
  8. Somebody sent me this on FB. Wonder how many HH has given up? So, you’re a Republican that hates taxes? Well, since you do not like taxes or government, please kindly do the following. 1. Do not use Medicare. 2. Do not use Social Security 3. Do not become a member of the US military, who are paid with tax dollars. 4. Do not ask the National Guard to help you after a disaster. 5. Do not call 911 when you get hurt. 6. Do not call the police to stop intruders in your home. 7. Do not summon the fire department to save your burning home. 8. Do not drive on any paved road, highway, and interstate or drive on any bridge. 9. Do not use public restrooms. 10. Do not send your kids to public schools. 11. Do not put your trash out for city garbage collectors. 12. Do not live in areas with clean air. 13. Do not drink clean water. 14. Do not visit National Parks. 15. Do not visit public museums, zoos, and monuments. 16. Do not eat or use FDA inspected food and medicines. 17. Do not bring your kids to public playgrounds. 18. Do not walk or run on sidewalks. 19. Do not use public recreational facilities such as basketball and tennis courts. 20. Do not seek shelter facilities or food in soup kitchens when you are homeless and hungry. 21. Do not apply for educational or job training assistance when you lose your job. 22. Do not apply for food stamps when you can’t feed your children. 23. Do not use the judiciary system for any reason. 24. Do not ask for an attorney when you are arrested and do not ask for one to be assigned to you by the court. 25. Do not apply for any Pell Grants. 26. Do not use cures that were discovered by labs using federal dollars. 27. Do not fly on federally regulated airplanes. 28. Do not use any product that can trace its development back to NASA. 29. Do not watch the weather provided by the National Weather Service. 30. Do not listen to severe weather warnings from the National Weather Service. 31. Do not listen to tsunami, hurricane, or earthquake alert systems. 32. Do not apply for federal housing. 33. Do not use the internet, which was developed by the military. 34. Do not swim in clean rivers. 35. Do not allow your child to eat school lunches or breakfasts. 36. Do not ask for FEMA assistance when everything you own gets wiped out by disaster. 37. Do not ask the military to defend your life and home in the event of a foreign invasion. 38. Do not use your cell phone or home telephone. 39. Do not buy firearms that wouldn’t have been developed without the support of the US Government and military. That includes most of them. 40. Do not eat USDA inspected produce and meat. 41. Do not apply for government grants to start your own business. 42. Do not apply to win a government contract. 43. Do not buy any vehicle that has been inspected by government safety agencies. 44. Do not buy any product that is protected from poisons, toxins, etc…by the Consumer Protection Agency. 45. Do not save your money in a bank that is FDIC insured. 46. Do not use Veterans benefits or military health care. 47. Do not use the G.I. Bill to go to college. 48. Do not apply for unemployment benefits. 49. Do not use any electricity from companies regulated by the Department of Energy. 50. Do not live in homes that are built to code. 51. Do not run for public office. Politicians are paid with taxpayer dollars. 52. Do not ask for help from the FBI, S.W.A.T, the bomb squad, Homeland Security, State troopers, etc… 53. Do not apply for any government job whatsoever as all state and federal employees are paid with tax dollars. 54. Do not use public libraries. 55. Do not use the US Postal Service. 56. Do not visit the National Archives. 57. Do not visit Presidential Libraries. 58. Do not use airports that are secured by the federal government. 59. Do not apply for loans from any bank that is FDIC insured. 60. Do not ask the government to help you clean up after a tornado. 61. Do not ask the Department of Agriculture to provide a subsidy to help you run your farm. 62. Do not take walks in National Forests. 63. Do not ask for taxpayer dollars for your oil company. 64. Do not ask the federal government to bail your company out during recessions. 65. Do not seek medical care from places that use federal dollars. 66. Do not use Medicaid. 67. Do not use WIC. 68. Do not use electricity generated by Hoover Dam. 69. Do not use electricity or any service provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority. 70. Do not ask the Army Corps of Engineers to rebuild levees when they break. 71. Do not let the Coast Guard save you from drowning when your boat capsizes at sea. 72. Do not ask the government to help evacuate you when all hell breaks loose in the country you are in. 73. Do not visit historic landmarks. 74. Do not visit fisheries. 75. Do not expect to see animals that are federally protected because of the Endangered Species List. 76. Do not expect plows to clear roads of snow and ice so your kids can go to school and so you can get to work. 77. Do not hunt or camp on federal land. 78. Do not work anywhere that has a safe workplace because of government regulations. 79. Do not use public transportation. 80. Do not drink water from public water fountains. 81. Do not whine when someone copies your work and sells it as their own. Government enforces copyright laws. 82. Do not expect to own your home, car, or boat. Government organizes and keeps all titles. 83. Do not expect convicted felons to remain off the streets. 84. Do not eat in restaurants that are regulated by food quality and safety standards. 85. Do not seek help from the US Embassy if you need assistance in a foreign nation. 86. Do not apply for a passport to travel outside of the United States. 87. Do not apply for a patent when you invent something. 88. Do not adopt a child through your local, state, or federal governments. 89.Do not use elevators that have been inspected by federal or state safety regulators. 90. Do not use any resource that was discovered by the USGS. 91. Do not ask for energy assistance from the government. 92. Do not move to any other developed nation, because the taxes are much higher. 93. Do not go to a beach that is kept clean by the state. 94. Do not use money printed by the US Treasury. 95. Do not complain when millions more illegal immigrants cross the border because there are no more border patrol agents. 96. Do not attend a state university. 97. Do not see any doctor that is licensed through the state. 98. Do not use any water from municipal water systems. 99. Do not complain when diseases and viruses, that were once fought around the globe by the US government and CDC, reach your house. 100. Do not work for any company that is required to pay its workers a livable wage, provide them sick days, vacation days, and benefits. 101. Do not expect to be able to vote on election days. Government provides voting booths, election day officials, and voting machines which are paid for with taxes. 102. Do not ride trains. The railroad was built with government financial assistance. The fact is, we pay for the lifestyle we expect. Without taxes, our lifestyles would be totally different and much harder. America would be a third world country. The less we pay, the less we get in return. Americans pay less taxes today since 1958 and is ranked 32nd out of 34 of the top tax paying countries. Chile and Mexico are 33rd and 34th. The Republicans are lying when they say that we pay the highest taxes in the world and are only attacking taxes to reward corporations and the wealthy and to weaken our infrastructure and way of life. So next time you object to paying taxes or fight to abolish taxes for corporations and the wealthy, keep this quote in mind… “I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization.†~Oliver Wendell Holmes
  9. Just saw an article that the US banks are going to start adding a fee for the use of CASH! The reasoning is that they have to store, transfer and transport cash to their ATMs and branch offices, thus incurring fees, and are going to start charging a 1.5% "currency convenience" fee.
  10. Gotta support you on this one, Hugh. How could your defense of George Bush, a white boy from Texas, possibly be considered racist?
  11. BTW- my comment regarding "you don't have to do the whole damn list" was directed at LK, not you.
  12. Just watched "Youth in Revolt" last night. Humorous and quirky coming of age movie. Has Steve Buscemi- I don't think I've ever seen a movie with him in it where he hasn't added some flavor. Ray Liotta makes a minor reappearance as a scummy cop. Justin Long (when you see his face, you'll remember "Oh, that guy"), who produces some peyote and doses a number of people with some funny results (Fred Willard stoned out of his face, lying on the floor, looking much like David Hasselhof in that vid his daughter shot where he was dead drunk on the floor, trying to eat a Burger King hamburger while she belittled him) and a number of other faces that you'll recognize. Regarding lists, I certainly use an assortment to help narrow what I'm going to DL.You don't HAVE to do the whole damn list!
  13. I Love You Phillip Morris Loosely based on fact, which makes Steven's, the main character, exploits amazing. While serving a prison term, the guy faked having AIDS, impersonated a doctor to get transferred to a private research study, then called the prison to announce his death. Also, impersonated a judge to get his bail lowered, paid it and escaped. Entered the art program in prison, saved green marker pens until he had enough ink to dye a set of clothes green, the same color worn by the prison doctors ... and then just walked out of the place. The guy had a 163 IQ (all above from wiki). The gay love aspect of the story was totally in your face and really humanized him. Warning: Seeing Jim Carrey butt-fucking some Village People looking dude or kissing Ewan McGregor might make this unwatchable for some!
  14. Kick Ass- a great parody of the comix genre. Very funny. Nick Cage is perfect.
  15. Didn't video show ast year show that the singer was definitely NOT responsible in any way? He was originally charged, then released, right? I wonder how much these sacrificial lambs are getting paid to throw themselves under the bus?
  16. 2012- cross between Poseidon Adventure and Airplane, especially with the multiple "All Star" (B-level) cast and even more double especially with George Segal (can he be taken seriously in anything?). Great effects but... isn't that just expected nowadays, especially for a, what, $300 million dollar film? The girl I was with, at least 5 times, said, "Very lucky". C'mon- crash land in the Himalayas, survive... and then get picked up by some Buddhist monks driving by who just happen to be going where you need to be? Extra credit for John Cusack, an actor I like and nutcase Woody Harrelson, who plays a nutcase with crazy conspiracy theories, who happens to be correct. Paranormal Activity- slooooow, but still creepy. The unresolved ending had my girl cursing at the screen (Thais like things wrapped up neatly, especially if there's a relationship involved). She didn't want me to turn off the lights that night.Extra credit for making a movie that cost only USD $15,000, but has now grossed over USD $100,000,000! Ink- absolutely one of the best films I've seen. Strikes at a visceral level that is difficult to put into words. Hits on almost all cylinders: visually, emotionally, acting talent, cinematography. Special effects are simple and crap, but it doesn't even matter. A very simple story line about choices, guilt, greed and relationships that rises high above any single element. Battle between good and evil forces that shape your dreams. The "Pathfinder's" big sequence is like Final Destination with style, purpose and intelligence. Definitely a case of 2+2=40.
  17. Departures: Themes of Japanese death, culture, relationships and learning. Very well done. Pandorum: Sort of like being in a live action game of Doom or Quake, with mixed with elements of Aliens Proposal: Unreal plot but a few funny moments. For those who find Sandra Bullock sexy,there is almost full frontal, except her hand is over her bush and her arm across her nips. Nice hips, for those into that sort of thing.Then again, some would say a nekkid Sandra Bullock is reason to NOT see a movie. Phobia 2: 5 Thai directors doing short stories. A couple of them have some good shocks, the last story has a nice twist and is a bit funny, funny enough to make me laugh aloud. Sorority Girls: True crap of a slasher flick. How can anybody respect a film of this particular genre when you don't even get to see the tits on the sexy bitch villain.
  18. "The charges against Chuwit were not strong, as he was merely the property owner who had sublet it to others, while there was no evidence against Himalai, Thanyathep and other security guards who were in charge of the area's security. However, the court found evidence of the involvement of lawyer Chanvej Malaibucha, who worked for the Nickel Company that carried out the demolition. He was initially sentenced to one year in jail, but this was reduced to eight months because of his useful testimony. " What was the useful part? That everybody got off?
  19. 2 items that stand out: 1. Mom thinks she made a mistake because she didn't tell her son not to use his talents to commit crimes? Is he a fuckin' retard or what? 2. "I'd do it all again". No comment necessary.
  20. Nice post, FJ. As you so accurately noted, many proverbs are total trash. I could never figure out if birds of a feather flock together or if opposites attract. Which one is it? Also, nobody has ever called me a "pussy". Guess that negates "You are what you eat". And, I don't know what the exchange rate is in Stoke, but here in BKK, 2 in the bush is worth way more than just a bird in hand. Some proverbs seem to have gained validity, due to medical and other high tech advances. F'rinstance, since the invention of Viagra, "early to bed, early to rise" has a much greater chance of actually happening.
  21. Read today that the Thai SEC has modified their stance. Reports issued by government officials will not be prosecuted, whether they have facts to back them up or not. I suppose this clears the way for more false positives. Oh yeah- analysts must now register and be approved by the government. I think this is new.
  22. Gao de Mayo, for those who missed Cinco de Mayo
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