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  1. The Goons Ripping Yarns Monty Python The Simpsons Faulty Towers Black Books The Kumars Dave Allen Mork & Mindy Wallace & Gromit The Road Runner, Coyote, Elmer Fudd and Daffy Duck and the rest of that crew I also found David Lynch's Twin Peaks very bizarre and funny . Perhaps my sense of humour is just weird. Donald Trump when ever he opens his mouth but he is not alone as many politicians are equally ridiculous and clownish
  2. The Goons Ripping Yarns Monty Python The Simpsons Faulty Towers Black Books The Kumars Dave Allen Mork & Mindy Wallace & Gromit The Road Runner, Coyote, Elmer Fudd and Daffy Duck and the rest of that crew I also found David Lynch's Twin Peaks very bizarre and funny . Perhaps my sense of humour is just weird. Donald Trump when ever he opens his mouth but he is not alone as many politicians are equally ridiculous and clownish
  3. Obviously a big sooky mummies boy who if he doesn't get his way he throws a tantrum . Maybe he thinks he is a man but he will never get to that level of maturity. I bet you if his mummy gave him food he didn't like he would be the type to throw , either at her, or on to the floor. Then his mummy would clean up his mess and would pacify him with a reward like sweets and so reinforce those behavioral traits. Thailand , and many other places are full of mummy's boys - the only honest to themselves are those that become lady-boys and even they have massive behavioral problems.
  4. The reason is is known as Capital Punishment is if you do have not the Capital to pay then you are punished .
  5. Just out of curiosity , is there a separate, additional licence to drive a truck, bus or a a taxi? Is there another licence for trucks carrying dangerous goods ,such as petroleum or sulfuric acid , or wide or long loads or will the licence you got in a Honda Jazz be sufficient after 5 hours of driving.
  6. I agree with both Kaleevala and Robblok except the Thais i know call it a syndicate and to join all members must buy a position by investing money into it if there is a vacancy and by invitation .. This gives them a right to borrow from the money jar , if there is any left, but there is an interest involved, not a percentage amount , but a fixed amount for every predetermined unit you borrow. For example it could be 200 baht for every 1000 baht borrowed and this can be calculated weekly so it adds up quite quickly . If they are not smart enough to see the dangers of this arrangement then a lot of them would also have other debts to service as well as their living expenses . Basically not smart enough to handle their own finances . So they disappear with the money and the interest owing because they have no hope of ever repaying this debt or any of their other debts . I have had to chase up a few absconders just to prevent it escalating and to keep the peace ( usually staff in our Thai Restaurants ) so business wasn't disrupted by these disputes . . Felt sorry for them when i came knocking on their doors especially when they didn't think they would be found. At least i gave them a chance to come to an arrangement (and a lot of them were our friends too ) because there were always others (Thais or others ) who thought they were gangsters looking for them too . No legal contracts and no legal solutions. Usually they resort to these syndicates because they are finding it too difficult to get loans from other more legit sources .These syndicates cause so many problems between friends, family, and workplaces etc. . The Thais are usually very secretive about them but they are everywhere in Thai, Chinese, Indian and Vietnamese expat communities that i know of in Australia and anywhere else there are Asian Communities no doubt, and they are always underground and they are always secretive about them in Thailand and all Asian communities as they are deemed to be loansharking by authorities . They cause so many problems .
  7. Poor girl probably got all confused and excited and thought she was at a middle eastern wedding . Lucky it was only a .38 and not a AK47 with a full magazine . Firing into the air is quite a common way to celebrate.
  8. What pisses me off is the delay to the availability of Medicinal Hemp . I don't really give a stuff if people smoke it or they don't as long as they are not in charge of a vehicle or doing some other irresponsible act . I am in partial remission with Cancer and when my time comes i would like the benefit of medicinal hemp to take the edge of the pain just to ease me over the line. Won't happen in medieval Thailand tho. Obviously this government is just doing a feasibility study to see how profitable it will to those in the upper echelon without any consideration to how beneficial it can be to ,not only people who are in pain , but to helping other disorders such as autism as well as who knows what other medical conditions as research continues.
  9. I have been informed by a few Thais ( in the know of course) that the earth tremors and quakes in the North are due to foreign powers testing nuclear weapons underground in the area. Really hard to keep a straight face.
  10. He should be thankful that a part of his anatomy didn't end up as breakfast for the ducks .
  11. I had an almost identical scam tried on me back in the early nineties in the old Tops supermarket off Sukumvit so it has been going on for a long time. This time it was a young Saudi guy, or so he told me, and he opened up a wallet full of USDollars and wanted to know what Thai money looked like. I chatted to him but gave him directions to a money change booth close by.
  12. Slime has been around for years and i remember one called fart in a jar that made an obvious sound when the fingers were pushed into the slime and the air would escape. Great fun as a kid when Grandma sat down.
  13. I would try those CD shops that sell Thai Music from the older recording artists. There is one in MBK in Bangkok for example ,and there and they are also in other shopping centers. They are often surprised that a falung is interested in old Thai music and sometimes there is nobody who speaks English but there is a wealth of old time Thai music from a whole range of genres.
  14. I was always taught to look at the angle of the slope of the sand near the water's edge . The steeper the the angle the more likely there is a rip pulling the sand out , and the sea floor will drop away quite sharply . By the photo it looks like rocks but the poor woman probably didn't enter the water there but in the sand area in background.