THAILAND NIGHTLIFE REVIEW

Welcome to my website.  Unlike the universe, this website has a purpose: to offer rants, tirades, opinions and discussion about books on Thailand, give an overview of nightlife in Thailand and, yes, to provide a few news items which might not appear elsewhere.  And to have some fun.

Bar, club and restaurant owners who would like to send material on their special events, birthday bashes, anniversary parties, etc., are welcome to do so but please remember men in Thailand are a bit jaded so if you’re just going to offer the usual free gourmet food and free full band entertainment and free beautiful and eager-to-please women, well, the lads have been there, done that. So do try to offer potential patrons something special. ;-)

There is a contest every two weeks when this column appears and the first to answer the question correctly or identify a photograph correctly will receive vouchers worth at least 3,500 baht in food and drink, i.e., 500 baht each, from Larry's Dive, Shadow Bar, The Old Dutch, the Big Mango, Electric Blue, The Duke of Wellington pub, and Bourbon Street Restaurant. The prizes will build up in case anyone doesn't win it immediately so the bonanza for the eventual winner could get quite interesting.  It will double to 7,000 and, if still no winner, to 10,500, etc.  Second prize is a "I Support Single Moms" T-shirt.  And please remember a part of all money received from the sale of my books goes to needy Thais (in the form of payment to go go dancers, waitresses and hostesses).

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Happy Songgran to you!  Do you like buckets and barrels of water thrown at you when you least expect it?  Especially by drunken farang mongolian clusterfucks three sheets to the wind and the fourth shaking?  Especially in Pattaya?  Yes?  And do you like to be in a country that bans alcohol sales even more often than it changes prime ministers (although at least they decided in favor of alcohol sales during Songgran?)  Good for you.  Well, I don't.  So I am outta here for a while which will definitely include the Songgran period, hence, there will be no column on 15 April.  But I do hope you will enjoy the Thai New Year celebrations without me.  As for me, been there, done that, got the (soaking) T-shirt.  A Government official mentioned some figure regarding how many tourists come into Thailand for Songgran.  I know many people like myself who leave Thailand during Songgran.  I think they forgot about that side of the equation.

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So there I am sitting in the Robin Hood Pub ogling the beer girls and enjoying my black russian.  One of the girls is really beautiful and I cast a few furtive glances at her as she passes by.  I mean she is really va va voom!  At one point I happen to look up as she passes by and her face lights up in a gorgeous smile and she comes over to my table and says in a kind of Thai/English Oh hi I didn't see you come in.  How are you?  As it turns out she used to very briefly work at the Londoner before her brand of beer rotated her on.  We had a nice chat.  As always, the beer girls go to college during the day and work at night.  Or maybe they all just tell guys like me that to prevent us from suggesting off-hour activities.  But the point is I had completely forgotten I had previously met and talked with her!  Which means I must be losing it.  Forgetting a guy's name is one thing: When I forget having met a woman like that I think it's time to take me out to the horse pasture and turn me loose.

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I was in the Nataree massage parlor the other day (yeah, surprise, surprise).  The sweet little thing doing the massage was from Chiang Rai.  So I told her about how I had twice traveled up the Menam Kok River between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai and visited Chiang Rai way back in 1979.  Before she could give me the usual line ("Oh!  I wasn't born yet!") I preempted her and said, don't worry, I know you weren't born yet.  She laughed and said, But my parents hadn't even been married yet.  THAT IS MORE INFORMATION THAT I FUCKING WANTED TO KNOW, SWEETIE.

So I told her, look, you ravishing, succulent, curvaceous, gorgeous, titillating 19-year-old sophomore, look at all you missed by being born so fucking late!  In my day we had anti-Vietnam War riots on colleges, students shot dead by National Guardsmen, a president shot dead, his brother running for president shot dead, Martin Luther King, Jr., shot dead, Black Power bullshit, the Free Sex movement (led by a guy named 'Buster Cherry'), Women's Lib bullshit, and a president who actually had to resign for involvement in the stupidest robbery attempt in American history and, Spiro Agnew, his first vice-president had to resign due to corruption and we had the mystery of Deep Throat.  And what the fuck has your generation got?!  Some kind of worldwide economic collapse due to sub-prime mortgages and a couple of minor very, very unsexy wars.  BFG - Big Fucking Deal!  Bore, bore, bore!  Well, OK, maybe I didn't actually say that; in fact, it's kind of hard to talk (or to hear for that matter) when dining at the Y.

To add insult to injury, when I was returning from said massage parlor on the subway, the guy inside the booth of Huey Kwang station asked me how old I was.  I thought he was just curious so I told him to guess.  Then he told me people 60 and over pay half price on the subway.  Great, so instead of paying 23 baht to Huey Kwang, I can pay 11 and a half.  Or maybe he meant the deal was only for people over 60 going to or coming from a massage parlor.  I'll have to ask him next time.

Flip Ultra

Went to Emporium on Sunday; they didn't have it; went all the way to MBK and walked for miles in that fire trap.  They didn't have it.  Anybody know where I can buy a Flip Ultra in Thailand?  I thought MBK was supposed to have the latest; except for Victorian Age tools for unblocking phones and repairing cage crinolines and shining buggy whips they got shit; not even any spy equipment; no weapons at all; not even ankle holsters.  No drugs.  Uppers?  Downers?  Fageddaboudit!  All MBK has are several floors of 19-year-old women trying to pick up older farang guys.  Disgusting!  They should close that place down and build a massage parlor.

Someone sitting next to me the other day mentioned that whenever I need to call the bartender's attention to the fact that I need another drink my Thai becomes extremely fluent.  Once I have the drink, it kind of reverts back to my fluent badly broken, wrong-tone Thai.  Yeah.  Why is that?

I have been told by the usually reliable sources that Tim, the Baron, of website fame has moved to the Philippines where he finds it much cheaper.  So his Thailand website - what and whither?  I'll pass on any further info as I get it.  I've also been told that a couple of nice American fellows have taken over Spanky's in Nana Plaza.  I'll have to check it out.  Also, although Mambo's Ladyboy Shows have closed in Washington Square, three English lads are renovating the large space downstairs at floor level and will be opening a sports bar.  I have been told they have only an 18-month lease with renewable 18-month lease.  I hope they find that is long enough to get their investment back.  Many businesses in the Square are still not signing with the Thai landlord or relatives that own a piece of the pie because, for example, in some cases, the Thai landlord wants them to sign a lease written only in Thai and one in which the landlord can just about kick out a business at a moment's notice.  Yet, other businesses are replacing those leaving so the Square is by no means on life-support.  It is still up and running.

Business at Soi Cowboy has picked up quite a bit and there are some lively nights.  Bacarra upstairs was fun but thanks to being spoiled by overpaying Japanese customers, some of the girls have an attitude.  Not all, of course.  I like the bars in which the girls do NOT come over to customers unless the customers ask.  I tend to hang out in those bars. 

Of course, I understand why some of the girls would be pushy.  Some of the bars have very strict rules.  If the girl has less than 60 ladies drinks a month or less than 8 barfines, quite a bit is deducted from their otherwise not bad salary.  So, yeah, I can understand their need to drum up business. 

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AfterDark Magazine is still going strong.  Very nice photography!

 

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Hong Kong Vice Cops (Wish I could be One)

Police chiefs are insisting on a "closed door" meeting to explain why undercover agents sometimes need to be "manually stimulated" by sex workers to get enough evidence to secure a vice prosecution.  The move came after lawmakers asked them to justify why they have not given up the practice of accepting limited sexual services in some investigations in line with overseas jurisdictions. Police say in some cases they need to accept "manual stimulation" to control the sex industry and get convictions of people who run brothels. - Hong Kong Standard

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It's True: They Can Drive You Maaaad!

I got a phone message the other day which was in fact a plea for financial help from a young lady working in the demimonde.  Nothing unusual there, but the messages were rather humorous.  Her first one read: "I have promblem u can help me?  U give me like now 5000 $."

So of course I wrote back that I don't have five thousand dollars; I'm a writer, not a Thai politician.  I did like the "like now" part though.  It reminded me of my days in Manhattan's East Village.  So she wrote back: "I need 5000 bath not 5000$." 

So of course I wrote back asking when she needed this.  (Having lived in Thailand for a long time I didn't really want to get into hearing any bizarre, tortured logic about why she needed it, so I didn't bother to ask.)  She wrote back: "I need tomorrow."  Well, at least her spelling was spot-on that time.

So I wrote back that I thought we could come to some kind of arrangement.  So she wrote back: "2:30 OK I wook finish."  Well, I don't go anywhere or do anything at 2:30 in the morning so I wrote back that it would have to be another time.  So we set the time for noon the next day at my apartment.  So next day I am waiting and she is late and at 12:15 I get a message from her: "You wan I cum"

What?!  What the hell is she talking about?  Do I want her to come?  What!!  Help me God I am where I never want to be: the recipient of Thai logic.  Dealing with an overload of Thai logic leads to madness and a complete breakdown and renders a man a slobbering, incoherent idiot in need of restraint, and I was trying my best to avoid the ending.  So I wrote back reminding her of the arrangement we had agreed upon for the meeting.  So she wrote back: OK I go your room u 15.00 thanks a lot"

One of the reasons I love Thai women is because I love wacky women and to say the least Thai women will never bore you.  But sometimes they drive me to drink!

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As it is a pretty safe bet that most readers of this column have yet to buy my book The Go Go Dancer who Stole My Viagra & other Poetical Tragedies of Thailand I have decided to post one of the poems from the book from time to time.  Some of the poems are serious and some are for fun. 

 

The Buddha's Golden Gleam                

  Araham sammasambuddho bhagava

Buddham bhagavantam abhivademi

                                                        Bodhesi yo sujanatam kamalam va suro

                                                       Vandamaham tamaranam sirasa jinendam         

                            

                                    It was in a tiny Buddhist temple

And on a very quiet day;

The monks had done their deeds of merit

And settled down to pray.

 

The candlelight reflected on

The Buddha's golden gleam;

And wafts of incense reached the roof

In one unbroken stream.

 

Above the sky was bathed in twilight

And temple bells pealed in the breeze;

Below the monks in robes of saffron

Chanted sutras on their knees.

 

The first to see the silent figure

Thought it odd he'd heard no door;

And yet the figure watched intently

As no mere man had watched before.

 

Then slowly as if in a dream

The figure moved and stood beside

The Buddha's calm eternal gaze

And in mid-verse, the monks' chants died.

 

The stranger moved as if to kiss

The idol's lips and ask for grace;

Then in a moment as all sounds ceased

He spat upon the Buddha's face.

 

The monks cried out and rose as one

To seize the man who dared defile

The glory of their sacred idol

But stopped like babes before his smile.

 

He stared into each monk's wide eyes

His words like holy writ;

"Show me where Buddha is not," he said,

And there then will I spit."

 

The monks knelt down before the man

And asked that he forgive

Their sin of knowing all the rites

But forgetting how to live.

 

The man reached out his hand and smiled

He bade them pray and as he spoke

They seemed to slip into a dream

The man was gone when they awoke.

 

I tell this tale because it's true

Don't ask me how I know;

Just ask the monks whose teacher spoke

In a tiny temple - so long ago. 

 

 

                                    Araham sammasambuddho bhagava

                                    Buddham bhagavantam abhivademi

Bodhesi yo sujanatam kamalam va suro

Vandamaham tamaranam sirasa jinendam  

The lines chanted in Pali mean: 

The Exalted One, far from defilements, perfectly enlightened by himself

I bow low before the Buddha, the Exalted One

He, like the sun with lotuses, awakens wise people

I revere with my head the (spiritual) Conqueror Supreme, that Peaceful one 

 

(I recited this poem on video with pictures of Thai temples.  Just go to the Articles, Stories and Video section of this website and click on the video.)

 

 

 

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Khun Nana's Corner

Khun Nana is a savvy local expat who keeps in shape by hitting most of the bars of Nana Plaza as often as possible.  From his vast experience, he will enlighten and entertain us with his recollections of the bar scene be they humorous, tragic or somewhere in between.

I just had 2 friends from England visit Bangkok and there were some magical moments during their stay that will certainly become local legend.  One particular evening stands out in my mind as it is a perfect illustration of how different one’s priorities become after living in Paradise as long as I have. 

There is a decent restaurant near my party area that has 2 girls who wear sexy tight uniforms that sport the name of the beer company that they represent.  I have a fancy for the Leo Beer girl, who I must say looks really hot in her short, tight silky outfit.  Naturally I wandered in to the restaurant and had a couple of meals and managed to get her phone number followed by a couple of nights of partying on the town and energetic love making back at my place.  In my mind it was just innocent fun (as with any girl) but I must admit it wasn’t cheap.  Both nights out we went to pricy discos and I was set back a decent chunk of change.  It was still cheaper and more fun than paying for sex with a professional, but I certainly don’t like to spend that kind of money on a regular basis.  No problem in my scheme of things as certainly after 2 or 3 expensive dates we will just be eating som tom (papaya salad) on the street and going straight back to my place for sex in the future. 

Well, I had temporarily forgotten that I had introduced this lass to my 2 horny English mates (what was I thinking?), and to my shock and amusement one of them (Paul) ended up going out with her to some of her favorite discos and of course back to his place for some horizontal mambo.  He was very sheepish the day he confessed to me the events of that night, thinking that I would be angry or jealous that he had done one of my favorite gals.  I have evolved way past that novice stage of jealousy and possession in my life as an international playboy.   Actually, I thought it was great that a guy on a short holiday managed to have sex with such a hot gal for free when most of the visitors have to settle for the pay for play gals. 

He begrudgingly recanted the sordid events of his midnight orgy and it was all good fun and all of us laughed until we had tears rolling down our cheeks.  I told him I wasn’t possessive with my gals and as far as I was concerned the more the merrier!  If you can’t share some of your favorite shag bunnies with your best mates you have got your priorities all screwed up in my humble opinion.  He had forgotten to use protection as they were both blind drunk, and I told him that just a few days earlier I had done the same with her so from this day forward we were officially blood brothers. 

Nothing about the story bothered me until his mate Ian asked him how he managed all of that when he had left the hotel room with only one thousand baht ($30) in his pocket?  Paul said that the Leo beer gal had paid for her own drinks. That little slut!  When I was out with her she NEVER paid for anything and both nights were very expensive for this poor little horn dog.  Now, I don’t give a shit if she wants to f**k one of my mates, but he nailed her without having to buy her drinks?  I don’t blame my horny mate Paul as he was just seizing an opportunity as any red blooded man would, but I will never talk to that cheap little Leo beer slut again.  Paul and Ian we miss you guys here!!

I was watching a situation comedy from the USA the other night, and witnessed a perfect enactment of why guys should never get married or for that matter ever commit to just one woman.   A happy couple were out on the town and as usual the woman managed to turn the pleasant conversation into one of those “we have to bring the relationship to the next level” talks. Ok Dean, I have to put 20 baht into the pot at Londoner for saying the “R” word.  Anyway, the gal told the guy that he needed to stop seeing other women and devote himself entirely to her.  This guy was a real playboy, and had dozens of gorgeous sexual partners and was more than a bit reticent to acquiesce to her request.  The gal was a professional ballet dancer.  She says that both of them need to make the sacrifice of not sleeping with other partners.  He stared at her and asked “do you want to sleep with other guys?”  Her answer was “of course not!”  He exclaimed “then YOU are not giving up anything!”  I couldn’t have said it better myself. 

My mates like to joke with me about how much younger than myself all of my gals tend to be.  I must admit I like them a bit on the young side.  There is an old joke that when an old guy looks at a young gal his friends say “she’s young enough to be your daughter.”  My mates always say that my girls are young enough to be my granddaughter.  The other day I was chatting up a very hot gal who ended up being 27 years old.  I just can’t get excited about a dinosaur of that age so I turned and made a hasty exit.  I told my best mate “now SHE was old enough to be my daughter.”  Yuck.

Until next time.  Khun Nana

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http://www.ClubElectricBlue.com

Red Faces

I was once married to a Chinese woman whose face would very quickly turn red if she drank alcohol, mainly her cheeks, and I have seen it happen again and again with my East Asian friends.  For anyone who would like to know why this happens, here is the answer in a recent NYTimes article:

People whose faces turn red when they drink alcohol may be facing more than embarrassment. The flushing may indicate an increased risk for a deadly throat cancer, researchers report.

The flushing response, which may be accompanied by nausea and a rapid heartbeat, is caused mainly by an inherited deficiency in an enzyme called ALDH2, a trait shared by more than a third of people of East Asian ancestry — Japanese, Chinese or Koreans. As little as half a bottle of beer can trigger the reaction.

The deficiency results in problems in metabolizing alcohol, leading to an accumulation in the body of a toxin called acetaldehyde. People with two copies of the gene responsible have such unpleasant reactions that they are unable to consume large amounts of alcohol. This aversion actually protects them against the increased risk for cancer.  Article continues:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/21/health/research/21alcohol.html?em=&pagewanted=print

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A Different Scene

A friend of mine pointed out that as a writer, and as someone who writes on Thailand, I should at least have visited the gay scene.  Not my idea of a good time but OK, yeah, I do have a scene in the sequel to Skytrain to Murder set in a ladyboy bar, and I did visit two of those at Nana, so why not also go see the "straight" gay scene?  So we decided to head first to my place of action, an S&M Club.  As the doms and subs put on their shows, and I chatted with a dom, my friend seemed distinctly out of place, a bit uncomfortable, and it was obvious it was time to spirit him away from that scene. 

Then he took me to his idea of a good time.  It began with a bar on Patpong in which all the dancer were transsexuals, cut men.  I can't say it was one of my favorite moments but I did buy a drink for one who came over.  "She" and the others in the bar are post-op (Yes, she did prove it to me).  There was a kind of aggressiveness in the bar which I didn't like and since it wasn't my thing anyway, my friend suggested we move on to Boyz Town across Suriwongse Road near the Montien Hotel.  Which we did.  This area is not (as I had assumed) a ladyboy area; it is just a gay area.  There was even more aggressiveness in Thai guys trying to get us into their particular bar.  My friend led me into one.  If your idea of a good time is watching young Thai guys stand on stage in their white underwear, then you better rush down there.  The "show" finally started and it was the expected, but much more raunchy than anything you will see in a heterosexual area.  And behind some glass, three bored looking young guys sat naked stroking their weiners.

To be honest, I found the whole thing not simply boring, but sordid.  The only thing that saved the night for me - well, actually, nothing could save the night - was the fact that there were four Thai or Japanese women who had bravely ventured into the bar.  Watching their reactions - laugh and giggle, etc., was a lot more fun than watching the stage.

And while I find Boyz Town to be more sleazy and sordid than the hetero areas of Bangkok (Yes, Virginia, it is possible I am biased in that regard) I noticed the three young guys in the sex show were laughing and smiling and talking to one another the same way girls in sex shows in Thai bars do.  Sex shows in the West used to be and I assume still are very serious affairs; in Thailand Thais have the wonderful inability to take them too seriously.

I asked my friend how it was that in an area where girls in the heterosexual bars cannot even take their clothes off, boys in these gay bars can strip naked and do just about anything on stage?  He pulled out the bill from the bin and showed it to me: 250 baht for a Chang beer.  Oh.  So with those prices there would naturally be plenty left over to grease a few palms.  I think I get it now.  I didn't just fall off the durian wagon yesterday.

So there you have it: When it comes to sexual preferences, to each his own, and the fun for one guy may be a real bore for the other.  I know myself pretty well and for me I care as much about the psychology of sex as I do about the biology of sex.  What I mean is to watch yet another porn video on some site like Youporn in which a chick is doing the expected with a guy bores me silly.  But if, for example, a beautiful, sexy college student enters a professor's office in hopes of doing what she has to do to raise her grade, ah! now we have a scenario, a scene, a display of sexual power, not just biological sex.  A bit of sexual tension, a bit of drama, and conflict makes drama.  She wants the grade.  He is very hetero but well knows what society would say if he gives in to her.  Not to mention the danger to his career.  Now you've got my attention.  BJ, BJ, BJ, yeah, yeah, big deal.  Where is the psychology in a BJ?  Give me a sexy scene over naked sex every time. 

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Hide in Plain Sight

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Soi Cowboy seems to be having a contest as to which bar can have the best sign, the biggest sign, the brightest neon, and which sign can best block the other guy's bar sign.  And, believe me, it is NOT always a friendly contest either.  There seems to be little love lost between the "Arab" (actually, Iranian) owner of several bars and the other bar owners.  But what a bright street this has become!  Now all we need is a casino.

REMINDER: NO NEW COLUMN 15 APRIL.  SEE YOU ON 1 MAY

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Selling Sex Legally in New Zealand!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7927461.stm

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Letters from Readers

 

Hi Dean,

Nice submission, even though Khun Nana was a no-show.  With respect, here is some feedback ...

1) Thanks for following up with the pictures of the Mojos dancers in the lobby of the Oriental Hotel.
2) Is it true that 'Demonia' is planning on opening a new establishment on Soi 33?
3) Regarding the small scissors, I had the same thing happen at Hong Kong airport in March, 2007.  I never had a problem in the 8 or so other international airports!?
4) Torture!  When one clicks on the first thumbnail under the "He's Baaaaaaaaak!" section, an enlarged picture of Stephen Leather is displayed instead of one of the woman with the long black hair!  (Nothing personal, Stephen.)
5) Should it be "... which should appear to all readers ..." or "... which should appeal to all readers ..."?  Yep, it appeared to me!  Nevertheless, absolutely classic!  I was LOL while watching it.

Will Khun Nana's column on April 1st be twice as big since he didn't provide one on March 15th?  (Uh-Oh!  It'll be April Fool's Day!  What do you and what does he have in store for us readers?))  chok dee!
Craig-Ben (aka, "CB")


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Thanks, CB.  I doubt that Demonia is opening up a new establishment as business is not so good.  Besides, where would they find that many whips and paddles?

 

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Links You Might Enjoy

A video of a five-minute walk down Soi Cowboy.  Click here and then click "preview videos."

http://www.pbar.info/videos.html

 

Like to check out some bars in Thailand?  Try

http://www.bangkokbarfun.com.

Like to know what music is playing where in Bangkok each week?  Try http://www.bangkokgigguide.com.

Like to know more in depth about what music is playing where in Bangkok each week?  Try this great site:

http://www.bangkokjungle.com.

 

Tired of shoveling snow?  Check out Bangkok's sunshine.

 

Bangkok's weather report.

 

 

 

A great site for listening to Thai Morlan music and other folk music of Southeast Asia.

 

www.monsoon-country.org

 

 

 

A bit of black leather never hurts.  But she does.

 

Our Lady in Black

 

 

 

Like to learn a bit about retiring in Asia?

 

http://www.retiredexpat.com

 

 

 

Maps of all the provinces of Thailand

 

http://www.thailand-guide.org/maps/index.htm

 

 

 

Listen to RadioBangkok.net

 

mms://wma.radiobangkok.net/bangkok32?MSWMExt=.asf

 

 

 

Helping Kids in Thailand

 

Helping Thai Kids

 

 

 

A fine independent Pattaya Bookstore:

 

www.canterburytalescafe.com

 

 

Links You Might Not Enjoy

Politically incorrect rants and raves from Uncle Fred.

http://www.fredoneverything.net

 

Girlfriends looking for Taliban boyfriends.

Taliban Singles Dating Page

 

Very satirical writing and videos.

http://www.thenoseonyourface.com

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Got feedback to this column?  Got information on Thailand you would like to share?  Happy as a dung beetle to be living in Paradise?  Been ripped off?  Just write me.

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CONTEST

Enter and win a prize! This contest's first prize is worth 3,500 baht in food and drink vouchers.  The first to give the correct answer wins the vouchers; second wins the sexy shirt; third wins the sexy calendar.

     First prize:        Vouchers for food and drink from bars, pubs and restaurants in Bangkok

     Second prize:       Nifty shirt with the "I Support Single Moms" slogan

     Third prize:        Sexy calendar with Pattaya go go dancers, from After Dark magazine

     Fourth prize:       Nada Diddly-Squat Special 4 U, U number ten!

 

Last column's answer to question was:

Where was this picture taken?  World War II bomb shelter at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok.  Only one got the answer; lots of wrong answers.  Including this lovely one: "This marble piece depicts Khun Pedo na Stepford, patron spirit of small people diddlers everywhere.  It is located near the hairspray factory in Smallville."

 

 

This column's Contest Question:

 

Be the one to send in the funniest caption for the picture below.  Either as to what she is thinking while this guy bullshits or else what this guy is bullshitting.  Example: "And with Viagra I can get it to about here."

 

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That's all for this fortnightly column.  Drop by again.  Explore the rest of the website.  Meanwhile, as the girls used to tell me during the 1960's: "I no lie you, GI, I love you long time; you number one!"  And, remember: nothing says goodbye like a bullet.  And the more people I meet the more bullets I need.

Dean Barrett can be flamed at: deanbarr@loxinfo.co.th

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More News on the "Religion of Peace"

 

The "Religion of Peace" continues to visit Southern Thailand

 

(Even though Bangkok English-language Newspapers seldom report it)

 

 

2009.03.13 (Yala, Thailand) - A woman dies from injuries a day after being shot by Muslim extremists.

 

2009.03.19 (Pattani, Thailand) - Islamic bombers murder four local soldiers riding in a pickup truck.

 

2009.03.21 (Yala, Thailand) - An older man is murdered by Mujahid gunmen while working outside his home.

 

2009.03.23 (Saida, Thailand) - A young man is murdered by Muslim gunmen while talking to a friend in front of his home.

 

2009.03.26 (Yala, Thailand) - Muslims shoot a 46-year-old Buddhist woman, then set her on fire.

 

2009.03.26 (Pattani, Thailand) - Mujahideen storm a school, injure the principal and shoot a teacher to death.

 

2009.03.26 (Narathiwat, Thailand) - Militant Muslims shoot a female grocery owner to death and injure her 70-year-old husband.

 

2009.03.28 (Yala, Thailand) - A 51-year-old man is gunned down in his home by Muslim radicals.

 

2009.03.27 (Pattani, Thailand) - Mujahdieen gunmen murder three civilians in two attacks.

 

2009.03.30 (Pattani, Thailand) - A vendor is murdered by Muslim gunmen while riding on his cart with his 14-year-old son.

 

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Over 3,600 Thais including monks and teachers and children have been murdered by Muslims in Southern Thailand and

over 45 Thais have been beheaded including Buddhist monks

 

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Stop Honorcide!

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Have the Brits Gone Mad?! 

No Teaching of the Holocaust because it might offend Muslims!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kly7zChvyhw&feature=related

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Muslim Fanatics Intimidate Americans: In America!

by Daniel Pipes

Jeffrey Imm (a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Federal government, with work for the FBI, DHS, and TSA) provides first-hand testimony at "Virginia: Bullying Mob Packs Govt Meeting in Support of Islamic Supremacist Institution" of what took place yesterday at a Fairfax County Planning Commission meeting. The topic was a possible exemption of the Islamic Saudi Academy from a zoning regulation so it could build an expansion of the school. According to Imm's estimate, 600 supporters of the ISA turned up wearing printed badges reading "I Support ISA" with the ISA logo and the Saudi Arabian emblem.

The Islamic Saudi Academy logo.

At the government public meeting, the Fairfax County government board auditorium was packed by Islamic Saudi Academy supporters beyond capacity with dozens standing in the aisles and corridors, as it sought to show its clout to Northern Virginia's Fairfax government. It was an event that most Fairfax residents were unaware of, but the Saudi Arabian-backed institution's supporters were well organized to demonstrate their power in Virginia. …

As Islamic Saudi Academy's attorney Lynn Strobel presented their case to the Fairfax County Planning Commission, she emphasized the public support of her clients seeking the expansion of this Islamic supremacist, Wahhabist-based institution. In a dramatic move to demonstrate their power, Lynn Strobel turned to audience and asked the supporters of the Islamic Saudi Academy to rise. In the auditorium packed with individuals wearing printed badges "I Support ISA," virtually EVERY person stood up.

It gets worse:

Emblem of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The bullying mob of Islamic Saudi Academy supporters was frequently allowed to disrupt the tiny number willing to speak against the Islamic Saudi Academy's planned expansion in Fairfax County. Several speakers challenging this expansion were loudly booed and laughed at. … During one of the few breaks in the heated meeting due to the overflowing crowd of ISA supporters, several of those who sought to speak out against the ISA were cornered and confronted by some ISA supporters.

This frightening experience has future implications: "Clearly when supporters of Islamic supremacist institutions publicly demonstrate that they can outnumber their opposition by such vast numbers, such supporters will become further emboldened and confident in their ability to influence government agencies, laws, and legislature." We who wish to resist those institutions carry a heavy burden, Imm concludes:

Those who believe that we can win victories for freedom by merely marching in place and reassuring ourselves—need to wake up. If we are not willing to get out in public to defend equality and liberty as citizen activists, we can be certain that there will be plenty of others supporting institutions and ideologies that do not respect equality and liberty who will act in public. Those who support ideologies against equality and liberty will continue to persuade the media, the government, and your neighbors—that they represent the majority of public opinion.

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Islam's creed - "Convert or die!"

 

(Islam's blood soaked history. Picture courtesy Aryamehr.)


One of the canons of Islam is the first collection of quotes and anecdotes of Muhammad - the Sira - written by Ibn Ishaq and edited by Ibn Hisham, both pious Muslims. Along with the Hadith, it forms the source of much of what we know about Muhammad. Here is the first incident of forcible conversion to Islam that I have seen recorded in Islamic history. It happens immediately before Muhammad conquered Mecca. Muhammad's adherents arrest Abu Sufyan, one of Mecca's inhabitants who had rejected Muhammad's claims of being a Prophet. They bring him to Muhammad. Ibn Hisham tells us what happens next, in "The Biography of Muhammad"(Part 4, Page 11)
 


Muhammad told him: "Woe to you, O Abu Sufyan. Is it not time for you to realize that there is no God but the only God?" Abu Sufyan answered: "I do believe that." Muhammad then said to him: "Woe to you, O Abu Sufyan. Is it not time for you to know that I am the apostle of God?" Abu Sufyan answered: "By God, O Muhammad, of this there is doubt in my soul." The 'Abbas who was present with Muhammad told Abu Sufyan: "Woe to you! Accept Islam and testify that Muhammad is the apostle of God before your neck is cut off by the sword." Thus he professed the faith of Islam and became a Muslim."

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The Real Islam:

What is it Like to be a Woman in Afghanistan?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7942819.stm

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The Real Islam:

Jordan: A man and his two sons beat to death the daughter for leaving the house in make up and talking to a strange man

http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/Asia/Story/STIStory_353072.html

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The Real Islam:

England: All Homosexuals should be Stoned to Death says Muslim Cleric

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1163510/All-homosexuals-stoned-death-says-Muslim-preacher-hate.html

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The Real Islam:

Taliban in Afghanistan Kill Husband of Actress

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7940527.stm

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Something to Cheer About!

 

A would-be suicide bomber accidentally blew himself up, killing six other militants as he was bidding them farewell to leave for his intended target, the Interior Ministry said.

"The terrorist was on his way to his destination and saying good-bye to his associates and then his suicide vest exploded," a statement from the ministry said.  Taliban-led attacks in Afghanistan have escalated in the past year with suicide and roadside bombings insurgents' weapons of choice.  The incident happened in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan where mainly British troops are struggling against a growing Taliban-led insurgency.

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New York: Two-year-old child learns to hate Jews

http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025424.php

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The Global Islamic population is approximately 1,200,000,000
 
 ONE BILLION TWO HUNDRED MILLION or 20% of the world's population.
 
 They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

 
 Literature:
 
 1988 - Najib Mahfooz
 
 Peace:
 
 1978 - Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat
 1994 - Yaser Arafat:
 1990 - Elias James Corey
 1999 - Ahmed Zewai

 
 Economics: (zero)
 
 Physics: (zero)
 
 Medicine:
 1960 - Peter Brian Medawar
 1998 - Ferid Mourad

 
 
TOTAL: 7 SEVEN
 
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The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000 FOURTEEN
 MILLION
 
 Or about 0.02% of the world's population.
 
 They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

 
 Literature:
 
 1910 - Paul Heyse
 1927 - Henri Bergson
 1958 - Boris Pasternak
 1966 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon
 1966 - Nelly Sachs
 1976 - Saul Bellow
 1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer
 1981 - Elias Canetti
 1987 - Joseph Brodsky
 1991 - Nadine Gordimer World

 
 Peace:
 
 1911 - Alfred Fried
 1911 - Tobias Michael Carel Asser
 1968 - Rene Cassin
 1973 - Henry Kissinger
 1978 - Menachem Begin
 1986 - Elie Wiesel
 1994 - Shimon Peres
 1994 - Yitzhak Rabin

 
 Physics:
 
 1905 - Adolph Von Baeyer
 1906 - Henri Moissan
 1907 - Albert Abraham Michelson
 1908 - Gabriel Lippmann
 1910 - Otto Wallach
 1915 - Richard Willstaetter
 1918 - Fritz Haber
 1921 - Albert Einstein
 1922 - Niels Bohr
 1925 - James Franck
 1925 - Gustav Hertz
 1943 - Gustav Stern
 1943 - George Charles de Hevesy
 1944 - Isidor Issac Rabi
 1952 - Felix Bloch
 1954 - Max Born
 1958 - Igor Tamm
 1959 - Emilio Segre
 1960 - Donald A. Glaser
 1961 - Robert Hofstadter
 1961 - Melvin Calvin
 1962 - Lev Davidovich Landau
 1962 - Max Ferdinand Perutz
 1965 - Richard Phillips Feynman
 1965 - Julian Schwinger
 1969 - Murray Gell-Mann
 1971 - Dennis Gabor
 1972 - William Howard Stein
 1973 - Brian David Josephson
 1975 - Benjamin Mottleson
 1976 - Bu! rton Richter
 1977 - Ilya Prigogine
 1978 - Arno Allan Penzias
 1978 - Peter L Kapitza
 1979 - Stephen Weinberg
 1979 - Sheldon Glashow
 1979 - Herbert Charle S Brown
 1980 - Paul Berg
 1980 - Walter Gilbert
 1981 - Roald Hoffmann
 1982 - Aaron Klug
 1985 - Albert A. Hauptman
 1985 - Jerome Karle
 1986 - Dudley R. Herschbach
 1988 - Robert Huber
 1988 - Leon Lederman
 1988 - Melvin Schwartz
 1988 - Jack Steinberger
 1989 - Sidney Altman
 1990 - Jerome Friedman
 1992 - Rudolph Marcus
 1995 - Martin Perl
 2000 - Alan J. Heeger

 
 Economics:
 
 1970 - Paul Anthony Samuelson
 1971 - Simon Kuznets
 1972 - Kenneth Joseph Arrow
 1975 - Leonid Kantorovich
 1976 - Milton Friedman
 1978 - Herbert A. Simon
 1980 - Lawrence Robert Klein
 1985 - Franco Modigliani
 1987 - Robert M. Solow
 1990 - Harry Markowitz
 1990 - Merton Miller
 1992 - Gary Becker
 1993 - Robert Fogel

 
 Medicine:
 
 1908 - Eli e Metchnikoff
 1908 - Paul Erlich
 1914 - Robert Barany
 1922 - Otto Meyerhof
 1930 - Karl Landsteiner
 1931 - Otto Warburg
 1936 - Otto Loewi
 1944 - Joseph Erlanger
 1944 - Herbert Spencer Gasser
 1945 - Ernst Boris Chain
 1946 - Hermann Joseph Muller
 1950 - Tadeus Reichstein
 1952 - Selman Abra ham Waksman
 1953 - Hans Krebs
 1953 - Fritz Albert Lipmann
 1958 - Joshua Lederberg
 1959 - Arthur Kornberg
 1964 - Konrad Bloch
 1965 - Francois Jacob
 1965 - Andre Lwoff
 1967 - George Wald
 1968 - Marshall W. Nirenberg
 1969 - Salvador Luria
 1970 - Julius Axelrod
 1970 - Sir Bernard Katz
 1972 - Gerald Maurice Edelman
 1975 - Howard Martin Temin
 1976 - Baruch S. Blumberg
 1977 - Roselyn Sussman Yalow
 1978 - Daniel Nathans
 1980 - Baruj Benacerraf
 1984 - Cesar Milstein
 1985 - Michael Stuart Brown
 1985 - Joseph L. Goldstein
 1986 - Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
 1988 - Gertrude Elion
 1989 - Harold Varmus
 1991 - Erwin Neher
 1991 - Bert Sakmann
 1993 - Richard J. Roberts
 1993 - Phillip Sharp
 1994 - Alfred Gilman
 1995 - Edward B. Lewis

 
 
TOTAL: ONE HUNDRED & TWENTY NINE 

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Ibn Warraq:

The cartoons in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten raise the most important question of our times: freedom of expression. Are we in the west going to cave into pressure from societies with a medieval mindset, or are we going to defend our most precious freedom -- freedom of expression, a freedom for which thousands of people sacrificed their lives? A democracy cannot survive long without freedom of expression, the freedom to argue, to dissent, even to insult and offend...Unless, we show some solidarity, unashamed, noisy, public solidarity with the Danish cartoonists, then the forces that are trying to impose on the Free West a totalitarian ideology will have won; the Islamization of Europe will have begun in earnest.

More people are killed by Islamists each year than in all 350 years of the Spanish Inquisition combined. (source)


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  • "The sword of Muhammad and the Quran are the most fatal enemies of civilization, liberty, and the truth which the world has yet known." - The eminent orientalist Sir William Muir (1819-1905)

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    "All religions take care to silence or to execute those who question them...It has, however, been some time since Judaism and Christianity resorted openly to torture and censorship. Not only did Islam begin by condemning all doubters to eternal fire, but it still claims the right to do so in almost all of its dominions, and still preaches that these same dominions can and must be extended by war." - Christopher Hitchens, God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

     

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    'If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.' - Benjamin Netanyahu

     

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    “Religion is an insult to human dignity.  With or without it, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things.  But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”        --        by Nobel Laureate physicist Steven Weinberg. 

     

     

     

     

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    Please note, I do not and never would advocate violence against individual Muslims in any community.  For one thing, the guy you beat up with a baseball bat may turn out to have just escaped from some horrible Islamic regime.  Individual violence against Muslims or doing damage to mosques, etc., is just stupid and is also counterproductive as Muslim fanatics will show pictures of that all over the Muslim world to incite people against the West. 

    A good case can be made that Islam is a fanatical brotherhood masquerading as a religion, and, indeed, the adherents of Islam often act that way.   But, as individuals, a Muslim neighbor might possibly be more honest than a Christian neighbor.  It is only that the Muslim will have been brought up in a religion/brotherhood with a medieval mindset that is centuries behind the times and has a penchant for violence, especially against those who criticize the Koran and other aspects of Islam.   Winning the war against Muslim fanatics will take a long time and be hard-fought but it can and will be won.  But we must demand that more and more moderate Muslims join the fight against fanatical Muslims.   We must demand that our leaders absolutely reject any "compromise" on our right to free expression.  Compromising with the fanatics pulls the rug out from the Muslim moderates desperately trying to reform and secularize Islam.  And we must never bow to Muslim demands to curb our hard-won freedom of expression.   And freedom of expression always includes satire and even insulting satire including satire of glorified tribal myths called religion. 

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