Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Stock Market Advice

I called my stockbroker today and asked, "what are you buying?"
His answer: "Canned food and ammunition."

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Indian tourist drugged by transsexual

Indian tourist drugged and robbed by transsexual, dies.

via Pattaya One News

BTIT Part 4

The production company seem to be running low on material with 50% of Part 4 focusing on the Samui plane crash and the other 50% covering Songkran drunk driving and a drug crackdown in Chaing Mai, and a fire in Pattaya.

Stand out lines from Part 4 of this 'cop' show were:
  • Thai roads are deadly
  • Thailand is top of the league for most dangerous holiday destinations
  • Thailand has a poor track record on health and safety
For the plane crash and Pattaya fire the tourist cops were directing traffic and helping with crowd control. Real cops were involved in the drugs crackdown and Songkran accidents but a tourist cop provided commentary for both. If the focus of this series is the tourist cops then the material in Part 4 is thin. Either that or the program has been edited to protect the 'actors' who want to continue living in Thailand. 

Don't know how the program is being received in Bravo land but I found Part 4 to be just more of the same. Yawn..... 


Marine - the only show in town in the 80's

The Marine Disco in the 1980's was without rival. It was the only farang after hours place in town and was home to some of the prettiest Thai ladies I've ever seen. It still had the sunken dancefloor which meant you could see every girl on the dance floor from either bar. Great design which I'm surprised hasn't been replicated elswhere. Sadly the Marine's design was structurally unsound. The sunken dancefloor was the ceiling of the beer bars (chicken shack) below. Although supported by pillars from below much of the dance floor was between the pillars and therefore unsupported. Alarm bells rang when the ceiling viewed from the beer bars developed a spider's web of cracks which couldn't be seen in the Marine itself for the wooden dance floor. The current false floor was installed on supports that sit directly above the pillars. Disaster averted but for me being vertically challenged, much of the Marine's appeal went with the sunken dancefloor.

Anyway, to the point of the post. If you hark back to the 'golden age' of the Marine then you'll know this Ward Brothers track. It was a Marine anthem and much loved by the girls at the time. It's a track that has completely disappeared over time. Not sure why cause it's a cracker. Enjoy. (Note the tracks clipped to reduce the size from 4mb to 1.5mb)

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Modomi - Spot That Tune

Dube at today blogged about a site that you can sing, hum or whistle a tune to and it will accurately guess the title of the song. Images of science fiction movies, where starship crew members seek the help of the ship's AI computer system come to mind. Well, it's no longer science fiction – this technology is now a reality at Modomi.

That little box at the top of the first Modomi page that reads, “Click and Sing or Hum.”  Does it really work?  I decided to test the accuracy of this online application by humming Losing My Religion, by R.E.M.  After clicking the text box, the recording began.

I hummed the first 16 seconds or so of part of the song – no words whatsoever – just straight humming. I was absolutely convinced there was no way that this application would be able to recognize the song without a single line of lyrics. When I was done I clicked on “Click to Stop” and waited for the results. This is what came up.

how can i find a song with partial lyrics

The top “guess” was a perfect match. Unbelievable.


 I tried humming a Thai song next and the site crashed. Only joking. I suspect the service will only work for “mainstream – POP-RnB/Rock/Classic Music” genres but you'll have to suck it and see. Well, whistle it and see.....

Another neat feature of Midomi is you can record your own cover of a song and upload it for Midomi's community to vote on. Just click on the “Studio” menu option at the top of the Midomi page and off you go. The next American Idol....

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Monday, 28 September 2009

Dream Hotel, Saturday 3rd October

More Ruskie Cleaver

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Firefox Extension - Hyperwords

One of the most useful extensions for Firefox is Hyperwords.

With Hyperwords you can select any word on any web page and choose from powerful commands, including:

• Reference • Search • Translation • Conversion • Email • Twitter • Facebook • Tag • Blog • & More.

It's particularly useful if English is your second language. Sadly the 'Translate' feature doesn't yet support translation in to Thai.

Demo Video available on YouTube:

Birds and the Bees

Now I know what I was doing wrong in my first marriage.......

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For some, Obama can do nothing right......

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1. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn’t much, but the reception was excellent.

2. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, “I’ll serve you, but don’t start anything.”

3. Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was a salted.

4. A dyslexic man walked into a bra.

5. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm, and says: “A beer please, and one for the road.”

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Fergie Time

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F%#k My Life

From time to time, something really weird, really screwed up happens to someone. From time to time, that someone is you.

Whether you find out your daughter’s starring in hardcore pornography, your wife used to be a man, or your dad walked in on you and a seventy-year old transvestite, (Roy are you over it yet?) – there’s a commonly accepted reaction-protocol.

After you’ve cried like a little baby, smashed your head against the wall and moved to another town, you want to tell someone. It’s because you realise the ‘uniqueness’ of your situation, or just want to wail in self-pity, that you need to share the experience.

There are sites that allow you to vent these experiences. To tell them to other people, and demonstrate how much your life sucks — it’s therapeutic. In complete anonymity of course — otherwise you’d have to switch towns again. One of the best sites is:


FMyLife (FML as a double abbreviation) was launched late 2008, and quickly turned in an internet phenomena. It’s a place where you can share stories of your life, always starting with ‘Today,’ and ending with ‘FML’. Thousands of horrible recollections have been gathered on this site, some worse than others, but none pleasant.

Go to for the full article.


Ed. I suspect FML stories from Pattaya would consist of three words 'Today', Katoey' and 'FML'. What else do we have to complain about? Maybe we should start a rival site named IFingLoveMyLife. It could be great therapy for FML people to read what life can be like when you get out of the rut.

The one entry on FMyLife from Thailand reads:
Today, I went out with this girl I really liked and she came back to my place. Things were heating up and we ended up having sex and I was on top. I was really into it and in the middle of it she held up her wrist and said "oh, look at the time, I gotta get home". She wasn't wearing a watch. FML

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Search multiple torrent tracker sites using

I often go to torrent search engines like or to look for torrent files that I want to download.  Sometimes the torrent files on one site are not available, but are on another  site and I’ve found it necessary to visit multiple torrent sites – Google and Bing are just not that good when it comes to indexing torrents. That's where Scrapetorrent comes in.


The engine searches popular torrent trackers when you query a keyword. Users can also suggest trackers that they want to be added on the engine. As of this writing, there are about 280 torrent trackers added on the list and about 200 of them are active – some are probably shut down by the enemies of P2P sharing like RIA.

via Online Tech Tips
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The good people at Hollywood Disco in Patong have a free downloadable calendar on their web site. February is one hot month.....

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Tea, Wine or Whisky?

Need help when selecting your favourite tipple. Then these might help:
  • A social network for tea snobs - Steepster
  • A social network for wine lovers - Snooth
  • A social network for whisky fans - Connosr

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Rising crime by foreigners a cause for concern

Has it become too easy for criminals from outside to enter and leave the country?
In recent months there has been a spate of crimes involving foreign suspects - bank robberies, jewellery thefts, house break-ins, purse-cutting and even kidnapping. The foreign criminals are only adding salt to the wounds of the locals already suffering from the crimes committed by their compatriots. Many cases have been reported in tourist cities like Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket.

via The Nation

Ed. Could this be further reaction to BTIT? Whatever, knee jerk reaction imminent......

Hollywood Disco, Patong

New Facebook friend Luca Mignini linked me to the photo galleries of Hollywood Disco, Patong. The photos were taken over the weekend and are just a few samples from their sizeable galleries hosted here. I'm sure one or two of the girls have done time in Pattaya.  

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Saturday, 26 September 2009

Foreign tourists drops 14.1%

The number of foreign tourists visiting Thailand over the first eight months of this year went down 14.1 per cent from the same period last year to only 8.9 million, deputy spokesman of the Democrat Party, Atthawit Suwanphakdee, said on Saturday.

Mr Athhawat attributed the declining to impacts of the Songkran riots by the anti-government red-shirts in April and the pandemic of the A (H1N1) flu virus.

However, he was confident that the situation of the tourism sector will improve in the fourth quarter of the year as the number of foreign arrivals is increasing.

He called on both the red and yellow-shirt people groups to think of the country and refrain from rallies that could worsen the country’s ailing economy.

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Afterdark Magazine

Volume 12 of Afterdark Magazine hit the newstands on Oct.1

There is also a subscription promotion until Dec. 1

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Thursday, 24 September 2009

You're a liar !

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Essex Jokes (oldies but not bad)

Q. What do you call an Essex girl in a white tracksuit?

A. The bride.
Q. What does an Essex girl use as protection during sex?

A. A bus shelter.
Q. Two Essex kids in a car without any music - who is driving?

A. The policeman.
Q. What's the difference between a boy and an Essex girl?

A. An Essex girl has a higher sperm count.
Q. What's the most confusing day in Essex ?

A. Father's day

BTIT Part 3

Can't think of anything in Part 3 that didn't make Thailand look bad. From Lady-Boys drugging customers, to tourists being scammed, to poor local driving standards, to being judged guilty before a court appearance. All damning stuff. Not surprised BTIT's director has left the country. I suspect Howard might be also regreting his involvement. Did our friendly Tourist Policeman strike the pick-pocket? Sadly no action replay or John Dykes to talk me through that one but it looked like a yellow card offence to me.

I think the Pattaya Ghost hit the nail on the head when he blogged something to the effect that the director must have been dreaming if he thought he could do a 'cops' series in Thailand without making the country look bad. My words not PG's, (he says it better), but the message is roughly the same.

Top Vietnamese model, Tianna Ta

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Call for airport link’s early operation

The government should start operation of the airport link as soon as possible as it will help boost the tourism sector, Thongyoo Supphawitthayakorn, a member of the Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA), said on Thursday.

“It is not possible that the number of foreign arrivals in 2009 will reach 14 million as targeted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. The figure of foreign tourists visiting Thailand this year could be about 11 million at the maximum”, he said.

The political turmoil had driven foreign tourists to visit other neighboring countries, such as Vietnam, Cambodia and China.

via Bangkok Post

Ed. Surely the airport link will only be of benefit to the backpacker to 3* visitor. Won't the tourists ATTA really wants be in airconditioned limos?

Interesting the foreign tourist target for the whole country is 11mill when Pattaya is aiming for 5mill. Okay, Pattay's number my include local visitors but that's a lot of local visitors when Thai families appear to be favouring Hua Hin for it's cleaner image.



Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Size matters

Some say size doesn't matter but I reckon the little ones are lethal.

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Pattaya targets 5 million visitors

Pattaya City targets 5 million visits, this year, made up of a mix of  30% Thai and 70% international tourists. Based on that estimate the city would earn Bt45,000 million in revenue from tourism.

Meanwhile, the city claims it welcomed 5.5 million visitors in 2008 generating around Bt48,000 million. This year saw a decline to 2 million visitors since the beginning of the year. The mayor has only four months (September through to December) to pick up 3.5 million visits to reach his estimate.

The city authorities also announced a project to improve and landscape the beach over the next 13 months. 


Ed - The Beach Road to be dug up again by the looks of thinks and an average of 900,000 visits a month required for the Mayor to hit his target. That when October and early November are traditionally very quiet indeed. Fairy tale stuff.

The one comment posted with this article was hardly inspiring and I quote:

There is nothing Pattaya can do to change this perception, because it is the total reality of a tawdry seaside knockshop run by crooks and peopled by their runners. You are not actually allowed, as a foreigner, to enter Pattaya if you do not have several, badly done tattoos and also think football is a cultural pursuit. You also have to be an alcoholic, wife beater, dole benefits scammer and all round tweeter. Otherwise, it is a lovely spot.


Ouch !

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F1, Renault 'Crashgate' and Expenses

I don't understand what all the fuss is about. Somebody cheated in sport, so what. Get over it.

I mean, the people we entrust to run the country (UK) are cheating on their expenses and no drama. No fine, no warning, no dismissals, no prison sentences. Where's the outrage over the fact that elected officials in the highest offices in the land are fiddling their expenses. Shamelessly so. It seems that they didn't understand the small print on what they could and couldn't claim for. These are the people running the country for feck sake.

Britain's where it is today because it's been sold out by politicians for at least the last 30 years. I reckon the easiest politicians to 'buy' are British ones. You don't know how much it hurts me to say that.

Now back to F1. Clearly Renault are 'too big to fail' or they'd have been kicked out of the sport. Their actions brought a sport already in disrepute into disrepute. How can race winners be de cided by the stewards after the race. The TV companies should stop televising the race and broadcast the stewards inquiry after the race. The big issue is not 'crashgate' but whether F1 remains a sport. It has less credibility than wrestling so I have my doubts. Apologies to wrestling fans. 


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Playboy Casting Call - August 2009

Quite a line up. Check the chorus line here.

HRH spends fourth day in hospital

Thailand's widely revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, was in hospital for a fourth day on Tuesday where his fever eased further, the palace said.

Govt to crack down on pirated goods - includes buyers

Buyers and users of pirated products will be fined 1,000 baht per case, while commercial building owners and landlords, as well as website owners, who turn a blind eye to sales of pirated goods will face a fine of as much as 300,000 baht under a new draft law aimed at clamping down on intellectual-property violations.

via Thai Anxiety and Bangkok Post

Is this purge timed to coincide with the PM's visit to the U.S. so he can say he is taking action or is it just another money making scam for the BIB. Must note to leave Tuk Com with discs in my undies in future.......

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Thaksin: I am ready to return as PM

Deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said on Tuesday he was ready to return to Thailand to be prime minister if it is the people's wish for him to solve the country's problems. He also called for Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to dissolve the House of Representatives to return power to the people.

via Bangkok Post

Now regardless of the rights and wrongs of the whole messy issue the last thing the Thai tourist industry needs right now is more political strife. With reports that HRH is not in the best of health means that things could go from bad to worse very quickly.

The 3* market will be okay as their customers will continue to come to Thailand regardless of the political situation. It's the 5* market that diverts to calmer waters. The high end tourists who's money benefits all aspects of the industry: hotels; spas; shops; tours; restaurants. Three star tourists more often know their way around and spend their money on budget food, budget drink and possibly budget women. Let's hope for peaceful times. Ed.  

Thai Taxis

A couple of brilliant photos by Bennet Ho at

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Club Insomnia 'Old Skool' Party - 25th September

Start Time:
Thursday, 24 September 2009 at 23:00
End Time:
Friday, 25 September 2009 at 08:00
Club Insomnia

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Man U.'s Revenge

When Tevez moved from Man U. To Man City, City posted a massive poster of Tevez in Manchester city centre welcoming Tevez to Manchester.

After this weekend's results, Man U. fans get their revenge.

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Two Hot Thai Models To Boost A Slow News Day ((nogellery))

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Monday, 21 September 2009


Playboy's 2010 Playmate Calendar.

It was once what all baby-boomers had in there right hands but now, in the Internet age, it's mice.
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Big Buddha Redeveloped

If you lead a balanced life and offset your nocturnal activities with a bit of exercise then the Big Buddha area is for you. Climb the steep hill out of south Pattaya passed the Stork Club and round the 'S' bend to the top of the hill and instead of turning right to Royal Cliff, turn left to Big Buddha.

The whole area has been redeveloped and is now a very pleasant area for exercising with walking/jogging tracks, outdoor gym equipment and children's playgrounds. The best place to park is at the start of the 'S' bend at the Tourist Police area. Walk up through the garden, (many steps), and follow one of the paths around the hill. When you get to the east side of the hill you will have  uninterrupted views inland, across Pattaya. It's here that you will find most of the exercise equipment but you will have to drop down a few flights of steps to use them. All in all a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours of your time. It's even family friendly and would be even friendlier if the newly build toilet facilities were unlocked.

File this under alternative Pattaya !!      

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Sunday, 20 September 2009

Man United v Man City

I don't support either team but I really, really want Man City to win tonight. Just half a chance it will shut 'Old Red Nose's' mouth for a while. I reckon City's midfield will will the day. Come on you ????

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Club Blu Party - 23rd September

Club Blu will be partying again on Wednesday, 23rd September. All welcome.

If the photos are anything to go by then this is worth few beers of your time. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

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Chonburi Buffalo Races - 3 October

The jockeys have to get the buffalo's to race down an 130 meter track when all they want to do is wallow in mud. Makes for some interesting results.

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Devil's Den / Hell Club

Devil's Den (formerly Hell Club) in Soi LK Metro is raided again by police. Jack's not happy.

See Pattaya Daily News for the full story.

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Stand Out Songs By Year 1964 (SOSBY)

1963's out of the way so let's see what I can do with 1964, (link to my earlier post to find out what this is all about). I've got 123 tracks to choose from and I reckon 100 of them could make the shortlist. This is no longer self indulgence, it's a fool's errand.


My shortened, short list of tracks for 1964 is:

  • Zombies - She's Not There
  • Shangri Las - Leader Of The Pack
  • Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go
  • Dionne Warwick - Walk On By
  • Kinks - You Really Got Me
  • Animals - House Of The Rising Sun
  • Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman
  • Beatles - She Loves You
  • Beatles - A Hard Days Night
  • Supremes - Baby Love
  • Johnny Cash - Ring Of Fire
  • Four Tops - Baby I Need Your Loving
  • Mary Wells - My Guy
  • Dusty Springfield - Anyone Who Had A Heart
  • Petula Clark  - Downtown
  • Cilla Black - You're My World
  • Rolling Stones - Little Red Rooster
  • Rolling Stones - It's All Over Now
  • Peter & Gordan - A World Without Love
  • Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy Diddy
  • Louis Armstrong - Hello Dolly
  • Hollies - Just One Look
I might as well throw a dart at this lot cause anyone of half a dozen could be the chosen one. To complicate matters more there are a number of personal favourites here which just makes selecting one all the more difficult. That said, the more I look at the list the more I realise that one track falls in to the 'classic' category so that track has to be my choice for 1964. It is: 
  • Animals - House Of The Rising Sun
"House of the Rising Sun" was a true trans-Atlantic hit, topping both the U.S. pop singles chart (when it became the first British Invasion number one unconnected with The Beatles[14]) and the UK pop singles chart; it was the group's breakthrough hit in both countries and became their signature song.[15] The song was also a hit in a number of other countries.

The Animals' rendition of the song is recognized as one of the classics of the British Invasion. Writer Lester Bangs labelled it "a brilliant rearrangement" and "a new standard rendition of an old standard composition."[16] It ranked number 122 on Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. It is also one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. The RIAA placed it as number 240 on their Songs of the Century list. In 1999 it received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award. And besides critical acclaim, it has long since become a staple of oldies and classic rock radio formats. A 2005 Five poll ranked it as Britons' fourth favourite number one song of all time.[9] (Info from Wikipedia).

As before, go to SOSBY 1964 for a full list of the most popular tracks of the year. If you don't agree with my choice then check the list and let me know what your choice would be.

Note: The release years I'm showing for tracks may differ from your records. Might be due to differing US, UK release dates or I might just be wrong.......

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SOSBY 1964

Stand Out Song By Year - 1964

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Saturday, 19 September 2009

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen collapsed on stage in Spain today. Thought to be suffering with depression. Must be listening to his own music......

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Pattaya Taxis

A few days ago after shopping in the Central Mall I thought I'd try out one of the new Pattaya taxis (same as Bangkok taxis). They have this large illuminated sign on the roof with the words 'Meter Taxi' on them and as I'm climbing in the cab the driver says, "No meter". I said I want meter and he repeated, "No meter". Taking the pi@@ or what. I got out of the cab and jump on my favoured form of Pattaya transport, a motor-cyke taxi.

Looks like the new taxis are for tourists not residents.

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Couple of great night shots by GLS at PixPros

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Pattaya Punter

Came across another blog on Pattaya yesterday named the Pattaya Punter. Contains trip reports to Pattaya with supporting photos.

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Club Blu share more photos

Thank you Club Blu. More please.......

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Friday, 18 September 2009

Thai Video Production Co Involved With BTIT To Be Prosecuted

A Thai video production company involved in the filming of alleged extortion of foreigners by a Phuket jet ski operator is to be prosecuted for sending the recordings abroad for broadcasting without permission.

Wanasiri Morakul, director of the Thailand Film Office which comes under the Tourism and Sports Ministry, yesterday said police had traced the tapes to a company called Black Sheep Productions.

She said the managers of the company, which had produced the Big Trouble In Thailand series for Bravo All News station in England, admitted to holding the copyright for the recordings.

Ms Wanasiri said normal videos made by Thais do not require prior approval from the ministry's Office of Tourism Development.

But the people responsible for the Big Trouble In Thailand series, which has been a big hit on YouTube, had violated Article 34 of the motion picture law by not having the contents examined by a Tourism and Sports Ministry film committee before they were broadcast abroad.

The company's managers could face 12 months in jail and/or a fine of up to a million baht.

The fallout from BTIT goes on and on and on.

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A Week In The Life Of Britain

A 92-year-old woman at the top of the album charts, Patrick Swayze and Keith Floyd leaving us on the same day and Nicklas Bendtner scoring a corker.

At the centre of it all was one Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor (not sure why he dropped the first name - as acronyms go it's hardly in the same league as US philosopher Norman O. Brown).

To be involved in one controversial incident is a little daft, but two is really taking the biscuit, the bottle, the stool and the numerous other objects that were hurled towards him as the Manchester City striker celebrated his goal in front of the incensed Arsenal fans.

Then there was the Van Persie stamp and the subsequent charge of violent conduct which was "reluctantly accepted" by City. Presumably in the same manner Kate Moss reluctantly accepted she might have a penchant for the white stuff after being caught red-handed on camera.

via Chris Charles


Buffalo Bar, Third Road, Pattaya, Thailand.

Jungle theme party on 26th September

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Big Trouble In Thailand strikes again

An Australian con-man, Lance Shaw, working with impunity out of Pattaya has been arrested by Thai police, who were about to be criticised by tourists for their inaction, in Part 3 of a television documentary series ‘Big Trouble in Thailand’.

The third programme in an eight part series made by Vera for the Bravo Channel goes out next Monday and is being edited to include the arrest.

Read the full article on Andrew Drummond's web site.

Stand Out Songs By Year (SOSBY)

Posting the Midnight Cowboy soundtrack the other day got me to thinking if it would be possible to select one definitive track for each year since 1963. Why 1963? Well 1963 was when music changed forever with the coming of The Beatles, Stones and the rest of the British Invasion. Very few pre 1963 chart toppers hit the charts again after 1963. Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Dylan and The Four Seasons are notable exceptions.  
For me, the definitive track might be the biggest hit of the year or it might be a piece of music that many readily identify with that year. A Christmas hit or a charitable "We Are The World" fall into this latter category. I recognise this is an entirely subjective (and self indulgent?) exercise but it is my blog!! With each year's selection I will post a link to a list of the most popular tracks of that year. If you don't like my choice check the list and let me know what your choice would be.
I hope all years won't be as tough as 63. To see what I mean take a look at my short list:

  • Cliff Richard - Summer Holiday
  • Chiffons - He's So fine
  • Ronettes - Be My baby
  • Patsy Kline - Crazy
  • Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind
  • Crystals - Then He Kissed Me
  • Bob & Earl - Harlem Shuffle
  • Lesley Gore - It's My Party
  • Beach Boys - Surfin' USA
  • Beatles - (Any 1 from 7)
  • Gerry & The Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone
  • Kyu Sakamoto - Sukiyaki
Common sense would suggest I chose a Beatles track as they were the main instigators of change in 1963.

But then what about Gerry and The Pacemakers, "You'll Never Walk Alone" from the 1945 hit musical Carousel. A UK No 1 hit, a hit for half a dozen other artists and still an anthem over 40 years later in soccer grounds all around Britain.

None of the above. My choice is Bob Dylan's maybe protest song, "Blowin' In The Wind". The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999 and was ranked #14 in Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Songs Of All Time". This makes it the highest ranking song from 1963 in the list so who am I to argue.

Go to SOSBY 1963 for a list of the most popular tracks.

Note: The release years I'm showing for tracks may differ from your records. Might be due to differing US, UK release dates or I might just be wrong.......

SOSBY 1963 - Bob Dylan Blowin' In The Wind

See post above

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Thursday, 17 September 2009

Some cute girls in FHM Girl Next Door 2009

Via Asian Sweethearts

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Motor Show Girls ((no gallery))

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Weather's still fine in Pattaya

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Beautiful photo by Neophuket at Pixpro's

สังคมแห่งการ ถ่ายภาพ และ เทคนิคการถ่ายภาพ ด้วย กล้องดิจิตอล

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Whether you need to perform a conversion of a common unit of measurement or an obscure one, Converber for Windows should have you covered. Converber is a portable conversion tool with the ability to convert hundreds of units of measurement. Converber's library of units has more than 300 entries in 22 categories including acceleration, electric current, flow, volume, currency and more.

Why is it here? It includes conversions for Wah, Thalang Wah and Thai Baht - need I say more.

Via Lifehacker

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Some atypical Thai rock music

Lomosonic is an 'indie' rock band from Bangkok

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Music To Cross Time

Midnight Cowboy by Percy Faith Orchestra  
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If you are a western 'baby boomer' then this track will surely transport you back through time to the late 60's. It doesn't matter if it is your thing, the haunting harmonica evokes a time and place as strongly as any piece of music from the period. For post baby boomers, it is the soundtrack from the movie of the same name. Enjoy.

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Clearly England have qualified......

The BBC will be showing live the draw for the World Cup Finals. For viewers in Scotland this will be replaced by the feature film "Out of Africa".

Michael Parkinson Blog - Adebayor

Adebayor is a foolish man, as stupid as the so called fans he raced the length of the field to confront. They deserve each other. The face of British football is not pretty. It is ugly, dislocated with hate. Even in repose it manages to remain unattractive. The language of the game is foul. Listen to the chants, the sentiments being expressed. The game is as witless as it is lawless and run by people who appear to be clueless. I don’t see any way it will change. A clown like Adebayor is not a misfit in today’s game. He wallows in it.
Can't accuse Parky of sitting on the fence with this one.

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Camilla's new wedding shoes!

Camilla bought a new pair of shoes for her wedding which got increasingly tighter & tighter as the day went on.
That night, after the festivities were finally over, she & Charles had retired back to their room.  Camilla flopped on the bed and said 'Please remove my shoes darling, ones feet are killing one.'

Ever obedient,
the Prince of Wales attacked her right shoe with vigour. But it would not budge.  'Harder' yelled Camilla. 'Harder' Charles yelled back, 'I'm trying darling!  But it's just so bloody tight!' 'Come on give it all you've got ' she cried. Finally when it released, Charles let out a big groan, and Camilla exclaimed 'There!  Oh God, that feels so good.'

In their bedroom next door The Queen turned to Prince Phillip and said 'See I told you she was still a virgin with a face like that!'
Meanwhile back in the other bedroom Charles was attempting to remove the other shoe when he cried out 'Oh god, darling this one’s even tighter'
At which point Prince Phillip turned and said to the Queen 'That's my boy.............., Once a Navy man, always a navy man'.

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A Boy's Confession

'Bless me Father, for I have sinned. I have been with a loose girl'.
The priest asks, 'Is that you, little Joey Pagano ?'
'Yes, Father, it is.'
'And who was the girl you were with?'
'I can't tell y ou, Father. I don't want to ruin her reputation'.
"Well, Joey, I'm sure to find out her name sooner or later
so you may as
 well tell me now. Was it Tina Minetti?'
'I cannot say.'
'Was it Teresa Mazzarelli?'
'I'll never tell.'
'Was it Nina Capelli?'
'I'm sorry, but I cannot name her.'
'Was it Cathy Piriano?'
'My lip s are sealed.'
'Was it Rosa DiAngelo, then?'
'Please, Father, I cannot tell you.'
The priest sighs in frustration.
'You're very tight lipped, and I admire that.
But you've sinned and have to atone.
You cannot be an altar boy now for 4 months.
Now you go and behave yourself.'
Joey walks back to his pew,
and his friend Franco slides over and whispers,
'What'd you get?'
'Four months vacation and five good leads.'

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