My 200,000 Bar Tab

Pretty balla, right? Not for a guy in my situation. But more on that later. Monday I left the hot, sticky, and polluted Bangkok to visit the hot, sticky, and polluted Ho Chi Mihn City (aka Saigon). I was on a visa run. Every so often you have to leave Thailand and go visit another […]

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A Night Out in Bangkok

We had a little party through Thailand Friends for one of our members. The plan of attack was a few drinks at one of the cheapest watering holes in Bangkok, Cheap Charlies, then to the restaurant he manages Charlie Brown’s (some of the best Mexican food in Bangkok, IMHO), and then over to nightclub Climaxx. […]

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ZOMG!!!! The Best News I’ve Heard All Year

I was scanning the news the other day and ran across something that made my heart start beating faster. The creator of such comical wonders as Old School and The Hangover, Todd Phillips, recently let it slip that The Hangover 2 is in the works and it will be filmed in freakin’ Thailand!!!! I’ve shown […]

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Taste of Thailand

One of the weird things about living in Thailand is getting into the groove of how it can be so advanced and yet so backwards at the same time. Bangkok is a city of close to 12 million people from all over the world. A truly international city. Yet, up until a year or two […]

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The Amazing Psychic Squid

I’ve never been much on fortune tellers and such but Paul the psychic octopus has had an amazing record picking winners in the 2010 World Cup. He picked Germany as a favorite over Australia, Ghana, England, Argentina and Uruguay and Germany won all of those matches. He picked Serbia and Spain to beat the Germans […]

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Image Dump – Bangkok Protests, Hua Hin, and Random Stuff

Ever since I had to move because of the protests I’ve been somewhat internet challenged. I could hijack a wireless signal but the speed was close to nothing. Maybe some low-level web surfing and email but that’s about it. I tried to upload some photos one day and left the uploader going about 18 hours. […]

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World Cup gamblers ‘smoking vulture brains’

Speaking of the 2010 South Africa World Cup, Metro is reporting that gamblers in Africa are smoking dried vulture brains because they believe it will give them the power to predict the event winners. I don’t to smoke any vulture brains to know the US team is going to lose to the UK Saturday night. […]

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The Week(s) That Was

With all of the distractions going on here in Bangkok I haven’t been able to get as much done as I would like but I’m starting to get back into the rhythm again. Now I’m just waiting on my DSL to get installed so I don’t have to hijack someone’s wifi connection. I tried uploading […]

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Whacky Feedback

I always seem to get the most insane feedback from people. For instance, on my post Proof That Online Poker is Rigged, which is a parody/comedy post I wrote several years ago, I have 240 comments. Most people get the joke but some people, despite others commenting on the humor, still don’t get that it’s […]

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Bangkok on Fire

I don’t even have time to write an update before something new and crazy happens here. I hate posting all of this non-poker related stuff but people are asking for updates every time CNN or someone shows the latest going on so I want to give people the lowdown without all the hype and misinformation. […]

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An Update on the Situation in Bangkok

When I left you guys last things were starting to get to the boiling point here in Bangkok. Well, the pot is boiling and spilling out all over the stove. I decided to get out on Wednesday evening. The government had just given notice that they were going to seal off the area and cut […]

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Uhm . . . I’m Scooting For Awhile

The Thai government looks like they’ve finally had enough. After putting forth a reconciliation roadmap which the red shirts conditionally accepted they’ve grown tired of the red shirt stalling tactics. Every time they agree to a red shirt condition the red shirts come up with some minor issue to delay dispersing their rally. The straw […]

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