Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Thai Coup Haiku

And now, the treasury of haiku to ease the tension, baby...

Bangkok martial law
You bloodless, but you sooo strong
Me love you long time

CNN reports: "There have been 17 coups in Thailand since World War II, and rumors of an 18th have been circulating around Bangkok in recent weeks as Thaksin battled considerable pressure to step down. This is the first coup since 1992, AP reported."

Eighteenth time's a charm
Last time we had this much fun
Dan and Dave blew goats

The AP reports
: "The United States on Wednesday urged Americans to reconsider any travel to Thailand while Britain told its citizens living there to stay in their homes, after the Thai military topped the country's prime minister in a coup."

Donald and Irene
The Fiedlers tie the ol' knot
So long, honeymoon!

Reuters reports: "The Thai army took control of Bangkok on Tuesday without a shot being fired, dismissed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, revoked the constitution and promised a swift return to democracy after political reforms."

To the coup's leaders,
Um, where has Beau Bridges gone?
That guy just vanished

Thank you, Laos, you've been a great audience...

Slack Link of the Day: Coach dug this one up from Blender, the 50 Worst Things Ever To Happen To Music. Number 50 is just about the dumbest thing I've ever read, but hey, who doesn't enjoy a good list? Many of you will enjoy Number 11. This one goes to 11.

Slack Plug of the Day: Hoobs sent this along from the mailing list of The State/Stella/Wet Hot American Summer: "After ten years of popular demand, The State is available again! The first season of the critically acclaimed 1993-95 MTV Series will be released on iTunes Music Store, starting Tuesday, September 26th. Depending on how many people download, MTV will release subsequent seasons, and then eventually, hopefully, a DVD."

Slack Video of the Day: Eh, this could have been so much better if the cameraman not had cerebral palsy and a case of the jimmy arms. But Henge found this cool clip of Russian hooligans meeting in a parking lot and exchanging blows before everyone starts running off at the end. It's more like Russian hugging than fighting, but I did make out one guy getting kicked in the head. That's cool.

Slack Song of the Day: Allright, so this is a video disguised as a song. You got me. But how could the SSOTD not be One Night in Bangkok after Chilly Jack's mention of Murray Head in yesterday's comments? It can't. So it is. Enjoy this one-hit wonder.


At 10:15 AM, Blogger DannyNoonan said...

I sure hope the Indian guys on Suk kom viet road that I buy knock-off Armani suits from are okay.

At 11:20 AM, Blogger Alex Fritz said...

So, who does Blender like?

God damn music snobs. Worse than Illinois Nazi's, I tellsya.

At 12:00 PM, Blogger Lozo said...

that news about the state is tremendous. that dvd can't get here soon enough.

"i'm aware of my....pants"

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Jason Mulgrew said...

Re: Hooligans fight. A highly recommended read is "Among the Thugs" by (I think) Bill Buford, who followed around Man U's crazy-ass hooligan fans in the late 80's/early 90's. Made me almost want to start watching soccer.

At 1:44 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Blender, what a bunch of noobs.

The State thing is awesome...I mean, sure, they've been threatening to release a DVD for years, and now it sounds like they're kinda holding it hostage so people will download the first season, but this is still a step in the right direction, I think.

Hooligans make you want to watch soccer, not the actual sport itself? Spoken like a true Philadelphian. Hoooagies!

At 2:27 PM, Blogger DannyNoonan said...

I thought most of the blender thing was pretty accurate. Who do they like? The Beatles, except for one garbage concept album; Bob Dylan, except the born again albums; Counting Crows, before Duritz lost his mind; Greatfull Dead/Phish/WP/moe., as long as they're playing live.

The State was a good show. I forgot it existed until you brought it up.

At 11:33 PM, Blogger Seyeko said...

They forgot one very important item on that list: Radio. Nothing like endless hours of constant airplay of a hyped up single to kill any enjoyment during future potential listening. See "The Reason" by Hoobastank as one example of thousands.

At 3:55 AM, Blogger Passion of the Weiss said...

Blender can go fuck themselves...I'm with you on 11. If people don't know the greatness of the Dead then they're missing out. If they aren't the best american band of all-time, they're top 5 easy.


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