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.