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    this guy is a complete egomaniac.....

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    MangoSquashDave Is Wiping Tears from his Eyes this Week
    This week Dave from MangoSquash (mangosauce.com) suffered a severe blow (so he says). Dave claims that thousands of Google search hit results have vanished into empty cyber space. He claims that months and months of hard work are down the drain.
    I can't help but imagine Dave with his scrunched up little baby face, eyes squinting, squawking in a crying voice, "I lost my Google web traffic".
    Dave is disparaging himself. He is despondent. So, without further delay let's get Dave some help. Let's get him some sound advice from a stable and wise soul. I know who we need -- we need Dr Gene Galt.
    Fortunately, the doctor is in.
    Dr Galt "Physiologist at Large" has a few basic words this week for MangoSquashDave of MangoSauce.com.
    Step 1 - Facing the facts
    Hello Dave...... Guess what Dave...... Google doesn't want you. I'm sorry Dave, but you're a scourge to the Internet landscape. You're a Bill Clinton, Dave. You have no shame. You're a little shit Dave.
    You have nothing credible to talk about. The only statement that you're interested in is your bank account statement.
    Step 2 - Wake up and Smell the Coffee
    Your sole motivation to publish is to make money of other peoples misery and misfortune. You publish and allow be published lies and deceit knowing full well that much of what is said is completely false and slanderous. And now you are crying because Google doesn't want your site? Dave, I have news for you, most of the world doesn't want your site either......
    You're retired Dave, you have money. So, why sit at home behind your keyboard pining away?
    Ok, the reality check of our session is over now, Dave. It's time to moving into the "Affirmation" part of our 3 step program......
    Step 3 - Affirmation
    Now Dave, I want you to look into a mirror and repeat after me,
    "I'm not going to hammer on Thai girls who look like Katoeys anymore"..........
    "I'm not going to write dry articles about missing or faulty toilets anymore"............
    "I'm not going to publish any more lame 'Hugh Boob' articles anymore".................
    "I'm not going to steal news articles and pictures from other sources anymore"....................
    "I'm not going to lay awake at night thinking about my web site's Alexa world ranking"..........
    "Because I'm good enough, and I'm smart enough, and Doggone it, people like me" (smirk, giggle giggle)

    Stickman Gets a Real Interview this Time
    I think most people were rolling their eyes and laughing when Stickman made arrangements to have himself interviewed in his own web site weekly column. For those of you who missed this fine event a few months back, here is link to that fine piece of impartial unbiased commentary: Galt's Copy of Stickman Under the Spotlight.
    This month, The Stickman (Paul Owen) gets a real interview with www.TwoFatFarangs.com. Please read that interview as I think there is some real insight there. I really enjoyed reading that "Stickman Speak" that we have grown so accustomed to reading in years past.
    I have taken the liberty of translating a few questions from the interview for you fine readers so that you could better understand what Stickman was saying, as he tends speak in code when his words are being published on the Internet. Follow closely now.....

    Will: "Hi, Stick, thanks for taking the time to have a chat. I understand that your site will be back online soon. Do you have a date in mind?"
    Stickman: "There is no specific date in mind. It all depends on others. A number of people will be heavily involved. For too long I did too much myself and just burned out. The site would not be able to continue without a good deal of assistance. I am good at starting things up, but crap at keeping them going. Delegation is what is needed."

    Stickman Speak for: "There is no specific date in mind. I'm still trying to reorganize my weekly column so that I won't get caught. When Keith published information about me I had to remove the most controversial items from my web site. I removed the weekly column, I removed anything related to questionable businesses, and of course my private investigation business had to go underground. I had a team in place before but I'm loosing some of those to the new Visa laws. I am looking for new guys who want to work illegally so I can again make more money and not be at risk for working outside of my work permit. Delegation is what is needed"
    Will: And will the content be the same? Or can we expect to see something new?
    Stickman: The content will be similar, but not exactly the same. You'll just have to check in when it resumes! There will be a lot more in the way of photography, and there will be different people in charge of different things. I don't think any group of readers will find that their favourite part of the site has gone, and most will be pleased by the new sections.

    Stickman Speak for: "The content will be similar, but I have to bait the reader back by telling them that some things will change. I had the money flowing really well once before, I didn't change the weekly column for 5 years except to add Google advertising, so why should I really change a good thing? The bar stool sitters want their old weekly gossip back and we are going to give it to them. Why not? And who knows, maybe we'll have a couple of new sections and most will be pleased by the new sections."
    Will: I've been missing my weekly fix of Readers' Stories. Since the site's been off line have you still been receiving emails from folks seeking advice?
    Stickman: The readers' submissions have been running as usual for a few weeks with some excellent stories coming in so tune in! Traffic to the site remains high, and while the number of emails coming in is down, it's not by that much. When I took the site offline I was getting a ridiculous amount of email coming in. In one 24 hour period I had over 300 emails, which is way more than I had ever received before in a single day. I still get a lot of emails asking for advice about this and that. I answer most, except for the teaching inquiries where I just respond to them that Ajarn.com is the place for that.

    Stickman Speak for: "The reader's submissions have been running as usual for a few weeks, but I don't want anyone to know that traffic is significantly down. That might hurt my Google Ad income and it would make my advertisers ask for lower rates. I mean, why should I tell the truth when I can loose money by it. Just look at this graph of web traffic taken from www.alexa.com. As you can see, I took a hit when I had to pull my weekly column solidly off-line.
    Follow this time line ......
    Stickman Speak Continuing: AThe Banana Girl Article was published on this day and I (Stickman) started yanking my site down. I put it up and took it down several times that week.
    BMy real name and workplace was published in an article called the Stickman Syndicate and the Stickman Weekly column has been down ever since. I returned the reader's submission back on line several weeks later.
    So, I'm lying you about my numbers. But I don't really care because most of the readers out there just believe everything I say anyhow because I'm The Stickman. You can get these same results at Alexa Web Search

    By the way, the people at Ajarn.com are "rivals" of mine (which means they are my friends...he he he). So thanks for giving them a plug. What is good for Ajarn.com is also good for me.
    The Galt will interject an email here received from one of my readers about several of the local teaching web sites. Take it at face value as I personally can not verify it's validity.Nice work on taking care of stickman. The guy is too two-faced for words. I would like to bring your attention to ajarn.com and ajarnforum.net. The first is run by "Bangkok Phil", real name Philip Williams, a friend of stickman, and like stickman, he uses the site to promote businesses in Thailand, but these are mainly teacher training schools to would-be English teachers rather than stickman's go-go bar goers.
    The site is full of the same sort of shiftiness as stickman's, and some of the adverts on the site contain blatant lies (Phil has often bragged of earning in excess of 200k Baht per month from the adverts) , for example, the banner ad for "Text and Talk" which claims "worldwide accreditation", but any search on the internet for international tefl accredition shows that there is no such thing. I complained about this on the linked forum, ajarnforum.net, run by a friend of Bangkok Phil known as LDMA, or Louis Minson, a teacher based in Songkhla, who also earns from the banner ads, on the forum, and rather than insisting that the advertiser remove their lie, my username was deleted from the forum. That stinks of cover up and backhanders.
    Are you aware of the site and what they are up to? You will find threads on teakdoor.com, called "is ajarn.com a venus fly trap?" and "is ajarn.com a protection racket?"

    Back to the article....
    Will: There's three things I miss about England - that's the food, the scarcity of creepy-crawlies and the long hours of daylight in the summer. Is there anything you ever miss about your home country?
    Stickman: You cannot imagine how much I miss about New Zealand. There is not a morning that goes by when I don't wake up and think, "What the fxxx am I doing here?" I love my country and am immensely proud of it, the people, and what we have achieved. For a country of 4 million people, New Zealand is an incredible place. The lifestyle is just outstanding. I miss my family, my friends, and quite frankly, the people of New Zealand. I have met some great people from all countries, but as a single nationality, I like hanging out with people from my own country more than any other. I love NZ food, food products and the environment. I love NZ sport and I am passionate about rugby. I love the freedom and the open spaces. You have freedom in New Zealand. It makes me laugh when people say Thailand is free. Not compared to New Zealand! I miss my country VERY much.

    Stickman Speak for: " I'm rather unhappy in Bangkok as a whole. If my site wasn't here I would have most certainly gone back to New Zealand already. So, I tend to look down on the Thais, because let's face it, they are not as superior as a New Zealanders! Still, highly available sex has it's value and it's a cheating culture (yea), and I can run a business without paying taxes on it because Thailand isn't very organized when it comes to tracking down illegal operations. And it's cheap to live here. In a few more years I should do very nicely with advertising. After all -- who wants to read articles about New Zealanders - it's doesn't have the same appeal. I miss my country VERY much."
    Will: So it was teaching English that first brought you to Thailand. I get the impression you're very passionate about your job.
    Stickman: There are many things in this world that I suck at. I really cannot write. I can be quite anti-social at times. For a New Zealander, I really don't drink that much. But teaching is one thing that I do think I do quite well. I enjoy the job immensely. I find teaching English to be a lot of fun, and something that is really worthwhile. I have also taught some computer courses too, but I much prefer language teaching.

    Stickman Speak for: " He ha ha, Will don't be such an idiot. You obviously have not been reading my site for a very long time because you would have known that I came here to enjoy Thailand indulged in easy sex and I only took the English job so I could stay. I never liked teaching before and I published that information previously. Don't you know that StickmanBangkok.com came into it's own fame with my writing on the naughty night life? But, I won't remind you of these facts. I distance myself from this history because I would loose money on the site by dwelling on it. And besides, I find teaching English to be a lot of fun when I'm not cat'n around doing illegal work that is connected to my Stickman site"
    Will: And are you continuing to do the Private Investigation work?
    Stickman: This was never made clear, but I actually gave that away a few months back, well before the site went down. I guess few people realized but that was the first thing to go when everything started to became too much.

    Stickman Speak for: "Will, you know that I can't openly be honest about this if I am still doing this work. Are you kidding? That business would have obviously dropped off because traffic to my site is down. Also, I'm currently not able to run my "scare stories" to co hoarse the readership into hiring me, so my income is down, but I may still be taking some cash here and there, but I can't tell you about it. Like I wrote earlier, delegation is what is needed because my quality of service was the first thing to go when everything started to become to much"
    Will: Whenever you get a client asking if you can check if their bargirl-girlfriend is being unfaithful, I'm guessing nine times out of ten you know it's going to be easy work. Do you ever feel guilty for taking their money?
    Stickman: Actually, it is not easy at all. In the early days people simply wanted a "is she still working type check" but things became much more complex than that, and the sorts of information that some guys sought was challenging. I actually wrote a column once telling guys how to investigate their girlfriend so they would not need my help. The idea was to offer assistance, not get rich. Remember, I did this as a free service for quite some time in the past!

    Stickman Speak for: "Why do you keep asking me about the bar girl investigation business when I told you I don't do this anymore? I'll let you in on a secret. If I were still doing it (wink wink) I would tell you it's very easy money. I have customers email me from the west, I give them my first middle and last name, I tell them to send the money by Western Union and I go to a bar and check up on the girl. How hard can that be? And Will, I never feel guilty for taking money - come on, are you kidding? I did this for a free service for a while until I realized that these suckers were willing to pay for it. I really pushed my investigation service hard in my weekly column too. It's a good money maker, I even have/had guys working for me. I charge between between $200 and $350 USD and sometimes a job will only take me an hour. I can't make this kind of easy money in New Zealand!"

    Will: So what have you been doing with the recent break you've had from the site? Have you been away anywhere new? And where's your favourite place in Thailand?
    Stickman: I have taken zillions of photos and spent a lot of time in surrounding provinces. I have also caught up with a lot of friends and generally done the sorts of things that regular folks do on a Sunday. I have spent more time relaxing, and more time in front of the TV, watching my beloved Liverpool work their way up the Premier League table! I don't have a favourite place in Thailand to be honest although Roi Et, Phuket and Korat are places I have fond memories of.

    Stickman Speak for: "I have taken zillions of photos for my StickmanBangkok.com web site. Those photos will be posted on line in my new photo gallery. This is part of my plan to get this site back up and running more profitably because frankly I'm completely sick and tired of teaching English. What I'd rather do is just kick back and run the site and not have to deal with Thai teenagers. I'm still trying to figure out how to do that and not get caught working an illegal business. Nothing would please me more than to just travel around meeting up with friends "rivals", and watching TV, etc. English teaching is a terrible job but I can't say that on line because I may money out of suckers who want to come here and take the TEFL courses. These TEFL companies pay ad money to me to look favorably towards the teaching profession."
    Will: Your reasons for taking a break were because you felt it burdensome and other aspects of your life were being affected. I had wondered where you found the time - teaching, investigating and maintaining the website. How do you plan to even things out when the website returns?
    Stickman: Help will be taken on. That is probably the only way the site would be able to continue in anything resembling its former state. There will be a number of big changes but let's not say too much at this stage!

    Stickman Speak for: "Thanks for not putting me on the spot with this question. Actually as readers know I shut down the site immediately when Keith Summers posted pictures and jokes about my co-worker on the web on Nov 2nd the article was call The Banana Girl. He was making fun of an article that I had written about my work place. But, I don't like to acknowledge the truth because it's embarrassing. Why would I take down 5 years of work just because I'm tired? I could have just as easily stopped publishing new material if I was truly just tired. I lost a lot of revenue over the past several months NOT because I was tired but because I didn't want to get caught with my pants down in from of my bosses at the school where I work. I just made up a dumb story about being over-run at work so my readers would not gain the sense the someone else had the upper hand on me. My readers are stupid anyhow. They believe everything I say. There will be a lot of big changes come up on the web site but I'll leave this a mystery because it sounds good and lots of people will come to check it out."
    Will: A lot of people suspected that Stickman being off line had something to do with a certain Notstickman site. Now, to me, Notstickman all seemed like a vendetta without justification. What were your thoughts when you first became aware that you had a rival?
    Stickman: The word rival is misleading. Baronbonk was a rival. Dave The Rave is a rival. But both of these guys were friends, people I have a very good relationship with, and amongst ourselves we should share news and views.

    Stickman Speak for: " I'd rather not admit that I had to shut things down because of someone else. Baronbonk and Dave The Rave are friends. We have worked together in the past to extract money from the reading population. That's a cooperative Rival -- the best kind. We scratch each other's backs. This Galt Guy (Keith Summers) is a real pest. He is spoiling the pie for a number of us but I'd rather not give any him credit here. Thanks for not making me really answer the question Will."
    Will: I said "rival", but the word "stalker" seems more appropriate when reading some of his rants about you. It seemed almost personal. Had you done something to upset him?
    Stickman: Nothing to him personally at all. I never even knew he even existed until recently. Now I know more about him than I know about even those closest to me.

    Stickman Speak for: " I'm too much of a chicken shit to talk directly about Keith on my site. You called him a stalker, so I don't really have to comment about that leading question do I? I have never met Keith, we have emailed off and on for a number of years, and we have talked on the phone 4 times. I know only what people tell me about him and what I read about him. Again, thanks for not making me explain what I did to one of Keith's friends. And again, I did nothing personal to Keith except release his name and personal information and his connection to TheManTour after he ran the Banana Girl article. Oh, yes, I almost forget I did threatened him in email and on the phone once -- ha ha ha, that was fun. That was like shining a flashlight in the face of the original Stickman. I'm amused at 'all hell breaking loose' "
    Will: Printing pictures of your work colleagues was despicable in my opinion. Did that cause any fall-out at work?
    Stickman: The situation was managed well. In a country where the laws of libel and slander carry extremely heavy penalties, both civil and criminal, that was a very silly thing to do.

    Stickman Speak for: "Nothing happened to Keith, but and it's probably for the better because certainly, this would have reflected back in my direction because I wrote the original slander about my own office workers. Keith just added the pictures to the story for effect. In fact, here is one of them on the right. Pretty despicable stuff huh? Thanks for not making me admit that no one at work has figured this whole thing out up to this point. My job is still intact and I'm waiting until this whole thing blows over completely before I restart my weekly column. With any luck that will be soon because I'd like to start milking those readers of money again"
    Will: Well, it's been a pleasure talking to you, Stick. Good luck with everything for the future.
    Stickman: And all the best to you guys with your site too!

    Stickman Speak for: "You guys don't even have a site. Let's face it. You only interviewed me because you were looking for some quick web traffic and you didn't want to work for it. Well, good luck anyhow. Can we be 'rivals'? I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine."
    The Galt was Right Again!!
    I've been telling the readers in email and on-line that the Stickman Weekly would be back. If you look on the front page of StickmanBangkok.com you wont' see a word about the week column returning BUT, you look directly at the weekly page http://www.stickmanbangkok.com/week.html you'll see a notice indicating it's pending return in 2007.
    It's doesn't take a rocket scientist to predict Stickman's moves. He follows the money!
    The Numbers for the Week
    The numbers for the week will be published in another article called "The Honey Girls" which will be published its normal Thursday time slot. (this article was published 5 days early).
    The Wrap Up
    I want to make a few more comments about www.TwoFatFarangs.com. They tracked me down while I was on safari. Yes, I was out on one of my Virgin hunts over off the coast of Burma on a small island. I bagged two 18 year olds and one 21 year old. It was a good week. I would have had some pictures of them but the memory stick in my camera crashed, damn it. I was flattered that Will came out so far to meet with me. We had a nice conversation. Will thinks I'm a stalker for cracking the whip on Stickman, but I think Will sharpen up in time.
    (Ok, so this is a lie, but it's a fun lie isn't it? The interview was conducted by email a week or so before their site opened. I had all the time in the world to answer their questions. And my "interview" will be publish some time in the coming week. (I didn't change their questions, I assume they won't change my answers.)
    ...After we parted ways after the interview and I made my way back home and looked up his site this week. Only to see that there wasn't much there. What's going on?
    Their site looks like a big Google Ad with a few pictures, some elevator music, an interview from Stickman and short expose on how they can speak English. What gives? How are they building readership there?
    Ok, the interview with Stickman is understood. He is big on the Internet landscape -- I do understand why that would draw the attention of readers, but why me? I'm no celebrity. Prior to August 13th, I had never had a web site of my own. Including this week I have been publishing 21 weeks. Stickman has been around for well over 5 or 6 years. He might be classified a celebrity but I'm a nobody. Really. I'm just the sand in Stickman's underwear. That's about all I am.
    So why interview me? Am I the Internet whore so that Thailand commentators can reach up my skirt just to attract a few hits to their web site? MangoSauce juiced me for some of best traffic he has ever seen, BangkokBadBoy lined up to take a swing at me, WhatIsmatt, TheDailyVex, Asian-Daily, Morallydiminished, ThaiAnxiety, all have all tried to have their way with me. There is even a guy that just copied my work at www.notstickmanbangkok.blogspot.com and mysteriously, all the links on that page point back to MangoSauce. So, who put up that site? DAVE?!?!?!!!
    So, am I a complete idiot and being used by the farang community as the but-end of their jokes or am I a really a clever guy walking a tight rope capturing the imagination and thoughts of the semi-curious x-pat? To tell you the truth, I don't know myself. But I do enjoy the writing and all the squirming that the "Galt Haters" endure with they squawk about digesting my grammmatical errrors.
    Let me give you some very sound advice. I don't believe any of it. Remember, Thailand and the Internet can be one of the worst places to get your information. You have to read between the lines. You have to compare one story against another. You have to ask yourself, "What bullshit is Stickman or MangoSquashDave trying to sell to us now". You need to understand most of these people don't give a rat's ass about your welfare beyond what dollars come from your Google Ad clicks (MangoSquash already ruined the Google Ad income on his site). So, readers, do yourself a favor, if you are interested in Thailand, be sure to come and see things for yourself and don't believe a damn thing any one of us tell you on the Internet.
    John Galt

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb View Post
    this guy is a complete egomaniac.....

    Aren't they all?

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    He's a twat of the highest order.

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    i thought the first time or two was funny, then he got nasty (and boring)

    now he is getting just plain malicious,

    if i was stickman i woulda killed him by now !

    unreal.

    Gods gift to the world - thank fck we have gault!

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    I think he is a nasty little insecure man, who can't do it on his own merits, but can only try to get recognition, from being malicious to people who have done it on their own.
    He knows that these people will most certainly have other people who resent them or just plain dislike them and is playing to that audience.

    And getting some response.

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    what's most ironic is that this bottom feeder has chosen the screen name 'john galt'.

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    Mango Sauce will bounce back, due to his funny and original content. Hopefully, 'John Galt' will do the world a favour and get run over by a bus.
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    ...While we were still together, she quietly and secretly looked and found another boyfriend through the Internet. I discovered this plot by chance as I looked at the messages in her telephone...
    WTF!?!

    What an extremely odd thing to do let alone publish it on the 'web for everyone to read.

    Boy does this guy have issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    ...While we were still together, she quietly and secretly looked and found another boyfriend through the Internet. I discovered this plot by chance as I looked at the messages in her telephone...
    Well, thank God someone he is associated with, has some sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    ...While we were still together, she quietly and secretly looked and found another boyfriend through the Internet. I discovered this plot by chance as I looked at the messages in her telephone...
    WTF!?!

    What an extremely odd thing to do let alone publish it on the 'web for everyone to read.

    Boy does this guy have issues.
    yep - and no shame - he's still gloating abt causing stickman to lose money, whose next bangers phill??
    Last edited by kingwilly; 18-01-2007 at 11:16 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb
    to loose money
    willy....what's the past tense of 'loose'?

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    ^ you and your nonsense misquoting! Are you actually adding anything useful to this thread?...

    I didnt think so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smeg?maddog?
    Nice work on taking care of stickman. The guy is too two-faced for words. I would like to bring your attention to ajarn.com and ajarnforum.net. The first is run by "Bangkok Phil", real name Philip Williams, a friend of stickman, and like stickman, he uses the site to promote businesses in Thailand, but these are mainly teacher training schools to would-be English teachers rather than stickman's go-go bar goers. The site is full of the same sort of shiftiness as stickman's, and some of the adverts on the site contain blatant lies (Phil has often bragged of earning in excess of 200k Baht per month from the adverts) , for example, the banner ad for "Text and Talk" which claims "worldwide accreditation", but any search on the internet for international tefl accredition shows that there is no such thing. I complained about this on the linked forum, ajarnforum.net, run by a friend of Bangkok Phil known as LDMA, or Louis Minson, a teacher based in Songkhla, who also earns from the banner ads, on the forum, and rather than insisting that the advertiser remove their lie, my username was deleted from the forum. That stinks of cover up and backhanders. Are you aware of the site and what they are up to? You will find threads on teakdoor.com, called "is ajarn.com a venus fly trap?" and "is ajarn.com a protection racket?"
    Hmmm, so which one of them done the email?

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    Smeg, most certainly.

    I had an idea that Mad Dog was associated in some way with Mango Sauce.

    Not true?

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    I think this guy is actually stickman himself, what a better way to re-invent yourself by beating up your old character.

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    Everyone seems to agree this guy's a fucking dick-head. So why discuss and link to his website giving him one more tiny bit of free advertising. The best thing to dowith idiot sites like this? Ignore them.
    Someone mentioned Jerry Springer? if no one watched jerry would simply die off. Same rule applies. fuck 'im
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    ^Words of wisdom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie View Post
    Everyone seems to agree this guy's a fucking dick-head. So why discuss and link to his website ...
    I agree, but I sorta like freedom of speech. Unless you yell 'fire' when there ain't none...

    A famous guy actually said something like this. Oliver something...
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    Guy's a complete twat!! Also seems to have a lot of time on his hands. Alienating/Antagonizing people will do that to you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by smeg?maddog?
    Nice work on taking care of stickman. The guy is too two-faced for words. I would like to bring your attention to ajarn.com and ajarnforum.net. The first is run by "Bangkok Phil", real name Philip Williams, a friend of stickman, and like stickman, he uses the site to promote businesses in Thailand, but these are mainly teacher training schools to would-be English teachers rather than stickman's go-go bar goers. The site is full of the same sort of shiftiness as stickman's, and some of the adverts on the site contain blatant lies (Phil has often bragged of earning in excess of 200k Baht per month from the adverts) , for example, the banner ad for "Text and Talk" which claims "worldwide accreditation", but any search on the internet for international tefl accredition shows that there is no such thing. I complained about this on the linked forum, ajarnforum.net, run by a friend of Bangkok Phil known as LDMA, or Louis Minson, a teacher based in Songkhla, who also earns from the banner ads, on the forum, and rather than insisting that the advertiser remove their lie, my username was deleted from the forum. That stinks of cover up and backhanders. Are you aware of the site and what they are up to? You will find threads on teakdoor.com, called "is ajarn.com a venus fly trap?" and "is ajarn.com a protection racket?"
    Hmmm, so which one of them done the email?
    fuck off DD I didn't write that. I just think Phil is a twat....

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    ^ Thanks for bringing to my attention, Mad_Dog

    So, Text N Talk is claiming "worldwide accreditation," or has been?

    It it's not true, you have a right to discuss, and they shouldn't delete your username.

    I s'pose the Ads and the Baht are all they care about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman View Post
    ^ Thanks for bringing to my attention, Mad_Dog

    So, Text N Talk is claiming "worldwide accreditation," or has been?

    It it's not true, you have a right to discuss, and they shouldn't delete your username.

    I s'pose the Ads and the Baht are all they care about.
    I am not saying a disagree with what DD claimed I wrote per se. I just take umbrage with that sly cake DD trying to blame things on me cuz i is black

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Phil
    This damning paragraph has appeared on the John Galt Not Stickman site. I suggest we have a poll to find out who the mystery admirer could be. Surely it's not the man? Surely not the man we've banned from the site 57 times already? (sorry - 'had his user name removed' 57 times already')
    Oh (insert name here)that is just so sad.
    Don't bother doing your detective work on this one John - just call me up (Philip Williams is the name - as reported in the Bangkok Post article which you can still find on the ajarn website and as used in the domain name for the now defunct bangkokmouth.com) and I'll gladly give you all the answers you want.

    "The site is full of shiftiness?"
    Oh my word. We sell banner ads if that's what the writer is saying. And many of those banner ads are from TEFL course providers. And if those providers want to say that their course is the greatest thing since sliced bread then I'm the last person who's going to stop them. I'm not a TEFL course watchdog nor do I have any responsibilty for content of external links (a bit like the BBC website or perhaps CNN)

    "Phil has often bragged of earning in excess of 200K?"
    Often? where? find me one example. And who cares if it's 200K, 300K or 400K.......apart from my bank manager?

    If you do a follow-up, don't forget that I'm also charging an extortionate 100 baht a resume click to village schools who can't really afford it. The details are on another thread. In the staffroom I think.

    And what's a protection racket? Isn't it men wearing dark shades, pin-striped suits and carrying violin cases?

    It's all a bit of fun I suppose.

    And hey, what about my monthly book competition? Free ELT books for teachers. Ok they're donated by MacMillan Education but I'm still the bloke who had to organise it.........and I'm the one who has to stand in the queue at the post office. Come on man - give me some credit.
    Must be smeg that done the email then, mad dog aint been banned that many times

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