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    Bernard Trink - Why aint he dead yet?

    Now Bernard Trink was born in 1931, I checked earlier and there has been no reports of his death, being at such a great age and no doubt the lifestyle he led in Bangkok for 40 odd years he should really have passed on by now, anyway found some of his old Bangkokpost Nite Owl articles.

    2000 Jan
    07/01/00 Trink's 10 best films of 1999
    Jul
    07/07/00 The origins of the wrench
    14/01/00 Art for art's sake
    14/07/00 Farang husband's lament
    21/01/00 HIV to Aids? Not according to the facts
    21/07/00 Support for writers
    28/01/00 Majority view by e-mail
    28/07/00 Your blood is needed
    Feb
    04/02/00 Lost E-mail and comments
    Aug
    04/08/00 Thanks for the blood
    11/02/00 Shooting down Cupid
    11/08/00 Advice asked and given
    18/02/00 On being a child again
    18/08/00 friend A growing menace
    25/02/00 Brickbats and bouquets
    25/08/00 Con and scam together
    Mar
    03/03/00 Urban myths on the Internet
    Sep
    01/09/00 Debunking an urban legend
    10/03/00 But is my e-mail trustworthy?
    08/09/00 Same scam, another approach
    17/03/00 St Patrick's Day and pillow talk
    15/09/00 Lawyer jokes aside, hire 'em
    24/03/00 Letters from home
    22/09/00 Marriage: Give and take
    31/03/00 Still only a spectre
    29/09/00 Few Thais are colour-blind
    Apr
    07/04/00 There are exceptions
    Oct
    06/10/00 Farangs don't rate
    14/04/00 A cry for help
    13/10/00 Thailand's dowry system
    21/04/00 The cry is heard
    20/10/00 Visas, jobs and names
    28/04/00 Airport chicanery
    27/10/00 Saving money, losing face
    May
    05/05/00 Is the whingeing justified?
    Nov 03/11/00 -unknown-
    12/05/00 Perfect hamburger quest
    10/11/00 Standard sob story
    19/05/00 Cool tips on the hottest buns
    17/11/00 Satyrs keep score
    26/05/00 Over to you
    24/11/00 Prostitution and jokes
    Jun
    02/06/00 Striking a balance
    Dec
    01/12/00 A dubious progress
    09/06/00 Statistics and definitions
    08/12/00 Round eyes on the strip
    16/06/00 Unauthorised biography
    15/12/00 It's Greek to me
    23/06/00 -unknown-
    22/12/00 Minority view not discredited
    30/06/00 Readers' observations
    29/12/00 Have I been cloned?

    More can be found here.
    Full Trink Ahead: The (Mostly) Compleat Guide to Bernard Trink, the Bangkok Post's Nite Owl

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    there has been no reports of his death
    That's a shame.

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    I knew of him for years and years poking his nose into bars around Pat Pong and to honest I have never said a word to him over all of those years.

    Harmless enough and his Bangkok Post Nite Owl columns were of interest to people all around the world as well as me on occassions and when I needed to know the special night life happenings.

    Pretty much the same type of bloke as Baron Bonk (Sir Peter) and for being a stayer and survivor here in LOS.

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    Bit of a harsh title DD.

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    I used to enjoy reading some of his posts, but they got more and more repetetive as time went by

    besides the Burma shave idea, his copying of vast tracts of military nonsense got tedious

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    ^^Harsh? He's nearly 80, pretty sure he has accepted that he maybe likely to die in the near future.
    ^ I only ever bought Fridays Bangkokpost to read Trinks page, the rest of the week if there was one in the bar I might have glanced through it, never did understand all that Burma aftershave rubbish, assume it must have been American humor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    besides the Burma shave idea, his copying of vast tracts of military nonsense got tedious
    the Burma Shave stuff was the most tedious of all...

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    The Bangkok Post is, from beginning to end, a shit newspaper, and his column-of-turd was about the worst part. Truly, a weeping chancre on the cock of Thai newspapers.

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    His early reporting use to be my favorite parts of the BKK newspaper.

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    ^^The Nation is even more tedious than Bangkok Post, that is a paper i have never bought.

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    That's one of those lying-next-to-the-whitest-man-on-the-beach things; it's hard to think of a paper which wouldn't be cast in a good light by The Nation.

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    Trink the Dink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    never did understand all that Burma aftershave rubbish,
    Neither did I.

    BS was an advertising idea in the US putting a string of boards along the roadside that you read as you drove along.
    How that fitted into his newspaper column I could never work out.

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    It beats me why / liked the most / is the f*cking / Bangkok Post/ Burma-Shave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    I knew of him for years and years poking his nose into bars around Pat Pong and to honest I have never said a word to him over all of those years.

    Harmless enough and his Bangkok Post Nite Owl columns were of interest to people all around the world as well as me on occassions and when I needed to know the special night life happenings.

    Pretty much the same type of bloke as Baron Bonk (Sir Peter) and for being a stayer and survivor here in LOS.
    Curmudgeons always survive, LT. Rumour has it is, his {early} depature from the Post was forced on him as the beloved newspaper and a new editor chose to take a more politically correct tact. Jennifer Bliss' take on him is worthy reading, 'I Don't Give a Hoot' {Post Books}. I believe one can find more current writings online throughout an assorted number of blogs and such.....Dean Barrett has nothing on the master.

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    It's a sensation / that people / actually / read the / Nation / Burma-Shave

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    If memory serves correctly that stash was put together by a poster (doxyblue) on the nanaplaza board (as it was then). Mega prolific poster who threw a wobbly and deleted something like 20K+ posts in a swoop.

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    ^Stroller in his younger days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    BS was an advertising idea in the US putting a string of boards along the roadside that you read as you drove along.
    Never heard of Burma aftershave, but do vividly remember the advert signs along the hyways, 5 signs in a row and were real easy to read and lots of little saying and rhymes, but when the speed limit was 35 miles an hour it was nice to have something to look at as no air con and hot as hell on the roadways and only AM radios that did not work well.
    So the only thing to look foreword to was those signs or the next Giant Orange to stop and get a cold glass of fresh orange juice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan
    The Bangkok Post is, from beginning to end, a shit newspaper, and his column-of-turd was about the worst part. Truly, a weeping chancre on the cock of Thai newspapers.
    it wasn't that bad, at least it was in English

    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    His early reporting use to be my favorite parts of the BKK newspaper.
    I liked it too

    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    Never heard of Burma aftershave, but do vividly remember the advert signs along the hyways, 5 signs in a row and were real easy to read
    That shows the advertising did not work for you!!

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    Could be right, as there never was a Burma Aftershave in those days..

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    I'm pretty sure Trink started out on the Bangkok World. A great newspaper printed on pink paper. Really classy too with a centre spread dedicated to the "go go dancer of the week".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    I'm pretty sure Trink started out on the Bangkok World. A great newspaper printed on pink paper. Really classy too with a centre spread dedicated to the "go go dancer of the week".
    Found this on wikipedia............

    Bangkok Post - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "Another English newspaper of Thailand, the evening-edition Bangkok World, was begun in the 1960s, but was bought by the Bangkok Post in the late 1980s and shortly afterwards shut down"

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    Trink will be back soon. He's just waiting for old the old folks who are 'bored' to die off then it will be as if he never went away. Trink really wrote pretty much the way things are here in LOS, endlessly repetitive. What's really changed here in 40 years. Blackgang might know. Anyways I'm sure Trink doesn't give a hoot what people think about him. It's all human nature as he would say.

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    He never called an Elephant an Elephant but a Patchyderm. One good thing about his page was he let you know which bars had a free buffet on during the coming week for Nok or Nui's birthday bash or 3rd Anniversary of the bar. He drunk in Crown Royale a lot I believe.

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