Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 42
  1. #1
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Online
    08-10-2011 @ 09:45 PM
    Location
    A Mad Mad World
    Posts
    3,780

    Trying to get your head around the logic here

    Have you ever noticed how the Thais take everything to the extremes?
    There is no middle ground, it is either black or white.

    A couple of things have made me think about this recently, Dek Chai MONG, who so unfortunatley had such a name. He designed some paper areoplane, and now, every day the news is saturated about the Dek Chai Mong! - is this a massive achievment, like splitting the atom? no, it's a young kid making paper aeroplanes, yet the Thai media almost behold him like fucking Jesus!

    Secondly, the PANDA, that little twat of a baby that was born in Chiang Mai, it is on Channel 3 every single day at 6.30 am on the dot, the fucking useless twat is better cared for than the Thai people, it has a cot, it has food...it has 24/7 doctor support! for a fucking useless bamboo eating arsehole that cannot even walk properly.

    You see how the Thai media play on this...they are on overdrive! The Economy is fucked/ tourism is fucked, business, exports are all fucked and what do they do?

    They spend hours, everyday on the Dek Chai MONG and a fucking panda!

    Now, the latest is the teacher that whacked some little twat for forgetting his homework or whatever.

    Yes, the video was pretty bad, the teacher needs a good therapist/shooting, but is this shit really important?

    If you get up early, (pre 7 am) and stick on the Thai TV news (sic) channels, you are bombarded with this shit, you now have hundreds of kids sending in videos of playground fights between kids, and the news channels are pumping this crap!

    It's like watching a schoal of Pirrhanna, what are they trying to do?

    They even show the news from monday - where a crocodile is found in some river in the middle of no where, on Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Friday...what has changed?

    Meanwhile the real stories, seem to get left behind!

    I'd like to know how the fuckwit Abhisit is going to repay the loans he is borrowing, and how they are going to have a country again??? But that seems to come second place to the Dek Chai MONG - who makes paper aeroplanes - possibly the Thai version of the Wright Brothers!

  2. #2
    Member

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Last Online
    18-09-2014 @ 08:50 PM
    Posts
    444
    The saying goes TIT

  3. #3
    Thailand Expat
    DrAndy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Last Online
    25-03-2014 @ 05:29 PM
    Location
    yes
    Posts
    32,028
    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins
    ave you ever noticed how the Thais take everything to the extremes?
    no, I haven't

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    60,017
    Completely different to backhome, eh?

  5. #5
    My kind of town
    chitown's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    12,520
    I don't watch Thai TV and am wondering why on earth you would.

    Are you bored with nothing else to do?

    If you don't indulge yourself then you won't be bothered by it.

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat
    dirtydog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pattaya Jomtien
    Posts
    58,774
    It's quite obvious to me that as a young child other kids ridiculed missi miggins paper aeroplane making attempts, and now the ugly green monster that is called ENVY is rearing its head again, not sure about the panda hate though, probably something to do with coming home from school and finding all his teddy bears hacked up into tiny little pieces and tomato ketchup poured all over them.

  7. #7
    Thailand Expat
    DrAndy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Last Online
    25-03-2014 @ 05:29 PM
    Location
    yes
    Posts
    32,028
    that may be a little too obvious, DD

    but possible

  8. #8
    Banned Muadib's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    HELL
    Posts
    4,774
    It's not just Thailand...

  9. #9
    My kind of town
    chitown's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    12,520
    Quote Originally Posted by Muadib View Post
    It's not just Thailand...
    He should vegetate awhile on 4 or 5 episodes of Jerry Springer.

  10. #10
    Dan
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins
    ave you ever noticed how the Thais take everything to the extremes?
    no, I haven't
    Me neither.

  11. #11
    Thailand Expat
    taxexile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    15,553
    Dek Chai MONG, who so unfortunatley had such a name. He designed some paper areoplane, and now, every day the news is saturated about the Dek Chai Mong! - is this a massive achievment, like splitting the atom? no, it's a young kid making paper aeroplanes, yet the Thai media almost behold him like fucking Jesus!
    this was actually a very good story.

    about 2 or 3 weeks ago this boy won a paper dart competion, the prize was to go on an all expenses paid trip to japan to compete in the world championship dart throwing competition being held there.

    fantastic, you would think, a dream come true for this little lad.

    unfortunately for him he was the son of burmese migrant workers and even though he was born here he had no papers and was effectively stateless.

    there were news reports and footage a couple of weeks ago of him travelling to immigration offices with his mum only to be told by killjoy thai government official that no, he was stateless, he couldnt have any travel papers, rules are rules and he had better forget all about the whole thing. footage of him tearfully walking out of the local government offices were shown on tv and soon there was a media campaign in support of the lad.

    next day the prime minister went to visit him, (along with 10,000 journos and cameras) and instructed the officials to give him his papers pronto. pictures of the now smiling lad in conversation with abisit were beamed around the nation.

    and off he went to japan where he did very well in the competition. he captured the hearts of the nation for a brief while.

    hes now back home again, probably living in a tin hut and mixing cement for a condo development somewhere, but he had his 15 minutes of fame and it brought some (temporary) joy into the poor kids life.

  12. #12
    Not an expat
    Fabian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Online
    04-09-2017 @ 09:31 PM
    Location
    Hamburg, cold dark Germany
    Posts
    5,381
    Another funny rant by Missismiggins.

    Taxexile, I am sure someone will make a movie for women out of that heartbreaking story.
    Last edited by Fabian; 23-09-2009 at 09:43 PM.

  13. #13
    anonymous ant
    tsicar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Online
    03-10-2016 @ 11:05 PM
    Location
    isaan/south africa
    Posts
    2,895
    Quote Originally Posted by Fabian View Post
    Another funny rant by Missismiggins.
    perhaps:
    but i think his point is that the thai media are so desperate, or are under such pressure to find a reason to promote the lie that the thai nation collectively have more than one braincell between them, that they are prepared to make an international issue out of the fact that a kid can fold a paper dart.
    i have no doubt that the boy did a great job, and deserved to win a local competition, even the right to compete overseas, but let's just look at it for a moment:
    some poor (or even rich) kid from, say, america or england, manages to fold a paper aeroplane that actually flies..............
    AND THE 'KKIN PRESIDENT finds it necessary to pay him a visit and make an international incident out of it...................
    sounds bloody ridiculous, doesn't it?
    no bloody wonder the thais think that thailand is the centre of the bloody universe and that they invented it!

  14. #14
    disturbance in the Turnip baldrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Last Online
    Today @ 02:56 AM
    Location
    Heidleberg
    Posts
    21,671
    I hope miggins gets a phone call about his C64 tuning up at a parade to fete the paper plane boy - and now she can't get home

    it would inspire him I am sure



    Quote Originally Posted by tsicar
    finds it necessary to pay him a visit
    he probably had no trust in anyone else not to fcuk it up

  15. #15
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Online
    08-10-2011 @ 09:45 PM
    Location
    A Mad Mad World
    Posts
    3,780
    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    Dek Chai MONG, who so unfortunatley had such a name. He designed some paper areoplane, and now, every day the news is saturated about the Dek Chai Mong! - is this a massive achievment, like splitting the atom? no, it's a young kid making paper aeroplanes, yet the Thai media almost behold him like fucking Jesus!
    this was actually a very good story.

    about 2 or 3 weeks ago this boy won a paper dart competion, the prize was to go on an all expenses paid trip to japan to compete in the world championship dart throwing competition being held there.

    fantastic, you would think, a dream come true for this little lad.

    unfortunately for him he was the son of burmese migrant workers and even though he was born here he had no papers and was effectively stateless.

    there were news reports and footage a couple of weeks ago of him travelling to immigration offices with his mum only to be told by killjoy thai government official that no, he was stateless, he couldnt have any travel papers, rules are rules and he had better forget all about the whole thing. footage of him tearfully walking out of the local government offices were shown on tv and soon there was a media campaign in support of the lad.

    next day the prime minister went to visit him, (along with 10,000 journos and cameras) and instructed the officials to give him his papers pronto. pictures of the now smiling lad in conversation with abisit were beamed around the nation.

    and off he went to japan where he did very well in the competition. he captured the hearts of the nation for a brief while.

    hes now back home again, probably living in a tin hut and mixing cement for a condo development somewhere, but he had his 15 minutes of fame and it brought some (temporary) joy into the poor kids life.
    You have hit the nail on the head!!!

    Thank you, and you have explained it so much better than I tried!

    This little Dek Chai Mong, made a paper plane, won all the adoration of Thailand, and for what? Did they really think making a paper plane was going to right the wrongs?

    But now look at the Thais!

    They are trying to copy him in som vain attempt to "get out of Jail free"

    It's farcical, but sad at the same time, they rant on and on about these prizewinners, and most of the time they win less than the price of a cup of tea, then they emulate, it is the same as they do in business, someone opens a fried rice stall, two weeks later there are twenty of the fuckers next to each other...fuck these people must be desperate, and if you could channel that in the correct direction, who knows where the country would end up!

    As they are, they seem like last desperate attempts to grab the last piece of wood from the sinking ship.

  16. #16
    Thailand Expat
    SEA Traveler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Online
    01-11-2014 @ 09:25 AM
    Location
    Villa Sariano, Phala Beach, Ban Chang, Rayong, Thailand
    Posts
    3,790
    Agree that Thai news coverage is shallow and not much on the real news of the country or the world.

    However, I'm not so sure the overwhelmingly left wnig media of the west covers the news as it should be either.

  17. #17
    Thailand Expat
    DrAndy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Last Online
    25-03-2014 @ 05:29 PM
    Location
    yes
    Posts
    32,028
    Quote Originally Posted by tsicar
    but i think his point is that the thai media are so desperate, or are under such pressure to find a reason to promote the lie that the thai nation collectively have more than one braincell between them, that they are prepared to make an international issue out of the fact that a kid can fold a paper dart.
    If you actually read any media around the world, they promote just the same type of stories, it sells newspapers and generates TVv audiences

    The Sun and N.o.W in the Uk are an example, as are the ITV and Sky news channels; even the BBC loves populist stories

    what is stupid is that Miggins cannot find the TV off button
    I have reported your post

  18. #18
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Online
    08-10-2011 @ 09:45 PM
    Location
    A Mad Mad World
    Posts
    3,780
    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    I don't watch Thai TV and am wondering why on earth you would.

    Are you bored with nothing else to do?

    If you don't indulge yourself then you won't be bothered by it.
    No, I don't watch it by choice, my wife "enjoys" this SHIT, and to be honest, it would help you understand just how different things are by watching this shite.

    We as Farangs, will never ever integrate into a society that can function on this level, we will forever be outsiders, looking in. (with a sort of sick xhocked amazement) Is there one single foreigner here, that can sit down with a cup of whatever of an aevening and settle down to Thai TV?

    I bet not even the fluent speaking Farang could subject themselves to watching this kind of "Entertainment" and be honest!!

  19. #19
    Dan
    Guest
    You'd think the people on this board had never seen a news programme before. You're describing what happens in pretty much every news programme on the planet.That said, I don't think there's a Thai news programme half as vacuous as the British Channel 5 news. And as for Fox, Thailand is a beacon of journalistic integrity by comparison.

  20. #20
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Online
    08-10-2011 @ 09:45 PM
    Location
    A Mad Mad World
    Posts
    3,780
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Completely different to backhome, eh?
    Admittedly, yes, it is different to back home, but back home has a lot of shit too, but nothing surpasses the level of shite that these people are willing to watch!

    I have my wife and son yapping on for me to buy a satellite receiver, it receives, Thai, Laos, India, and another hundred and something channels of shit!

    I have 7 channels of shit already, why in gods' name would I want to buy more!!!

  21. #21
    My kind of town
    chitown's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    12,520
    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    I don't watch Thai TV and am wondering why on earth you would.

    Are you bored with nothing else to do?

    If you don't indulge yourself then you won't be bothered by it.
    No, I don't watch it by choice, my wife "enjoys" this SHIT, and to be honest, it would help you understand just how different things are by watching this shite.

    We as Farangs, will never ever integrate into a society that can function on this level, we will forever be outsiders, looking in. (with a sort of sick xhocked amazement) Is there one single foreigner here, that can sit down with a cup of whatever of an aevening and settle down to Thai TV?

    I bet not even the fluent speaking Farang could subject themselves to watching this kind of "Entertainment" and be honest!!
    Get a headset and watch online tv, news and download some movies.

  22. #22
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Online
    08-10-2011 @ 09:45 PM
    Location
    A Mad Mad World
    Posts
    3,780
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    You'd think the people on this board had never seen a news programme before. You're describing what happens in pretty much every news programme on the planet.That said, I don't think there's a Thai news programme half as vacuous as the British Channel 5 news. And as for Fox, Thailand is a beacon of journalistic integrity by comparison.
    You may well be correct, I wouldn't know.
    Last time I lived in the UK we had four channels, BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4, so I have never seen Channel 5 , and as far as I know Fox TV is up there with the shit dripping crpa associated with American "journalism" again, not a channel I have ever seen.

    But, I have never, (in my 4 channel experience) ever seen as much shit on a TV as I have here.

    I spent a few years in Cina, a few years in Germany, a few years in Hong kong, a little time in Indonesia, singapore, Austria, France, Spain and North Africa, (and Scotland a bit,) but never hane I seen the crap that I see here.

    I initially thought of sending a letter to the King, expressing my hopes that he would do something about the TV here for kids, to give them a bit of a chance.

    That was when I was naieve enough to believe that any of these people cared!

    The longer you stay here the more you realise, these fuckers don't give a shit. as long as the gravy train arrives on time!

  23. #23
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Online
    08-10-2011 @ 09:45 PM
    Location
    A Mad Mad World
    Posts
    3,780
    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    I don't watch Thai TV and am wondering why on earth you would.

    Are you bored with nothing else to do?

    If you don't indulge yourself then you won't be bothered by it.
    No, I don't watch it by choice, my wife "enjoys" this SHIT, and to be honest, it would help you understand just how different things are by watching this shite.

    We as Farangs, will never ever integrate into a society that can function on this level, we will forever be outsiders, looking in. (with a sort of sick xhocked amazement) Is there one single foreigner here, that can sit down with a cup of whatever of an aevening and settle down to Thai TV?

    I bet not even the fluent speaking Farang could subject themselves to watching this kind of "Entertainment" and be honest!!
    Get a headset and watch online tv, news and download some movies.
    I know, I can do that, (when this poxy internet connection works, but that is not the point, I am trying to say, what fucking hope have people here got of getting anything worthwhile from the TV - shit we had Blue Peter, John Cravens Newsround, umpteen different programs for kids, Paddington Bear, The Wombles, and everyone was made for kids, and everyone was way ahead of the shit these people pump out for adults! It is as if the TV delivers programs to adults as if they are 5 year olds.

  24. #24
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Online
    08-10-2011 @ 09:45 PM
    Location
    A Mad Mad World
    Posts
    3,780
    Maybe it's just me, but over the years I have really begun to hate the way this country is run (please lets not have the usual Thai visa response of - if you don't like it then fuck off) ( I am genuinely trying to make a point) and the way it treats its people. It is like a rotting tree, full of rotting fruit, everything looks really nice from the outside, until you really take a good bite, and then you get the mouthfull of worms!

  25. #25
    Thailand Expat
    DrAndy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Last Online
    25-03-2014 @ 05:29 PM
    Location
    yes
    Posts
    32,028
    yawn

    same same

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •