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    Did I not recently read somewhere that the...

    Did I not recently read somewhere that the British government is going to stop using the term BAME? Something about it not being useful. I saw separately that Priti Patel had said she did not like...
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    Sticky: Well done. Mind you, having a vindaloo in the...

    Well done.
    Mind you, having a vindaloo in the room you'll be needing to get out quickly. Most Thai women seem not keen on the smell of Indian food, is your wife okay with it?
    All the years I...
  3. "There will soon be a surplus of vaccines." He...

    "There will soon be a surplus of vaccines." He said. Arriving on a fleet of flying pigs near you. Very soon.
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    Sticky: I am still trying to recover the money I paid...

    I am still trying to recover the money I paid over a year ago to Vietnam Airlines. Not sure if the credit card company will be interested as the airline has not actually refused to pay, it is still...
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    Sticky: You are still okay to do just 7 days of...

    You are still okay to do just 7 days of quarantine, or did they change that for you?
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    Outdated uncle tried dancing and trampled every...

    Outdated uncle tried dancing and trampled every dinosaur.
  7. Thread: What it is?

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    No fitness aspect, otherwise spot on. You see...

    No fitness aspect, otherwise spot on. You see this things everywhere, strapping buffaloes to motosais and the the like.

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    One day there will be a green for you.
  8. The gf has just messaged me to say that she has...

    The gf has just messaged me to say that she has this morning booked Covid vaccinations for the two of us at Bangkok Hospital in Udon Thani.

    She hasn't told me what vaccine or at what cost because...
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    I think you need simply to stretch your...

    I think you need simply to stretch your imagination.
  10. That made me laugh. I drove into Udon Thani...

    That made me laugh.

    I drove into Udon Thani at the weekend, technically inter-provincial travel, on an essential mission to buy gin. Nongbua has no gin, anywhere, except for that vile white...
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    Bit of a monster, that one. Thailand has the...

    Bit of a monster, that one. Thailand has the Atlas moth, I have never seen one, they are said to be the largest moth by wing area. That one however, looks heavier.

    Thailand has a vast number of...
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    There is something about scorpions that sends a...

    There is something about scorpions that sends a shudder down my spine, they look plain evil.
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    Of course he is entitled to due process, although...

    Of course he is entitled to due process, although that was denied to the victim. It will be what it will be.
  14. As a matter of interest, was anyone here other...

    As a matter of interest, was anyone here other than Shy Guava able to register via the Mor Phrom Line app?
  15. It isn't clear in that article what is...

    It isn't clear in that article what is information and what is disinformation. Either way, it is from the Bangkok Post.
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    I thought that a year ago when the Baht slipped...

    I thought that a year ago when the Baht slipped to 33 to the USD, then it spent the rest of the year going back to 30. I am betting on 33 again this year, but it wasn't sustained last year and the...
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    It is all inevitable. Claim mistrial. Appeal...

    It is all inevitable. Claim mistrial. Appeal conviction. Appeal sentence. It will drag on and on. For me it is straightforward: he did the crime, he does the time.
  18. Thread: What it is?

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    I am having a very busy day. Don't laugh, it...

    I am having a very busy day. Don't laugh, it happens occasionally. The following might not test the Brains Trust overmuch.

    Of course it is more difficult when TD refuses to load the picture. Does...
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    Looks like a Rolex Explorer II, the newer version...

    Looks like a Rolex Explorer II, the newer version with the white face.
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    "The children of the Yellow Emperor seem destined...

    "The children of the Yellow Emperor seem destined to play an enormous role in Mankind’s future."

    That doesn't strike me as particularly visionary, more blindingly obvious. The big question is what...
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    I think it is darts in a particularly curiously...

    I think it is darts in a particularly curiously coloured triple twenty.

    :smileylaughing:
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    A very good question and I'd love to know the...

    A very good question and I'd love to know the answer. Forecast GDP well down, borrowing very close to the 60% limit and a good chance that limit will need to be changed, short term debt in foreign...
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    Thanks, I shall investigate. It looks like I'll...

    Thanks, I shall investigate. It looks like I'll have to spend some money. Probably still cheaper than driving to the bar and spending dosh then driving home late and well-watered on a regular basis. ...
  25. Jam first for me, then cream. Not because of any...

    Jam first for me, then cream. Not because of any social mores, simply because you can get a lot more of both on it that way.
  26. Except for the Stone of Scone. :)

    Except for the Stone of Scone. :)
  27. Thread: What it is?

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    Too easy. I'll have to owe you the green, as I do...

    Too easy. I'll have to owe you the green, as I do Strigils. Just how many random greens doe one have to send out before I can re-green someone? Apparently I am not generous enough.
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    A little delayed. This shouldn't take long: ...

    A little delayed. This shouldn't take long:

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    Sticky: Thailand's vaccine failures anger Prayuth's...

    Thailand's vaccine failures anger Prayuth's business support base

    PM reverts to strongman politics, facing corporate and professional discontent


    BANGKOK -- When the coronavirus threatened to...
  30. Yes, I haven't found anywhere that does a decent...

    Yes, I haven't found anywhere that does a decent Full English, generally insipid with particularly noxious sausages and other sad excuses poured onto a cold plate, or, very occasionally, onto a hot...
  31. Thread: What it is?

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    I thought it might be Mendip showing us his wood.

    I thought it might be Mendip showing us his wood.
  32. I tried using the pink ID card and failed at Step...

    I tried using the pink ID card and failed at Step 2, xiv.

    After filling in the personal data and pressing the green button I got an error message demanding that I input the correct data.
    ...
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    There is a back story. It is actually a Rain Tree...

    There is a back story. It is actually a Rain Tree Samanea saman. However, it is similar to acacia and known in the Philippines and by Klondyke as acacia. A couple of people gave Klondyke some pain...
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    Are you running some kind of high-security...

    Are you running some kind of high-security transmission operation. It doesn't exactly look up to government spec.

    Right, I'll need to find something to post.
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    Can anyone tell me of a reliable way to watch F1...

    Can anyone tell me of a reliable way to watch F1 in Thailand?
    I have tried doing it on the cheap and previously used some dodgy feed that I paid for, I think it was UPTV? Anyway, that semed to...
  36. This same issue came up with respect to the tiger...

    This same issue came up with respect to the tiger temple not so long ago. I still feel that well-run zoos have a part to play in preserving vulnerable species.
    Poorly run tiger farms are appalling...
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    Faraday?

    Faraday?
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    Corkscrew?

    Corkscrew?
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    That looks like an executive woven place mat. Any...

    That looks like an executive woven place mat. Any points for that? No idea on the hot pink plastic bit. I do hope it isn't another adult toy.
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    Second vodka martini in hand and a bottle of the...

    Second vodka martini in hand and a bottle of the best Chilean red for under a fiver breathing, to follow.
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    68074 Okay, rubbish pic I know and less...

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    Okay, rubbish pic I know and less enchanting than Looper's guest frollicking unclothed. I'm never going to invest in another expensive camera. Two White-rumped Munia with their nest under...
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    Shutree Thank you for posting!...

    Shutree Thank you for posting! Your post will not be visible until a moderator has approved it for posting.


    Really? What's that about?
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    I bet they do now.

    I bet they do now.
  44. Thread: What it is?

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    Looks like the cover over a microphone or a...

    Looks like the cover over a microphone or a loudspeaker.
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    You were well ahead of me. I had arrived at...

    You were well ahead of me. I had arrived at something marine, then I wondered where Mendip might find a stingray or a saltwater crocodile in Korat and why he might keep it at home. I hadn't got...
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    I am staying up beyond my usual bedtime just to...

    I am staying up beyond my usual bedtime just to see how the Mendip sandwich toastie works out. Better than Cliffhangers.
  47. Thread: Daily Moan

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    68072 My moan is not about termites, my moan...

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    My moan is not about termites, my moan is about these Wellingtan sliding windows bought from Global House. They come with sliding mosquito screens, so they look insect-proof. They probably...
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    Family would be one route. Facebook would be...

    Family would be one route.

    Facebook would be another. The gf is always showing me pictures of houses for sale, all bigger than mine. :)

    I lived in That Phanom for a while then moved to Nakhon...
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    Like Strigils, I was thinking about animal skin....

    Like Strigils, I was thinking about animal skin. Are we in the right area?
  50. Okay, I have been practising with cracking eggs...

    Okay, I have been practising with cracking eggs on a flat surface and I do mostly get better results than using the edge of a teacup so maybe next I'll have a bash at this style of egg frying.
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