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In Topic: Darwin Awards - Gassed By Bbq

14 June 2017 - 03:14

Don't want to give anyone ideas but the charcoal thing is a common form of suicide.  Used to see it at the hospital intermittently.  The folks referenced who passed out will be lucky if they come through it without brain damage (not kidding).

In Topic: How Is China Southern?

14 June 2017 - 03:10

Flew them several months ago, the trip just before most recent trip - same same LA to BKK.  Respect your view mr migrant but i almost got the opposite impression, I found Guangzhou a welcome relief after the horrific nightmarish experience of that cesspool known as LAX.  Rudest TSA pricks I've experienced yet, I imagine it would be more pleasant being in a herd of cattle at the local slaughterhouse.

But I digress.  China Southern - roundtrip tickets were @ 500 USD and the flight length was reasonably short so rolled the dice and gave them a try.  Both legs of the flight were delayed - but it was a small delay (40 minutes at LAX, about an hour at Guangzhou).  No major complaints with the food or the seats and I'm at 6'1".

Guangzhou is actually a small airport, all the terminals are together in one area and there is no second run through security when catching your connection - which is nice as that can be a stressful delay.

When I went to the gate to go to BKK I was surrounded by people wearing the exact same windbreaker and rallying around a lady waving a flag.  We're talking like 80 people.  Turned out to be one of those massive tours going to Pattaya and I was seated right in their midst during the flight, which proved to be quite interesting as they were a somewhat rowdy bunch.

When we got to Bangkok the stewardesses didn't have any pens to fill out the customs form which was a bit of nuisance (mine was out of ink or whatever).  Actually held me up at the airport briefly looking for a pen.  They're definitely budget.

Would I use them again?  Maybe.  Depends.

In Topic: Stickman Article: Hidden Cameras/thai Nightlife - And - Rise Of The Thai Vlog...

15 May 2017 - 23:21

Bah.  Too many Thai vloggers out there for me to go into detail, lets just say it's an interesting development and am certainly curious to see where it goes.  I'm just the opposite in that I can watch drone footage for about 2 minutes before my eyelids get heavy.

Separate of that - the stickman piece was some darn good investigative journalism in that it answered a question I've heard several people asking - who are these hidden camera guys hitting cowboy and walking street (patts)?  The fact that you have fellas posting hidden camera clips of nightlife areas to Youtube of all places (youtube is on a tear demonetizing everything deemed not family friendly or politically correct) and making a big chunk of change doing it - .... vellly velly interesting.  It's a crazy mixed up world.

Incidentally BKK112s vids have gotten tamer and tamer and tamer.  But the fact that some of his older clips are drawing 1million views (+) also speaks to renewed interest in Thailand to those on the outside.

In Topic: Soi 7 Beergarden To Close?

15 May 2017 - 23:12

Went in - god knows why - for a cold one around 4pm last Thursday and business was booming.


In Topic: Stickman Article: Hidden Cameras/thai Nightlife - And - Rise Of The Thai Vlog...

10 May 2017 - 11:40

View PostFlashermac, on 10 May 2017 - 10:44, said:

I just went to the sites and they're simply travelogue type videos. But if they were caught filming in any of the bars, I wouldn't like to be in their shoes.

Yeah I should have clarified.  The stickman article focused on the guys filming nightlife areas with hidden cameras.  Initially Bangkok112 went into the gogos/clubs, but now just films outside walking around.  His video footage of climax was 10x clearer than what it is to be inside the club itself, which was very dark/seedy.  So regardless the guy has tech skills and I've been curious what his modus operandi is.  Past tech questions there is the larger question of filming unaware punters and working girls walking around the nightlife areas.  While his videos make you chuckle - there is that element of.... yeah.  Hmmmm.  They have gotten tamer though.

My second paragraph was just speculating on a separate category of thai video vloggers - something that has taken off A LOT over the past couple years and the more successful ones are generating an income doing it.  I should've just left that part out, not related to the Stickman article - just something I find fascinating.  And there is drama generating as some of these guys are going to 'war' with each other.  But overall I enjoy the thai video vloggers...kinda.  Sometimes.

View Postscoobydoo, on 10 May 2017 - 10:53, said:

secret cams in st rooms???!!!! :surprised:

I don't know if that would be the genre of comedy or tragedy.  :)