Protests Close Bangkok Airport
This video will do wonders for Thai tourism.
UPDATE: The protesters have stormed the control tower at Bangkok's main international airport, Reuters reports. The airport is reportedly closed.
"Got tight last night on absinthe. Did knife tricks." Hemingway
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I believe I am not alone amongst ex-pats in my feelings that I don’t belong in the country of my birth. It is more than that: it is a complete rejection of the values and the society in general. I walk around and see people with their “normal” lives and cannot imagine how I could ever be happy like that; making money, being highly taxed, and a part of all the societal dysfunction and hatred. I felt so far removed from the masses.
There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands’ necks. Anything can happen. You can even get a full glass of beer at a cocktail lounge.
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Silverblatt: "Now, if the English novel, even as late as Aldous Huxley, can be thought in a sense of a kind of either travelling show or country house novel, and the American novel can be thought to be the story of a naive dealing with an impossibly older civilization, what does the movement to the Middle East and North Africa do to the possibility of writing novels?"
Johnson: "That was the challenge, absolutely...."
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