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(BBC)   One night in Bangkok and the world's in chaos / Not much between unrest and anarchy / One night in Bangkok and the regime stumbles / Time to declare state of emergency   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 42
    More: News, Bangkok, Thailand, Abhisit, Thaksin, Thai Government, unrest, states of emergency  
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2014-01-21 08:58:23 AM  
Man, I do love that song.
 
2014-01-21 09:18:30 AM  
Yikes. I'm glad one of the grad students in our lab managed to make it back from Thailand. (He was actually initially delayed due to the unrest). I just hope his family back there is OK.
 
2014-01-21 09:19:05 AM  

LlamaGirl: Man, I do love that song.


Seconded.   Great headline, subby!
 
2014-01-21 09:20:29 AM  
Well done, subby. It scans and everything. I'm getting my kicks out of this...above the waistline, of course.

/sunshine
 
2014-01-21 09:22:20 AM  

LlamaGirl: Man, I do love that song.

 
2014-01-21 09:24:56 AM  
One town's very like another when your head been battered to pieces, brother
 
2014-01-21 09:26:59 AM  
The queen's wheels would not excite you

/still hear that every time I listen to the song
 
2014-01-21 09:27:18 AM  
Looks like prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's luck has run out.

or

Looks like prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra no wanta resign.

Yeah, I got nothing....
 
2014-01-21 09:28:15 AM  
yeah, let's protest having elections and have a huge protest for an appointed council instead.
 
2014-01-21 09:29:13 AM  
Thank god for Spotify... Good headline, subby!
 
2014-01-21 09:30:48 AM  
A night there could make a hard man humble.
 
2014-01-21 09:34:54 AM  

QueenMamaBee: LlamaGirl: Man, I do love that song.

 
2014-01-21 09:39:38 AM  

LlamaGirl: Man, I do love that song.


I was shocked to learn rather recently that it's a song from something called, "Chess - The Musical".
(I store my head, alternately, in hole in the sand and my butt)
 
2014-01-21 09:45:21 AM  
I can feel the thai food passing right through me.
 
2014-01-21 09:46:52 AM  
Not much between unrest and anarchy

Actually, there is a big diffence between the two. Anarchy can mean an orderly, voluntary system without government.
 
2014-01-21 09:55:31 AM  
Siam's gonna be the witness to the ultimate test of Shinawatra's fitness.

This grips me more than would a muddy old river or a reclining Buddha.

Thank God I'm only watching this thread - trolling it.
 
2014-01-21 09:58:26 AM  
Don't blame me, I voted for Sagat
 
2014-01-21 10:00:48 AM  
"I did it my way."
-Shinawatra
 
2014-01-21 10:02:19 AM  

Shanghai_Flyer: Don't blame me, I voted for Sagat


th06.deviantart.net
 
2014-01-21 10:08:48 AM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: QueenMamaBee: LlamaGirl: Man, I do love that song.

 
2014-01-21 10:26:39 AM  
Only problem is that chaos and stumbles don't rhyme.

One night in Bangkok and the regime stumbles / Not much between unrest and anarchy / Shinawatra government might just crumble / Time to declare state of emergency
 
2014-01-21 10:26:50 AM  
It's a drag, it's a bore, it's really such a pity to be posting on this board, not burning down the city.
 
2014-01-21 10:28:44 AM  
She is kinda hot. But so is the crown princess if not sure do a google for crown prince and head of thai air force birthday party.

Nsfw.

Now you know why they keep the king his dad alive. The head of thai airforce is btw a dog if your not sure
 
2014-01-21 10:35:45 AM  

Stile4aly: Only problems is are that chaos and stumbles don't rhyme and that this headline has been done before.

One night in Bangkok and the regime stumbles / Not much between unrest and anarchy / Shinawatra government might just crumble / Time to declare state of emergency


FTFY
 
2014-01-21 10:36:36 AM  
We get pretty good mileage out of that song here on Fark.
 
2014-01-21 10:40:43 AM  

FarkingStan: We get pretty good mileage out of that song here on Fark.


It's a song about chess and trannie prostitutes, it hits most of Fark's buttons.
 
2014-01-21 10:42:44 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: LlamaGirl: Man, I do love that song.

I was shocked to learn rather recently that it's a song from something called, "Chess - The Musical".
(I store my head, alternately, in hole in the sand and my butt)


I knew that. What I didn't know was that the guy who sings it is Anthony Stewart Head's brother.
 
2014-01-21 10:53:13 AM  
We're on the train to Bangkok
Aboard the Thailand Express
We'll hit the stops along the way
We only stop for the best

/better
 
2014-01-21 11:19:32 AM  
Well this is a great story.  My husband is currently in Bangkok on business.

I talked to him yesterday and he said everything was OK where he was.
 
2014-01-21 11:28:22 AM  

teenytinycornteeth: My husband is currently in Bangkok on business.


Political unrest is actually the least of your concerns, sweetheart.

/i keed
 
2014-01-21 11:35:09 AM  
Has anyone checked to see where the LadyBoys are on this controversy? Won't someone think of the LadyBoys?
 
2014-01-21 12:01:49 PM  

batlock666: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: LlamaGirl: Man, I do love that song.

I was shocked to learn rather recently that it's a song from something called, "Chess - The Musical".
(I store my head, alternately, in hole in the sand and my butt)

I knew that. What I didn't know was that the guy who sings it is Anthony Stewart Head's brother.


Chess is a great musical, a taste of the Cold War for those who remember it.

One Night in Bangkok is the first and only 45rpm record that I completely wore out on both sides. The "B" side was a song called Merano, which was completely different from ONiB, definitely opera/musical in nature, but really really good.

PBS showed the entire musical Chess last year. Catch it if you can, it's quite entertaining.

Who is Anthony Stewart Head?

/ignant 'mericun
 
2014-01-21 12:17:45 PM  
Why would they want to overthrow a hot piece of meat like Yingluck Shinawatra? She's by far the sexiest world leader. Who cares if she can actually lead?
 
2014-01-21 12:33:27 PM  
To anyone worried about someone you know visiting here, foreigners are not being targeted and the likelihood of anything bad happening to them is pretty slim to none. Exception is if they decide it is cool to join the protests and get caught up in an attack. Chances are far better that they will die in some sort of vehicle accident. I hope that is reassuring.
 
2014-01-21 01:04:16 PM  

The correct answer is...: Who is Anthony Stewart Head?

/ignant 'mericun


Giles on Buffy.
 
2014-01-21 01:32:04 PM  
It's cool.  They brought a TV.

news.bbcimg.co.uk
 
2014-01-21 02:20:18 PM  
I'd put my vote in her.
 
2014-01-21 03:32:59 PM  
Time flies, only seems a minute since the PM's office had Thaksin in it
 
2014-01-21 07:38:06 PM  
Maybe the US can be the arbiter between both sides.  We'll be on the case, and can't be fooled.  Any objection is overruled.

/Be good boys.
 
2014-01-21 09:49:09 PM  

teenytinycornteeth: Well this is a great story.  My husband is currently in Bangkok on business.

I talked to him yesterday and he said everything was OK where he was.


I live here, and yeah, outside of the protest areas themselves (i.e. the other 99% of the city and all the rest of the country), everything is normal. No need to worry unless...

qualtrough: Exception is if they decide it is cool to join the protests and get caught up in an attack.


Pretty much that. Even then, they wouldn't be directly targeted. It's just that grenades and IEDs don't exactly discriminate.

All of this is not to say things won't erupt into craziness at some point, and the whole "Bangkok Shutdown" doesn't seem to be having much effect so the protestors may decide to escalate things, but for now what you see in the news is really only a tiny portion of the city, easily avoided safely.

/closest I've come to being affected by the protests was on the first day because bus traffic in my area was sparser than usual so I had to take a little longer to commute to work
 
2014-01-21 11:19:13 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: yeah, let's protest having elections and have a huge protest for an appointed council instead.


Simple minds always see simple answers.
 
2014-01-22 02:05:19 AM  
I get my kicks above the waistline SUNSHINE!!

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