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(Abc.net.au)   Repentant tourist returns piece of glass he stole from Thai temple after experiencing nothing but bad luck   ( abc.net.au) divider line
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2003-11-30 11:34:17 AM  
all those giant spiders in bed and surfing accidents got him thinking....
2003-11-30 11:39:20 AM  
And I thought I had problems.
2003-11-30 11:40:08 AM  
The writer actually used the word "filched." Maybe I've been hanging around here too long, but I first read that as "felched."
2003-11-30 11:41:00 AM  
Can't we have a worthwhile thread this morning. Ugh.
2003-11-30 11:45:22 AM  
Karma Kicks Ass.
2003-11-30 11:49:33 AM  
It's not like he stole the tile. The tour guide said he could take it. Superstitious people are almost as annoying as religious fundies.
2003-11-30 11:52:44 AM  
Chakarat Chitrabongs is my new fark handle.
2003-11-30 11:55:19 AM  
Sometimes I think humans themselves are actually the best evidence AGAINST Darwinism.
2003-11-30 11:55:46 AM  
Visions of Greg Brady falling off a surfboard...
2003-11-30 11:58:18 AM  
[image from keithadler.com too old to be available]

Above it an image I took of the tile work at that template last year.
2003-11-30 12:01:15 PM  
Sorry about the spelling above ... I'm just waking up from a nice Sunday sleep-in.
2003-11-30 12:03:02 PM  
Just what Thailand needs more stories to encourage the already overly supersticious masses. BTW, Elodius P Wafflehouse makes a good point. Anyone with more ambition than me should create a Thai name generator. The possibilities are endless.
2003-11-30 12:03:33 PM  
Ha ha -- that's the same superstition that the National Park Service exploits to keep people from pilfering artifacts from the parks, most notably Petrified Forest NP in Arizona.


Yet another example of the govt. playing on people's irrational fears to encourage a prescribed behavior.

I'm all for keeping the artifacts in the park for others to see, but this is ridiculous!

I wish I had something to send back somewhere to eliminate some of the bad luck I've had lately....
2003-11-30 12:08:15 PM  
1) Place a curse on a shard of glass
2) Have a temple guard slip it to superstitious ninny
3) profit!

Chakarat Chitrabongs knows the score.
2003-11-30 12:16:00 PM  
I haven't stolen anything from any temple, church, synagouge, mousque or other place of worship. Why is my luck so bad?
2003-11-30 12:26:10 PM  
Superstition's funny when it's not assisting in the wholesale slaughter of people. What's so unfun about critical thinking?
2003-11-30 12:32:41 PM  
What's so unfun about critical thinking?

are you serious? Critical thinking leads to dispair, especially when applied to analysis of the masses.
2003-11-30 12:37:16 PM  
BTW, speaking of silly Thai names. My son was born about 6 mo. ago. At the same time there was a baby in the nursery and her first name was the Thai words for "American English". They actually named their kid American English.
2003-11-30 12:39:27 PM  
are you serious? Critical thinking leads to dispair

Then why is it that people raised in religious environments more likely to consider or committ suicide?
2003-11-30 12:42:26 PM  
Then why is it that people raised in religious environments more likely to consider or committ suicide?

'cause religious environments lead to dispair too - if their members make the mistake of thinking critically...
2003-11-30 12:44:33 PM  
Huh.. I guess my 3rd girlfriend's virginity was ok then!

2003-11-30 12:46:36 PM  
'cause religious environments lead to dispair too - if their members make the mistake of thinking critically...

Maybe a nice group lobotomy will make us all feel better.
2003-11-30 12:58:50 PM  
Let's just start with a nice group enema and work from there.
2003-11-30 12:59:01 PM  
Please, please...this thread is about Thailand.

Please take your anti-religious socially acceptable bigotry elsewhere.
2003-11-30 01:03:29 PM  
Who cares why arent their any boobie posts yet?
2003-11-30 01:06:23 PM  

No, this thread is about superstition and the failure to think critically. It is not bigotry to suggest that religion is a superstition that results from an abject failure to think critically. It is not even bigotry to suggest that supertitions and religions have been responsible for a large amount of the pain and suffering on this planet. These are facts and ignoring them out of some misplaced Political correctness is just ridiculous.

It would be bigotry to say "Those Christians, I just don't like them."

Do you understand the difference?
2003-11-30 01:22:45 PM  
...perhaps rather than assigning blame to superstition and religion we simply accept that "life" can be "dangerous", and that humans in general, treat other humans really poorly for any number of excuses.
2003-11-30 01:29:11 PM  
This thread is about whatever the hell I say it's about.
2003-11-30 01:32:32 PM  
This germ shoulda read the FARK about the guy who fell off his roof putting up a good luck flag in Thailand last week. Might have saved himself some postage.

BTW I was in Bankok for two weeks last january, did not visit one single temple. Too hung over in the morning, playing Sepak-Takraw in the pm, and the getting all farked up at night...sigh, nostalgia ensues.
2003-11-30 01:35:22 PM  
This thread is about whatever the hell I say it's about.

Then you are the problem. This thread is dull as pudding. Get your head out of your anus and get to work.
2003-11-30 01:35:55 PM  

It's quite possible you have set some kind of record. I've never heard of someone visiting Bangkok and not getting roped into visiting at least one temple. You are to be saluted.
2003-11-30 01:44:11 PM  
it's not uncommon. Hundreds of people send rocks back to Hawaii after stringsof bad luck, citing Pele.
2003-11-30 02:07:41 PM  
Not enough gold and pretty tiles on that building. Get those donations moving, people!
2003-11-30 02:10:24 PM  
Everyone shut up about Thailand. This thread is about pudding.

Please take your anti-American socially acceptable foreign exploits elsewhere.
2003-11-30 02:12:21 PM  
But not if you're at work of course.
2003-11-30 02:14:50 PM  
Oh,nice...Eludious, I'm using the web from work. Now I have a record of that image being requested from my cubicle. Thanks a lot, asshat.
2003-11-30 02:27:21 PM  

I refer to my following post.

Sorry though, meant to put it in the first one. Must have forgotten.
2003-11-30 02:42:17 PM  
My favorite pudding has to be Swiss Miss chocolate/vanilla parfait. It got some sort of gold award for taste from the American college of Culinary whatnots or something. That's a sweet job.

I'm sorry, Gromky, do you work at the George Orwell Offices?
2003-11-30 02:52:09 PM  
Anyone who calls what I did while in Bngkok socially acceptable is off their rocker.

Records I set in Thailand:

Got drunk 22 times in 21 nights, thanks to time zones and travelling on new years day on Japan Arlines (rule). Did you know a Canadian invented time zones, how ironic that it allowed me to get a extra drinking binge out of my vacation.

Best bars versus temples visited ratio ever, of 100%. Also managed to visit bars on every single night, except the one I was in the hsopital.

Farked soo many chicks. I know there's a lot of pro's over there and you guys will assume the worst. But believe me there are more gold-diggers than anything else in the clubs, all looking for a rich boyfriend from another country. We called them "tourist guides". Depends on where you hang I guess.

Best anecdote of trip: Walking down Sukhumvit rd, at night, a girl grabs my arm and says hello, and moves on. I turn to my boss, and say "who the hell was she". He responds "You farked her three nights ago". "Oh".
2003-11-30 02:57:34 PM  
Has anyone ever had tapioca pudding? You know, the kind with the little balls of tapioca that feel like fish eyes. That stuff is gross.
2003-11-30 03:08:55 PM  
I love tapioca pudding. It's an acquired texture.
2003-11-30 03:13:33 PM  
the best part for me of The Painted Desert/Petrified Forest N.P. in Arizona was this giant display of returned rocks all with near-clinical citations of vivid bad luck stries, don't cross those indians, boy....
2003-11-30 03:36:56 PM  
Hmm... the World Trade Center towers were located on land purchased from the Natives...

2003-11-30 03:44:04 PM  

It is impossible to explain to the mere mortals in this thread what Thailand is like. The closest I've come to it is just saying "Heaven on Earth".

My best Thailand story is my girlfriend and I are at a 4 Star Hotel. She's getting foot reflexology and I'm getting a body oil massage in the next room. With her in the other room the nice and attractive female massage therapist says "Is that your wife?" I say no. "Is that your fiance?" I say no. "Happy ending?" I looked at her in disbelief. My girlfriend is about 15 feet away behind a door and she's offering me a happy ending. The nerve of her. So I said "What the hell why not" since she had the nerve.

I am convinced you could get laid in Thailand going for a Big Mac and Coke.
2003-11-30 03:51:04 PM  
I once stole a big bite from 7-11. After eating it I suffered intense diarrea. I tell you this curse is real.
2003-11-30 04:01:46 PM  
poprocksandsoda : Yeah and Leo should make more stoopid movies about the place so Americans fear to go there. None with WMD's involved of course, might trigger unwarranted invasion.

Dammit Lucky bastard, I never found a happy ending massage parlour. One lady almost ripped my shoulder out of it's socket though. Traditional massages are not sexy usually and can be quite painful.
2003-11-30 04:03:55 PM  
True story: my grandmother lifted a piece of marble from the floor of the White House, brought it home! Now ---- SHE'S DEAD! YES! I swear it is TRUE!

Do ya think it had anything to do with illness/old age?

2003-11-30 04:13:34 PM  
So you're saying the White House lost its marble?
2003-11-30 11:10:20 PM  
If you want an artifact from a sacred temple be sure to ask.

"I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-IIIII Waannnt the knife...Pleeeaaase"

- We can all learn some manners from Mr. Murphy.
2003-12-01 10:05:22 AM  

How did you never find a happy ending massage parlour!? I have to fight off hoards of toutes trying to take me to one every time I leave my apartment.

And the other posters are right, unless you've been here, you have no idea how amazing this place is. I don't know what I'm going to do when I move back to the US, this place has ruined me forever.
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