Archive for October, 2007

busted

boing boing and the New York Times both tell me that the Thai Police caught the swirly-faced, internationally hunted child molester who apparently abused boys in Vietnam and Cambodia, and taught English in Thailand. From the NYT article: “His was the latest highly publicized arrest of foreigners accused of abusing children in Southeast Asia. They include the British rock star Gary Glitter, who was imprisoned in Vietnam last year, and John Mark Karr, who falsely claimed to have killed the American child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey.”

I’m kind of glad they’re prosecuting him here first. I think it’s a good good thing to show the world that SE Asia doesn’t tolerate sexual predators, after decades of having an international reputation as a paradise for such characters.

Train Market

Posted on glumbert:

I am fairly sure, as are the one or two commenters who aren’t knuckle-dragging troglodytes, that this video was shot in Khlong Toey. Bangkokians are the masters of creatively efficient use of space.

(Thanks to b for sending me this similar video clip.)

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