Monthly Archives: September 2008

Pattaya’s #1 Snitch

Some people can’t help being do-gooders. Pattaya has its own share with its local police volunteers. These Dudley Dorights act as informers for the fight against crimes such as naked girls, foreign prostitutes, visa overstays, and after-hours drinking. Some are Thais and a few are farangs. The most noted of their police works for the […]

12 Signs of Female Drunkenness

GOTHAM BOOKS has disappeared from NYC along with my favorite bars, restaurants, and hardware stores. They have been replaced by tee-shirt shops selling XXXX size to overweight tourists bussed from Scranton PA or fancy bars serving $10 Buds to Wall Street junior execs and their fat fiancees. At the Gotham the staff debated which den […]

Hardest Working Man in Bangkok

A recent survey conducted in Thailand has compiled some interesting insights into the length of farangs’ stay in the Land Of Smiles. Two years to be the average sojourn for those westerners who say they want to live her forever. Reasons for leaving are topped by financial set-backs ie the bar went broke, the internet […]

The City of the Unlaid

New York was my hometown for over 26 years. I’ve been away over 6 years. Everyone has been asking me if I thought it had changed. “The World Trade Towers still aren’t there.” That isn’t the answer they seeking, so I concentrated while sitting on a bench in Central Park. Women passed in all the […]

The Washing of Hands

Yankee Stadium is coming down after this season. The seats, the field, the hot dogs stands, and men’s rooms will become dust under the rubble of that exalted playing field, but one fact shall remain forever sacrosanct, for a recent survey revealed that less than 1% of men at Yankee Stadium washed their hands after […]