T.I.T Episode 17: Muppets With Guns…

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•    Welcome to episode 17
•    To busy to Podcast
•    Hope your Thanksgiving was good!
•    Holiday importance fades with distance
•    Tom has a cold
•    Saw the new James Bond and latest Vampire flick
•    Should characters evolve?
•    Is the world becoming harsh and cold?
•    Technological detachment from one another
•    Comments and emails
•    More Thai political mess
•    The definition of a Banana Republic
•    It isn’t as chaotic as the media says
•    Red vs. the Yellow shirts
•    Slingshots, sticks, and guns
•    Airport closures will devastate the economy
•    December is the peak of the high season
•    Would you travel across the world to be turned away?
•    Building a house on shifting sand
•    Closing remarks and love
•    Make sure you go comment on the blog!

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One response to “T.I.T Episode 17: Muppets With Guns…

  1. hi tom

    The first time I visited Thailand was eight years ago today.

    I remember arriving about 11 pm after traveling over 24 hours from the states, including a 7 hour lay over in Korea.

    The airport that I arrived at in Bangkok was what is now the domestic flight airport.

    The air was humid and there was a definite scent.

    In retrospect it seemed like it was a combination of jasmine, durian fruit, and maybe the city sewer system?? How would you describe it?

    Since I haven’t traveled elsewhere in Asia, I’ve wondered if other cities had their own scent.

    Seems like this time of year, Bangkok is getting ready to celebrate the Thai king’s birthday, that happens in early December?

    The Thai people seem to revere their King and it seems like he has been a progressive influence. I think he was attending MIT in Massachusetts when a death in the family wound up making him King in the late 1940’s or 50’s.

    Oh I’ve heard you say that you try to avoid talking about Thai politics in your blog and seem to imply that you are worried about being censored by the government.

    I guess that sort of surprises me since I didnt get the impression that the government was as heavy handed about political opinions compared to neighboring Myramar or China.

    But since you have been there awhile have you experienced that kind of government big brotherism.

    I do remember that everyday at 8 am and at 5 pm you would hear the Thai national anthem played on the radio and telvision. I think this happened on all the stations?

    Oh a question came to mind: I would often see houses or buildings (like a hospital) have a shrine like bird house sort of structure outside of them.

    I think they were called spirit houses, where the spirit of the land or property could live rather than haunt the building that you were living in.

    What is the Thai word for that shrine and I wondered does your condominium complex have such a structure? Or has 21st century Thailand left that tradition behind.

    Oh thanks for playing Nina Simone’s Feeling Good on your last podcast. That was great to hear.

    Oh that reminds me that I have a story about hearing a song in Thailand that I’ll tell you about soon.

    Andrea in Portland

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