Reading Better, Cheaper and More Efficiently in Thailand.

Avid readers in Thailand have been screwed for years. Thai bookstores have a limited selection and prices are typically 100% more than prices from online booksellers in the U.S.

There are a few used bookstores on The Reservation (www.dasabookcafe.com) but selection is limited.

Until recently, there was no real solution except hauling a pile of books through customs and for bona fide bookworms hauling sufficient reading material for extended stays was impossible.

Like all things Thai, some rich connected family has control of the publishing business and uses government regulation to keep out competitors. Like all monopolies, prices are raised and selection is restricted. That is the way the Thai elites have gotten rich and stay rich and I am certain it happens in the book business just like it does in the automobile, music, banking, etc. businesses in Thailand.

Recent price drops in E-book readers are a game changer — allowing the educated Thai consumer to circumvent market restrictions and access more books cheaper and more efficiently (and also beat Thai censorship laws).

An Amazon Kindle 6 inch reader is only $114 when purchased in the U.S.

This is about 1/5th the price of an Ipad and makes it affordable for the Expat on a budget.

A crippled Thai version of the Kindle is available for Thailand delivery but it costs $209 after adding shipping and import dues.

The crippled Thai version restricts you to only  books where licensing agreements have been struck for Thailand (read the connected Thais who control the publishing business get paid) so not all titles are available with the crippled Thai version and the titles cost significantly more.

The crippled Thai version also prevents download of censored books and newspapers.

Avoid the crippled Thai version.

Have someone in the U.S. buy your Kindle and bring it through customs for you.

You’ll not only save money on the purchase by avoiding custom duties but you will also get access to the full Amazon book offerings.

You’ll be able to buy banned books, pay way less for books, and impoverish the predatory Thai elites.

Register it with a U.S. address and it will function in Thailand as if it were in the U.S.

If you have a problem downloading over the wireless network go to the “manage your Kindle” page on your Amazon account and use the “transfer via computer” option while your Kindle is attached to your computer via USB.

This does an end run around the import barriers, content restrictions, and tariffs and allows you to pay U.S. prices and access the full Amazon book offerings.

With a fully functional Kindle you can have the full library of books available.

Yippee!

BigBabyKenny

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  1. Vindictive Agenda, Selective Censorship, Loads of Bullshit says:

    Now you’ve done it. You’ve started a war with the Apple zealots.
    Your  advice assumes the expat in Thailand still is using an American credit card.  My expat friend tells me he can’t make purchases from Amazon, iTunes etc., because he has a Thai bank issued cc.
     
     

  2. Sevenwinds says:

    Kindle is also available as an App in the iTunes store so you don’t have to buy a kindle if you already own an Ipad.  If you did have a kindle and dropped it in favor of an Ipad, all your previous purchases are available on the new platform.

  3. BBK says:

    Sevenwinds,

    An Ipad is a viable alternative but it is significantly more expensive than the entry level e-readers.

    The Kindle also doesn’t require any data chargers for internet access.

    Many expats are English teachers and ~$500  for an Ipad plus paying for 3G access is a budget buster. 🙂

    There is also a PC Kindle App so you can read the e-books you buy on your computer if you carry a laptop with you everywhere.

    BigBabyKenny

    P.S. the visa debit cards issued by Thai banks are only accepted in Thailand. They are worthless for use outside of Thailand.

  4. Real Daffy Duck says:

    Kenny you ignorant buttwad.

    The IPAD is a real computer with a color screen and cool apps.

    The Kindle is a worthless piece of junk with a monochrome screen.

    In case you can’t understand let me use words any nonce will get.

    Kindle is like the torpedoes on Star Trek:Enterprise and IPAD is like the mult-phasic shields that defeated the Borg on Start Trek Voyager.

    Get it you nonce.

  5. Moronru says:

    Daffy you are the Hikaru Sulu of BigBabyKenny.com.

    The guy who we find out later is a homosexual.

    Hahahahahahahahahaha!

  6. Real Daffy Duck says:

    This comment is not mine:

    http://bigbabykenny.com/?p=4238#comment-89264

    Because Kenny only protects his friends like Prufrock don’t expect him to change the name.

    The Apple Ipad is a better ebook reader than than the Kindle, nook, and Sony reader. Really it is ridiculous to even consider them in the same device class.

    The Ipad is a minature and I might add very cool computer that can be carried much like a phone and has 90% of the functionality of a laptop plus access to wonderful Apple app library.

    The Kindle, even in its updated forms, is just a cheap black and white screen with no apps.

    Only trailer trash without money or sophistication would buy one.

    I personally wouldn’t be caught dead with one.

    As in IT professional my reputation would suffer.

  7. N/A says:

    I have a Kindle DX that’s at least 2 years old, and I’d love to be able to download Thai books, read Thai fonts, and
    use a Thai dictionary, all on my Kindle. Does anyone know if this is possible? If so, how? This question is only
    directed at those who are not Steve Jobs groupies.

  8. Real Daffy Duck says:

    I don’t post here anymore.  55555555555555

  9. Real Daffy Duck says:

    @N/A

    You should throw away your Kindle and upgrade to an Apple product.

    Kindle is last generation.

    Ipad is next generation.

    Can I make it any clearer?

    What you are trying to do is like putting transwarp engines from Capt. Janeways Enterprise onto a shuttle craft from the NC 1701 Enterprise of Captain Tiberius Kirk.

    The duraluminum hull of NC1701 would tear apart in the first wormhole it transited.

    Do you get it?

  10. Real Daffy Duck says:

    The Apple Ipad is like the triquarter from Enterprise The Original Show.

    The Kindle is like an HP12c reverse Polish notation calculator.

    With my Ipad its easy to see myself as a Captain Kirk warping around the galaxy visiting strange planets, meeting respecting and befriending aliens.

    When I need to know the weather forecast or price of gold, I whip out my Ipad and use an app to find the information.

    I can even post to me blog on the go.

    Knowledgeable people always choose Apple products.

  11. Sevenwinds says:

    If it helps any, I owned a kindle which I have since abandoned.  Its true that an Ipad would cost more than a kindle for use as an eReader, but who buys an Ipad for just e-reading?  For example, the Wall Street Journal and the Daily have embedded videos in their articles.  There are so many more things that can be done with an iPad that its like comparing a computer to a  pocket  scientific calculator.  If all you would  even need would be a calculator and money was an issue, then that would be your choice.  On the other hand, if you are looking for something more flexible and can be used as a calculator AND other things as well, then go for the iPad.
    BTW, the power cord on the kindle begins to crack and short out after a while.
     

  12. Sevenwinds says:

    oh yes, the network can be free…the iPad supports Wifi so if you have a home network or happen to be in Coffee World or anyplace else where they offer free Wifi…you are all ready to go.

  13. Moronru says:

    The Ipad is junk.

    I dropped mine in the toilet while reading and it shorted out. I mean DEAD.

    I took it to the GENIUS bar at the Apple store in MBK and the geniuses told me water damage wasn’t covered under the Apple warranty so now I have a $500 piece of junk.

    I should have bought a cheap Kindle so when it craps out replacing it is cheaper.

    Aaaaaargh.

    I hate Apple.

  14. Real Daffy Duck says:

    @moronru

    Apple can’t be responsible if you drop your Ipad in the water.

    Nowhere does it say the Ipad is water resistant.

    Your dead Ipad says nothing about the superiority of Apple products.

    In every class the Apple product is better than competitors. The G4 for the desktop. The Macbook for laptop. The Iphone for smartphones and the Ipad for tablets.

    Apple. Apple. Apple. Apple. Apple.

    You don’t have to be an IT professional and know every technical detail about each product category to make the correct decision.

    Just choose Apple and you will always make the right decision.

    Believe me. I have been an IT professional for 20 years and I know my shit.

    Toodles.

  15. BBK says:

    N/A,

    There aren’t many strictly Thai books available for the Kindle. Hardly suprising given the poverty in Thailand. How many Thai’s have enough money and interest to spend $200 on an ebook reader?

    There are English language books that contain some Thai script.

    A couple of good ones are Thai, An Essential Grammar by David Smyth and Colloquial Thai: The Complete Course for Beginners by Saowalak Rodchue and John Moore.

    Both contain extensive Thai script.

    If you want to read the definitive version of Thai Royalty and Thai politics in the post WWII period, The King Never Smiles, A Biography of Thailand’s Bhumibol Adulyadej by Paul M. Handley is also availble for the Kindle.

    BigBabyKenny

  16. Real Daffy Duck says:

    @Sevenwinds

    You were so correct to throw away your Kindle and trade UP to an Ipad.

    Lest everyone think Daffy just mindlessly chooses the Apple offering in each product category, let me tell everyone what the limitations of the current generation Ipad.

    Battery life is very limited. An hour is about all the usage you’ll get without recharging. Luckily each Ipad comes with a compact multivoltage charger that can be used world wide.

    Keyboard is kludgy. The Apple touchscreen keyboard is the best around but, alas, it is still a touchscreen. Big fingered men can have a problem two-keying (that’s hitting two keys at once for you techno neophytes). Girlswith small fingers, unless they are very obese, won’t have to worry about two keying.

    Crashes are a problem. My Ipad freezes up at least once a day but I have a lot of apps installed. As an advanced user my Ipad is pused to the limit. Non-technical newbies with only a few apps won’t suffer freezes but if you  max your Ipad like I do get ready to do those hard resets constantly.

    I hope this helps the tech newbies considering a choice between the Ipad and a e-book reader.

    Toodles.

  17. N/A says:

    BBK,
    You misunderstand what I am asking. Handley’s book is a sedative, as is Smythe’s. They are both sitting mostly unread on my bookshelf. Those are English language books. Also, I don”t need a “Complete Course for Beginners.”  All this is irrelevant to my question. I already know Thai. It’ Just how poor do you think Thailand is? Have you ever been there before? They have books and newspapers, some of which are electronic. BTW the kindle isn’t just limited to azw format. It can read plaint ext and pdf as well.

  18. Mr Cheesecake says:

    Is Apple the Goose that laid the golden egg or the Duck that laid an overpriced turd?

    Seems to be the latter these days with Android products now surpassing the once leading Apple brand

    They’ve had a good run, time to cash in your stock

  19. Barry the Bore says:

    Looking forward to sleeping in this weekend as I’ve had a God Damn hard week. Wednesday morning the maid turned up at 11am, earlier than expected leaving me tired all day from having only 11 hours sleep, and today I was woken up early morning, 11:35am, when the phone rang – I had forgotten to switch it off – only 10 hours last night! 🙁

  20. Real Daffy Duck says:

    @N/A

    Kenny can’t help you. He is only an Economics professor. Not a computer scientist or software engineer.

    Listen to me. I am an IT professional with 16 years experience in visual effects consulting.

    During my career, I use Apple products everday to do very complicated and sophisticated things like creating the skin texture on the Klingon battle cruiser in Star Trek: The Movie so I really know what I am talking about.

    The Kindle doesn’t support Thai script encoding. For every Thai letter it must embed a small graphic file instead of a 16 bit code that the operating system transliterates to a Thai letter.

    For the non-technical, such as yourself, that means that a long book in Thai script would have to be graphic and very large.

    The memory on a Kindle could only hold a few books as a result.

    The much more advanced Ipad supports Thai script endoding so each letter takes only 16 bits of memory so a Thai book would take no more memory than an English book.

    That’s why I tell you the Kindle is junk. Throw it away and buy an Ipad or I can’t be responsible for your problems anymore.

  21. Barry the Bore says:

    ^ Are you for real?

    You even make my life look exciting

  22. Mr Cheesecake says:

    Daffy, I think you are changing. You don’t seem to be coming across as such an arrogant fuck like you usually do. Normally I’m thinking if I see you again in Bangkok the thought of hiring a couple goons to…um “take out the trash”…brings a large smile to my face. You may be turning a corner

    Keep this  

  23. One Free Mushroom says:

    Books? Who reads anymore? I know…neurotics.  Why read books when you can play Civilzation IV and other video games all night?

  24. N/A says:

    Real Daffy Duck,
    Please re-read my original question. I excluded Steve Jobs groupies for a reason. I am writing this response from my Linux laptop. I don’t care if BBK is an economics professor. For what it’s worth (which isn’t much) I have a Ph.D. in Physics from a top 10 school in my field. You are an IT moron. I don’t care what you think. Please leave me alone.
    Respectfully,
    N/A

  25. Graham H. Jones, Process and Control Systems (P&CSD) Saudi ARAMACO and owner of the The Big Mango Bar Brothel in Bangkok. says:

    N/A who cares about your worthless toilet paper degree.

    I have a million pounds in my bank account and am waaaaaay richer than you’ll ever be.

  26. N/A says:

    Graham H. Jones,
    So, you’re a dumb pimp with only a million pounds. What’s your point?

  27. Graham H. Jones, Process and Control Systems (P&CSD) Saudi ARAMACO and owner of the The Big Mango Bar Brothel in Bangkok. says:

    The point is that dumfucks like you keep buying beer at my bar and making me richer.

    Hahahahahahahahaha!

  28. Real Daffy Duck says:

    @Barry the Bore.

    Say techie stuff is boring but without the knowledge and dedication of IT professionals like myself you would never have things like Klingon battle cruisers and Daedalus class federation starships fighting it out on the big screen.

    Producers and directors don’t make things like that come alive, the techies do.

    You probably have a hobby like wood carving or cooking. My hobby is computers. When Apple releases a new piece of hardware or a major software upgrade, I like to sit down with the manual and put it through its paces and find out everything about it.

    You may say that is boring but I enjoy it and it has led to quite a lucrative income for me.

    Does your wood carving and cooking do that?.

    Don’t think so.

  29. Ratchada Retard says:

    woke up this morning. sat up and blinked my ayes.  it seems i have more and more eye gunk these days.  maybe i need to buy some eye drops. jimmy crack corn told me that boots pharmacy carries all kinds of drops.
     
    finally got out of bed and hobbled to the toilet.  i’m thinking of moving my bed closer to the bathroom, to save time in the morning.  i noticed my tp is almost out. i usually don’t use it but sometimes i need to have some around.  i like the toilet hose for cleaning my rectum.  tickles. hehehehe.
     
    not much to do today, nor any day for that matter. still wondering why i moved here. must be for the pirated software and movies.  after all, i’m a cheap bastard.

  30. Mr Obvious says:

    The extent the owner and regulars of this blog goes to comment under assumed screen names is quite pathetic. I would have though Kenny and Prufrock would have tired of this by now.

    Just pointing out the obvious for all the readers who are new here – careful you don’t get sucked into this septic tank called BBK.COM

  31. Mr Cheesecake says:

    There’s plenty of S&M clubs around town, but if I want pain and punishment from a guy I wander down to the Big Mango for a beer when Graham Jones is there. He’ll start by looking down his nose at me and when I say “Hi”, he’ll totally ignore me. Then its torture time – having to listen to Graham and his “Me Me Me” talks ranging from how fabulously rich he is to the large  number of G-club girls chasing him, all wanting to screw him for free

    Adding insult to injuury Daffy Duck then waddles into the bar with the ugliest Ladyboy I’ve ever seen and pulls up a seat besides me. He buys his “friend” Graham a beer, places 3 iPhones on the counter and then does the hard sell on me

    Time to get the hell out of there 

  32. Mr. Obvious says:

    Isn’t Graham too short to look down on anyone?

  33. Mrs. Obvious says:

    His dick is in proportion to his height and his ego is in proportion to the alleged size of his bank account.

  34. N/A says:

    Sorry, Graham H Jones, but I’ve never been your bar, nor have I bought your overpriced beer. Thanks for the warning.

  35. Graham H. Jones, Process and Control Systems (P&CSD) Saudi ARAMACO and owner of the The Big Mango Bar Brothel in Bangkok. says:

    @N/A I only have a B.A. from London University in Chemical Engineering but I have years of experience in the oil industry.

    Never need a graduate degree and I am rich.

    Fuck all the overeducted Ph.D’s. Practical experience trumps education in my book.

    haha!

  36. Graham H. Jones, Process and Control Systems (P&CSD) Saudi ARAMACO and owner of the The Big Mango Bar Brothel in Bangkok. says:

    Oh yeah.

    Our beer is not overpriced.

    Some of the cheapest grog on Sukuhumvit.

    And we’ve got the prettiest girls too.

  37. N/A says:

    Graham, to steal a feminist cliche, you just don’t get it. Let me spell this out very clearly so even you can understand.
    * Your bar is located on the reservation.
    * The reservation is for suckers who can’t speak the language.
    * Off the reservation, the girls are nicer, prettier, and the beer is cheaper.

  38. Rodney D. says:

    With my wife I don’t get no respect.  I made a toast on her birthday to ‘the best woman a man ever had.’  The waiter joined me.
    I’m not a sexy guy. I went to a hooker.  I dropped my pants.  She dropped her price.
    I tell you, I’m not a sexy guy.  I was the centerfold for Playgirl magazine. The staples covered everything!
    What a childhood I had, why, when I took my first step, my old man tripped me!
    Last week I told my psychiatrist, “I keep thinking about suicide.” He told me from now on I have to pay in advance.
    I tell ya when I was a kid, all I knew was rejection.  My yo-yo, it never came back!
    Oh, when I was a kid in show business I was poor.  I used to go to orgies to eat the grapes.
    When I was a kid I got no respect.  The time I was kidnapped, and the kidnappers sent my parents a note they said, “We want five thousand dollars or you’ll see your kid again.”
    I tell ya, my wife was never nice. On our first date, I asked her if I could give her a goodnight kiss on the cheek – she bent over!
    I tell you, with my doctor, I don’t get no respect.  I told him, “I’ve swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills.”  He told me to have a few drinks and get some rest.
    Some dog I got too. We call him Egypt because he leaves a pyramid in every room.
    With my dog I don’t get no respect.  He keeps barking at the front door.  He don’t want to go out.  He wants me to leave.
    What a dog I got.  His favorite bone is in my arm!
    Last week I saw my psychiatrist. I told him, “Doc, I keep thinking I’m a dog.” He told me to get off his couch.
    I worked in a pet store and people kept asking how big I’d get.
    My wife and I were happy for twenty years.  Then we met.
    I’ll tell ya, my wife and I, we don’t think alike. She donates money to the homeless, and I donate money to the topless!
    One night I came home.  I figured, let my wife come on.  I’ll play it cool.  Let her make the first move.  She went to Florida.
    I asked my old man if I could go ice-skating on the lake.  He told me, “Wait til it gets warmer.”
    My doctor told me to watch my drinking.  Now I drink in front of a mirror.  I drink too much.  Way too much.  My doctor drew blood.  He ran a tab.
    When I was born the doctor came out to the waiting room and said to my father, “I’m very sorry. We did everything we could…but he pulled through.”
    I come from a stupid family. During the Civil War my great uncle fought for the west!
    My father was stupid.  He worked in a bank and they caught him stealing pens.
    My mother had morning sickness after I was born.
    My mother never breast fed me. She told me that she only liked me as a friend.
    My father carries around the picture of the kid who came with his wallet.
    When I played in the sandbox the cat kept covering me up.
    I could tell that my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.
    One year they wanted to make me poster boy… for birth control.
    I remember the time I was kidnapped and they sent back a piece of my finger to my father.  He said he wanted more proof.
    My uncle’s dying wish was to have me sitting on his lap.  He was in the electric chair.
    Once when I was lost I saw a policeman and asked him to help me find my parents. I said to him, “Do you think we’ll ever find them?” He said, “I don’t know kid. There are so many places they can hide.”
    I remember I was so depressed I was going to jump out a window on the tenth floor. They sent a priest up to talk to me. He said, “On your mark…”
    When my old man wanted sex, my mother would show him a picture of me.
    I had a lot of pimples too.  One day I fell asleep in a library.  I woke up and a blind man was reading my face.
    My wife made me join a bridge club. I jump off next Tuesday.
    Last week my tie caught on fire.  Some guy tried to put it out with an ax!
    I met the surgeon general. He offered me a cigarette.
    One time I went to a hotel.  I asked the bellhop to handle my bag.  He felt up my wife!
    This morning when I put on my underwear I could hear the Fruit of the Loom guys laughing at me.
    I’m a bad lover.  Once I caught a peeping tom booing me.
    My wife only has sex with me for a purpose.  Last night she used me to time an egg.
    It’s tough to stay married.  My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won’t drink from my glass!
    My wife isn’t very bright. The other day she was at the store, and just as she was heading for our car, someone stole it! I said, “Did you see the guy that did it?” She said, “No, but I got the license plate.”
    Last night my wife met me at the front door.  She was wearing a sexy negligee.  The only trouble was, she was coming home.
    A girl phoned me and said, “Come on over. There’s nobody home.” I went over.  Nobody was home!
    A hooker once told me she had a headache.
    I went to a massage parlor.  It was self service.
    If it weren’t for pick-pocketers, I’d have no sex life at all.
    I was making love to this girl and she started crying.  I said, “Are you going to hate yourself in the morning?” She said, “No, I hate myself now.”
    I knew a girl so ugly that she was known as a two-bagger.  That’s when you put a bag over your head in case the bag over her head breaks.
    I knew a girl so ugly, they use her in prisons to cure sex offenders.
    I knew a girl so ugly, I took her to the top of the Empire State building and planes started to attack her.
    I knew a girl so ugly, the last time I saw a mouth like hers it had a hook on the end of it.
    I knew a girl so ugly, she had a face like a saint–a Saint Bernard!
    I was tired one night and I went to the bar to have a few drinks. The bartender asked me, “What’ll you have?” I said, “Surprise me.” He showed me a naked picture of my wife.
    During sex my wife always wants to talk to me.  Just the other night she called me from a hotel.
    My marriage is on the rocks again.  Yeah, my wife just broke up with her boyfriend.
    One day as I came home early from work, I saw a guy jogging naked. I said to the guy, “Hey buddy…why are you doing that for?” He said, “Because you came home early.”
    I went to see my doctor… Doctor Vidi-boom-ba. Yeah…I told him once, “Doctor, every morning when I get up and look in the mirror I feel like throwing up.  What’s wrong with me?  He said, “I don’t know, but your eyesight is perfect.”
    I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow.  He told me to wear a brown necktie.
    My psychiatrist told me I’m going crazy.  I told him, “If you don’t mind, I’d like a second opinion.”  He said, “All right. You’re ugly too!”
    I was so ugly, my mother used to feed me with a slingshot!
    When I was born the doctor took one look at my face, turned me over and said, “Look, twins!”
    And we were poor too.  Why, if I wasn’t born a boy, I’d have nothing to play with!

  39. BBK Needs Traffic says:

    Kenny is desperate for traffic. So you have all the Daffy Duck and Jones/Daywalker comments.

    What a waste.

  40. Loser says:

    I disagree. It’s not a waste. This place is great because you never know who you’re really talking to. I think most the time it is Kenny though because he would comment all the time but now he almost never comments. So yea, it’s probably him but so what. He’s a loser just like me and I like that.

  41. Mr. Obvious says:

    Kenny doesn’t need the traffic.
    The Keith Summers vs. Galt/Owen/Clay battle is the reason traffic is soaring.
    Kenny doesn’t have to write anything.
    The Summers battle is what is driving all the hits.

  42. Nuff Said says:

    Don’t fool yourself Mr Obvious copycat.

    Kenny is behind part of it and does need it otherwise he would stop it. He, YOU and one other are behind it.

    End of Story

  43. Prufrock says:

    @ Mr. Obvious
    The answer to the following question will reveal to the folks at home whether you are a narcissist with sociopathic tendencies or a psychopath with occasional  narcissistic presentations.
    A few posts back up there you made another one of your multi-purpose accusatory smears suggesting that any nick you don’t know, or any poster who leaves scars on you must be what you call a sock puppet. The accusation is embedded in a subtext which suggests that Kenny and I collude on this site.
     

    Only one asshole has a serious stake in advancing either or both those two lies?
     
    Has it actually never occurred to you (as you were cobbling yet another of these bullshit accusations) that
    what you post and why you post tells us exactly who you are.

     
     
     
    In other words, if you were to give it up outside of the odd bit of technical trivia, you’d have little to say.
    Painful, I know; but the truth hurts.
     
    Oh, and a few other painful truths:  9/11 was an inside job, Osama, in all likelihood died sometime in Dec. 2001, the world’s central bankers are robbing you blind, Apple owes its existence to Microsoft, Kennedy was triangulated in Dallas, the Tonkin Resolution was a false flagger, the sinking of the Maine and the Lusitania were also false flaggers.
    “Empire” uses false flaggers to activate a its amusement and diversion-addled  hoi poloi into the state of murderous rage they require to kill innocent people and to steal their assets.
     
    You, X-box face, should get your head out of your ass and perhaps get *yourself*  diagnosed  instead of  incessantly posting solicitous advice on this site under other names that others do so.
    . . . . .  and then, of course,  lying about it.


    Now, by lying, I do not mean the occasional  misinterpreted irony that gets literalized or the occasional glib remark that suffers the same fate. Or remarks out of context that get tortured into some perverse context of your own service- driven  fabrication.


    I mean bald-faced, whole cloth fabrications you design to make yourself appear more important or to possess knowledge  you do not in fat possess,  or as is yo stock-in-trade to smear and diminish others.


    I mean ” just plain” lies. The kind of fabrication that earned you so many sound playground beatings as you tried desperately to fit in (back in the day).




    you are *the* Obvious bullshitter, asshole  . . .  no one else has anywhere near the motivation that you have.
     
     

  44. Genuine Fake says:

    That Keith Summers guy is willing to pollute every story in this site just so he can draw attention to himself. What a loser he is. I can’t help but think the owner of this site feels like Keith is using him. I wonder how long before they ban him.

  45. @ Genuine Fake says:

     You just don’t get it do you.

    This is realpolitik.
     
    Look at the history of this site. There has never been a “banning”.
     
    Why?  Because posting “live” is BBK’s edge on the weltering array of censored and agenda-ed bullshitter blogs that pollute the local blogosphere.
     
    Stickman Bangkok.com more than fills the need for a rounded, somewhat monitored opinion-blog. Stick’s site is like a magazine and I couldn’t give a toss whether he sells advertising on his site or even pushes his own opinions on it. I commend him for what he’s made for himself here and I support the man in his efforts.

    In short, it’s his site and he can do with it as he pleases.

    And the opinions are, after all, the opinions of a man whose Thai is fluent and whose observations are filtered through the experience of over ten years on the front. There’s probably no more knowledgeable person commenting on the current Thai/expat issues than Stickman.
     
    This guy is admired and recognized because of what he’s done.

    His grace and courage to face and parry the cowardly internet stalker attacks he’s had to endure have garnered him praise and solid credits in the expat community.
     
    With its ear to the ground in the farang community as well  as our host country, the Stickman site has helped a lot of guys get it straight before they get gutted or ripped off.  I haven’t always agreed with the content but critics of that particular site, will never speak from the  the perspective that Paul Owen brings to the expat conversation.  I mean gutted or ripped off by reptilian farang as well as all the cotton-mouthed Thai scammers.
     
    The latest disclosures from the screaming shit-flinging Galt  have served no other purpose than to drive what little following this fiendish Galt fellow may have had over to support  a wrongly pursued and  beleaguered Stickman. In spite of all the wickedness  Owen has refused to play victim.

    What’s more is the dramatic rise in appreciation for Owen and in the light of recent disclosures and hardships imposed on him by a clearly deranged attacker. All Kenny has done was to give temporary voice to the raving lunatic that has caused so much hardship and who has ruined the enjoyment of Thailand for so many people. By his own hand the lunatic has exposed himself and engendered tremendous sympathy and support for Owen. I can think of no one who bears anything but contempt for the fucking attention-mad parasite who attacked him and who brought discord to the life he’d made for himself here.
     
    Personally, when I see the horrific stalking behavior and the gratuitously vicious nature of Stickman’s tormentor I  see madness. Galt attacked Stick because Stick wanted to wind down a correspondence he’d been having with him. Galt is out of Thailand, never to return. His chances of making any kind of money are a big fat Zero. His reputation as a  wicked, vile spoiler is common knowledge to the point of two or three degrees of separation.
     
    This guy is hated and reviled and despised for what he’s done.

    Galt’s desperate and obsessive pursuit of blackmail fodder and the patent insanity of his rationalizations are the psychotic effluvia of a madman’s mind. Would you want to live in the same building as this guy? Would you want to use the same elevator as this prick? Would you want your wife or your kids anywhere near this maniac? Of course not.
     
    As expats, we’re rid of him because he’ll return to this country only in his sick twisted revenge filled dreams.
    What remains is to simply ignore this chancrous asshole.
    All together now.
     
    Fuck off, Keith.

    And (while you’re at it?) Die. 

  46. Real Deal says:

    @ Genuine Fake – Shut the fuck up Prufrock. You’re Irrelevant. Pissant.

  47. Genuine Fake says:

    Whoever posted under my name, to sum it up, yes it seems nobody likes Keith and how it is expressed is each our own choice. I also think Keith is a prancing fool who is so messed up at the moment he does not judge what he says or does and is all by impulse. It is amusing to watch the idiot screw himself even more. If he was not going to be lead off by the police, I can easily see him being led off to the local nut house by two large orderlies dressed in white while cussing at them calling both of them Marc. It may be fun if we all change our names here to be Marc 1, Marc 2 and so on. Then Keith can call everyone Marc, I am sure it will make his day!

  48. Fake Moderator says:

    We’re still working on the hacking issue. Be assured that we’re doing our best to keep all e-mail addresses secure.

    However, we ask that you use fake e-mail addresses until we are able to retain full control of our site.

  49. Bill Simmons says:

    Dear Sir,
     
    I enjoyed your review of the Amazon Kindle.  I have recently purchased the 3G model and am very happy with it.  Sure the iPad is a nice piece of electronics as mentioned above but for reading a book, just a book, mind you the Kindle is superior with its electronic ink technology.  I have read scientific studies that have come to the same conclusion.  They were from the University of Boston, a highly respected and neutral party.  I think another thing that the people that support the iPad are unaware is that the Kindle can last for one month on one charge.  Much longer than I can! Viagra.
     
    Further, link many I am not a very rich man.  Sure I am in experience as I have raped women, but in money I am somewhat limited.  Because of this I have looked around at some other websites and have found this one:  http://thepiratebay.org/  If you visit this website and download the bit torrents program you can get thousands of free current books that are formatted for the Kindle.  For instance I was able to get and read Ron Jeremy’s autobiography.  This is a book that I would not pay for and either would my local library, thus getting it free from the website I mention is very good for those of us that are not rich.
     
    Thank you sir for this fine report,
     
    Your Pal,
     
    Bill Simmons

  50. king of conspiracy says:

    i am prufrock

  51. Name Game says:

    Who would want to hack BBK?

  52. Vagina Worm says:

    Anyone seen that vagina?

  53. Angus Johnston says:

    Editor’s note: Personal information redacted.

    Let’s say ….

  54. Absurd says:

    What are all these comments about?

  55. So, whatever happened to that much ballyhoo’d “Server Upgrade”, Kenny? No, really?

    Those pictures aren’t coming back, are they, because your “server upgrade” was caused by you having a catastrophic hard drive loss, but you can’t admit, can you? 

  56. Kenny The Kindle Whore says:

    I thought I could pick up loads of Thai whores by sporting my kindle as I drank my coffee outside the gogo bars. I found out too late the kindle isn’t considered as cool as the Android tablets and I was slighted for a Ukrainian with a big 10″ wearing really cheap clothes and a bad haircut.

    He was in better shape than me though.

    Ken N

  57. Harry Zink says:

    IPAD rules.

    End of Story. 

  58. Margarita says:

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