Road Trip – Mae Hong Som and Perspective

| February 16, 2011 | 82 Comments | 19,788 views

A great advantage to foreign travel is perspective.

Seeing how the rest of the world lives gives you reason to ponder, contemplate and be thankful for what you have.

Many generations ago my family left China and migrated to the U.S.—something I’ll be forever thankful for.

If it weren’t for some ambitious long forgotten relative, I would most likely be knee deep in a shit filled water logged field laboriously planting rice and scratching out a bleak subsistence in the Chinese countryside, living in constant fear that some communist party member/bureaucrat will come and take away what little wealth I have just because he can.

I would spend my life waiting for a disease or health problem that would be quickly handled by a common but expensive medical procedure in the U.S but kills if you are poor, without access to medical care and live in a country whose dictator devalues individual human life.

And because I don’t have access to modern medicine, would put my faith in quack science and the healing power of herbs, roots and ground up monkey testicles as legitimate cures instead of trusting pills and procedures tested in double blind drug trials run by Western drug companies.

If it weren’t for some long forgotten relative, I would live ever afraid that the police will come and take me away and wipe my family off the face of the earth for simply speaking the truth or objecting that the brother of the vice minister got drunk and killed my daughter with his Mercedes.

So life in the U.S. is prime, but I enjoy foreign travel because it produces perspective on what you have, how little others have, and, amazingly, it nurtures the human spirit to see people live with grace and class in difficult circumstances —– like poverty.

Many friends say they like to visit foreign countries to enjoy other cultures but when you question them their travels consist of a couple of weeks on a package tour being herded around a series of manufactured “experiences” ever under the watchful eyes of their tour guides whose main motivation is extracting a big fat tip and pocketing their share of your purchases at a special “tourist shopping zone.”

Most egregious are cruises. Cruise ships dock, disgorge its passengers and insists that they return before the sun sets.  Passengers spend their money and time to get to a foreign country only to have the ship make them leave before the most interesting part of the day.

And while on shore, the locals have set up a special tourist area where businesses have to pay extra taxes, pay for special licenses, and have jacked prices to cover their higher costs.

Locals would be crazy to be in the tourist area where everything costs more, and the stores are filled with cheap tourist crap no local wants to buy, and the restaurants charge twice as much and remove the taste from the cuisine so that is is palatable to western taste buds. And many times, where you eat ends up being part of an American chain anyway.

On a cruise you spend your time in a foreign country penned up like cattle in a feed pen being fattened and prevented from moving or seeing much before being slaughtered to feed the natives.

My type of foreign travel is going to someplace different, spending extended time there, learning the language, and burrowing down where normal everyday people live and foreigners are largely absent.

Making some real connections with the natives is where the value and fun of foreign travel is and where the value of expending scarce time and money lies.

You can do this to a limited extent on The Reservation, but, ultimately, The Reservation falls short. It’s really just a juiced up version of the Special Tourist Zone in Mazatlan, Acapulco, or Puerta Vallarta. What you get on The Reservation is tons of fun but in the end it is not real and leaves you unsatisfied.

Enough digression.

A wonderful feature of Thailand is that the country and people are not xenophobic and don’t walk around with a chip on their shoulder about the relative worth of their culture and country.

Foreign ideas, foreign culture, foreign products and foreigners themselves are welcome.

Seldom heard or read is a complaint about Thailand and Thai culture being polluted or taken over by foreign ideas and ways of living.

Foreign people, products, music, literature, TV shows and movies are allowed and encouraged and frequently push out domestic alternatives without comment or complaint.

Thai women consider it fashionable to have mixed race children (luk chrueng), want to marry respectable middle class white men, and love having the opportunity to sample foreign cuisine — no matter how disgusting it might look to them at first glance (think English breakfast).

What’s interesting about Mae Hong Son is that its’ a small town waaaaaay up in Northwest Thailand that has no reason for existing. Nothing is going on there but agriculture and its not a stop on the way to anything.

There’s no reason to be in Mae Hong Son except you were born there and have no way out or your a recluse who wants to go where no one will bother you.

Or maybe it is just the place you were born, its where your roots are, and you don’t know about anywhere else.

In any case, my friend and I decided to visit Mae Hong Son just for the hell of it.

And what I found interesting about Boonieville, Thailand, is the influence of American culture.

This is the Crossroads bar and restaurant smack in the middle of Mae Hong Son.

And even when you are in the middle of Nowhere, South East Asia you can get a decent pizza or burger and a diet coke.

This is a nice Thai girl met at the Crossroads with whom we struck up a conversation with and spent some quality time together.

She’s a junior level university student and was studying for an exam.

I help her out and discovered what passed for a university education was learning Excel.

The test was about building worksheets using absolute vs. relative references.

So in The Middle of Nowhere, you can eat American food, drink American soda, meet the natives whose goal is to learn American software, and who prefer an American husband or boyfriend over one of their own.

Foreign travel. Highly recommended if you have the time and money.

Great for getting some perspective on The World.

BigBabyKenny

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  1. Just waiting says:

    I’m waiting to see how long it takes for your detractors to start their racist rants.

  2. Ronald McMango says:

    Our burgers at the Big Mango bar cannot be beat.  Even though everything else sucks.

  3. Nicholas Dattoma, Director of Engineering, BEA Systems says:

    Thanks Mr. McMango for the props.

    Yes the Monster Mango Burger with double meet, double cheese, and double bacon blows away the wimp ass Crossroafss hamburger.

    And this week, The MMB is on special. 100 baht with friens and any draft beer.

    The Big Mango Bar and our Monster Mango Burger rule Bangkok.

  4. Michael Francis Smith, Yahoo Evangalist, Singapore says:

    Nicholas Dattoma, Director of Engineering, BEA Systems and Oracle forgot to mention this weeks BARFINE SPECIAL.

    Barfine any of the beautifal Mango girls, use whatever holes you want, and get a 250 baht Mango gift card.

    For you math professors, barfine two girls and get the third barfine free!

    Get it.

    Mango Rules!

  5. Big Black Gulliver says:

    I wondered how long it would take for a Mango Bar comment to be posted.  Not long obviously.  Pathetic.
    BTW  Kenny you be a Gookamonkey
     

  6. Big Black Gulliver says:

    Oh yeah.
    I announced I would never post on BBK.com again and that I don’t read this blog.
    But here I am glued to my computer waiting for people to comment on the newest BBK post and posting.
    Pathetic?

  7. Real Daffy Duck says:

    I am not an obsessesd Kenny fan like Big Black Gulliver.
    I have a life.
    BigBlack Gulliver is the pathetic one. Not me.
    hahahahahaha!

  8. Moronru says:

    I am the pathetic one.
    My mommy never loved me and my Daddy ignored me.
    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

  9. Daywalker says:

    You want to see pathetic?
    You should have been at my birthday party.
    Sausage festival with a bunch of losers paying me to celebrate my birthday.
    No mystery why I am rich and they are poor.
    Really pathetic.
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  10. Numpty says:

    WTF Kenny

    Look at the above comments. All sockpuppets determined to continue spreading the hate and vindictive. This is something you could control. But then again, if you did you’d have 0 comments.

    This is what your site has become. BRAVO!

  11. BigDummyKenny says:

    What has this post got to do with 9/11 and why there’s no mention that Mossad is responsible ?

  12. SBDOTKU says:

    Great post Kenny !  Glad I switched over to your site.

  13. Mike says:

    A wonderful feature of Thailand is that the country and people are not xenophobic and don’t walk around with a chip on their shoulder about the relative worth of their culture and country.
    Foreign ideas, foreign culture, foreign products and foreigners themselves are welcome.
    Seldom heard or read is a complaint about Thailand and Thai culture being polluted or taken over by foreign ideas and ways of living.”

    Huh ? Surely you are not being serious here Kenny ? Every one of those statements is wrong !

  14. UnrealDaffyFuck says:

    BBK, did you shag that uni student ?

  15. sockpuppet # 9 says:

    The chips look gross.

  16. Real Daffy (Dach) Ling says:

    @ Mike
    You couldn’t be more of a spastic – that’s the truest shit kennys spat in the last 12 months.
    @Sockpuppet No. 9
    Congratulations on bringing the gayest statement this month.

  17. SBDOTKU says:

    kenny – used to disagree with your stance.
    But realising that I”m a butt fucking shill – I’ve changed mine (stance)
    Please forgive me for being such an ignorant monkey fucker before 🙂
    Next time – i’ll bring the goods 🙂

  18. SBDOTKU says:

    SBDOTKU
    My name means,
    Spastic Buttfucking Dickhead On The Klu Klux Clan Upper Bunk to Hell
    🙂
    you dig me yet you fuckers?
    🙂

  19. Watching This Blog Go To Hell says:

    What has been said about your blog on other websites is true. You just don’t have a clue on how to manage content. Looks at all the crap above. Is this because your desperate for attention and anything goes? It has that appearance you know.

  20. Proppa Pimp says:

    ^
    “Watching this blog go to hell”
    fuck off you pussy hole cunt.
    Your diction is weak as a leaky bladder.
    Wait till you grow a few hairs on your nuts before commenting.
    Your head’s made of glass
    Easy to see through
    🙂

  21. Quality Commentry says:

    Nuff Said.
     
    😉

  22. Just Sayin says:

    @ watch this blog go to hell
    “Looks at all the crap above”
    are you some foreign muthafucka bitch?
    hazard a guess at germanic?
    ARE YOU THE TWAT THEY CALL BIG DUMMY KENNY WHO OWNS AN OLD HONDA WAVE, AND DRIVES ROUND THE ‘COUNTRYSIDE’ WHILE EVERYBODY SLIPS YOUR MISSUS THE PORK SWORD.
    Say it ain’t so! 😉
    p.s Love your work – big fan 🙂

  23. Real Just Sayin says:

    A blog’s success is measured by the number of hits and the number of people reading it.

    By that measure, Kenny is outpacing all his competitor’s except Stickman.

    What makes Kenny a genius is that he is doing it without posting any content. He just sits there and lets the obsesssed fna go at it week after week and we all click over here regularly to read.

    Who’s smarter? Graham who gets the wannabe cool idiots like Doc Bond and Pattya Ghost to pay for his birthday party or Kenny who has one of the most successful Expat blogs with the second largest audience without having to come up with any content.

    And besides, when you type in Michael Francis Smith or Nicholas Dattoma in google search. Guess what comes up?

    The True Story of the Fued Between the Big Mango.

    So every time one of the obsessed fans like Daffy or Big Black Gulliver posts, or the sockpuppets like Ronru get going, or PrPoofie starts one of his mindless 911 threades, BBK.com gets more hits, moves higher up the search engines, and Kennys biased account of the Mango Fued and his silly claim that Nick, Michael, and Graham run a whorehouse and are human traffickers sticks more securly to them.

    Yeah this blog is going to hell. Right.

    As the sockpuppet brigrade sayss.

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! 

  24. New York Times Critic says:

    Another way to judge the success of Kenny is to look at all the phrases from the blogs and comments that have bled into general use.

    The hahaha’s at the end of the comments has become a sort of signature.

    The Reservation is used on BangkokBuddy when referring to Cowboy.

    Sockpuppets, waaaaay down Soi 4, Close to the Line, etc. Do I have to go on.

    You’ve got The Ref writing commentary about the comments and Stickman regularly mentions this blog in his weekly and quotes Kenny as a source for information.

    Kenny is widely read and his ideas have gotten, in Kennyspeak, traction.

    Just my 2 cents.

  25. Laughing at all the delusional comments says:

    You is the laughing stock of the blog community.

    Enough said.

  26. Just Sayin says:

    @ Real Just Saying
    Look deep in your heart you clone –
    Then stop using words like “Real”.
    Ya git me?
    🙂

  27. Mr Jargon says:

    @NY Times Critic,
     
    My favorites are mangoloids, burgerboys and quality fabrics.
     
    @BBK,
     
    Was there a Starbucks?

  28. Big Black Gulliver says:

    @UnrealDaffyFuck

    Of course prof. Kenny fucked her. Do you think he helped her do her homework for free.

  29. Splendor of Savannah says:

    Finding western food in an outback location can be quite satisfying experience.  The hamburger looks like what one may find in the small towns of Georgia.  Those french fries look a little bit greasy.  All too typical of Asians trying to cook something that really requires proper cooking procedures.  When my mama attempted to cook stir fry dishes, she never succeeded.  Ethnic food should be cook by a corresponding ethnic person.  So much gets lost in translations.

  30. Somchai Gottalottaporn says:

    “This is a nice Thai girl met at the Crossroads with whom we struck up a conversation with and spent some quality time together”

    Well its been over 24 hours and still nobody has realised………

    This is Kenny in drag 🙁

  31. Overwhelmingly good tennis player says:

    That burger with fries looks disgusting

    I’m sick of thais thinking they are Mr Burger King and whipping up a McCrap with greasy fat fries and a sad salad that’s fit for the garbage can

    Would we serve an Issan special Som Tam in the west at a local cafe? Of course not! We know the thais would laugh at us if they sampled our take on the Issan special

    I’m just pissed cause the Fed beat me
     

  32. Mr Cheesecake says:

    Can you feel the serene comfortable silence?

    Thats Daffy not posting anymore

    That bald fat Austrian Harry Zink has no friends

    Yet stalks Kenny cause he sore cause he earns far *LESS* than KN

    A *SORE LOSER* in anybodys books

  33. Frank B says:

    Well,

    there have been mean times, and there have been lean times, and there have been lean and mean time. What am I trying to say?

    I’m not sure but to be on this thailand blog second only to the stickman is an honor

    thank you all

    I look forward to Kennys take over bid for stickman.com

  34. Prufrock says:

     
    There’s an irony here that few will appreciate.
     
    A lot of these Chinese people in Chiang Mai and Mai Hong Sonarea were re-settled there after Mao Tse Tung took over the PRC mainland and Chiang Kai Check moved his deal to Taiwan.The Dulles brothers still new in the job and were far more able to stand by their allies even after a failed campaign. They saw to it that some of their Koumantang rank and file would transferred to this remote Northern area of Thailand.
     
    It didn’t stop there.

    In a program that was  to be repeated by the US 25 years later for their Hmong allies from the Laotian and Vietnam theatre lot of Koumantang  officers and even some of the enlisted men became eligible for education and training abroad. Local schools were set up and some people were even given schalarships to American Universities. Some stayed  and eventually emigrated to the US.
     
    Others ex-Koumanyang got up to their own devices took an active interest in the thriving border trade and their “Golden Triangle” became famous for a few decades. The opium trade and later some of the refined heroine trade in these parts slid easily into the national economy as a result of the Corsican/Marseilees connection that had been so active in SE Asia for decades. The Thai Army and the police competed openly for the action here and the US, ever mindful of the need to encourage local industry turned a blind eye to the action.
     
    As recently as twenty years ago, during a trek or some other venture into the hills it was possible to run into these Koumintang villages with their (compared to the rest of the locals) bright relatively informed and surpringly westernized inhabitants eager to strike up conversation with westerners. I remember taking a Songthiew bacl to the main road with about six teenagers who spoke fluent English they had learned in the village school and from visiting relatives from the US.
     
    So it was possible bqck then to trek into a village of Hilltribe people in the morning and then, in the afternoon, encounter a group such  as the one described above in the afternoon and evening. It was in these Kou,antang villages that one was able to get a snootful of opium and to get a good insight into why the old guy who handed the pipe over to you had given himself over to this shameful habit.
     
    I haven’t been back in ages but  young lady might be of the next generation .  . . . . .  to some trangely westernized but gradually and inevitably succumbing to local cultural norms.

  35. DJ Quik says:

    Getting a good burger overseas is a chore.  The US has set the base line to measure against.  In the land down under beets are used as many would use tomatoes, and it’s delicious.  The main key to a good burger is the beef. No fillers, just 100% beef. One could argue endlessly about US, Australian or Argentine beef, but the agreement is …good beef.  Thai beef? Forget about it.
     
    This is making me hungry.

  36. Big Black Gulliver says:

    “There’s an irony here that few will appreciate”
    There is an arrogance that really nobody appreciates……asshole till the end!
     

  37. Prufrock says:

    Ahh, Gulliver the old-out-of-the-loop, out-of-touch Guessman
    Like a moth to a flame.
     
    Few prospects in sight I see.
    A little bitter? The George Brown thing never lasts. (Not a Uni like CSUN
    so, um, nobody gets tenure).
     
    Having trouble these days shopping those “skills” of yours ?
    May I suggest you put those “hands-on” skills of yours to better use than
    window licking on a blog where you can only guess and be completely wrong all of the time ?
     
    A blog where you’re hidden your face as well as your limited mental capacity will allow
    but where you’ve managed to show us where and who you really are.
    An internet bully, a liar, a slanderer, an idiot who can’t see how much trouble he’s in
    because he believes everything he’s told by his betters.
     
    The first time around you were just too dumb and niaive and, well, stoopid to see any
    of this coming.But now you’re getting by with something like a window-washing business,
    or a gardener, (shoe-shine?) or some kind of servant or other.
    Suits you.
    Kind of hard on you when your betters point at you through the glass and marvel that you
    bounced off the walls in some of America’s second-or third finest Unis but, alas, this window
    washing gig is about all you’re good for.
    But hey, your rationalizations are in place . . . . . .  obviously.
     
    Your lynching episodes (the high point in an otherwise debilitating series of career
    humilations, failed relationships because you could never bring in enough money to sustain
    a family at any acceptable level. (Some of us can do two, in capital cities in two jurisdictions,
    and put the kids into universities that you’re give your left nut to be a fucking janitor in.)
    You’re  a loser BBG.
    You lose.
     
    And now, you get to suck up all that is rotten and fetid anywhere you go.
    And you wonder why no one wants to talk with you except your old friend Prufrock.
     
    You know I’ll always spare a few minutes  when you feel like showing the world us what a
    miserable fucking blind-as-a bat asshole you really are.
     
    😉
     
     
     

  38. Sockpuppet #69 says:

    @Big Black Gulliver

    I though Graham told you to shut up because it was killing his business.

    You know what happens to mob soldiers when they don’t obey orders from the Capo.

  39. Skidmarks says:

    While the “Fat One” (Daffy) is in Koh Chang let me say this

    Prufie may be controversal, but at least the man speaks the truth

    OK Kenny wouldn’t know a good burger from an attractive hooker but I’m about to be thrown out of my 81st floor luxury apartment so I couldnt care less

    It’s called “Luxury” because the toilet fluses as opossed to having  to squat

  40. Baccara upstairs girl says:

    Where are you Kenny?

    I sense that girls vagina smells of Tuna. Do not go with her. I hope you did not do anything silly like asking her to go shopping for shoes. I’m easy and can I say rather attractively priced at 3000 Baht. Go with me mr big bang bang

  41. DJ Quik says:

    Speaking of tuna,  I have yet to get a decent tuna melt anywhere but the US.  Sad, sad, sad.  The mayo most places use have so much sugar in it it really detracts from the quality of the sandwich.  Any suggestions?

  42. Frank B says:

    Subway

    I find a Tuna express 6-inch melt hard for any girl hanging outside hard to resist, espeically if you offer them 1000B

    If you really want to impress them then do what I do and go for a foot long

  43. Cricket says:

    Chirrrrp Chirrrrp……..

    Oh fuck who am I kidding

    I’m going to the BigDumbKenny site

  44. Big Black Gulliver says:

    Proofie you don’t have 1 intact family let alone 2.  Make that 3 failed families if you count that mess you left back in Canada.  Keep whacking away at those english classes and her child can go to study school high high.

  45. DJ Quik says:

    Yeah, Subway suffices in a pinch but I want the real deal.  Actually Denny’s probably makes the best franchise melt.  My faves are made in those Greek diners that are so prevalent throughout the  States.  Not so prevalent in BKK.
     
     

  46. Abdul Jabaar says:

    Not good Proofie if BBG is correct – 3 failed relationships is F*CKING disgusting especially if children are involved. You should not be allowed to breed you piece of shit

    F*CKING divorcees, I hate the cunts. Hellooo welcome to the loser expat community lolol

    Tax these MF’s to the hilt and castrate the pricks. Children end up losers like their parents

  47. Abdul Jabaar is Ronru says:

    Oops.
     
    ps: has anyone ever met this  Ronru character?  if so, please l tell us about it.

  48. Prufrock says:

    @DJ Quick Dean & Deluca (Chong Nonsi) next to the Infinity or any Au Bon Pain will fire up a decent tuna melt.

    @ certifiable  imbecilic BigSnackGobbleyalatur  who actually says:

    >> Proofie you don’t have 1 intact family let alone 2. >>

    Good gawd man, you’re stoopid.

    Dummy: here’s how it works (and notwithstanding your dodgy prevenance, you really should have some kind of handle on this already but you apparently do not so I’ll lead you through it.)

    See, If I’m going back and forth between a family here in the THAI jurisdiction (Bangkok IS a jurisdiction as you’ll discover if you ever leave that basement hovel you occupy) and one in “the World”  (c) BBK   (as you erroneously indicate) and I’m the daddy simple arithmetic (not math) FUCKING !!!!arithmetic!!!! says (as I have also said) TWO FAMILIES.

    So, you fucking dope, I am maintaining two families. One here and one in my home country. That’s two. As in One plus one. Get it ?

    And as much as you’d like there to be, there is no mess either here or there and there are nor there never were ANY “court orders” of any kind   . . . .  but hey, Gobbler,you old chucklehead,  nobody expects a stupifyingly brain-dead cipher of your genotype and your base pedigree to avoid mis-counting after determining all on his own that one and one is three. . . . .either because he wants it to be or he’s determined that there can’t be jurisdictions here.

    (One and one is still two, idiot. But I’m sure you’ll have ramped up such a whack of seething hate at having all this pointed out to you by me that you’ll search all day for a way to spin it otherwise.)

    So g’head.

    People are tuning in by droves to watch you make a fucking fool of yourself for the forty-second time. (That’s not cpunting the number of times you’re admitted and boasted about being a willing lynch mob participant, fantasized about sex with children as you slandered my children, and more than a few contributors of this blog with your filthy lies and the hatefull mucoid effluvia that passes for repartee in what’s left of your sick degenerate disgusting worm-chewed brain.

    Once again: One here, one there and I’m the daddy 😉

    That’s two.

    With kids 🙂

    None of these kids are in anywhere near the filthy circumstances which you’ve constantly fantisized for them. That’s just you being sick. And, I might ad that your antics have managed to disgust the majority of posters on what you’ve repeatedly labelled a whore blog (which BBG is most decodedly NOT)

    So now Big Black Gobbler can actually boast about repelling the posters on a Bangkok blog, you scumbag.
    The more filthy nonsense and made up sickness you spout the more you position yourself with the sickies of this world. You are really sick.

    All this over a routine denial of tenure you just couldn’t move on from.  . . . . and your current lack of resources.

    But then you actually go on . . .
    Make that 3 failed families (why pray-tell? other than to help you feel better by going along with your “one and one is three” thingy ??? )

    BBG?? I will fucking pass 🙂   on that  😉  genius.  oooh-hoo-hoo- fuck what an imbecile you’ve proven out to be.

    >>> if you count that mess you left back in Canada<<< what can you possibly mean by that ???? .  It’s just in no part or in no way true. All I can say here is that you’re judgeing me by the details of your own miserable life trajectory.

    Why? How the fuck would I know?  I have never even met you. Graham says he doesn’t know you. Kenny was stalked by you and your mob. Smeared with racist smears and the most vile of insults and all of it, you’ve admitted, was to your delight and great pleasure.

    Keep whacking away at those english classes (English classes??? who said anything about English classes ??  and then??  . . . .  huh??  and her (what the fuck are you on about now???  . . . . . .

    >>her (our ;-)) child can go to study school high high<<<. . . . (sorry but I just can’t decipher this last piece of your fine prose) . . .  High school being free after all. Even here.

    But the high-high thing is, well, a new level of stoopidity. Even for you.

    My other daughter is already well on her way to beating your shop worn academic credentials 🙂  And no I won’t tell you where and how.  🙂

    @Abdul Jabaar Ronru

    Well, well you whirling-assed Tasmanian troll, if you’re any indication of what “we’re
    staying together for the kids” ultimately produces (and your pronouncement on blended parenting suggests that you are unless you like BBG enjoy condemning yourself out of your own mouth) I can chalk up another sound decision.

    My kids are superstars comapared to the likes of you.

    Bring it, Crazy Lad  . . . . BTW, Daffy’s old cellmate Gulliver sounds lonely and he’s looking for a friend.

  49. Big Black Gulliver says:

    Editor’s note: Personal information redacted.

    Wow.  Two families means that one is a failure.  No other way to put it.  It didn’t succeed so it is a failure.
    “tuning in by droves” Thats funny this is Big ……. with a total of 10 readers, 5 of which are sockpuppets.
    cpunting  What does this mean John????????  Are you drinking again?
     “have managed to disgust the majority of posters on what you’ve repeatedly labelled a whore blog (which BBG is most decodedly NOT)”
    Its Kennys Blog John not mine, lets keep that straight OK.  Put down the bottle tonight OK?  OK John?
    “I have never even met you”
    You couldn’t be more wrong!
    “My other daughter is already well on her way to beating your shop worn academic credentials”
    Does she know her father married a hooker?  Or is it just chalked up to your new life in Thailand?

  50. DJ Quik says:

    @Prufrock,
    Thanks, I’ll check them out.

  51. John Foubert says:

    Why you you keep censoring my posts?  I thought your policy was no censorship?

  52. Dr Love says:

    Harry Zink [Daffy Duck] is thrilled to having been invited to this years royal wedding. “I guess its my superior European bloodline and my families high standing in Austrian nobility that made it an easy choice for Kate and Wills”, says Harry

    Well perhaps not Will and Kate but Harry will be busily working behind the scenes to make the day a success. He is part of the toilet cleaning team that ensures the bathrooms at the wedding reception are spick and span after each visit by a dignitary. “People say I am full of shit so I guess that makes me ideal for the job, ha ha ha”, quipped Harry

    In line with the royal families charitable work in the mental health field they have chosen a cleaning company that employs people with mental health disorders to look after the bathrooms at the royal wedding. Royal organisers and the company insist all employees are “safe” but will be watched over by armed police nontheless

    “They have nothing to worry about with me” says Harry, “I’ve only ever been arrested for masturbating in public twice and neither of those times at a wedding, and that stalking a movie star in Hollywood thing was months ago. You know its an honor to think I might be cleaning the skid marks off the toilet bowl of the Canadian Prime minister or mopping the puke off the floor when the Earl of Wessex has one too many. I wonder if their shit smells the same as all those pathetic commoners, I’m sure it smells of red roses like mine”

  53. The Ref says:

    Highlights of this week’s Pro Slag and Bash Festival.

    Thumbs up to Kenny for coming up with new content even if the content sucks.

    Who cares about Kenny’s views on foreign travel? It’s not about self absorbed ramblings about getting old. It’s about getting laid better, cheaper, and more efficiently. Remember?

    Kenny. All your fans are waiting for you to come out of exile and start telling us about where to find and how to fuck hot G-girls and get office girls to spread their legs and open their pussies cheap and efficiently. Who cares about hamburger quality in noonecareswewillnevervisitville?

    I wouldn’t call renting a car and driving 20 hours to the Mynamar border to fuck a plain looking everyday girl cheaper, better, or efficient when Cowboy is right down the street filled with better looking snatch for less but at least Kenny wrote something.

    Thumbs down for not describing what its like to fuck the girl in the picture. Did Kenny have to pay or did he really fuck her for explainining the difference between an abosolute and relative reference in Excel.

    If he paid we want to know how much and was she any good. If he fucked her for homework help then major props to Kenny and please tell us about it.

    Thumbs up to Mike for posting an actual real comment. Kenny never responded but it was nice to see an actual reader commenting on something.

    http://bigbabykenny.com/?p=3904#comment-53389

    Major thumbs down for Big Black Gulliver.

    The lamest move is to announce your never posting on BBK.com and then coming back and posting and Big Black Gulliver did exactly that this week.

    http://bigbabykenny.com/?p=3904#comment-53204

    Not only did he post but he looked like another one of the pathetic Kenny fans addicted to this site, without a life, waiting for the next Prufrock 9/11 ramble.

    Question for Dr. Love: Are you Pants Elk?

    Which brings us to this week’s Prufrock vs. Daffy,big black contest.

    Down in word count but up in content.

    Pointing out what we all know. That Big Black is not exactly a Ph.D.. Sounds like he never made it through 5th grade, the mimimum education required in Thailand.

    Surely, even uneducted bar girls making a living selling their pussy and stealing from dumb farang know that 1 + 1 equals 2.

    Props to Prufrock for pointing out Big Black thinks 1+ 1 equals 3.

    Is Big Black Gulliver stupider than the whores he fucks?

    Based on this week, gotta say yes.

    So the winner this week is Real Just Saying and New York Times Critic.

    http://bigbabykenny.com/?p=3904#comment-53459

    For pointing out that the Mango Crowd is driving BBK.com right to the top of the Thailand blog most read list and without Kenny doing crap while their own blogs BDK.com and the Mango bar blog are completely bereft of anything entertaining to read.

    Pointer to the Mango Crowd. Put your time and energy into writing something for your own blogs.

    Good insight and analysis from RJS and NYTC.

    Toodles from The Ref.

  54. A fairly frequent customer says:

    I was in the Big Mango Bar the other night and I must say that it was rather busy.  Even the second floor was full of (younger) people playing on the games consoles and pool tables.
    If you ‘keyboard’ cowards are under the impression that throwing around your false statements is harming their business then you’d best think again.
    People (that actually are on the scene) can see that Kenny (wherever he is) is full of it and on most occasions gets things wrong making himself look stupid, but yet doesn’t even bother to try and defend himself!.  What an idiot.
    Meanwhile the Big Mango continues to do business, the guys there continue to enjoy themselves, and the customers continue to return.
    Kenny has gone into hiding after having yet another post exposed as being wrong.
    You don’t need a  Ref to in what appears to be one sided matches.

  55. Just Saying says:

     @AFFC.

    Doesn’t it strike you as hypocritical that kenny allows Mangoshils such as yourself to post here with made up accounts of how busy the Mango is when anyone trying to post anything truthful on the mangoblog that doesn’t hype The Mango gets deleted by Nicholas Dattoma, Director of Engineering at BEA Systems owned by Oracle and Michael Francis Smith, Yahoo Evangalist based in Singapore or Graham Jones Petroleum Consultant.

    Tell us the truth.

    When you visited the Mango, were the female employs available to go home for sex with the customers only if you are willing to pay  Nicholas Dattoma, Director of Engineering at BEA Systems owned by Oracle and Michael Francis Smith, Yahoo Evangalist based in Singapore or Graham Jones Petroleum Consultant 18 euros?

    Or that there were zero fuckable girls that weren’t on the Mango payroll?

    Or if you are interested in getting laid and don’t want your name and activities posted on the internet, there is no reason to make the long trek to end of a dark alley where the mango resides?

    Freedom of Speech. Gotta love it.

    Thanks Kenny.

  56. Bangkok Bad Boy's Review of Grahams Birthday Party says:

    A NO PUSSY SAUSAGE FESTIVAL!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  57. A fairly frequent customer says:

    Just Sayin,
    I do find it irritating when uneducated souls like yourself harp on about the Mango boys business/scruples yet conveniently fail to mention that they are not doing anything that the other surrounding bars are doing.  Why is it you do not attack or ‘name’ other bar owners?  Come on, be a man.
    And how is it you constantly NAME these guys yet hide behind your monitor?  Have you been into the Mango and voiced your opinions to the 3 names that you happily state?  Didn’t think so.  Is it because you are somewhat scared of what would happen to you?
    Why is it you chastise the guys for employing girls that will go with guys for money, but neglect that you are one of the people that PAY these girls to have sex with them?
    So, the Mango pays the girls to service the bar, but people like you pay a fine and then then pay the individual to sleep with you?!!  Have to laugh at that one.
    One last thing.  If you think that the idiots spouting off lies and bad press is in anyway harming their business, then you’d be mistaken.  For starters, this website (full of childish comments) will not lose them any customers, as these guys (kids) here are not customers and more than likely are not even in Thailand.  If anything, the people that read this garbage and then go along to the Mango to check it out are giving them business.  Whether they return or not is irrelevant… the fact of the matter is, the more you talk about it, the more business you generate for them!

  58. Real Daffy Duck says:

    @Fairly  Frequent Customer.
    Nobody reads this site. BigDummyKenny.com is where all the readers are.
    Hahahahahahaha!

  59. The Real Mangoshill says:

    Justsaying,
    Unlike the other sockpuppets, I live in Bangkok and frequent all the bars.
    I have been to the Mango twice in the last six months. Both times on nights when there was no promotion.
    They usually have 6 waitresses working who are average looking at best. Two have regular boyfriends and don’t go home with customers for sex. The rest are older girls who would have trouble making a living as GoGo girls because their bodies aren’t what they used to be. Nice personalities but in no way hotties and barely fuckable.
    On both nights, there were about 6 customers in the downstairs and upstairs combined and the overall atmosphere was funerallike.

  60. Fake adman says:

    I’ve been to The Big Mango twice two. The staff treats you like crap and that’s why I tell everyone I know what a miserable, shitty place this is. It’s one of those establishments where you leave and think “did they REALLY treat me like that?” 

    I hate this place and shall never go back. Judging by the staff and management attitude, they probably won’t mind. PLUS the decor make you want to jump off a bridge. Maybe that’s why everyone there is so mean. Maybe spice the place up with a few balloon or something.

    Guys… cheer up. Lots of much better alternatives in the immediate area.

  61. Fake BangkokMilkshakes says:

    I dislike the Big Mango. Dull generic bar, dull unattractive girls, bland food and way too cliquey.

  62. BB says:

    Was in the parking lot last night with the big kahuna, jack dawson, and craig constantine,.
    Strolled down to the Mango after checking out the girlies. Lot had about 20 but no lookers.
    Mango had 3 customers in the downstairs and none upstairs.
    Nice place. Cheap beer. Strolled out after downing one. Kinda boring.
    Went home and played some empire and fell asleep.

  63. Answer to Fairly Frequent Customer says:

    1. The other bars don’t run blogs.
    2. The Mango people publicly disparaged Kenny on their blog after the Shrine article was published, then taken down.
    3. Why would anyone that doesn’t like the mango waste their time walking waaaay down soi 4 to voice their opinion to a bunch of cunts? You imply that something bad may happen if one were to do just  that. Maybe you answered your own question.
    4. i never have paid a Mango girl for anything other than my tab.  You forget that the Mongo people deny they offer women for prostitution.  We/you all know that they do.
    5. If comments here were not hurting their business, then why are the Mango people out to destroy Kenny?  Pretend you are a perspective buyer of the Mango or Duke. Would you do a Google search first to garner any bad reviews?  Guess what the reviews say?
    6. Your first sentence and your last sentence are puzzling.  You’re irritated by disparaging comments, yet you say it’s good for business.  Make up your mind.
     
    You also failed to mention that Daywalker and other Mangophants, were/are frequent posters here spouting their hate just as the Mango haters spout theirs.  It cuts both ways booby.
     
    I find it hard to believe business is good waaay down soi 4 (in this economy).   An exception may be Mark’s (formally of Tony’s) new bar.  He always had lots and lots of goodwill.
     
    Btw, how many 20B Tigers did you consume before writing your disjointed missive?

  64. Prufrock says:

    Now we see some clown named ATFFC mouth off and claim

    “2. The Mango people publicly disparaged Kenny on their blog after the Shrine article was published, then taken down.” – OPINION
    “5. If comments here were not hurting their business, then why are the Mango people out to destroy Kenny? ” – OPINION

    Actually ATFFC, it’s more like speculation there. You know, it’s your opinion based upon a guess. Providing proof is, you know, more than just making a naked claim. As a matter of FACT, you haven’t PROVEN ANYTHING. So you THINK that all those attacking Kenny are fans of the Big Mango?

    FACT is many in the expat community don’t like Kenny AND (shock of all shockers) it has nothing to do with the Big Mango. Another FACT you may want to PONDER (You know, contemplate it a bit….give it more than passing thought during the commercials of the sporting event your watching) is why Daffy Duck, once ardent defender of BBK, now takes every opportunity to bash Kenny, and everyone else for that matter.

    I know this is most likely making your head hurt, you know, wrapping your head around all this. Don’t worry. I’ll stop so you can get back to the latest Charlie Sheen and Lindsey Lohan gossip and catch up on the sports ticker.

  65. Question for Prufrock says:

    We just finishing watching a show about Adolph Hitler on the History channel.  A few of of were somewhat puzzled and a long conversation ensued and we couldn’t come to a consensus, so Handsome Man suggested we pose the question to you. We know in your infinite wisdom and life experiences you could answer our question and thus create peace amongst us balloon chasers. So please answer our question.
     
    Was there an international conspiracy amongst barbers to give Adolph Hitler the worst haircut in the world?

  66. Real Fake says:

    SHIT!

    I’ve used so many screen names I’m not sure who I should be posting as.

    Think I’ll post as Daywalker again.

  67. Prufrock says:

    In March 2004, publication of David Ray Griffin’s book The New Pearl Harbor, challenging the official story of 9/11, sparked widely different reactions.
    Then in 2008, Griffin published The New Pearl Harbor Revisited, an update of his original study in which he said: “The exposŽ of what happened on 9/11 has shown virtually every dimension of the official account of 9/11 to be false beyond a reasonable doubt.”
    Forget about conspiracy theories. How can we allow falsifications lapse into history without demanding the truth?
    It’s past time to demand honest answers to the questions generated by the official story.
    Based on his continuing studies, Griffin compiled 21 reasons to question the official story about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
    Here I have summarised his 21 points that challenge the official stories:
    1. The official story has Osama Bin Laden behind the attacks. However, the FBI “has no hard evidence connecting him to 9/11″
    2. Alleged hijackers who regularly drank heavily, went to strip clubs, and paid for sex could hardly be devout Muslims3. Claims that passengers on airlines made mobile phone calls to relatives has been contradicted by the FBI
    4. The FBI also contradicted Ted Olson’s claim that his wife phoned him twice from American Airlines flight 77
    5. Reported evidence for Muslim hijackers shows clear signs of having been fabricated
    6. The story that incriminating evidence was found in alleged hijacker Mohammed Atta’s luggage was a revision of the original story
    7. Planes showing signs of in-flight emergencies are normally intercepted within about 10 minutes. The military’s failure implies something prevented this standard procedure
    8. Then Vice-President Dick Cheney, while in the bunker under the White House, apparently confirmed a stand-down order prior to the strike on the Pentagon
    9. The 9/11 Commission removed a report from video records of its hearings about when he entered the shelter conference room
    10. The commission’s timeline for Cheney contradicts what he told “Meet the Press”
    11. Hani Hanjour, who could not safely fly even a single-engine plane, could not possibly have executed the trajectory reportedly taken by American Flight 77 hitting Wedge 1 of the Pentagon
    12. Wedge 1 would have been the least likely part of the Pentagon to be targeted by foreign terrorists
    13. Claims by Pentagon officials that they did not have the premises evacuated because they had no way of knowing an aircraft was approaching it were false
    14. Why would the Secret Service allow President Bush to remain in a Florida classroom for 30 minutes after news of attack?
    15. On the first anniversary of 9/11, the White House started lying about Bush immediately leaving the classroom
    16. The official explanation of the destruction of the Twin Towers and WTC 7 (a nearby building that also collapsed) contradicts all prior history: steel-frame high-rise buildings have never collapsed except when brought down by controlled demolition.
    17. Firemen, emergency medical workers, police officers, city officials, WTC employees and TV and print journalists reported explosions going off in the towers and WTC 7.
    18. The destruction of the towers can only be explained in terms of powerful explosives. The fires could not have come within 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit needed to melt steel.
    19. Then New York mayor Rudy Guliani allegedly falsified stories about knowing the WTC buildings were going to collapse. His fire chiefs didn’t expect them to come down.
    20. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has repeatedly postponed its report into the collapse of WTC 7.
    21. The official story about 9/11 is rejected by growing numbers of professors, physicists, architects, engineers, pilots, former military officers and former intelligence officials.

  68. 911 Was an Inside Job says:

    Nuff Said.

  69. Prufrock says:

    Here’s some more questions in case you were too immersed in the Hitler Hair thingy to have been properly focussed.
     
    BTW, Anyone who thinks its fun to trivialize 9/11 is a sick fuck.
    Anyone who seeks to equate intelligent skepticism regarding this crime with a fashion conspiracy
    likely hasn’t watched the YouTube links to videos showing innocent Americans driven by smoke and
    dispair to jump to their deaths.
    Sick fucks, however are not beyond hope.
    Here’s another link.
    http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20050523112738404
     
    Another hard truth for you skeptics would likely concern the high probability of one’s mother having had sex with one’s father to have produced “one”  . . . . The sex may even have been of the hot sweaty salty “to hell with the shower” variety based on the premise that
    indeed , sex IS dirty . . . . . if it is done properly.
    That would include all the stuff that YOU like to do  . . . and have done to you   . . . . . all the stuff.
    Don’t be scared  . . .  it’s just sex.
    The implications of a NEOCON cabal within the US government, having engineered 911 along with lots of other shit is much more serious.
     
    On a lighter note.  . . . . actor and a man, somewhat of an secret icon to every respectable male to to EVERY unrespectable malr has just called Baracks O’Bamaya a coward in a cheap suit.
     
    ie, according to Sheen,  coward in a cheap suit is the President of the United States now.
     
    Charlie Sheen for President (might as well be open about it)

  70. Prufrock says:

    I did not write the comment attributed to me on


    February 26, 2011 at 2:37 pm

  71. Prufrock says:

    Here’s a neat-o time filler for all you dickheads who believe that the godamned stork was responsible for your appearance on this planet:
    http://patriotsquestion911.com/
    Let’s have a chorus of smears and dissinformation on these courageous Americans and their willingness to risk mochery at the hands of
    fools.
    http://patriotsquestion911.com/
    Click and read.
    And then get with the program.
    Or not. . . . . .
    Your trajic issue of abysmal gaps and deficiencies in your  education, like  repairs to  SEC regulatory guidelines may at this point in your lives be moot to the subject at hand.
     
    Just keep paying that piper.

  72. Prufrock debunked point by point says:

    I will respond to Prufrocks theory point by point
    Here I have summarised his 21 points that challenge the official stories:1. The official story has Osama Bin Laden behind the attacks. However, the FBI “has no hard evidence connecting him to 9/11″
    Maybe, maybe not.


    2. Alleged hijackers who regularly drank heavily, went to strip clubs, and paid for sex could hardly be devout Muslims.
    They were in deep cover.


    3. Claims that passengers on airlines made mobile phone calls to relatives has been contradicted by the FBI.
    Is this the same FBI that you claim to part of the conspiracy?

    4.The FBI also contradicted Ted Olson’s claim that his wife phoned him twice from American Airlines flight 77
    See response #3.


    5. Reported evidence for Muslim hijackers shows clear signs of having been fabricated
    More details darling.




    6. The story that incriminating evidence was found in alleged hijacker Mohammed Atta’s luggage was a revision of the original story.
    See # 5.




    7. Planes showing signs of in-flight emergencies are normally intercepted within about 10 minutes. The military’s failure implies something prevented this standard procedure.
    What? The military never makes mistakes?


    8. Then Vice-President Dick Cheney, while in the bunker under the White House, apparently confirmed a stand-down order prior to the strike on the Pentagon.
    Ok.  So?  VP’s have no powers except for being the Senate Pro-Tem. No one should have listened to him anyway.


    9. The 9/11 Commission removed a report from video records of its hearings about when he entered the shelter conference room.
    OK. So what?  it’s called editing.


    10. The commission’s timeline for Cheney contradicts what he told “Meet the Press”
    See response above.


    11. Hani Hanjour, who could not safely fly even a single-engine plane, could not possibly have executed the trajectory reportedly taken by American Flight 77 hitting Wedge 1 of the Pentagon.
    How do you know? I hear flying Boeings is an easy pleasurable task.


    12. Wedge 1 would have been the least likely part of the Pentagon to be targeted by foreign terrorists.
    He’s a stupid arab that missed his target.


    13. Claims by Pentagon officials that they did not have the premises evacuated because they had no way of knowing an aircraft was approaching it were false.
    Again, look to response #7


    14. Why would the Secret Service allow President Bush to remain in a Florida classroom for 30 minutes after news of attack?
    Good question. Did they really?


    15. On the first anniversary of 9/11, the White House started lying about Bush immediately leaving the classroom.
    Semantics again.


    16. The official explanation of the destruction of the Twin Towers and WTC 7 (a nearby building that also collapsed) contradicts all prior history: steel-frame high-rise buildings have never collapsed except when brought down by controlled demolition.
    Shit happens. Maybe shoddy construction due to corruption.


    17. Firemen, emergency medical workers, police officers, city officials, WTC employees and TV and print journalists reported explosions going off in the towers and WTC 7.
    Stuff explodes during fires. Ever put batteries in the fireplace?


    18. The destruction of the towers can only be explained in terms of powerful explosives. The fires could not have come within 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit needed to melt steel.
    Yes the powerful explosion was a FUCKING 747 LOADED WITH FUEL!!!


    19. Then New York mayor Rudy Guliani allegedly falsified stories about knowing the WTC buildings were going to collapse. His fire chiefs didn’t expect them to come down.
    Again, possible corruption.


    20. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has repeatedly postponed its report into the collapse of WTC 7.
    What govt. agency hasn’t missed a deadline.


    21. The official story about 9/11 is rejected by growing numbers of professors, physicists, architects, engineers, pilots, former military officers and former intelligence officials.
    Mobs are always correct? Jeez.

  73. Prufrock debunked point by point s says:

    Oh and one more thing…
    I am a goatfucking shill – but I guess everyone got that already 😉

  74. Prufrock says:

    This is a debunking?
    Either it’s a joke or it’s a self-parody.
    You can’t be serious.
     
     

  75. Prufrock says:

     
     
    Hey fun-seekers  . . . . . click this.
     
    http://patriotsquestion911.com/

  76. Dafne McFuck says:

    “Prufrock debunked point by point”
    Give it up dude – everybody can see through the glass

  77. Prufrock says:

    We have to get to the bottom of this one before we can clean up anything else.
     
    http://RememberBuilding7.org/
     
    Are you getting this yet?

  78. Prufrock says:

     
    Look into the abyss of the US government’s 9/11 conspiracy to contract an entire generation
    and their children and their children’s children into the perpetual slavery or corporate energy wars,
    look into the bankster’s thimble-rig theft of all your money and all your constitutional freedoms.
     
    It doesn’t have to be that way.
     
    “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”
     
    Stand up and say something to somebody about  this.
     
     
    The stork did not bring you . . . . . . your parents definitely fucked and they definitely enjoyed it.
     
    It was weird tough when you found that out, wasn’t it?
    But you’re grown up now, right ? . . . .   You can take it.
     
    (I mean, after all  . . . . . you got through that painful Santa Claus thing, didn’t you ;-?)
     
    Well here’s another one and it’s no less shocking:
    . . . . . . . 9/11 was an inside job
     
    and your “bought and paid-for” governments are all playing along.
     
    Grow up 😉
     

  79. Kenny Fucktard says:

    ’nuff said.

  80. crickets says:

     

    chiiiirp, chiiiirp, chiiiirp, chiiiirp, chiiiirp, chiiiirp!!

     

  81. Purple Avenger says:

    Purple road trip!

  82. Purple Avenger says:

    Purple Prufrock?

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