Issan Streetsweeper

You lookin’ at my mudflaps, boy?

Hells yeah.

Music Thai Society/Culture

Mainstream Thai Funk Sample

Tracing a sample from Thai funk –> modern hip hop:
I saw this particular song filter through Soundcloud and various Thai funk compendiums over the past five years; what a great riff!

Original (Onuma Singsiri – Mae Kha Somtam):

July 2017 Usage (Action Bronson – The Chairman’s Intent):

On a related note, it’s great to see the resurgence of Ajarn Chawiwan in Thailand again – I’ve seen her a lot on TV recently. I have footage from when she performed at our wedding oh so long ago. I want to show it to her sometime soon.

Food Photos

Chicken Eggplant Curry

Just trying to get every worthy flavor profile embedded in my favorite Lodge pan.


Plimpton 322 and Base 60

This is a crazy interesting video:

“Babylonian mathematics may have been out of fashion for more than 3,000 years, but it has possible practical applications in surveying, computer graphics and education. This is a rare example of the ancient world teaching us something new.”

Food Photos Thai Society/Culture

Kentucky Fried Gai

Rolling through these mean trademark-infringing streets.


Background on the Dragon Battle (The Loot Train Scene)

Two excellent videos about the battle scene from Episode 4 of Season 7 of GoT (SPOILERS).

The latter video’s title is kind of misleading: It’s not the actual scene, but a behind the scenes look.

Ultra bad-ass image found here.


Outer Rooster

You know Sriracha is played out when you see it on the ISS:

Food Photos Society & Culture Thai Society/Culture

Thai Beef Meets US Beef

I offered the ox a taste of beef, but he refused, saying that he was Hindu, and although this could be viewed as narcissistic, it hardly hinted at cannibalism. “Besides,” he said, “where I’m from, ‘corn fed’ isn’t a compliment.”