If you learn nothing else, learn that there are always people doing cooler things than you.
I wonder how long it will take my students to figure out that they can use this for my online Public Speaking courses… I’ve already been asked to check papers written with ChatGPT, so this is just a natural progression. Still, I sometimes feel this year’s AI enthusiasm is just the evolved NFT fcukery of yesteryear.
Jui Juis – จอมโจรขโมยใจ (Chom Chon Khamoi Jai)
One of my favorite Thai Indy bands, even though I only have one… Juijui took the iku iku iku / itai itai itai jokes of the pre K-pop peak to the next level; homeboy was basically a genius who could be very cringe, as my kids would say.
This one is pretty amazing for a guy who doesn’t seem to have studied Japanese very much.
Afroman’s Lemon Pound Cake
Come on, this guy’s practically a national treasure!
Afroman Got Raided by Cops, So He Put Them in His Music Video
I lost all of my CDs in the flood. RIP.
Formula for Chill
- Take powdered magnesium supplement
- Project this on the ceiling:
Lumpy Brilliance – MARKOBI
After a few viewings, I’ve come to the conclusion that even his choice of shirt was painstakingly chosen.
This band is my spirit animal
I want to jam with these guys so bad.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE – What is AMT?
I found the best film by accident.
This video reminds me of my own car adventures… I’ve tried looking in Japan and Thailand, but maybe heaven for me is in the bush?
New Wave Pumpkins
How this video has so few views (11,802 as of writing this) is puzzling. The songs all kind of sound similar, but not overall, it’s too interesting to pass up:
The same editor also has this gem up on their channel:
One of the best bands of my university years in Japan!
Spoonful of Semtex
I’m just a sucker for Mary.
Dr. Dre on the Lute
I played this in the background while grinding Chivalry II and it was glorious!
Thai Seafood Lunch
Just a short clip of lunch in Prachuap Kiri Khan province on our recent trip. Shot on a
Osmo Pocket my trusty Poco F1, the best smartphone of its time (3+ years ago and will either be replaced by an F3 or the impending F4). Photos to follow.
Eye Poppin’ Boost Birdy
I miss my Silvia from our days in Japan and will no doubt miss my Kujira when we go back to the states. Maybe I’ll get a red Miata for Nam (she’s always wanted a sporty red car) – so glad I taught her how to drive stick.
Don’t ask me why, but I’m testing out these block color controls for WP in this post.
Loi Angkarn – Scattering of Ashes at Sea
We just got back from a weeklong trip to the Hua Hin area. We thoroughly enjoyed being at the beach for the first time in a few years, and always love HH, but were there mainly to spread Nam’s grandmother’s ashes and a great uncle’s ashes on the water. This is known in Thai as loi angkarn (ลอยอังคาร ณ ปราณบุรี).
In a weird twist of fate, it was arranged to do this at the very harbor in Pranburi/Pak Nam Pran where we set off on a honeymoon cruise with family and friends who came from overseas to our wedding in Thailand 15 years ago.
I wish to cover this more thoroughly and post pics in upcoming posts, but for now I’ll leave the video that just finished processing (our Osmo Pocket finally got some use since the start of the pandemic).
Octopus, shall we?
Today, I happened upon two of the funniest language-related videos I’ve seen in a long time.
And this guy is just crazy talented:
Pocket full of shells
We had to take our Mazda 2 Elegance (TH only sedan model) into the new dealer down the highway to fix the most annoying vibration in the world (which will require removing the dash so I’m totally not doing it myself). Anyway, someone cut me off on the way home just as this came up on screen in the windblown (windows open because it’s nice) Kujira:
It was oh so aggro.
~ best RATM cover, evah! ~
“Masterpiece Of Human Documentation”
I might as well use this as a chance to mention that we may be going-going back-back to Cali-Cali within the next couple of years… but if the streets back home vibe like this every day, I might not even mind being away from Thailand for very long.
Gleaming the Hancock
Just like most other places I’ve lived, California is most beautiful when there’s nobody else on the streets. It’s why driving around before dawn is so damn spiritual.