Thaksin Phone-In Sways Academy Fantasia Voting

BANGKOK – Demonstrating his considerable political power despite being a convict in exile, former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra appears to have strongly influenced the results of the first elimination round of Academy Fantasia 6 through a call-in to influential Thai teenagers one night before the close of voting. It is believed that Thaksin expressed specific preferences for V4, Newty, and V11,... 

ESPN Star Sports Now Broadcasting Nana Plaza’s “Ride The Bull”

BANGKOK — Desperate to increase its flagging programming options without investing any money, ESPN Star Sports has started broadcasting what it calls the “hottest sport on earth”: bargirls, regular patrons, and shit-faced groups of friends taking turns riding the mechanical bull on the third floor of Nana Plaza. The program is covered on-site at the Carnival go-go bar by ESPN Star’s... 

Expat Still Insisting He Met Dodgy Thai Girlfriend Through Facebook

BANGKOK – Matthew Huntington, a 34-year-old American expat, continues to insist that he met his Thai girlfriend Bee through the social networking site Facebook, despite increasingly overwhelming evidence to the contrary. According to friends, Huntington, a freelance editor and semi-professional photographer, generally evades the question of where he and Bee first met, but when pressed, will mention... 

David Carradine Murdered By Secret Shaolin Masturbation Sect

BANGKOK – The investigation into the death of David Carradine took a shocking twist today when it was revealed that the former TV star was actively investigating the closely guarded secrets of a Chinese Shaolin masturbation sect during the time of his death. The news was announced at a press conference by private detectives working on behest of Mr Carradine’s family, which had maintained all along... 

Local Man Freaked Out After Finding BNE Sticker On His Fridge Door

BANGKOK – Canadian expatriate Jamie Redwood filed a police report yesterday after finding his entire one-room studio apartment plastered with BNE stickers. When the 27-year-old expatriate teacher woke up at 3 pm on Sunday, he was startled to discover a black-and-white BNE sticker affixed to his mini-fridge door. Further inspection of his apartment revealed that the stickers were “fucking everywhere,”...