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  •  Not as strange as you might think. (3+ / 0-)
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    Grainpaw, bsegel, HeyMikey

    There's a street in Nakhom Pathon Province, Thailand, on the western outskirts of Bangkok, on which every Garuda-adorned lamppost is decked out with portraits of the Crown Prince, the one member of the royal family who is truly reviled.  (He appointed his poodle Foo Foo to the position of Air Chief Marshal in the Royal Air Force . . . that ought to give you some indication of his nature and mental stability.)  Okay, in all fairness, people don't like his mom much either, and for good reason.  Anyway, the street is so decked out because one of the Crown Prince's many palaces is at the end of it.  

    I had a lovely Hofbräuhaus Lager in a nice faux-German restaurant on that street -- Thai waitstaff dressed up in dirndls and lederhosen (and looking much prettier than Bavarians too, I'll have you know).  The food was a poor approximation of Central Europe . . . but the beer was real.

    Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

    by corvo on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 07:31:48 PM PDT

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