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Misc.

Spotted on NYC Subway: (Fake) Ad for ‘Canine Plastic Surgeon’

I spotted this “ad” for a “canine plastic surgeon” recently on the 1 train here in New York.

2013 04 25 canine plastic surgeon

Despite the silliness of the concept, the ad is pretty convincing, since it’s done very much in the style of many local NYC subway ads. (Dermatologist Dr. Jonathan Zizmor‘s ads come to mind.)

However, a quick visit to PuppyLift.com, the (hilarious) URL mentioned, reveals that the “ad” is actually for Comedy Central’s “Kroll Show.”

Pretty clever.

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Thailand

Thai Navy, ‘Gangnam Style’

Embedded above and on YouTube here: the Thai Navy’s version of PSY’s “Gangnam Style.”

I miss Thailand.

(Via @Journotopia.)

UPDATE: Phuket Gazette has the backstory.

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Bangkok

Bangkok Street Life Inventions: Garbage Bag Poncho and Frond-Fashioned Napping Shade

I wanted to share two photos I snapped recently. They both demonstrate interesting Bangkok street life improvisations.

First: It’s the middle of rainy season here, so what do you do when you’re caught in an evening downpour without an umbrella?

Simple — make a poncho (with a cutout for your face) out of a plastic bag:

2012 07 17 bangkok rain jacket

And second: What do you do if you’re a motorcycle taxi driver and your favorite hammock is getting too much mid-day sun?

Simple — fashion a shade out of some fronds and affix it to the over-hanging electrical wires:

2012 07 17 bangkok hammock shade

Problems solved.

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Thailand

Off Topic: Finally Met Someone Bigger and More Conspicuous in Thailand than I Am

2012 06 10 np dino

From a photo I Tweeted and posted to Facebook earlier today. Couldn’t resist sharing.

At last, I came face to face with “someone” who’s larger than me — and certainly sticks out more than I do — here in Thailand.

Big folks who sometimes feel out of place in Asia or elsewhere may well sympathize.

Thanks to A for snapping the pic.

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Misc.

Jon Stewart’s Recent Commencement Address…

…at his alma mater, William and Mary, is very funny.