“Just give me the damn sepak takraw ball”

I mentioned this hilarious fake news report from The Onion last year, but the clip (embedded above) is worth checking out again. Thanks to J and S for reminding me about this gem.

Some tidbits I like:

  • “Thuy touches rattan on 85 percent of the Tigers’ volleys…”
  • The team names: Chon Buri Tigers and Mae Hong Son Water Lillies (not real names)
  • The reference to Wat Phra Kaew
  • The reference to sepak takraw players “releasing their own luk thung albums”
  • The reference to Thai bean custard

But wait — there’s more. Much more.

For a painstakingly annotated version of the complete transcript, see this excellent blog post. Even old Thailand hands will be surprised at the level of takraw-related detail packed into the video.

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