Tuesday, October 03, 2006

This is not an extension

A sign at Bangkok's main immigration office:

THE VISA EXTENSION PROCESS PAID ONLY FEE DO NOT BELIEVE ANYONE

Also: now the coup is old news, I'm driven to writing about chess and, uh, other stuff; someone who still things that bloggers belong between quotation marks; and thanks to Helen for sending this diversion for film buffs. Groucho Marx for Rhett Butler, anyone?

7 comments:

Spinsterella said...

Would the average Times reader know the term blogger?

There was an article on bloggers in the local rag last week. It was illustrated by a picture of a man with a pair of binoculars.

The auld fellas and grannies of Bristol who make up the Post's readership probably now assume blogging has got something to do with birdwatching.

Still, much better informed than the Indie.

Molly Bloom said...

Well...you know what I think about bloggers. We are all the whatness of a thing. Quiddititas. I love it!

I hope you are still safe. Not hovering at the gates of atheism..well in there...jumped the gates years ago.

Billy said...

So is this Grauniad column a regular thing now then?

The Bristol Evening Post better informed than the Indie? Nooooo!

Tim Footman said...

Spin: Bloggers, Twitchers, Gricers, we're all geeks under the skin.

Moll: I'm just fine. We've got a government now, almost. Nothing to see here. Move along now.

Billy: Well, the deal with the Guardian thing is that I send them stuff, and if they don't think it's shite, they put it up, and if they actually like it, they pay me. The problem is, I now have to decide what should go here, and what should go there....

Wyndham said...

Interesting chess piece, Tim.

First Nations said...

just saying hi.
no, no, don't get up.

Political Umpire said...

The coup never really was today's news in the UK. I know a chap who was injured in a terrorist bomb in Thailand a while ago, guess he now knows who was responsible.

Interesting stuff on your blog. It's fun, this whole blog thing, isn't it?