Saturday, December 01, 2007

The power of three

Thailand is in the middle of yet another election campaign, with polling scheduled for 23 December, coups permitting. Because of the convoluted preferential voting system, candidates tout themselves in slates of three. To a Western eye, many of the posters rather resemble those lager commercials that have blokes going to pubs in groups of three, lest you think they might be homosexualists; or even reminders that you can't fit quicker than a KwikFit fitter. (Pic courtesy of 2bangkok.com)

PS: BiB snags the award for the best opening sentence of a blog post in living memory: "The only reason I’m not a mass murderer is that I don’t have a driving licence."

4 comments:

amyonymous said...

why are they holding their noses? politics stink? or are they picking their noses? we americans would benefit from such advertising. rudy giuliani with a finger up his nose. yes.

Tim Footman said...

Yes, it's something along the lines of cleaning up the stench of contemporary politics. In matching shirts.

BiB said...

Tim, thank you so much. I only haven't written to thank you for your kind words before because I've been too busy clicking my heels in the air and saying, "See! See!" to my other half. You've made my year. No, my millennium.

Tim Footman said...

My pleasure, sir.