It's Called Bangkok for a Reason


Thailand's prime minister is trying to ferret out a government minister who allegedly had a penis enlargement procedure, saying news of it is affecting the Cabinet's reputation, a news report said Wednesday….

Last week, a woman—being sued for defamation by a clinic after she claimed it gave her a face-disfiguring silicon injection—said a Cabinet member had received a penis-enlargement injection at the same clinic and urged him to come forward as a witness in her defense.

Calling on the official through reporters on the steps of Government House on Tuesday, the woman, Rawiwan Setharat, said, "The problem of my face is bigger than the problem of your penis."

Suddenly, U.S. pols seems a whole lot better.

Whole thing, AP via Boston Globe, here.

Tip o' the pen to Fred W. Aziz at Defenstrators.

Update: More Thai madness, this time courtesy of reader Steven Rynerson.

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has long complained of press criticism. But he sought to turn the tables Thursday with a new tactic—sounding a buzzer every time reporters ask questions he deems "not constructive."

More here.

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  1. Now I wanna send Rumsfeld a buzzer. It won’t make press conferences more constructive, just a lot more fun.

  2. Pad Thai, anyone?

  3. Although, in Thailand, it’s not what’s in the guy’s pants that should worry you…

    Thanks for using the post, Nick.

  4. No more yankie my wankie. The Donger need food.

  5. Thanks for the shout-out, Nick, but you misspelled my name.

  6. All your penises are belong to us.

  7. If we give Rummy a buzzer to drown out questions he doesn’t like, it would play like an air raid siren.

  8. I think Rumsfeld with a buzzer would be awesome!

    I think Rumsfeld with a whipe and revolver and cowboy hat (Indiana Jones!) would be even more awesome.

  9. Rumsfeld with a whip and revolver and cowboy hat

    Stop it, thoreau. I’m getting all . . . tingly.

  10. This has been a good day at H&R. It was getting a little dry around here. Today we have our quota of boobs, Beaver and ‘kok.

  11. One Night In Bangkok does make a hard man humble

  12. Anyone ever watched The Man with the Golden Gun? For sheer camp value, the scenes in Bangkok are as good as any in the Bond series.

  13. Confucius say: Man who enter airport turnstile crooked going to Bangkok.

    I’d give a buzzer to the President, because he’d probably electrocute himself.

  14. I think citizens should be the ones with the buzzers, for answers that are “not constructive.”

  15. “Suddenly, U.S. pols seems a whole lot better.”

    Nick, are you kidding??? Because we’re talking penis enlargement?

    That’s basically what Don Young Way is with a price tag of $230 million. I bet the minister’s “enhancement” is a better deal for Thai taxpayers.

  16. Dam good posting.I read some of you’re articles and they are really nice.
    I enjoyed reading them.

  17. Okay, I love the buzzer idea, but I would take it a step further. In any press conference, both the reporters and the politician have electrodes on their sensitive areas, and every time a reporter asks a stupid question, the politician can zap him, and every time the politician lies, the reporters can zap him.

  18. Having our politicians whip out their equipment and compare sizes would actually be an improvement over our current political discourse.

  19. Having our politicians whip out their equipment and compare sizes would actually be an improvement over our current political discourse.

    Yeah, at least that would maybe help me decide who to vote for.

  20. Exactly, Smacky. The bigger the penis, the less likely its owner will do some stupid macho “bring it on” bullshit in an attempt to compensate for perceived inadequacies.

  21. This gives a whole new meaning to Appropriations Committee.

  22. No man shall be allowed to run for office if he is less than six inches in length, and no woman shall be allowed to run for office if she is smaller than a C-cup. (Whether or not implants are to be allowed shall be left to the states.)

  23. Hey! I resemble that remark. That’s not fair. I don’t have a size complex just because I don’t have C-cups. Being small has it’s advantages: I can wear little boy t-shirts and,….I can wear little boy t-shirts.

    (Frustrated) Anyway, that’s not my point! A smaller-chested woman is not in the same ballpark as a dude with a small wiener. It’s just not going to be as big of a psychological hurdle for the woman as it is for the guy, if nothing else for functional purposes (unless said woman’s purpose in life is to titty fuck).

    Sorry for being lewd! Shame on me.

  24. So move to one of the states where implants will be allowed, Smacky! Geez, all this time you’ve been posting here and you still haven’t figured out how federalism works?

  25. Jennifer,

    I said said woman’s purpose in life, not mine. 🙂
    And besides, I said I don’t have a size complex.

  26. Oh. I thought you were upset because this new law thwarted your Presidential ambitions.

  27. hypothethical question:

    A wise man once said, “What’s good for smacky is good for America.” If at some point I decide breast implants are right for me, does that mean everyone (men included) should be consulting their plastic surgeons for implant fittings?

    (Personally, I knew a few guys who could’ve used a consultation.)

  28. No, it just means that your implants will make America a better place, so it’s only fair that Americans’ tax dollars pay for them.

  29. Actually, its not called Bangkok, its “The city of angels, the great city, the eternal jewel city, the impregnable city of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn”.

    Those Thais….

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