I get weekly status reports from these various statistic plugins that are hidden all over this site. I don’t know why I have them installed or what they are supposed to tell me, other than random bits of information from which I am supposed to intuit 2.0 swarm behavior. But I do see interesting things like everyone seems to be looking at a lot of my work from Thailand. I don’t know why this is… but here are a few of my favorites from that region:
I rented a longboat for the afternoon… it was just me and my melancholy captain, tearing trough the quay and tiny canals around Bangkok together. For 3 hours, it was a great 10 dollars!
Here is my longboat captain flying under a bridge in back canals of Thailand at 50 knots. After I pass, the kids go diving wantonly into our wake.
This was certainly a rip-roaring ride and not for the faint of heart. We went off the main river in Bangkok and found ourselves deep into a series of canals surrounded by collapsing metallic homes and colorful happy kids. I didn’t get a chance to ask any of them if they had an XBox Live account. This longboat only cost a few US dollars to rent for a few hours, but you can’t put a price on seeing a variety of dead mammals and mutated pachyderms floating down the river beside you.
As I was strolling through this steamy complex of temples, I came across this one just as some stormy clouds were moving in.Â Buddha was sitting up there acting all smarmy like he knew everything in his nirvana air-conditioned glassed cave.Â I didn’t want enlightenment or anything so grandiose – just a tall cool glass of lemonade would have been fine.Â But no, he just sat there.