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hed-count-the-bangkok-fourball-if-you-let-him
bangkok-is-toilet-without-flush
the-first-i-heard-beach-was-in-bangkok-on-ko-sanh-road-alex-garland
one-night-in-bangkok-and-the-tough-guys-tumble
i-arrived-in-bangkok-in-1980-i-was-23-years-old-it-changed-my-life
id-love-to-visit-thailand-just-for-street-food-energy-city-like-bangkok-bobby-flay
bangkok-like-las-vegas-sounds-like-place-where-you-make-bad-decisions-todd-phillips
getting-to-places-like-bangkok-singapore-was-hell-sweat-but-when-you-got-there-it-was-back-beyond-it-was-just-series-small-tin-sheds-david-attenborough
its-not-like-i-dont-know-if-madonna-has-new-record-out-then-everybody-from-bangkok-to-birmingham-knows-what-its-called-can-buy-it-same-week-but-our-stuff-is-not-in-that-mass-mark
i-landed-in-1980-in-bangkok-i-stopped-to-eat-ten-times-between-airport-hotel-it-was-all-lemongrass-ginger-chilies
perfect-is-boring-dreams-are-not-real-just-do-so-you-think-i-wish-i-could-travel-great-sell-your-crappy-car-buy-ticket-to-bangkok-go-right-now-im-shonda-rhimes
ive-been-to-several-international-film-festivals-including-those-in-locarno-switzerland-dubai-russia-berlin-cannes-bangkok-hong-kong
because-wherever-i-saton-deck-ship-at-street-cafe-in-paris-bangkoki-would-be-sitting-under-same-glass-bell-jar-stewing-in-my-own-sour-air-sylvia-plath
bangkok-is-infamously-mired-in-lurid-contradiction-but-its-also-city-subtle-distorted-moods-that-journalism-film-have-hitherto-mostly-failed-to-capture
if-great-destruction-occurs-in-bangkok-then-country-as-whole-is-also-destroyed-in-such-case-what-is-point-anyone-feeling-proud-to-be-winner-when-standing-on-pile-ruins-rubble
if-you-are-in-bangkok-you-will-find-that-people-there-will-never-speak-to-you-without-joining-their-hands-its-not-that-they-are-speaking-to-you-like-that-because-you-are-tourists
when-i-was-in-thailand-i-went-into-up-country-because-marco-polo-didnt-get-down-into-flesh-pots-bangkok-because-they-didnt-exist-in-those-days
shopping-in-thailand-is-super-cheap-generally-high-quality-bangkok-is-also-safe-if-you-see-anybody-wearing-camouflage-holding-machete-dont-be-scared-they-sell-coconuts
one-my-favorite-vacation-memories-was-thai-foot-massage-internet-access-salons-in-bangkok-followed-up-by-my-testing-cellphone-coverage-while-wading-in-provincetown-harbor-on-cape
the-delta-agent-saw-my-itinerary-said-youre-flying-to-jakarta-via-atlanta-frankfurt-amsterdam-bangkok-kuala-lumpur-you-must-have-really-pissed-off-your-travel-agent-tucker-elliot
music-has-been-important-part-my-life-forever-i-played-piano-since-birth-ive-been-church-pianist-for-over-50-years-played-in-piano-bars-from-boston-to-bangkok-larry-martin
as-calcutta-smells-of-death-and-bombay-of-money-bangkok-smells-of-sex-but-this-sexual-aroma-is-mingled-with-the-sharper-whiffs-of-sex-and-money
he-realized-that-time-clocks-ticking-everything-is-just-humanmade-concept-that-clocks-didnt-tick-back-in-times-he-was-seeing-now-he-realized-that-sun-never-sets-as-long-as-you-tr
[..]Although personally, I think cyberspace means the end of our species." Yes? Why is that?" Because it means the end of innovation, " Malcolm said. "This idea that the whole world is wired together is mass death. Every biologist knows that small groups in isolation evolve fastest. You put a thousand birds on an ocean island and they'll evolve very fast. You put ten thousand on a big continent, and their evolution slows down. Now, for our own species, evolution occurs mostly through our behaviour. We innovate new behaviour to adapt. And everybody on earth knows that innovation only occurs in small groups. Put three people on a committee and they may get something done. Ten people, and it gets harder. Thirty people, and nothing happens. Thirty million, it becomes impossible. That's the effect of mass media - it keeps anything from happening. Mass media swamps diversity. It makes every place the same. Bangkok or Tokyo or London: there's a McDonald's on one corner, a Benetton on another, a Gap across the street. Regional differences vanish. All differences vanish. In a mass-media world, there's less of everything except the top ten books, records, movies, ideas. People worry about losing species diversity in the rain forest. But what about intellectual diversity - our most necessary resource? That's disappearing faster than trees. But we haven't figured that out, so now we're planning to put five billion people together in cyberspace. And it'll freeze the entire species. Everything will stop dead in its tracks. Everyone will think the same thing at the same time. Global uniformity. [..]

Michael Crichton
although-personally-i-think-cyberspace-means-end-our-species-yes-why-is-that-because-it-means-end-innovation-malcolm-said-this-idea-that-whole-world-is-wired-together-is-mass-dea
It must be this overarching commitment to what is really an abstraction, to one's children right or wrong, that can be even more fierce than the commitment to them as explicit, difficult people, and that can consequently keep you devoted to them when as individuals they disappoint. On my part it was this broad covenant with children-in-theory that I may have failed to make and to which I was unable to resort when Kevin finally tested my maternal ties to a perfect mathematical limit on Thursday. I didn't vote for parties, but for candidates. My opinions were as ecumenical as my larder, then still chock full of salsa verde from Mexico City, anchovies from Barcelona, lime leaves from Bangkok. I had no problem with abortion but abhorred capital punishment, which I suppose meant that I embraced the sanctity of life only in grown-ups. My environmental habits were capricious; I'd place a brick in our toilet tank, but after submitting to dozens of spit-in-the-air showers with derisory European water pressure, I would bask under a deluge of scalding water for half an hour. My closet wafter with Indian saris, Ghanaian wraparounds, and Vietnamese au dais. My vocabulary was peppered with imports - gemutlich, scusa, hugge, mzungu. I so mixed and matched the planet that you sometimes worried I had no commitments to anything or anywhere, though you were wrong; my commitments were simply far-flung and obscenely specific. By the same token, I could not love a child; I would have to love this one. I was connected to the world by a multitude of threads, you by a few sturdy guide ropes. It was the same with patriotism: You loved the idea of the United States so much more powerfully than the country itself, and it was thanks to your embrace of the American aspiration that you could overlook the fact that your fellow Yankee parents were lining up overnight outside FAO Schwartz with thermoses of chowder to buy a limited release of Nintendo. In the particular dwells the tawdry. In the conceptual dwells the grand, the transcendent, the everlasting. Earthly countries and single malignant little boys can go to hell; the idea of countries and the idea of sons triumph for eternity. Although neither of us ever went to church, I came to conclude that you were a naturally religious person.

Lionel Shriver
it-must-be-this-overarching-commitment-to-what-is-really-abstraction-to-ones-children-right-wrong-that-can-be-even-more-fierce-than-commitment-to-them-as-explicit-difficult-peopl
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