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Saturday, March 04, 2006

Mobile Wrongtone...

You may recall my post of a couple of days ago mentioning the political scrapes of Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra. No? Okay then, in a nutshell it goes like this (deep breath) - scandal followed swiftly by resignation calls prompting the dissolving of Parliament and announcement of a snap election which is being boycotted by the two main opposition parties who know that despite his unpopularity Thaksin would probably still win. *phew*

I bring all this back to your attention because a related incident caused some embarrasment for a TV interviewer in Thailand this week... Imagine the scene - you are interviewing the deputy leader of Thaksin's Thai Rak Thai party, Sudarat Keyuraphan, when your phone goes off...

What? Well, yes, that is a little embarrassing, but not exactly mortifying is it. Unless your mobile ringtone happens to consist of a soundbite where media boss Sondhi Limthongkul is shouting "THAKSIN GET OUT!". Oops.

Apparently the deputy leader responded by icily offering to assist the owner in finding another ringtone.

In other news I note that Britain's own PM, Citizen Blair, fancies himself as a Trotsky-ite. Apparently it was a book on Trotsky that inspired him to enter politics and he feels that it left a deep impression on him. So deep, in fact, that it was completely hidden from view when he took over the Labour Party in 1994 and set about turning it into New Conservative. Erm, I mean New Labour. Maybe...

Cheers m'dears!

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6 Comments:

At Saturday, March 04, 2006 5:11:00 pm, Blogger Jokemail said...

Sorry for the delay - you're now one vote ahead

 
At Saturday, March 04, 2006 5:29:00 pm, Blogger Binty McShae said...

Nice one Jokey! You're a star!

 
At Monday, March 06, 2006 1:27:00 am, Blogger Kim Ayres said...

Congrats on winning Binty!

 
At Monday, March 06, 2006 4:30:00 am, Blogger Dr Joseph McCrumble said...

Dear Binty

Greetings from your fellow Scot (well, my heritage is somewhat dubious I have to admit). By another coincidence, we appear to have chosen the same blogspot template. Interestingly, no-one has ever seen us in the same place at the same time. Makes you wonder, eh?

J McC

 
At Monday, March 06, 2006 5:44:00 am, Blogger The MacBean Gene said...

Didn't Trotsky suffer from ax in the brain syndrome?
Politics and the press would make a great comedy if they didn't have so much influence.
Welcome to the "Scots of Somewhat Dubious Heritage Society", McCrumble.

 
At Monday, March 06, 2006 7:39:00 am, Blogger Binty McShae said...

Kim - I won? I've only just got on so I'd best take a look!

Doc Joe - wondered when you'd get to me. I remember reading your moans that no-one who you left a message for visited you to do the same, yet its been a good 2 or 3 weeks since I first posted on your comments. Shame on you, sir! But you are most welcome here, whether your heritage is dubious or not!

Mac - Politics and the press HAVE made great comedy... one classic example lampooning the both of them can be found on Tubthumper's site at http://thumpingthetub.blogspot.com/2006/02/old-but-accurate.html

 

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