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July 25, 2021

'The Serpent'

This 8-part Netflix series, inspired by true events, is set in Thailand (primarily Bangkok), in the mid-1970s.

What an immersion in the Asia of hippies and easy travel.

"The Serpent" reveals the story of serial conman and killer Charles Sobhraj and remarkable, extraordinary attempts to bring him to justice.

It's a perfect accompaniment to Lawrence Osborne's magnificent 2020 novel, "The Glass Kingdom," set in Bangkok, if, like me, you find Bangkok endlessly fascinating without ever having set foot there.

July 25, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Surf's Up!


July 25, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Penniless: why a Victoria man has gone two decades without money

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That's Victoria in the province of British Columbia, Canada.

David Johnston (above) won't touch money, except to destroy it.

Tori Marlan's penetrating profile of this singular man appeared in the July 14, 2021 edition of the Capital Daily.

It's very long.

I read every word and stopped quite frequently to think about what I was reading.

Your experience may differ.

July 25, 2021 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Björk x PJ Harvey — 'I Can't Get No Satisfaction'

This happened in 1994 at the BRIT awards.

July 25, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Super Mario Piranha Plant Slippers


From the website:

Do you need the right footwear for your next round of Mario Party?

The Super Mario Piranha Plant Slippers are here for you!

They come in a Warp Pipe stand that will turn the set into a truly unique decorative item whenever you store the slippers, and of course they look amazing on your feet as well.

Impress your friends with this fun and comfortable item for your Super Mario collection while keeping your feet warm during those extended Nintendo gaming sessions.

Features and Details:

Dimensions with stand: 10.2"x 8.3"Ø

Size: 23-26cm (U.S. shoe size: 6-9)

• Materials: Polyester, EVA

• Weight: 14.1 oz.



July 25, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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