Saturday, January 31, 2009


From the hollowed pages of the Phnom Penh Post Police Blotter:
An Australian man and a Cambodian sex worker were brought into Chroy Changvar commune police station after an argument about not paying enough for buying sex for two nights. The woman said she could not accept US$70 because the man had had sex with her several times during the two nights. The argument surprised neighbours who brought them to the police station. The man was ordered to pay the woman $30 more and $80 to have their names left off the report.

I have been thinking about THIS one a lot over the last few days and I have a few points to make.

1) Since when has two days with a sex worker on the barang circuit cost 100$ in sCambodia? She should have been arrested for gouging.

2) 80$ bucks to grease the police palms to stay off a report...once again, gouging bastards. By Buddha, the going rate is about 20$ to cook the police books. Bogan amateur.

3) Why the HELL did our bogan hero go with the neighbors to the police?! Another amateur mistake.

4) Um, last I checked, prostitution is illegal in sCambodia, so the cops enforcing some sort of fair trade deal is ridiculous and farcical. They must be her pimps. Because if they weren't, then they would have arrested her so they could repeatedly rape her in the cop shop for a few days like most of the pigs around here. They would have used her like a cum dumpster until her family and friends could pay to get her out of their "jail of love". They could have had a chew toy for a few days, and more money. I figured Dey Krohom would have polished their knobs enough to get them all worked up for a few good rounds of rape.
Oh, the humanity.

Prodigal Blues

Cambodia is an amazing place. Many live here to get the hell away from wherever or whatever they have had enough of. She takes us in her warming embrace and smothers out the pain and sorrow from which we escaped, sometimes with just our lives, if not our souls. But I tell you, whatever it is one may run from, it always finds you. Even in Cambodia...

Riding my life
Like a run-a-way train
Moving from
One track to that
Howling, crying,
Screaming at the moon
Only my voice came back
Only the echo came back

(thanks to Billy Idol for one of the best set of lyrics ever put to music)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Freak Out!

This is probably one of the best goddamn albums every produced and recorded in history....if you are over a certain age. Most of you young punks probably would not understand this album, but it is history -- it came out in 1966. I don't claim to be any sort of music guru or historian, but I know good when I hear it, and this is it. The social commentary is still very valid, and more to the point, many of the songs fit Cambodia perfectly, especially in this era of the Neo Khmer Rouge, and less severely, I cannot enter any hostess bar and not hear in my squirming like a toad brain:

Suzy Creamcheese, what's got into you?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

And Now for Something Completely Different

Felgerkarb has not been seen recently in the vicinity of St. 136 for several weeks. It has been reported that several bars along this premier hostess strip may be on the brink of closure due to his lack of patronage. Chi Chi, a good friend of our hero and owner of Nay Nay Star Bar on St. 102 (where the girls are very tall), has required her empolyees to dress in mourning attire until his return.

And now for something completely different...

Dildos are illegal in Cambodia... debate the point...

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Our Glorious Leader Speaks!

"We know now that there must be a single purpose! A single norm! A single approach! A single entity of peoples! A single virtue! A single morality! A single frame of reference! A single philosophy of government! We must cut out all that is different like a cancerous growth! It is essential in this society that we not only have a norm, but that we conform to that norm! Differences weaken us! Variations destroy us! An incredible permissiveness to deviation from this norm is what has ended nations and brought them to their knees! Conformity we must worship and hold sacred! Conformity is the key to survival!"