The political battle in Thailand is pretty fascinating right now. The People’s Alliance, a party of the educated middle class, is protesting the Thai Rak Thai incumbent government, which is made up of the business and financial elite who have elbowed their way into power by buying the votes of the less-educated, rural poor. (Same shit, different time zone.) In an odd twist of fate, the Prime Minister of Thailand may wind up getting ousted for paid appearances on a cooking show he hosted called “Tasting and Complaining”. Isn’t that insane? I feel so unoriginal, but also very Thai*.
“I did it because I liked doing it,” Samak said. “I was
the first TV presenter to do my cooking right in the market, and it was
*Tagline for this blog for many years was “eating and complaining in nyc”.