I f you ever find a hand grenade in your bedroom, keep in mind that CMAC makes
house calls - and to their unsung credit they are very, very prompt. One nervous
Phnom Penh resident, worried about how to dispose of a fragmentation grenade
"discovered" on his dresser, put in a call to the deminers in the morning and a
very polite, calm and collected Dutch officer showed up just after lunch
apologizing for the delay.
All in a day's work for the efficient
CMACers. The UXO is now on its way to the detonation site in Kompong Speu where
it will be safely exploded.
The Phnom Penh Players are gearing up for a
gut-busting rendition of "The Cocktail Hour". The play stars, among others,
Michael "Joke-a-Minute" Brown and Sharon "Chuckles" Kevin.
received his Ph.D. in Cracks from the University of Gaffaw in Laughstershire,
Scotland, told the Gecko in an exclusive, off-the-record interview that the play
would be the biggest acting challenge yet in his lengthy stage career. "Och aye
the noo!" Brown guttered, while giving a tug on his kilt, when asked how he
would be able to mimic an American accent.
In case you missed it, the new
name around town for Pochentong is PoCHAMtong. Get it?
Flitman was tricked and the pager number given in the last issue is incorrect.
His real number is 22777 and his pager code is 656. He's still anxiously waiting
for a special message from a yet unrevealed, secret girlfirend. Call quickly
before the spark of love vanishes in the dark, lonely night.
diplomat in town says that businessmen from his country are grumbling about the
cost of doing business here in the Kingdom. They say that two or three years ago
the "signing fees" for contracts were in the $3,000 to $4,000 range. Now they're
getting asked for $100,000. No word on how many are paying it.
distinguished member of the private sector who goes by the code name "Enrique Le
Shark" notes that when he does the spell check on his computer for "NGO" it
comes up with "ego".
Street talk. Need a new car? One informed source
says that there are American jeeps out there, straight from Somalia, going for
the low, low price of only $2,500. Get one while its hot!
the wizard of pen names, may have taken on more than he bargained for. It seems
that the Reuters copy carried in his distinguished publication is being used
free of charge. The only problem is that the green eyeshade boys back in London
ain't happy and are figuring out how to extract a few shillings.