STOP THE PRESSES!!!
After a seven-year courtship which initially took root in the bowels of the Phnom
Penh Post headquarters, the man who introduced the phrase "wanna meet my future
ex-wife" into the Cambonglish lexicon has now finally decided to take the plunge.
Yup, you got it. Nate Thayer is getting married.
Nate reports from his farm in Maryland that he wrote a love letter to his eternally
patient sweetheart Carol Bean several weeks ago, in which he popped the question
at the end. Carol sat on their porch reading the missive, wondering what was up until
she got to the last line.
With tears streaming, she gave the formerly, on-occasion, Ionesco-like Bald Soprano
a big hug and - believe it or not - said "Yes".
The wedding is planned for sometime next spring, on the farm, in whatever kind of
ceremony can be held, according to Nate, that doesn't involve lawyers or cops.
There is even talk of the possibility of Little Beans in the not-too-distant future.
Speaking of lentils, former PPPost Managing Editor Matt Grainger reports from
Oxford, UK that his charming bride Kate Geary has one in the oven with an ETA early
next year. It is believed that starting mid-term Kate will take time off from chaining
herself to bridges and fences throughout Europe at demos.
Meanwhile, former PPPost Managing Editor Pete "Choo-Choo" Sainsbury
and former NDI Gurucrat Sophie Rich-ardson tied the knot at a ceremony in upstate
New York. One attendee reports that Sophie's sister offered an effusive toast as
follows: "Marriage is not about love, it's about power and domination!"
It remains unclear whether Sophie's sister has a past, present or future ex-husband
A recent visitor to Phnom Penh said he was at Don Muang Airport and stopped at
the Telegraph Office to try to send a wire to Cambodia. "We have no code for
Cambodia," he was told. Try under "K" for "Kampuchea", he
replied. Nothing there either. The code was finally found under "D" for
"Democratic Kampuchea". Ouch!
The latest addition to the pub crawl circuit is a place called Bar Apocalypse
Now on Street 63 south of Sihanouk Blvd. If you swing by, don't be surprised if you
run into a Colonel Kurtz look-alike muttering about The Horror.
Thilo at Wilhelm Tell advises folks to dust off their lederhosen. Oktober Fest
II is coming soon. And Thilo promises worse hangovers than last year.