A n unauthorized, clandestine BBC radio broadcast from Thailand was recently picked
up here in the Kingdom. The high-frequency transmission came across the airwaves
on Nov 7 at around 6:30 PM. Unidentified intelligence analysts who were monitoring
the report originally said the message was in some indecipherable code as the text
was a repetitious "Waaaaaa-aaaaaaah, waaaaaaaaaaaah, waaaaaaaaaaah." However,
it was determined that the voice was that of a young woman.
Thai authorities from the top-secret Department of Suspicious Noises were alerted
about the transmissions, especially since they continued throughout the night with
no let-up in sight. After an extensive investigation, a series of serious officials
converged on the transmitter and discovered the culprit: Zoe Ciara Miller, age 2
days, weight 3.2 kilos.
Father Johnny Miller, when confronted by authorities as to who had approved his new
baby daughter's activities, is alleged to have said: "I feel pretty groovy,
but its a whole new realm of responsibilities."
** It will go down in the annals of unwritten history as "the Claudia
Rizzi Affair" involving a woman of destiny who "left her mark" on
the Cambodian landscape. The details of the incident remain sketchy although there
appear to have been a substantial amount of gesticulatory hand and arm movements
in the true spirit of thrashy Italian neo-expressionism.
** A guy in Siem Reap buys a boat, launches it and then watches it sink
immediately. Undaunted, he picks himself and the boat up, and then goes and opens
a bar using the boat to build it. Its called "Only One" and visitors say
the roof doesn't leak.
** The increase in boat tickets to Siem Reap from $8 to $18, observers say,
has cut the number of beggars outside Angkor Wat, many of whom were coming all the
way from Phnom Penh to cash in on the generousity/guilt of visiting tourists.
** A description of the Middle East: "A politically factionalised land
populated with a jumble of ethnic and religious groups, including Jews, Arabs, Egyptians,
Syrians, Greeks, Italians and a smattering of Christians. Each detest the other.
Extreme political and theological views prevail.
Terrorism and assassinations are commonplace, alliances are momentary, grudges
perennial and neither colonial sugjugation nor local autonomy suffices to keep the
peace." Report written in 66AD by Flavius Josephus for Vespasian to present
to Emperor Nero.