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The Gecko: 17 November, 2006

The Gecko: 17 November, 2006

The

internet continues to prove itself an amazing tool that is revolutionizing our ability

to access information. A few examples:

** King Father Norodom Sihanouk's latest film production "Who doesn't

have a mistress" starring Xavier d'Abzac and Prince Thomico can be seen

at:
www.norodomsihanouk.info/cinematographie/1992/Who%20does'nthaveMistress/Index.html

** The Battambang prison riot can be viewed at:
www.cambodia.org/blogs/video/documentary/2006/11/cambodian-prison-riot-b...

** Finally, want to know if you are a bleeding heart leftoid or to the right of Genghis

Khan? There's a short quiz you can take that tells you where you stand politically.

Punch in www.theadvocates.org/quiz.html and give it a go.

** The story of how more than a baker's dozen of Cambodian refugees who went to the

States after '75 ended up capturing the donut shop market in California has been

written a million times. But donut scholars have always pondered the glazed conundrum

about why that expertise hadn't sweetly sprinkled its way back to the Kingdom in

the last 15 years.

Now to the rescue comes U.S.A. Donuts, located at #15, St. 136 just off Norodom,

which has plunged headlong into the proverbial hole. Donut junkies, who can now satisfy

their habit for $4 a dozen, are giving the establishment rave reviews.

** The official Vietnamese guides at the Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City

have some interesting answers to the question "So why was the palace named Norodom

Palace when it was originally built in the 1800s?"

One guide answered: "Because Norodom Sihanouk signed all of Indochina over to

the French." A second guide answered: "Because it was named after a famous

French general named Norodom."

** The ANZ float during the Water Festival prompted many tongues to wag. Lots of

folks shook their heads, moaning about bad corporate taste and all that. One aging

Lefty described it as: "The penetration of international capital into the symbols

of state power."

Although one commentator exclaimed: "Kith Meng-he's a marketing genius!"

** Two visitors to the shooting range past the airport say they were shooed away

on November 2 because the FBI had made a reservation to use the place for some practice.

** Khieu Kola is organizing a 70th anniversary birthday party of Nagara Vatta which

will be held at 9am on Dec 19 at the Sunway Hotel.

** Wonders never cease. Michael "Vinegary" Vickery actually used the word

"love" in public. On November 14 at the Cantina he said: "I love everybody."

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