May 8, 2011

But My Housekeeper Said...

There was a recent graphic from one of my favorite websites, Not the Nation, and it looks as though the genre I'm trying to dabble in (horror and speculative fiction) has been spared the ridicule.  Not the Nation is like a Thai-themed The Onion and, it is completely merciless in who it pokes fun at.

The second one, "The Adorable Wisdom of my Thai Housekeeper" is actually a trope I have heard from more than one executive-level expat.  No shit, I have heard people try to explain that they knew everything about the ongoing political crisis and the red shirts' motivation because of what their housekeeper, nanny, or maid from the northeast told them. It would be funny, if it wasn't so sad.

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