Not a chortle or a guffaw–but truth

Sawadee Khrap

Here is another tidbit from Paul’s Sunday email.  Something we should all remember – you can even see this attitude on the beach – the longer the boys are here the lazier they become.

An economics professor at Texas Tech said he had never failed many students at one time except on the occasion when he failed an entire class. That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said ok, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism. All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would be outstanding.  After the first test the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. But, as the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too; so they studied little. The second test average was a D!  No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around the average was an F.

The scores never increased as bickering, blame, and name calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.  All failed, to their great surprise. The professor then told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great; but when all the reward is taken away, no one will work to succeed.

Nothing could be any simpler than that….

Of course there is also a lack of possibilities for growth here to add to the problem – good jobs are scarce and wages are low, easier just to find a willing farang  -  but still when you receive something free it has little or no value -  iPhones, gold necklaces, computer, dinners – and so on. – nothing saved, spend today – just the same tomorrow or maybe dead , who know – just enjoy now.  Not an attitude to build a future.


Sign up for Sunday’s Funnies

Sawadee Khrap

This one is sick but made me laugh – But sign up for Paul’s Sunday Funnies – email  with Subscribe as subject.  He has a lot of good humor each week – check it out


A VERY ugly man walks into the bar with a big grin on his face, and orders a draft beer.
‘What are you so happy about?’, asks the Bartender.
‘Well, I’ll tell you,’ replies the ugly man.  ‘As you know, I live by the railroad tracks.  Well, on my way home from the bar last night, I noticed a young woman tied to the tracks, just like in the films.  I, of course, went and cut her free and took her back to my place.
Anyway, to make a long story short, I scored big time! We made love all night, all over the house.  We did everything! Me on top, sometimes her on top, every position imaginable!’
‘Fantastic, you lucky bastard!’, exclaimed the Bartender.  Was she pretty?’ 
‘Dunno…Never found the head!’


Handle every stressful situation like a dog.
Piss on it and walk away


CS6 Oil Painting filter

Sawadee Khrap

Say hello to “Top”   and if you are in Sunee, look him up.


This image is a combination of CS6 “Oil painting” filter and Bert Monroy’s technique.   I like the combination of the two effects.  I really like the brush effects from the oil paint filter – now to explore different settings – I think using varying brush sizes in different areas for greater emphasis using layers and masks would do the trick.