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BANGKOK 19 August 2019 09:37
moontang

Do you miss Stickman?

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No more than I miss trink. 

 

Time marches on. Like trink, stickman was relevant 15 years ago, the Bangkok he reported on was vital and interesting, it ceased to be so. 

 

Likewise he was reporting for a demographic that has moved on, or is actively shuffling offstage. Drunken English teachers and aged sex pests have had their day, social media does the job the beer bars and gogos used to. 

 

Only very few still care, and their numbers are shrinking rapidly. 

 

EDIT, I just read through the comments, and those who. Care seem to be here. Colour me surprised. 

 

Another crumbling Thailand internet edifice. 

 

Mangosauce was howver epic, and knew when it's time had come. 

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4 hours ago, marcusarelus said:

I went and looked at his latest.  Doesn't sound like Stick to me.  Unless he has gotten a lot younger and less mature.  He said his lens was misbehaving.  Huh?  And all the talk about his wife - never before.  Not going to the hospital when injured?  The whole thing sounded fishy to me. 

It's Stick all right !! No other clown would be constantly giving you glimpses of NZ and claiming how wonderful it is. On a male, red light sex oriented site. Go live down there for a while - you would need to belong to the LGBT set, sip soy lattes, and be taking SSRI's to combat the extreme boredom. Hmmm I would say he partakes of one or a few of those :)) Always amused me in the last few years he lived in Bangkok and claimed he hadn't been with bargirls  (because of all the damage that's done to them. What a joke.

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4 hours ago, metempsychotic said:

No more than I miss trink. 

 

Time marches on. Like trink, stickman was relevant 15 years ago, the Bangkok he reported on was vital and interesting, it ceased to be so. 

 

Likewise he was reporting for a demographic that has moved on, or is actively shuffling offstage. Drunken English teachers and aged sex pests have had their day, social media does the job the beer bars and gogos used to. 

 

Only very few still care, and their numbers are shrinking rapidly. 

 

EDIT, I just read through the comments, and those who. Care seem to be here. Colour me surprised. 

 

Another crumbling Thailand internet edifice. 

 

Mangosauce was howver epic, and knew when it's time had come. 

Huh  "like wise - he was reporting on a demographic that has moved on" --- Are your eyes closed when you go to BKK / Patts ??? Absolutely no !!  His site is finished Yes!! (because Stickman put the site on hold - had zero enthusiasm and now has tried to make this comeback. He basically f****d his own site up. In his absence YouTube has made it totally irrelevant. But the demographic of gentleman (of any age) - be they English teachers, s*x pests wanting to find "tenderness for a price" hasn't.

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11 hours ago, marcusarelus said:

I am probably one of a few who know the Cat house was named after the cat's and I have not been back since they stopped the all you can drink bottles of beer for 600 baht.  I think it was 600 baht.  

200 for Chang 300 for Heineken was the aycd promo..16:00-20:00.

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On 6/1/2018 at 9:29 PM, ChidlomDweller said:

I wrote to him at the time if it was a money issue, he should consider charging.  Maybe have 5-10 free articles a year and for the fans, even if it's just 5-10 dollars a year, it would have been a nice earner for him.  IIRC, at one point he had 300,000 site visits a month, and in spite of the snark he gets here from some, a loyal following.  It would have also freed him up to cover more general content.  The bar section of his column I just passed over -- booooring.  I did enjoy many of his opening pieces, as well as his selection of weekly letters.   

 

In any case, he answered at the time that his decision to discontinue the site was not about money.  

OMG - that's a joke - as if anyone remains in a business if it's not making money.

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On 6/1/2018 at 9:37 PM, moontang said:

Yes, returning to New Zealand was a high priority for him.  It wasn't the same after left, but was still worth reading.  I would say the new owner had more to do with the end, than him working remotely.  The quality of the products he covered (mostly sponsors) have deteriorated so much (see:  What Happened to NEP), that must have been painful for him, like it is for many of us.

There was never a new owner. He was telling porkies to put the site in abeyance so he could ponce around boring NZ with other ponce mates for a while.

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On 6/3/2018 at 9:24 PM, Shaksey said:

I miss Stick's Sunday musings. Enjoyed reading them with my breakfast and coffee. 

 

Some of the readers submissions were very good too, and yes I also agree that the best were from Steve Rosse. 

 

He, and the other very good writers no longer send pieces to the site though because the new owners sneakily changed the T+C's to make any submitted piece their own property to profit from in any way they like and also refused to take down any previously submitted pieces.

New owners my ar*e. Stick did it.

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read some of his stuff,and downloaded loads more to peruse at a later date. last DL about 10 yrs ago, one day when i'm bored I hope to remember I've got lots of his stuff on a USB stick. what I have read is good, mangosauce same same...

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2 minutes ago, jastheace said:

read some of his stuff,and downloaded loads more to peruse at a later date. last DL about 10 yrs ago, one day when i'm bored I hope to remember I've got lots of his stuff on a USB stick. what I have read is good, mangosauce same same...

Yeh have to agree - the reader submissions are good but Sticks endless prattling about NZ is ridiculous. He tells a great deal of porkies and is not to be believed.

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2 hours ago, Melbun said:

Yeh have to agree - the reader submissions are good but Sticks endless prattling about NZ is ridiculous. He tells a great deal of porkies and is not to be believed.

He now sounds like some TV posters who returned to their home country.

Babbling on about how great his home country is, in comparison to Thailand, to try and justify to HIMSELF that he made the right move.

The only praises he has for Thailand, are saved for his invaluable bar sponsors, which are the "best" bars/gogos in Thailand 🤣🤣 (purely in his opinion), and are jam packed every single night 🤣🤣 ! 

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6 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

He now sounds like some TV posters who returned to their home country.

Babbling on about how great his home country is, in comparison to Thailand, to try and justify to HIMSELF that he made the right move.

The only praises he has for Thailand, are saved for his invaluable bar sponsors, which are the "best" bars/gogos in Thailand 🤣🤣 (purely in his opinion), and are jam packed every single night 🤣🤣 ! 

Yep - bulls**t artist. I don't believe a word he says. And I've come to believe he IS "the pretender" - trying to flog off gay sex with ladyboys. He seems to be very invested in these strange fellows - in spite of recently trying to smooth a tarnished image by morphing into the happily married man in NZ......... BS.

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