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Thailand Bans Smoking; Ladyboys Still Available

The nation of Thailiand is the latest to enact a comprehensive ban on smoking in any area smaller than a football field. Brushing aside complaints from bar owners and restaurateurs, the Thai Health Ministry is confident that banning smoking is … Read More

By / January 11, 2008

The nation of Thailiand is the latest to enact a comprehensive ban on smoking in any area smaller than a football field. Brushing aside complaints from bar owners and restaurateurs, the Thai Health Ministry is confident that banning smoking is a money-making proposition for private entrepreneurs. So if you're smoker who's always had a hankering for a ping-pong show or sex with a kathoey, you've got until the end of January to make that holiday happen — otherwise you'll have to pack Nicorette.

Meanwhile, over here in the land of the free, a suburb of St. Louis is mulling a proposal to ban swearing, table-dancing and "profane music" in bars. No word on whether the enforcement mechanism would be a swear jar, posting nuns with rulers on a continuous APB, or just calling in SWAT teams whenever there's a complaint. Next up for St. Charles, MO: No talking, smiling, or laughing in an enclosed public area.

 

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