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  • LIFESTYLE

    Stay silly

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 10/04/2019

    » Depending on your age and sensibility, you either found Tom Green's comedy utterly hilarious or unfathomably puerile. His eponymous show, which ran on MTV from 1999, saw this gangly Canadian out to annoy the population of North America, sticking his camera in people's faces and doing dumb stunts, thereby providing a blueprint for the Jackass boys and a generation of foolish YouTubers.

  • LIFESTYLE

    No offence

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 22/01/2019

    » You'll be familiar with Jim Jefferies' schtick. He's the archetypal Aussie bloke, unconcerned with politically correct ways to address hot-button topics. His rants wrong-foot you with boozy observations that crystallise into astute commentary on modern society, like he's some kind of pub savant.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The View's frontman cleans up and grows up

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 05/10/2018

    » What happens when a group of rambunctious Scottish musicians are given a record deal while still in their teens and then score a hit with their first album? Indie popsters The View fell willingly for the clichés of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll, and threw themselves into a life of boozy mayhem.

  • LEARNING

    Dodging a bullet

    Gary Boyle, Published on 29/09/2018

    » Lecturer cycles from Tokyo to Kyoto

  • LIFESTYLE

    Anger is an energy

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 17/08/2018

    » It takes Trent Reznor 45 minutes to say hello. He voices his surprise that it's taken his band Nine Inch Nails nearly 30 years to do a show in Thailand. They almost made it in 2014 for the aborted Silverlake Festival in Pattaya, cancelled due to the volatile political climate, so there was no small amount of anticipation ahead of their show at Bangkok's packed Moonstar Studio on Tuesday night.

  • LEARNING

    Immigration denies 'Fast Track' abuse

    Gary Boyle, Published on 01/05/2019

    » The Immigration Bureau has dismissed allegations it is exploiting its "Fast Track Lane" cards that enable holders to pass through special lanes at immigration counters.

  • LEARNING

    Chinese crash victim loses leg, returns home

    Gary Boyle, Published on 26/02/2019

    » SURAT THANI: A Chinese tourist who lost a leg in a motorbike accident on Koh Samui left for home on Monday, giving thanks for the hospitality and treatment he received.

  • LEARNING

    Elephant attacks two Italian tourists

    Gary Boyle, Published on 20/02/2019

    » Two Italian tourists and a mahout were hurt, one seriously, when an elephant giving rides at a tourist attraction in Phangnga threw three men off its back and then attacked one tourist with its tusk.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Sex 'n' drugs 'n' rock 'n' rehab

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 15/01/2019

    » 'I shouldn't be in rehab at my age," says 28-year-old Andy*. As a music festival organiser, he curates events all over Europe, and is, as he puts it, "immersed" in drug culture. In rehab for cocaine addiction, he's also one of the increasing number of professionals aiming to make the music industry a safer place for those with substance abuse issues.

  • LEARNING

    Two tourists drown swimming

    Gary Boyle, Published on 09/01/2019

    » A French woman has drowned at a beach on Koh Samui in Surat Thani and a Chinese man also drowned while swimming at Koh Racha in Phuket, both on Tuesday.

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