What do you think of this?
Found at blogofstench.
I thought it was funny, but I'm afraid to admit it here.
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I kind of liked it too...thought it was a cute idea (except for the transvestite joke, but i'll let it pass)
It's interesting to see what's supposed to be scary to a kid in Thailand vs. the standard American "boogie monster"--not one of those Thai figures had fur or claws or big teeth ala "Where the Wild Things Are"--in the lightbulb commercial, the intended "monsters" are very recognizably humanoid, just startling in behavior, appearance and proportion.
I enjoyed it a lot, actually... very clever.
Thank you for sharing this. I really liked that SE Asian monsters (some shared throughout E Asia) were featured. A refreshing (and nostalgic) trip. Cute, ad, too.
I thought it was very clever and original, but I didn't really like the inclusion of the transvestite with the supernaturals.
Perhaps we misunderstand that the inclusion of a transvestite has a significance for Thai people beyond that of 'scary person'? Just a thought. There for funnies or perhaps there's a socio-political message about street work and life's destiny?
I think the transvestite really might have a significance for Thai people beyond that of 'scary person.' Check this out:
British grandmother beaten and robbed by gang of Thai 'ladyboy' transvestites
weird. wonder what happened to my name there. it doesn't usually have that http://context bit at the end...
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