Goodbye to Stickman

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Goodbye to Stickman

Postby Edwardo » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:44 am

Seems I've heard about the demise of Stickman multiple times going back many years. I thought it stopped long ago. Maybe this is the final final. Never read it much anyway.

thai visa wrote: Seminal sexpat blogger Stickman Bangkok packs it in after two decades

In a sad and surprising post, Stick, the blogger behind one of Bangkok’s oldest expat blogs, Stickman Bangkok, announced that he’s packing it in and calling it a day after writing about Bangkok’s naughty nightlife scene and publishing glamour photos of bar girls for 19 years.

Many of the city’s expats (or, c’mon, sexpats) will feel a bit lost without his weekly updates about girly bar gossip and photos to peruse over their morning Nescafe (or, let’s face it, beer).

The blogger, a man from New Zealand named Nick who keeps his identity semi-concealed and boasts legions of farang male fans, moved back to New Zealand a few years ago after selling his site to an investor. He remained the site’s main paid blogger, using his network of bar bosses, regulars, and naughty nightlife insiders to get up-to-the-minute info about the the city’s go-go bars and underbelly news.

It worked well enough. It was hard to tell he wasn’t out trolling Soi Cowboy, Nana, and Pattaya’s Walking Street himself to dig up the site’s info. But, on Sunday, he wrote that the person he sold the site to can no longer pay him so he’s quitting.

Reporting on news from bars with names like Spanky’s and The Dollhouse, he’s been an integral part of the Bangkok blog scene for many years and the place where Nana regulars and annual visitors turn for news and updates about their favorite nightlife spots.

To set one confusing record straight, Stickman Bangkok and Stickboy Bangkok are separate and completely different sites with separate owners/writers that cover similar topics.

Stickboy is a flashier, more modern site launched in 2014 reporting on viral news as well as breaking features such as this one on 32 pics of Asian tush.

Stickboy, a blogger named Mike, assured Coconuts that his site will endure, continuing to publish updates about giant jugs and fabulous funbags. Seriously, Stickboy knows more euphemistic terms for breasts than anyone in the business. We’re glad he’s sticking around to impart this wisdom to the younger generation of cone connoisseurs.

Stickman told Coconuts that, while he’s had many happy memories of his years reporting on the city’s mammaries, he has no plans to continue with a new column or to return to life in Bangkok.

About the end of his writing career on Bangkok’s late nights, he said, “The main feeling is one of relief. Sundays came around fast and there was always pressure to cover all the bar industry news and gossip and get everything verified by trusted sources. And there was the pressure to entertain. Some weeks little happens and you just don’t have much to say, but you still have to publish. Readers aren’t shy to let you know if they like what you’ve produced or not, so it’s about engaging them, entertaining them, and making sure they feel that tuning in was both worthwhile and they will do so again the following week.

“It was not always easy to write about a place or life in a place with passion when I was 10,000 kilometers away.”

For those looking for reporting similar to that of Stickman, he suggests checking out the site Bangkok Eyes.

Truly the end of an era.

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Re: Goodbye to Stickman

Postby Londo » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:04 am

I got the idea he had to maintain his Sunday column for a year or two as a condition of sale when he offloaded Stickman Bangkok. He would have walked earlier if he could.It reminds me of The Lonely Planet sale when Tony Wheeler saw the writing on the wall and offloaded his publishing company and made a fortune just before Tripadvisor became the monster it is. Stickman knew the end was coming and knew there'd be someone to buy because of his site's history. Stick also understood his type of website was a dinosaur both in design and content. I'm glad he made a quid and got out.
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Re: Goodbye to Stickman

Postby logos » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:52 am

I didn't read him often since I stopped going to Thailand after about 2000 but always enjoyed his column when I did. He was part of the landscape and somehow helped shape expat communities, and his contributions will certainly be missed by many.
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Re: Goodbye to Stickman

Postby Phuket2006 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:20 pm

I used to read him often but found that the old Trink was better :cheers2:
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Re: Goodbye to Stickman

Postby logos » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:32 pm

Trink was a senile fool who claimed to the end HIV didn't caused aids. I had zero respect for the guy. Hacked him too 20 years ago, that was good fun. His daughter was not amused though. What a hoot.
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Re: Goodbye to Stickman

Postby Felgerkarb » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:05 pm

Read with amusement all the great articles about or by cherries who got crushed by Thai bargirls.
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Re: Goodbye to Stickman

Postby Jep » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:45 pm

Stickman Weekly column is back. His first column published last Sunday.
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Re: Goodbye to Stickman

Postby KampongThomas » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:31 pm

That's good news. Thanks for the heads up Jep
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Re: Goodbye to Stickman

Postby Jep » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:36 pm

KampongThomas wrote:That's good news. Thanks for the heads up Jep

Ha. if you bothered to read it you would agree its a fantastic piss take/ fake news column April 1st 2018.
He done it every year.
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Re: Goodbye to Stickman

Postby violet » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:42 pm

Jep wrote:
KampongThomas wrote:That's good news. Thanks for the heads up Jep

Ha. if you bothered to read it you would agree its a fantastic piss take/ fake news column April 1st 2018.
He done it every year.



Don't be so rude when someone genuinely thanks you. How much have you smoked/ drunk?
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Re: Goodbye to Stickman

Postby Jep » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:46 pm

violet wrote:
Jep wrote:
KampongThomas wrote:That's good news. Thanks for the heads up Jep

Ha. if you bothered to read it you would agree its a fantastic piss take/ fake news column April 1st 2018.
He done it every year.



Don't be so rude when someone genuinely thanks you. How much have you smoked/ drunk?

Thank You Kampong Thomas.
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Re: Goodbye to Stickman

Postby johnjayson » Thu May 10, 2018 4:24 pm

He has some good post to help foreigners like me to know what i should decide myself for the trip.
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Re: Goodbye to Stickman

Postby Jep » Sat May 12, 2018 9:58 am

johnjayson wrote:He has some good post to help foreigners like me to know what i should decide myself for the trip.

That's good JJ. he paved the way, pointed out the obstacles to make for a pleasant Thailand experience for 1000's.of people like yourself.
There are some raunchy stories that would never be allowed to in any book. in Readers Submissions, theres some sick bastards out there. :-o

I feel sorry for Stick, how the deal he done fell apart along with the site..bet hes kicking himself not selling lock stock and barrel at an offered 5 million baht circa 2012.

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Re: Goodbye to Stickman

Postby black69wolf69 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:50 pm

logos wrote:Trink was a senile fool who claimed to the end HIV didn't caused aids. I had zero respect for the guy. Hacked him too 20 years ago, that was good fun. His daughter was not amused though. What a hoot.


actually a lot of scientists/doctors/even government officials dispute the HIV/AIDS link. It just isn't "PC" to do so. AIDS after all is just a series of symptoms which could apply to a lot of conditions not necessarily as a result of HIV infection.

No idea who Trink is, would need to look him up, but on that basis alone you can't judge him. There may be other reasons to dislike the guy along with anyone else in the universe but the HIV/AIDS thing is not one of them. In fact, I think the basis of the connection has never been adequately proven.
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Re: Goodbye to Stickman

Postby Gin&Tonic » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:20 pm

black69wolf69 wrote:actually a lot of scientists/doctors/even government officials dispute the HIV/AIDS link.


Citations please.
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