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Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej (pronounced “Brett Farv”) died at the spry age of 88.

This brings an end to the longest reign of the world’s longest reigning monarch with a seven decade reign on the throne.  

But this is a real throne, not a euphemism for a toilet… although, there have been days where I felt like I was on the throne for seven decades.  Damn Killian’s Red.

He will be succeeded by his son and male heir Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn (pronounced “FAR-fig-nugan”)

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha (pronounced “pe-THAG-er-us KO-chell-a”), says


Say what you will about the man, but he knew how to rock the epaulettes.  

Thailand will hold a yearlong grieving period.  A freakin’ year… man I thought Ronald Reagan’s funeral dragged on.

U.S. President Barack Obama sent his boilerplate… I mean, “deep and sincerest” condolences and recalled the king’s “grace and warmth, as well as his deep affection and compassion for the <<insert nationality here>> people.”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the king “one of the tallest leaders of all time.”  Here at Ghoul Pool Headquarters we could not find his actual height.  But photographic evidence shows that President Obama was at least 6 inches taller.  So, we are calling this fact-check: racist.

Born in Cambridge Mass., he found popularity with his Kennedyesque Boston accent.

His parents were Princess Srinagarindra, (pronounced “SPRING-steen”) and Prince Mahidol Adulyadej (pronounced “Frank”).  

His U.S. birth certificate reads simply “Baby Songkla”, as the parents had to consult his uncle, King Rama VII (Prajadhipok), then head of the House of Chakri, for an auspicious name.  The auspicious name that he got was Gary Glitter.  So, you can see why he’d rather be called Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Oh, and he was, like, all peaceful and shit.

This hit goes to: Imaginary Steve!  “What?” you say?  This ain’t no Chinese scientist!  No, it was one of his holdovers!  So, I-Steve gets on the board with 20 points.  If he wants more, he better start Googling some Chinese scientists.

Happy pooling,


PS: Draft night is 11/5 – a mere 37 days away!

Current Standings:

Jami: 190 – (Scott Weiland  – 60, Pat Harrington, Jr. – 20, Umberto Eco – 20, Rob Ford – 60, Erik Bauersfeld – 10, Edward Albee – 20)

Tailgating w/ Jesus: 140 (Dolph Schayes – 20, Meadowlark Lemon – 20, Monte Irvin – 10, Muhammad Ali – 30, Pat Summitt – 40, Buddy Ryan – 20)

Joanne: 130 (Joey Feek – 60, Joe Garagiola – 10, Julius La Rosa – 20, Buckwheat Zydeco – 40)

Lee Kwang-Soo (Giraffe): 130- (Daniel Fleetwood – 70, Abe Vigoda – 10, Nancy Fucking Reagan! – 10!, George Martin – 10, Elie Wiesel – 20, Mike “Mighty Atom, Jr.” Greenstein – 10)

The Girl on Fire: 120 (Wayne Rogers – 20, René Angélil – 30, George Gaynes – 10, James Noble – 10, Doris Roberts – 10, Marni Nixon – 20, Fyvush Finkel – 10, Steven Hill – 10)

Harmony: 100 (Harper Lee – 20, George Kennedy – 10, Frank Sinatra, Jr. – 30, Gene Wilder – 20, Arnold Palmer – 20)

Occupy the Casket: 100 – (Natalie Cole – 40, Vanity – 50, Boutros Boutros-Ghali – 10)

Gianna: 80 (Robert Stigwood – 20, Lois Duncan – 20, Herschell Gordon Lewis – 20)

Team Sushi: 80 (Chyna, aka Joanie Laurer – 60, Morley Safer – 20)

Mostly Mike: 60 (Marvin Minsky – 20, Mihaly “Michu” Meszaros – 30, Janet Waldo – 10)

Age of Aquarius: 60 (William Guest – 30, Merle Haggard – 30)

Nathaniel: 50 (Alan Young – 10, Kenny Baker – 20, Glenn Yarbrough – 20)

Mortician’s Daughter: 50 – (Justice Antonin Scalia – 30, Bud Collins – 20)

Imaginary Steve: 20 – (King Bhumibol Adulyadej – 20)


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