Thursday, April 29, 2010
prison breaking bad
so a small note on a popular tv show that's turned unpopular. and by the way, has anyone even seen this show? (or should i say, seen it to its painful end?) prison break started off with this semi-cool premise of a guy purposely getting put in prison just so he can break out of prison (with his death-row inmate of a brother in tow)). and that's just season one. well... it goes on for three more seasons after that until they really run it in the ground in the fourth and final season. (and they probably would've kept going in the direction of middle earth had fox not pulled the plug in a death with dignity style decision.)
but let me get to the point of why i am bringing up this bad tv show on my blog. well, not far into the last season, we found out that the bad guy, "the general," is counterfeiting Lao currency with plans to flood their markets with it... and we see him, with a menacing look on his face, holding a Lao kip note in several scenes.
well, the Lao kip he's holding is none other than the 20,000 kip note. that's kinda funny because 20,000 kip is worth $2.40 with today's exchange rate, and it was worth even less than that last year when the episode aired. and its not like Laos isn't printing larger denominations than that.
but i guess it's not too strange considering that the per capita gnp for 2005 was $442. but anyway, as i've said in the past, you know Laos is coming up when it gets a nice place in the plot of a great tv show like prison break...