Diversion: Aerobics and Snakes and Generals

A complete diversion from the usual financial fare around here, but this has to be the best story I have read in some time:

General to teach aerobics

BANGKOK – A MAVERICK Thai general who has threatened to bomb anti-government protesters and drop snakes on them from helicopters has been reassigned as an aerobics teacher, the Bangkok Post said on Friday.

Major-general Khattiya Sawasdipol, a Rambo-esque anti-communist fighter more commonly known as Seh Daeng, reacted with disappointment to his new role as a military instructor promoting public fitness at marketplaces.

‘It is ridiculous to send me, a warrior, to dance at markets,’ he said, before launching an attack on his boss, army chief Anupong Paochinda.

‘The army chief wants me to be a presenter leading aerobics dancers. I have prepared one dance. It’s called the ‘throwing-a-hand-grenade’ dance’, he said.

[via ST]

Just wait until Dick "tai chi" Cheney gets reassigned to instruction in the "pouncing tiger".