I blogged the celebration that marked the Thai King's 80th birthday. As you can tell from the post, it was spectacular: tens of thousands of Thais dressed in yellow shirts singing melodious royal anthems, followed by fireworks.
But I didn't show you this video clip (I thought it was lost), taken from a markedly different vantage point. One would have never guessed this sort of thing was going on just below the surface.
His intention? Well, as far as I could tell, the fellow pictured in the video was attempting -- with great determination -- to set the whole place on fire.