My Ashley Madison Sex Account Hacked: How I Told Online Blackmailers to F*&k Off

My Ashley Madison Account Was Hacked and Someone Tried to Blackmail Me. This Was My Response……. By Nate Thayer September 28, 2015 Today, I received this email from “Robert” attempting to blackmail me if I didn’t send him three bitcoins in exchange for “Robert” not releasing “dirt” to my “family and friends and employer” from […]

Sex and the Freelance Blogger: The very disturbing reasons why people read my journalism

Why Homeland Security Might Well be Advised of the People Who Read my Blog Nate Thayer October 10, 2014 I really should stop doing this because it makes me want to make an upwardly mobile career change to, say, working the night shift running the cash register as an urban 7-11, but occasionally I peak […]

Bin Laden’s wet dream: Cheeky Brits celebrate their terror attack on D.C.

Our Cheeky Brit Cousins London celebrates their terrorist attack on D.C.: Inflame still raw memories of former colonial subjects The wet dream of Osama Bin Laden By Nate Thayer August 27, 2014 Oh those wily Poms and their charming, subtle, stiff upper lipped wit. Very, very subtle. Let’s be frank here. It is high time […]

The dirty little secret of mental illness: What killed Robin Williams made the rest of us smile

Mental illness was part of the true, inextricable, celebrated package of Robin Williams’ genius and should be freed from the bondage of the taboo dirty little secret it remains.  By Nate Thayer August 11, 2014 Robin Williams was genuine and flawed and a genius and a manic-depressive and an addict and he made the world a better […]

A Heavenly Meal Located Somewhere Near Hell, China: A Food Review

A Heavenly Meal Located Somewhere Near Hell, China: A Food Review  The best meal I have ever had,  served by a restaurant whose name I don’t know, located in a city I have never figured out was where, in China By Nate Thayer July 13, 2014 You gotta admit that the Chinese have this whole […]

“She pissed off the Queen, now she’s dead ”Why Brits Are Loopier Than Americans Re: Fruitcake Conspiracy Theories?

Why Are The Brits Even More Loopy Than Americans When it Comes to Fruitcake Conspiracy Theories? By Nate Thayer February 24, 2013 Some may recall that in December 2012 a couple of radio disc jockey pranksters in Australia called the London hospital where the pregnant Princess whatever-her-name-is was staying having taken ill with tummy troubles. […]

No More Creampuff Journalism: Readers React in Letters to the Editor

No More Creampuff Journalism Sometime public commentary on the published writings of a journalist can get nasty, sometimes snarky, and sometimes downright witty. Here, readers react with a series of letters to the editor to an interview I did with Khmer Rouge Prime Minister Khieu Samphan published in the Phnom Penh Post. It wasn’t pretty, but it […]

Golf, Cambodia, and the ‘very cornerstone of morality’

Golf, Cambodia, and the ‘very cornerstone of morality’ From my mailbox: Dear Nate, I have read your missives on Cambodia on Face Book and elsewhere with great interest. You are truly prolific and I walk in your shadow. I hardly ever reply to Face Book. I hardly get the time. Due to our mutual deep […]

The Childhood Education of a Cantankerous Journalist

The Early Education of a Future Cantankerous Journalist: 7th grade English class papers from a 12 year old By Nate Thayer October 28, 2013 I recently moved several hundred boxes of books, papers, and various possessions I have acquired through my decidedly nomadic, itinerant life from a storage unit into the basement of my new […]

How Hordes of U.S. Republican Party Apparatchik’s Toppled the Mongolian Communist Descendants of Genghis Khan

How Hordes of U.S. Republican Party Apparatchik’s Toppled the Mongolian Communist Descendants of Genghis Khan Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with the Mongolian Voter” was the single largest printed and most widely distributed document in Mongolian History, and Crucial to Overthrowing History’s Second Longest Ruling Communist Government Without Shedding a Drop of Blood: The  “Contract with Mongolia.” From the archives […]

Pyongyang Porn: “Some readers may find the book objectionable” @NKNewsorg

Excerpts from Pyongyang Porn “Some readers may find the book objectionable” BY NATE THAYER , AUGUST 23, 2013 For the full story, go to at , the news organization that comprehensively provides quality journalism on all North Korea. Below are excerpts……. Artwork by NK News illustrator Cammy Smithwick   Mhari Yi, who moved to Edinburgh to attend Napier University […]

I’m leaving, on a jet plane–Edward’s excellent spy adventure

I’m leaving, on a jet plane: Edward’s excellent spy adventure A young whistleblower named Ed Was wanted by agents, so fled. Abbetted by hackers He’s off to Caracas For Snowden, red’s better than dead! From the limerick Tweeting Mick Twister By Nate Thayer June 24, 2013 It is a journalists worst nightmare. Tricked by international spies […]