From Naewna, December 13, 2012
Left, sheep on the left: Our Big brother, Chalerm didn’t join Prime Minister’s trip to the three provinces in the deep South because he is sick … [The three provinces are Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat where an insurgency is raging.]
Sheep on the right: What’s wrong with our Big Bro…?
Right, sheep on the left: He’s got a torn-lung disease, so sick that shit gets up to his brain…!!
[Torn lungs, or Pod Haeg in Thai, has the same meaning as being chicken-hearted. It means that Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Ubamrung is so afraid of the violence in the three provinces in the deep South that he dares not travel down there despite being in charge of the situation for the government. In Thai, when you say somebody is very scared of something, you say he is so scared that shit went up to his brain.]
From Manager, December 14, 2012
Left, Duangchalerm Ubamrung: Since Dad was assigned to be in charge of the southern problems… he had to switch to shit through his head.
Ajharn Ubamrung: Why is that, Duang?
Right, Duangchalerm: Shit gets up to his brain.
[Reference is to Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Ubamrung recent assignment to be in charge of the violent situation in the three provinces in the deep South. Since he rarely travels down to those three provinces, his rivals agree that he’s too afraid to visit the provinces.]