By The Bali Travel Yarns & Yawns Society
May 21, 2006, 03:00
John Millard (AKA Jack) Daniels was thrown an alleged surprise party at a venue part owned by the notorious Suharto family (the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel Bali) recently to celebrate 500 issues of his wobble and lies for Bali's tourism (especially his own) rag, the Bali Update; although he seems more bored than surprised (photo left)! Daniels’ published claims that the “Gala” benefited from “free-flowing champagne” with a small “c” (but not small enough), “live music” and “delicious food” seems at odds with the photos taken of the event which clearly show an apparently unpopular red plonk, olives on sticks and a cake made in the shape of a PC, adding yet further evidence to speculation Jack is totally and pompously delusioned. Sad too perhaps was Daniels’s statement that “close friends from Bali tourism industry and local government” accounted for the people who attended. Recent revelations that Daniels locks himself away at weekends to publish his weekly Bali yarns and yawns (The Bali Update) plus this apparent admission that he has no “friends” outside the travel industry, where so called "friendship" is generally about self-serving nodding heads, “Oh reallys!” and don’t leave your back unguarded. We had to wonder which person in the photographs is Jack’s pet bent police officer “friend” Tri Kuncoro, or if the rumor is true that Bali’s Cyber Crime detective, who thought you had to visit a business’ premises in order to see their web site, had enough sense and some might say class at least to avoid this rave!
Lovely party Jack! Charming friends!