i must ask: why the sudden shock and alarm in the news about the asian brown cloud? it’s bad i know, but why is this the first we’re hearing of it? it’s covering almost all of southern asia, for God’s sake! it had to have grown from something smaller. it surely didn’t appear overnight. why the hell weren’t people doing something about it when it first started to appear? in surfing around for articles on it, i came across this bizarro suicide story from thailand.