Peace out! Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha replaces himself with a cardboard cutout.

Peace out! Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha replaces himself with a cardboard cutout.

This last January, the coup master, the man ringing the bell on the dangers of bikinis and too much democracy, finally found the way to handle those pesky questions from the public.

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha decided to embrace the late 90’s trend of life-size cardboard cutouts, and ordered a selection to be done in his likeness.

Children, cardboard, and cannons make for a great photo op.

Children, cardboard, and cannons make for a great photo op.

Then at the Government House in Bangkok, before bouncing from his press conference, he trotted one out and said, “If you want to ask any questions on politics or conflict, ask this guy.”

Is a cardboard dictator still a dictator?

After his Tom Green-level stunt, Prayuth Chan-ocha came back and dismissed reporters, deciding to take questions from those children in the audience whom had been pre-screened, claiming it was his duty to, “Engage young people with potential to get in line with 21st-century democracy.”

Yup, nothing like the concepts of the need to get in line, and democracy in the 21st-century.