Thanks to liberals it is no longer considered “smart” to have have kids play with loaded guns in bed. What a bunch of socialists!
Things I’ve learned in Japan: “Barcode” is Japanese-English for “combover.
It is very interesting to see the parallels between us humans and our distant relatives. We have a pretty big ego when it comes to our evolution out of the wild and onto main street. It is in moments like these that we can remember how far we haven’t come and that parts of us are bound to nature.
The iPod Touch has had some weird glitches and bugs, but this one pops up for me often. It seems that sometimes the iPod Touch get's confused about whether it is horizontal or vertical. Instead of choosing one it tries to hedge the bet by taking a little from column A and a little from column B. If you shake it or just leave it alone for a while it'll figure things out and get back to normal eventually. Read more [...]
There's a little known ticket in Japan called the Seishun Juhachi kippu (literally "Youth 18 ticket"). While it was originally conceived as a ticket for the young people, nowadays it's used by anyone and everyone who likes traveling on the cheap. The ticket costs ¥ 11,500 and is good for five (consecutive or non-consecutive) days of travel. That means you only pay ¥2,300 a day!
You just show the person at the ticket gates, get it stamped the first time you use it, and you're traveling for next Read more [...]
If you want to send money from Japan you can use the post office. The JP (Japan Post) used to be the best deal in town. Nowadays there are other ways that are just as good. Short of setting up an account with CitiBank (which is marginally better), it'll be pretty much the same no matter where you send money from.
Below you find the important pages from the JP booklet. You can send money in two ways.
One way is to send a money order to an address, this is the most annoying way because you have to Read more [...]
Translation has always been interesting to me. It is interesting to me how something like a movies are translated. Even before making it to the theater the movie can be changed dramatically through translation. The name of the movie can reshape the expectation and focus of the movie for example. While not lingual, the movie poster can also be “translated” for a different audience.
Meryl Streep's It’s Complicated is an example of those two things happening at once. The result is that the Read more [...]
Sometimes juxtaposition is all the world needs to explain itself.
This is a from a page of Superman number 1, printed in 1938. I for one am glad these days are behind us. Thank goodness for the six decades worth of politicians promising change. Otherwise, where would we be now? Read more [...]
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Warner Brothers will be delaying release on Netflix by four weeks. It is a silly move to try and squeeze more money out of consumers at a time when most consumers don't have lots of extra cash to spare.
From the article:
"Within the home entertainment category, we're creating different times at which a product is available at different prices," said Kevin Tsujihara, Warner Bros.' home entertainment president.
I place my bet on this being a total wash financially. Read more [...]