Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Not just ignorant--WILLFULLY ignorant

Y'know, I always thought the "woman who dismisses anything that isn't clothes or makeup as irrelevant" was one of those comedic exaggerations. You know, like the character "Kharisma" in the webcomic Something*Positive. The one who doesn't consider you human if you aren't pretty enough.

Then I see stuff like this.

This is right.

And by right, I mean "wrong."

And by wrong, I mean "funny."

Via YouTube, an introductory guide to eating sushi. Pay close attention to the more...exotic...varieties presented near the end.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

It took a while

...but it looks like Japanese McDonald's have caught on to the bigger is better school of fast food burgers.
Behold: the MegaMac!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

As if you didn't already know...

...that I am the √úberGeek:

(click for scary size-up shimashou)

Final Fantasy, I - XII. I don't yet have a copy of Final Fantasy VI ('cause it's not out in English yet), I've never had a copy of VIII (yet), my copy of IX is in a box in Mom & Dad's basement, and I don't own XI because it's an MMPORG and I just can't be bothered. None of that means I'm not a geek, though.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Blogger is acting weird.

So...we'll see if this actually publishes.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

The world is doomed.

Okay, so this is a clip from the French version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?".
The question: Which of these orbits the Earth?

A. The Moon
B. The Sun
C. Mars
D. Venus

The scary part is what happens after he uses a lifeline....

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Reasons why Japan is weird, installment #1087

For some stupid reason, they still think that performing in blackface is still cool and/or funny! Right now, there's a show on TV where minor celebrities (generally famous for being on shows like this one) are on, mimicking western pop music stars. They're going all-out, with singing, dancing, wardrobe and make-up. The Madonna imitator was passable, I guess, and the Karen Carpenter (who can explain the Japanese obsession with the Carpenters?), but the Freddy Mercury, complete with fake chest hair, was freaky.

And then, they had a Whitney Houston (AND AAAAAAAAIAAAAAAIIIIIEEEE

WILL ALWAYS,
LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUOUUUOUOUUUUUUU)

and a Louis Armstrong, both bewigged and with dark brown makeup. I'll admit that the Louis did a halfway decent job of imitating his vocal stylings, but still, it was really creepy.

Actually, this is a pretty mild example. Japanese variety shows still occasionally do the blackface minstrel show stereotype, and it's always a shock to me when I see it.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

New Year's Resolutions

I hereby resolve to:

1. Blog more.
2. Stop drinking Coca-Cola (the regular, sugary kind. I'll still drink Diet Coke.)

I'm wondering which one will last longer.

Monday, January 01, 2007

So, I've been on vacation from work since last Friday, and since I didn't have enough money to go on a trip (I've already done a lot of traveling around the area in my car, first when Scott and Louise came, and again when Doug visited), I've been trying to find stuff to do around the apartment (i.e. stuff that doesn't cost money).

Clean? Yahright.

Watch TV? Well, I did some of that, too. This year's Red/White Song Challenge on NHK had a bit of controversy: Click here to see (NSFW)

(I'd put it in the blog, except for the fact that it isn't really safe for work. Even though the women are wearing body stockings, it...um. Just don't click it at work.)

So, what have I been doing most of the time? Playing video games. I just replaced my PS2 because the drive on the (five year) old one was wearing out. The new one is ridiculously small, and I've been inspired to play the plethora of games I've wasted money on over the years. I've also been playing the DS/GBA games I've gotten more recently...

What else is one to do when afflicted with a raging head cold? (Or it could be a hangover, I guess.)