some J-pop for your hungry ears
I've made the new Morning Musume single available for download from the i-drive thingie. The name of the song is "Happy Summer Wedding." It's pure pop.
Includes: some good "yai-yai"s, some nice "woo woo"s, part of a riff snagged from Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff," plus that "shave and a haircut--two bits" tune. (umm, i have a hunch that no one knows what i'm talking about here.)
here's what Morning Musume looks like. That should give you an idea of what you're in for before you commit to the download. (~4.4Mb)
oh hey, while i was messing around in the old i-drive, i noticed that someone dropped in a song called "Carol" by Yumeiyio which I don't know anything about except that it's pretty fun. It's got a bit of a 50s rock sound to it and it includes the line, "Kimi wa funky monkey, baby." And it weighs in at a measly 2Mb, so if you don't mind dealing with the awkward i-drive site, then by all means, go get it, boss!
And to whomever left that, thanks a ton! You're my mysterious good-music-leaving hero.
Taboo: Forbidden Behavior with Chopsticks Are You Aware Of It?
includes illustrations and the japanese terms for the offending practices.
oh hey, here's a much longer list, with english translation of the japanese terms, but without diagrams.
driving a car in japan
japanese seat hierarchy is interesting.
What is KO-GAL?
includes some Ko-gal Q & A.
people make fun of kogals, but it's important to remember that the world don't move to the beat of just one drum. what might be right for you might not be right for some.
Spanish bread site.
their logo would make a great t-shirt.
plus these games, 'jumping pan' and 'mision comestible', are both surprisingly fun. like, if you had asked me whether or not bread as a product would lend itself well to engaging interactive online content, i probably would have scowled and shook my head. but that just shows you how dumb i am. once again bimbo proves me wrong.
[from Miles, Spanish bread maven.]
Fisher Price Little People hairstyle guide
lots of great Little People info on this site--like the answer to the question, which is the only original series Little Person with arms?
read also, "The Grand and Glorious History of Little People".
"This shirt is a gas! Perfect gift for your lactose intolerant friend!"
Starbucks look-a-like. Served cold in a plastic cup with a straw and with a lid whose main function is to make it look like a cup from Starbucks.
fun planet! you know what's fun? Fuji Seimitsu Manufacturing's metric-threaded, high carbon steel, weld-type nuts!
and don't miss a single moment of the super-fun cautionary statements.
driving in italy
quickie. includes Italy-only street signs.
jack swersie's photos with celebrities
comedian formerly known as "Jugglin' Jack" shows off his tons of photos taken with celebrities.
here's his journal. Really long. And overall just kind of okay, but worth skimming for bits like where he speaks philosophically about comedic juggling vs. straight stand-up. And for parts like when he was fired by Frankie Valli: "if I'm going to be fired from a gig, I may as well be fired by the best!" Or the part where he didn't like J.J. Walker: "What nice can be said about JIMMY 'J.J.' WALKER...? He was not a very friendly man." Another highlight is where Brett Butler yells at him.
oh, this is a good line: "Most comics I worked with on the Comedy Club circuit felt threatened having a guy who was funny (and juggled as well) opening the show for them."
jugglers are threatening.
how to make a pork martini
(i guess this has been around for a while, but this is the first i've seen it. maybe you too! if so, click. if not, don't click. or do. okay?)
billy carter poster
girlfriend shrine portal
a page of links to pages about girlfriends.
beard and mustache photo journal
"Here is a Pictorial progression of my beard and mustache from June 1973 to April 2000"
there are some good beards here, beard fans.
for some reason, he had to take his shirt off for most of the photos from 1998 on.
ButtCandle, Inc.: Procedure
wow. eww. wow.
(if this is a joke, the only hints are the awards links.)
the FAQ is also amazing.
rubik's cube artwork
too good. so many rubik's cubes. that's what i need--more rubik's cubes. to complete my life.
spaghetti with pickled plum (ume) and beefsteak leaves. it's like a taste of italy meets the flavor of japan and they don't get along very well.
NY Times Iron Chef article|
Japanese tv already showed the episode filmed in nyc. i won't give away who wins, but i will say that New York chef, Bobby Flay, is an ass.
"I like to wacth and hear women sneezing very much. If you also like sneezzing, let`s enjoy this page!"
creepy sneeze fetish site featuring videos of people sneezing taken from a japanese ad for cold medicine as well as from a bizarre japanese tv show where they induced sneezing.
[finder's credit: Utendi.]
tarot of sneezing
one stop shopping for sneeze fetishists, all oddly organized around a tarot navigational metaphor. it's got pictures, fan fiction, sounds, etc. i'd link directly to each section, but this is really starting to gross me out.
also, here's "A terrific X-Files Fanfic story in which Mulder catches a cold". i didn't read it, but i did count 41 occurences of the words "sneeze," "sneezed," and "sneezing."
let's hear it for tarot-related sneeze-fetishistic sci-fi fan fiction! "Many feel better knowing there are 500 people in the world that feel the way they feel."
and many others feel much worse.
good geoducks photo. also, Kelly posing with geoducks.