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CapnSinbadJan. 22, 2015 - 03:35PM JST
Apparently those doo-dads for holding an umbrella are also considered illegal as the wind can blow the umbrella into your face and maybe cause an accident. Gray areas abound. Where I live in Itabashi, they have lovely red brick lanes for bicycles on the sidewalks, and grey for peds. Guess where all the peds are ? Strolling all through the bike lane, totally oblivious as usual. Very spatially unaware they are. When I chastise them for it they unload a torrent of verbal abuse even though they are clearly in the wrong. Morally bankrupt as well. Big surprise.
Posted in: Gov't to tighten penalties for dangerous bicycle riding
CapnSinbadNov. 01, 2014 - 12:34PM JST
Nice to see young people having some harmless fun. The world needs more of this kind of thing.
Posted in: Fright night
CapnSinbadOct. 08, 2014 - 10:46PM JST
That's insane expensive. I bought a beautiful 17" screen Aspire laptop at Walmart 3 years ago for $375 and the thing still kicks ass ! My wife's Sony Vaio which I bought at the same time here for $800 has almost packed it in and is so poorly made it's falling apart.
Posted in: Let's note RZ4
CapnSinbadSep. 16, 2014 - 12:43PM JST
Many younger people stopped buying watches years ago because of having smart phones. I wonder what age group Apple is targeting with these smartwatches ? Young people will probably ignore them and older people will find them too hard to read (like me). Apple could take a real bath with these.
Posted in: What do you think of smartwatches? Would you wear one?
CapnSinbadAug. 20, 2013 - 12:25PM JST
Agreed, demi-glace sauce, probably out of a big can, is so gross, and adding potato to burgers is a definite no-no. As stated, Mos burgers are sloppy and messy, better eaten with a fork or even a spoon. Plus they're expensive and you have to wait a while to get them. Call this ad campaign DOA.
Posted in: MOS Burger’s new premium hamburger packs a sophisticated punch
CapnSinbadJul. 07, 2013 - 08:02AM JST
I wore a helmet in Tokyo a few times but school girls kept pointing and laughing so I stopped. It's still an anomaly here to wear a helmet on the streets and most people are reticent to don one.
Posted in: Ehime enacts law instructing cyclists to wear a helmet
CapnSinbadJun. 11, 2013 - 08:42PM JST
Been a few times: food's ok if you make your choices wisely, girls are nice, a fun place. Who doesn't need more places for some harmless fun in Tokyo ?
Posted in: Hooters to open 1st restaurant in Osaka; 3rd location in Tokyo
CapnSinbadJun. 11, 2013 - 07:19PM JST
The same thing happened to a friend of mine at Yoyogi Station: he fell into the large gap that exists on the platform there where the platform curves. The train left and he fortunately survived so he made a major complaint. Someone from the station brought around a box of cookies the next day and apologized. Case closed. He was dumbfounded.
Posted in: Station official allowed subway train to leave despite woman being on tracks
CapnSinbadJun. 06, 2013 - 12:12PM JST
'Sopranos' definitely, excellent series, altho recent HBO hits have raised the game quite a bit. Never could make it through a single ep of 'Seinfield', I was always mystified why anyone thought it funny, I felt embarassed for the lot of them.
Posted in: 'Sopranos' listed best-written U.S. TV series, ahead of 'Seinfeld'
CapnSinbadMay. 04, 2013 - 09:44PM JST
Both hotmail and gmail switched to new formats and I'll be darned if I can figure out how to use them. Way to go guys !
Posted in: Hotmail is dead as Outlook.com takes over
CapnSinbadApr. 24, 2013 - 10:43PM JST
MOS burgers are overpriced, soggy, take forever, and you might as well eat them with a spoon as they fall all over in squishy clumps,the cheese tastes weird, and the stores are usually empty which must say something.
Posted in: Mos Burger to take on McDonald’s in breakfast arena
CapnSinbadApr. 19, 2013 - 09:44AM JST
That's what my house cost here. What's with those ugly headlights ?
Posted in: Jump in my car
CapnSinbadApr. 07, 2013 - 10:45PM JST
Apple has no idea what its doing anymore. Steve's a spinnin'.
Posted in: 60-inch Apple iTV to launch this year
CapnSinbadApr. 07, 2013 - 10:39PM JST
4 seasons in Australia ? No way ! We have 4 in Canada too ! What a kawinkydink. This article blows...............
Posted in: Windy day
CapnSinbadApr. 07, 2013 - 10:33PM JST
So why isn't he promoting the movie in Japan ? Oh yeah, he is a notorious criminal, gotta keep them outta here.
Posted in: Robert Downey Jr. promotes 'Iron Man 3' in Beijing
CapnSinbadMar. 07, 2013 - 09:57PM JST
Lots more stuff you didn't know existed and want but don't need.
Posted in: Gadgets and gizmos galore at world's top IT fair
CapnSinbadMar. 07, 2013 - 09:53PM JST
He was just another immature incompetent jerk who lost his temper, hardly any cold-blooded killer. What did he know from babies ? He'll do time, worry not. Maybe he'll mature in the process.
Posted in: Man arrested for shaking 6-month-old daughter to death
CapnSinbadJan. 26, 2013 - 10:28PM JST
You can buy chahan, gyoza, etc. in the frozen section of combinis for a hundred yen and they have fair-sized portions so it is easy to eat lunch here for a hundred yen if you wanted to. You can eat real cheap in Tokyo if you want.
Posted in: Survey reveals 24% of workers in Japan spend Y250 on lunch
CapnSinbadJan. 06, 2013 - 08:34AM JST
What is it with climbing mountains in the dead of winter ? I mean, common sense should prevail without hesitation. Doesn't look good for these folk though. Best of luck to them.
Posted in: 8 mountain climbers still missing
CapnSinbadDec. 24, 2012 - 10:51PM JST
Yeah, yeah, whatever. I go to Staba sometimes, Tully's sometimes, the girls are friendly and efficient, taste of coffee is fine, you pay a bit more but you are in a kind of 'club' when you go there, for people willing to spend a bit more.So all the ketchi gaijin can stay away if you like but if you're that hard up you can't afford a decent cup of coffee now and then maybe it's time you got a better-paying job. People like to splurge on small luxuries, it makes them feel special. Live it up !
Posted in: Starbucks Japan reduces amount of brew in some offerings
Jan. 29, 2015 - 04:42AM JST
"Even now the part played by the People’s Liberation Army in China’s earlier resistance against Japanese…
Posted in: China to hold military parade to 'frighten Japan'
Jan. 29, 2015 - 04:11AM JST
See my post in the other thread regarding airlines keeping prices high as long as the…
Posted in: AirAsia scraps fuel surcharges as oil price plummets
Jan. 29, 2015 - 04:05AM JST
People think about it in too many ways like a chess game move. Let's be objectives!…
Posted in: Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot but no mention of Goto
Jan. 29, 2015 - 03:56AM JST
How on Earth can he afford a Rolex Watch on a low J Cop salary? Never…
Posted in: Police officer breaks Rolex wristwatch during arrest; sends suspect repair bill
Jan. 29, 2015 - 03:26AM JST
Her apartment must have stunk.
Depends upon how she "stored" the body, it doesn't say in…
Posted in: 19-year-old girl arrested for killing 77-year-old woman in Nagoya