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Carolee ThummaMay. 23, 2015 - 04:24PM JST
So, you have to write a college level exam paper to have a good "song". Hey, I listen to music while I work, I don't need to think about every line I hear, I just bounce back and forth and sing along while working to take away the tediousness.
This is a bit ridiculous. Am I reading this wrong, you should be writing songs that kids (that shouldn't even be listening to the song) don't understand to be a good writer? Am I missing the point here?
Posted in: Are pop songs dumb? Study offers evidence
Carolee ThummaMay. 15, 2015 - 03:41AM JST
While growing up I would buy my tampons at the local mom and pop grocery store, one of my closest teenage friends was the clerk. I would walk up, lay them on the counter, he'd take my money and we never felt embarrassed or shamed. I was a purchaser in the store he worked in, it was his job.
I don't get the embarrassment when buying feminine hygiene products. It's just merchandise for the retailer workers.
Posted in: Man buying porn refuses to be served by female convenience store clerk
Carolee ThummaMay. 12, 2015 - 04:57PM JST
Google it. I put in the name of the group and loads of info came up. Took about 2 seconds...
Posted in: Kanna Hashimoto does 'stupid-cool' tricks for commercial, requiring over 600 takes to get it right
Carolee ThummaMay. 08, 2015 - 03:00PM JST
I find it funny that there have been panda's and koala's named after famous people and no one said a word, but because it's a monkey...sometimes people are ridiculous. It used to be an honor to name newborn animals after famous people.
I say get over it and call the cute little baby Charlotte. I think 10 years from now Princess Charlotte will find it adorable that Japan thought enough about her birth to name a baby monkey after her.
Posted in: Oita zoo under fire for naming baby monkey Charlotte
Carolee ThummaApr. 29, 2015 - 06:51AM JST
Not sure about the rest of the US but here in PA no one wants to be the first one to the party. BUT...dinner reservations are totally different than a party...and...BUT I would imagine that if you were lucky enough to get a reservation at a 4-Star restaurant if you are cancelling there is probably a very good reason why.
I think they are using the "cancelled reservations" as the excuse not to have foreigners in their establishment. And getting away with it.
Posted in: Michelin-star sushi restaurant in Tokyo defends foreigner rules
Carolee ThummaApr. 21, 2015 - 05:06AM JST
I'm very happy for this couple and I hope to see more same sex marriages in Japan in the future.
How can you say that Japan doesn't act obsessive about sex, have you never read a Japanese manga or anime? Not all, but many and I mean MANY of them are quite obsessive about sex. You're country has "love hotels". You have more recipes for "vigor and vitality during sex" than any other country. You might not talk about it but Japan IS obsessive about sex.
Posted in: Lesbian couple hold symbolic wedding ceremony in Tokyo
Carolee ThummaMar. 06, 2015 - 06:13AM JST
I remember when the McDonalds lawsuit came out, my boss, an older man 65/67yrs old looked at the tv and said "Operator Error", who sticks a hot cup of coffee between their knees in a moving car. The daughter should have made sure mom had the cup moved from between her legs and into her hand or cup holder before moving the car. Put the bag of food in the footwell, I do it all the time when driving.
Posted in: Japan awash in weird warning signs
Carolee ThummaMar. 06, 2015 - 06:07AM JST
I know that concerts in Japan have a totally different set of rules than other countries.
And if you have ever stood at a concert and not been able to see the band/singer due to the fact that the entire row in front of you has a 12 foot banner, or1 person has a 2 foot sign, you're probably at a western concert, never a Asian one. Japan has a rule that the paper fans the fans make/buy cannot be held above chest level. At the last 3 concerts I've gone too I have had to say something to ushers about the damn signs and banners. It's highly annoying and will get you spit on or yelled at if you ask them to take it down.
And people scream constantly at western venues. They scream when the artist is singing, or talking so you can never hear what's going on. One reason I like professionally released cd's of concerts, you can actually HEAR the damn thing.
Plus I've heard more than one famous singer say that they loved playing venues in Japan because it's one of the few places in the world that while you are singing or talking the fans are quiet and listening. It makes the artist feel llke they really care about the music.
I have many concerts by an Asian band that I love Arashi and I enjoy them very much.
Posted in: Why do most concerts held in Japan prohibit taking pictures?
Carolee ThummaFeb. 01, 2015 - 05:19AM JST
Do what any smart person would do, if you want to see it go see it. If you don't, don't. I've found that sometimes reviews aren't worth the paper they (used to be) printed on. What I love you might hate, and what you love I might love too. You never know, critics have been wrong in the past.
Just make up your own mind.
Posted in: Depp indulges inner clown in charmless 'Mortdecai'
Carolee ThummaNov. 19, 2014 - 09:55PM JST
Her company admitted they "only" got paid $500,000.00 for her songs from Spotify. How greedy are you when you've sold the largest number of albums in 12 years. She bitches about Spotify then turns around and lets her song be played on the new Google music which has a free option.
Sounds more like she was promised "more" from Google then Spotify.
Posted in: Sony takes hard look at streaming after Taylor Swift snub
Carolee ThummaNov. 14, 2014 - 03:48PM JST
Is she going to pull her songs from radio, you can record from radio just as easy.
Posted in: Music streaming under fire, but soaring
Carolee ThummaAug. 14, 2014 - 04:11PM JST
And that is the wonder of make-up!
Posted in: How to achieve the perfect double eyelids
Carolee ThummaJul. 29, 2014 - 04:53PM JST
I just do not like the "dumbing" down of Japanese TV that has been occurring over the past few years.
Where have you been..Japanese variety TV has always been about humiliation humor directed at airheads and unattractive people.
Carolee ThummaJun. 09, 2014 - 04:24AM JST
These girls are being used by a middle aged man to make BILLIONS of Yen. He doesn't care about these girls, (see man with hand saw and very little security).
The founder is so damn creepy. This isn't about talent, this is about using woman's sexuality to make money, something dishonest men have been doing for centuries. And if he WAS honest he would pay them a hell of a lot more money.
As soon as they are smart enough they get out and usually gain a bit more respectability, at least I hope they do.
Posted in: Girls, girls, girls
Carolee ThummaMay. 08, 2014 - 09:02AM JST
First of all many presidents have had sexual affairs, they're human, get over it. Most of Europe doesn't have a problem with it. Why did we, the US, who has used SEX in advertising for everything from politics to showbiz, condemn it so much?
BUT MY BIGGEST COMPLAINT ABOUT Monica is...
I'm a woman. Women DO NOT have sex with men, get sperm on their dresses, WRAP THEM IN PLASTIC and hide them in Mom's closet. WE DON'T DO THAT...and if we do we're sluts and have some type of plan to use that dress later, for personal, professional, or financial gain. One of the three.
We keep movie ticket stubs and tiny cards that come with flowers or jewelry to remember relationships, WE DO NOT KEEP PLASTIC COVERED SPERM SMEARED DRESSES!!
I've always wondered what her Mom thought about that dress sitting in her closet. My mother would have been so ashamed of me.
Posted in: Monica Lewinsky breaks silence on Clinton affair
Carolee ThummaFeb. 24, 2014 - 10:51AM JST
It's fair, it's legal and it's fact. And before anyone yells bias, I was rooting for Mao Asada & Polina Edmunds. I've always loved Asada's skating and I'm hoping to see more of Polina Edmunds in the future, she has such beauty and class. Never saw Adelina Sotnikova before, and I've been a fan of Yu Na's for years.
This was not cheating. It was totally fair. In skating it comes down to the numbers you enter the competition with. Each move/jump has an assigned number to it, if you mess up then that number will drop. Both skaters did very good.
BUT...here's the problem, Adelina Sotnikova entered with a MUCH HIGHER technical level of difficulty. Kim Yu Na's level was lower. On paper the only way the Adelina Sotnikova could lose was if she didn't hit her marks...but she did and she did it brilliantly and won.
I think the problem was Yu Na skated with much more beauty, people are going on the visual, not the logic. Visually Yu Na was stunning, logically she didn't do as many jumps as Adelelina did.
Posted in: Angry Koreans demand review of judges' scores in figure skating after Kim's silver finish
Carolee ThummaJan. 05, 2014 - 11:15PM JST
funny car: The reason that rape is printed about India a lot now isn't about how often it happens, it's because up until 2013 most rapes were ignored in India. It was only after journalist and others started screaming out to the world that India didn't condemn rape. You got raped you got punished. The reason they publish the stories is to make the country aware that they were punishing the victim and not the criminal.
Posted in: Polish woman raped in India while traveling with daughter
Carolee ThummaJan. 02, 2014 - 01:40PM JST
This is why war will never end in the Human life, people REFUSE to forget the past. One should concentrate on the future, that is what we can change, the past is over with, it's done. We can only LEARN from it and move on.
Posted in: Cabinet minister visits Yasukuni shrine
Carolee ThummaDec. 17, 2013 - 12:43AM JST
Terrible but for some reason entertaining, that's why they became a cult film. Teenagers in the 70's love it.
Posted in: 'Billy Jack' creator Tom Laughlin dead at age 82
Carolee ThummaDec. 08, 2013 - 01:22PM JST
They are white brimmed caps made specially for Pearl Harbor survivors by the Pearl Harbor Survivor Association.
My father was Navy my brother Air Force, 1 Uncle Navy, the other Marine, they talked about many different uniform and cap designations
Posted in: Pearl Harbor ceremony marks bombing anniversary
May. 23, 2015 - 10:21PM JST
Natural resources? LoL, communist China/NK hate japan. You, I & everyone else knows it. It's all…
Posted in: Okinawan governor determined to press U.S. to move base off island
May. 23, 2015 - 10:20PM JST
OKAY...Starbucks coffee is great! Everyone should drink this coffee, I'm Italian and I can say it's…
Posted in: 1,000 line up for Starbucks' opening in Tottori
May. 23, 2015 - 10:19PM JST
Menopausal disorders? JT, you need to replace that word with symptoms. It is not a disorder.
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1.5 billion would buy alot of homes for people, where is all this money coming from?…
Posted in: U.N. climate fund gears up to deploy cash after Japan signs $1.5 bil pledge
May. 23, 2015 - 10:15PM JST
Wm Thomas Capps,
I am sure that there are many Okinawans who would appreciate your informing…