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Carolee ThummaAug. 21, 2016 - 12:29AM JST
I'm surprised at the "surprise" of some of these posters. I've been in the JE fandom for over 10 years and I've always seen post about dislike of SMAP. Hell, I've seen post about the dislike of almost every JE group, solo singers or actors. People have always made fun of JE groups so don't act surprised now that the haters have come out.
Myself, I've always felt uncomfortable watching SMAP in their variety shows, I've always felt that they didn't jell, there was always something off to me. I've always been a huge fan of Nakia and Kimura, but the other three never got my interest. In fact the other three actually gave me a very uncomfortable feeling, even watching them in dramas left me feeling like something was off. I've enjoyed Nakia and Kimura and I will go on enjoying them. I will also continuing being a fan of the other JE groups, some more than others but I've never had the same feelings
One thing I don't understand is that Kimura is getting the blame for this but he's the only one (Nakia said he'd follow the majority rule) who DID NOT want to break up the band, just don't get blaming him.
Posted in: SMAP singer Kimura says he's 'really sorry' for breakup
Carolee ThummaAug. 19, 2016 - 01:33PM JST
One thing I have learned about big business, when they bring in the new management to "shake things up, put us back on top"...that's code for "we have no fricken' clue what we are doing and the ship is sinking".
Bringing in new movers and shakers at this late stage shows us that Trumps own people are trying to "control" his mouth but they know they are not succeeding. Now with the new guy who's never run a campaign for political office and a new bean counter they are going to try and invent a new Donald and they are writing new scripts for him but we all know that it won't last and his brain will sneak in and tell him that he's smarter than all of them. And off we go to La-La land again.
And as for the "prove to me Clinton is better than Trump without mentioning Trump": She has a history in politics, she knows how the game is played (and yes it is a game, a game with high stakes and big losers). She won't open her mouth and insert foot with other world leaders just to look like she's the funniest human in the room, no because she is a professional. She knows when to not step over the line in dealing politics. She knows how not to piss off other world leaders. She knows that all people count, not just the ones who have the deepest pockets (so that she can make lots of money after her 4 years). She knows that Nuclear Weapons should only be held by the Countries that WON'T use them. She won't pass off most of her day to day Presidential job to her Vice President due to the fact that she just doesn't want to do the boring stuff, she wants to handle it all the shiny stuff and the dull too. The #1 and the biggest thing is she is not a wanna-be, she is a true politician that takes the job of President of the United States seriously and doesn't see it as a way to get richer.
Posted in: In a first, Trump says he regrets painful comments
Carolee ThummaAug. 19, 2016 - 07:01AM JST
Saori Yoshida won the silver medal against US Helen Maroulis. I was really hoping she won another Gold. I am an American who rooted for Saori and Kohei in their sports. I have been a Saori fan since seeing her on a Japanese variety show, then finding her matches on the internet. I think she's a true Olympian, she loves her sport and she does her best. The only thing you can say about Kohei is he is greatest.
Posted in: Icho wins record 4th Olympic wrestling gold; Tosaka, Dosho also get wrestling gold
Carolee ThummaAug. 09, 2016 - 01:44PM JST
Having a condom doesn't mean you have the right to FORCE attention on someone.
Posted in: Namibia boxer becomes second held for sexual assault at Games
Carolee ThummaJul. 05, 2016 - 11:37AM JST
From the sound of it the fact that he was having sex didn't disrupt schooling UNTIL the school got involved. If the school had minded their own business it looks like this kid would have graduated in a few weeks, possibly won a major soccer game and went on to college, but they stepped in and could have ruined his life.
Unless he was having sex in the school it shouldn't be any of the school's business. If his grades were good it was no business of the schools.
I too would like to know how the school became involved.
Posted in: High school student expelled for having sex, sues school for Y6 million
Carolee ThummaJun. 21, 2016 - 01:35AM JST
I know he was better known for other work but in 2010 Anton Yelchin starred with Maki Horikita, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Yuya Tegoshi and Emma Roberts in Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac. He played Ace, Horikita's tennis star boyfriend. It was a movie filled with teenage angst, but Yelchin did a fine job of playing the narcissistic boyfriend.
May he rest in peace.
Posted in: 'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin dies in car accident
Carolee ThummaJun. 09, 2016 - 02:55AM JST
Good luck to Tomita and wishing her a speedy recovery and hope that the justice system in Japan will protect her and other citizens.
Carolee ThummaMay. 29, 2016 - 06:39AM JST
But I betcha if a CEO of a big company, even say the idol's company went to the police with stalker issues it would be handled quite differently. The CEO would get a police officer at least stopping by and checking at their home or business, just a drive by even. Her, she's a nobody, she was a "trying to break into" idol, not a "already established" idol so she didn't count. Sad but this would be true in any country, anywhere right now.
Posted in: Attack on singer sheds light on risks of stalkers-in-waiting
Carolee ThummaMay. 18, 2016 - 08:19AM JST
mitokomonalex: He not only is willing to keep US bases in Japan he also wants Japan to pay more to have those bases...still admire him?
But don't hold him to this, by Thursday he might change his mind...again.
Posted in: Trump willing to meet N Korea's Kim; wants to renegotiate Paris climate accord
Carolee ThummaApr. 23, 2016 - 02:49PM JST
I'll think of "Purple Rain" and memories of my younger self comes floating back, sitting with my boyfriend in his car and listening to "Red Corvette" and thinking how sexy it was when he said "a pocketful of horses", lol
Whenever I hear his music it will bring sweet memories to me and I think that's how he would have wanted it.
We will miss Prince and his music and words. R.I.P. Prince
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Carolee ThummaApr. 04, 2016 - 11:13PM JST
Once again, not one poster can say "hey, great job, congrats"...nope, everybody has to piss all over someone elses achievement.
Does it make you feel better about yourselves now?
Congrats to the show and to Yasuhiro Kawana!
Carolee ThummaApr. 02, 2016 - 11:31AM JST
I've been following him since the beginning and he has always been a gentleman, I've never heard him called a diva, never. Where are you getting these diva moments? And as his coach said in the interviews about the defying incident, it wasn't like Brian told him "you can't skate", it was talked bout between them and Hanyu wanted to skate and Coach Orser didn't want him to.
Plus read the article again, people who have seen the video said it "looked intentional", Hanyu agreed with them. Plus how would you feel if it was your practice time and another skater came out onto the ice and purposely slammed into you.
Harding paid someone else to take out Nancy Kerrigan, people have said today that Ten tried to take Hanyu out himself. Jealousy in skating does exist.
Posted in: Hanyu accuses rival of deliberately colliding with him
Carolee ThummaMar. 16, 2016 - 05:47PM JST
All it would take is one person, her boss Ken Shimura to have her sitting on stage the next Zoo and I don't think anyone would question him. He's got too much clout in the Nipon TV industry. I would love to see that.
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Carolee ThummaMar. 13, 2016 - 03:59PM JST
Drumpf says it was Bernie's people who started the protest, but the one man they arrested was a Drumpf supporter, so who was the violent one...
I don't think Drumpf had any plans to actually go to the rally, he says the police warned him not to, but the police gave a statement today that they never had any discussions with Drumpf or his people about canceling the rally. I think he chose a place that was so diversified, a place he knew that he had less supporters and more protesters and he planned NOT to attend when he set it up. It was just a set up to cause trouble and it would make Bernie's supporters to look bad, but it was a Drumpf supporter who was arrested. Another set up planned by Drumpf and his people that backfired on him.''
Posted in: Trump blames 'our communist friend' Sanders for Chicago clashes
Carolee ThummaFeb. 29, 2016 - 08:03AM JST
@shonanbb, as an American I can say this, a lot of Americans are stupid, you are correct. They don't educate themselves. They only want to be entertained, it is the land of Entitlement. We the people of American send soldiers around the world to fight for freedom and injustice while at home we're taking selfies and having fat put into our butts. The majority of Americans don't know what it's like not to have. Our stores are loaded with "things", cool things, expensive things, big things, small things. And it's these "things" that have become more important. It is as simple as that. It is true. BUT...(and see it's a large butt) but there are still a lot of good people in America trying to get education back into the norm and trying to educate people on what's right and wrong in the world. It's just that the stupid people have a tendency to scream and yell and not listen. But I have to believe that America will get smarter, it will get better, I have to have hope that the people with self-respect and great minds will persevere and make America if not great, but at least a place to be proud of again.
Not all American's are watching Trump and Kartrashians, some are studying and working to help America get better.
Posted in: How America became the love child of Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump
Carolee ThummaFeb. 11, 2016 - 02:30AM JST
sensei258, No, that would be "Bump of AKB Funky Monkey Baby Metal Kara Perfume E Girls48" To be followed next year with "Bump of AKB Funky Monkey Baby Metal Kara Perfume E Girls68"
Posted in: J-pop idol fans run amuck, drop their pants at Tokyo concert
Carolee ThummaJan. 21, 2016 - 12:45AM JST
Without knowing what was actually stated on both contracts we the public can't speculate. If one states "dating affects the monetary outcome of the group" but the other states "she's not allowed to date" the judges can make different rulings. It all depends on what they actually sued for.
Personally I agree with the 2nd ruling, Dating is private, personal, no company should have a say in this. I know a lot of people say J&A has the same clause, but an ex-intern stated a few years back that J&A's contracts state "keep any private or personal business out of the eyes of the public." In other words you can date you just have to do it on the downlow, which is still sickening.
Carolee ThummaJan. 18, 2016 - 01:07AM JST
It really doesn't matter how good a group or individual is in entertaiment, because it's a hugely individual market, YOU like what YOU like, it's as simple as that. What YOU like, the next guy might not, doesn't mean one is right or wrong, just means we all have different taste.
Please stop dissing on things you don't like and just move on, you don't have to prove how "cool" you are by being as negative as possible. I used to love to come here and read the reviews but in the last few years this place has become one big dumping ground for all things negative. It's sad.
Carolee ThummaJan. 15, 2016 - 06:01PM JST
I'm hearing a lot of "I didn't listen to SMAP, didn't like em." A lot of jokes being made about them on these reviews.
BUT...somebody was listening, somebody was paying for the music and concerts. Someone was watching their drama's and movies. And they only got paid from J&A for concerts. Anything else, TV Shows, Specials, Drama's Movies, Commercial was money in their pockets, not Johnny's they also had to find those jobs on their own. It's one of the reasons Johnny took away the ban on photo's on the drama CD boxes. If they worked to get their own drama's they wanted their faces on them.
I'm not a fan of Johnny Kitagawa's, nor was I a fan of SMAP, I'm an Arashi fan, and I love Arashi, they simply make me feel good to watch them. That's all, it doesn't matter to me how the rest of the posters here feel, it only matters how I feel. And I can image there are a lot of SMAP fans out that that are upset about this, I feel bad for them.
Plus Julie is blood related to Johnny, if Michi Iijima actually thought she was going to "inherit" the company over a family member she wasn't thnking clearly.
And basically I think most of the posters on here are just posting this crap so that they can sound cool. Pathetic. I hope that no one craps all over the entertainers you like, I would hope most people would be respectful enough to go, "not a fan and move on" without feeling the need to be mean...but this is the way of the world now.
Posted in: Idol group SMAP rumored to be splitting after 28 years
Carolee ThummaJan. 12, 2016 - 11:50PM JST
I'm happy for them, they are both sweet and a bit naive, I hope their lives are filled with love, laughter and happiness.
I love it when people act like "this is not news" (pointing at you sandigoluv) but they take the time to post, if it's so not news why are you even here. It's so easy not to click on the link.
Posted in: Singer Daigo, actress Keiko Kitagawa tie the knot
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Goldman Sachs. Their board is mostly men.
Posted in: I think there is a decent percentage of married women for whom a neutralized tax and social security system would incentivize them to work more, including full-time roles as opposed to just part time. This would ultimately lead to higher incomes and greater benefits for their whole families.
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Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:26AM JST
It is a pretty good time in history to give up American citizenship.
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