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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
Carolee ThummaNov. 14, 2013 - 08:13AM JST
I love this, as long as it makes people look stupid it's not a crime.
Send their asses to jail, no matter how gullible us normal people are. I for one am not going to sit here and make fun of the victim when the criminal has been located and arrested.
I guess it's just to easy to make fun of others, I sincerely hope that you or someone you love doesn't get defrauded one day. Will you laugh at them too?
sad world we live in, that as long as you can laugh at the victim you're enjoying yourself.
Posted in: Trio busted for forging 3,700 idol group autographs
Carolee ThummaOct. 31, 2013 - 02:32PM JST
I have a ton of Japanese variety shows I watch and enjoy.
At least you can be entertained on Japanese variety shows, not like the US where everything is reality or gossip. They killed the variety show in the US years ago. The shows I watch on Japanese television are mindless entertainment where you just sit and watch and enjoy. You just have to weed through them to find the ones you like. Not everyone is going to like the same things, or else this Earth would be mighty boring.
Find what you like, watch it and enjoy no matter what anyone else says.
bec, who hasn't watched American TV in 3 years.
Posted in: What do you think of Japanese TV variety programs? Seen anything you like?
Carolee ThummaOct. 23, 2013 - 02:27AM JST
I find it a bit confusing that everyone's suggestion is about what the young of Japanese consider "old" traditions. There's nothing wrong with having a mixture of both, old and new. Show the world that Japan respects it's traditions but clearly has room for new young "cool" things.
When Australia and England showcased their countries they used both old and new, they actually showcased them by using a variations of timelines for their countries. Both countries used very well known "popular" singers in their shows. As a foreigner I don't think I would be confused by Exile, or Perfume or even Arashi performing.
Why not a mixture of both for Japan too?
Posted in: Which aspects of Japanese culture will 2020 Olympics showcase?
Carolee ThummaSep. 30, 2013 - 12:55PM JST
If you do a bit of research you will find that the Deborah Brown Schools is a 98% black administration. It was blacks calling for the ban on dreads and other hairstyles. A fact that is not mentioned in many of the articles. So I'm not finding this to be as much racial, I feel it's more of a snobbery issues.
Growing up in the intercity school systems in a middle size city, living close to public housing I've seen many blacks "attack" other blacks for being too dark, too nappy headed, too "ghetto" (just a few words I heard growing up). And as for these hairstyles causing problems in classrooms, well it's crap. I have never once witnessed or heard anyone talk about someones dreads or cornrows causing a disruption in class. It was part of the times and cultures. One girl had a huge afro, you couldn't see the board if you sat behind her, but she kept it clean and beautiful and sat in the back of the class with no problem, I myself wore my long hair in what we called "puppy-dog pony tails" in the 70's, they stuck out pretty far and didn't cause a disturbance.
Just one more thing for one person (doesn't matter if they are black, white, yellow or red) who feels dreads and cornrows are too "ghetto" for society trying to change everyone around them to "look" like them.
Posted in: U.S. schools criticized for bans on dreadlocks, Afros
Carolee ThummaAug. 29, 2013 - 09:52AM JST
I can not believe the "excuses" some of the responders are coming up with. Paraphrasing here, "drag the children out and one may get hit by a car" "it's our culture" Such lame excuses. If a mother doesn't have food you wait till daybreak and take the kids with you. I know I did it for many years. Yes, it's hard to "drag" (I don't like that word for a child) children shopping with you, but hey they are your responsibility.
In my country you leave a child alone in a home for any length of time thats called "child endangerment". End of story. Mom is responsible.
Posted in: 4-month-old baby found dead in apartment in Osaka
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Popeye: Oil be blowed.
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Poltical tool. If I were this woman I'd want an apology from Park Gye Hyun for…
Posted in: In U.S., 'comfort woman' demands apology from Japan
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he got irritated after an ambulance got in front of him while he was driving one…
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Posted in: Japan's view of WWII history rankles some U.S. veterans