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GG2141May. 22, 2013 - 09:03PM JST
I remember a meeting with the British Consul in Tokyo where she used the word 'sneaky' and 'Japanese' about 7 times in a 15 minute meeting. I think she was trying to tell me something.
Posted in: Diet approves child abduction treaty
GG2141May. 18, 2013 - 05:11PM JST
You can, and I am not making this up, see unlicensed 'pirate weather girls' on YouTube. Basically Japanese girls having a lark online, but I wonder if the 'unlicensed pirate weather girl police' are hunting them down.
Posted in: Taiwanese weather girl idol group to take Japan’s national weather forecasting license exam
GG2141May. 15, 2013 - 04:20PM JST
If he wanted a car that was reliable, cheap to repair and has competent servicing facilities he should a bought a Japanese car.
But he'd have smashed that one as well, but for other reasons.
Posted in: Chinese man hires men to smash his Maserati in protest at poor customer service
GG2141Apr. 24, 2013 - 07:23AM JST
My local Mos takes about 15 minuets to produce a hot dog and fries. It is barely acceptable in the evening, and totally unacceptable in the morning.
Lift yer game Mos.
Posted in: Mos Burger to take on McDonald’s in breakfast arena
GG2141Apr. 19, 2013 - 07:43AM JST
I guess it never occurs to them that people have just become sick and tired of their otherwise excellent product.
I go to McD's quite often because I know exactly what I will get and it is cheap, but at the back of my mind, as I walk through those golden arches, I'm thinking "Oh! not the clown sludge again!! when will a Taco Bell open up near here??"
Posted in: Free gifts, cheap coffee no help as McDonald’s Japan troubles continue
GG2141Apr. 05, 2013 - 07:39AM JST
Wow! 5.5 kg of hydro bud has a wholesale value of what?? Couple of hundred thousand (US$). Talk about a good day gone horribly wrong for those two budmeisters.
Posted in: Police bust Vietnamese cannabis operation in Gunma
GG2141Mar. 31, 2013 - 10:13AM JST
Epic fail unless the batteries can be switched out. An idle tuk-tuk makes no money. Most of the tuk-tuks you see on the road are owned by one owner/driver and driven by others in shifts or owned by fleets or whatever.
If it is one of these scenarios where it takes 2 hours to recharge to 80% then it won't work. And a range of 50kms?? really??
What will work is the $300 million loan. YeeeHaaaa. That'll be a solid 5 year party burning their way through that bundle.
Posted in: Japan venture to bring electric tuk-tuks to Asia
GG2141Mar. 24, 2013 - 09:49AM JST
In keeping with Kim Jong Uns' character, he'll download a hacked screener copy off Pirate Bay.
Posted in: White House seized by North Korean terrorists in film thriller
GG2141Mar. 22, 2013 - 11:41PM JST
The biggest news for me was that he is out walking the streets on bail for treatment of an unspecified illness?
Oh! Really?? A courtesy extended to all inmates, I'm sure.
Whatever bureaucrat rubber stamped that deal would be a good place to start investigating.
Posted in: No. 2 man in biggest yakuza gang jailed for extortion
GG2141Mar. 19, 2013 - 08:29AM JST
That is insane. The same people who caused the problem now want to steal (legally mandated robbery??)from the people who did not. I lived in Nigeria for several years. Nigerian banks used to steal from customers by crudely forging withdrawal receipts and then saying 'you can call the police if you like, but your account will be frozen during the legal proceedings' (years and years).
I am seeing little difference between the two and am thinking that the Nigerian Banks were at least honest about their thievery.
Posted in: Eurozone urges Cyprus to spare smaller savers from bank levy
GG2141Mar. 18, 2013 - 08:19AM JST
Prince Pickles?? Seriously.....
Posted in: Thunderbirds, SDF all systems go
GG2141Mar. 10, 2013 - 09:12AM JST
I have MASSIVE issues with the 'miracle' pine. They cut down the actual living tree, dried it out and inserted a carbon fiber mast through the centre and then replaced the needles (leaves) with plastic replicas.
Epic stupidity on an epically stupid scale. Why, you couldn't out stupid that idea with a team of highly paid stupidity consultants.
Be all like; "This IS stupid, but we can do something even stupider". But they couldn't. Because the 'miracle tree' is quite simply the stupidest use of tax money ever.
Posted in: Miracle pine
GG2141Feb. 08, 2013 - 08:22AM JST
the "Y" in YMCA?
Posted in: We protest
GG2141Jan. 30, 2013 - 08:54AM JST
Why am I utterly not surprised at all. I'm sitting here thinking "what took them so long?" and "did it just happen by chance, or did someone organize it??"
Posted in: Japan sets Guinness record for synchronized mascot dancing
GG2141Jan. 29, 2013 - 11:05AM JST
I have a house in Hokkaido and the snow needs to be removed. Fact of life. However, I hire a dude for JPY4,000 to climb up and remove it. Have to do it once a year. Usually.
I tried it one time and it was terrifying. Climbing up a narrow, vertical ladder and then hacking away at overhanging snowdrifts before you can get on top is Just not for me. It is, however, for the dude I hire to do that.
And, worth mentioning, if you are aged / infirm the local Govt. will send a heavily subsidized due round to do the job for you.
Posted in: 2 elderly people die after falling from roofs while clearing snow
GG2141Jan. 21, 2013 - 08:44AM JST
"Sorry if I am being exceptionally dumb, but how do you spend 20million yen on a dating site? "
First off; you're not the one being exceptionally dumb. That'd be the 20 mill. guy.
The site was a scam specifically designed to vacuum money out of the pockets of sad losers. To that end it did exceptionally well.
Posted in: Japanese dating site busted for using fake profiles
GG2141Jan. 18, 2013 - 08:13AM JST
I do hope it is an easy switch out to standard batteries. Ironic about the passenger warning on L-ion batteries.
Personally; I love the jet. Friends who have flown on it love it even more. But, it uses a whole lot of untried technology and more worryingly it was the first Boeing to be built from components sourced globally.
A third or fourth generation Boeing worker who had just been laid off once said: "there is more to building a jet then just pure design, there is an element of generational learned know how that just makes them work better".
Posted in: Dreamliner probe may take weeks, says battery maker
GG2141Dec. 10, 2012 - 08:29AM JST
The 19-year-old son of a real local motorcycle policeman emerged as the chief suspect, but just five days after the robbery he was dead, having swallowed potassium cyanide that his father had bought.
More information please.
Posted in: Tokyo bank heist unsolved, 44 years on
GG2141Nov. 20, 2012 - 08:32AM JST
Hyper Histrionic Teeny Bopper from HELL..........might be a good title for her next horror flick.
Posted in: Yuko Oshima cancels stage address after being turned off by Miike horror movie
GG2141Nov. 05, 2012 - 09:53AM JST
If they didn't spend all their money on useless flying show-ponies like the F-22 or, even worse, the F-35b they might have some money left over for shiny new practical and relevant aircraft.
And, yes, drones are the future.
Posted in: U.S. Air Force struggles with aging fleet
May. 25, 2013 - 04:02AM JST
Nigelboy, your heart is full of hatred/racism. We can't make a better world when individuals do…
Posted in: S Korean paper says A-bombs on Japan were 'divine punishment'
May. 25, 2013 - 03:57AM JST
This is crazy. One writer from one newspaper from South Korea writes an article about what…
Chinese companies selling cheaper than competitors are not price fixing. They just sell cheaper than competitors.
Posted in: Denso execs to plead guilty to price fixing in Toyota case in U.S.
May. 25, 2013 - 03:55AM JST
May she Rest in Peace. Her family must be devastated. I hope the drive shows some…
Posted in: Truck driver arrested after hitting and killing girl at intersection
May. 25, 2013 - 03:51AM JST
I don't care who they are, no country deserves to have a bomb like that dropped…