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Jeff OgrissegMar. 12, 2014 - 11:24AM JST
We're gonna need MUCH bigger flyswatters (and possibly helmets). The photos of these beasts are frightening.
Posted in: Asian hornets seen for first time in Japan
Jeff OgrissegMar. 11, 2014 - 02:05PM JST
CompuServe, Gopher, Archie, Web crawlers, free AOL floppy disks, 300 baud modems with a red manual "connect" button... When my grandkids get older, I'll brag to them that I'm older than the Arpanet and blow their minds.
Posted in: World Wide Web turns 25 years old
Jeff OgrissegFeb. 21, 2014 - 04:10PM JST
So, the parade of Mori Olympic gaffes is finally underway. How many does he get before he vacates the position? Strap on a pair of skates yourself, Yoshi, and let's see what you can do.
Posted in: Mori slammed for critical remarks about Asada
Jeff OgrissegFeb. 19, 2014 - 09:54AM JST
"Food porn"? I was half expecting to see risque arrangements involving roots and vegetables. Imagine my disappointment... ;)
Posted in: French chefs rebel against 'food porn' photos
Jeff OgrissegFeb. 19, 2014 - 09:49AM JST
Reluctance to make changes isn't going to make it snow less.
Posted in: If heavy snowfall like this one hits these areas frequently, the standard might need to be reviewed, but it would not be easy as making revisions puts financial burdens on local governments.
Jeff OgrissegFeb. 15, 2014 - 03:17PM JST
So, Facebook gets more metadata to parse out under the guise of trying to look like it's more socially aware? How about a write-in block for "Relationship Status"? The handful of choices there limit my self-expression.
Posted in: New gender options for Facebook users
Jeff OgrissegFeb. 14, 2014 - 03:20PM JST
How many times in the history of relationships has brandishing a weapon and demanding to get back together actually worked? Sheesh...
Posted in: Woman stabbed by stalker despite consulting police 5 times
Jeff OgrissegFeb. 06, 2014 - 04:34PM JST
An attorney cannot "dismiss" a lawsuit. They can ignore it, downplay it, brush it aside or likewise, but only a judge can "dismiss" it.
Posted in: Cruise's lawyer dismisses $1 billion 'Mission: Impossible' lawsuit
Jeff OgrissegFeb. 05, 2014 - 03:03PM JST
24 more, but I'm not pretending to be an actor.
Posted in: Female fans go wild as Fukuyama receives acting award
Jeff OgrissegFeb. 04, 2014 - 01:21PM JST
At least 30? OMG! How does he deal with all that popularity? LOL!
Jeff OgrissegFeb. 04, 2014 - 11:57AM JST
Maple syrup is like $1.49 for a huge bottle back home and ¥600 for a tiny bottle here. Simple economics considering that Japanese eat pancakes and French toast, too.
Posted in: Foreigners reveal when they felt they really 'got this whole Japan thing'
Jeff OgrissegJan. 27, 2014 - 02:16PM JST
Yes, we don't want Mrs. Abe sitting too close, do we? She might offer up an opinion.
Posted in: Guest of honor
Jeff OgrissegJan. 27, 2014 - 02:11PM JST
Comparing chewing tobacco to chewing gum is like comparing alligators to avocados (aka alligator pears). There is a long list of reasons cited for banning the chaw -- serious health risks, the spitting (and spitballs and sticky gloves), popularizing the habit among youths, etc. -- but banning chewing gum just for the sake of image is comical, even for these overhyped divas. Japanese baseball would improve significantly if we just banned the Giants all together.
Posted in: Yomiuri Giants to bar players from chewing gum during games
Jeff OgrissegJan. 24, 2014 - 09:41AM JST
You know what they say: Once you go Mac, you'll never go back!
Posted in: Mac turns 30 in changing computer world
Jeff OgrissegJan. 23, 2014 - 03:58PM JST
Kind of a featherweight comment. Who do you think she's talking about?
Posted in: Kennedy weighs in on topic of wartime history
Jeff OgrissegJan. 23, 2014 - 03:53PM JST
Oh, yeah! Tamogami for governor: "Got Xen?" (tee-hee!)
Posted in: 15 vie for Tokyo governor as campaigning begins
Jeff OgrissegJan. 20, 2014 - 03:18PM JST
Again with the noses? Good grief! Perhaps it's time for a mock commercial turning this right back around. Can't you hear the howls already?
Posted in: ANA apologizes over racial stereotyping in new TV commercial
Jeff OgrissegJan. 15, 2014 - 02:30PM JST
Mr. Isozaki, let us know how that works out for you, OK? I'll be reaching for another label if I can still afford to drink.
Posted in: While the needs for low-priced products have grown because of a planned consumption tax hike in April, customers have high expectations for high value-added products on the back of the economic recovery.
Jeff OgrissegJan. 15, 2014 - 02:27PM JST
Mr. Abe is obviously a bit spooked to weigh in like this, effectively trying to tell his mentors what to do.
Posted in: Energy issues will, of course, likely be discussed (in the election), but a balanced debate is also necessary for other issues that should be dealt with by a Tokyo governor.
Jeff OgrissegJan. 15, 2014 - 02:24PM JST
They must have been petrified eggs, or a whole helluva lot of them... $20,000 has to be mostly the jacked-up fee for a cleaning crew in a yup-yup neighborhood like this. Retire from public view already, Biebs!
Posted in: Drugs found at Bieber's home after egg-attack raid
Mar. 12, 2014 - 08:20PM JST
They don't say it because the women don't really love the men (men are supposed to…
Posted in: How come Japanese couples don't say "I love you" to each other as often as their Western counterparts?
Mar. 12, 2014 - 08:15PM JST
uTrack, where would mobile homes for 200,000 people have come from, at the start?
Posted in: Construction crunch slows Tohoku rebuilding
Mar. 12, 2014 - 08:12PM JST
t's not matter of being "nice", but I don't think China would invade Japan or…
Posted in: Japan, U.S. differ on China in talks on 'gray zone' military threats
Mar. 12, 2014 - 08:06PM JST
This article was brought to you by the Red Cross. Other charities are also available but…
Posted in: Amid complex problems, Red Cross stands by tsunami survivors
Mar. 12, 2014 - 08:04PM JST
@Dutchduck high five!
@Tokiyo Actually one of the things I like about Tokyo/Japan is that many…
Posted in: UNIQLO to open Berlin global flagship store April 11