Nessie's past comments

  • -5

    Nessie

    So...white meat.

    Posted in: Rare albino dolphin captured in Japan's 'Cove'

  • -1

    Nessie

    Bethoven? More like Mach.

    Posted in: Fake 'Japanese Beethoven' faces damage lawsuit

  • 1

    Nessie

    I'm no theologist, but aren't statues like these exactly the kind of idolatrous iconography the Buddha had no patience for?

    Posted in: 5 South Koreans arrested over stolen Buddha statue in Japan

  • 1

    Nessie

    Black Thunder, eh? Reminds of that time after Taco Bell...

    Posted in: Japan serves up yet another weird pizza

  • 0

    Nessie

    If ever there were apt scare quotes "'pick-up artist' Blanc" would be them.

    Posted in: 'Pick-up artist' Blanc banned from Singapore

  • 0

    Nessie

    Dillane, who portrays Stannis Baratheon in “Game of Thrones,” was recognized for his role as an aging British police detective in the British/French crime drama “The Tunnel,” which as an entry from France was among the nominees for best drama series.

    He's also been excellent in the Irish mob drama "Love Hate".

    Posted in: 'Mad Men' creator to receive honorary Int'l Emmy

  • -4

    Nessie

    workman died after being buried alive in a cave-in

    If he died after, he wouldn't have been buried dead, now would he? Redundant!

    Posted in: Workman buried alive after cave-in at Shibuya construction site

  • 0

    Nessie

    Once their usefulness no longer justifies their upkeep, they are replaced.

    Usually long before their usefulness no longer justifies their upkeep.

    Posted in: Cultural lessons in housing and construction

  • 1

    Nessie

    In fact there is serial number on each card , post office can invalidate them

    The average Jo can't invalidate them, so the thieves can still sell them. Unless you think the perps will be writing and sending the cards themselves.

    Posted in: 16,000 New Year greeting cards stolen from 26 Lawson stores in Hokkaido

  • 2

    Nessie

    The woman and her children moved into the apartment about two weeks ago after Hori beat her.

    Good on her for bailing on this scum.

    As for gun control, yes, he was able to get a gun, but it's much harder to get one than it would be if they were legal. This isolated incident is not enough to draw the conclusion that gun control doesn't work. Gun control in Japan works very well.

    Posted in: Man fires shots into ex-wife's apartment in Yokohama

  • 0

    Nessie

    at a depth of 10 kilometers at the epicenter

    A contradiction in terms. It's either "at a depth of 10 kilometers" full stop, or "at the hypocenter". "Epicenter" is a surface location.

    Posted in: Nagano quake leaves 39 injured as houses collapse

  • 2

    Nessie

    This can only mean her last husband was trying to poison her.

    Posted in: Police find cyanide at home of 'black widow' suspect

  • 1

    Nessie

    but the trial seems to have lacked any physical evidence provided by prosecutors.

    Nihon e yokoso

    Posted in: Man jailed for rape released after accuser's testimony proven false

  • 5

    Nessie

    It's Your Party, and they'll cry if they want to.

    Posted in: Opposition Your Party disbands

  • 1

    Nessie

    how good can it be if konbi sell it ?

    Seicomart has some good deals on wine. I found a decent Barolo there for 2000 yen, and the bottom-end G7 Cab from Chile is probably the most innocuous 500-yen wine on offer in Japan. Nothing to write Parker about, but miles better than the Merician cooking wine at the same price point. Whoever is the buyer for Seicomart, he or she does a lot with a little. Most BN is a scam, though if you like thin, uncomplicated wine, go for it. Costco wines are also pretty reliable, and great value for money.

    As for not cooking with any wine you wouldn't drink, style and grape make more difference than price. For example, in the pot, the difference between a 500-yen Cab Sav and a 500-yen Pinot Noir is bigger than the difference between a 500-yen Cab Sav and a 5000-yen Cab Sav. I would never cook with a truly nasty wine, but there are some wines I would cook with but not drink. If you think you can tell the difference, do a blind tasting. You may be surprised.

    Posted in: Fans brace for Beaujolais Nouveau

  • -1

    Nessie

    Really channeling Hokusai there, as Mr. Basher pointed out.

    Posted in: Fuji sunset

  • 1

    Nessie

    if most people and the French themselves know that beaujolais nouveau wine is horrendous, why do the Japanese celebrate it?

    Three reasons: It's light and fruity. It's seasonal. It appeals to women, who tend to be the ones who dine at wine-oriented restaurants.

    Fans brace for Beaujolais Nouveau

    Any wine I have to brace for will be going into my cooking or my bath, and not into my glass, thank you very much.

    “And this year’s pizza—what taste will that have?” fires back Chasselay when asked.

    If it's a good year for mushrooms, it will have a mushroom taste. Any other questions?

    Posted in: Fans brace for Beaujolais Nouveau

  • 1

    Nessie

    The tag line at the bottom of this article says "Japan Today". This means JT is accepting editorial responsibility for the article even if the original source was another Japanese-language media.

    Yes, this could very well jeopardize Japan Today's shot at a second Pulitzer.

    Posted in: Reckless driver runs into teenage girl; drug use suspected

  • 1

    Nessie

    The vast majority of mental illnesses are not associated with criminal behavior

    The mental illness may not directly cause criminal behavior, but the problems resulting from the illness lead to other problems that predispose the person to criminal behavior--problems such as a addiction, poverty and homelessness.

    Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested for stabbing mother in Akita

  • 0

    Nessie

    From the Mainichi: "The government is set to import butter and powdered skim milk for commercial use due to a domestic shortage of butter. The Mainichi Shimbun answers some common questions readers may have about the problem." As usual, corporate Japan is looked after, which the average Jo gets stiffed.

    http://mainichi.jp/english/english/perspectives/news/20141025p2a00m0na001000c.html

    Guess what the TIME magazine headline was back in May 2008.

    Hint: Japan's Butter Meltdown

    Posted in: Seasonal celebrations threatened by nationwide butter shortage

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