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Scooter IvyJan. 30, 2014 - 03:07AM JST
While the male job-seekers are looking up cheerleaders' skirts the female job-seekers are out applying for jobs. I see it all now -- it's a plot. ;-)
Posted in: Morale booster
Scooter IvyJan. 28, 2014 - 03:56AM JST
I guess it's fortunate that my exposure to Japanese television serials came through internet sites like MySoju (before it shut down.) When I think of Japanese tv I think of Trick, Galileo, Remote, Himitsu no Hanazono, Gokusen, and Haotaru no Hikari. I really enjoyed all of these even though Gokusen became too formulaic over the seasons. All of these are 5 to 7 years old so maybe "become" is the right word. I haven't seen anything current.
Posted in: Why Japanese TV shows have become boring
Scooter IvyJan. 04, 2014 - 03:14AM JST
It surprises me that this is newsworthy. I know two people, a friend and a cousin, with their own cleaning business. The clean houses, offices, and churches.
Posted in: A new growth industry: professional housekeeping
Scooter IvyOct. 16, 2013 - 02:08AM JST
I have nothing invested in who performs but I'd love to see Kaori Kobayashi anywhere.
Posted in: Japan votes on the musical act they most want to see in Olympic opening ceremony
Scooter IvyAug. 31, 2013 - 02:08AM JST
She looks nice but she would have made a better photo if she'd actually smiled rather than whatever it is she's doing.
Posted in: Timeless Muse
Scooter IvyJul. 30, 2013 - 02:06AM JST
Maybe a spider bite?
Posted in: 9-year-old girl dies two days after being found unconscious in Chiba home
Scooter IvyMay. 22, 2013 - 02:31AM JST
Miike is hit-or-miss for me, too. I really liked "The Great Yokai War", "Sukiyaki Western Django", "One Missed Call", and "Audition". Others I couldn't watch.
Posted in: Miike's action film gets booed at Cannes
Scooter IvyMay. 15, 2013 - 03:14AM JST
Duh. That should have been "Last Starfighter"
Posted in: What are your five favorite science-fiction movies?
Scooter IvyMay. 15, 2013 - 02:49AM JST
Scooter IvyMay. 11, 2013 - 02:30AM JST
I said, "You're looking good today" to a co-worker just this morning.
Posted in: Is it ever OK to compliment a co-worker's appearance on the job?
Scooter IvyMay. 09, 2013 - 02:16AM JST
Is this the same case that was reported last month or is it a copy-cat suit?
Scooter IvyMay. 09, 2013 - 02:14AM JST
Nurse or Nursing Assistant?
Posted in: Psychiatric patient dies after being assaulted by male nurse
Scooter IvyMay. 09, 2013 - 02:11AM JST
The "plates" are pouches of some kind. You can see a zipper tab at the top left.
Posted in: Branomics
Scooter IvyMay. 04, 2013 - 02:19AM JST
It's not that hard to get used to reading manga from right to left. One series I follow has a page inside the back cover saying, "Stop. You're going the wrong way." Simple. Helpful.
Posted in: Manga critic calls for Japanese comics to read from left to right
Scooter IvyApr. 27, 2013 - 02:07AM JST
Fine with me. I don't think professional athletes should compete in the Olympics anyway.
Posted in: MLB won't interrupt season for Olympics
Scooter IvyApr. 17, 2013 - 02:15AM JST
What crime d id she abet, the car theft? If she was being threatened with a knife and with being pushed off the roof I wouldn't think she was a willing participant.
Posted in: Man arrested after 7-hour standoff on rooftop
Scooter IvyJan. 08, 2013 - 11:34PM JST
Hope she heals soon.
Posted in: Actress Yumiko Shaku breaks ankle while filming ski program for NHK
Scooter IvyJan. 08, 2013 - 11:30PM JST
Tom DeMicke - It would do no good. Cats never admit to anything.
Posted in: Clue to anonymous hacker found in memory card attached to cat's collar
Scooter IvyDec. 13, 2012 - 03:58AM JST
I usually like his "Quentin Tarantino Presents" movies better than his own. Whether he makes good movies or not, he has good taste.
Posted in: Quentin Tarantino: If you think 'Django Unchained' is violent, try slavery
Scooter IvyAug. 20, 2012 - 11:40PM JST
I agree with Kairo and for Thai horror, "Shutter" (the original, the American version took all the scarey parts out.) and "The Ghost of Mae Nak".
TokyoHipHop - I've not seen "The Scare" or "White Curse." Thanks. I look them up.
Posted in: Horror movies recommended to scare away summer heat
Jan. 30, 2015 - 10:54PM JST
Matsuko had the cojones to actually say it, props!
Posted in: Cross-dressing Matsuko Deluxe: AKB opening Tokyo Olympics 'would embarrass Japan'
Jan. 30, 2015 - 10:47PM JST
Social anxiety disorder does seem extraordinarily prevalent here. The number of people I meet who start…
Posted in: Woman attacks group of young boys with knife
After reading her work, you will be ashamed of yourself saying, "The idea of citing the…
Posted in: More than 8,700 people sue Asahi Shimbun over 'comfort women' stories
Jan. 30, 2015 - 10:44PM JST
Yes, it is a good thing we don't have guns here. Last year there were 1004…
Jan. 30, 2015 - 10:39PM JST
He likes Japan.
Posted in: Paul McCartney to play 4 concerts in Japan in April