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SerranoMay. 23, 2015 - 09:27AM JST
Something is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it.
"A T-shaped stalk is left on the fruit"
Without the T-shaped stalks, those melons would have fetched only one million yen.
Posted in: Pair of Yubari melons fetch Y1.5 mil at auction
SerranoMay. 23, 2015 - 09:24AM JST
Love is Calling, eh? How about Lava Lamps Calling?
Posted in: Art attack
SerranoMay. 23, 2015 - 09:19AM JST
"the sanctuary’s museum, which its critics say glorifies Japan’s actions during World War II."
I haven't visted this museum myself, but if the critics are correct, why hasn't it been shut down?
Posted in: China raps Japan after Abe's wife visits Yasukuni shrine
SerranoMay. 23, 2015 - 09:13AM JST
"The whole instability of this area began with the Iraq-Iran War starting in 1980."
Or, starting with the prophet Muhammad around 600.
Posted in: IS militants purge Palmyra of Assad loyalists
SerranoMay. 22, 2015 - 08:26PM JST
When guys take their shoes off, they should immediately spray them with deodorant, and if they're visiting someone, spray their socks with the deodorant, or if they're home, take them off and put them in the washing machine and take a shower, lol.
Posted in: What do you think of the custom of taking one's shoes off before coming indoors at home? Would you do it in your country?
SerranoMay. 22, 2015 - 08:12PM JST
"In the scene, a woman visits her boyfriend, a Communist seized by Japanese soldiers, in jail... He puts his hand under her dress to find a grenade, which she then detonates, killing everyone in the cell."
So she kills a Chinese Communist! No wonder China's media watchdog is upset!
Posted in: China to investigate anti-Japan TV drama over crotch grenade scene
SerranoMay. 22, 2015 - 08:00PM JST
"Japan plans to provide $110 billion to help develop roads, ports and other infrastructure in Asia"
I knew all that extra money the government has been raking in since they upped the sales tax on everything to 8% a year ago would enable Abe to promise to give away $110 billion of it!
Posted in: Japan ups ante in race to boost influence in Asia with cash
SerranoMay. 22, 2015 - 07:54PM JST
The lamb burger and the Mexican burger look too tall for even Julia Roberts to get into her mouth.
Posted in: The Kong Show introduces some terrific burgers
SerranoMay. 22, 2015 - 07:50PM JST
Either this is sooooooo made up or it's total fiction.
Posted in: Hero lady apparently saves guy from groping accusations by posing as girlfriend
SerranoMay. 22, 2015 - 07:10PM JST
"One reason smoking is so addictive is that it’s a highly efficient nicotine delivery system, McNeill says. “Smoking a tobacco cigarette is one of the best ways of getting nicotine to the brain - it’s faster even than intravenous injection.”
"Smoking kills half of all those who do it - plus 600,000 people a year who don’t, via second-hand smoke"
Posted in: Is nicotine all bad?
SerranoMay. 22, 2015 - 06:59PM JST
"Goodbye, Dave. Except for Johnny Carson, there was none better."
What about Jay Leno? Exactly, exactly!
Posted in: Final Letterman show draws record 14 million viewers
SerranoMay. 22, 2015 - 06:52PM JST
Welcome to the club, lol.
Posted in: Cathay cabin crew threatens summer strike
SerranoMay. 22, 2015 - 06:50PM JST
"The sooner they go bankrupt the better of young kids will be"
Yeah, the young kids can eat Lotteria burgers and fries, and ramen, and katsu-kare, lol.
Posted in: McDonald's Japan revamps menu, prices after food scandals
SerranoMay. 22, 2015 - 06:46PM JST
"Handing down a reduced sentence of 10 months, suspended for a period of two years, High Court judge Kim Sang-Hwan said the threat Cho’s actions had presented to the safety and security of the aircraft was “modest”.
“The accused had no intention of hampering the safe operation of the plane,” Kim said."
Maybe not, but the accused is guilty of being a total idiot, causing bad feelings and inconveniencing everyone on the plane and everyone involved with operations of the flight.
Posted in: Appeals court frees Korean Air heiress in 'nut rage' case
SerranoMay. 22, 2015 - 06:34PM JST
"So what the hell do we do now?"
Ask China for help?
Posted in: Fears mount over Palmyra as IS expands territory in Syria
SerranoMay. 20, 2015 - 07:37PM JST
"Jasim Mohammed, 49, who owns a women’s clothing shop, said an Islamic State member had told him he must now sell only traditional Islamic garments.
“I had to remove the mannequins and replace them with other means of displaying the clothes. He told me that I shouldn’t sell underwear because it’s forbidden,” he said."
This is all George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld's fault, right, Madverts?
Posted in: Iraq deploys tanks as Islamic State tightens grip on Ramadi
SerranoMay. 20, 2015 - 07:28PM JST
Quick, deport them to Ramadi before the Iraqi government takes it back from IS.
Posted in: Canadian police arrest 10 youths for wanting to join IS
SerranoMay. 20, 2015 - 07:23AM JST
IS has been getting their asses kicked in other parts of Iraq, they're going to win one once in a while.
They'll be kicked out of Ramadi eventually.
"I have forgotten the reason the US invaded Iraq
Let me remind you, there were three reasons:
1) So little Bush could finish the job big Bush didn't..."
Big Bush and the rest of the world.
"...2) To secure cheap oil
3) To bring lots of money to the war machine"
You forgot: To remove from power a dictator who ruled Iraq for 25 years, gassed the Kurds, lobbed missiles at Iranian cities, invaded Kuwait, etc.
Posted in: IS militants slaughter collaborators after taking Iraqi city of Ramadi
SerranoMay. 20, 2015 - 07:11AM JST
"The demonstrators are demanding 100% clean energy. "
And I am demanding an increase in my salary to offset inflation, but I'm probably not going to get it.
Posted in: Climate control
SerranoMay. 19, 2015 - 01:47PM JST
"This should be the new statement. "What is past, is past. We don't talk about it anymore."
Murayama said in a recent NHK interview that what needed an apology needed an apology.
Unfortunately Abe doesn't think that.
Posted in: Murayama urges Abe to follow his lead on war apology
May. 23, 2015 - 05:45PM JST
It may be fun to mock those who line up for a simple pleasure and a…
Posted in: 1,000 line up for Starbucks' opening in Tottori
May. 23, 2015 - 05:38PM JST
Japan has been hunting dolphines since ancient times
I don't accept that on your say…
Posted in: Taiji mayor says dolphin hunt will still go on
May. 23, 2015 - 05:33PM JST
It sucks the only "good" jobs are AV idol, hostess bar girl and Soapland girl
Posted in: Women sinking into poverty face bleak future
It's not a big deal to get as many visitors when a new object is opened…
May. 23, 2015 - 05:29PM JST
Someone likes polka dot stockings here.