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bonwordFeb. 07, 2013 - 01:33PM JST
Dear Town of Shimane,
Heard about your pantless problem. Heartfelt condolences. More than willing to help you out, please feel free to have the shocking art removed and relocated to my premises.
I'd be ever so happy if local business people spent money on objects of beauty in my area for all as opposed to just keeping it for themselves (which they are entitled to do).
Posted in: Shimane town demands pants for Michelangelo's David sculpture
bonwordJan. 30, 2013 - 09:44PM JST
Solution: Coach beats player...players rise up and beat the crap out of coach.
Posted in: Japan's female Olympic judokas say coaches beat them
bonwordSep. 11, 2012 - 03:42PM JST
Funny caption contest begins....
"No no no, that's not how you hold the flag before burning it, spread it out more!"
Posted in: Fired up
bonwordSep. 02, 2012 - 08:11PM JST
Posted in: Kamakura sunset
bonwordAug. 13, 2012 - 04:29PM JST
The youtube app created no income for Youtube as it was ad-free.
So, who do you think wanted the youtube app removed? Apple, or Youtube? Expect to see a new official youtube app that you can install with one click.
For those moaning that Apple is taking away choices, well, I think you are wrong here. There will be more ways to look at youtube, just use the browser for example, which will not be a problem now that most of youtube will be HTML5....
Posted in: Apple won't include YouTube app in new mobile software
bonwordJun. 23, 2012 - 04:27PM JST
One of the companies I work for posted the power consumed every day in front of the first floor elevator last summer. They managed to reduce power by over 40% compared to the year before. They did this by; 1) replacing all desktops with notebooks (about time), turning off one elevator out of four, unplugging the coffee machines in the cafeteria, disconnecting the hot air dryers and the seat warmers in the bathrooms and ensuring that there was no overtime (i.e., it got dark, go home). One building, 40% less power. Makes you wonder about waste.
Posted in: Gov't asks 4 power companies to plan for rolling blackouts
bonwordJun. 23, 2012 - 08:43AM JST
If this is accurate then it's pretty amazing. I'd like to see more data on costs per appliance/gadget and see where the energy hogs are.
Posted in: It costs just $1.36 to charge an iPad for a year
bonwordJun. 05, 2012 - 08:42AM JST
Should be charged. Should get maximum penalty. Should be disciplined at work or dismissed. If not dismissed then demoted.
Posted in: Assistant police inspector arrested for drunk driving at 8 a.m.
bonwordApr. 23, 2012 - 11:49AM JST
If only his friend had accused him of being not kind enough instead of not tough enough. Imagine the havoc he would have created handing out flowers and holding open doors.
Time to slam the door on this punk. Born and raised in one of the more privileged countries in the world and he stabs a person because he wants to feel tough?
Posted in: 14-year-old student arrested for stabbing bus driver at Hachioji
bonwordMar. 24, 2012 - 08:45PM JST
A lot of posters are assuming the thief took it to sell it.
What if it was a jealous and envious musician. A "second fiddle" so to speak (excuse the pun, but really, it was crying to be used).
Imagine it. You hate this guy, you hate the fact that he has a 16 million yen violin/bow and don't think he deserves it, in fact, he doesn't deserve you, you do, you deserve! So you take it.
Musicians are mad. I love them, but they are mad mad mad.
Posted in: Violin, bow worth Y16 mil stolen from Nara concert hall
bonwordMar. 24, 2012 - 08:35PM JST
On another note, Word to Zichi, as always.
"We are surrounded by so much free energy, we need to use what we have and convert all our waste into power."
Posted in: Nuclear power only option despite Fukushima: industry
bonwordMar. 24, 2012 - 08:34PM JST
Answer this one question: Have we found a clean solution to nuclear waste?
The answer is no. Please google "nuclear waste and storage" for more info. From wikipedia "Of particular concern in nuclear waste management are two long-lived fission products, Tc-99 (half-life 220,000 years) and I-129 (half-life 17 million years), which dominate spent fuel radioactivity after a few thousand years. The most troublesome transuranic elements in spent fuel are Np-237 (half-life two million years) and Pu-239 (half-life 24,000 years".
Does anyone trust these guys to manage for 20 years, let alone 220,000 years?
bonwordMar. 23, 2012 - 11:27AM JST
I'm glad to hear that they caught him. Any word on who caught him and how? Was it a private citizen or was he caught by the police?
I'm seen one purse snatching myself and it happened so fast that none of us realized what it was to after the fact that the two punks (on a scooter) were way down the street. Furious!
Posted in: 18-year-old youth held for purse-snatching
bonwordMar. 12, 2012 - 08:49PM JST
Ted rules. My friends and I always download to our iPhones for our commutes. Great stuff.
Posted in: TED launches learning initiative at YouTube
bonwordMar. 12, 2012 - 08:48PM JST
There is documented proof that lack of empathy, killing of animals leads to more violent behavior. Anyone who cares to argue this point should first do research by googling "lack of empathy, killing of animals".
The fact that the cats were immobilized seem to indicate that someone captured them and then arranged for them to be killed while "immobilized". In other words, alive and trapped as the train came bearing down on them. To me, and this is only my opinion, this is a sign of someone very mentally sick and who could become a danger to other people.
The issue of stray cats is, in my opinion, not related to this issue and anyone bringing it up is merely deflecting attention to the main point; someone is deliberately capturing animals, trespassing on train tracks/property, immobilizing these animals and possibly watching them die. I think we can all agree this is someone who needs to be stopped.
Posted in: 7 dead cats found on train line in Yokohama
bonwordMar. 12, 2012 - 08:18PM JST
I look forward to more details.
1) He killed them and placed them in the trunk
2) His family was killed as a lesson to him and he placed them in the trunk
And I like the fact that it was his mother who filed the missing persons report. Shows she was concerned about the DIL and grandchild (or at least one of them).
Posted in: Man arrested after bodies of wife, son found in car trunk
bonwordFeb. 19, 2012 - 06:28PM JST
I found this well written.
bonwordFeb. 19, 2012 - 06:24PM JST
Here's a thought, how about all the money goes to the Tohoku victims? If one of us buys the winning ticket we get tax exemptions for life, and the winnings go to a randomly selected family in Tohoku? Everyone wins, the people who really need the money win, the people who won the ticket (who I presume have a job) win a nice tax benefit for life.
Posted in: Disaster relief lottery
bonwordFeb. 15, 2012 - 01:09PM JST
If he is messy in the car good - that means his DNA will be there.
I hope to see a story soon reporting that they catch this guy. I like the stories that have follow-up on crime and punishment.
Posted in: Passenger robs taxi driver, then steals cab in Ibaraki
bonwordFeb. 07, 2012 - 09:24PM JST
I've said it before and probably will write it again; I stopped cycling because I felt that the other bicyclists were just too dangerous. Always felt safe with cars, but the bicyclists in this country really need mandatory training. Everyone would be better off.
Sympathies to the families of all involved. Better education of safety may have prevented this and countless other accidents.
Posted in: Two boys on bike killed after being struck by car in Gunma
May. 19, 2013 - 10:08AM JST
Sony?????? No.2???? They got be joking!!
Posted in: Companies Japanese people are most proud of
May. 19, 2013 - 10:05AM JST
Serve them cold mush instead...maybe that'll be enough motivation to stay out of jail and get…
Posted in: Hungry for justice (and jail bento), Kobe thief turns himself in
May. 19, 2013 - 10:04AM JST
For heaven's sake man, the word is spelled "losing."
May. 19, 2013 - 09:57AM JST
BurakuminDesMay. 19, 2013 - 09:50AM JST
Maybe his food was pretty ordinary and these thugs refused…
Posted in: German resort island shaken over Japanese chef's murder
May. 19, 2013 - 09:51AM JST
Looks like a list from the eighties.