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redneckzombieApr. 26, 2009 - 09:18PM JST
The combination of American focus on talent in a performer's chosen field over all around good looks and fashion and the cultural difference (most Americans are more cynical) makes it odd to hear what to us in an unusually happy song in a foreign language sung by a mediocre singer. Most of our songs are sung by real singers not just good looking people with a microphone and the lyrics usually involve how bad society sucks, how awesome drugs are, how much the singer hates their ex, etc...
Posted in: Why do Asian pop stars have a hard time succeeding in the U.S. market?
redneckzombieFeb. 14, 2009 - 12:32AM JST
It's sad for me, as an American to see an allied nation that I had considered to have similar ideals and freedoms to refuse to allow this man to show his film in order to avoid offending someone. Freedom of speech should protect offensive speech as well, as some valid opinions will be found offensive by some people. Once we start moving in this direction how far will it go? Any opinion at all could be interpreted by someone as being offensive. A Yankees fan might find a Red Sox fan's criticism of his favorite team offensive. Should that be illegal? It seems to me that this decision is based on the British government's fear of Islam and their violent reaction to this film, although maybe I shouldn't say so in case I offend someone in Britain as this is apparently grounds for expulsion from a free nation now. I hope in the future that Britain will side with freedom and democracy and not give in to their fear of violence from radical extremists who oppose civil liberties that conflict with their religion.
Posted in: Britain refuses entry to far-right Dutch MP
redneckzombieJan. 23, 2009 - 03:28PM JST
It's the saddest thing I can conceive as an American to picture over one billion human beings unable to express themselves or command representation in their own government. I hope as China slowly moves towards less extreme policies in regards to democracy and political freedom we will see a fall in censorship as well.
Posted in: Chinese translation cuts out parts of Obama speech
redneckzombieJan. 23, 2009 - 03:07PM JST
I heard somewhere it was the Coca Cola logo.
Posted in: Who or what is the most recognizable pop culture icon on the planet?
redneckzombieDec. 17, 2008 - 03:53PM JST
Britney Spears is a moron. I'm sorry Japan...
Posted in: I love Japan! I think all the tiny cars are so cute!
redneckzombieDec. 10, 2008 - 07:03PM JST
You should spend some time in the US military. Bush has more than two supporters left.
Posted in: Bush defends his record of using military might
redneckzombieDec. 09, 2008 - 08:37PM JST
Buy herself some kinda pet. I read somewhere once that people with pets are much more likely to recover from a sickness than people without. I would recommend a cat.
Posted in: What's your recommendation for helping Crown Princess Masako recover fully from whatever is ailing her?
redneckzombieDec. 07, 2008 - 04:36PM JST
Sounds fair enough. These aren't activists they're just terrorists. Good call Japan.
Posted in: Japan to arrest anti-whaling activists, newspaper reports
May. 21, 2013 - 09:38PM JST
Comfort Women (I-aufu) A majority of them were abducted or coerced by Hitokai (human merchants), then.…
Posted in: Hashimoto says S Korean troops guilty of wartime sex abuse
May. 21, 2013 - 09:36PM JST
ProbieMay. 21, 2013 - 03:02PM JST
There's a big difference between using prostitutes during a war,…
May. 21, 2013 - 09:35PM JST
Have train car for only " Strollers and people with babies "
Buses front seat reserved…
Posted in: Transport ministry to unify rules for baby strollers on buses, trains
May. 21, 2013 - 09:34PM JST
You neocon boys and like minded austerity zealots had your way in Japan for over 20…
Posted in: Former World Bank chief warns of Japan 'sugar high'
We don't know the name of the Japanese woman, because........
I don't know either…
Posted in: Stella show