Category Archives: Japan

Malice Mizer

Wishes you “Happy New Year” in their own special way.

Now I find the following ‘interpretation’ totally hilarious, although that could be because I’m familiar with the song and know what he’s actually saying–which doesn’t matter any more. From now on I’ll never be able to hear anything but “bean sprout”.

Japan in a glance

I think that if I had to sum up in one picture why Japan rules the macrocosmos I’d do it with this one (click for full-size):

japan rules

Although it probably wouldn’t be too difficult to photoshop that tree into a Katana and the orange vehicle in the background into some kind of Mech, which would make my argument that much stronger.


9/11 Linked
To Iraq, in Politics
If Not in Fact

Inspired by the above almost-Haiku identified by James Taranto as masquerading as a Washington Post headline, I thought I’d try listening to my own poetry muse for a change. Here are a few I came up with. I hope you find them pleasing to your mental ear and soothing to your soul.

Jews, Christians, Muslims
Why can’t we all get along?
The Jews most of all

Bush and bin Laden
A cycle of violence
A cycle of pain

Match made in heaven
Our love will last forever
Al Gore and the tree

Why do they hate us?
Don’t they know hate is a crime?
Live, love, and abort

Serene emptiness
Snowy field of silent white
The page will not load

Caged bird cannot fly
All men desire freedom
OJ Simpson too

Falling autumn leaves
Who will pick them up? Someone?!
Suffocating, help!

Waking in cold sweat
Nightmare of nations come true
Results in, Jeb won

So who else likes to write Haiku?

Sadistic game show

Men will cringe when they watch this.

Real Transformer

For being as hard-working a people as they are, the Japanese sure seem to have a lot of time on their hands.

Why don’t you watch

Sands of Passion? Tip: when you get to the last episode it may be useful to know who Hard Gay is. This should help.

Steampunk watches

Go to Akihabara News to see more.


If you don’t “get it” you’re trying too hard. Look, here’s the definition of steampunk. As for what kind of geeked-out society goes to such lengths to build authentic, usable, marketable objects from a time period that never existed, I can’t help you with that.

Hyde – Angel’s Tale

This is about as close as my musical tastes get to being mainstream, and one of the prettiest songs I know.

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Idol cuteness of the day

Aichan joins Sayumi in wishing us an “Usachan Piisu!” (rabbit ears peace!)

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Why Japanese TV rules

Watch it, just watch it.