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I'm delighted to see that posters above are fans of Laurel and Hardy.
To my mind, the funniest men who ever lived, I find it sad that the Japanese don't seem to have ever been introduced to them, whereas the mawkish Chaplin is automatically regarded as a genius, regardless of whether or not they've watched any of his work.
It's the same with Audrey Hepburn. Japanese ladies of a certain age all seem to feel compelled to say she's their favourite Hollywood actress, but if you ask them to name three of her films, you get :"Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany's....errrr....errr".
If she's your favourite actress, watch her films. If she's not, don't pretend she is.
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the one thing that Russia has achieved so far to some extent has been death and destruction.
That's two things.
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I bet there will be a good night out in Ginza for the Board of Dentsu once this stimulus gets paid out.
Remember how we can't have affordable daycare because there's not enough money?
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This is a heartbreaking story.
Sakiho would have celebrated her 3rd birthday on Friday.
There are no words...can parents ever recover from this level of tragedy?
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Oh behave yourselves, Ministry of Farm Subsidies.
How long did this alleged First-World country put up with a butter shortage a few years ago?
The LDP is so beholden to agricultural misrepresentation that they let an Olympic Host city go without a basic foodstuff rather than tell farmers to start farming like it's not 1970 any more.
If you're thinking about throwing stuff away, turn it into butter and chees, which a lot of people apparently enjoy.
Not me however. Margaret Thatcher stopped my school forcing warm cow juice down my throat in 1973, and I have blessed her name ever since. It's horrible stuff, fit only to work as a shortcut in films to establish someone as a baddie.
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More than double last Tuesday?
Here we go again...
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He jumped 46 floors? He wasn't taking any chances.
And at 5:20 in the afternoon, there will have been plenty of passers-by to witness the mess he made when he landed. That's going to take some getting over.
I wonder what was in the package?
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Does anyone think the whole thing looked kind of staged?
Rock didn't even stagger a little.
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I went to the doctor here because I had insomnia.
He gave me a prescription for rohypnol.
Priorities here are really very odd.
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Look at the state of Johnson. He doesn't have the basic courtesy to brush his hair or do up his tie correctly.
The man is unfit for any office - I would certainly fire him from mine - and he is our face in these perilous times?
This England, that was wont to conquer others, hath made a shameful conquest of herself.
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If anyone, man or woman, had booted my little girl when she was two, it would have been a very steep learning curve for the assailant.
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TEPCO is asking households and companies to turn off unnecessary lights and set their heating at 20 C to save electricity.
It's very rare for me to be on the same side as TEPCO, but I am all in favour of this.
I am utterly sick of spending all day, every day sheened in perspiration in a 27°C office while arafo "office ladies" of no determinate job description pretend it's still cold inside because the calendar states it's still March outside.
Check the dictionary for what "room temperature" means. If my Snickers bar is melting, it isn't cold
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My daughter has naturally brown hair. She wears it in a tidy cut, nothing outlandish.
When she started JHS, some jumped-up martinet tried to humiliate her and demand she dye her hair black. "You are in Japan now! You must respect Japanese customs!"
My daughter was born in Japan and raised in Japan. She's on the Koseki Tohon. She is Japanese. But she has naturally brown hair.
She came home from school in tears.
The next day, I went to school with her and explained to the 5'6" Small Man Syndrome teacher who'd given her the grief the day before that she was not going to be dying her hair, and if he spoke to my daughter like that again, there would be an issue between us.
There were no further problems regarding my daughter's hair.
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Gee, I wonder if there's an election on the way in the next few weeks?
I'm sure that doesn't have anything to do with this decision.
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The country's nuclear regulator said data shows no abnormalities with reactors and facilities at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima, though a fire alarm went off in the turbine building of the No. 5 reactor.
I'm delighted and reassured that TEPCO are reporting everything is fine.
I remember when they reported that the explosion we all saw on TV was "Steam escaping".
I'm sure we have every reason to believe them this time, when there are tens of thousands of leaking containers full of contaminated water waiting for the official sign-off to be released into the fishing waters.
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The celebrity-craving heroine at the heart of "Chicago'' has been played by dozens of women since the show opened in 1996,
Editor - I think you'll find it opened in 1975. The current revival started in 1996.
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ExxonMobil made $23 BILLION in profits last year.
Shell made $19.3 BILLION in profits last year.
If they wanted to, they could make do without raising the prices for now. The petrol in the pumps was paid for years ago.
They are choosing to profit from this tragedy. It's obscene.
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Now just make sure you don't enjoy a beverage or pleasant dinner after 8pm on a worknight, because that's how COVID spreads.
What a preposterous decision to allow this to go ahead.
Does anyone suspect there might have been palms greased with well-stuffed brown envelopes in order to get this superspreader green-lit?
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I still make that a 76% positivity rate of the number of tests conducted yesterday.
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JT - it isn't "The Ukraine". It's just "Ukraine".
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My good lady, who for years was banging the revisionist drum of Abe and his nationalist cronies, insisting that Japan's Constitutional rejection of war should be revoked, has this very morning seen sense and is now suddenly glad that Japan cannot be drawn into a European war.
Strange that, eh? Just as soon as one's kids become old enough to get conscripted, she suddenly doesn't want to go all misty-eyed at the sound of Kimigayo.
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"Partially" denied the accusation?
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Johnson is playing the electorate once again.
"Never mind, everything's fine now - get out to the pub and forget about the fact that I was getting tanked up with my Eton bumchums all the time you proles were following "rules".
"Quick, look - over there! A Baddie! Might be a war. You like Churchill, don't you, well, I'm posh like he was, so forget the fact that I'm tonsils-deep in corruption."
Brush your sodding hair, you preposterous buffoon.
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How in the name of all that's holy is this not step one in the recruitment process?
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There has never been any kind of precaution.
Don't enjoy a beverage after 8pm.
Otherwise, pack onto trains at the same time every day, twice a day. If you're over 50, wear your mask on your chin or, if you're feeling particularly conscientious, over your top lip with your nose exposed.
Sit cheek-by-jowl in 27-degree offices with farting, belching ojisans for ten hours, then go home in the same vehicle as a thousand other people and hope for the best.
Pretend it's all over and just do as you are told, my fellow drones.
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Is spike #6 over? Or are the numbers being manipulated?
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It always thrills me to see the incorruptible nature of the Japanese Police Force when I see them standing outside their Koban in Roppongi Crossing on a Friday night, secure in the knowledge that all the bars and gentlemen's clubs in the environs are closing their doors at 8pm sharp, in accordance with the Government requirements.
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