franknbeans comments

Posted in: Acid Mothers Temple twist hard rock inside-out See in context

Rubbish.

"when asked how his band wants to be remembered"

hahahahha. To be remembered, you must first be known.

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Posted in: Tight leash See in context

wonder which one can do cooler tricks?

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Posted in: Japan Golf Tour pulls out of Australian-led 'super series' See in context

Golf is a great sport. Don't knock something until you try it.

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Posted in: Augusta invites Ishikawa to play in Masters See in context

Don't blame the kid for the media. He just wants to play golf.

I think he will make the cut. At his age, he is less likely to suffer from many of the symptoms of jet lag that his elders will experience.

Granted, the J-media are pretty much worthless.

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Posted in: Augusta invites Ishikawa to play in Masters See in context

This is awesome.

I have met him and even gotten to be in a group playing behind him. He is truly a great golfer and a good kid. He deserves this success....

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting U.S. Marine in Kanagawa See in context

There are a few Marines here in Atsugi. I have been here a while and am a former Marine.

As far as you who automatically look for the fault of the Marine, don't. He did good, and the japanese guy is a notorious Yak. You can see him just near the base every morning in his bling blind escalade.

Do the right thing even when no one is looking. That is what the Marine obviously did. I am glad someone was looking anyways.

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Posted in: Women revitalize golf industry in Japan See in context

Bento,

Minohara is on my "to-do" list. So far, I have played Yomiuri, Tokyo Kokusai, Sagamihara CC (both courses), Tama, Zama, and I am a member at Atsugi, so I play there all the time.

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Posted in: Women revitalize golf industry in Japan See in context

Its a shame that the only comments thus far are from people not "in the know" when it comes to golf here.

I play at least 2x a week and am a solid 12 handicapper right now. I have seen a tremendous increase in female golfers on the course, not just in the galleries. It has nothing at all to do with idol worship or "jet set" garbage, rather they have found that it is a sport that is not limited by gender or even economic status as it once was.

My wife is an avid golfer and plays with me on most occasions. We have a few friends who are JLPGA pros, and trust me, they are not disadvantaged due to the fact that they are women.

If people say it is boring, most likely it is because they haven't actually tried it enough to see improvement. For those who think it is a personality defect or a symptom of a neglected marriage, you need to get out more, and not just on the high horse you are perched.

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Posted in: Aki Hoshino See in context

Kick butt movie. Even my Japanese wife loves it. Simon Pegg is a cool actor with a few other good titles.

What is her relation? Cant they at least scrounge up someone even closely associated?

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Posted in: Tourists to be barred from Tsukiji tuna auctions for a month See in context

sorry ogtob. I missed your comment, and we had the same idea.

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Posted in: Tourists to be barred from Tsukiji tuna auctions for a month See in context

My take is that they should cordon off an area specifically for the tourists, and charge them an admission fee. They get to see the fish, the real action would happen away from them where the workers can concentrate, and a new income stream is created.

Everone wins.

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Posted in: Try to get a credit card in Japan See in context

You don't need to be a permanent resident, but you do have to have an alien registration.

Don't even try it if you are military or SOFA status.

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Posted in: Beaujolais bath See in context

jeffrey,

He reports the news.

France had an excess of rain, causing the crop for the current year of grapes to be substandard and smaller than normal. This in turn led the vintners to use less desireable grapes, resulting in a lower quality product than other years.

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Posted in: Beaujolais bath See in context

Haha. I was listening to Paul Harvey on the radio (actuall, Ron Chapman in for Paul Harvey), and they were saying that due to an abnormal amount of rain, this is the works year for the wine in a long long time.

This explains the push with articles and tripe to get publicity for it. If not, NOONE would drink this swine.

Give me a bottle of grigio any day.

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Posted in: Golf lesson See in context

I used to go to driving range like that, and just whack the balls in any old way. Every single time, some ojiisan would come and teach me the 'correct' way to hit the golf ball. Though every ojiisan's style was always so different, so I never really learned anything.

Ha! So true. The easiest thing in the world to get is a free golf lesson. Every one wants to be a teacher.

Best thing to do is go to a Golf 5. They usually have lessons for about 3000 yen an hour. Then, go play! If you have a buddy who works on one of the bases you will play much much cheaper.

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Posted in: Golf lesson See in context

Haha!

I have taken lessons there. That is Inoe Toru's place! He is a great teacher.

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Posted in: Jury finds O.J. Simpson guilty on all charges See in context

Meh.

All he had to do was stay out of trouble. Too bad for him.

American justice at its worst is when he was let go for criminal charges but found liable for the civil charges. Now, it is just desserts.

No pity from me.

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Posted in: Residents gripe about billionaire neighbor in Hawaii See in context

Tko, I am agreeing with you, but can you see the responses of others who share your political views?

That cup'o'tea must have been damn good.

Piece of mind is knowing that the money you put into a home wont be lessened by the underhanded tactics of a real estate scammer.

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Posted in: Residents gripe about billionaire neighbor in Hawaii See in context

Franknbeans. Lefties? Left handed people or your perception of liberals?

I understand the difference between politically left and socially left. I am referring to the socially left.

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Posted in: Residents gripe about billionaire neighbor in Hawaii See in context

Maybe I'm missing some subtlety in your argument, but did you genuinely just accuse someone defending a rich guy as a liberal? The polar opposite has been my OVERWHELMING experience

Not the rich part. I can agree that liberals love to attack the rich. But the "famous" part? Liberals seem to forget that their fame usually brings fortune. The business aspect of the fame game is often conveniently overlooked due to their positions. Look at all the leftie hollywood types who bash big business. Do you think they go to their shanties and cry themselves to sleep on hard pillows?

Doing one good deed doesn't erase the bad you do. I would gladly take higher property value and piece of mind over a glass of iced tea.

How about you?

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Posted in: Residents gripe about billionaire neighbor in Hawaii See in context

Wow,

Throw political views into the mix, and suddenly more excuses come up.

Now the guy is incapable of making his own decisions?

You're not wrong, you just have no room to talk.

Why? Have I failed to complete my obligations per the social contract? Do I impede my neighbor's quality of life?

Seems like a rich guy who gives out iced teas and says "hi" but in the mean time uses underhanded tactics to leverage other homeowners out of their properties gets the "bye" from the lefties on this site.

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Posted in: Residents gripe about billionaire neighbor in Hawaii See in context

Actually most of the posts here are quite juvenile, ten years from now you still wouldn't think so probably. Glad I don't share my house with most of ya. I met the guy, he was actually kind at the time, go play with your franks and beans, blow away.

How can you refer to me as juvenile with a pedant post such as this? Honestly, this is a case study for politics, I suppose.

Liberal: It is ok. The man gave something to charity, so he is free to do as he wishes. If he endorses Obama, perhaps he should have the Nobel prize?

Conservative: Hold the man accountable for his actions. Past philanthropy should not detract from obligations and resposibilites.

And, then there is, "If all else fails, and I am proven wrong in my posts, tell someone to "blow away" and go cry to my birkenstock wearing klansmen".

Which are you?

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Posted in: Residents gripe about billionaire neighbor in Hawaii See in context

Ah, I see.

That excuses him from fulfilling all other social obligations. If Jonas Salk killed puppies for a hobby, would you have also said, "but he saved mankind from polio, what is a puppy or two"? It doesn't matter if you do great things, it is the bad things you do to affect others you will be remembered for.

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Posted in: Residents gripe about billionaire neighbor in Hawaii See in context

Sure is~! Wow. 1 minute.

If you are Japanese and Rich, you can piss down the backs of some people and they will truly believe it is raining. If this was someone named "hilton" or "trump" there would be a call for heads to roll.

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Posted in: Residents gripe about billionaire neighbor in Hawaii See in context

Ok, I am officially starting the countdown to someone defending this guy due to his nationality or fininacial status.

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Posted in: Crown prince recalls his college days See in context

“Another time, during a sports competition, I won a prize. It was an instant curry pack.”

Haha. It is probably hanging on his wall as a trophy. What sport, I wonder?

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Posted in: Miwa Asao See in context

hehe.

When I was a kid, that was the "goal post" sign for a game we played.

GOALLLLLLL!!

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Posted in: Freelance TV presenter Mari Watanabe announces marriage See in context

Wonder who will question if this is "newsworthy."

Me Me! Pick Me!

Looks like this topic had been under the eye, so I will be polite.

Isn't "freelance" just another word for "between jobs" or "un employed"?

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Posted in: John Grisham has no shortage of book ideas See in context

Actually, his books are pretty interesting if you just want something to read. Lately, he has been touching on a few more social topics, but all in all I think they are better than a lot of authors out there.

As far as writing about lawyers, you tend to write what you know. I prefer him staying in the boundries of knowledge than venturing helter skelter like Dan Brown and having to skew plausible reality to create good fiction.

In my opinion, the best fiction is the kind happening around you every day, just skewed 4 degrees.

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Posted in: Ami Natsui See in context

Ami's cute.

huh? Sarge, usually I see eye to eye with you.

But, daaayyyuuuummm. (Imagine Will Smith saying it)

She looks like a Mrs. Potato head. All the features are there, but they are not proportionate to each other.

Normally, I'd say I would rather throw my junk into a cheese grater, but with her mandible of death, it would be splitting hairs.

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