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Posted in: How the Christmas pudding, with ingredients taken from the colonies, became an iconic British food See in context

In England I had the christmas pudding. It was pretty good, but as the author above says, not really high on my list of favorites. I liked it though, and the lighting of the brandy was something to behold. Alas, I didn't get the sixpence. If you haven't tried it, do. It's good and it's festive.

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Posted in: Sour grapes: Japan battles to protect premium fruits See in context

The fruit is cheaper in the US. . .BUT. You get apples, peaches and other fruit that would make good cannonballs. Peaches don't ripen once the are picked, either. They start rotting. They are only good for baked goods. Many vegetables (tomatoes, for example) are much the same and many don't have much flavor.

I'd buy fruit (and vegetables) in Japan first. I never had any problem with the money because I got fruit and vegetables worth the price in Japan. People buy fruit that looks nice. In the US that means rock-hard, flavorless fruit: in Japan that means fruit that looks good and IS good, too.

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Posted in: Japan's large Pacific bluefin tuna catch limit to be raised in 2024 See in context

Anyone who has ever eaten tuna (maguro) sushi or sashimi can tell you that it is one of the greatest tasting foods you will ever eat. In Hawaii the tuna is often grilled, and it's always served rare. THAT is some good eating. As for the Pacific Ocean, that's where Japan is so that's the fish they catch. If anyone is worried about its healthiness it is a waste of time. It is just as good as eating from the Atlantic Ocean or any other. Freshly caught tuna is a joy in my life. I eat it whenever I can. (No canned tuna for me. Ever.)

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Posted in: It’s time to take a trip to pancake paradise with Japan’s new Warmer Plate kitchen gadget See in context

Genius. There are times when I want a stack of pancakes and I want them hot. I would buy this and eat pancakes till I'm sated. Sometimes that take a while. Man, when you're in the mood nothing beats a stack of flap jacks.

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Posted in: Miyazaki's 'The Boy and the Heron' is No. 1 at North American box office See in context

Wow, That's great. Miyazaki is an artist of the highest notch. I've never grown tired of his earlier work and still watch it again just for the joy of seeing the magic.

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Posted in: Musk restores X account of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones See in context

Musk? Trump? Who is worse? Well, it's pretty hard to tell. Maybe Alex Jones. He shot his mouth off and then justifiably had to pay and he's still got his money. Cronies stick together.

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Posted in: Trump's vow to only be dictator on 'day one' follows growing worry over his authoritarian rhetoric See in context

Be afraid, very afraid. Trump and his hypnotized minions will strip Democracy bare. The very mean-spiritedness of the sect is an indication of things that shouldn't come. I'd vote for Fred Flintstone before I would Trump.

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Posted in: Shohei Ohtani has agreed to a record $700 million, 10-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, making him the highest-paid athlete in history. Is any sports star worth that much money? See in context

In this case, oh definitely. Just the money on jersey's and other Ohtani related items will go through the roof. He's the best thing that's happened in baseball since Jackie Robinson. He's a very charismatic guy to watch, too.

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Posted in: Japanese sake brewers protecting future by owning their past See in context

Ummm. Sake. I still buy it here in the US. I buy only Japanese sake. I loved it (well, maybe too much).

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Posted in: Verdict due Tuesday in landmark Japan SDF sexual assault case See in context

I used to be in the military. When I read something like this, after being proud of my time, I think, "Throw the book at these guys. And if you can do even more, do it." Soldiers took care of their own when I was in, and reading this makes me red-eyed with anger.

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Posted in: Swan song or not, Hayao Miyazaki's 'The Boy and the Heron' is a master surveying his empire See in context

My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service are marvelous animated movies, as are most of Miyazaki's works. The stories are inventive and the animation unique. Can't wait to see this one.

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Posted in: Led by Taylor Swift's $1 bil tour, 2023 concerts set new record See in context

My parents couldn't see the Beatles as a big deal. They did all right. I don't see Taylor Swift as much of anything. I'm just like my parents. Every generation has its own stars. Good for them and good for her. I coulda said, "Why, back my day. . ." but I didn't. I'm not exactly like my parents.

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Posted in: Tokyo’s Shibuya district bans public drinking on New Year’s Eve, cancels countdown celebration See in context

All of this hair-tearing over a place to get drunk on New Years? Is there no alternative place? How about a party with friends. Or maybe an elegant evening with your partner. What is the big deal about partying with thousands of strangers?

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Posted in: Malinin, Sakamoto win at Beijing Grand Prix Final See in context

Sakamoto is in a category of her own. You'd think skating was easy watching her. She seems to do it effortlessly. Perhaps the best skater ever.

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Posted in: Online 'likes' for toxic social media posts prompt more − and more hateful − messages See in context

Just look at the comments here of JT. Mean spirited posts seem to be made mostly to be mean. Many of the posters are probably not mean people, but behind the nameless and faceless comments they are free to carry on when Mom and Dad aren't home.

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Posted in: Add the Cove drip kettle to your coffee nook this holiday season See in context

I would like to buy one. The idea is great.

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Posted in: We embrace Chigyu, the most controversial beef bowl in Japan See in context

I would like this with or without cheese and with or without Tabasco. Some dishes are good no matter the variations. (Ramen and Udon, for instance.) I would love to try this in all its variations.

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Posted in: Ohtani agrees to record $700 million 10-year contract with Dodgers See in context

The Dodgers were the guesses of a lot of people. Good for them. The lineup of Betts, Freeman, ane Ohtani at the top of the order is truly imposing. If he is able to return to pitching, LA gets a bonus.

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Posted in: Blue view See in context

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

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Posted in: You can enjoy traditional Japanese New Year’s 'osechi' eats on a budget with Lawson Store 100 See in context

See, I wish the super markets in the US had these. They look terrific and I'll bet they taste as good as they look. I miss Japanese cuisine. You don't eat with just your mouth. Your eyes get a feast, too.

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Posted in: Traditions and trends at the Tokyo Food Summit 2023 See in context

Ostrich meat is one I want to try. Venison I've eaten a lot and it's good. It has a unique flavor. Wild boar is another I want to try. It seems like it would be naturally good. These don't take miles of feed the way beef does (I like beef, mind) so they are really worth a try.

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Posted in: Low on space? Try this multi-stick vacuum for your apartment See in context

Exactly what I need. My apartment is smallish, crammed with books, CDs, and records. Keeping it clean is a chore and my vacuum is large. I'd like one of these.

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Posted in: UAW says over 1,000 workers at VW plant in Tennessee have signed cards seeking union representation See in context

The rich get richer and poor are beginning to fight back.

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Posted in: Hotcake-man steamed pancake buns return to Japanese convenience stores See in context

These look pretty good to me. They are worth a try. Another creative cuisine idea from Japan.

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Posted in: How come there are few new Christmas carols or songs created anymore? Why do we just keep listening to all the old favorites written decades ago? See in context

I cringe at the thought of christmas carols. (Why aren't there any Thanksgiving Carols, anyway?) I am sick of them after 15 minutes. I've learned to tune them out but there it is, tuning them out again and again. I guess people like them, but I really get nauseated every year.

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Posted in: 'Godzilla Minus One' smashes record as top-grossing Japanese live-action in U.S. See in context

Godzilla was part pf my childhood and I still love to watch those movies. Can't wait to see this one. There has never been a bad Godzilla movie.

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Posted in: Mister Donut now sells Japanese curry doughnuts…with egg See in context

Japan comes up with the coolest stuff in food. I'd like to try this (alas, I can't) and see how the flavors blend. I bet it's good. (Sigh.)

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Posted in: Death penalty sought for man over 2019 Kyoto Animation arson-murders See in context

I'm against the death penalty on principal (too many innocents executed and the blood is on society's hands) but give me a gun and I could take this guy out behind the barn and blow his brains out. That studio put out some of the finest anime shows ever and those people died horrible deaths. Put the onus on me alone and I could do it. And I wouldn't lose a minute's sleep.

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Posted in: 'I feel safe': The school for environmental defenders See in context

Violence against environmental defenders? What on earth for? Disagree with them, argue with them, and then leave them alone. Violence against opinions is primitive thinking.

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Posted in: How do you think movies made in recent years will be perceived in the future, say, 50 years from now? See in context

Movies today will probably not become classics. The abundance of super-hero movies and pseudo-intellectual alternates leaves only a very few movies, many of which are unable to draw a large audience. 50 years from now things might not have changed, but there will be little looking back on today's movies.

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