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Posted in: Ford Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in 'Bullitt' sells for $3.4 mil See in context

Interesting background story, a bit less sad than what has happened to Mad Max’s Interceptor (https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2015/05/15/theres-only-one-original-mad-max-interceptor-and-its-not-in-australia/), which also ended up being driven legally on the road.

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Posted in: Do you think Carlos Ghosn did the right thing by fleeing from Japan while out on bail? See in context

Certainly something to have been talking about.

Gone but obviously not forgotten. - yet.

if you want attention do something outrageous or at least unexpected.

so it happened, and after the former CEO’s press conference this week we shall ignore it and god or bad will make no difference to most people.

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Posted in: Why housewives refuse to visit their in-laws during holidays See in context

Not only in Japan. Just more formalized.

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Posted in: 12 dead, several missing as Australia counts cost of devastating bushfires See in context

Far worse than ever, and season is only half over.

Initiatives at local, mid and ground level only.

Political leadership lacking.

Still most people not effected because they stay in the cities where this year lots of smoke haze - with one identifiable cause.

Sadly a few more seasons of that are needed before most people move beyond sympathy, and occasional inconvenience of a fire ban stopping their barbecue plans.

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Posted in: Are you financially better off than you were this time last year? See in context

Employed now as opposed to unemployed then.

Skill? No, got lucky!

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Posted in: What is your mood usually like during the time between Christmas and the New Year? For example, do you feel flat or is it a quiet time of reflecting on the past year? Or something else? See in context

Too busy to think about this question.

Ihara Saikaku wrote a series of anecdotal short stories about this very question (This Scheming World in English) 350 years ago though

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Posted in: Do you enjoy spending the Christmas-New Year period in Japan? See in context

Glad Xmas in Japan closes down about 23rd, though starting in shops in October, which is fine.

KFC or a one-night stand on the 24th I can miss though.

Glad to work on Xmas Day.

Glad to avoid and not think about the guilt, fights, debt, nostalgia, gluttony and hangovers rels in the home country willingly suffer together.

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Posted in: The 10 best Japanese hot spring resorts locals want to go back to again and again See in context

Locality image-based list only - confirmed with the Dogo Onsen inclusion

Iya in Tokushima, Ubusuki in Kagoshima, a few in Nagano and Niigata I have been to again and again.

Dogo onsen - baths did not filter water (lots of little floating bits); lots of guys looking mean with the same types of tats together, tour of Showa imperial family's section with graphic description of how the old Showa Tenno took a dump down a hole in a small room in 1952.

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Posted in: Australia's PM defends climate stance amid wildfire disaster See in context

Morrison’s electoral area is bathed in smoke from fires around Sydney while he has been on holiday with family, in Hawaii!!

Then his deputy stepped outside party lines to admit there is a climate emergency.

Australia is leaderless without Morrison as much as with him.

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Posted in: Women turn to apps, podcasts to explore sexuality through sound See in context

The sound of raw fish.

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Posted in: Christmas in Japan is a time for love, preferably romantic See in context

From the standpoint of cost performance, Aisekiya will often work out cheaper even for guys, with one hour amounting to under 4,000 yen

Certainly better value than the Philippine place round the back, and no need to practise bad English.

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Posted in: The dark side of night life in urban Japan See in context

No mention of guns

So not as bad as ...

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Posted in: Robotics solution stamps hanko and signs contracts See in context

There is always the signature.

Even digital in PDF it works better than inkan do.

Still have my 印鑑しょうめいしょ from Tokushima City Office from 1985 though - anyone even know what I am talking about

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Posted in: 'Keanu Reeves day' as Matrix, John Wick sequels set for May 21 See in context

Wooh!

Yeah, I’m thinking (he’s) back

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Posted in: Japanese beer exports to S Korea fall to zero See in context

Wonder the extent to which there are zero imports of Korean beer to Japan anyway.

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Posted in: Kyoto by the sea: An unexpected side of Kyoto See in context

Yes, overlooked.

Actually has a freeway through the area - about 40 km shorter than the other way if you are going up Hokuriku.

Worth a few stops (and better seafood than in Kochi)

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Posted in: Manga about 40-something man’s relationship with daughter’s schoolgirl friend sparks controversy See in context

... or of course,

... about 40-something (WO)man’s relationship with SON’s schoolboy friend ....

OR

... (DAUGHTER'S ) school(GIRL) friend ...

Whatever!

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Posted in: Sniff... sniff... does Japan have a problem with odors? See in context

Japan and US mentioned .... um, I can think of a lot stinkier places to be, and have been there too.

Part of life though, for instance, chewing gum after 焼肉 anyone?

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Posted in: American-Japanese model Kiko designs 'morning cleavage' bra for lingerie brand Wacoal See in context

The targeted advertising missed its target with me.

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Posted in: Do you find Japan's rising sun flag offensive? See in context

There is a circle in it - refreshing after sripes, reds, whites and blues and stripes and stars and repetitious Euro-use of colours, union Jacks and so on..

Simple is good, like the 梅節 in the ご飯, or the drop of arterial blood in the snow.

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Posted in: Bloomberg's move a slam on Biden, 2020 Democrats See in context

Front-runner geriarchy!

Anyone younger even than 60?

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Posted in: He's back See in context

A short lot! Arnie’s just a little taller than Cruise - even the SFX terminator they had in Planet Hollywood for years in Sydney was only 5 foot 7 or so.

Curious about plot gymnastics for bringing him back.

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Posted in: Japanese tourist arrested in Australia over child porn possession See in context

All the stone throwers (stoners!?) above be careful and check your own phones first.

yeah, seems like a sleaze bag but just wonder what intel got them to check his phone to find 300-odd videos. I’d be more concerned about photos especially original ones.

Just do’t know enough yet.

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Posted in: Coppola backs Scorsese's comments on Marvel films See in context

Plot gymnastics in marvel movies make me tired.

Logan was good though, because of characters.

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Posted in: Backlash grows over China sea map in 'Abominable' film See in context

Also, significantly, the film is a partnership venture with Dreamworks.

So sad to have to grovel for a market, and shut down other markets in the process.

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Posted in: Japanese women categorize male friends by levels of intimacy, from hugging to bathing See in context

I like 'KAMOFURE' - at first Ithought, '鴨フレ', especially as it all leads to the bath.

Then manzai humor, like

'あなたは鴨フレじゃないけどカモフレ鴨 - ちがう、カも知らない。'

'やっぱ知らないね。「あひる」だろう。’ said the duck.

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Posted in: Is U.S. President Donald Trump a friend of Japan? See in context

Maybe it is a case of keeping friends close and enemies closer.

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Posted in: Torrential rain hits western Japan See in context

In Kochi, it depends on how saturated the ground is in rain area.

Pretty saturated for 鏡川 to be high in pics I’ve seen.

5 years ago after 4 typhoons in 2 weeks it was like that.

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Posted in: Coppola gets into 'Godfather' spat with UK's Johnson See in context

it's late. Let things now fall where they fall.

Let's hope one is Johnson.

Comparisons with first half of 16th Century English political history are not overt any more.

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