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Posted in: Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption See in context

Zichi: They probably lived off the Kiwi maxim, ‘she’ll be right’.

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Posted in: The heat stays on: Earth hits 6th warmest year on record See in context

GreenPeas: Weird how that works, isn’t it. I wonder if there’s something they aren’t telling us.

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Posted in: The heat stays on: Earth hits 6th warmest year on record See in context

Lindsay: Like Obama’s 29 acres in Martha’s Vinyard, or Bezos’ 14 acres in Maui, or Zuckerberg buying up Hawaii?

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Posted in: 20-year-old man arrested for drunk driving after attending Coming-of-Age Day ceremony See in context

That’s the shortest playthrough of Adulting I’ve ever seen.

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Posted in: 19-year-old woman arrested over fatal stabbing of 25-year-old boyfriend See in context

Don’t date a crazy chick.

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Posted in: Japan to administer COVID vaccine soon to children aged under 12 See in context

No.

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Posted in: Garbage truck driver arrested over fatal hit-and-run in Kamakura See in context

I just wish that more zebra crossings had proper street lights above them, sometimes its almost impossible to see people using them in the dark.

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Posted in: Tokyo police admit to losing 38 citizens’ personal data…that was stored on floppy disks See in context

I need to contact the police, can anyone of you help me send a telegram? My carrier pigeon is down with a cold.

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Posted in: Space telescope launched on daring quest to behold 1st stars See in context

I've been waiting so long for this. Thinking about what could reveal is exciting.

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Posted in: People today, particularly young people, are not watching TV. I myself haven't owned a TV for 20 years. I've been hearing about a push to get fees from the internet streaming viewers. See in context

I wish I could get rid of our TV, but Mrs. LDTM loves her soap operas too much. Each to their own I guess.

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Posted in: All-boys’ high school in Japan has mandatory grooming lesson, teaches about skincare, hairstyling See in context

I'm sure there wasn't a kickback within a hundred miles of this. Totally. For realz, man.

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Posted in: Suspected groper fractures pelvis after jumping from train platform in escape bid See in context

I believe I can fly...

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Posted in: On a single Kentucky street, the tornado killed 7 children See in context

That’s horrible. Godspeed.

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Posted in: Innovative locker order/pick up pop-up cafe offers contactless Blue Bottle Coffee See in context

Oh thank heavens, now I can finally order my coffee without having to see those horrid mouth breathing, disease riddled humans. I was really beginning to worry that I might have to, ugh, talk, to one of them.

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Posted in: New Zealand's plan to end smoking: A lifetime ban for youth See in context

I don't know what you guys are complaining about. Quitting smoking is easy - I've done it dozens of times.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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Posted in: Johnson announces tighter restrictions to stem spread of Omicron in UK See in context

But don’t worry everybody, because his Christmas party is totally super-duper safe.

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Posted in: How well do you understand the pension system in Japan? For example, do you know how to calculate how much you will receive if/when you leave Japan? See in context

Assume you won’t get anything and figure your own savings out from there.

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Posted in: U.S. announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics See in context

Winnie’s going to be a little bit grumpy today.

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Posted in: Japan's military, among world's strongest, looks to build See in context

I know it’s an unpopular opinion, but a well trained/maintained military is one of those things that’s nice to have and not need rather than need and not have.

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Posted in: 33% of major firms listed in Japan have no female executives See in context

Women only make up about 8-9% of garbage collectors (in the US) - that’s an issue that needs immediate attention.

See how silly that sounds?

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Posted in: Bus driver arrested after fatally hitting pedestrian See in context

Terrible accident, but don’t be too harsh yet, guys. You know how it is; 8.30 in the morning in winter means the sun is pretty low, more or less at the same height as road signs.

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Posted in: First 'robotaxis' enter service in Beijing See in context

If I could hack/code, I would sooooo turn the robot into a Hal 9000

”Open the doors please”

”I’m sorry, I can’t do that Dave.”

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Posted in: Should we really worry about inflation? See in context

That meme: "this is fine", yeah, you know the one.

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Posted in: China urges Japan to support Beijing Olympics See in context

Zhao Lijian can eat a bag of...egg rolls.

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Posted in: Woman arrested over arson-murders of bedridden husband, son See in context

Damn, that’s stone cold.

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Posted in: Only 30% of Japanese drivers stop for pedestrians at crosswalks, survey says See in context

Stopped at the crossing at the university yesterday to let students across. Got honked at from car behind for the trouble. Makes sense.

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Posted in: Japan's car exports keep plunging due to supply issues See in context

"...back of a global chip crunch" - Oh, I see what you did there.

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Posted in: World's 1st operational bus-train dual-mode vehicle to start service in Shikoku See in context

Top Gear tried this out a number of years back. Spoiler alert: it didn't end well.

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Posted in: Woman turns herself in at police box, saying she killed her husband See in context

The three rings of marriage:

Engagement ring

Wedding ring

Suffering

I'll see myself out.

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Posted in: New Mazda cars will stop if driver suffers health problem See in context

I spend a lot of time on the road and can’t help but notice that Mazda drivers are very aggressive. Subaru drivers, however, tend to be really sedate. Just me?

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