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Posted in: Halloween season kicks off See in context

The good thing about the recent Halloween boom is it delays the ridiculously early start of Christmas that used to be here.

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Posted in: Sakurajima volcano in southwestern Japan erupts for 2nd day in row See in context

I flew over it once a number of years ago when it was erupting. The plume went straight up till it met the jet stream or whatever where it took an abrupt 90* turn sideways. Quite a sight.

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Posted in: Charges dropped against elderly man for nailing Putin voodoo doll to sacred shrine tree See in context

Putin got the short straw with the spike in bark about his sappy antics.

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Posted in: People in some parts of Japan now legally allowed to smile for their driver’s license photos See in context

But are we allowed to tattoo a smile?

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Posted in: Aichi woman arrested for mixing human excrement into school lunch See in context

Good thing it wasn’t in the natto.

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Posted in: Thailand rushes to rein in cannabis use a week after decriminalization See in context

Amazing! The world’s first cannabis death occurs moments after decriminalization.

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Posted in: Japan embraces CBD despite drug taboo See in context

California collected about $817 million in adult-use marijuana tax revenue during the last fiscal year. How long till ¥¥¥ signs trump current repressive policies?

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Posted in: Osaka Expo mascot needs name; organizers ask for suggestions See in context


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Posted in: Gov't may relax number limits for large events, provided people don’t shout See in context

Beer burps?

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Posted in: Aoi (蒼) and Himari (陽葵) most popular baby names of 2020: survey See in context

Aoi, sounds painful

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Posted in: Abe says he didn’t want to cosplay as Mario at 2016 Olympics See in context

Now, if he’d popped up on stage as Mario at a Metallica concert, that would have been epic.

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Posted in: Biden, Harris lash out at Trump at debut of historic VP choice See in context

Anyone else notice that the word, “black”, is capitalized throughout this article, but, “white”, isn’t?

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