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Posted in: Civil warriors See in context

You're powers are weak, old man. When I left you I was but the learner. Now I am the master.

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Posted in: 'Star Wars' 7 may bring new hope, but also letdown See in context

It would be great to have Mark Hamill reprise his role and play an aging Luke Skywalker. He would be basically stepping into Obi-Wan's shoes (or boots). It would bring the whole saga full circle.

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Posted in: Samsung sells 30 mil Galaxy S III smartphones worldwide See in context

iPhones do look sexy on the outside. A nicely designed package. But as far as the screen resolution and operating system go, Samsung outperforms them. IMHO.

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Posted in: Satisfaction! Rolling Stones rock Paris with surprise gig See in context

“I hope I can move as well as Mick and be as enthusiastic when I am his age,” he said of the 69-year-old front man.

The eternal bad boys of rock. Kind of gives new meaning to the number 69.

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Posted in: Okinawan firefighters strip for charity calendar See in context

These firefighters must be in the gym constantly when they aren't putting out fires.

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Posted in: TEPCO drill See in context

Photo reminds me of the movie "The China Syndrome." In the movie, a meltdown was prevented. In reality, it really happened and here we are.

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Posted in: Burger King introduces pumpkin burger for Halloween See in context

J girls might order it. They're big on kabocha.

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Posted in: Japan's radiation monitoring unreliable: Greenpeace See in context

It is reported by some of the Japanese media but it ends up on TV at 2 am at night when everyone's asleep.

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Posted in: Obama savages Romney foreign policy in last debate See in context

Liked Obama's line about there being fewer bayonets and horses today compared to 1916. Good point. Got a laugh from the audience.

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Posted in: William Shatner salutes Trekkies See in context

If it wasn't for Star Trek, Shatner might have gone down in history only for his bravura performance in "The Twilight Zone"--"Nightmare at 20,000 Feet".

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Posted in: Foreign employee named Lawson working at Lawson See in context

Nobody would care if Don Quixote worked at Donkey Hote.

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Posted in: Page turner See in context

But you have to call them "se' pu-rin" in Japan or no one will understand what you're talking about.

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Posted in: Japan angered by French TV host's Fukushima joke about goalkeeper Kawashima See in context

Well, yeah, not very funny but who is monitoring all the inappropriate jokes about other countries on Japanese TV? Nobody, right?

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Posted in: Austrian daredevil breaks sound barrier during freefall from stratosphere See in context

Wasn't there a scene like that in the last Star Trek movie? Parachuting from space. I guess it can really happen.

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Posted in: AKB48 give smart look to men's suit maker in ad campaign See in context

The hottest by far is of course Mariko Shinoda, the tall girl with the short hair. She looks good in anything.

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Posted in: NRA endorses Romney See in context

I guess the NRA waited for the results of the first debate. "Yeah, he went on the attack. We're all for going on the attack."

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Posted in: OCEANUS MANTA watch with improved usability of world time See in context

I guess that's why it's called "MANTA." You gotta pay a lot MAN TA buy it. At 15-man, I'll pass. I'll stick to my Tough Solar G-Shock, which does the same thing for about 10 times less.

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Posted in: Edo-Tokyo Museum: One station past Akihabara, and several centuries earlier See in context

On display is the Instrument of Surrender that was signed by MacArthur and all the Allied commanders at the end of World War 2. It's kind of tucked away in a small corner of the museum for obvious reasons. Not something Japan is proud of really...

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Posted in: For whom the bell tolls See in context

If you look very closely you can see the Kyoto Tower among the buildings in the city below. The old and the new, relatively speaking anyway.

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Posted in: For whom the bell tolls See in context

Amazing photo. It looks like a watercolor painting.

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Posted in: Actor William Windom dies at 88 See in context

Perhaps one the reasons he was so convincing in his role as a military commander was that he was a World War II soldier in real life. This is from the Memory Alpha site:

Windom was born in New York City. He was named after his great-grandfather, who served as the US Secretary of Treasury in 1881 and again from 1889 until his death in 1891. Windom, the future actor, attended several colleges before enlisting in the US Army during World War II. He served from 1943 to 1946, primarily assigned to the European Theater of Operations as a paratrooper with Company B, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. His final rank was Technician Fifth Grade.

At the war's end, Windom had amassed an impressive record and was a qualified parachutist as well as having been awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB), Good Conduct Medal, and the foreign awards of the Order of Wilhelm and the Belgium Croix de Guerre. He was also awarded the campaign ribbons for the European and American Theaters, as well as receiving the Army Occupation Medal for post war service in Germany and the World War II Victory Medal. In the 1980s, Windom also qualified for the Bronze Star Medal, by virtue of his having been awarded the CIB during World War II.

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Posted in: Actor William Windom dies at 88 See in context

Windom's performance as Matt Decker was so memorable to Star Trek fans that Gene Roddenberry expanded on the storyline and created a "son" character for the first Star Trek movie, "Star Trek: The Motion Picture". Perhaps you remember Will Decker played by Stephen Collins? He was Matt's son.

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Posted in: Actor William Windom dies at 88 See in context

Ah, sad news indeed. To me he will always be "Matt Decker" from the classic Star Trek episode "The Doomsday Machine". It was a bravura performance. One of Starfleet's finest captains ever.

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Posted in: Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury dead at 91 See in context

“The Martian Chronicles" is his most famous work, isn't it? A legend in a class by himself.

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Posted in: 21-meter-long dock found in Oregon is tsunami debris See in context

It's shaped like Noah's Ark. That rectangular shape must help to make it seaworthy.

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Posted in: Gov't turns to AKB48 to sell bonds See in context

The government is completely devoid of any ideas. A bunch of old guys sitting in the Diet think if it has "AKB48" on it, it will sell. Want to start a Suicide Hotline? Use AKB48. Want to save the economy? Appoint at minister who can dance like AKB48 (shudder). What's next? The AKB48 Summer Energy Saving Program? I can see it coming...

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Posted in: 'Queen of Disco' Donna Summer dies, aged 63 See in context

Someone left the cake out in the rain I don't think that I can take it 'cause it took so long to bake it And I'll never have that recipe again

Classic lines from her magnificent "MacArthur Park". Of course, this was before the Internet and search engines. You can probably find her recipe with a Google search.

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Posted in: 'Queen of Disco' Donna Summer dies, aged 63 See in context

What a shocker! She was the Queen of Disco - what a voice! She contributed more to music history than Whitney Houston, IMHO. Her music will live forever!

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Posted in: Newsweek stirs buzz with 'first gay president' cover See in context

I'm glad I haven't been a subscriber to Newsweek for years...but it was half-way decent when Fareed Zakaria was running things.

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Posted in: 6-yr-old girl dies after car plows into schoolchildren in Osaka See in context

Seems like a trend in the Kansai area...lots of people who shouldn't be driving. But that said, the roads are too narrow as well.

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