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

This already happened when Clinton was president -- the media called him the first "black president" . By that line of thinking, Richard Nixon was the first "Chinese president" since he opened up China. Now, what about poor Jimmy Carter?

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Posted in: British town of Sandwich celebrates 250 years of sandwiches See in context

I have to correct myself: the "toast sandwich":

http://www.rsc.org/AboutUs/News/PressReleases/2011/MrsBeeton.asp

A slice of toast in between two slices of bread.

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Posted in: British town of Sandwich celebrates 250 years of sandwiches See in context

And Britain is also known for that culinary masterpiece known as the Bread Sandwich - a slice of bread between two other slices of bread - and nothing else! What inventiveness the Brits have!

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Posted in: Swan lake See in context

Somehow the music by Tchaikovsky doesn't suit this scene.

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Posted in: Rie Miyazawa to divorce former pro surfer See in context

Rie-chan has always had bad relationship karma. Takanohana, of course, found the right woman for him.

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Posted in: Big man See in context

Gun...Damn, he's big!

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Posted in: Emperor, empress to visit Britain for Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee See in context

They could have easily said no due to quite reasonable health reasons. But after major heart surgery the Emperor is going to the UK to honor the Queen rega. That in itself should send a big message to the world.

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Posted in: Great heights See in context

Interesting that there is no color in this photo. It's all gray--the clothes, the sky, the city, the structure of Sky Tree. Gray Tree.

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Posted in: Japan astronomers find most distant galaxy cluster See in context

It humbles you. All of human history --nay, the lifespan of the planet earth itself--is just a blink of an eye compared to the vastness of space and time. So, what's for dinner tonight?

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Posted in: Japan astronomers find most distant galaxy cluster See in context

I wonder if they'll ever will find the beginning of time itself: the Big Bang explosion. Try to get your mind around that one.

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Posted in: Showdown See in context

The pictures says it all. Scandal-wracked Olympus chief in front of the food-poisoning plagued Hotel New Otani. How the mighty have fallen. Kind of makes you want to go back to the 90s.

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Posted in: 'American Bandstand' host Dick Clark dead at 82 See in context

Really sad news. He had a great voice. He was the voice of the times in many ways. It's as if an era in American history has ended. So long, Dick Clark.

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Posted in: Doolittle's Raid survivors hold 70th reunion in U.S. See in context

The B-25 was a cool looking plane though.

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Posted in: Out and about See in context

Sign of the times in graying Japan. This is a more common sight than the wild hanami parties of years past.

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Posted in: Darvish wins major league debut after rough start against Mariners See in context

The management of the Rangers must be glad to be getting a return on their investment.

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Posted in: Flying car cleared for takeoff See in context

George Jetson was the Bart Simpson of the future. Hopelessly inept but gainfully employed and making enough to live in style.

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Posted in: U.S. Coast Guard cannons sink tsunami ship after 4 hours See in context

It sank in 9000 feet of water, according to the BBC. Maybe they can ask James Cameron to go down and take a closer look. He's good at that.

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Posted in: Emperor recuperating in Hayama See in context

Great. I hope seeing the sakura now has a healing effect. Not just for him but for everybody.

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Posted in: U.S. Coast Guard cannons sink tsunami ship after 4 hours See in context

When is the footage of this going to appear on YouTube? "One photon torpedo outta do it."

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Posted in: Water containing strontium leaks from Fukushima plant into sea See in context

Damn. And I had fish for lunch today too.

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Posted in: Hashimoto, Ishihara discuss national politics at Osaka hotel See in context

A meeting of right-wing extremists. But very popular extremists. That's what's so scary.

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Posted in: Woman dies after being hit in face with beer glass in Tokyo bar See in context

Agree about the headline. People kill people. Beer glasses don't kill people. Ask the NRA.

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Posted in: Jane Fonda to play Nancy Reagan in U.S. film See in context

Good casting decision. And Max Von Sydow did play Jesus once. Now, that's weird casting.

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Posted in: Noda: World must not fall for 'myth of safety' over nuclear plants See in context

As is well documented, the original site of the Fukushima Daiichi plant was on high ground safe from a tsunami:

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20110713a2.html

But the good old Japanese tradition of cutting into hills prevailed. That was a bad call. But it happens all the time...

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Posted in: Japan down to one nuclear reactor after Niigata shutdown See in context

Hello? Are we in collective denial about what happened a year ago? How soon we forget. They were considering evacuating the entire city of Tokyo. If that doesn't sound like an apocalyptic event, I'm not sure what is. Read this:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-06/japan-s-nuclear-mobsters-escape-tsunami-pain-commentary-by-william-pesek.html

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Posted in: Japan down to one nuclear reactor after Niigata shutdown See in context

Hey, I don't hear the government asking us to pull out the plugs these days. So I guess we can all get by with just one nuclear plant. Or...maybe none at all.

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Posted in: Cherry blossom centennial See in context

Ironically, the statue of King was carved by a Chinese national and the cherry trees are of course from Japan. I like the blue light above the horizon.

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Posted in: Herbie Hancock launches International Jazz Day See in context

A legendary musician and a great humanitarian.

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Posted in: 246 members of AKB48, sister groups hold concerts for March 11 disaster victims See in context

How can there be 246 member of AKB48? Don't they have only 48 members?

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Posted in: Ailing maestro Ozawa cancels all performances for rest of the year See in context

Yes, get some well-earned rest. Listen to some classical CDs. Ozawa is one the last remaining legendary conductors.

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