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Posted in: 'Toilet God' song makes a star of songstress See in context

Just returned from the toilet.

I saw toilet god.

Tears running down my cheeks.

@paulinusa, which cheeks?

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Posted in: Do you believe that dreams have a bearing on or are symbolic of something in your real life? See in context

Why, only last night I dreamed my room was very messy and when I woke up today it was.

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Posted in: Do you agree with WikiLeaks' decision to release sensitive documents? See in context

well, if someone thought that politicians speak their mind and China REALLY liked North Korea, Middle East liked Iran etc they must be living in their own world.

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Posted in: Do you agree with WikiLeaks' decision to release sensitive documents? See in context

What WikiLeaks does is dangerous in extreme and naive in its quest for truth but I agree with it in the way I agree with hacking Pentagon and similar websites to show they're not protected well enough. Once something is leaked it practically doesn't matter whether it appears online or not.

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Posted in: Is religion more of a destructive or benign force in the world today? See in context

Instead of another futile discussion we could watch the Christopher Hitchens debating Tony Blair on pretty much the same topic which probably has inspired someone at JT to ask the very question. They both make some good and valid points in a much more erudite and informed way than I possibly ever will be able to, so I won't bother but I'll just point out to techall, following what Hitchens said; empowering women to choose if and how many children they want to have did much more good than Mother Teresa's misguided intentions. And the suffering she caused by insisting that contraception is a sin probably outweighs her achievements. It could be compared to someone insisting that seatbelts are evil, but comforting car accident victims.

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Posted in: Why are Japanese women so eager to bare themselves? See in context

I bet undertakers see the world as full of dying people, for police officers it's filled with criminals, and for psychiatrists most of us are crazy. For a weekly magazine reporter catering to male interests Japan is swarming with ladies itching to get their kit off. In my experience it's absolutely not true that Japanese women are eager to show off their body, not more than women of other nationalities anyway. However, to those few who are comfortable with nudity and want to push the boundaries of what is deemed OK in Japan, more power to you girls. I won't be complaining.

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Posted in: Man arrested for throwing used condom at woman See in context

We should all rejoice that this is the closest his seed will ever get to a woman.

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Posted in: Man who 'fished' underwear from balcony arrested in Kobe See in context

Lol, fishing for undies with his rod in hand.

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Posted in: Finnair to increase flights to Asia See in context

And the shortest route between Japan and Europe is from Sapporo. Helsinki-Sapporo, come on Finnair!

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Posted in: Akina Minami wins Beauty Eye Award See in context

First a legs beauty, now an eye beauty. Soon we'll have a whole beautiful bride of Frankenstein.

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Posted in: 2 high school students injured in Chiba hit-and-run accident See in context

Wasn't there a story that a bosozoku gang killed a truck driver who crashed one of their bikes? Knowing that I'm not so sure I'd stop to see what happened to the boys.

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Posted in: Leading a digital 'evilution' See in context

Until 2008, all my clients were foreign and that turned out to be a mistake.

yeah, that turned out to be a mistake

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Posted in: U.S. consumers pushing beyond sake to Japanese whiskies See in context

Expensive Japanese whiskies may be winning awards but the cheap ones taste like medicine. I much prefer Irish whiskey.

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Posted in: I Write Like erupts online; authors scratch heads See in context

Turns out I write like a whole bunch of them, Kipling, Wallace, Vonnegut, Rowling, Clarke. It's a surprise I haven't got a publishing contract yet.

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Posted in: Pancake lens kits See in context

And it's obviously gonna sell like hot cakes.

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Posted in: 14 men, aged 16-45, busted over national child pornography ring See in context

What a horrible, horrible culture. Not only are kids exploited here but also exposed to sex in comic books! That wouldn't happen in the Western world where priests at least have the decency to cover kids' eyes while performing lewd sex acts on their innocent bodies.

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Posted in: Mother of falsely accused groper who killed himself seeks justice See in context

I'm sorry but it's better to be groped than to be falsely / mistakenly accussed of groping and have your life ruined.

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Posted in: Play ball See in context

hey people, this is something extremely cool that looks like taken out of a sci-fi movie and all you have to say is a worry about breathing?

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Posted in: 'Twilight' series on list of challenged books See in context

Although it's an awful book it's in a great company. It's a sort of must read book list.

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Posted in: Car fire in Miyagi caused by children playing with lighter See in context

Isn't it just like the news two days ago about 4 kids who died in a car fire in Hokkaido?

If you're gonna have children in your car just throw the damned thing away or childproof it with super-glue.

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Posted in: Fan automatically adjusts air volume See in context

Or, just buy a Dyson's Air Multiplier which has no blades to be adjusted.

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Posted in: The Japanese media and its Orwellian nature See in context

This article picked out just one of the elements of '1984' and one feature of Japanese TV. I think it hardly proves anything. In this vein I could probably choose any book from my shelf and run a story how Japanese culture is like 'The Lord of the Rings' or 'One Hundred Years of Solitude'.

What's more, limiting the number of used words in Orwell's book served as a means of thought control. In Japan the overuse of words like 'kawaii' doesn't have a in-built purpose but rather simply reflects the society's preference for niceties and cuteness. There's an underlying pressure for harmony, for avoiding conflict in Japanese culture, which probably has a stronger influence on Japanese media style than the other way round. Whether this pressure can be compared to thought control is a matter for another discussion.

The fact that 'kawaii' is used to describe a man as well as a dog doesn't mean anything, since both dogs and men can be cute. There are dozens of other adjectives which can describe a man, a dog, as well as a house or a meal. 'Big' is just one example.

Perhaps Japanese doesn't have as many synonyms as English does, but nevertheless the richness and complexity of the local tongue is often the main subject of many TV programs I have glimpsed on Japanese TV. Quite recently I saw a few game shows where the participants had to correctly identify rare and obscure kanji, or where a distinguished professor explained some of the intricacies of Japanese. True, most of these programs are shown in an entertaining, easy to digest format, but personally I prefer it to the sleep-inducing talking heads style of Melvyn Bragg.

To sum up, we have here false premises and false conclusions, barely touching on the problem of Japanese media and its relation to Japanese modern culture. The shortage of serious discussions and hard talks stems from Japanese nature rather than from an Orwellian conspiracy to dumb down the nation.

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Posted in: Do you believe in life after death? See in context

Brainiac, LOL. It's gonna be a massive soul carnage in heaven.

True, even assuming that whatever you're saying about the Bible is true (and I hope it is) it doesn't make whatever else you're saying - true.

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Posted in: Do you believe in life after death? See in context

USARonin, you have every right to be skeptical, but why not be skeptical both ways? I say most explanations a rational thinking doubter may come up with are still more likely than a divine miracle. Something akin to the placebo effect for starters.

For True - 'Guns, Germs and Steel' by Jared Diamond pretty neatly explains why civilization took off in the Middle East and not in the jungles of South America. Read more science and less science fiction.

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Posted in: Do you believe in life after death? See in context

From what I see this is a body of mostly scientific theories and facts peppered with some wild speculations and suggestive questions. This is the same technique of validating fiction as used by religious cranks and charlatans. Is it going anywhere, True? What are you trying to say? If it's that we still don't know everything about our origins, I agree. If it's that we were 'make by the Anunnki' (do you mean: 'made by the Anunnaki'?), I say it's a lot of codswallop.

At any rate I don't see how this has anything to do with a belief in the afterlife. Oh, sorry. I see now. Both belong to the realm of fiction.

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Posted in: Do you believe in life after death? See in context

Hell, I don't even believe in life before death. Work work work, where's fun in that?

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Posted in: Traditional approaches to Japanese language learning are changing See in context

My wife read it and found it interesting and amusing. I won't venture an opinion, however, having not read it myself.

I must say that

People don't only not show a 'deep, emotional anger' when I point out their mistakes (mostly using the wrong kanji, but sometimes just weird language - it happens when you get too tied up in a difficult translation) - they thank me and pay me for it, and ask me to do it again.

seems a bit weird to me.

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Posted in: Robotic baby See in context

Finally, robotic beings rule the world!

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Posted in: Corporate 'blacklist' circulating among new graduates See in context

I'm not sure if it's any of the 'famers', but Uniqlo requires its employees to buy and wear the latest collection clothes. I just hope I don't get sued for writing that.

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Posted in: Japan balks at $2 billion bill to host U.S. troops See in context

Japan doesn't need the U.S. army as a deterrent. Just imagine, if Japan were invaded and defeated nobody would recall all those Toyotas and Hondas. Japan is much needed by the rest of the world to keep fixing the goods made in Japan. Except they're all made in China, so China might invade and get the know-how in addition to the factories they already have.

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