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Posted in: Japan's coronavirus vaccine booking system crashes after Salesforce outage See in context

You gotta be kidding me .........

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Posted in: Do you think the extended state of emergency in parts of Japan will work for or against the Tokyo Olympics? See in context

Imho it won’t change a thing. Only time will tell but I don’t think these pseudo soe,s can make a difference. People getting vaccinated – that makes a difference.

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Posted in: Spain's Iniesta to stay with Kobe for two more years See in context

How low the level of Japanese football / J-League must be when a club keeps paying a 37 year old tons of money because of a name. I’ll say the same thing about American and Chinese football. These players can ”help these teams”, but that’s it. It doesn’t change the fact that their football will remain mediocre.

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Posted in: Man kills 6, then himself, at Colorado birthday party shooting See in context

Whatever reason he had left in him, it was enough to let the children live.

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Posted in: Action star Steven Seagal gives samurai sword to Venezuela's Maduro See in context

Anybody seen Richie??

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Posted in: Japanese schoolgirl and karate teen subdue violent shoplifter See in context

Yes, if they were not Japanese, this would be a completely different story. And another thing; they were lucky they didn’t get hurt. My advice: don’t try to be a “hero”; if you wanna get home at the end of the day; play safe.

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Posted in: Alan Moore working on short stories, 5-volume fantasy series See in context

Is it “Watchman” or Watchmen? And you can’t write about Alan Moore without mentioning ( at least ) The Killing Joke and Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow.

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Posted in: Super League breakaway in tatters after 6 English clubs quit See in context

This is what you get when you have Americans and Arabs in charge of ( European ) football clubs / the best in the world. Luckily, this thing was over before it even started.

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Posted in: 12 major European clubs launch plans for breakaway Super League See in context

... my AC Milan is one of the clubs but I’m not supporting this cr-p.

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Posted in: If the Tokyo Olympics are held, who do you think would be a good choice to light the Olympic flame? See in context

Someone who lost everything in 2011.

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Posted in: Name some movies that left you so confused at the end that you couldn't really figure out what they were about. See in context

As expected, some people here mentioning Mulholland Drive. I'll admit that ( especially if you're watching it for the first time ) it can be pretty confusing, but



things get easier after we realize that she was dreaming. Then it's just putting the little pieces together and separate the "dream" from "reality". Essentially, the movie is about Hollywood and broken dreams.

For those of you that ( probably watched it recently and ) need some help in understanding the movie; some key explanations:

"The dinner", which is the beginning of everything.

The characters here will be incorporated into the paranoid fantasy of Diane's 'romanticized Hollywood' dream: The director talking about the pool man becomes the director in her dream, also with Diane's idea of the pool man. The fat man watching her as she drinks her coffee becomes the gangster who doesn't like his espresso. Coco, the director's mother, becomes her landlady. The cowboy-hat guy becomes the cowboy-hat Hollywood power figure. The girl who kisses Camilla becomes the "Camilla Rhodes" in the dream part. And of course, Camilla, her ex-lover, becomes the dependent, loving person Diane wants her to be: "Rita".

About the ( strange ) "Espresso scene":

( plausible explanation )

The reason this was in Diane's dream was because during the real life dinner party, when Diane hears Adam's news that his divorce resulted in him getting the pool while his wife got nothing, the coffee that she's drinking tastes bad to her in light of this news, and she goes to look away. (In a traumatic moment like this, a person's brain can memorize anything) And who does she see? The guy that is going to eventually turn up in her dream as an Italian mobster, who ruins all of Adam's plans for his own movie. In this way, Diane manages to get revenge on Adam in her own dream world.

About the blue box and the club Silencio scene:

Inside the box, Diane has hidden away all her anguish, hysteria and depression – the components of her real life. Locking the box would mean hiding the reality, and constructing her fantasy. So when Rita opens the box, the dream falls apart. The blue box appears in Betty/Diane’s lap at the end of the opera. This is the culmination of her fantasy. Or rather, it signifies Diane/Betty waking up. The magician is forcing her to face the truth; to deconstruct her fantasy, to open the box and let the harsh truth come out. In this "Silencio" club scene, when Diane realizes she is dreaming, she shakes uncontrollably. This means that on the edge of reality/waking, her subconscious could no longer repress her memories of murdering the woman she loved. The box can be seen as a symbol of Camilla's death and inside it Diane's guilt, which she kept locked up by her fears (the bum). Once Rita/Camilla unlocks it, the dream-cowboy says, "It's time to wake up."

( the blonde wig : the dream begins to break down once Rita dons the blonde wig--making her look like Betty. This is a way of showing that Diane is beginning to realize that "Rita" is just a fiction of her own mind. Diane IS "Rita", hence their resemblance in the dream's waning moments. )

( at Winkie's ( which is where Diane hires the hitman to kill Camilla ), the waitress's real name, Betty, is the name Diane takes in her dream persona. In Diane's dream, the waitress becomes "Diane". )

The ending:

As shown on her face when she wakes, Diane is forced to face the fact that it was all a dream, the sadness of her own life, and the guilt brought on by having her ex-girlfriend murdered. Diane's neighbor knocks on her door, which is what actually woke her up, to tell her there have been detectives looking for her, additional confirmation that there has been a murder. She starts reflecting on how she came to be in this position, from Camilla's coolness to her flirtations with Adam to the unforgivable humiliations at the party. In her kitchen, Diane says excitedly, "You've come back", to "Camilla" before quickly realizing it was just another hallucination/fantasy. The final breakdown / hallucination starts with the bum dropping the open blue box (the murder realization), and then comes the crushing guilt. The escaping little old people (the ones who are possibly her parents or grandparents) remind her of how far she's come and how much she's changed and also how she couldn't possibly face those people again, knowing what she's done. (When we first meet Betty, she is saying goodbye to this old couple, on to a better, brighter future in Hollywood.) As her guilt and the reality of what she's done overwhelm her (and with the hallucinatory breakdown of the old couple attacking), she shoots herself in the mouth.


Naomi Watts said in an interview: "Diane is the real character and Betty is the person she wanted to be and had dreamed up. Rita is the damsel in distress and she's in absolute need of Betty, and Betty controls her as if she were a doll. Rita is Betty's fantasy of who she wants Camilla to be."

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Posted in: Large numbers of people out and about despite gov't antivirus pleas See in context

“All work and no play makes jack a dull boy.”

They’re not worried about the trains, stations and workplaces from Monday to Friday ( that’s 5 in 7 ) but a little fun on a sunny Saturday is a sin.

blame it on the

”Please, we kindly ask you to ...” / with sugar on top requests

; and the greediness of this government that cares way too much about money.

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Posted in: Rare Superman comic sells for record $3.25 mil See in context

I don’t have this one but I have the 423 issues of the Superman series ( and a few other Superman comics ) and I didn’t need to spend this kind of money. Far from it.

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Posted in: Japan to extend ban on all trade with N Korea by 2 years See in context

... that’ll teach them a lesson ...

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Posted in: Gov't fears COVID-19 variants are behind possible 4th wave See in context

“possible 4th wave” ?

... with this kind of leadership, people should get ready for the 5th ...

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Posted in: Kofu City official gives speech telling new employees to 'play around' to fix birth rate issue See in context

... childish thinking, disconnected from reality ;

... guy ,s a pervert. Like many other Japanese middle aged men.

... not a surprise.

... what’s worrying is that these people are in charge of this country ...

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Posted in: Coronavirus cases rising in 42 of Japan's 47 prefectures See in context

... another wave, another pseudo state of emergency ... ‘till the next one.


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Posted in: Russian Foreign Minister says relations with West have 'hit the bottom' See in context

Russian Foreign Minister says relations with West have ‘hit the bottom’


... we know where you’re trying to go ...

... you scared little puppy, give me some of that Vodka ( the only thing I care about Russia ) and shut the hll up.

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Posted in: New recruits mark 1st day at work, with many ceremonies held online See in context

Yesterday I saw many wearing the same, looking the same.

( Welcome to Japan )

I wish them strength and resilience. Many of them will be intimidated and harassed by their bosses and colleagues. Be strong!

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Posted in: Review: Once more unto the breach in 'Godzilla vs. Kong' See in context

... is it just me or King Kong was supposed to be a lot smaller than Godzilla ... ; poor Gojira keeps shrinking ...

gotta give “team USA” a little “help”...


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Posted in: Japan routs Mongolia 14-0 in World Cup qualifier See in context

Some people fail to understand that Japan will never need those goals. But they know the rules, so they know all about football. Some even compare the European qualifiers with the Asian qualifiers. Others don’t know the inferiority complex of the Japanese team. Yeah, just look at the rules, that’s all there is ... heheheh.

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Posted in: Japan routs Mongolia 14-0 in World Cup qualifier See in context


I just said that Japan is going to be the first team to be qualified and you start comparing two completely different realities.


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Posted in: Japan routs Mongolia 14-0 in World Cup qualifier See in context



Ok you don’t know me so I’m just gonna say that I know that, my friends. The other thing I’m gonna say is that probably Japan is going to be the first team to be qualified.

( The ones downvoting my previous comment probably don’t know much about football. )

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Posted in: Japan routs Mongolia 14-0 in World Cup qualifier See in context

Maybe it’s an European thing, but stronger teams know when to stop. But Japan needs to “destroy” Mongolia ( really?! ) so they can feel strong, confident and proud, even if just temporarily. Poor Japan, I’d say.

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Posted in: Teacher fired for installing spy camera in junior high school toilet See in context


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Posted in: No overseas spectators at Tokyo Olympics mirrors Suga's weak standing See in context

who would’ve guessed that ;

sleepy Yoshi is not PM material.

"Strengthening of border controls is one of the few cards Mr Suga has left to show the public that he is strictly controlling the coronavirus,"

the good old “us vs them” card. ... apparently still popular with the Japanese public ...

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Posted in: EU chief threatens to ban AstraZeneca exports See in context

you fulfill your contract with Europe first before you start delivering to other countries

"I can't explain to European citizens why we are exporting millions of vaccine doses to countries that are producing vaccines themselves and aren't sending us anything back,"

"We need a principle of reciprocity: supply others if they supply us in accordance with signed contracts,"

“Europe must "defend its interests",

... as a concerned (w) European, I support this “tougher tone”. ... the ones criticizing here must be Americans or British. no surprise there.

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Posted in: Japan's malls and restaurants brace for Olympics without foreign visitors See in context

Japan doesn’t welcome foreigners, it welcomes their money. Tell me something I don’t know.

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Posted in: Tokyo's 'Kill Bill' restaurant cuts hours to avoid fines over COVID curbs See in context

... been there; nothing special. They should be fined btw.

but I admire the fact that this was an inspiration to some of the coolest scenes in one of the coolest movies in the history of cinema. ... “poor“ Gogo Yubari; ... was rooting for her ...

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Posted in: No shouts of joy among eateries, theaters despite state of emergency lifting See in context

Breaking News:

” This isn’t over. “

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