Japan: I Love You

  • Oct. 24th, 2007 at 6:48 PM
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Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] greenwillow27 for pointing out yet another reason why I love the Japanese:

(10-20) 04:00 PDT Tokyo -- On a narrow Tokyo street, near a beef bowl restaurant and a pachinko parlor, Aya Tsukioka demonstrated new clothing designs that she hopes will ease Japan's growing fears of crime.

With a deft motion, Tsukioka, a 29-year-old fashion designer, lifted a flap on the front of her skirt to reveal a large sheet of cloth printed in bright red with a soft drink logo partly visible. By holding the sheet fully open and stepping to the side of the road, she showed how a woman walking alone could elude pursuers - by disguising herself as a vending machine.


You can find the rest of the article here and it is 100% awesome.

I sent it to a friend at work and she said that she loves that this culture is too embarrassed to make a scene to call for help, but is perfectly fine with pretending to be a vending machine. &hearts

Japan: I Love You

  • Oct. 24th, 2007 at 6:48 PM
theemdash: (M Squee)
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] greenwillow27 for pointing out yet another reason why I love the Japanese:

(10-20) 04:00 PDT Tokyo -- On a narrow Tokyo street, near a beef bowl restaurant and a pachinko parlor, Aya Tsukioka demonstrated new clothing designs that she hopes will ease Japan's growing fears of crime.

With a deft motion, Tsukioka, a 29-year-old fashion designer, lifted a flap on the front of her skirt to reveal a large sheet of cloth printed in bright red with a soft drink logo partly visible. By holding the sheet fully open and stepping to the side of the road, she showed how a woman walking alone could elude pursuers - by disguising herself as a vending machine.


You can find the rest of the article here and it is 100% awesome.

I sent it to a friend at work and she said that she loves that this culture is too embarrassed to make a scene to call for help, but is perfectly fine with pretending to be a vending machine. &hearts

Some Goodies

  • Jun. 11th, 2007 at 8:39 PM
theemdash: by <lj user="winterfish"> (Rocks Fall)
Ooh, I love the internet.

First, we've got an exciting Saiyuki opportunity. emeraldeyes.net scanned and translated Neogandhara, one of Minekura's Saiyuki doujinshis. It's early work with some different character designs (Gojyo especially) and a very different Sanzo (he's creepy, really). A very interesting read for Saiyuki fans. You can download it here.

Second, we've got comic book hilarity in the Top 15 Unintentionally Funny Comic Book Panels. Take a trip through time and learn how when slang changes comic books get sexual! My favorite is the terrible stereotype in #7 because it's so bad, bad, bad it's hysterical. (And I totally can't believe that #3 is from an actual comic book. Just no way.)

Third, we've got Superdickery.com which is basically all about making fun of Superman comic covers. It's mostly a series of galleries that are perfect for killing time, but allow me to link to some of my favorites:
Lois Lane is a Floozy.
This has got to be The Best Comic Cover Ever.
Did you know that Wonder Woman teaches us about safe bondage practice?
Superman is The Best Adoptive Father Ever.
Even Superman Knows His Secret Identity Only Fools Idiots.
. . . I Have No Words.

Now I feel that I have done my civic duty to entertain you all. *flounces off*

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