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Random Image Blowout Part 8

May 19th, 2010

Seen at a food stall in Yoyogi Park.

You Kill the Kobold and Find a +1 Bracelet of Profitability

May 2nd, 2010

I’ve always had a thing for bracelets and necklaces (as people I went to high school with could vouch for), which has calmed considerably as I’ve grown older.  However, a few months ago, I got a craving for a bracelet, and started looking around for something colorful and made of thread.  Finally, I found one, […]

Clapping Shepard Tone

February 3rd, 2010

Something that has been stuck in my mind for a few days: First, you should be familiar with the Shepard Tone. If you don’t know what that is: So, that out of the way, something that has often both bugged and amused me is the tendency of Japanese audiences to “clap the beat”. That is, […]

Jeff’s Miniature

January 2nd, 2010

In high school, I played a fair amount of Warhammer 40K.  Since then, I’ve bought the game for myself (in high school, a friend supplied all the rulebooks and miniatures), but being older, working, having children, and living further away from my friends, I’ve never actually had a chance to play it.  And, even if […]

An Open Call For Suggestions

December 4th, 2009

Back in the day (which is my fancy way of saying “I don’t know when”) there was a custom of naming ones house.  People would call their house “Treetops” or “Sandfields”.  I always assumed this was only done for palatial manors, but recently found out that even folks in New Jersey would give names to […]

Product Quality

October 31st, 2009

A car by Tomica, Japan’s biggest toy car line: A car by Hot Wheels, America’s biggest toy car line:

Dressed Up

October 28th, 2009

I’ve worn a suit, as far as I can recall, 4 times in the last decade: once at a job interview, and three times at weddings.  Of those, my eldest son has only been privy to 2, and neither one since he’s old enough to remember.  In high school, one of my life goals was […]

Wolverine : Illegal in Japan

October 22nd, 2009

I meant to post this a few months ago, but kinda forgot until now.  Sorry. I find this a somewhat strange tie-up: the National Police Agency has put up posters both advertising “Wolverine: X-Men Zero” (original title “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) and the new restrictions on knives with blades more than 5.5 cm long. That, in […]

Silent Mode Is Off

September 28th, 2009

Yesterday I did my last day of work at NTT, where I’ve been doing shift work (both nights and days) for the last 10 years.  That’s almost a third of my life, so understandably there will be lots of changes as I transition to a less nocturnal way of living. And right now marks the […]

Irrational Fondness

September 23rd, 2009

I have an irrational fondness for games in which you damage undead enemies by casting healing spells on them.

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