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Random Image Blowout Part 8

May 19th, 2010

Seen at a food stall in Yoyogi Park.

Random Image Blowout Part 7

May 16th, 2010

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 […]

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:

Not Quite Engrish

October 16th, 2009

I’ve been in Japan long enough to be used to both Engrish and to perfectly normal English in unusual locations (such as a t-shirt I saw this morning that said “Who Do You Feel Has Been The Most Popular Recently As A Musician?”), but there’s always something left to surprise me. Case in point, taken […]

A Sciency T-Shirt

August 29th, 2009

I’ve told my wife that she should avoid buying t-shirts for my sons with English on them when I’m not with her, due to the likelihood of buying an Engrish t-shirt (which I personally would wear with no compunctions, but would feel a little bad having one of my kids wear).  For some reason, she […]

The Goggles…

August 22nd, 2009

Random Image Blowout Part 6

December 18th, 2008

When our first son was born, there was a little break room for visitors or mothers who wanted a change of scenery, and it was stocked with books and comics.  My wife and I were surprised to find one of the comics, a big fat omnibus with a title which translates to “Real Horror Stories […]

Random Image Blowout Part 5

December 18th, 2008

This one isn’t a mistake, or making fun of the photo contents, but just something I found really unusual.  This was in the immigration building.  I wonder what the health standards are for something which is considered clean enough to use for gargling, but not clean enough for drinking.

Random Image Blowout Part 4

December 18th, 2008

This ad always amused me.  It says “For my child, the real thing”, in reference to: an electric piano.  You know, the kind that you buy because you can’t fit or afford a real piano.  “For my child, only real fake things”.

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