Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Say it ain't so, Mr Top Cat, say it ain't so.
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Monday, 28 September 2009
Sunday, 27 September 2009
From the Rev. Paperboy, usually telling it like it is right here.
Saturday, 26 September 2009
Friday, 25 September 2009
Thursday, 24 September 2009
In a relaxed atmosphere, I was able to frankly express my feelings
The sea of dispute should be transformed into a sea of fraternity
We should promote diplomacy so that we can recognize differences between us. This is true diplomacy based on a spirit of fraternity
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Monday, 21 September 2009
Sunday, 20 September 2009
Saturday, 19 September 2009
The latest high-tech robot innovation that will make our autumn years sunnier? Err, it's not cute. It's sinister ("Pedobear" as it is becoming known). Well it would be sinister if it were anything more than a sodding hydraulic lift with a skirt on. What was wrong with the Filipino nurses doing the rounds anyway?
Dear reader, if Our Man should be incapacitated and require one of these things to transport him from bed to bog, please put him out of his misery with the nearest pillow. After you mercy kill the orchestra first, mind. Oh, and if you see this thing coming at you with a straw and a blue drink - KICK IT DOWN THE NEAREST FLIGHT OF STAIRS BEFORE IT UNDERCOOKS YOUR TOAST.
Vids lifted from Pink Tentacle here.
Friday, 18 September 2009
Thursday, 17 September 2009
TOSHIMI KITAZAWA: Defense Minister, 71, he's a pacifist. Full marks for irony.
HIROHISA FUJII: Finance Minister, 77, is not thought to have all his own teeth.
MASAYUKI NAOSHIMA: Economy, Trade and Industry Minister, 63, a former Toyota trade unionist, a strong advocate of cutting wasteful government spending. We'll see, Brother, now the shoe's on the other foot.
HIROFUMI HIRANO: Chief Cabinet Secretary. An avid runner, 60. Let's hope he doesn't feel the urge to write an autobiography about it.
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Monday, 14 September 2009
Sunday, 13 September 2009
Saturday, 12 September 2009
Friday, 11 September 2009
Thursday, 10 September 2009
By Ourmani Nabiko
Forget what you think you know about Japan. You know, the wacky game show hosts humiliating their guests; super-high-tech robots about to usher in a new dawn of pampering; or geisha girls, earthquakes and tea ceremonies typifying the "otherworldlyness" of the Land of the Rising Sun. Maybe, just maybe, for a fleeting moment last Sunday the world caught a glimpse of the real Japan.
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Monday, 7 September 2009
Sunday, 6 September 2009
Saturday, 5 September 2009
Facebook, Twitter Revolutionizing How Parents Stalk Their College-Aged Kids
Friday, 4 September 2009
So anyway, Our Man found himself reading this New York Post article, America's New Japan Challenge, by some Bruce Murdoch money-taker who argues it's going to be tough for America to deal with the new guy in charge here (does Bruce know that Hatoyama, the new guy in charge here, means Pigeon Mountain? Once you know that, there really is nothing to be afraid of, now is there?) To summarise his masterwork:
See, apparently the DPJ has no plan, but it does have a plan (?) to move the country closer to China (?) This is bad for the US because they want a more independent Japan that follows America's will (?) by building up its military so that it can help America's National interest by ferrying more Americans to their deaths in Afghanistan and elsewhere. But the US is also worried about China, so having a loyal ally like Japan make better friends with China is v. bad (?)
Dunno 'bout you, but Our Man reckons America's Japan challenge is understanding what on earth Bruce is on about.
(You don't think Bruce really just wants to flog F-22 Budget Busters to the Japos do you? Nahhhh, couldn't be that.)
Thursday, 3 September 2009
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
10. When someone asks "Who's in charge here?" don't point to Ozawa.
9. Don't let anyone know that you like watching films "in which the protagonists are animals".
8. Encouraging comparisons to the Kennedy clan is all very well, but remember, it didn't work out too well for them in the end, did it?
7. Have you thought through your war on bureacracy thing? Those red flashy light poles beside parked bulldozers don't hold themselves, you know.
6. If you can't make the budget balance, just reach for your wife's purse.
5. For Chisssakes, don't let your secretary put your money on a "dead cert"
4. You can't buy a nuclear umbrella at the 7-11
3. When slagging off the Yanks, do it in a Japanese paper, they'd never think of translating it and putting it on the Net.
2. Two words: Pigeon Mountain.
1. Comb your hair and look at people who are talking to you.
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Tears in the eyes. From this chap here, bless 'im.