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It was a rainy Tuesday in Central Japan at 9pm, my first work day of the week had ended and it was time to go home. I rode the rainy streets past the 99yen shop, past my bank, a few barber shops, money lenders and the Korean brothel, under the shelter of the light rail […]

Removing the Keystones (Benny “The Rock Man”) Read more

Removing the Keystones (Benny “The Rock Man”)

When I was 15 years old, I lived in the suburbs and would often go up to Seattle to visit my older brother.  It seemed like a cool place to be.  I would go eat at local staples such as Beth’s Cafe, home of the bottomless hash brown’s and the 12 egg omelette, and, being a growing […]

As American as Fireworks Read more

As American as Fireworks

So, here I am…celebrating America’s birthday in Japan. That’s right, my dear country turns 231 years old today and if you measure freedom by pints of ice cream consumed, dozens of donuts eaten, kegs of beer guzzled and number of TV channels available, it is safe to say that we are freer than ever. Of […]

Video of the Month (June ’07) Read more

Video of the Month (June ’07)

There’s always some video that we can’t stop watching.  This month it has been the 2004 rap video for the song “Hell Yeah” from the always cracka hatin’ rap duo Dead Prez. The song is great and the video is hilarious.  Plus it’s all about scammin’ shit, so I have to love it. httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=iA8ce_GNlpU

The Salty Yellow Death. Read more

The Salty Yellow Death.

When I was 16 years old a friend of mine slapped some microwave popcorn in one of the first generation microwaves (pre-digital, all knobs). The goddamned thing was notorious for not shutting off at the agreed time, and would nuke the shit out of everything and anything not monitored. After ten minutes on the highest […]

Leakin’ like a UTI (Michael Moore’s Sicko) Read more

Leakin’ like a UTI (Michael Moore’s Sicko)

Last night I watched the new Michael Moore documentary SICKO about the flaws of the United States healthcare system. You may be wondering to yourself about how I could “watch a film with a release date of June 29th already?” Did we swipe it off of the internet? I suppose the simple answer would be, […]

The perfect home for your nuclear family Read more

The perfect home for your nuclear family

So lets face it. The world is going to shit faster than a trucker at an all you can eat buffet/casino/gas station/strip club in Montana. Are you gonna be a Johnny Do or a Johnny die? Only the strong and smart will survive, the rest of you douchebags are doomed to total destruction. At least […]

Flight of the Conchords (Tenacious ZEA?) Read more

Flight of the Conchords (Tenacious ZEA?)

I recently received an email to attend a private screening of a new HBO comedy series called FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS. Over the years I have worked my way onto various press and email lists, so I will occasionally get emails like this one for invite only events. There were two things in the email […]