Re: Domo arigato, Mister Technorato.

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They obviously misunderestimate the purpose of the Internet: diatribes and cocks.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 12:02 PM
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Indeed.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 12:04 PM
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Blogging in Japan, though, is a far tamer beast than in the United States

I refuse to believe that we Americans are unusually obnoxious on the Internet, you fucking asshole.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 12:06 PM
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We are, but it's mitigated by our enormous American penes.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 12:07 PM
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My female dog was so cute last night. Didn't do anything special or interesting but was really cute anyway. The day-old creamcheese streusel was good enough. It is really cold in Dallas, for Dallas.
The movie last night Little Children was really neat, I can't decide if the best scene was when the child molester jerked off in the carseat on the first date with the vulnerable young woman or when the adulterer missed the critical assignation because he wanted to skateboard with da dudes. Oops, spoilers.

More recipes, fashion, & movie/music reviews, even with racists who sneakily sneak "crosseyed" into their blog posts. We know what was meant.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 12:31 PM
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Pretty warm in DC today, isn't it. Last night, just met up with a friend at this new Mexican place in Penn Quarter. We chatted away about all kinds of stuff but finally decided that we should try that waterboarding stuff everyone's been talking about. Probably have to wait 'til summer, though.


Posted by: als | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 12:40 PM
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It's been hitting 80 here in NC this week. So sad.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 12:41 PM
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It's been cold here. Snow in the mountains.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 12:55 PM
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Even when all the other current threads remain stubbornly on topic, I can always count on one thread for miscellany.

Finally finished my mix of favorite dance music from 2007, continuing my pattern of finishing mixes three days late (but this time it has tracks!).

I present:
2007 Ways to Shake That Ass

1) Simian Mobile Disco - Sleep Deprivation
2) The Field - The Little Heart Beats So Fast
3) Cut Copy - Hearts on Fire
4) Feist - My Moon My Man (Boys Noize Classic Mix)
5) Enur (feat. Natasha) - Calabria (2007 Mix)
6) Justice - DVNO
7) Gui Boratto - Beautiful Life
8) Curses! - Tearing Me Apart
9) Daft Punk - Around the World / Harder Better Faster Stronger (Alive 2007 Mix)
10) The Avalanches - Ray of Zdarlight
11) Rihanna - Umbrella (Vandalism Remix)
12) Dragonette - I Get Around (Van She Vocal Remix)
13) Muscles - Sweaty
14) Walter Meego - Romantic


Brief notes:

- I experimented with the transition from tracks 12 to 13. I'm sorry. At least it's very brief.

- Track 10 is a different version of a song that was already on Sifu's great and bumping Dance Unfoggidycon Dance mix. I would say this is a coincidence, but Digitalism's "Zdarlight" was such a fantastic monster of a song that it makes perfect sense two later remixes of it would be chosen as amazing recent dance songs.

- Doctor Slack, 4shared isn't letting me download your new If I Had a Hi-Fi mix. This perplexes and distresses me.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 12:55 PM
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If you enjoy YA sci-fi and are interested in teen Japanese bloggers seeking adventure in a world rife with cat pix, I do sincerely recommend Scott Westerfeld's Extras.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 1:32 PM
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Ooh casual use of racial stereotypes!

commuters staring cross-eyed

on their way back to their extremely small homes to say hello to their quiet and submissive wives, presumably.


Posted by: dsquared | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 2:13 PM
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11: would be "herro" if you really want to go all out.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 2:16 PM
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For some reason they forgot to mention Welsh financial consultants when they were talking about typically obnoxious bloggers.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 2:18 PM
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Also, looks great, Po-Mo.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 2:18 PM
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Wait, is "cross-eyed" some Japanese stereotype I'm not aware of?

Or is dsquared just a mind-reader who magically sees the true racist intention in the NYT article?


Posted by: zadfrack | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 2:19 PM
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OT, but math nerds must watch this.


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 2:26 PM
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Po-Mo! Figure out some way to get in touch with me, like by e-mailing ogged or apo or ben or whoever and asking them really nicely to forward on to me! It's vitally important!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 2:27 PM
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Wait, is "cross-eyed" some Japanese stereotype I'm not aware of?

A little too close to "slant-eyed" for comfort.


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 2:28 PM
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A little too close to "slant-eyed" for comfort.

That would never have occurred to me. I just took it to mean that they were blogging on teeny tiny little cell phone screens, which would make me crosseyed in short order.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 2:31 PM
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That would never have occurred to me anyone who wasn't looking for a reason to feel smugly superior to the author of the article.


Posted by: zadfrack | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 2:36 PM
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17: Thy will was done


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 2:42 PM
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i am cross-eyed
physically
when i try to look straight (i can if i concentrate) my friends say
you look funny


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 2:51 PM
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19, 20--Yeah, it's not a real criticism. Just reminded me of the rule to never overestimate the maturity of your readers (to avoid "Court Deals Blow to Homosexuals"-type situations, and the like).


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 2:55 PM
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23: Aha, like how I used to try to figure out the average number of times the Washington Post used the word "probe" in A-section headlines. (Average hovered just under 2 when I was keeping track.)


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 3:21 PM
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23: Like this.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 3:25 PM
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25: Teh hero! Still got a little sparkle left after all.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 3:27 PM
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25: Oh man, I love those. More examples. I saw this book once, and now that I look it up and see how low the prices are I'm tempted to buy it. But recent ones like yours are even better.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 3:58 PM
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25: I thought nothing would ever top "BRITISH LEFT WAFFLES ON FALKLANDS".


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 4:00 PM
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Didn't the Economist have a response to the Sun's "Gotcha" which even Kelvin McKenzie thought better than the original?


Posted by: Herr Torquewrench | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 6:07 PM
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Most of those zillions of Japanese blog posts are utterly vacuous. If you thought the average English blog was insipid and banal, you have no idea.


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 6:37 PM
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But there are some serious ones.


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 6:40 PM
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30: "the extraordinary is the province of journalists" ...James Joyce

I wouldn't really say that Friday cat pics are the only sane posts in the liberal blogosphere, but...

I started a comment on why Japanese blogging styles are further evidence of the superiority of Japanese culture, but I decided not to troll.

Now I am off to read about Tom Friedman on the NIE, and the implications of today's Int'l Central Bank plan. I am a serious person, must know serious stuff, and think deep thoughts.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 6:51 PM
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Apparently there's a new top blogger in Japan now.


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 12-12-07 10:18 PM
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it's snowing


Posted by: hijk | Link to this comment | 12-13-07 9:10 PM
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