A new animated series called "Cat Sh*t One". On TV in Japan. Crazy.
So, since I have some free time (I'm awake, and it's 5 a.m. here), I figured that I would torture my friends to see who has the best or worst jet lag story. Not a travel nightmare, but the aftermath of rapidly changing several time zones. Here are a few of my personal examples.
Maui/San Francisco/London … Read more
You can never be too prepared for a rhino attack. Even if it's fake.
Here's a fantastic 1966 video of the Remo Four playing the Peter Gunn (aka Spy Hunter) theme to take your mind off of all of the depressing news these days.
If you're not familiar with Roppongi Hills, it's a giant development in Tokyo with high-end shops and housing. It's known for having lots of ex-pat bankers from Lehman, Goldman Sachs as locals and a bar/mating scene unlike anywhere else on earth.
But all is not well says the Times Online. The down economy and failing banks are dragging down the image of the area, despite a $4 billion developer investment.It is Thursday night and Roppongi romance - or at least, the calculated brand of romance that used to be the currency in this Tokyo bar … Read more
Morioka City in Japan holds an annual soba eating contest. This year a 44-year old woman ate 383 bowls to claim the title.
I have a lot of other stuff to blog, but the economy is depressing and I thought we all could use some fun.
Google has joined the OpenID crowd, but just like Microsoft and Yahoo, you can't use the OpenID on Google, but you can use Google credentials other places. Unlike Microsoft and Yahoo though, Google has decided to tweak the OpenID implementation a little to make it better. That means that it's nonstandard and won't work for all standards-compliant OpenID servers. Bullies. We also admire the new DRM-free music store from clothing retailer, Hot Topic. Really.Listen now: Download today's podcast Episode 842
According to Hot Topic, Shockhound offers tracks from major record labels, like Universal Music Group, Sony BMG, Warner Music Group, and EMI Music, as well as independent labels. The company also says that artists will be able to upload and sell their own music directly to users without requiring a record label to act as the broker between Shockhound and the … Read more
Everything is set to scale according to the amount of money spent.