I live in Tokyo now but most of my friends and family do not. The main idea here is that I can tell these people about interesting things that happen and are seen.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Keeping myself amused

Okay, this is not a story about my life or anything except inasmuch as when I saw these things in my life, I did emit much laughter.

Versions of the He-Man & The Masters of the Universe intro...
In German
In Italian

I guess I am kind of showing my stripes here but I never claimed to be cool or anything. Well, not recently.

Oh also, my job is okay. I have a house to live in now.


Blogger Princess Pessimism said...

I have a real "youtube" problem. Its like this sick fixation that I have....you tube has EVERYTHING that I could ever possibly want to watch. Its crazy there.

I have a friend who just moved back from Tokyo, and ive heard a great deal about "whale meat"...whats your take on it? "Good, or no thanks"?

There was also a lot of talk about the "penis fesitval"...This sounds interesting. ive seen pictures. I wish one of them would have sent me a penis candy.

Sun Aug 20, 07:43:00 PM PDT

Blogger Murray said...

YouTube is pretty dangerous. You can watch James Brown invite the young Michael Jackson and the young Prince up on stage. You can watch old Hulk Hogan interviews. Fortunately, it is also flooded with bullshit, which prevents me from becoming a shut-in. People who don't even have the ability to poke out their tongue keep posting up video of their "classic" party routines.

Whale meat is pretty crappy. Hardly anyone likes it as near as I can tell. It's what underprivileged Japanese kids have on their sandwiches at school. Other kids that have got something nice in their sandwiches - say, horse meat - make fun of the kids with whale meat. If it wasn't furthering the cause of Science to scientifically kill all those whales then I wonder if anyone would bother.


Penis festivals are a real deal and I think there are several different regional ones. Vagina festivals - much rarer. Patriarchy, huh. If it didn't personally do me so much good, I'd probably think it was pretty uncool.

Mon Aug 21, 12:20:00 AM PDT

Blogger Princess Pessimism said...

IS that true? about the whale meat??? I have worked in social services for the past 5 years, and know quite a bit about social segregation.

Thats actually a sad fact about the whale meat...being a sterotypical finger, pointing to the underpriviledged.

However, dont get me started on whaling, and the harmful effects of overfishing the oceans.

Patriarchy does shit for me, but I would totally want a penis sucker....oh...uhh...a penis lollipop...oops. :)

Mon Aug 21, 06:51:00 PM PDT

Blogger Murray said...

What I said about whale meat may or may not be true. There's this thing that I do where I write about some vague impressions that I received from somewhere as though they were facts.

I have seen whale meat in a can though, like Spam. Surely nobody wants to eat this?

As regards phallic confection, I haven't seen any yet and I haven't had any ideas in the last 30 seconds that I want to pass off as facts, so there's not much to say. I have not worked out the deal with Japanese attitudes to sex yet. Nobody acts all giggly when it's time to carry a giant phallus up to some shrine at the top of a hill, but people are pretty scandalized if a couple do anything racier than hold hands in public.

When I have worked out what is going on I will write it up so that everyone can understand things better and world culture may be improved.

Mon Aug 21, 08:01:00 PM PDT

Blogger Princess Pessimism said...

im looking forward to that post. :) I'd also like to know whats going on over there. All of the people that I know that live, have lived, or are going to live there all have half ideas of whats the real deal, and dont bother asking questions anymore.

Im interested in someone having at least a general idea....

Tue Aug 22, 06:23:00 PM PDT


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