At the doctor’s office.
Heading home now. No more office work until October 5. (Other work still involved.)
Do you think this guy would really forward his references to you if you requested them? http://bit.ly/4yx1KP
Shorpy: best place on the net for 145-year-old photos. http://bit.ly/hdMgR
Twitter avatar issues explained: http://bit.ly/4tvxMp
Great weather today. Why do I have to work until 21:30?
Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Haraguchi: nat’l gov’s regional bureaux to go bye bye. http://bit.ly/293DTD
Tanaka Mieko: “I was young, I needed the money” http://bit.ly/4zfnGu (via @kogure)
Glad this thing will be out of the way before my Tuesday flight: http://yfrog.com/0gk1mp
Hatoyama cabinet comes out swinging, halts anime museum project plans: http://bit.ly/1h8cBS (via @japanecho)
“The first thing I want to do is have a car that I can fit in, but more than that I want to get married.” http://bit.ly/8zN1G
Reading two overviews of the Hatoyama cabinet: http://bit.ly/c0ZHO and http://bit.ly/2c8361
Only 3% of Oklahoma high schoolers can pass US naturalization test? http://snipurl.com/rxbph (via @presentationzen)
Rare Coins - Family Treasure or Ill-Gotten Goods? →
Interesting NYT article on a rare coin I’ve never heard of, theft, intrigue, huge sums of money.
Nagatsuma tapped as health minister; thought he might be. I’m sure everyone in the SIA is thrilled at this news. http://bit.ly/GKVxB
Having a meeting about my next project- “Kanyeruption: The Musical, Starring Carl Weathers.” (via @michael_bay @drklahn)
”Translation market [in Japan] has seen a 4.2 percent fall in sales.” http://bit.ly/kRpmu / Wonder how that’s measured
Economy-boosting jobs program idea: Japan could invade Manchuria again
It’s item 15 in chap. 2 of this report, but I don’t feel like shelling out ¥115,500 to read it. http://bit.ly/dTbxU
Kanye on Kanye http://bit.ly/LJ4Ry (via @dkgallello)
“Here’s a program that improves child health AND reduces crime.” GOP: “KILL IT! It’s socialism!” http://bit.ly/nTLK3
why is this so awesome? http://www.animalswithlightsabers.com/ (via @hannibalrex)
Aso (358 days as PM) falls short of Fukuda (365), Abe (366) “one hapless year at the helm” marks http://bit.ly/ZJPDV
“The preservation of the means of knowledge amongst the lowest ranks is of more importance to the public than all the property of all the rich men in the country.” —John Adams, 1765
Fukushima Mizuho = minister for consumer affairs, babymaking, gender equality; Kamei Shizuka = finance, postal issues. http://bit.ly/1yBqg
O_o “China covers suicide bridge in butter” http://tinyurl.com/l2zopt (via @China_Daily, @lazysupper)
Photo With Kim Jong Il and Bill Clinton Tied to... →
Wall Street Journal piece on the production of totalitarian art.
NEC dominates Japanese mobile handset merger →
Financial Times piece on consolidation in Japan’s cellphone hardware market.
Guernica / Last Temptation →
A former head of corporate communications at Cigna talks about the US health insurance industry and its efforts to undermine reform and the public option. Sick stuff.
Webster’s Third Dictionary →
Article on the controversy that surrounded Websterâs Third New International (Unabridged) when it was published, and much later.
http://twitpic.com/hs6a7 - traditional foods of the UK (via @hawkenking) ←it was a WTF moment when I saw my first deep-fried Mars Bar
Been a while since I browsed http://www.aldaily.com/ … I need to do it more often.
Reading: an interesting piece on the art of the cocktail: http://bit.ly/286paY
Reading: WSJ piece on totalitarian art: http://bit.ly/zhrki
Reading: “Webster’s Third: The Most Controversial Dictionary in the English Language” http://bit.ly/1KtI3i
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Using Delicious.com on an iPhone
I can has new iPhone?!
Nice to see Abe getting honored, but is the penny really worth keeping around? http://bit.ly/sLD5G
In a post-9/11 world America needs more citizens who can speak and read Arabic. That’s why we treat learners this way: http://bit.ly/2oaFE5
No clear leader in runup to 2016 Olympic voting: http://bit.ly/xwkeh
I never cheered for the Bulls, but Jordan was just unearthly. http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/features/jordan23
Former rulers of nation descend into whining about what rooms they get to sit in when not doing work: http://bit.ly/Lru2p