(I’m coming in way late on this discussion so ignore my tweets if they don’t fit into what’s going on ATM)
Awesome alphabet is awesome! http://www.neillcameron.com/A_to_Z.html
http://twitpic.com/1c42d3 - Fucking Hell® brand Austrian beer. For when you feel like a fucking drink. (via @ebertchicago)
“Guys fill their jeans with helium.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l_v1K3GwUc
Sumo suits evil, “turn a racial identity into a costume”: http://bit.ly/bMek81 Is that identity Mongolian or Estonian? (ht @shinpuren)
It wrecked the Shonan-Shinjuku Line this morning when I lepton the train… (via @hughashton) ← groan
Took a walk in Shinbashi during lunch today and found a shop selling magnums of http://bit.ly/9lINZU (I bought two, about ¥1,600 a pop)
I am expecting the hadron collider to wreck the Chuo Line commute this evening, somehow.
20 min wait for bread shop = wtf http://yfrog.com/0ppy8bj
No…thats not what I meant http://bit.ly/cjkoOi (via @shinpuren)
“Apple Formally Asked To Help Korea Remain Out of Step With World Norms”: http://bit.ly/d3oPpW
Awesome! Old pal T Miller wins yet another award for his reporting: http://bit.ly/bgJejZ
Hello Kitty Wine http://bit.ly/dl0qNE (via @shinpuren) Hope they sell this at @ourmaninabiko’s local 7-Eleven!
Ueno Park has got to be one of the ugliest places in Tokyo for hanami. Why do people go there?
Looking at this I imagine Japanese is not the easiest of languages to translate! http://bit.ly/b3c3Lc (via @adrianburns)
US Embassy in Tokyo looking to hire a cultural affairs assistant: http://bit.ly/bDw7wh
Silliness that was put there by the original speaker could not be avoided, unfortunately.
The Kantei put up the E. version of Hatoyama’s press conference without sending it back to us for revisions: http://bit.ly/9QMtac
(Which means I can blame the client for silliness that crept into the text due to revisions that got made, hah!)
omfg: http://i.imgur.com/jkQnF.jpg (via @27bslash6)
More on translation choices →
Translator’s additions →
Durf.org post: Translator’s additions http://ping.fm/e3oTp
Irony High! Photo by @jellydurf http://flic.kr/p/HTZmB
Durf.org post: More on translation choices http://ping.fm/LXeil
Spam link idiocy abounded on my website. Gone now? http://durf.org/
We URGE Americans to deal with frustration of losing with AS MANY EXCLAMATION POINTS AS POSSIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (via @angrytownhall)
“Chinese coal miner” remains really high on my list of jobs never to do. http://bit.ly/bs37qZ
Ok God is kinda hip but he needs to employ better web designers, message aint coming across http://bit.ly/ci6UWW (via @shinpuren)
This damned Toyota-designed punching fist attachment won’t stop throwing jabs no matter how hard I press the “off” switch! (via @drklahn)
Toyota!! Not again. http://twitpic.com/1boae0 (via @wazi_san) ← ROFL
Things looking grim for @ourmaninabiko’s future? http://bit.ly/bWQYbr
Yeti discovered! (Serious science article, actually.) http://bit.ly/9vVbjO
4/15 SWET meeting to include discussion on updating “Japan Style Sheet”: http://bit.ly/dcTdmv
http://twitpic.com/1bnyvg - Great signs in history. (via @jlist)
Pedometer - device once used by the Catholic Church to screen applicants for priesthood. (via @InvisibleGaijin)
Japanese gov’t to mandate mobile carriers to make all handsets SIM lock-free (Yomiuri) http://bit.ly/9uD91b [JP] (via @tomoakiyama)
Of it starts raining in Koganei now it will probably be sleet.
Asada Mao, Kim Yuna use Vulcan mind meld to create most powerful skater of all history: http://bit.ly/akEPi1
A radical libertarian … getting big government off the people’s backs … lives on gov’t disability checks http://j.mp/bwr5gP (ht @gruber)
Kobe district court: Japan Post must pay male worker unfairly punished for facial hair, ponytail. [J] http://bit.ly/cvCakw
After finishing the translation, having a beer, and showering last night it was almost 4:00. Loving my coffee maker now.
Apple gets “iPad” trademark from Fujitsu just in time to start selling the things: http://bit.ly/9WG9YC
Hatoyama: 1人の皆さんが、1人の人々が政府に、あるいは自治体に税金を払う。 Translator: *PUNCH*
FFS now we’re going to wait at Shinjuku because the Odakyu is late. Who shot JR? Me, in about 3 minutes
Oh goody, naval conflict between the Koreas is just what the neighborhood needs more of. http://bit.ly/dwX8jS (ht @papadimitriou)
Why yes, of course the Chuo Line is delayed because of accidents on the totally different Yamanote Line. Why do you ask?
My job makes me want to punch Hatoyama’s speechwriter in the face, sort of. I think that might be Hatoyama though.