Prisoner-made furniture at Shinjuku now http://yfrog.com/em8j4aj
Is het vandaag juist druk of juist rustig bij Ikea?? @durf te vragen (via @antheavdberg) ← That’s telling me!
The Alot is Better Than You at Everything →
A great page that explores the true nature of that beast known as the “alot.”
The State on Vimeo →
Comedy videos from the State team. Not the old shows, but funny stuff.
Crazy talent. Kid throwing 1260s, 1440s, other sickness: http://bit.ly/cXY1dZ (via @TetonGravity)
Trololololo is now the official company ringtone (via @markhughes3000)
The European map is outdated and illogical. Here’s how it should look: http://econ.st/a8Dg22 (via @TheEconomist)
The J. subtitles for “Up” were by 石田泰子
Traditional home furnishings made by Japanese prisoners. They have shows outside JR Shinjuku west exit sometimes: http://bit.ly/cTM8BT
So we watched “Up” last night. Quite moving; excellent use of an hour and a half. J. subtitlers did a nice job with the puns, jokes.
Retweeting this: Check out http://mmtk.jp/ for a Twitter-based site for maternity/child-rearing discussion [Japanese].
Look out! An alot! Love this page. (Yes I know it’s been linked to death already.) http://icio.us/o2lnjv
.go.jp client: “Make an easily updatable website. Must be simple to search by article, author, date, topic. Oh, and no databases allowed.”
Very informative graphic on naturalization process for US immigrants: http://bit.ly/OV5iF
Check out http://mmtk.jp/ for an interesting Twitter aggregator for maternity/child-rearing discussion [Japanese].
loafers, that is all http://bit.ly/98BKrI (via @shinpuren)
The Japanese Architecture and Art Net Users System. “This dictionary contains approximately 8000 terms related to traditional Japanese architecture and gardens, painting, sculpture and art-historical…
My brother in law is in this band, so you should all go here and vote for them. Or something. http://bit.ly/bFXsAc
Link fixed: go here to vote for Jakil. I think. http://www.beachbreaklive.com/comp/almost-famous/entry/33
Gizmodo iPhone stories “like a high school newspaper that just discovered evidence that the principal wears a toupee.” http://bit.ly/c5IUxk
opendns.com fail: blocks all shortened goo.gl links as phishing attempts
Sir Humphry Davy called it “alumium” and I’m sick of those flighty Brits sticking extra letters in his word.
Oh goody. Softbank to play with Farmville as well as Ustream instead of improving its f%$*ing network http://bit.ly/d8DKyQ (ht @serkantoto)
If you’re a J-E interpreter interested in the writer Matsuura Rieko’s work, contact me re a 5/14 job involving her. firstname.lastname@example.org
Apple cuts off online retailers →
Poetry about town →
i think of my nipples as an umlaut that makes my beer gut more sophisticated (via @zefrank)
Cupcakes. The way real men like them. www.butchbakery.com (via @sayokokamei)
A totally original Chinese website concept: http://www.soso.com/ The ads are also totally original: http://bit.ly/apGZYB (via @shinzofukui)
‘Tis not a man! ‘Tis a remorseless ¥50 drinkin’ machine!
Tokyo’s true beer deflation champ is in Gotanda (¥50 mugs of Sapporo?!) http://bit.ly/vgQv3 (via @tokyoreporter)
As flights resume over Europe - awesome data viz… http://bit.ly/a69UpI (via @datapunk @markhughes3000)
Poetry about town [blog]: http://bit.ly/aK1bp0
J. shops provide fantastic customer service, no surly demands for tips, but are a failure for not giving out free wifi like US shops.
I can’t wait for the Arizona college Republicans cheering this immigration bill to get JET jobs and start whining about AR checks here.
Europe has a history of bad govts; trusts govts over business. The US has a history of bad businesses but trusts biz over govt. (via @Kuma)
More civilian contractors than military in Iraq, Afghan. Video of T Miller, Selden Ring winner http://ow.ly/1D53K (via @ProPublica)
New blog idea: The Sarutorialist. Tastefully curated photos of costumed performing macaques.
Work done! I’m outta here.
I’d be willing to take spelling advice from a Brit if I ever met one who could punctuate consistently for more than three sentences.
The Economist places more of a premium on its writing quality than the UK dailies do, from what I can tell. I like the Economist Style Guide
I’ve also known some excellent British writers and editors. But the stuff you see published in reputable UK papers/mags can be atrocious.
Fantastic site indeed! http://www.koreaisbest.com/
“Profanity is the crutch of the inarticulate motherfucker.” (via @glen_malley)
Great iPad story: http://bit.ly/9LrDMc
Those who do not think that employment is systemic slavery are either blind or employed. (via @nntaleb @ourmaninabiko)
Sunday evening beard video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=081dHOYY6IE
Koganei Park is crowded.
Gizmodo soon to find out those page impressions cost more than $5,000? http://bit.ly/deYutm