Archive for February, 2009

Spammers using commenters’ names

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Has anybody else been getting spam from impersonators? I keep getting spam posted under the names of regular commenters. I wonder if these are individuals doing this or automated spambots? How annoying.

“How about we all stop paying our mortgages?”

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Rick Santelli of CNBC asks traders, “How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor’s mortgage that has an extra bathroom and can’t pay their bills? Raise your hand.” Is a revolution underway?

People are idiots

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I haven’t seen the movie Religulous, but I understand that the director would like us to believe that Christians (and religious people in general, I guess) are idiots. I’m sure he found a few. Creative editing may have allowed him to create a few, too. The thing is, though, Evan Coyne Maloney was doing the […]

I will stand on the side of the egg…What?

Japanese bestselling author Haruki Murakami recently went to Israel to accept an award. In the true words of a genius, he said, “If there is a hard, high wall and an egg that breaks against it, no matter how right the wall or how wrong the egg, I will stand on the side of the […]

You sell what?

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This is a store beside TGI Friday’s in Tokyo (Machida) where I like to eat when I want some American food. I took the picture with my mobile phone, which does not have a very good camera on it, so in case it’s too fuzzy to read or you can’t believe your eyes, the name […]

Obama stimulus plan: Elderly beware

Betsy McCaughey has a commentary on Bloomberg about how the Obama stimulus plan is going to overhaul healthcare in the country so that ” individuals benefit in younger years and sacrifice later.” Is this really what Americans want? Elderly Hardest Hit Daschle says health-care reform “will not be pain free.” Seniors should be more accepting of the […]

Do you know your blood type?

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I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked my blood type in Japan. I’m still too lazy, though, to find out. I’m sure my mom knows, and I always forget to ask when I get blood drawn. In Japan, people think that blood type determines personality. They have books and games on […]