Mar 31, 2008

Some cat and mouse.


What the hell is this? I saw it at the Toys R Us in Pinole. I was leaving the store and saw this kids' ride next to the gumball and round-eye gashapon machines by the exit. The only Tom and Jerry I've ever seen that looked worse than this were those early 60s T&J cartoons that were outsourced to Czechoslovakia (I shit you not).

Japan Nite 2008 - San Francisco: Part 2


Friday, March 21, San Francisco, California -

When we left off, I was gushing about the greatness of the newest targets of my affection: SCANDAL, and hopefully starting a grassroots campaign that will create a massive demand to bring them back to the U.S. and result in them playing a marathon live set in my living room...or somewhere near there.

Despite all my focus on SCANDAL, believe it or not there were other bands at Japan Nite 2008. Good ones. Some of them were even good enough to make me forget about SCANDAL for minutes at a time.

The second act onstage was a three-man band called The Emeralds. Sound-wise, they were a typical J-rock group: melodic vocals over loud, noisy guitars without a real "foot-tapping" rhythm. The guys were actually more entertaining between songs, when they played up their stilted English to brag about their snazzy disco-looking button-down shirts, or plug their merchandise. They were funny, and they certainly looked like rock stars, but their music wasn't anything memorable to me.

Third up was Ketchup Mania: three guys and a crazy female lead singer. Their music, which was kind of punk/pop, didn't stand out to me too much either until their last two songs, which were fast paced and had great beats. Like the Emeralds, they got humor out of trying to communicate in English. One of the singer's segues went something like this:

"Hi San Francisco!" (crowd roar)
"We are from Nagoya!" (crowd roar)
"Do you like SUSHI?" (crowd roar)
"Do you like NINJAS?" (bigger crowd roar)
"Do you like...KETCHUP MANIA?" (biggest crowd roar)

In pro wrestling, that's known as getting a "cheap pop." But I'm all for it, and I love ninjas. The band was loud, and the vocals were very squeaky and cute. It was a step up from The Emeralds, in my opinion.

If any band topped SCANDAL on this night, it was the next one: Detroit7. A three-piece consisting of a female lead singer/guitarist, a male bassist and a female drummer, Detroit7 is a VERY hard-driving band with a semi-punk, semi-Black Sabbath sound, kind of like a groovy 70s hard rock band. In fact, the singer has a grungy, Janis Joplin vibe. She was barefoot, her hair was matted and her voice was gritty. And she just TORE her guitar apart. But even with that awesomeness, the highlight of the set was by far Detroit7's drummer. Looking to the entire club like she was coked out of her mind, she smashed at her drums like an angry gorilla until I thought they would vaporize beneath her. Yet she never lost step; in fact the other two members had to keep up with her. In between songs her jaw would hang open as she violently gasped her breath, then she'd just explode as the next one started. If SCANDAL left you smiling and giddy, Detroit7 left you sweaty and exhausted. And like SCANDAL, if Detroit7 is performing anywhere near you, it is IMPERATIVE that you see them, no matter what kind of music you're into. They will rattle your innards until you sound like a can of F'N spray paint. You can get a taste of their intensity on their MySpace page: www.myspace.com/detroit7. There are a lot of songs available for listening. Using the ol' SOG foresight, I failed to get a CD in time; they flew off the table as if hit by a tornado.

There was an interesting subplot to Detroit7's performance. If you've ever seen a big, hulking galoot fall head over heels in love, it's quite fascinating and a little bit scary. It took about half a song for Tsuji to become firmly wrapped in the drummer's spell. Throughout the performance I would lean over and make incredibly witty and insightful comments, but he just stared straight ahead while mumbling things like "FUUUUUUUUUUCK" and "God.......daaaaaaamn....." and other things that I can't repeat. Not because they were obscene, but because I don't think they were actual words. By the third song he had created his own language of clicks and grunts. I can definitely see her appeal. Much like Ayako Miyake, she probably won't have any photobooks out any time soon, but her badass-itude could fill a few dozen volumes. If you ever disrespected her she'd respond by kicking your balls into your brain stem or headbutting a hole into your face. When she came off stage to mingle with the crowd I wanted to wrap myself around her leg and let her walk around the city with me. And she wouldn't even notice. During the set Tsuji stood frozen, but I thought the look in his eyes would set her drumsticks on fire. Of course she would've kept playing. Afterward, the drummer (her name's Miyoko Yamaguchi) was mobbed by the crowd, and Tsuji disappeared. I half expected to find her in my trunk on the drive home. After the whole concert was over and the room was clearing out, we managed to corner Miyoko on the floor for a picture as she was handing out buttons and stickers.

For such an aggressive performer, I found her to be surprisingly shy, sweet and...umm...Japanese. I told her she was great and she nodded politely and said "Thank you." She even gave the peace sign for the photo, Tsuji turned it sideways and she followed suit. If I spoke Japanese I probably would've told her to run as fast as she could as soon as I snapped the picture, but fortunately it wasn't necessary and we didn't end our night having to dispose of a body. That's almost always a plus.

The second-to-last band was one of the most bizarre I've ever seen: P
etty Booka. Two girls sporting western attire and playing ukuleles while backed by a bluegrass band, the duo spoke and sung in voices so high-pitched they made H!P sound like Isaac Hayes. They sang covers of a wide variety of songs, from "Don't Rock the Jukebox" to "Que Sera Sera," all in English. I don't think the crowd knew quite what to make of them at first. There was a lot of snickering, and a lot of "yeehaws." Petty Booka never broke character. Even while their mandolin player performed a lengthy solo, the girls just stood there smiling, holding their ukuleles at the ready like two adorable little robots. Right on cue they would start swaying in unison, squeaking into their microphones and pretending to strum their instruments. If there's such a thing as being TOO kawaii, this was it. Just as the overflow of sweetness was about to infect the entire audience with type 2 diabetes, things changed. The backup band left the stage, and the ladies performed as a duo. They began actually playing their ukuleles - damn well too (I honestly didn't know that those things were even meant to be played. I thought they were just gift shop novelties like giant sunglasses or fuzzy dice). They plucked and tapped on their little guitars, sung in very tight harmonies and created a lovely sound that earlier was overshadowed by their "cute Japanese girl" posturing. I began to appreciate their talent when they sang a Grateful Dead song in the middle of the set. I'm not a Dead fan, and I don't know what song it was. But it was long, it was complex, and it kept me hooked from beginning to end. By the end, when they finished with Mungo Jerry's "In The Summertime," a personal favorite of mine, Petty Booka had won the crowd over. They were cheering, singing along and chanting for an encore. We didn't get one, but I think everyone will definitely remember Petty Booka. They were by far the most unique act on the bill, and a welcome break for the eardrums after the brain-shaking sonic boom of the first four bands. I probably won't buy their CDs, and I still think their musical ability takes a backseat to their gimmick, but the girls of Petty Booka are extremely entertaining live, and will leave you in a very good mood. www.myspace.com/pettybookatokyo

Petty Booka left us thoroughly mellowed out, but the final act of the night, The Beaches, brought us back to total mayhem. The hybrid Latin/reggae/disco/punk/pop/rock act is led by a dreadlocked lead singer who was TOTALLY INSANE. His name is HISASHI and he was worth the price of admission all by himself. He sang, screamed, danced, hurled his guitar, stomped through the crowd and basically dominated the entire room for 30 minutes. At one point he even got on an audience member's shoulders and was carried around the room while continuing to sing. The only thing I remember about their songs were that they were loud and chaotic, but had a lot of rhythm and were easy to dance to. It was impossible not to be caught up in HISASHI's energy; he was that crazy. You can listen to some of their songs at www.myspace.com/comeonthebeaches. Multiply the volume by 1000 and rapidly flicker your light switch on and off and you'll get a small taste of what it's like to see them live.

After The Beaches exited, it was time to go. Tsuji had his moment with
Miyoko Yamaguchi and we hit the road at around 2am. He was slightly liquidated at that point, and unfortunately he was also the trip's navigator. So it took us about two left turns to get completely lost in San Francisco. Seriously, is there ANY street in that Godforsaken city that's two-way? ANY??? It got to the point that we were trying to gauge which pedestrians looked least dangerous, so we could ask for directions. Luckily it never got to that point. After he got us lost, Tsuji eventually got us un-lost, which brought my respect level for him back up to a healthy 0. Halfway back he started growling about being hungry, so I quickly sped home before he gnawed my arm off. I managed to get him to his house just as he was getting through my sweatshirt. No harm, no foul I guess.

In recap, here are the highlights of Japan Nite 2008 in San Francisco:

1. SCANDAL!!!

1A. Detroit7

2. The Beaches

2A. Petty Booka

3. Autograph sessions and cameras were allowed and encouraged! Take THAT, SLIM'S!

4. No Rangudon Argeru (this one should probably be higher)

And with highlights, there must be lowlights:

1. Not enough CDs!

2. Or large T-shirts

3. Getting lost

It was a fantastic night. I was exposed to bands I'll be following for a long time, and hopefully they'll get huge, but not so huge that we won't be able to get close to them again. I'm marking my calendar for next year's show no matter who's on it, and I hope all the YODC'ers in the area can be there too. Except Freefall Jones.
Reaction to Takeo Doi's "The Anatomy of Dependence" (Part 2)

For this reaction I simply want to put these 3 things together:

 1. This quote from the book:

[...] it is the person who can embody infantile dependence in its purest form who is most qualified to stand at the top in Japanese society.

 2. This pic from Berryz Kobo International:


 3. This quote from American Wota:

As for which individual H!P Kids I see doing well… Or at least well in comparison to everyone else…

Momoko, certainly, if she can handle being the next Ogura Yuko. And by that I mean drawing a balance between her growing maturity - and the sexy appeal it can hold - and her childlike idol persona.

Shoko + dick = funney

Mar 30, 2008

Amae / Jibun

This book I'm reading is excellent so far "The Anatomy of Dependence" by Takeo Doi.

And so: Reaction to Takeo Doi's "The Anatomy of Dependence" (Part 1)

In the forward a John Bester tells us:

The Japanese term amae refers, initially, to the feelings that all normal infants at the breast harbour toward the mother - dependence, the desire to be passively loved, the unwillingness to be seperated from the warm mother-child circle and cast into a world of objective "reality." It is Dr. Doi's basic premise that in Japanese these feelings are somehow prolonged into and diffused throughout his adult life, so that they come to shape, to a far greater extent than in adults in the West, his whole attitude to other people and to "reality."
It seems to me (Why not?) that this might be a factor in wota / idol relationships.

However what amused me and spurred me to post my first reaction was this (Now quoting Dr. Doi's work):

[...] seeking to examine all kinds of different pathologies of mind from the viewpoint of amae [...] led me in time to a realization of the close connection between amae and the awareness of the self as expressed in the Japanese word jibun. This word jibun [...] is very rich in it's implications [...*]

[...] this awareness of a jibun presumed the existence of an inner desire to amaeru, and made itself felt in opposition to that desire. To put it briefly, a man who has a jibun is capable of checking amae, while a man at the mercy of amae has no jibun.
Again this seems like it might be relevant to a wota's psychology but mostly I just get off on how it reminds me of "Buono!"

* It was quite hard to find info on this I can only help you in this way (Google Books): http://tinyurl.com/ypl3hs

Dab with sanitary napkins, Do not wipe.

You guys ever do something you knew was bad for you but you did it anyways because it was sooo good?

Well I love spicy food. The thing is I noticed that as I got older my stomach just couldn't take it anymore. I would literally have to plan when I ate spicy food.
For example, I can eat spicy food on Friday or Saturday given I have no plans the following days.
The reason being is I will have abdominal cramps & the shits. The spicy food rips through my intestines & upon exit my asshole feels like someone stuck a red hot coal up it.

I was pretty broke today & when I woke up & examined the contents of my headporter wallet & saw a lone $5 bill staring back at me I knew there was only place I could eat to the verge of vomiting on that budget......Taco Bell.

Now I personally feel that Taco Bell's hot sauce is shit, I roll with Tabasco & Shriracha exclusively EXCEPT when I'm making my world famous wings, then I go with Frank's Red Hot.

Taco Bell's Cheesy Beefy Melt is phenomenal when paired with Shriracha. You get two of em' for $4 bucks & some change. Oh baby.

Only problem is I have to work tomorrow.

Mar 25, 2008

Japan Nite 2008 - San Francisco: Part 1

Friday, March 21, San Francisco, California -

I'll try not to make this too drawn out, but the Japan Nite concert was amazing. Lots of intense performances and a really eclectic mix of artists. Most importantly, I was introduced to my BRAND NEW SECOND-FAVORITE JAPANESE ACT OF ALL TIME. That's pretty impressive considering Puffy previously occupied the #1, #2 and #3 spots.

The night started with me picking up Tsuji Eriku, and Rangudon Argeru calling to tell us he wouldn't be able to make it, which guaranteed we'd have at least a little bit of fun.

The show took place in The Independent, a little club slightly smaller than Slim's, and with no chairs in which to sit. At a quarter to 9, the first band appeared and my life was changed forever. Well, let's not go that far, but I heard Tsuji mutter "Oh...my...god..." under his breath - and my new obsession was born: SCANDAL.

Remember, that's SCANDAL - all caps. And yes, that's them. And yes, the play in those outfits. And yes, I'm almost glad Craig wasn't there because we would've had to chain him to the floor. Oh yeah, they played music. Good music. Catchy pop-rock. And it was BADASS.


These ladies can REALLY play. Really. There was no looking at the strings, no missed chords/beats, and they played to the crowd and the cameras the whole time. It was quite exhilarating looking to the right and seeing one tiny schoolgirl ripping into a Nugent-esque solo, then looking to the left and seeing another tiny schoolgirl finger-picking her bass like Steve Harris from Iron Maiden. The bass player was my personal favorite, a fact I repeated to Tsuji about 200 times before he left me standing by myself. The lead singer (although all three guitarists covered lead vocals for certain songs) got the crowd pumped up by yelling, "Hello San Francisco! We are SCANDAL! LET'S ENJOY TOGETHER!!!!" I'm guessing that's Engrish for "Let's rock." And rock they did. I wasn't the only one who thought so. They had CDs/DVDs available for just $5 before their set. Seeing as foresight isn't one of my strong points, I waited to hear them play before I got one. Apparently everyone else had the same idea, because by the middle of the set the discs were all sold out, along with the large-size T-shirts. On the good side the girls immediately came out to sign autographs and I hovered around them while grinning like a giddy little...schoolgirl.

That was just the beginning. The rest of the night would see a lot of great performances, Tsuji falling madly in love, and both of us fearing for our lives while trying to get out of the city. I'll cover that in Part 2. But here is your assignment YODC'ers: spread the word of SCANDAL...but not TOO much; if they ever come back I don't want the venue to be so packed that I can't get to the front row.

Seriously, tell all your friends. You can get more information, pics and songs at their MySpace page: www.myspace.com/scandal4, and their website http://www.scandal-4.com/. Unfortunately, their music video and all their media is animated, which takes away the impact of seeing them play live. If they're in your area, you absolutely MUST see them perform. And tell everyone there that SOG liked them before they were cool. See you at Part 2. Until then, LET'S ENJOY TOGETHER!!!

Lexationships mini-episodes

The creator of Lexationships (Love, Sex, Relationships) went to the same high school as me and former YODC contributor Terrence Maddox. Recently added to the YODC Check These Out! links, Lexationships is a love advice show hellbent on taking over youtube. With ties to Bindlestiff and MYX, Lexationships is the number one show for relationship woes. If you have a youtube account, feel free to subscribe to their channel and leave a comment. I'm very curious on how far this show can go. Spread the word.

[Heart to Heart mini-episode]





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[episode 2 excerpt]

Mar 23, 2008

Momo wa~ Berryz Kobo desu

after the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star"

(    <- play for tune )

I saw you on the internet back in Zero Five
Lying awake intent on downloading you.
If I was noobish it didn't stop you coming through.

Momo

They breached the rights to your bands DVD.
Rewritten by machine and new technology,
and now I understand the problems you can see.

Momo

I know you're young
Momo

What did you tell them?
Momo wa~ Berryz Kobo desu.
Momo wa~ Berryz Kobo desu.

Pictures came and broke my heart.
Moe Momoko

And now I buy DVDs and CDs you know.
I see your old vids and it seems so long ago.
And you know the wota still do go:

Momo

You are the best one.
Momo

You are a cute one.

Momo wa~ Berryz Kobo desu.
Momo wa~ Berryz Kobo desu.
In my mind and on the street, I can't delete I've seen too much
Moe Momoko
Moe Momoko

Momo wa~ Berryz Kobo desu.
Momo wa~ Berryz Kobo desu.

In my mind and on the street, I can't delete I've seen too much
Pictures came and broke my heart, put the blame on the W3

~I am your star~
~I am your star~
Momo wa~ Berryz Kobo desu.
Momo wa~ Berryz Kobo desu.
Momo wa~ Berryz Kobo desu.
Momo wa~ Berryz Kobo desu.

Momo wa~ Berryz Kobo desu. ( ~I am your star~ ) ...
D:

Mar 22, 2008

Terror at Sun Valley Mall

When it comes to people in Easter Bunny suits, I'm used to the fun, cartoon-eyed bunny --not unlike what you see below:


...but today at Concord's Sun Valley Mall, the legend of the Easter Bunny was taken to a new horrifying level. Somehow, the evil mall scientists were able to genitically alter a rabbit to grow to the size of a man.

The result should have been one of our childhood myths come to life, but instead, a new monstrosity was born. ...and quickly exploited...


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I only wish I could have gotten closer, but the frenzy of gawkers made it impossible. But even from that distance, I could feel the rabbit's pain--its eyes begging anyone to put it out of its misery.

Dual Love DS



Fuck. After watching (listening to) this, I want to sell my DS.

Mar 21, 2008

J-Music Clip of the Week...Bonus Edition



(very cool KAWS Kimpsons OG painting hanging in the back)


Artist: Teriyaki Boyz feat Pharrell and Busta Rhymes
Single: ZOCK-ON!

ZOCK-ON! video DL





Reaction to Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita" (Last Part)

[Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] [Part 5] [Part 6] [Part 6.5] [Part 7]

"This book is about Lolita"... No it's not it's about him, Humbert,
the main character.

Mar 20, 2008

Shiawase!!!!!!!!!





I have to agree with Wonton in that the toy sucked fat cock but goddamit man the anime version of God Ginrai makes me wet

J-Music Clip of the Week

Artist: Shoko Nakagawa
Single: calling location

calling location video DL

Reaction to Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita" (Part 7)

[Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] [Part 5] [Part 6] [Part 6.5]

SPOILERS AHOY!

From the book:

In our hallway, ablaze with welcoming lights, my Lolita peeled off her sweater, shook her gemmed hair, stretched towards me two bare arms, raised one knee:
    "Carry me upstairs, please. I feel sort of romantic to-night."
    It may interest physiologists to learn, at this point, that I have the ability - a most singular case, I presume - of shedding torrents of tears throughout the other tempest.


And now from my brief time in Japan:

As I walked alone in Ueno Park at night and the rain poured down on me I sobbed "I was wrong. I was wrong about everything. Everything! Everything! [tears streaming down my face] [...] I thought - I thought - when - I came here; it would be special! Fuck. God! [tears] [...] It's the same shit! Shit - fuck how could I - how could I be so wrong! [...] Oh God, oh God [...] Oh my God I'm a pedophile."

NO ONE WAS HURT, VIOLATED OR MOLESTED before, during or after this incident LOL

With my utmost delusions shattered and deepest fears realised
I washed and cleansed my face in the rain.

[Last Part]

Reaction to Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita" (Part 6.5)

[Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] [Part 5] [Part 6]

SPOILERS AHOY!

I want to be the 1st to ask publicly: Could the seemingly random choice of tennis costumes for Berryz's Munasawagi Scarlet single...

be related to the part in the book where the main character tries to get Lolita to pick up Tennis as amusement for both him and her?

[Part 7]

Mar 19, 2008

An Open Letter


..to the guy(a SM) in front of me at EB Games the other day, it's Finding NEEmo not Nehmo...


and why the hell are you looking for a dvd movie at a game store?!

Reaction to Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita" (Part 6)

[Part 1]
[Part 2]
[Part 3]
[Part 4]
[Part 5]

SPOILERS AHOY!

OK I'm ready for Part 6.
3 general observations to get out of the way 1st:

1) If this was a movie that I was watching with friends then I would be saying about now that "I really can't sympathise with this guy;"
2) This guy is far more devilish than I with all his scheming and such.
3) Momoko reminds me of Lolita (even if that's incredulous).

Now... :P hehe

The main character lists and describes all the various hotels and motels he went to with Lolita. This makes me want to share with you an experience I had RE: this in Japan :D

1st of all not booking anywhere to stay before leaving meant that after a 10hr flight I almost fell at the last hurdle as Japanese immigration wanted me to fill in on my form the address for where I would be residing and couldn't understand at first what I had in mind... Thank God I found someone who, although rather sceptical, did get my intentions... *Phew*

Hehe as I was on the train to Ueno I noticed tall buildings emblazoned "HOTEL" and such. As night drew near I endeavoured to re-find these places again on foot (by following the sight of the train tracks above!). Ah "Charmy" hotel and your couples only rule, Ah next place and your confusing references to time in Japanese, Ah third place and your: You don't speak Japanese look at this Japanese word I'm writing it says 'dame' do you understand "Dame"?
Yes I do understand "dame" it means: No good.
Finally
(and this really was the last place in sight) Paradise Hotel.*
Taking what I just learnt I said nothing, selected an available room from a sort of light-box type thing by pushing a button, went to the counter (heard and) looked at the LED displayed price, paid, got my key and went to my room...
Inside my quarters was excellent. The automated toilet with it's jet stream was extremely erotic and pleasurable... maybe erotic isn't the right word ahahaha (or maybe it is LOL).

I needed a shower badly and they had everything you need to wash and groom yourself. I showered, physically naked but culturally 1/2 arsed, due to worries about soaking the floor with water which I knew was allowed but still... LOL

Back in my bedroom with free condom and it's bonus: stranger's Pube :P I put the Berryz DVD that I bought that day in the DVD player provided and prayed... And yes, thank God, it worked =)


* My memory may be playing tricks on me with the hotel's name.

[Part 6.5]

Without You (Bulgarian style)

That Ken Lee must be one lucky dude.

Mar 18, 2008

They aint gettin' any



So here's my theory, two horny boys on Guam try to scam the two kawaii Japanese exchange students. They bring them to the playboy store in the mall so they can buy sexy clothes hoping they would get to actually see them wearing it. But instead just like all kawaii japanese school girls they would rather spend their money on cute stationary, well one of the boys wants to see Paul Heffner....it is after all the playboy store.........I hope it works out, what I mean is I hope the girls make it back to japan with their virginity intact, something tells me that they will be just fine

Happy Brithday International Wota





langdon edit: ...
was gonna do a seperate entry but I'll just piggy back off of Craig's post ;)

now THAT'S cake!...

Mar 16, 2008

Happy Game!

Courtesy of Solano Mall, this wicked awful toy set is called "HAPPY TOY"...



Seriously, what's so happy about this? That's a wind-up dinosaur, King Ghidorah, and (if you look closely in the background) a plastic toy gun.

Another thing you can't see is the illustrated background of the interior packaging--it's of A MEDIEVEL CASTLE IN THE DESERT.

I wish I was able to get a clear shot of the back of the box, but I could tell the store clerks were watching me and I ended up taking an unusable pic. But trust me, it was amazing. The photo on the back showed a kid holding up the gun and SHOOTING A LASER at a giant version of the wind-up T-rex.

There was no sign of King Ghidorah on the back at all. In fact, there were actually two sets of HAPPY GAME on the shelf, and the second one had Mechagodzilla in the place of Ghidorah.

Mar 15, 2008

Reaction to Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita" (Part 5)

[Part 1]
[Part 2]
[Part 3]
[Part 4]

SPOILERS AHOY!

If I'm not mistaken I just read how the main character prematurely ejaculated as Lolita was just messing about on his lap... Reading this I pre-ejaculated a little bit too LOL

[Part 6]

Jake Russell!



this kid is hilarious, trying to talk his way out of a spanking

Mar 14, 2008

Reaction to Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita" (Part 4)

[Part 1]
[Part 2]
[Part 3]

SPOILERS AHOY!

The main character wonders if the girls he has been lusting after are somehow in the future effected by this or as he says "Had I not somehow tampered with her fate by involving her image in my voluptas?" Well I can say:

Today I gave a young girl across the road a look, I think this made her agitated and so she begun to cross the road prematurely. She would have been hit by an oncoming speeding coach had I not shouted and signaled to her to stop/wait!
and so yes we are tampering with fate for better and/or worse.

[Part 5]

Reaction to Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita" (Part 3)

[Part 1]
[Part 2]

SPOILERS AHOY!

Quoting the book, the main character thinks "I was, and still am, despite mes malheurs, an exceptionally handsome male; slow-moving, tall, with soft dark hair and a gloomy but all the more seductive cast of demeanor [...] Well did I know, alas, that I could obtain at the snap of my fingers any adult female I chose; in fact it had become quite a habit with me of not being too attentive to women lest they come toppling, bloodripe, into my cold lap."

:D reminds me of Mystery:


and his "Mystery Method" :)

[Part 4]

Mar 13, 2008

Tsuji X Your Girlfriend



Jen



Glynnis



Michelle



Lisa

The reasons why my lymph nodes are swollen & I've been sick for the entire month of February.


Love,

Tsuji

XXOOOXOXOXOXOXO

Reaction to Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita" (Part 2)

[Part 1]

SPOILERS AHOY!

So far the book is quite anecdotal. When it says that the main character got thrills from little girls playing around him, it leads me also to want to recount thus:

One time at work (I work on the streets) a cute little girl was following me and at first I was lovin' it but then I began to think something along the lines of 'Fuck she is following me, me... of all people!' ... So I turned and said "Hey. Kid. Don't follow strangers 'kay?"
XD being good is hilarious! jshdghsjkd

[Part 3]

Reaction to Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita" (Part 1)

SPOILERS AHOY!

The main character describes a childhood almost sexual experience...

It reminds me how in my memory I have this (which may or may not be true):

When I was a kid a girl came around to stay over. At bedtime when we were alone she said 'Do you want me to show you how to have sex?' and she proceeded to do cartwheels (actual cartwheels not metaphorical cartwheels)... And memory has it that, without taking my pyjamas off, she asked if I wanted her to kiss my boner but I said
    'Better not cos it might be dirty'... I can't remember much of anything else except rolling into the gap between our two beds when someone came to check on us.
If your reaction to my reaction is 'WTF?' then I really don't blame you (I don't even know if this really happened)
BUT
this bit I think has something sweet about it:

The next morning when we were in the toilet/bathroom together she asked me, on the loo, 'Do you love me?' and I standing on a stool to see myself in the mirror, combing my hair said
    'I guess so... '
LOL

[Part 2]

Battle Anybody?

"L.L. Cool J. is hard as hell!
Battle anybody I don't care who you tell!
I excel, they all fail!
I'm gonna crack shells, Double-L must rock the bells!"




courtesy of mi amigo Erwyn.

[Close Caption sponsored by YODC, for the hearing impaired]

Mar 11, 2008

CJ's Video of the Moment "Madonna's Got A TV Eye On Iggy" Edition

For those that wondered why Madonna asked Iggy Pop & The Stooges to play in her stead at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame last night... here's your answer: footage from when Madge invited Iggy to open for her in Scotland a few years ago...



If anyone has footage from Iggy & The Stooges' performance last night (I don't get VH1 Classic), cough it up!.

Mar 10, 2008

Biter



my shit really shoots

Long Live the Queen of Ninja Warrior and YODC

For anyone who missed it, here's Ayako Miyake blitzing the brand new Women of Ninja Warrior (Kunoichi 7) Stage 1 with nearly 23 seconds left. How can someone that looks so ghostly be so damn powerful?



And here's her unfortunate downfall. That sound you hear at 00:45 is my heart cracking in half:



Oh yeah, and if Ayako Miyake's the Queen of YODC, then Rie Komiya is the Princess.

Mar 9, 2008

We wasn't poor we was po we couldn't afford the o-r



Back in the days my grandma bought 1 fucking NES for me & my cuz Fat Kev to share. I would have it for a week then he would have it for a week. Fistfights happened over that shit because he would always want to spend the night at my place when it was my turn to have it. I'm so glad I can buy my own shit now.

Oh yeah & Rest in peace Big L

Mar 8, 2008

Ayako Miyake - Queen of Ninja Warrior no more


Today G4 aired all 4 episodes of Women of Ninja Warrior #7.

Man, stage 1 looked like it was 10x more difficult. Only 4 women made it to stage 2 and only 1 made it through to stage 3. Ayako Miyake fell into the water at the final obstacle of stage 2, the only time she's ever failed at any Ninja Warrior obstacle.

What does this mean for YODC? Will she stop driving traffic to the site? Probably not, but I think it's time we find ourselves a new Queen. She wasn't that hot anyway.

Red Velvet Cupcake

Claim Jumpers doesn't give you a side of molten hot chocolate anymore with the RVC. Maybe they don't try as hard during lunch on a weekday... Bummer. Still worth $2.95 though.