…there is an old Corolla…
…that will probably still be here in 20 years.
There are also…
…a matching set of Canters.
I’m testing the embedding feature of Google Video. Let’s see if this works:
(Click the play button to start playback)
Wow, that works pretty well!
This is the funniest shit I’ve seen for a long, long time:
“Choose Your Own Adventure” Books That Never Quite Made It
I really used to be into those books, and the Zork series as well. The Zork books had moralistic endings (“You chose to cheat by stating you had the Sneakers of Lightness, so the story ends here. Think about what a bad person you are for a while.”) built in for cheaters, like me.
This is perhaps the grossest thing I’ve ever seen before lunch: In-N-Out 100×100
In other news, I have officially decided that Chuck Norris references are already too gay.
At the end of last year, Nam interpreted in Bangkok for a famous Yoshimoto comedienne, High Heel Momoko. They ended up hitting it off, and Momoko invited us to dinner this past weekend. This is how I, the guy who basically holds Japanese TV responsible for the heinous dumbing-down of the past few generations, found himself in a room full of famous people and their agents on Saturday night. It was thoroughly enjoyable.
Momoko and her entourage are a close-knit group and at first there was of course a lot of industry talk going on, which was interesting in the sense that people who work in television are always viewing the world around them through a virtual camera lens. “Wouldn’t this make an excellent filming location,” and, “isn’t so-and-so getting their own series this year.” That kinda stuff. Later, though, we chatted with Momoko and I did the inevitable by asking why she originally took on the High Heel moniker.
The main reason was very simple, that girls like high heels and she wanted to appeal heavily to females in the audience during her standup routines. She then went on to explain that you need two shoes to have a complete pair and manzai is also like this because there are two parts to the act (the tukkomi and the boke). Also, comedians often employ contradictions (two contrating points) to make people laugh. Her point was later illustrated when Kuro-chan, from a comedy troupe called Yasuda Dai Circus walked through the door. He’s a big fellow who looks like a mean skinhead until he opens his mouth and his tickle-me-Elmo voice bursts forth – “Kuro-chan deeeeesu!” That guy had me laughing all night, because I just couldn’t bring myself to believe that that was his real voice – of course everyone asked him if it was, but you can never tell what people will do to make it in television, right? I wanted to hold him down and tickle him to see if his voice would shift to a baritone, that’s how ridiculously high his voice is.
All in all, it was a fun dinner.
Go check out this Google Maps hack that traces Jack Bauer’s movements during this season’s episodes of 24: Jacktracker
Who’d have thought we’d have this kind of awesomeness, even just a year or two ago?
Last week I railed against Skype for selling out to the commies, so it’s only fair to spread the love to Google as well. Here’s to hoping you have the good grace to perform a reacharound when you’re getting fucked:
SAMPLE GOOGLE.CN SEARCH FOR “CHINESE ATROCITIES”