This guy’s photos are so good, they don’t look like photos.
this one, too:
of course, i’m so old, i think the last notable osaka rap was this:
which led to this:
but kinda all started with this:
平成から令和になる前の20時頃、戎橋から道頓堀川へダイブしようと思ったけど船に落下した瞬間の動画らしい… pic.twitter.com/O9O1mz9eH2— こな (@aaosaka90) May 1, 2019
道頓堀、令和カウントダウン飛び込みダイブで事故発生。— iva (@sui_uj) April 30, 2019
Apparently he just walked off when the boat docked.
That’s the Ebisubashi bridge (Nampabashi/Hikkakebashi) under the famous Glico neon sign, where I spent approximately 0.004% of my total time in Japan. If I remember correctly, that was just enough time for me or my friends to throw someone else off that bridge… Was it me? I was pretty OK at drunk judo… Was it Dave? Was it on TV? For the life of me, I can’t even remember the name of the guy we threw off… I remember he was a real ass, though.
Still one of my favorite Japanese game show clips!
I don’t know why this video was so enthralling after a long day at work, but I couldn’t stop watching.
Now that you have ousted Carlos-sama, can you please stop making horrendous cars?
For example, no Skyline is worth a million dollars. Period. But this isn’t even trying:
Now, it’s rumored that you gangstabbed your Caesar in the back because he wanted to fully merge Nissan and Renault, but really, at this point you need to look at Renault’s current product lineup compared to yours. Although many Renault products look quirky, they are at least generically modern, while Nissan’s look like they were designed in North Korea:
It’s not necessary for you to compete with everybody on all fronts, but please, stop making ugly-ass cars. Please go back to your roots.
Road & Track published their first cool story online, maybe ever: The Glorious Madness of Japanese Dodge Van Racing
If I were still in Japan, I might be into that… Different and kinda expensive, but not overly weird. Then again, I think about my homie that drove around a Suburban and was constantly getting stuck parking spaces, narrow streets, and once, even a car wash, and it might give me pause. Still… Those oversize Watas are pretty awesome.
Check out the drifting from around 9:10!
Just a placeholder for something I’ve been looking into… What the hell is Kasahou?
I wish Nissan would quit spending resources on clickbait and just make better cars… My RB-20 cries itself to sleep every night knowing that its great grandkids are (under) powering ugly hybrid bimbo boxes with whiny CVTs and ridiculous start/stop features.
Japan started a visa exemption program for Thais a few years ago, which successfully created a huge tourism boom. Japan is an ideal destination for Thais that have the money to go on vacation, because although their cultural relevance has been overshadowed by Korea in many sectors here (cosmetics, home electronics, music, tv series, etc.), their image remains strong in others (cars, high end cosmetics, top name electronics, food, manga, etc.), and was much stronger before.
In addition, Japan is perceived as a more friendly and alluring place to visit because of the language (which many Thais can speak a few words of), the food (local versions of which are widely available in Thailand), and the people (who are viewed as a bit stiff, but polite and helpful/friendly). That said, Japanglish is unique and can sound ridiculous, even to the Japanese themselves.
This is a great vid (thx Mark!).
Here’s an alt that will probably be used by my wife’s Japanese section at the uni for a performance at some point in the future, lol: