Archive for the japan Category

Katamari Man

Posted in animals, art, balls, games, japan on December 4, 2010 by John

Nice! Keita Takahashi, the man behind Katamari Damacy, and his wife Asuka Sakai have started up a blog, Uvula.

Via the Bygone Bureau’s Best blogs of 2010

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Wie schön das ist!

Posted in africa, America, california, EAST COAST, Iraq, italy, japan, mexico, New York, san francisco, the ocean, UK, WEST COAST, world on May 30, 2010 by saramurray

Motown Around the World (on NPR)

Hello Kitty Jet Sign of Progress?

Posted in asian people, children, death, japan, travel with tags , , on December 8, 2009 by 8eth

Hello Kitty Jet

T-Shirt Folding ichi-0-ichi – How to do things episode #1

Posted in How To Do Things, japan on June 18, 2009 by kevin

This really is a fantastic way to fold a T-Shirt.  Stay tuned next week for another informative video about how to do simple things.

Bikini Samurai Squad

Posted in 2009, asian people, casual sex, games, japan, women with tags on February 15, 2009 by kevin

It’s always good to see that video games are constantly breaking new ground. Oh, and the enemies are zombies.

Skinless in Japan

Posted in art, japan, science, the past with tags , on May 1, 2008 by John

Boing Boing found an amazing collection of scrolls that show what Japan of 1819 was doing when it came to anatomy. Leonardo eat ur hrt out.

Great Pacific Garbage

Posted in california, japan, poop, the ocean with tags , , , on March 21, 2008 by John
Yes, you’re very smart. That is not the garbage patch pictured above. It’s just there to look good.

Also known as the Trash Vortex and a variety of other names, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch exists in the North Pacific Gyre, a clockwise swirl of currents that’s home to little except phytoplankton – and trash. Lots of trash. ( [A gyer is] a slowly moving, clockwise spiral of currents created by a high-pressure system of air currents. The area is an oceanic desert, filled with tiny phytoplankton but few big fish or mammals. Due to its lack of large fish and gentle breezes, fishermen and sailors rarely travel through the gyre. hey) So much trash that for every pound of plankton, it’s estimated there’s 6 pounds of plastic garbage.

Occasionally, ocean currents will change and release some of cache of garbage, which winds washing up on the beaches around the outskirts of the gyre in huge amounts. Ocean researcher Charles Moore reported the amount of plastics in areas of the gyre to be somewhere around 3.3 million pieces per square kilometer! CREDIT DUE

Theres a better write up here though.

If you ask me, just put up a giant Brita filter around it, and we’ve got ourselves a good place to put our trash.

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