Category Archives: Turning Japanese

It’s Hiroshima Day. Do you know where YOUR radiation is?

Footage of the aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, followed by Allen Ginsberg, reading his “Plutonian Ode” over footage of various nuclear “test” explosions from around the globe. Note the quotation marks; that’s because these “tests” are never really JUST a … Continue reading

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From plastic back to oil

Akinori Ito has invented an amazingly simple (and small, and inexpensive to operate) machine that recycles plastic safely back into the oil from whence it came. In Japan there isn’t a lot of space to spare, much less for garbage … Continue reading

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The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part 1

Well, hi there, Majunche Capriles Radonsky! So nice to see you looking so perky. Bet you think you’ve got an easy victory ahead of you now that your true rival is in his coffin. And you’re no doubt grinning because … Continue reading

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Oh crap, not again

Just when we knew it wasn’t safe to go back in the radiation-contaminated water, THIS happens: A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture – the region worst affected by the huge March 11 quake and … Continue reading

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Short ‘n’ Stubby: Ms. Manx goes (off) nuclear

Cats are creatures of nature par excellence, which is why the not-entirely-natural disaster at Fukushima, Japan, has Ms. Manx doing a near-constant facepaw, followed by a good ol’-fashioned kitty duck-and-cover. She peeked out between her furry toes just long enough … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: A show of solidarity

Soccer-mad Bolivians always know how to turn their passion toward a good cause. At a recent game, they played to raise funds for Japan. And this player (unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find out his name) took his support … Continue reading

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Piñera talks out of both sides of his mouth on nuclear power

Oh Chile…what have you elected? Surely this is not what you had in mind? While the debate on the use of nuclear energy grows around the world, Chilean president Sebastián Piñera confirmed that he will be signing an accord on … Continue reading

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Stupid Sex Tricks: Japanese invent cure for nerd loneliness!

Yes, they really exist. Unfortunately, they’re not anatomically correct, and they make lousy conversation partners. But hey…whatever floats ya. I just hope they’re washable.

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Quotable: Soseki Natsume on bullies

“It is of course true that the human creature characteristically prides itself on its self-reliance. However, it would be more exact to say that the creature, knowing it can’t rely upon itself, would very much like to believe that it … Continue reading

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