News Sushi #76: Morsels of News from Japan and Beyond
News Sushi #76 And we (Hamish) keep serving the best News Sushi!
Editor Note:It is Friday and that means it is time for the World Famous, soon to be Intergalactic Famous, News Sushi from our very own, Hamish Downie. Hamish brings us a decidedly different slant on Pop Culture as viewed through the lens of a non-native living in Japan.
Thank you (ありがとうございました) Hamish, for your insights.
こんにちは！Which means “Hello”!
I’m a bit late getting to this week’s blog (I’ve prepared the articles… but not actually written the parts to cement it all together…)
It’ll be a little quick this week. The GIFs this week are dedicated to the Wachowskis – masters of action – as I’ve just finished Sense8 (I’ve been putting it off, because I didn’t want to end the series I loved so much).
Here’s the first of two Joel Haver shorts this week:
From the youtube page: I was on vacation when I got these. My dad sent me these videos unprompted and told me to edit them into a movie.
What a good son!
Just when you thought the VW bug couldn’t get any more quirky… here comes the wrought iron bug…aka the wedding bug…
Spotted this wrought-iron VW Beetle from r/mildlyinteresting
There’s one parked as an art piece in a mall parking lot in Kawasaki. No engine, just the frame and wheels (the plants growing inside it are part of the art installation).
How do they keep it from rusting?
In case you wondered when I would ever talk about sushi in a column called News Sushi… here’s some Sushi on a train for you.
Just sushi things. Nothing happening. pic.twitter.com/ihVDKgOtkv
— 呉 (@gullevek) August 12, 2019
For no reason.
Have you ever wondered which version of referring to yourself was the most desirable to Japanese women?
俺は「僕」も使いたい時があるけど。可愛い子ぶっている時は特にそうです。How should a guy say “I” in Japanese? Japanese women give their opinions【Survey】 https://t.co/2kRE4pLwYx via @RocketNews24En
— Jake Adelstein/中本哲史 (@jakeadelstein) August 20, 2019
One caveat is that most of these are too rude to say in polite company!
Look up from your phone (note to self)!
Hiking Runyon tonight, I saw a teenager on a bench wearing a Clerks hat watching a video on his phone. Trying to surprise him, I said “I like your hat.” He said “Thanks,” without ever glancing up. I lingered for a good minute so he could finally recognize me, but he never looked. pic.twitter.com/bA7hU1BL8L
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) August 12, 2019
How 80s Coming of Age Movies Ended
The second of this week’s Joel Haver shorts (go subscribe to his youtube channel)!
Do you hate balloons? Looking for a way to defeat Pennywise?
Most people: I guess balloons are ok
— Jan Hakon Erichsen (@janerichsen) August 11, 2019
This is quite sad, but I thought that I should share it as it’s something that needs shedding light on… The missing
Had a gf whose parents disappeared one night when she was still in her teens. She and her sister were taken care of by family in town after that. Parents car was found, but they never were. It was 20 years then, nearly 40 years now. https://t.co/eiFVsUPexa
— Dielectric Samurai (@MillisBrent) August 13, 2019
And now for something completely different…
HOT LINK OF THE WEEK
And… he also plays the piano…
And we’ll finish off with some feelings of summer…
Bye for now!
また らいしゅ ね ！
Pronounced “Mata Lie Shoe Ne (as in Neck)”
Meaning: Again Next Week Right! i.e. See you Next Week!