Archive for May, 2003

Welcome to Planet Motherfucker

May 8, 2003

While reading a discussion on North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) over at Plastic, I came across a fascinating story by a couple of guys who took a trip there. Aside from being a great story, there are also a lot of incredible pictures. It’s a fairly large site, so grab a coffee (or beer) before reading. The link was posted by Lothar.

Time Warp

May 5, 2003

There. Now that I’ve managed to size the fonts so that this thing no longer requires a magnifying glass to read, maybe I’ll pay more attention to it. The one or two people who might come here from time to time may also notice that I’ve changed the title. The old title was misleading in that it implied a Japanese site which, while not entirely wrong, is not really what I had in mind either. I’m not really into anime, manga, Pokemon, Kitty-chan, video games, groping highschool girls on the train, suicide, and a lot of other typical “Japanese” stuff. Since I’m on the topic, I might as well say a few words about some Japanese things I do like.
Sumo is pretty cool. In fact, since moving here it’s proven to be a great replacement for my old habit of watching pro wrestling. There’s some great food here, too. Yakitori is the perfect dish if you’re drinking beer (there are some pics here). Yakiniku is pretty damn tasty as well. Since I mentioned beer, my favorite is Yebisu, but Asahi is not without its charms. There are probably more things that I like about Japan. I’ll talk about them as soon as I can remember them…