Monthly Archives: November 2008

59th NHK Kohaku lineups

The lineups are out.IN: Mr.Children (!), Jero (NEVER a doubt), Speed (welcome home), Perfume (sex it up, gals!)OUT: Morning Musume and ANY H!P presence. There goes the neighborhood! Continue reading

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Cool rain

No breakfast gathering this morning so just enjoying a second cup of Peet’s Major Dickason’s Blend and opening up the lanai for some “fresh air.” I wish the temperature were a little cooler, though.Hoping all is well in your domain. Continue reading

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Galileo

Just completed the first two episodes of Galileo. Solving crimes has never been more fun with rookie detective Shibasaki Kou and the eccentric Super Scientist Fukuyama Masaharu. Great guest star in the first ep, Karasawa Toshiaki. Looks like it wa… Continue reading

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MLB Awards 2008

Post-season awards in MLB are still the most important in any pro sport in America. You can look it up. I think most of them were “correct” this year. The Borda count point system offers flexibililty and a better consencus choice. That is, if peop… Continue reading

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Closed Note — quick thoughts

Just finished “Closed Note,” the movie that may have buried Sawajiri Erika. So-so stuff; nothing we haven’t seen before in J-cinema. My gal Nagasaku Hiromi looked pretty and mature in her store uniform; Takeuchi Yuko looked fresh and virginal as e… Continue reading

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Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru

???????????????????????? (I’m In Love With My Younger Sister, 2007)Matsumoto Jun, Eikura Nana, Asano YukoDir: Ando Hiroshi So I leeched this movie on a lark, expecting a little salt and spice. Instead I got extended moments of scenery and cloudy skies and silence… Continue reading

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Karaoke tunes: 31 October

Tunes from the big Halloween drink-a-thon last Friday. ENGLISH:My Hometown — Bruce Springsteen (I think I did a pretty good monomane here)Only The Good Die Young — Billy JoelMovin’ Out (Anthony’s Song) — Billy Joel (only a precious few Joel son… Continue reading

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