Archive for October, 2006

An odd sort of notoriety?

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Was just having a quick look through the server logs and noticed a MySpace page access to one of my blog pix. Seems a user named Eric used my composited “Happy BD Jesu” image from last Christmas to wish a friend named Smurf Points (?!?) a good one on the 12th of this month. (Odd […]

How frustrating it must be…

Monday, October 30th, 2006

to have tried to post a comment here no less than 16 times and not have A SINGLE ONE even make it into the moderation queue. (Let’s check that again…nope, nothing’s been there except one spam about breast enlargement–no thanks, btw, my manboobs are big enough already!–and BBC’s comment, which naturally I passed through.)
Ain’t life […]

How to spend an October Sunday morning in Japan

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

If you’re a kumi-chô, that is.
First, get up at 6:00 and wash your face. Flip on CNN for background noise and have your first Garam of the day while making coffee. Get dressed and at a little after 6:45, hop into the car and drive over to the communal storage building to pick up and […]

Tagged: Three Silly Photos

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

I’m supposed to post three silly photos of myself, right?
OK, here we go. (I hope you’re satisfied, Ludmilla!)
From the mid-80s, a little Octoberendfest delectable found wandering far from both Yoshiwara and The Short North…Ranko, the Geisha Guy.

Next, continuing the “Cross-Dresser Series”…

we have what has come to be known as “Indo Musume”, after the group of […]

Proof Positive

Friday, October 20th, 2006

I got to work an hour later than planned yesterday due to a traffic accident in the Hitachi Tunnel on the Joban Highway. I have often posted (here and elsewhere) about my belief that otherwise normal Japanese people become complete idiots once behind the wheel of an automobile. What I saw yesterday proved it, for […]

The morning in spam 2

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

Sorry, not much else interesting to blog about at the moment. (Got two photoblogs in the chute, but not ready to shoot yet.)
27 spam emails this morning, 3 spam comments on the blog. I’ve started training the mail software to treat mail returns as spam, since I’m almost 100% sure now that my other site […]

The morning in (mail) spam…

Friday, October 13th, 2006

A bit slow getting moving this morning—two nights in a row getting back after 2:00 A.M. does take its toll, after all—but trying to make up for it!
When I checked my email this morning, I had a total of 33 spam messages. (And since I check and clean out the same accounts from the office, […]

Voorhees a jolly good fellow…Jason?

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Any paraskevadekatriaphobes out there?
(I love our “Hellenate” vocabulary!)

Silence in Pseudoscience Land?

Friday, October 13th, 2006

It’s been almost a month and a half with no new posts to the AD group. David, is everything OK?!
I hope it’s because he’s been busy working on the docudrama. I’m really looking forward to the eventual video release. (I’d pay a dollar to see that!)
Not so much out of any expectations concerning the movie […]

If the developing world…

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

can attain the present level of affluence of the developed world by 2050, we’ll see overall world population level out and begin to drop.” –Ramez Naam, More Than Human
A nice thought, but I’m pessimistic. After all, there are any number of people and groups who do not wish the world to reach such a goal.
Either […]

Wow…41 cans of spam on the wall, 41 cans…

Monday, October 9th, 2006

It’s been a slow couple of weeks for spam here lately, hardly anything at all in the mod queue.
And then just now when I checked, 41 messages waiting.
I guess with the extra effort it takes to get their bots to work here at all, the spammers figure they may as well go for broke.
Let’s see, […]

Fictional Girlchildren Who Should Have Died

Sunday, October 8th, 2006

Horribly. In great pain. Preferably in many small pieces. Grrrrr.
Here’s the current three at the top of my list:
1. The little blonde bint who befriended the carrier monkey in Outbreak.
2. That little banshee in War of the Worlds.
3. The ditzoid daughter of the park ranger guy from Third Watch who goes out in the middle […]

No head for anniversaries!

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

Damn…I completely forgot (again!) and let yesterday go by without posting this!
October 6 is the date on which I came to Japan in 1987. I have been living here now for 19 years. (DAMN!)
October 6 is also the date on the oldest entry in this blog. IDR Blog is now two years old! (Whoopee!)
OK. Back […]

This is wrong, too!

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Halloween’s just around the corner.
And somebody’s already ready!

Words fail me.
I LOVE it!

Why I could learn to HATE Epson

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

Is anyone else just totally fooked off by the new Epson “Tsuyo-Inkuuuuuuu” commercial? The short version is just barely bearable, but the full frontal attack long-play REALLLLLY makes my spheencter tweetch.
I hope this has a negative PR impact on sales before it spreads to other companies.
(Damned thing just came on again. Have to admit, the […]