Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tokyo Game Show II

I forgot to mention this the other day, but the girl in the picture... no idea. Complete stranger. She noticed me taking a picture, though, and did her best to ignore it. Good job, glasses and ponytail girl. Let's all hope she finds the apartment of her dreams.

Moving on...

More from the Tokyo Game Show. Part one is here. Today is all about people who dressed up in costumes.

I believe the girl is telling Ken and Blanka here to go down the other end of the hall so they could battle 2 on 2 v. Ryu and E.Honda.

Girl in blue in the background: no idea. Which anime or video game features what appears to be a Hindu God? And is she supposed to be battling the knight of the Holy Roman Empire here in the foreground?

Nice tail. No idea who she is, though.

If you look close, you can see her wedgie. If I had been faster with the camera you would have seen her cameltoe. I thought about waiting for her turn around, but then I realized that if I did, I would have had to write the following here: "I made Adrian wait so that I could get a picture of her cameltoe." Am I maturing as I get older? Is that what that means?

Four girls. One outfit. One song. Four dances. Seriously, I think one was doing the robot and another was doing the twist and a third was looking for a waltz partner.

You might think this was a normal cafe with women dressed up ready to serve you tea. But nope, they were just serving you seats to play Monster Hunter with your friends.

That's it for weirdos. I think I have a couple more pix, which I'll put up here next week.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Useless Technology

So, how do you look for an apartment?

Do you crack open the newspapers?

Do you get the free magazine that's at the exit to the supermarket?

Do you just go to a realtor?

Do you check the internet?

Well, haven't you ever wanted to check the internet at 11:00 p.m. on a Saturday, but have been out and thus far from your computer? Now, you can look for an apartment at even this random time.

It's a big ass touch screen with a cartoon bear telling you to search away. Fantastic. Doesn't that look like a nice 1LK, by the way? I think that bear agrees.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tokyo Game Show 2010

Why you should go if you have a chance?
You know how sometimes you're in public and you gotta fart real bad, but you can't because you know it's gonna be loud and/or smelly? Well, you can blast away here cause the games are too loud to hear anything and all the nerds are getting so worked up sweat is dripping off them and their B.O. kills any other smells like some Clorox fucking Bleach.

This is a game for a guy who founded the first stock company in Japan, which he used to basically build the Japanese navy... before he got killed. You can read about Mr. Sakamoto Ryoma here, but good luck finding anything on that page which explains why he's popular enough in Japan that there's a TV and a video game about him.

I thought this was an add for some sort of cloning game until I realized those people weren't made by Madame Tussauds. Oh, and I think that's some Halo or something.

This is Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which is just about the only thing here I wanted to play. I asked the guy how long the wait was for and he gestured "20 min" at me. I asked him another question and he just gestured at the line instead of, say, opening his mouth and speaking like a real human being. At this point I wanted to punch him. I held back and turned away before taking this picture. At which point the dick finally opened his mouth to tell me "No Pictures". The girl standing to the right (out of screen) then said it in English. I responded, "Too late!" I felt like Jim Morrison after the Doors appeared on Sullivan.

The point of this video game is to pet an animal for the purpose of getting it to do tricks. It's using XBox's Kinetic system. The game is hella lame (just get a real lion cub, for crying out loud), but the technology was cool.

More later.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What Do I Do There?

Let's quote from the old dictionary to find out what the hell this is:
a combined dressing table and lavatory basin

Does that enlighten you? How about this:

How does a word invented 60 years ago and never used since end up on the wall in Japan? What the hell is going on here? It's like someone was ready ads from the 1950s and decided, "Yeah, that's what we should call this public restroom." The word got 453,000 hits on google. That's slightly more than what you get if you search for my name (446,000).

And you know what? I have no idea what the hell I'm supposed to do in there. Do I wash in there or get dressed? Do I put on makeup in the room? Can I pee in there? Does anyone have any clue? Cause I sure as hell don't.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Bad News

Bad news friends... my favorite restaurant in Japan, the everything is 400¥ place in Shimo Kitazawa is no more. Closed and replaced by something that doesn't even have something on the front telling you what sort of place it is, which can only mean that it's a bar. Where I'm sure the prices are more than ¥400.

This was prolly the topper to just a week of crap. You know what's strange, though? I don't even think I noticed. You ever just get so used to hearing crap all that time that when more crap, more bad news comes, you just kinda shrug and say, "All right. Didn't think that was gonna happen, but can't really say I'm surprised that it did." That ever happen?

Let me put it this way: I'm numb to bad news. I think I've heard so much that I've run out ways to respond to it in a manner befitting it's 'bad'ness. It's as if the closet in my mind where I store the stuff has run out of room, so I've taken to putting it in the one I reserve for good news, which has PLENTY of extra room. And once there... well how do you respond to bad news in the good news closet? You shrug and keep going.

A bit heavy for a restaurant closing, isn't it?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hey Kids, It's...


Here's the version by the Cardigans, which is the version I always think of when I think of Iron Man (song division).

Here's the Black Sabbath version, which I assume is known by more people than the above version... or any other version for that matter.

Here's the Metallica version, which I have no plan or interest in actually listening to.

Here's a cartoon from 1966 which must be watched for the awesome theme song.

Here's the new cartoon, which apparently is a mix of Iron Man and Shaft.

Here's a trailer for some sort of Iron Boy series (which may not be real).

Finally, back to the music division, here's the only one of these videos you should waste your time with, assuming your time is at all precious: Tesla Guitar Iron Man. I love it when science nerds have fun.

Bonus Track: Super Mario Brothers Theme with Tesla coils.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What Do You Get To Do?

You ever have someone try to put words in your mouth? It sucks, doesn't it? You're there trying to say something and then someone just blurts out, "I know what you mean! I know!" And then they start on some rant that has nothing to do with anything you were talking about. So you try to drag the conversation back, but they aren't having it. They say, "No, here's what you're saying..." And you stare dumbfounded at that person and wonder just what in the hell they were doing while you were just talking for the last 30 seconds. At which point, you have to say, "No, that's not what I'm saying." What happens then? The person disagrees with you. "No, that is what you were saying!" As if they were sitting around inside your head watching the thoughts assemble themselves into an IDEA and they know better than you do.

That sucks, doesn't it?

Now imagine that with someone trying to put job satisfaction in your mouth.

"Yeah, I work as a doctor."
"Oh, that's great! You get to help people get better."
"Yeah. That and get sued."

"I just started working as a taxi driver."
"Fantastic. You help people get where they want to go."
"Sometimes. It's mostly about getting mugged, though."

"I've been a Rock Start ever since my first hit ten years ago."
"Wow! You make millions of people happy with you music."
"And hundreds pissed when they wake up the next day with my VD."

Monday, September 13, 2010

Pat's To Do List

It's been two weeks. There's no real excuse for that except laziness. And weirdness. But mostly laziness. And some work.

Anyway, here's my To Do List:
  1. Move. Again. For the third time in 7 months.
  2. Update the blog more often than once every two weeks.
  3. Start posting complete nonsense on here.
  4. Go to some place down in the middle of nowhere and take a bunch of photos.
  5. Make another cake.
  6. Get a hair cut that doesn't make me look like an idiot.
  7. Comb my hair before I get that damn haircut so that I don't look like such an idiot.
  8. Try to make donuts again--but this time, not fail!
  9. Get me one of these albinos.
  10. Find someplace to watch new Venture Brothers, which started last night.
  11. Speaking of which, find some genital formal wear.
  12. Start posting more lists on here.
  13. Answer emails that I received months ago (I'm looking at Joe on this one, amongst others).
  14. Watch Clue again in anticipation of Family Guy making fun of it.
  15. Watch this movie, which features the greatest montage scene ever: for boys training how to surreptitiously take upskirt photos. (This movie really is 4 hours, by the way)
I'm gonna check back on this next month and see how I'm doing.