44, I live in Japan. Born in Canada. I have a Japanese wife and two sons. Interests include music, reading and traveling. Favourite musicians include David Bowie, Franz Ferdinand, Radiahead, Roxy Music, Clash, Beatles, Scott Walker, Tim Buckley. Monty Python and Kids in the Hall are favourites, comedy-wise. Enjoy Tim Burton, David Lynch films.
I find the long plastic DVD case to be space wasting, ugly, and downright environmentally hostile, thanks to its excessive use of unhoused plastic. CDs are a bit nasty, too. They both ought to be sold in cardboard--recycled, at that.3 AnswersOther - Electronics1 decade ago
I recently answered a question about Alex B. posted by savagelimbaugh (I believe that's the name), in which I posited that Alex was not a very pleasant fellow. I was promptly contacted by Answers, telling me I'd violated community guidelines, which I probably did--I called Alex an oaf. Ouch! Do you think his feelings were hurt so much that he had to, under a new alias, report me?? Is reporting for things like this a little much?1 AnswerLaw & Ethics1 decade ago
The legendary New York club is closing. It gave us Talking Heads, Blondie, Ramones, Patti Smith and, um, Wayne/Jayne County. But seriously, what does this mean for the future of underground music? Are there any comparable venues that can carry on the tradition of nurturing new, independent talent?4 AnswersMusic1 decade ago
I responded harshly to an answerer who used the term '***'. It makes me angry, not only because it's wrong but also my wife is Japanese and I live in Japan. It could be he didn't think it was offensive, but I still feel it's wrong.
Do you report them, which I didn't do, or just tell them they are insensitive?29 AnswersEtiquette1 decade ago
Gore Vidal: 'John Lennon was a born enemy of those who control the United States, which I always say was admirable. Lennon came to represent life, while Mr. Nixon... and Mr. Bush... represent death.'
Rational answers please.4 AnswersPerforming Arts1 decade ago
I'm a Canadian teaching a class of Japanese students and our subject is body language around the world. I read on a couple of Internet websites that the above gesture is an insult. Can you tell me if this is true? I don't want to mislead my students!
Thanks!12 AnswersEtiquette1 decade ago
...ever been mistaken for an American? For example, I live in Japan, and in one instance, some Americans saw me and said: 'Look! it's another American!' I wasn't really angry--a little annoyed that they made that assumption. Would we ever say the same, assuming the person we see in a foreign country, refering to that person as our nationality? I have American friends here, and they are cool. But I do think it's sort of rude. Agree?5 AnswersOther - Society & Culture1 decade ago
Strangeways, as in the prison--which features in the title of the Smiths' last studio album? Is it 'Strang' or 'Stranj'? I thought it was the first form, but I am not sure1 AnswerMusic1 decade ago
I'm really not sure about it yet, but it has warmed to me more than his previous outing, Tilt. They are both downright scary, but that is not a bad thing. I've been a huge fan of Scotts 1 to 4, so these last two are hard going.
Any thoughts? Just curious.2 AnswersMusic1 decade ago
He was followed, apparently phone-tapped, and there's a 300 page file on him. Is it all because he was vocal about war and injustice? I mean, come on! A musical genius is hardly a danger!13 AnswersOther - Politics & Government1 decade ago
Open the link below and watch Keith Olbermann's commentary.24 AnswersGovernment1 decade ago
The 1995 Hanshin earthquake that levelled the city of Kobe in Japan, killing 5,000 and displacing countless more, was 7.2 in magnitude and far more damaging than Katrina. Within one year, the Japanese were able to more or less get things back to normal.
What is it with the repairs after Katrina, one year on? Some areas reportedly look the same as they did immediately after the disaster.6 AnswersOther - News & Events1 decade ago