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  1. back to fonts: I had a chuckle at the news Ikea changed their foh from Futura to Verdana........................... Quote: You probably missed this earth-shattering news, but Ikea IKEA, the Swedish furniture and other assorted home decoration products company, has switched fonts. The company always used the Futura font for its catalogues, but the latest edition has ditched it in favour of Verdana. This has caused quite the stir among typography geeks. Over its 60 years, Ikea has built a reputation as a purveyor of inexpensive but stylish home furnishings, selling everything from le
  2. LDP is getting an epic spanking! Legacy politicians who couldn't organize a pissup at a brewery and they ran this country for decades. Finally the public reached their limits and called for change. lets hope the DPJ do a better job -they cant possibly do any worse....Taro Aso don't let the door hit your ass on the way out mate....Old losers should retire and give their money to poor young men so they can get married* ;-) *reference to his stupid gaffe the other day
  3. Well, normally I watch the impending winter with interest, sadly this year will be a complete zero for me. It over before it even started (due to a recent knee reconstruction - winter 09/10 will come around too soon for me). Anyway don't want to kill the vibe too much in this thread, so it's sayonara 09/10 season from me....
  4. Originally Posted By: Mamabear Mars Bar Crunchie Slice Enjoy. Enjoy becoming a metabo.... deep fried Moro* bars have been around in NZ since I was a kid. *Made by Cadbury, Popular in NZ, like a Mars Bar but better.
  5. I have heard the name Shonan Beach many times but until now didnt realize what a disgusting place it is. Are young Kanto people are really that lazy and selfish?, makes me glad I live in Kansai. Shirahama Golden sand beach looks saintly compared to that pigsty. You see a few ciggie butts and the odd can or a yakisoba pack at Shirahama but the sheer volume of crap in that video is repulsive. Is it really that bad? is are there any decent beaches at all in Kanto?
  6. For public toilets I always go the squatter, none of your body has to be in contact with any of the filthy apparatus. Also squatting is the the most natural way to go. In my house though I want to sit and take my time and have a read The easiest way to go for pants wearers is to take one shoe off pull the trousers and underpants completely off on that leg and pull it all to one side and put the shoe back on. That way all you clothes are not in the way at all. Never had a problem at all or dropped anything in the 100's of times doing it. If you are wearing boots your are screwed.
  7. Originally Posted By: pie-eater SH-04A appeals more because of the extremely easy to use keyboard and slightly larger screen. Nice phone, but it's 35,000 yen more, can only play WMA audio, doesn't have wi-fi and doesnt have the treasure chest of goodies that come with Android. It does though have i-mode - and the Japanese keitai functions (which I never used anyway, so its no loss.) The HT-03A is wicked. I downloaded and played "doom" (the original) on the train today - natsukashi.
  8. Couldnt get an iphone (the Boss made my stick to the docomo and the family plan) but, no matter this past Monday I bought the new release from docomo: the HT-03A better known as the "HTC magic". It is a brilliant beast of a phone, the Google Android OS is very smooth and fast and the apps from the Android market are awesome and mostly all free. Choosing between a iphone or this phone would be like choosing between a BMW or a Benz. Both are excellent. Also it was really cheap to buy - only about 30000yen (or by installments) which is less than half the price of all the top line Japanese m
  9. one of my friends updated his FB status today. Says it all really...... Quote: {insert name here] doesn't remember taking a space rocket anywhere but it does appear that he has woken up this morning ON THE FACE OF THE GOD DAMNED SUN!! At-f***ing-sui.
  10. Lance on twitter follow his thoughts on twitter - it's about the only really useful thing about twitter - following a specific persons micro blog.
  11. Originally Posted By: Kintaro I don't necessarily associate it with low IQ's but it is absolutely irritating. I was exaggarating a tad there - a heavy dose of satire* I am pleased that I am not only one who is irked. sat⋅ire [sat-ahyuhr] –noun 1. the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc. 2. a literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule.
  12. It's one of my pet peeves on the computer: people who type LOL ad nauseum in forums, emails, IM's etc. Are people really that easily amused that they are genuinely 'laughing out loud' like a hyena at the merest frivolity or triviality? Whenever I see LOL, it conjures an image in my mind the most ditsy, vapid, scattered brained teenage girl Even worse are those who think it's funny to put a "z" and make it 'lolz' - that shows an even more deficient I.Q than the plain version. Anyone else irked by the inanity and pure stupidity of all the 'lol-ers' and their nauseating abbreviation?
  13. FWIW club fields are small and privately owned, most have rope tow lifts that are tricky to use (you attach yourself to the rope by means of a harness and connector called a nutcracker) they are ungroomed and have minimal facilities - many have lodges to stay in and thats about it. Some of them are awesome - steep sick terrain. nz skiing thread
  14. Originally Posted By: Go Native Still really can't understand the whole concept of spending big $$$ on a [insert item here] or the need for one at all insert item: jewellery, snowboard, skis, cellphone, cars, motorbikes, mtn bike, LCD TV, PS3, computer, jacket, shoes, handbag, ipod, overseas holiday, cigarettes, scotch whiskey, boat, jetski, purebred dogs, Bose earphones.... there is always something, different strokes for different folks Quote: but hey if it makes you happy that's all that matters exactly.
  15. 2009 season looks to be on track at Mt Hutt at least. snow has arrived well ahead of schedule for opening. May 15 would be the equivalent of November 15 in Hakuba...and look at what they have got! No staff to run the place and yet to do the avie control so they cant open it up!
  16. dragging up on old thread here...but just saw a classic name in a news story... Tammy Womble the name of the neighbour at the end of this story. Womble! good thing she lives in the USA and not a commonwealth country.
  17. actually Stemik I was thinking the same thing and the watch he bought was ¥36,000 on the cheapest site listed on kakaku.com. So ¥35,000 at Yodobashi was cheaper than any net store listed on kakaku. Not too shabby.
  18. SH04 -thats the one I want - was looking at the blackberry Bold docomo have, but apparently this SH04 completely blows it out the water. Its not even a race.
  19. I conked out at 9pm a few weeks ago and got a good 10 hours - sometimes your brain just says "F^&K IT!" turns French - goes on strike and shuts down. At uni once, I was was absolutely knackered, had been studying hard, had a cold - crashed at 7:30pm on Sat night when my friends were about to go out drinking and woke up at midday the next day
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