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  1. got my papers on Friday - my family will get 64000! yipeekayeaye.
  2. JA you grumpy old bastard, this is the F1 Thread to discuss the racing. Not a thread for you to troll with your usual cynical bitterness. Go take you rant to the Football 2009 thread and tell them what you think of their preferred sport. FWIW - its free to air in Japan too. Back on topic. This year should be very close in terms of racing. With all the new regs for aero' and engines and slicks, the racing will be a lot closer. There will be many surprises on the podium this year. I just wish Bernie £cclestone would bugger off and take that annoying Mosely with him.
  3. No led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd?? Led Zeppelin = FJ Holden - Timeless classic. Pink Floyd = Holden Commodore - stood the test of time
  4. Operators of cold-weather tourist spots have suffered enormous financial losses from the second warmest winter in eastern Japan since World War II and the third warmest in northern parts of the country. full story here. Its oficial: this season was pretty lame and it hurt the tourism industry. Bit of a worry, a glitch in the usual pattern or a sign of things to come?
  5. This is truly a bizarre case and it must be extraordinarily hard for his friends and family to cope with. Quote: "The only thing it could be is he is somewhere really weird like in a car, or under a building, in an abandoned house, or he's just wandered out into the middle of nowhere, or been taken by someone taken by someone?? what like the Stephen King story 'Misery'? I guess it is plausible to some extent, but in Niseko?
  6. Originally Posted By: Go Native And as amazing as it may sound there are some people in this world who aren't driven purely by making money!
  7. One of the consequences of developing hypothermia is sleepyness and confusion and it has claimed thousands of people from this world. I am afraid to say but it appears our poor friend has been as traditional folklore in Japana would say, been led astray by the "Yuki Onna". I hope they find him soon for some closure. *Yuki-onna (雪女?, snow woman) is a spirit or yÅkai found in Japanese folklore. Yuki-onna appears as a tall, beautiful woman with long hair on snowy nights. Her skin is inhumanly pale or even transparent, causing her to blend into the snowy landscape She som
  8. The Japanese cedar is coming into its time of the year now. an explanation I wrote last year as to why there is so much pollen around I think the warm spell of last week started the ball rolling for this seasonv
  9. I might try some, for the PC and also for the excessive use of fluoro lights in this country. I have been in rooms with 50 lights - a combo of spotlights, downlights, fluoro lights, alcove lights. Ergonomically clueless and tiring on the peepers.
  10. Originally Posted By: bobby12 I was reading most of the politicians here were born into it. Its like an old monarchy. I reckon they all take turns to have their sons be PM, thats why there is such a crazy turnover (and why Koizumi how was not born into it lasted so long). Koizumi is a third-generation politician. His father, Junya Koizumi, was director general of the Japan Defense Agency and a member of the Diet. His grandfather, Matajiro Koizumi, was Minister of Posts and Telecommunications. While not PM's Koizumi's dad and grandpop sure paved his way and you can be sure that the
  11. JA, (cut and paste)the other day at the Rome G7 news conference, Finance Minister Nakagawa slurred his speech, at times appeared half asleep and had trouble answering questions from reporters. His behavior sparked speculation that he may have been drunk, as it has long been rumored he is a heavy drinker. Nakagawa, however, denied this and claimed he had taken too much cold medicine. He since be given the arse.
  12. Originally Posted By: Mattaus ... he had a grade 3 AC joint rupture... but its almost as bad an injury as they can come. mate, that is a big bummer, how many others are on the trip was it just the two of you? AC joint injuries go up to grade 6, though you are right the grade 3 in the point of "oh shit" where both the acromioclavicular (AC) ligament and coracoclavicular (CC) ligament both rupture. Just a word of warning in general about shoulders to any one reads this and who lifts weights: when doing shoulder shrugs never rotate your shoulder, always go straight up an
  13. I just had a bike accident: a young guy (20ish) strolled out on the road right in front of me without looking at all and I cleaned him out and we both went for a decent tumble, luckily I landed on my side with the impact distributed along the whole side simultaneously, he took a decent hit and was hobbling when he slowly got up. Knowing the daft rules of engagement in Japan - I am the cyclist: it's my fault no matter what etc blah blah, I was a little concerned,and many bystanders came rushing over (it was outside a supermarket on a busy narrow road). I had no time at all, he just blindly
  14. of course he was, the lying turd, he is heavy drinker according to the J-press and he tries to blames on cough syrup??? What a douche.
  15. falling down? go floppy - relax. Its hard to do but don`t fight it, tensing up is what is causing your injuries IMO. It`s been shown that people who become unconscious and go floppy in massive near fatal epic falls - extreme skiers, climbers etc are more likely to survive than those who remain conscious and try to fight it, the same theory I believe holds true for lesser crashes. I had a massive high speed cartwheeling ragdoll in NZ on hard pack where I blacked out temporalily - not one major injury other than a wicked headache.
  16. I had a brand new pair of Goretex gloves go walkies from a backpackers in Hakuba about 6 years ago...
  17. "The Age" has Melbourne at 46.4 - an all time record temp. Some dude they reported said the temperature in the shade of his veranda was 52...and his grape crop in the vineyard was being scorched. 52 - that is insane, only 6 of the World record set in Libya. 14 confirmed dead and maybe 40+ from Victorian Bushfires. Pretty tragic. I am seriously beginning to wonder how long will Australia have a habitable year round climate? how will the summer be in Melbourne in 2050?
  18. vid is much longer for shoddy old blue carder, they get the full safety one but the goldies get a very short video of new road regs or something like that ( I was daydreaming at that point)
  19. Rotorua - the place reeks of sulphur.
  20. Originally Posted By: Mantas Too much pressure. actually a lack of pressure is often the culprit, like a garden hose when its at high pressure its a clean straight stream and that is easy to direct, BUT when the pressure is low just like garden hose the stream isn't clean and straight it's more of a sprinkler effect. Men with prostate troubles have very low pressure so that a likely culprit for old men to be spraying. Also it can happen to any guy right at the end of the urination when the pressure drops off from the initial flow and a sprinkle can occasionally happen this
  21. I like that video, might have to watch more from that crowd. I think this "Macwheel" deserves the full array of computer gifs and smilies.... snowdude: you have the driest sarcasm ever.
  22. rehash an old thread to list a new annoyingly addictive flash game The snake game cool site that. The 'drum machine' is fun to play on too.
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