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  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. This is truly a bizarre case and it must be extraordinarily hard for his friends and family to cope with.



    "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?

  4. 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 sometimes wears a white kimono, but other legends describe her as nude, with only her face and hair standing out against the snow. Despite her inhuman beauty, her eyes can strike terror into mortals. She floats across the snow, leaving no footprints (in fact, some tales say she has no feet, a notable feature for many Japanese ghosts), and she can transform into a cloud of mist or snow if she is threatened.

    The Yuki-onna, being associated with winter and snowstorms, is said in some legends to be the spirit of an individual who has perished in the snow. She is at the same time beautiful and serene, yet ruthless in her killing of unsuspecting mortals. Until the 18th century, she was almost uniformly portrayed as evil. Today, however, stories often color her as more human, emphasizing her ghost-like nature and ephemeral beauty.

    In many stories, Yuki-onna reveals herself to travelers who find themselves trapped in snowstorms and uses her icy breath to leave them as frost-coated corpses. Other legends say that she leads them astray so they simply die of exposure

  5. 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 family name got him to the top.
    He lasted so long as he is an intelligent well educated man.
    THe current PM is a rich out of touch idiot who struggles with Kanji and likes comic books.
    Legacy politicians suck for the most part. Just look at GWB for an example outside of Japan.
  6. 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.


  7. 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 and down.
    Rotating when doing shrugs (with heavy weights - 20kg plus) is something your shoulder joint is not designed to do, it puts huge amount of pressure on the rotator cuff muscles making you suseptible to future injuries.
  8. 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 strode into my path at the very last second, I tried to swerve but had no time at all.


    Thankfully he was quite embarrassed and sheepish about it ( probably knowing he just had a lesson at the always look before you leap school) and tried to get away a.s.a.p.


    In fact he was so eagre to get away, he failed to learn his lesson and strode out in front of a car which honked vigorously at him.


    I learnt my lesson though, don't get complacent with pedestrians in this country, there really are some real space cadets out there: people who just don't look and expect you accommodate them and get out of their way and if you hit them you are potentially screwed.

    I got lucky this time.

  9. 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.

  10. "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?

  11. 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 is compounded by the urethra opening having stretch a lot during a stiffy so when its flaccid there is "slack" and not a clean sharp edge like a hose.

    So there you have it Rach. its not such a simple operation as woman would like to think its - many factors come into play.

    speaking of urinals, although you might have noticed the puddles I have noticed when going to the toilet that quite a few Japanese guys get extraordinarily close to the urinal like they are trying to hump it. Are they are afraid the guy at the neighbouring one will see the teeny dingaling? or are they just very well trained and concerned about making puddles?
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