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  1. insulation and toothbrushes - why the aversion Japan? they are both useful things that improve our lives... I thought at the very least Hokkers would have some a little more than the norm, but no? wow that is surprising! My friend in the Yukon has walls in his house 2 feet thick!
  2. never said it did?? that was another particular hotel, where the manager said 80% of his customers were from Australia. NHK had a 5 min piece, there must be a bit of worry there, or a boring news day.....
  3. Wednesday night NHK news 9 . Long story on the impact of the High yen and the crumbling Aussie dollar, empty booking sheets in hotels that have 80% Aus patronage condos that were going for a mint, being dumped and unable to sell. Pretty interesting story. The massive ( and gawdy) brand new Hilton, in Niseko looks to be at the very minute, a horrible white elephant in the making..... anyway else see it?
  4. Originally Posted By: Creek Boy ewok, you read your keitai mails? probably about as often as you read your web mail
  5. in the real rugby that was on at the weekend, The Welsh stared down the All Blacks haka and then refused to move afterwards, they all just stood there staring, so the AB's didnt move either - a stare down, it was awesome. The ref had to plead with them to get the game started! p.s I really dig the Welsh anthem and the passion that they sing it with - players and crowd.
  6. Originally Posted By: Kumapix So all in all, I rode 7 hours of pow non-stop with 1 epic noboard top-to-bottom run - it was a good day! you wankers! all of you! I am seriously envious, glad I only found this out now, after working all 3 days of the long weekend, though my only consolation is the fatass paycheck coming in December...... Still must have been sweet as nectar out there, living vicariously sucks!
  7. When I worked at Keystone I got a Vail Pass for free - 4 Mtns (Keystone, Breckinridge, Beaver Creek and Vail) + for a mere $10 you could also get A-Basin pass. Yours to use as much as you pleased, except if you called in sick that day in which case you pass was "hot" and you were in deep doodoo if you were caught using it. No stupid rules about uniform. That's the way it should be. Why can't Japan get their proverbial into one sock?
  8. working boths day....building up the cash reserves to be able to put in turns when the snow is rocking....not full of rocks. Good luck if you heading out, get your rock skiis out.
  9. Quote: I think this pattern is common in Japan sigh, how about thinking for youself for once, break the mold...
  10. Originally Posted By: Mr Wiggles Daikon is best in thick slices stewed in dashi oden style. The proper way is to cook it in starchy water from washing rice to get the bitterness out. Do not confuse with dodgy oden cooked in instant dashi in the conbeni. I am very opened minded with food and eat almost everything, but cooked Daikon in Oden is one of my all time dislikes, the texture and bitterness are just awful, though reading about the starchy water and removing the bitterness, I am willing to give it one more try to see, but it must work miracles to improve the taste if it works. I
  11. Originally Posted By: ger Whoa, that looks cool! Wonder how fast they're going when the hit the bottom.. 45mph A dude who has done it before had this to say. Quote: “You really, really fly downwards because the flat-bottomed hull just aquaplanes. “You are a bit like a flat stone skimming across a pond but you have to use the paddles to get the right line. “If you do not land straight you are going to suffer severe spinal damage. At the bottom it will be like being tossed around in a car accident. To ensure you land straight you have to use the paddles bu
  12. why even touch it when you take a slash? it's pretty easy to do, pull the top of your boxers/y-fronts/briefs down, jiggle it out, let your old fella rest on the top off your briefs, shake it and then manoeuvre it back it in. The whole time holding on to your underpants - you haven't touched 'it'. That said I only do that in public toilets that have awful facilities. I am usually pretty good with washing my hands, whenever I come home I wash my hands thoroughly and gargle. When I arrive at work I do the same thing - gargling is very useful to reduce your incidence of cold and flu es
  13. Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs, And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots, But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame, all blind; Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots Of gas-shells dropping softly behind.
  14. just like the first line of this song, the Bali F%&$#its have been taken out with the trash.
  15. IMO its overused and isn't special anymore. I fast forward it if its recorded or if live use the time to grab a beer or go to the toilet. In the amateur days it was different, in professional Rugby the haka has become somewhat anachronistic.
  16. a regular map coloured doesn't do the victory justice. a proportional map shows it much better 338 - 158. I'd say thats a landslide win
  17. Originally Posted By: pie-eater Funny seeing all those Ferrari mechanics going wild thinking they had won that was massas pops on the right cynics are saying Glock slowed deliberately to allow Hamilton the vital 5th place. nevermmind he was on slicks on a wet track
  18. Mr Wiggles - nail > head > hit. I was reading that Brand was the sideshow to the main attraction - Ross. Had it been Brand and some unknown doing it, it wouldn't have been news. The fact that it was Ross as well got the media in a frenzy to slash away at 'tall poppy' #1 at the BBC. I myself had to rack my brains about who Brand was, I had only ever seen him once: the end of year quiz show special, and I thought he was a weirdo at the time.
  19. Originally Posted By: BagOfCrisps Quote: 2 people who heard the broadcast live complained about it at the time - two. I highly doubt that, but you obviously know it to be fact. Only two complaints were made following the actual Radio 2 broadcast, said the source, with the majority coming after the Mail on Sunday's front-page story and the subsequent media coverage. from the Guardian. also Guardian As scoops go, the Brand and Ross phone prank row had a rather undramatic birth. Mail on Sunday reporter Miles Goslett was simply, as millions do, listening to the Russell Brand sh
  20. here is a 5 year old thread on dogs http://www.snowjapanforums.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/156638/Dogs.html#Post156638
  21. The Poet T.B Macaulay once said "that there is nothing so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality" 2 people who heard the broadcast live complained about it at the time - two. The newspapers whip it into a frenzy and even the PM wades in (likely to avert attention from his own woeful performances) 20000 people have now complained to the BBC. The "Satanic slut" granddaughter Ballie gets lots of publicity, her grandfather who made his name offending the Spanish is quite embarrassed of the mountain that started as a molehill and has graciously accept
  22. Originally Posted By: JA Why bother, unless you are doing something you are ashamed of?? because you want to access content in other countries that is "region specific" I did so during the Olympics and am not ashamed of it. It's like wanting to watch a region one DVD... During the last US election Dubya's website was blocked only to US connections, I had a gander through a US proxy to see: there was nothing to see (naturally). If your school, uni, work blocks sites like hotmail or facebook and you want to see them. Not a lot of shame in checking one messages you know. There are
  23. Quote: WOW! How low must a person be to manufacture a knock off nil nutrient baby formula how low must a company be to own a 43% stake in the company that made the dodgy powder...oh, that would be Fonterra - New Zealand's largest company: a massive co-op of NZ dairy farmers controlling handling over a third of all international dairy trade. Fonterra have been very aggressive in expanding their market. They seem hell bent on taking over the dairy world and it appears they put their fingers in a rotten pie in China.
  24. Quote: Each year, 22,500 cemeteries across the United States bury approximately: 30 million board feet (70,000 m³) of hardwoods (caskets) 90,272 tons of steel (caskets) 14,000 tons of steel (vaults) 2,700 tons of copper and bronze (caskets) 1,636,000 tons of reinforced concrete (vaults) 827,060 US gallons (3,130 m³) of embalming fluid, which most commonly includes formaldehyde. from http://www.naturalburial.coop/ Quote: With a typical modern funeral, the body is laid naked on a stainless steel embalmer’s table, bled out, and pumped full of noxious chem
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