"Everything Old Was Once New

and until explored unfamiliar and dangerous..."
(Sir Terry Pratchett)



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Vision, Faith & Attitude!

Nie Hao, Gaat ie, Fawakka?


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The Downside to Your Sleeping Style
Everyone has a favorite sweet spot on their bed. You can’t drift off into a blissful snore-filled sleep until the pillow has been adjusted to a perfect 63-degree angle, and your arm is placed in that one nook under the blanket. It may be hard work getting there, but it’s totally worth it.
Despite all that, however, you’re still sleeping wrong. There’s something better out there for you.
from Doghouse Diaries 
(via The Downside to Your Sleeping Style [COMIC])
I am a side-sleeping pillow-armer, that snores!

The Downside to Your Sleeping Style

Everyone has a favorite sweet spot on their bed. You can’t drift off into a blissful snore-filled sleep until the pillow has been adjusted to a perfect 63-degree angle, and your arm is placed in that one nook under the blanket. It may be hard work getting there, but it’s totally worth it.

Despite all that, however, you’re still sleeping wrong. There’s something better out there for you.

(via The Downside to Your Sleeping Style [COMIC])

I am a side-sleeping pillow-armer, that snores!

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While it’s cool that this silicone character can secure your instant noodles when they’re cooking, the cooler part is that the figure changes color after three minutes. You’ll never have to repeatedly check your phone to see how long your Cup Noodles have been cooking again.
 
Japan has a reputation for producing some downright weird stuff.
In fact, the word “chindogu” even refers to inventions that are technically practical, but utterly eccentric in their execution. These products are so bizarre, they’re not actually meant to be produced.
SEE ALSO: Eyeball Licking: Japan’s Craziest New Fetish
But many questionably useful Japanese products actually exist in circulation, and we’re defending some of the “strange” ones. Sure, they may be a bit excessive — but useless? Not quite.
1. Banana Keeper




Image courtesy of Daiso
Have you ever experienced a squished banana at the bottom of your bag? Not fun. Not fun at all.
2. Urusakunai Kara OK! Mute Microphone USB




Image courtesy of JTT
Admittedly, this microphone looks ridiculous. Fortunately, it is not meant to be used in public.
This gadget is perfect for belting out tunes when you don’t want to disturb your neighbors — or when you just don’t want to hear the sound of your own singing voice. (Your hairbrush can’t do that.)
3. Dictionary Desk Pillow




Image courtesy of Japan Trend Shop
Perfect for a mid-work pick-me-up, or just as a nice, easily portable pillow or seat cushion.
4. Photograph Yourself Arm




Image courtesy of Thanko
Sometimes selfies are really difficult.
5. Easy Butter Former




Image courtesy of Metex
One pat of butter magically transforms into ribbons and ribbons of buttery goodness, so you get a lot more butter for your buck … er, yen.
6. Sound-Catch Cubic Pillow




Image courtesy of Strapya World
This invention allows you to hear music or television shows when lying down. While this probably shouldn’t be an element of your daily media consumption, it’s the kind of thing that could be pretty useful when you’re sick and can only lie in bed all day. Or if you’re just really lazy every day.
(via 10 Weird Japanese Products That Are Actually Kind of Useful)

While it’s cool that this silicone character can secure your instant noodles when they’re cooking, the cooler part is that the figure changes color after three minutes. You’ll never have to repeatedly check your phone to see how long your Cup Noodles have been cooking again.

 

Japan has a reputation for producing some downright weird stuff.

In fact, the word “chindogu” even refers to inventions that are technically practical, but utterly eccentric in their execution. These products are so bizarre, they’re not actually meant to be produced.

But many questionably useful Japanese products actually exist in circulation, and we’re defending some of the “strange” ones. Sure, they may be a bit excessive — but useless? Not quite.

1. Banana Keeper

banana holder case daiso

Image courtesy of Daiso

Have you ever experienced a squished banana at the bottom of your bag? Not fun. Not fun at all.

2. Urusakunai Kara OK! Mute Microphone USB

jtt usb microphone soundproof cup

Image courtesy of JTT

Admittedly, this microphone looks ridiculous. Fortunately, it is not meant to be used in public.

This gadget is perfect for belting out tunes when you don’t want to disturb your neighbors — or when you just don’t want to hear the sound of your own singing voice. (Your hairbrush can’t do that.)

3. Dictionary Desk Pillow

japanese dictionary pillow

Image courtesy of Japan Trend Shop

Perfect for a mid-work pick-me-up, or just as a nice, easily portable pillow or seat cushion.

4. Photograph Yourself Arm

photograph yourself arm smartphone

Image courtesy of Thanko

Sometimes selfies are really difficult.

5. Easy Butter Former

metex easy butter former grater

Image courtesy of Metex

One pat of butter magically transforms into ribbons and ribbons of buttery goodness, so you get a lot more butter for your buck … er, yen.

6. Sound-Catch Cubic Pillow

catch sounds cubic pillow japan lazy

Image courtesy of Strapya World

This invention allows you to hear music or television shows when lying down. While this probably shouldn’t be an element of your daily media consumption, it’s the kind of thing that could be pretty useful when you’re sick and can only lie in bed all day. Or if you’re just really lazy every day.

(via 10 Weird Japanese Products That Are Actually Kind of Useful)

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26 Reasons Kids Are Pretty Much Just Tiny Drunk Adults
Pull yourselves together, babies.





1. They’ll stop what they’re doing to take a nap. Doesn’t matter where they are. Doesn’t matter who they’re with.


















Via: youtube.com


2. They all make faces like this:



Via: reddit.com


3. They conduct themselves poorly in public.



Via: dailyanarchist.tumblr.com


4. Their depth perception is all over the place.



Via: reddit.com


5. Seriously, they just can’t seem to get their food to their mouths.



Via: latestpicturebyme.blogspot.com


6. They are totally unable to predict when they’re about to pass out.



Via: xaxor.com


 






(via 26 Reasons Kids Are Pretty Much Just Tiny Drunk Adults)

26 Reasons Kids Are Pretty Much Just Tiny Drunk Adults

Pull yourselves together, babies.

1. They’ll stop what they’re doing to take a nap. Doesn’t matter where they are. Doesn’t matter who they’re with.

26 Reasons Kids Are Pretty Much Just Tiny Drunk Adults
26 Reasons Kids Are Pretty Much Just Tiny Drunk Adults
26 Reasons Kids Are Pretty Much Just Tiny Drunk Adults
26 Reasons Kids Are Pretty Much Just Tiny Drunk Adults

2. They all make faces like this:

They all make faces like this:

3. They conduct themselves poorly in public.

They conduct themselves poorly in public.

4. Their depth perception is all over the place.

26 Reasons Kids Are Pretty Much Just Tiny Drunk Adults

5. Seriously, they just can’t seem to get their food to their mouths.

Seriously, they just can't seem to get their food to their mouths.

6. They are totally unable to predict when they’re about to pass out.

They are totally unable to predict when they're about to pass out.
Via: xaxor.com

 

(via 26 Reasons Kids Are Pretty Much Just Tiny Drunk Adults)

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Why Chinese Hate Their Men’s Football Team:
Over the weekend, a faux dialogue between a Chinese football fan and a Thai one appeared on Sina Weibo, in various versions and edits. Its origin is uncertain, but not its popularity: It has been forwarded and tweeted thousands of times. In it, the Thai fan refers to many of the most intractable issues in contemporary China:
“China: We have 5,000 years of history!
Thailand: Your team was abused 5:1.
China: We have an area of 9.6 million square kilometers.
Thailand: Your team was abused 5:1.
China: One in every five people in the world is Chinese!
Thailand: Your team was abused 5:1.
China: Can’t we talk of something other than men’s football?
Thailand: You’re beaten down by local government officials every day.”
China: ……
Thailand: You eat toxic food every day.
China: ……
Thailand: You suck in toxic air.
China: ……
Thailand: Even if you struggle for a lifetime you can’t afford a house.
China: Let’s continue talking about the football team, OK?
Thailand: Your team was abused 5:1.”
(via Why Chinese Hate Their Men’s Football Team - Bloomberg)

Why Chinese Hate Their Men’s Football Team:

Over the weekend, a faux dialogue between a Chinese football fan and a Thai one appeared on Sina Weibo, in various versions and edits. Its origin is uncertain, but not its popularity: It has been forwarded and tweeted thousands of times. In it, the Thai fan refers to many of the most intractable issues in contemporary China:

“China: We have 5,000 years of history!

Thailand: Your team was abused 5:1.

China: We have an area of 9.6 million square kilometers.

Thailand: Your team was abused 5:1.

China: One in every five people in the world is Chinese!

Thailand: Your team was abused 5:1.

China: Can’t we talk of something other than men’s football?

Thailand: You’re beaten down by local government officials every day.”

China: ……

Thailand: You eat toxic food every day.

China: ……

Thailand: You suck in toxic air.

China: ……

Thailand: Even if you struggle for a lifetime you can’t afford a house.

China: Let’s continue talking about the football team, OK?

Thailand: Your team was abused 5:1.”

(via Why Chinese Hate Their Men’s Football Team - Bloomberg)

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Abercrombie & Fitch rebranded in Skid Row -> #FitchTheHomeless

When the headline: “Abercrombie and Fitch Would Rather Burn Clothing Than Donate to Those in Need" caught Greg Karber’s eye, he knew that he had to gave a “brand readjustment” to Abercrombie & Fitch. He dashed off to goodwill and asked for "the douchebag section" to find and buy as many Abercrombie & Fitch items they had. Bag full of Abercrombie & Fitch clothes he then heads to skid row where here gave the clothes away to homeless people. Abercrombie and Fitch want “the attractive all-American kid” wearing their brand and told Salon in an interview that “a lot of people don’t belong in our clothes.”

“Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.”


Yes folks, it’s the classic brand sabotage, like when competitors gifted Snooki someone elses branded bags. Greg Karber wants you to join in. You too can donate to the nearest street bum. Go to goodwill, go to your closet, find the Abercrombie and Fitch items you’re not using, donate the clothes to goodwill, straight to people you find living on the streets, or homeless shelters and spread the word with the hashtag #FitchTheHomeless



#FitchTheHomeless

Mainly retweets of the news so far, with a few enthusiastic people saying they’ll join in.

  1. Sexualize pre-teens? Whatever. Tell me I’m not cool and attractive? THIS. MEANS. WAR. #Fitchthehomeless
  2. "Together we can, make Abercrombie and Fitch the number one brand for homeless apparel" hahahahhaha this is awesome#FitchTheHomeless
  3. I know that it is difficult, everyone, but perhaps consider the implication that #fitchthehomeless is just as bad as what the CEO said.
  4. Loving this program! I think I’m going to start a collection #fitchthehomelesspic.twitter.com/dmKwheKN6q

(via Abercrombie & Fitch rebranded in Skid Row -> #FitchTheHomeless | adland.tv)

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‘Community’ to Return From the Wilderness in February, NBC Announces
Yay! “Community” fans will finally get a chance to see the “Greendale Seven”” again — and on a night when better ratings could still save it.
Community’ to Return From the Wilderness in February, NBC Announces - 
NYTimes.com

graphic illustrations source: http://thebrotha.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/sixseasonsandamovie/

‘Community’ to Return From the Wilderness in February, NBC Announces

Yay! “Community” fans will finally get a chance to see the “Greendale Seven”” again — and on a night when better ratings could still save it.

Community’ to Return From the Wilderness in February, NBC Announces -

NYTimes.com

graphic illustrations source: http://thebrotha.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/sixseasonsandamovie/