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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by neglet » February 4th, 2016, 7:47 pm

The Swollen Goiter of God wrote:Salt and chocolate go well together. This is chiseled into Tablet the Third of the Collected Wisdom of Ol' Beau.
That is a universal truth. I'm not so sure that potato and chocolate go together, however.

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » February 4th, 2016, 8:05 pm

What's your take on chocolate-covered potato chips? My grandmother used to make them a good bit.

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Dalty » February 5th, 2016, 2:48 am

You crazy Yanks and your lack of savoury/sweet boundaries!

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » February 5th, 2016, 6:30 am

Mr. Creosote gave us the idea. I blame the Brits.

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Dalty » February 5th, 2016, 9:10 am

You lot were fucking up food for years before Python came along!

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » February 5th, 2016, 10:40 am

According to France, everybody but France has been fucking food up for centuries. Even the Italians, says France. ESPECIALLY THE ITALIANS!

Says France.

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Dalty » February 5th, 2016, 10:49 am

Yeah, then they got the raging hump when it turned out some countries had more Michelin stars than them. Sent them loopy.

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » February 5th, 2016, 12:00 pm

But didn't those other countries get their Michelin stars by serving mostly French cuisine?

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Post by Dalty » February 5th, 2016, 12:14 pm

Nope - local ingredients and staying true to those ingredients is usually a good way to a Michelin star. I have three myself.

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » February 5th, 2016, 2:05 pm

You sure you're not talking about Michelin tires?

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Dalty » February 5th, 2016, 3:20 pm

Oh..... Yeah! Four of them. I have four.

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » February 5th, 2016, 4:13 pm

Four same-brand tires? That's how I know you're rich.

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Dalty » February 5th, 2016, 5:30 pm

Mixed tires are bad for a car. The AWD transfer system on my X5 was very disagreeable to decent tires on the back and cheap Korean jobs on the front.

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by neglet » February 5th, 2016, 10:29 pm

The Swollen Goiter of God wrote:What's your take on chocolate-covered potato chips? My grandmother used to make them a good bit.
Meh. Now chocolate covered pretzels? Or chocolate covered Ritz with peanut butter in the middle? Nom nom nom.

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » February 5th, 2016, 10:40 pm

Dalty wrote:Mixed tires are bad for a car.
Naturally. Poor people, though? They usually ain't got a choice.

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Dalty » February 6th, 2016, 4:07 am

If you have an SUV or truck with AWD or active 4 WD it'll do more expensive damage in the medium term than a set of tyres.

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Jubbers » February 25th, 2016, 8:29 pm

Yahoo! (or Y!) is bigger in Japan than here; they have the biggest auction site (eBay gave up on Japan) and they also, as advertised below, do mobile service. Softbank advertises their mobile phones with the white shiba; Y! does it with a cat:






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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Dalty » February 26th, 2016, 3:31 am

I used to work at LinkShare (owned by Rakuten) and was amazed by how "little" Google and Apple were in Japan.

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Jubbers » March 8th, 2016, 5:48 pm

I think this is a pretty sweet commercial.


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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Dalty » March 9th, 2016, 12:16 pm

Yotsuba didn't come?

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Jubbers » March 20th, 2016, 9:32 pm

SEIKO ブランド・ミュージックビデオ "Art of Time"
(Seiko Brand Music Video "Art of TIme"


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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Jubbers » March 24th, 2016, 5:27 pm

And a second one for today:


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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Dalty » March 25th, 2016, 2:43 am

These are sinister Japanese things.

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Master Skywalker » April 4th, 2016, 9:49 am

As a lover of all things Japanese, I regret not noticing this thread sooner. I also regret not being able to be on HF more often to notice this thread sooner.

Unfortunately, not all the images load for me at the office.
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