1. A Woman Got Her Leg Caught Between A Train and A Platform, People Gather to Help Tilt the Train to Rescue
From @kishaburaku. This just happened on July 22nd at JR Minami Urawa Station, Saitama. Over-crowded Japanese trains could be sometime be useful since you get so many people helping in emergency!
2. Stuffed Rilakkuma Punished to Set an Example for What Would Happen to Shoplifters
From @dover_s2. “Whoever steals from this shop shall be hang. We don’t care if you are an adorable stuffed bear.”
3. Taking a Pot Scourer for a Walk
From @deeppoid. I have a theory that most weirdest things in Japan happen in train stations.
4. Even An Onigiri (Japanese Rice Ball) Takes a Train in Japan
From @1_kazu28. Looks like the rice ball found its perfect spot it’s destined for…
5. Giant Tomato Man Sighted Several Times in Tokyo Area
From @ryukawa0517. It’s been reported by some Twitter users that the Giant Tomato Man sometimes hang out with Lettuce Man and Buns Man.
6. Using a Mac in Starbucks
From @piano1431. Some people actually carry a desktop computer on their back and commute to work everyday on trains.
7. Scariest Apartment in Osaka
From @zatsuhana. They are watching you…
8. Used Color Contact Lenses Should Not be Left There
From @potyomukin33. This would give me a heart attack if I encounter one in my bathroom.
9. A “Stray” Roomba on Street
From @TOKYO_LITHMATIC. This Roomba seems to be “lost” on the street in Kanda area. Hopefully the owner comes and get you soon!
10. J-POP Idol Shoko Nakagawa’s New Hair-Do: Cicada Cast-off Shells
From @shoko55mmts. This is not really an “everyday life” sort of photo, but it’s quite freaky! Shoko Nakagawa performed at a live concert with this hair woven with cicada cast-off shells, and reportedly she threw some of those shells at her audience from the stage as fan service. No you are an adorable girl but I don’t want it thank you!
Exactly. As Twitchy reported, Marcotte recently jumped the cuckoo pants shark for good when she “wrote” about the horrifying tyranny of … the family dinner. Yes, really.
Sexist much, Amanda?
Sexist and, as the sane already know, she does not actually care about women. Yet another case in point, this time by-the-numbers:
Tweets by @AmandaMarcotte
Remember when we were young and thought our favorite pop culture characters lived charmed lives?
Artist and illustrator Ben Chen is here to ruin that illusion. Chen’s drawings, done in the style of children’s book sketches, twist fairy tales and video games into something much darker.
Using muted colors and dark lines, Chen shows us what really happens when Alice meets the White Rabbit and Cinderella takes a pumpkin carriage.
Chen just might give you a whole new outlook on storybook living once the lights go out.
The reality of Dumbo’s time in the circus.
Aliens meet Snoopy.
Alice got a little hungry while wandering.
This hunter just rid us of our cartoon rodent infestation.
Cinderella never planned for a Jack-O-Lantern carriage.
Humpty Dumpty explores his edgy side.
Bears eat fish, no exceptions.
Mario wasn’t invited to this tale.
A slight retelling of Scarecrow’s story.
Lightning McQueen gets stuck on the tracks.
Kermit should have stayed in Hollywood.
Mario battles Alien.
Hello Kitty narrowly escapes death.
Jiminy Cricket has given his last advice.
Peter Pan exacts revenge on his nemesis.
Pinocchio returns to his roots.
A hungry hawk spots a Bunny.
“Their tops are made out of rubber, their bottoms are made out of springs.”
The White Rabbit didn’t run fast enough.
This is a new flavor of sushi.
While the Department of Justice drags its feet on an investigation into American guns crossing the border into Mexico, the nation can rest at ease knowing that Eric Holder and crew stand vigilant over exotic woods falling into the hands of American workers. Gibson Guitars, raided by the Feds in 2009 and again last August, has agreed to a settlement involving a $300,000 fine and a $50,000 donation to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Justice Dept fines Gibson Guitars $1000 for every Mexican killed by Justice Dept http://t.co/qMB34ZKF
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) August 6, 2012
Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz claimed the raids were bullying by the federal government. “We are one company manufacturing in the United States that’s hiring people, that is succeeding exporting, and yet the government is spending millions of dollars on this issue,” he said last August. The bullying charge has struck a chord with Gibson supporters.
Gibson’s chief legal counsel argued that under the terms of the Lacey Act, the exotic woods would be perfectly legal to import were they finished in India by Indian workers and imported as “finished.”
Gibson guitars fined $300k for having work done in the US that should have been done overseas: http://t.co/31QYATp8
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) August 6, 2012
Gibson Guitars hit with $300,000 fine by Obama Justice Dept. Gibson wants to use American workers, JD doesn't. http://t.co/FDId3Pfr
— Biker Guy (@GrodenBiker) August 6, 2012
After raiding Gibson Guitar, the Admin has shaken down them down for $350,000 under the guise of "environmentalism" http://t.co/N3bjVU6S
— Free Market America (@FreeMarket_US) August 6, 2012
— Debbie, BS, MS, PMP (@mosesmosesmoses) August 6, 2012
— Jimmie (@jimmiebjr) August 6, 2012
The 3-year Gibson v. US Government dispute ended today. Keep your laws off my guitars! http://t.co/f6Abyzdf
— Independent Sky (@IndySkyMusic) August 6, 2012
— @BeBraveUSA (@BeBRAVEUSA) August 6, 2012
— John Wallace (@JohnWallace30) August 6, 2012
Gibson Guitar could have avoided Obama's $300K fine by carving its "exotic hardwoods" into clubs for the New Black Panthers.
— Kevin T. Brewer (@KevinTBrewer) August 6, 2012
Gibson Guitars hit with $300,000 fine as harrassment from Democrat Admin & as a message to Republican businesses. This ain't America no more
— Margaret Khan (@wakeup1442) August 6, 2012