PEOPLE OF JAPAN 33 - “GRANDMAS INVENTING STUFF IN GARAGES”
Okay, so they might not actually be grandmas, and they may not actually be inventing stuff, but I’m pretty sure that they are in a garage.
That being said, if by chance they are inventing something, I hope it’s an ice cube that never melts, cause I like my coffee cold but not watered down. And if they’re not working on un-meltable ice cubes then I hope they’re at least working on underwear with pockets, for those day when I forget my pants but still need someplace to put my wallet.
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 32 - “FED UP”
The look on his face says it all… someone just showed him my blog.
I’m not sure why, but of all my chef photos this one is my personal favorite. Maybe it’s the composition, or maybe it’s because this one reveals the chef’s sidekick.
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 29 - “IRON CHEF LAYS IT DOWN”
I hope you like this guy because today my blog’s gonna be ALL IRON CHEF ALL THE TIME, as I took quite a few photos of this charismatic chef.
When I look at this one I picture that woman with her hand out attempting to “lay it down”. She’s probably saying “I want some some Chicken Teriyaki and I want it now!”. But then the Iron Chef lays it down harder by saying “Damn woman, step off, this is Japan, there’s no Chicken Teriyaki here!!!”.
Note: Quite a few of you seemed to think that I was joking when I said in a previous post that there was “no Chicken Teriyaki in Japan”. Trust me, that was no joke. I spent 8 days in Japan and at every single meal (even breakfast) I attempted to order Chicken Teriyaki. Not once did I get it. I’m pretty sure it’s an American thing.
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 27 - “LOOK CLOSELY”
Look closely… she’s hiding something. Could it be a mogwai? I hope so.
For any Gremlins enthusiasts out there, here’s a question that has always bothered me…
I know that the most important rule for “keeping” a mogwai is “Don’t ever feed him after midnight”. My question is, at what point after midnight can you feed a mogwai? I assume there must be a specific time, is it noon? It’s very confusing because midnight is the beginning of the day so everything that follows would technically be considered “after midnight”? Do you see what I’m saying.
I’m only asking because in my dream world I’d like to eat pancakes for breakfast with my mogwai. Unfortunately I prefer my pancakes at around 8am on Sundays. Would this be possible, or would I have to eat pancakes for dinner? I’d obviously make the sacrifice to prevent a “gremlin situation” from happening, but damn, pancakes are sooooo good in the morning.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 26 - “THE HUMAN HIGHLIGHTER”
Without the bright blue earmuffs he’d be just another regular guy who happens to wear bright clothes. But with the bright blue earmuffs he ups his game and transforms into “The Human Highlighter”. Watch out because if he thinks you’re important he might brighten your day!!! What an awesome super hero.
Note to self: Make “Human Highlighter” comic book, make lots of money, buy big screen tv, order some pizza, watch Cupcake Wars with Vicki, eat pizza, watch Animal Hoarders with Vicki, order more pizza.
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 25 - “ADORABLE HAT LADIES ON TROLLEY”
After I took this picture I told Vicki that she needed to get a cute little hat. She politely replied, “that’s not necessary because I can steal your cozy winter cap whenever I want”.
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 24 - “LITTLE CURIOUS MAN”
He’s not looking for lobsters, he’s looking for a Mogwai.
Unfortunately if he does find a Mogwai it’s obviously going to be wet. If you don’t know why that’s a very bad thing than I hope for your sake that your dad never gives you a Mogwai.
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 23 - “MRS. CLAUS”
If this woman traded her apron for a cape she’d be a super hero for sure. She looks like she’s flying.
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 22 - “GOD I LOVE THE LITTLE ONES”
My title needs a bit of explanation…
I’m not sure how this started, but every time Vicki and I are out and about doing whatever it is that we do and we see a cute little kid I suddenly sing the following phrase to Vicki…
“God I LOVE the little ones”
What’s even stranger is that I’m clearly trying to imitate the lead singer of Modest Mouse every time I sing it, although I can’t tell if it’s supposed to be set to one of his tunes or not. Neither of us can remember how or why this started, it’s quite strange. I literally sing it with the exact same inflection every single time, and somehow it’s heavily influenced by Modest Mouse.
Anyway, if you look closely at this photo you will see the head of a cute little kid popping up from behind a bowl, thus the title.
PEOPLE OF JAPAN 21 - “THERE’S A TURTLE ON THE TABLE”
Literally every single person at the Kochi fish market looked like a character from the most incredible film ever. Part of me thinks it wasn’t a market at all but rather some sort of movie set and I just never picked up on it.
If I hired a “science guy” to create a device called an “interesting meter” I’m pretty sure the good folks of Kochi would blow up the machine. Comparatively, most folks near where I live in Brooklyn (such as myself) wouldn’t even make the needle move (assuming the “interesting meter” operates via an analog needle as opposed to a more modern digital readout).
Finally, what the hell am I talking about and what is wrong with me? I have a hot wife somewhere in this apartment and I’m sitting at a computer writing about “interesting meters” that probably would never really work seeing as “interestingness” is a rather objective quality. I just can’t see a robot quantifying something like that.
So now I’m stuck with two options…
1. I can go watch Cupcake Wars with my hot wife (speaking of interesting, check out Cupcake Wars on the Food Network, it’s surprisingly awesome)
2. Look for a “Science Guy” on Craigslist