Having spent a fair amount of time in Tokyo, I found this article to be both insightful and hilarious.
Archive for the ‘Funny’ Category
I love this:
Keep the picture of Henry Rollins looking angry with you at all times.
I need to print one of these out to carry around in the back of my HPDA.
This is the best new toy I’ve seen this year:
I was a little disappointed when I first bought this item, because the functionality is limited. My 5 year old son pointed out that the passenger’s shoes cannot be removed. Then, we placed a deadly fingernail file underneath the passenger’s scarf, and neither the detector doorway nor the security wand picked it up. My son said “that’s the worst security ever!”. But it turned out to be okay, because when the passenger got on the Playmobil B757 and tried to hijack it, she was mobbed by a couple of other heroic passengers, who only sustained minor injuries in the scuffle, which were treated at the Playmobil Hospital.
The best thing about this product is that it teaches kids about the realities of living in a high-surveillence society. My son said he wants the Playmobil Neighborhood Surveillence System set for Christmas. I’ve heard that the CC TV cameras on that thing are pretty worthless in terms of quality and motion detection, so I think I’ll get him the Playmobil Abu-Gharib Interogation Set instead (it comes with a cute little memo from George Bush).
(From a friend, reprinted with permission)
So we have this wedding coming up in a week and a half over labor day weekend. Anyway, I just realized this past weekend that we hadn’t bought them their wedding gift yet and I had no clue where they were registered; after searching around a bit online, I finally found their names listed on the Macy’s wedding registry pages. It sounds like a shmancy wedding and with two of us attending, I figured we should spend between $100-150 on the gift (standard wedding git cost estimate = cost per person * number attending). After perusing the gifts, we found a nice serving plate for just over a $100. I was about to place the order when I noticed that they had also requested 13 napkins at $8 each to go with their tablecloth and silverware. It turns out someone had already ordered them 12 of the 13, so I figured I would be a nice guy and get them the final napkin as well. I added the plate and napkin to the shopping cart and placed the order…
Just today, I received the shipping confirmation. I was surprised by Macy’s quick turnaround and logged into the site to see if the stuff would actually be ariving by the wedding date. I was happy to find that the package would be arriving as early as next week, but then I noticed — to my surprise, the plate was backordered; they had decided to ship the napkin separately so it would arrive ontime. They shipped the lone napkin by itself!!! along with our attached card that says, “Congratulations on your wedding…blah blah blah… Best wishes” So by the time the wedding rolls around, they will have most likely received and opened our gift — a large box with a nice card and our $8 napkin. The plate will then arrive at some point during their honeymoon…
Bwahahahah! It does seem that things like this always happen to this guy.
Me, I’m still trying to figure out the origin behind the rule that you have up to one year after a wedding to send a gift.