A high wave lashes a fishing port in Aki, western Japan. A large typhoon lashed western Japan with heavy rains and powerful winds Monday, grounding airplanes, stalling ferries, and forcing hundreds to evacuate their homes. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
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Moon, Time Cube, ALL ARE ONE!

This latest Sun Myung Moon thing is just too weird, but better still are some of his quotes:

Moon's vagina monologues:

In the spirit of yin-yang duality, Washington Times owner Rev. Moon calls the penis the convex organ and the vagina the concave. From a 2000 speech railing against loose women (in which he also lays out his his U.N. plans):

"If a couple exists with that individualism, then the concave organ should be sealed with concrete."

Ouch. From a 2001 speech.

"A woman's reproductive organ is concave, like the wide-open mouth of a poisonous snake with fangs"

Also, pliers:

"As a man, in your right front pants pocket is a small inside watch pocket. Keep pliers there, and when you go to the bathroom, once a day, pinch your love organ. Cut the skin a little bit as a warning. If your love organ does not listen to your conscience, then you should cut off the tip. Even if it takes that extreme measure, we have to make sure our mind and body become one. We were told to love our enemy. What is our enemy? Our lineage and love organ. Love your enemy."
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it's not fair to tease like that

Kerry invited Aspen resident and writer Hunter S. Thompson to ride in his motorcade and brought three copies of Thompson's book about the 1972 presidential race, "Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail" for autographs.

"Just to put your minds all at ease, I have four words for you that I know will relieve you greatly," Kerry told the fund-raiser. "How does this sound -- Vice President Hunter Thompson."

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Photographers' Bust Card

Your Rights When Stopped or Confronted for Photography
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it's like foreshadowing in reverse

A Japanese teenager was forced by his teacher to write an apology in blood after dozing in the classroom, the school's principal said on Monday. He said the boy was taken to the staff room of the school in Fukuoka City, southern Japan, after being caught asleep during a lesson. The 40-year-old male teacher handed the boy a box-cutter and paper and told him to write an apology in blood. The teacher left the student, who then cut his finger and began to write an apology using his own blood.

He said the boy was back in school, and neither he nor his parents had asked to switch teachers. The teacher involved is expected to resume classes in a few days, Dan said.

The incident comes on the heels of an attack in which an 11-year-old girl killed a classmate by slashing her throat with a box cutter, also in southern Japan.


insult to injury

Fuckin' spammers.


Gene Simmons video of his cover of Firestarter. Yeah, it's pretty much exactly what you'd expect.
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I, for one, welcome our black market knicker-sniffing overlords

...or, "the street finds its own use for skidmarks"

Schoolgirls sniff gold in pantie crackdown:

Naughty Japanese schoolgirls lost one of their greatest sources of pocket money earlier this month after the Tokyo Metropolitan Government outlawed the trade in soiled knickers from the underaged.

Tokyo's Burusera Ordinance, which takes its name from the Japanese-English contraction of the words "bloomer seller," bans the purchase of used panties from anybody under the age of 18, as well as any activities that would facilitate such a sale. [...]

"The ordinance may have shut down the burusera stores, but it has only sparked a thriving trade in schoolgirls using mobile phone sites to conduct direct sales to customers without needing a middleman. They'll arrange to meet in some dark spot like a karaoke box or beside a building, then remove and hand over their panties on the spot in exchange for payment. What's more, they're charging 5,000 to 10,000 yen a pair, about five times what they would have got from a burusera shop. Some girls are even happy the ordinance has come into effect because it's done away with the burusera shops that were eating into their profits." [...]

"Everybody starts off thinking that just selling their panties is not too bad, but about 90 percent of those girls end up prostituting themselves within six months, no, three months of making their first panty sale," he tells Shukan Taishu. "Lots of girls feel liberated by dropping their panties. Next thing they know, though, they've dropped their guard, too."


mmm, soup

Narcotics police in southwestern China shuttered 215 restaurants found to be mixing opium poppy into their soups and hot pot stews, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday. Dishes at the restaurants in Guizhou province contained varying degrees of the opium derivative morphine.

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