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Susami Bay.

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It's about the first Japanese contact with "strange barbarians" from the South. And their mysterious "firearm".
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This is interesting too.

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Pyrrho wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:46 pm
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Transgender apparel?
About that stereo

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Please ed.

Obviously an outfit for little boys. And very Japanese.

Here is the corresponding outfit for little girls:

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Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
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Photo I posted came from one of this person's tweets. You find it. I can't scroll through all those mascots any more today.

https://twitter.com/mondomascots

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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Do you have questions about God?

you sniveling little right-wing nutter - jj

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Hiroshi Yoshida, Fuji from Kawaguchi Lake.

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Is that on a postcard?
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:03 pm
Is that on a postcard?
It was originally a woodblock print, but you can probably get it on a postcard nowadays. Or a T-shirt, a coffee mug, a lampshade, an iPhone cover or other products.

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I was guessing based on the aspect ratio.
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Cherry blossom trees under siege by starving rats in Kagoshima

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AMAMI-OSHIMA ISLAND, Kagoshima Prefecture--Japan's largest native rat species is suddenly devouring the country's beloved cherry blossoms, and conservationists can't explain why.

Feasting on the blossoms up in the trees is strange behavior for the critically endangered Ryukyu long-haired rat (Diplothrix legata), which grows to 25 to 30 centimeters in length.

Conservationists wonder if this year's failure of the acorn crops is behind the rat's surprise change in diet.

The species, a designated national natural treasure, only inhabits Amami-Oshima and Tokunoshima islands in Kagoshima Prefecture, and the northern part of Okinawa Prefecture’s main island.

In spring, the rats, which have partially white tails, are usually spotted eating acorns, their favorite food, that have fallen to the ground.

But acorns are scarce this year, nature conservation officials said, which may account for why they're now climbing cherry blossom trees in search of food.
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/13163440

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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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If you have the time for it.

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Japanese random crap:
Two Asian women who did not speak English were pounding these into a strip of dirt next to my office. They took off without them when we asked what they were doing.

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Snowed here yesterday for the first time this year. There was no snow in December, January, or February, but it finally snowed on March 14th. Not enough to last though. It's already gone.
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So guess which is farther north.

Paris, France, or

The northernmost tippy tip of Hokkaido, Japan?
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Well, Hokkaido has 8 letters, so ...