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Wed, May. 30th, 2007 02:47 pm
Three massive cock-ups

1. First of all, I've been telling everybody my Apple Store Shibuya event is on June 6th. In fact it's June 4th, at 8pm.



2. Dining with a party of Japanese last night, I chose a place called Ajitome in Sangenjaya because I liked the look of it -- deep tatami patina, cheerful cross-legged guests, and a voluble old "mother" running it. My friends asked the chef for recommendations, and a stream of plates arrived at our table. Two of them -- they seemed like strips of chewy, leathery liver, and some sort of McNugget things -- turned out to be whale meat. Commercial whaling for food is banned in Japan, yet mysteriously the whales caught "for research" end up on tables in restaurants like this one. The International Whaling Commission talks now happening in Alaska may resolve things, but for the time being the Japanese are still eating whales, and still feeling pretty okay about it. I tasted both dishes, which must qualify as a political cock-up of monumental proportions. Please forgive me. (I also ate manbou and fugu.)



3. Later we went to our favourite Sangenjaya drinking bar, surf-splashed Sasurai, run by avid fisherman Nikki. We drank enormous amounts of sho-chu and this photo was somehow taken -- a photo which shows me groping the breast of the beautiful Rie, Hisae's friend Satoshi's girlfriend. It makes me look like the world's biggest letch. My only excuse is the alcohol -- and perhaps the fact that Satoshi was commanding us to do it, and demanded that I post the photo on my blog. Satoshi, this one's for you! Sorry for the cock-up!

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(Anonymous)
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 06:25 am (UTC)
how much do you drink

do you drink much? someone once told me that you do, but i refused to accept it. however, from the recent entries, it appears as though you do drink a lot.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 06:37 am (UTC)
Re: how much do you drink

Actually, I don't drink much at all. And even when I do, I don't get drunk, get hangovers, etc. What you see in the photo... well, I act like that sober!


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(Anonymous)
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
Re: how much do you drink

You don't get drunk or suffer hangovers, either you have the liver of a musk ox or you're just not drinking enough then...
Thomas S.

Rie is very nice actually..


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(Anonymous)
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 06:45 am (UTC)


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 07:13 am (UTC)

That Clive James, what a wag!


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(no subject) - (Anonymous)
pay_option07
pay_option07
Thu, May. 31st, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
Meat

How many countries besides Japan historically harvest whale for food?


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(Anonymous)
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 08:41 am (UTC)

I reckon the 3rd one was only a tiny little cock-up.


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electricwitch
electricwitch
For anything, oh! she´ll bust her elastic
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 10:44 am (UTC)

"I tasted both dishes, which must qualify as a political cock-up of monumental proportions. Please forgive me."

I guess you´re trying for irony there, but that just makes it even more MADE OF FAIL.


Also, I guess they won´t target you since you don´t have interests listed but if you´ve ever written about paedophilia or chan, there´s a chance they´re going to boot you. Just a warning.


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electricwitch
electricwitch
For anything, oh! she´ll bust her elastic
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 10:45 am (UTC)

Oh and incest too. Actually, they´re deleting people a bit randomly.


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electricwitch
electricwitch
For anything, oh! she´ll bust her elastic
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 10:47 am (UTC)

Also, for the last one I think you´re faux-apologising to the wrong person.

Also, stop making me sound like your mother. I´m 26 years younger than you ffs.


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(Anonymous)
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 12:10 pm (UTC)

Heh, the last time I had whale meat was when this guy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steinar_Bastesen) was handing out meals for free at a food festival.

I like the taste, but it's awfully pricey :(


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(Anonymous)
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 12:11 pm (UTC)

Oops, forgot that links get messed up when posting anonymously. Sorry about that!


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trickseybird
trickseybird
Bruce Springsteen, you're not the boss of me
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 12:40 pm (UTC)

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket


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microworlds
microworlds
Sparkachu Maelworth
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)

Image and video hosting by TinyPic


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electricwitch
electricwitch
For anything, oh! she´ll bust her elastic
Thu, May. 31st, 2007 12:06 am (UTC)

HAHAHAHA! You win!


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microworlds
microworlds
Sparkachu Maelworth
Thu, May. 31st, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)

Now with blood spurting action!
Image and video hosting by TinyPic


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trickseybird
trickseybird
Bruce Springsteen, you're not the boss of me
Sun, Jun. 3rd, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)

*chortles* it's a tour de force!


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(Anonymous)
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)

I will be there!
Momo


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)

Hello Momo! Send me an email (momasu@gmail.com) if you can think of something interesting to do at the weekend!


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(Anonymous)
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
Nick!

This has nothing to do with your entry, but I wanted to thank you for all of your amazing music, especially Voyager and Don't Stop The Night, which have become two of my favorite albums. Your music was a wonderful discovery for someone in the midst of a generation listening to Fall Out Boy and Carrie Underwood

Hoping I get to see you perform sometime,

-Sarah


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Thu, May. 31st, 2007 02:29 am (UTC)
Re: Nick!

Thank you, Sarah! I've never heard of either Fall Out Boy or Carrie Underwood, I think I must've led a sheltered life!


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pay_option07
pay_option07
Thu, May. 31st, 2007 12:53 am (UTC)
Cop a feel

Beer and grouping sorta go hand in hand but cocking up whale at a public venue, unforgivable!


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zzberlin
zzberlin
hh
Thu, May. 31st, 2007 01:12 am (UTC)

Momus, I admire you for posting an embarrassing photo of yourself

I'm too vain for that. I remember when Charlize Theron, in Monster, displayed herself, quite naked and fat, for the camera. Wow, did she gain weight for that role. I was v. impressed that she was willing to look so bad on the camera


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beverlyhillscop
Andrew
Thu, May. 31st, 2007 11:25 am (UTC)

But don't you see? Posting an unflattering picture of oneself on ones blog is just another form of vanity!


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