Thursday, May 21, 2009

TOKYO: BESUBORU!


Bobby Valentine to me: "So you're a Yankees fan or a Mets fan or you don't really give a shit?"
Me: Ummm.
BV: Have a donut. [Note: there was a box of donuts on the table]
BV manages the Chiba Lotte Marines. My friend Shun works with him and was kind enough to invite me and another Tokyo pal, Shinji, to the home game last night against the Yokohama BayStars and to introduce us to his boss. The Marines lost but it was a fun night out.

One of the many dozens of beer girls that roam Japanese baseball stadiums, bowing before they make their way up the aisle to dispense draft beer from their keg-backpacks. If you imagine a cross between a st. bernard, a school girl in knee socks and a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger you sort of get the idea.

Chiba Marine Stadium, Chiba Prefecture, outside Tokyo.

This is not the real ball they play with. This is a person dressed as a ball.

Light Up the Passion For Your Team. Other motto, on back of every chair: "A Passion for Our Dream, A Commitment to Our Flag."

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Friday, May 01, 2009

FYI





Have a happy and safe Friday, imaginary readers.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

SOME PICTURES THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH EARTH DAY (EXCEPT THEY'RE FROM THERE)








Top to bottom: Botswana, Lisbon, London, Tokyo, Nairobi, Hong Kong, Tokyo.

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Sunday, March 01, 2009

RANDOM SUNDAY: PICTURES FROM HERE AND THERE


Bistrot Paul Bert, Paris 1.09

Buenos Aires, 2.09

Dubai, 12.07

Hobart, Tasmania, 12.07

Monte Argentario, Italy Tuscany, 6.07

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THE SCARIEST SIGNS IN THE WORLD



Skull and crossbones? Check. Little girl in pigtails running away from the death wave? Check. Top is from Ticino, Switzerland. These signs are everywhere, next to the most innocent looking little quiet mountain streams. Bottom is from Montreal and is just plain evil. What is the instruction here? Simply: death is coming from above.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

COLD PIZZA


I'm no graphic designer but I'm not sure how I feel about the use of the universal frosty-cold font for a pizzeria. Even if it is a pizzeria high up in the Swiss mountains. (Cimetta, Switzerland, 5485 ft. 10.6.08)

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

McTerroir


Locarno, Switzerland. 10.6.08.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

HOW TO


Tokyu Hands Dept. Store, Shinjuku, Tokyo. (1.1.07)

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Monday, May 12, 2008

FROM THE FILES: WHICH PASTA LANE?


Three random signs from Bombay. The no pet litter sign is part of a series about street cleanliness. Also forbidden: washing your car in public. No spitting is from the train station. I still can't figure out what the illustration is meant to represent. And 3rd Pasta Lane? Whatever it is, I love it. (India. 10/07)

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Friday, May 09, 2008

TRAINS OF THOUGHT


Sensitive. Amtrak, Union Station. Denver, CO.


Sensible. London Underground.

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