February 28, 2015

The Indispensible Penguin

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Filed under: Japan

February 27, 2015

Photographs of Mike surrounded by Japanese people, part 2

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Photographs of Mike surrounded by Japanese people, part 1

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February 25, 2015

Anatomy of an Epic Win

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Filed under: Japan,Travel,Whiskey

From: Mike
Date: February 20, 2015
Subject: Yabufutokoro-o Sake Godzilla

Dear Sir,
My friend and I are in Osaka and are looking for a Godzilla bottle of your fine Yabufutokoro-o Sake. Could you please tell us where we might buy some, and if it is available at the distillery in Osaka? Many thanks for your help!



February 21, 2015:



From: “”
Date: February 23, 2015
To: Mike
Subject: Re: Yabufutokoro-o Sake Godzilla
Dear Mr.Michael Hadgson

Thank you for your inquiry.

Unfortunately,the Godzill that you tried to order is sold out.

Yours faithfully,

February 24, 2015

Under the Sign

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Whisky in the Bag-O

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Mush a ring dumma doo dumma dye…

February 20, 2015

Thank you, friend

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February 19, 2015

Tommy Lee Jones: sellout

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On a vending machine for Boss canned coffee.

Tactile paths

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Throughout Japan, on nearly every sidewalk, train station platform, etc., there exists a yellow line made up of tiles. Some tiles have long bumps/stripes that protrude up about 1/4″ and run parallel to the main direction of travel. Every now and then, usually at intersections or places to change direction, these stripe tiles meet up with other tiles that have a polka dot pattern, also raised about 1/4″.

These are for visually impaired people to be able to navigate while walking. They can feel the stripes and bumps through their shoes, and therefore know which direction to walk in, and when to stop.

George Clooney: sellout

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