Tokyo Damage Report

Archive for October, 2003

Art school student show

  DATE: Friday October 31 ENGRISH OF THE DAY: SOUNDTRACK: ‘saw her standing there’ – beatles ‘black magic’ – slayer ‘random dj muggs instrumental’ – they all sound the same anyway Money: today me and some pals went to MOSASHI NO BIJUTSU DAIGAKU (Mosashi’s Art University), for a ‘culture festival.’ basically every single damn student […]

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punk makeover

ok. more subcultural exploitation: from KERA magazine, the in-print version of the OI ONE subculture mall: a totally un-ironic PUNK ROCK MAKEOVER. the sullen lady on the left is the ‘teacher’, and the small inset photo in the center (sweatshirt and blue jeans) is the ‘before’ picture. far right: AFTER. tee hee!   Spread the […]

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weird trade-school expo

DATE: Tuesday October 28 ENGRISH OF THE DAY: SADISTIC AND MASOCHISM JESUS FREAK DICK SUCKER SEXUAL SISTER FOR THE DEVIL DRUG SPIDER SOUNDTRACK: ‘you can’t do that’ – beatles ‘filosophem’ – burzum   CATCHING UP ON MY SLEEP After class (actually DURING class, as I wanted to spend more time there, and my teachers HAD […]

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Interview with Tokyo University Astrophysicist.

On a cloudy day in November, I go to Tokyo University, the famously impossible-to-get-into #1 campus in Japan. Today is the Bunkansai-("Culture Festival"). Today, Japan’s most intelligent young scholars get together to celebrate their heritage by dressing up like Morning Musume, selling fried squid, and shining shoes. This humble young man, deftly buffing some loafers, […]

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Charafest

DATE sunday october 26 ENGRISH OF THE DAY: SOUNDTRACK:’today your love’ – ramones ‘stigmata’ – ministry ‘crazy in love’ – beyonce Take my Italian penpals to CHARAFEST. Charafest (the ‘we live in super sophisticated Tokyo and are waay too busy’ way to say CHARACTER FESTIVAL) is, as you might imagine, a cosplay event. But it’s […]

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polygon sex-games

one of the indies companies at charafest  had this: this middleaged guy wearing nothing but busniessman’s socks and a barrel over his penis, and a ‘comb over haircut’, is the first VIRTUAL PORN STAR. he’s the star of a 3D-animated sex game called GREAT OYAJI THE ACROBATICS SEX. this is made by a company called […]

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tokyo skyline!

OCTOBER 24 2003 Today kicked so many asses I don’t know where to start counting. The last hour of class was like, ‘what? me teach?? just do home work for an hour.’ I was like, "so, do I want to do home work in this dingy little fluorescent -lit room. . . or, say,.. ON […]

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life in Tokyo 10:more karaoke, plus bad rapping

DATE: Friday October 3 BAND NAME OF THE DAY: ‘ok homeless’ SOUNDTRACK: ‘another one rides the bus’ – weird al ‘my way’ – frank sinatra Um m mm m .. . it’s easy to say what I DIDN’T do : study Japanese. Start the day off by going to shinjuku goen and just relaxing, reading […]

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catfight FIVE (yogurt war, trained attack boobs)

  So, another day, another catfight. . . again, photos were not allowed. what, you think i WOUDLN’T post them if i had them?? FIGHT ONE: Dangerous Sister vs. Secret Cherry. I’ve noticed that Dangerous Sister, the Fightin’ Nun, always loses. FIGHT TWO: Salamander vs. Some Lady In A Skimpy Cat Costume: kind of a […]

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ill totoros

DATE:wednesday october 22nd ENGRISH OF THE DAY: SOUNDTRACK: anathema     so, i went to the post office to pick up my pajamas (long story), and — lo!! there’s a bunch of AMAZING monsters made by the local kids. . . . what’s EVEN MORE amazing is that there was this grand-dad-looking security guard walking […]

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Japan pack tradeshow

DATE: Tuesday October 21st SOUNDTRACK:’ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE’ – misfits today i straight-up cut class to spend all day at this utterly insane convention. anime? no. cosplay? no. hentai? only a bit. it was Japan Pack, the AUTOMATED INDUSTRIAL PACKAGING CONVENTION!!! I’ve only been to TOKYO BIG SITE for cosplay conventions before. . . so, […]

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ASCII ART subcultures.

ASCII is the name of the computer code for letters and symbols on your keyboard. Each key ( e, r, t, Y, ^, *, $, ?, ., etc) has been assigned a little number that only the ASCII code can read, and that’s how computers (which only speak binary) can understand your words even though […]

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