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Pokémon Nicknames: Miltank

House-Lisa-Edelstein

Miltank ( in Japanese: ミルタンク  “Miltank”) aka “The Milkcow Pokémon” is a  Normal-type Pokémon.  She does not evolve.

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You have no idea how many “Japanese milking videos” I had to watch to snag this graphic.

I named a Miltank “Lisa Cuddy”.  Lisa Cuddy was a character played by Lisa Edelstein on the Medical-mystery TV series “House”. Sometimes I just name them “Lisa” or “Cuddy”.

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I think that the name is appropriate because the name “Cuddy” sounds and resonates like “udders” as in cow’s udders. Also, cows chew their “cud”, so that is another cow reference. Also, “Edelstein” (her Twitter linked here), sounds like a breed of cow, similar to “Holstein”. Of course both of those names may be appropriate variants for Miltank – but how many Miltank do you really want in your Pokémon Bank?

I like a Miltank to have the “Thick Fat” ability.  It seems fitting for a defensive cow. Some trainers think that her “Milk drink” move is a little bizarre, however.

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Of course, “Bossie” might be good as a cow name. I think that some variant of “Elsie” or “Borden” may be good, as those were famous dairy examples.

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I caught one in a Timerball which I named “Milking Time“.

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Please enjoy some of these Pokémon Miltank cosplays:

When I was growing up, Fathers often used this phrase as a warning to their daughters. You know the old saying:

Why marry a cow, when you can drink milk at home.

Wait, that’s not it … was it: Why buy a cow, when you can pay for your own milk?

… and I don’t think that is it …

Why have sex with a cow, when Lisa Edelstein is married?

No, that’s definitely not it.  Um …

Do you have a favorite name for this unique Pokémon? Please comment!

2014 in review

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KIMONOS ON MONDAY (Week #33): What is in Jurina’s bag?

jurina matsui yukata and bag

I have a short post this week.  I will share this photo of SKE48 member Jurina Matsui wearing a lovely yukata.  It makes me wonder … what exactly is IN that little handbag of hers?

If you think you have the answer, or have a funny guess, please leave that in the poll above, or the comments below!

Meanwhile, please enjoy these SKE48 trading cards!

For more images of Matsui-san (not many in kimono or yukata unfortunately), please view my Pinterest page linked here.

The girls and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Wasamin, come over here, sit on my lap and tell your Uncle Denny what you want for Christmas!

Iwasa Misaki Christmas

The girls and I* want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thank you for reading my blog this year!

*Denny is having egg-nog, and is delicately delusional at the moment.

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Pokémon Nicknames: Wailmer and Wailord

“Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Pokémon Trainers.”

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Wailmer (in Japanese: ホエルコHoeruko”) is a Water-type Pokémon.

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It evolves into Wailord (in Japanese:  ホエルオーWhaloh”) starting at level 40, where it remains a Water-type.

I name male Wailmer or Wailord “Jennings” or “Waylon” after the late country singer Waylon Jennings.

Beats all you never saw …

Name plays on the “lord” part may also be of interest. For example Wailord could be called “Jack” or “JackLord” after the Hawaii Five-O actor with the seaworthy hair.

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Jack Lords hair may have a life of its own!

Perhaps “Ishmael” would be a good name for a whale, as it would be a Moby Dick reference.  Of course you could have called them “Mopey Dick” in the old days before the Pokémon XY name censor came along.  Now you have to use “Moby something”. “Jonah” may be another whale reference. I sometimes use “Slick Willy” or “Slick Willie” after Bill Clinton’s press nickname.

There is a great new Wailmer diving graphic you see in Alpha-Omega, so it would be good to teach your whale HM slave moves such as Dive, Waterfall, Surf, Strength.

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YEEEE HAH!!!

“Just a little bit more than the law will allow.”

I have named female Wailmer “Wilma” after the old Flintstones cartoon character. I thought it might be good for a lady whale.  Also, I use the name “Wynonna” after another country singer – Wynonna Judd.

I would be happy to be YOUR

I would be happy to be YOUR “HM slave” Wynonna!

Now don’t get mad, I am NOT making fun of Ms. Judd’s weight. I like a big country girl.  True, she is a big lady, but I think that she is grand.

Alternatively, “Winona” as in the shoplifting actress Winona Ryder is also a good name for a whale.

What is the nickname of your whale?

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Hanako Oku, Christmas “Buds” and Not a Coke Bottle in Sight …

Not a Coke bottle in sight?

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Well, maybe these two I would want for Christmas. Everyone is familiar with those Coca Cola “polar bear”ads.  However, for the Christmas polar bear in my video I will share today, there will be no evidence of the Coca Cola company.

All Hanako Oku fans are familiar with this little Christmas cartoon from a few years ago: Koi Tsubomi (“Love Bud”).  No, not that kind of bud … don’t you dare bring the Anheuser-Busch company in either.   The “bud” in this case is a “flower bud of love” which must winter over, but will assuridly bloom in spring.

I don’t have a clue as to how much input Hanako Oku had in making this cute little video about a piano-playing little girl and her polar bear. The version of Koi Tsubomi used here is shorter in length version than the one on her 2006 album Yasashii Hana no Saku Basho (やさしい花の咲く場所“The Place Where The Gentle Flowers Grow”.  Her full song is linked here.

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Whoever made the cartoon, I wish that they would make more like this!  I know the lyrics are translated from the original Japanese lyrics, but this line especially goes through me.

“Thinking of you, I’ll continue to hold my fleeting dreams in my heart” 

I am NOT crying! I have just had a little bit of a cold lately, and still have the sniffles.

This is one of the most interesting parts in the video: The Polar Bear — who is no longer walking upright like a person, but is now on all-fours like a real bear — is missing the little girl he loves, and then he lets out a howl.  The sound of his lonely cry creates a shock wave, which breaks off a piece of a  nearby iceberg.  The iceberg calves off, splashing into the ocean. I love that moment.

Calving: or “glacial calving” is the breaking off of chunks of ice at the edge of a glacier. This form of ice ablation is often accompanied by a loud cracking or booming sound.

See, I’m all better now.

 

 

KIMONOS ON MONDAY (Week #32): Happy Christmas Kimonos!

Thank you for emailing the photo of your lovely Christmas furisode my dear ... er, cousin.

Thank you for emailing the photo of your lovely Christmas furisode my dear … er, cousin.

Merry Christmas everyone! This week, we will view some Christmas themes on kimonos!  Look how much fun and beauty these lovely women are adding to the decor of the Christmas season.  Thank you, ladies — whoever you are!  You have made this elf especially jolly.

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I think that bright red is a great choice for a kimono or furisode.  The colors of Christmas seem to fit well.  Christmas kimonos are also a great opportunity to experiment with some different patterns.  Kimono gowns are also pretty in Christmas patterns. Here are two good ideas:

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Chestnuts?  Well something around here sure is roasting!

All I want for Christmas is my two front kimono models!

All I want for Christmas is my two front — kimono models!

Tired of giving/receiving those Christmas sweaters everyone laughs about? Consider a Christmas kimono! 

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