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RECORD INDUSTRY WEASELS ATTACK! AKB48 and J-Pop YouTube Videos Region Blocked!

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You think I was kidding? Look at what the RECORD INDUSTRY WEASELS have done.

Civil Disobedience, 101!

(Denny imitating Homer Simpson) Now there are SOME people out there who might react to this and say that you should pirate as much media as you possibly can, and share as many illegal copies of copyrighted material as is possible. (Returns to normal voice) I cannot condone those actions, however — I truly feel the frustration.  There are those, even angrier than I am who may saynever pay for Jpop entertainment ever again — except for bootlegs on eBay and the like.”  Once again, I understand the frustration, although I do not support illegal activity. I don’t want the authorities to wrack their brains trying to figure out which laws to enforce, and which to not enforce.

I advise my readers to just don’t feed the weasels anymore.

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Typical employee of YouTube, Sony or AKS.

Not in the USA? Think it can’t happen in your country? Don’t worry, the RIW are coming for your country next!

More Info: Read the comments from my friends at AKB Daily blog!

Source: AKB48 Youtube Videos Region Blocked | AKB48 Daily

Starlight: I am out of here.

KIMONOS ON MONDAY: Final Jeopardy

KIMONOS ON MONDAY: Final Jeopardy

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The category is: Things-That-Are-Too-Good-To-Be-True.

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That would be “Yuki Kashiwagi … wearing a kimono … barefoot … in my hotel room”, Alex.

Somewhere in the space-time-continuum it really does exist, though right? If there are an infinite number of galaxies in a multiple-dimension, expanding universe, that means that somewhere this is a possibility, right … right?

In the meantime I can’t wait for more of Yukirin’s starlight from Niigata!

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See more Yukirin on my Pinterest board for her:

Starlight: In this universe, there is only 11,068 km between me and that hotel room. 

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Pokémon Nicknames: Corphish and Crawdaunt

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… and I just happen to HAVE some butter, Miss Misaki!

Corphish (in Japanese: ヘイガニ  “Heigani”) is a Water-type Pokémon. Corphish evolves into Crawdaunt (in Japanese: シザリガー  “Shizariger”) starting at level 30. Where it becomes a WATER & DARK dual- type. Corphish is basically a “crawfish” or “crayfish”. When Corphic evolves into Crawdaunt, it is a much larger, daunting crawfish. Crawdaunt may also be some type of lobster, as it certainly looks enough one.

One of the nonsensical or non-science-i-cal aspects about Pokémon is that Water-types do not appear to be confined to either freshwater or saltwater environments. If Corphish is a freshwater crayfish, it should not evolve into a salt-water lobster. These and other Water-type Pokémon may be caught in either environment apparently – as long as there is a water body — sometime coastal, but then sometimes inland.

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I named one Corphish/Crawdaunt the name “Crawdaddy” which is another name for fereshwater crayfish. Crawdaddy was also the name of the 1970s counter-culture magazine, which featured articles on rock music and popular culture. If you love classic rock, you should see if your library has old copies of Crawdaddy.

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The magazine was a lot like “RollingStone”, at least before RollingStone magazine became musically irrelevant and unreadable by the 1990s, … but I digress once again. Kids, it is OK to NOT CARE a lobster shit what RollingStone says. It sucks — but not like in the way you eat a crawdad.

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I think that she is the best singer in AKB48, and probably the least “shellfish”.

These photos of Iwasa Misaki (oh … Wasamin … my oshimen … Denny faints … THUD) were taken for her participation in the most recent AKB48 “Janken” tournament. Participants in the tournament always dress in costume. Wasamin came to the event dressed as some type of crustacean. I think she might actually be a shrimp however, not a crayfish. I don’t care – she could be a krill, it is close enough to crawfish for me.  People put butter all over their crayfish and then suck out all the wonderful juice … er .. not that I would ever do that to Wasamin …and I am obviously meandering again.

Some people like to suck the head — the New Orleans method:

I have use the name “Scampi”, after the shrimp dish, but arguably that might be better for the shrimp-like Pokémon Clauncher.

I have also used the name “Prawn Star” because shrimp are prawns, and it sounds like “Porn Star” and Crawdaunt has a yellow star on its head for some reason … or is that just a star-shaped tab of butter?

Other names:

“Pinchy” after the Simpsons episode where Homer adopts a lobster.

“Robert Cray” after the blues guitarist.

“CrayBoy” as word play on the men’s magazine that … um … er … never mind.

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“Cray Lola” for a female, word play based on the name for the famous crayon maker.

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Of course you can think of other names which have to do with eating southern cooked crawfish. Such names as “Cajun”, “Louisiana”, “Gumbo” , “Jambalaya”,  “Cayenne” “Red Bayou, etc. come to mind.

What is the name for your suckable crustacean? Please comment!

References: As always, I get a lot of my basic information from the Bulbapedia and Serebii websites. The rest of it is always just a hazy memory of pale ale and cheesecake.

Starlight: Have not smoked a crawdad since 1979.

KIMONOS ON MONDAY: I could not have a more wonderful daughter than Sakura-tan.

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I think that Sakura Miyawaki is the “bestest” daughter than anyone could ever wish for.

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This charismatic young Idol has grown to be a multi-talented young lady. Sometimes when she is on stage and does a typical Sakura-pose with a goofy face, I have to wonder if she is really TRYING to be that cute, or is that just the way she is.

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Sakura-tan is cute AND wholesome.  I do get a little protective of her sometimes. I know she is popular with all the boys in high school. These magazine covers and photo shoots she does – well, it can make a Dad worry.

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Sakura has a good head on her shoulders, though. She apparently can handle the sudden rise to fame. I taught the little lady how to use a firearm … just in case.

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I hope you enjoyed this Sakura-Slide-Show.  What is your favorite Sakura moment?

Reality Check: Actually, Sakura’s parents were against her becoming an idol at first. They must have been so worried for her. It was Sakura’s GRANDMOTHER Emiko who encouraged her.

Please see this link for some great English-subbed Sakura history. The images video of her acting in school plays as a little girl are precious and priceless!

http://ukn48.com/ukn48-150603-miyawaki-sakura-musume-wa-idol/

Starlight: My heart is as warm as a thousand Suns after watching that.

See more Miyawaki-san on my Pinterest board for her linked here.

Can you get hepatitis from sharing Keith Richards’ mp3s?

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I will indeed admit it when I am wrong. I watched the new Keith Richards documentary “Under The Influence” on Netflix streaming a few weeks ago. I went in with very low expectations, and I expected it to be crap. WOW, WAS I EVER WRONG!!!

I LOVED it. I was a Rolling Stones fan in the 1970s like all my friends were, but I was never super crazy about them. I was more of a Zeppelin/Who fan. Although I was a 70s rocker, I don’t get into it anymore … now that I have turned my life over to the Idols. So, I thought I was going to have a laugh-fest making fun of an out-of-touch, burned out, rich, arrogant old wanker.

Now I am feeling guilty about that. Mr. Richards showed himself to be a great artist worthy of my (and your) respect. He has aged, but that has only added to his deep, historic perspectives on rock-and-roll music. The documentary is a treat for an amateur music historian (that’s me). Mr. Richards is a MASTER of music history.  The documentary shows his love and respect for the roots-music of American Rock-and-Roll, Blues, Country, Rockabilly and Folk.

He plays several examples, and as he does it, he does so with loving affection to the genres.  He is warm, charming, smart, very genuine and funny. I loved all the stories of the early Rolling Stones tours in the US during the 1960s. He got to meet and play with many of his blues heroes such as Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry Bo Diddley and many others. Mr. Richards describes the great influence these musicians had on him. There was a time in the 1960s when the Stones described themselves as “Rhythm and Blues” band. There are many great moments when he pays his respects to the landscapes of American culture. I also liked what he had to say about topics like English folk music being an influence on early American Blues and Rock-and-Roll — as well as Country.

Thus “Under The Influence” is surprisingly … less about DRUG influence and more about MUSICAL influences.

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When Keith Richards plays or talks about American jazz, blues and folk, he does so with great LOVE. I respected that.

Other musicians such as Tom Waits and Paul Williams also are interviewed, and they discuss their admiration for Mr. Richard’s accomplishments. He still plays with a band. He can still play that guitar. There is a reason why he is a rock god. His voice is a little aged, but he can still do it. He can still play, he can still write, and he can still experiment.

I mean musically. Of course the subject of his drug and alcohol use come up when other musicians recount a number of stories. Basically, Keith drank and smoked everyone (and everything) under the table.

He even discusses that at one point. He admits that many fans and non-fans have the image of him as drug addled. Of course that subject needs to be discussed: Mr. Richards has proven that he is a SURVIVOR. True he pretty much merged his body with drugs and alcohol. He also chain-smokes during the entire documentary.

You see, drugs did not KILL Keith Richards. He made it through the 60s, 70s, etc. without dying, and that is an accomplishment in itself. I did notice that they did not mention his hard needle-drugs period. I guess that is understandable. It is one thing to portray the rock legend as a party animal – that is cool. But to show his heroin and needle-sharing period would have been in bad taste.

No, drugs did not kill him, drugs MUMMIFIED him. Mr. Richards is VERY WELL PRESERVED, THANK YOU. To that end I have made a little slide show which shows Mr. Richards as well as several real mummies:

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Can you spot the ones which are mummies, and those that are Keith? 

I am left with this music history question however: Could he have even been a better musician/composer had he not done drugs? What could he have done with his musical life if he had not been stoned much of the time?

Mr. Keith Richards, I SALUTE YOU SIR! Denny highly recommends this gem of a music documentary.

Starlight: I am old enough to remember Rolling Stones singles on my AM transistor radio.

Pokémon Nicknames: Inkay and Malamar

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I bet you thought I was going to show an image of squid tentacles going in to all kinds of interesting places, didn’t you?

Inkay (in Japanese: マーイーカ Maaiika” ) is a Dark and Psychic dual-type Pokémon. Inkay evolves into Malamar (in Japanese: カラマネロ  “Calamanero”  starting at level 30 – while your #DS is being held upside down!!!

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Squirting ink would just be a bonus.

Malamar remains a DarkPsychic dual type after evolution. There is not a Mega-evolution  yet, but I wonder how this squid could not be at least part Water-type.

I thought that “Mary Kay” would be good for a female Inkay.  Mary-Kay after the famous makeup sales-force.

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[typing:]  You like Inkay too? … well, L-O-L  !

I called a male Inkay “Dinkay Doo” after the famous Jimmy Durante song “Inka Dinka Doo”.

I have also used the names “Blotter” as in an ink blotter, which may deviate to “Blotto” but perhaps that suits Malamar more so than Inkay. My favorite name for Inkay is “Rorschach”, after the famous ink-blot test psychologists use. 

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What happened when I went to the psychiatrist? She said she was going to give me the “Rorschach test”, then made me look at all these ink-blot drawings of vaginasInka Dinka Doo alright.

Um ... a vagina? ... a vagina, next one ... a vagina ... vagina, another vagina ...

Um … what do I see … um …a vagina? … a vagina … next one? … a vagina … vagina, um … another vagina …

Malamar looks pretty serious. Otherwise, I think that I might name him “Mallowmar” after the cookie, marshmallow and chocolate treats.  You could name him “Beethoven” as his hair-tentacles make him look like the famous composer. I like the name “Eight Quid” as Malamar has eight tenacles on his head, and the British monetary unit rhymes with “squid”.

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Squid-pro-quo, Clarice … Squid-pro-quo!

“SquidProQuo” may be a fun name, as any other Squid-type names you could make. “Squid Kid”, “Billy D Squid” for an Inkay, for example. “India Ink” or “India Inc.” may be fun. Generally, they don’t eat a lot of squid in India however. “Inkwell” as in a reservoir of ink.  Inks and quill pens got me thinking that “John Hancock” might be a clever name, as the American founding father proudly signed his name on the Declaration of Independence with large inky letters.

'I meant to warn you not to ask him for his John Hancock.'

I know that this is an Octopus, not a Squid, but I could not afford an original cartoon.

Please do not name him Squidward after the SpongeBob character. Rather, name it “Ed Squid” or some variant if you have to.

Oddly the sarcastic “Name Rater” web page has not yet posted a name for Inkay or Malamar!

Starlight: “Thank you for that trip down memory lane” — Steve Allen.

References: As always, I get a lot of my basic information from the Bulbapedia and Serebii websites. The rest of it is always a drunken blur.

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