Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Interesting Search Words #3


                                            Interesting Search Words #3

                       Search words what gotz some folks to my blog last week:

1. kyon is dead - Only if he doesn't follow the dictates of the supreme Goddess Suzumiya. But then we'd all be croaked.

BIG SISTER IS WATCHING YOU


2. hentai all the way - Isn't that what it's about? I wish it would just go away.

3. end of evangelion what the h--l happened - This is how the world ends. Not with a bang or a whimper ..... but with a screaming whine.




4. legend of koizume the pope - Another reason why I became a Protestant.

5. pope tee - Maybe the Aardvark should look into this.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Goodbye Kim Jong il

Photo taken of Kim Jong Il a few days before his demise. A wooden actor if there ever was one.

      Good bye to a fellow movie buff. About the only good thing I can say about him.

      God help & bless the PEOPLE of Korea, north & south. They're going to need it.

What the gang at the Classic Horror Film Board are saying about it here.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Interesting Search Words #2


                                            Interesting Search Words #2

      Here're a buncha search words from last week that led folks to this humble blog. Enjoy.

1.   yomi afterlife - No! She can't be ..... dead. Not my favorite "uptight" anime character! I'll bet that Tomo did her in. That or an eating disorder. Seems death is a "regular" with the Azumanga Daioh kids.

      Here's a link to the story of Chiyo-chans' demise.

2.   hentai game you are a male warrior & have female followers - So ..... are you fighting ..... or doing something else?

3.   needless hentai - Yes ..... it certainly is. (I take it this refers to the Needless anime.)

4.   charlie brown lucy little known facts - Get the low down on comicdoms' most controversial couple

5.   jiggly tush knock off pokemon - I wish he would. We can only hope. (Jiggly Tush was a satirical   
Pokemon character knock off from Cracked Magazine. Complete with trading cards! The place I worked at the time dealt heavily in Pokemon merchandise. I had thoughts of slipping some of the Cracked ones in the packs. Shoulda' done it.)

6.   boy eaten by vulture - A lot of "strange" leads to The Vulture article.

7.   evangelion head against wall gif - Evangelion has a lot of folks bangin' their heads against the wall.

8.   azumanga daioh in real life - I think he was looking for this:


Live action Azumanga Daioh roving band of hooligans. L-R Koyomi "Yomi"
Mizuhara, Ayumu "Osaka" Kasuga, Kaorin, Chiyo-chan Mihama, Sakaki,
Kagura, & Tomo Takino.

9.   dan green hentai - Who is Dan Green & do you really want to seem him in porn? Funny thing, my Dad actually had a friend by that name.

10.  suicidal teen anime boys - Aren't they all?

11.  dead or alive hentai - Depends on how much you're into it I guess.

12.  hentai murder - Is it porn? A mystery? Holmes & Watson investigate. A storm rages outside. The bridge is out. The phone is dead. And the killer is .....

      "Yeah. N' I'da gotten away with it too if it warn't fer them there dang kids n' that snoopy dawg a' theirs!"

      Has anyone seen Daphne & Fred?

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

1984: Come & Not Gone


                                                1984: Come & Not Gone

                                                                     by

                                                                        Jay Agan

     A few years back I was fired from my cashiering job at a midwest based wannabe Wal-Mart (Not Wal-Mart itself. I actually shop there.). I made the "mistake" of saying politically incorrect things  to a couple of  what I suspect to be "secret shoppers". You know, spies the company hires to measure employee performance. The male part of the couple enthusiastically engaged me in the conversation leading to my dismissal.

     During my time of unemployment, I finally got down to reading Eric Blair/George Orwells' 1984. A darn good read it is too. Especially the parts about how the STATE uses spies, amateur or otherwise. Through observation in various places of employment, I've come to the conclusion that there is little difference between socialism & capitalism (Not free enterprise. I make a distinction. A subject for another article in two or three weeks. Socialism is a business pretending to be a government. Capitalism is a government pretending to be a business.).

     Recently I've been availing myself of Amazons' used movie options & have saved myself some dough in aquiring flicks. A recent purchase was the 1956 version of  1984 with Edmond O'Brien as Winston Smith.


     The film itself is every bit as good as the book. Aside from a few minor changes & a different though just as creepy ending, it is quite faithful to the story.

     Winston Smith (O'Brien) is not happy with the way things are in Oceania. Though a trusted/priviledged member of the "Outer Party", he resents the rigidity of the oppressive society he's in & the constant surveillance. He buys an unused diary to record his thoughts. He finds he's being pursued by a kindred spirit, Julia (Jan Sterling) & takes up a relationship with her (Love of anyone/thing other than the STATE & "Big Brother" is forbidden.). All the while the lovers are being watched, manipulated, then railroaded into arrest, incarceration, & "reeducation". As it's a question of not if but when one cracks, the two end up "betraying" one another. The film ends with a mind altered Winston worshipping "Big Brother" with unbridled enthusiasm.

Cover art for the DVDR I bought through Amazon.

     I bought this disc under the impression I was getting a superior product. It isn't. It turns out to be a DVDR copy from a VHS tape (Tracking "marks" can be seen at the bottom of the screen in some places.).The print the film was originally taped from is evidently worn somewhat. The Amazon blurb said "digitally remastered" & no doubt it is as every scratch, burn, whistle, hiss, snap, crackle, & poop is there in crystal clarity.

     There's no menu. Pop the disc in & it plays immediately. The "old time radio show" mentioned on the case cover is nowhere to be found. The case cover itself has no company name or logo so I have no idea who puts this out.

     As I couldn't find this film under other labels & it being still quite watchable, I decided to keep it. As I paid only a few bucks for it, "resentment" is minimal.

     Oh yes. It's been 1984 a long time now.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

TCM Remembers 2011


                                               TCM Remembers 2011
    
     Life is a series of goodbyes. Goodbye to childhood, youth, middle age, graduation, family, friends, retirement, THE  END.

     Then there's that big HELLO. 1 Corinthians 13:12.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Search Words of Interest # 1




                                            Interesting Search Words #1
     

      Hopefully this will be at least a bi-weekly "column". It will consist of the more interesting search words net surfers have used leading them to this blog. Here's a few from last week.

1. how does Lucys' dress look in Charlie Brown - I assume the searcher meant "look on" Charlie Brown. Judging by Charles Shulzs' "simple" art style, I imagine Charlie would look pretty much like Lucy but without the hair. I also imagine this particular net surfer to be a little on the "strange" side.

2. azumanga daioh osaka shocked - Fans of Azumanga Daioh are pretty much aware that the Osaka character looks rather "shocked" just about all the time.

"What 't heck you starin' at!?" Ayumu "Osaka" Kasuga


3. osaka drag show - I assume this to be another Azumanga search. Or maybe it's in reference to an Initial-D spinoff? Or ..... an all male revue in southern Japan?

4. sandy fantasy porn actress - I have no idea how this could have led someone to this blog. Well I do mention hentai on this blog but not in favorable terms.

That's it for now. There'll probably be some more next week.

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Hey Haruhi Suzumiya Fans! Check These Out!


Suddenly ..... Haruhis! Lots of 'em!
Oh for the love of .....! As if one wasn't enough!

                                Hey Haruhi Suzumiya Fans! Check These Out!

      Was stooging around YouTube when I stumbled across THIS. This "parody sub" uses the ENOZ "concert" scene from episode 12, "Live Alive" from The Melancholy of  Haruhi Suzumiya. It took me awhile to figure out what was going on, & when I did, I actually hurt my guts I was laughing so hard! The "matching" of Japanese "word sounds" to actual English words came out absolutely hilarious! Nonsensical phrases having nothing at all to do with one another ........... crazy! I wonder if there are other "parody subs" out there. CORN SALAD!

      Try The Freakingness of Haruhi Suzumiya 1 here. "Old timers" will recognize the "voice" & get a kick out of the segment at about 3:44. It never occured to me that would be the perfect laugh for Tsuruya.

      The Freakingness of Haruhi Sumiya 2 here, is also a hoot 'n a half.

      Warning: Strong language in some segments. Have the kiddies leave the room.

      Yes. Itsuke still likes trains.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Look Back - Reflect - Remember

USS Arizona Monument Pearl Harbor

                                 Look back, reflect, & for some, remember.

Now How Does That Song Go?

Say it LOUD! I'm Literate & PROUD!

                                          Now How Does That Song Go?

                                                                by

                                                                    Jay Agan

      Back in the ancient age of analog, I spent four wonderful (NOT!) years in New Jersey getting an ejmakashun & work experience. Finding pickings a might slim after moving back to Ohio, I found some work through temp agencies.

      As my "chosen field" was office related, I was sent out a few times to, get this, straighten out files. As in alphabetical order. Seems a lot of folks don't know their ABCs.

      To this day I'm still taken aback over the general ignorance/stupidity of people. I have recently viewed an episode of Repo Games, wherein knuckle draggers get a chance not to have their cars towed by answering a few trivia questions. While the "contestants" struggled with the answers, I got most of them right almost instantly (Those cars are rightfully mine!). What I had seen has not given me hope for humanity.

Another kind of ABC.
     
      Back to the alphabet (alpha-beta). How SO many members of the general public can have so much difficulty getting files in order is WAY beyond me. If you can count, "sing that song" & think at least semi-logically, you shouldn't have much trouble getting files sorted. Maybe that "semi-logical" part has them all confused. While chrysanthemum falls somewhere between A & Z, it shouldn't be all that much harder to figure that right comes between reel & ring.

      A notable exception to alphabetising is the word sympathy. While it is rarely found in the real world it can be readily found in the dictionary. Between s-word & suicide!

      Now how does that song go? Oh yeah .....

      ABCDEFG
      How I wonder what you are
      QRSTUV
      Like a diamond in the sky .....

      Uh ..... wait a sec ..... OK, now I gotz it .....

      Twinkle, twinkle, little star
      HIJKLMNOP
      Up above the world so high
      WXYZ
      Now I know my ..... huh?

      Darn! Maybe I'm gettin' old .....

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Another alphabet souphead here.

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Neon Genesis Evangelion: All's Not Right At NERV



The John Birch Society told me all I needed to know about this bunch.


Neon Genesis Evangelion: All's Not Right At NERV

 by

 C V Ford


TOP SECRET

EYES ONLY

THE WHITE HOUSE

WASHINGTON D.C.

September 24, 20--

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

Sir;

As per our recent conversation on this matter, you are hereby authorised to proceed with all due speed & caution upon this undertaking. Hereafter this matter shall be referred to only as Operation Majestic Thirteen. The mission of NERV e-mail intercepts from Tokyo 3 shall continue to be executed out of  the monitoring facilities at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona.

It continues to be my feeling that any future considerations relative to the ultimate disposition of this situation should soley rest with the office of the President following appropriate discussions with yourself, related top rank technical personnel, & the director of INSCOM.

signed,

President ------ - -----

Attached is text of  recent intercepted e-mail showing all may not be right at Tokyo 3, NERV main facility:


Dear (?) Dad,

I hate you. I hate you a lot. I hate you so much that ..... I REALLY just hate you.

First Mom croaks on me (Or so you say. I'll bet you snuffed her!). Then you send me away to live with one of my creepy teachers.

Now that you hauled me back, I'm getting the krap beat out of me every other week by giant weirdos from outer space. On alternate weeks I'm getting the krap beat out of me by a redheaded Hitler madchen who hates me more than I do you (I swear, I'm gonna strangle that kid!). To top it off I'm being babysat by an alcoholic stone fox I can't lay a hand on!

And what's up with that KREEEEEPY Ayanami chick? Geez! She looks a lot like Mom! Brrrrrrrrr!

Come to think of it, so does that Kaworu guy!

And you tell me to stop whining?! No way! I got every right to whine & then some!

Nobody likes me!
Everybody hates me!
I'm going out back & eat worms!

Your loving son (NOT!),

Shinji


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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Boyfriends' Third Degree

Low cost life insurance. Great for home defense & other social situations.
Hey. Sometimes an ax handle just won't do.


                                                Boyfriends' Third Degree

                                                                  by

                                                                      Jay Agan

      Entrepreneur, military man, cold warrior, professional, movie buff. Insurance adjuster by profession (Shooting instructor/range officer on the weekend.) he set me straight on an urban legend. He was also a family man.

      Most fathers of girls have gone through the "man to man" with any new boyfriends the kids' brought home to meet the folks. Some have done the third degree in the living room or kitchen. Others (As he has.) conducted it in the basement/garage workshop.

      His was a little different. During the "procedure" he would show off only one of his "power tools".

      The Rossi "coach gun" (Of the type known as the "Lupera" or "Wolf Killer".) is an intimidating thing. Side by side 20" double barrel 12 guage with external hammers. While talking "with" the young suiter, he'd take it out & clean it ..... wether it needed it or not. With the heady scent of Hoppes #9 permeating the air, the conversation was paced by the in & out of the cleaning rod & would go something like this:

      "So ..... (swish, swish) ..... What's your name ..... (swish, swish)?

      "-------- -------"

      "Where'd you meet my daughter ..... (swish, swish) .....?

      "------- ------- ------- ...... (sweat, sweat)."

      "Where ..... (swish, swish) ..... are you taking her tonight ..... (swish, swish) .....?

      "------ ----- ----- (shiver, whine) ..... "

      "Who ..... (swish, swish) ..... are your parents ..... ?

      "----- ----- ----- ----- (shake, quake) ....."

      "What ..... (swish, swish) ..... do they do for a living .....?"

      "----- ----- ----- ----- ----- (snivel, whimper) -----"

      "You ..... (swish, swish) ..... working?"

      And so it went until .....

      "Have her ..... (Looking through the barrels.) ..... home by eleven."

      As they'd leave, he'd tell his little girl, "be good or be careful."

      Meaning, YOU'D BETTER BE GOOD!

      I understand some Italian fathers have a variation that goes something likes this:

      "I donna know wotta is a' you doin', but Iva  pretty good a' idea. Youse cuts it out! Capiche?"

      "Oh daddy!"

      The latest this fellows' daughter ever got home was 10:45.

      "Why are you driving so fast!? You almost ran a light!"

      "If I don't get you home in time, your dad's gonna SHOOT me!"

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Godzilla/Gojira: I Hate That Creature

Japan is anything but third world. Still thought this was funny.

                                      Godzilla/Gojira: I Hate That Creature

                                                                  by

                                                                      Jay Agan

      Don't get me wrong. I actually love the movie itself. I have the Criterion restoration on pre-order & can't wait for late January to roll around.

      It's that big green bastard I despise.

      Yes, I know. He's supposed to be an allegory/symbol of the arms race, war, consequences of mans' tampering, etc. He later became an enduring figure in later films & the franchise has become quite an institution over the years. As I'm not a huge fan of most of these giant rubber monster flicks I only have the first two (Godzilla/Gojira, Godzilla Raids Again.) & this is how they "speak" to me.

      It's coming.

      Enormous, ponderous, invincible, inevitable.

      Intellectually, you know it's not after you personally. There's no way it could possibly have any knowledge of you & if it did it could probably care less. Mostly raw instinct, it has hardly any self awareness of its own let alone of you. Yet .....

      On a gut level, you know it's after YOU.

      Seeking to utterly destroy YOU.

      Not just to kill you, merely to end your life .....

      But to totally obliterate you. Without a trace.

      Make it as if you had never been.

      Why?

      No reason. It can. That's all.

      Maybe it's the scene where the mother comforts her child about seeing daddy soon as the creature advances. Perhaps the hospital sequences. Or maybe the young women singing the "prayer for peace" (These always choke me up.).

      All I know is I want that oversized crocklegator DEAD! The carcass could supply Japans' luggage needs for a century. I only wish Serizawas' oxygen destroyer to be a little slower acting & more excrutiating. Make that thing scream like a woman & go out like a girl.

      I can't wait for January.

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Addendum: Why can't they get NERV to do something about this problem? Mmmmmm ..... better not. Shinji's too wimpy. Asuka might want to date it. And Rei shares too much in common. Best leave it alone.

Oh yeah! Happy Thanksgiving y'all!

A couple of real Godzilla fans here & here.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Doujin Work: Evil Never Looked So Clean



                                    Doujin Work: Evil Never Looked So Clean

                                                                  by

                                                                      Jay Agan

      Never before, have I seen, such a fun, happy, & CLEAN intro to depravity. Unlike Comic Party, & Comic Party Revolution, the viewer is actually told of what some manga/doujin sub genres are about: Porn/hentai. While the other two only hinted, Doujin Work out & out says it ..... without showing much of anything prurient. I must admit, that certainly takes some skill.

      It's the story of Najimi Osana, who finds out from her doujin artist/author friend Tsuyuri, there's money to be made in comic book porn. The running joke being she's a wide eyed "babe in the woods" making for some humorous situations as she immerses herself in the world of smut.

      What crosses the line for me is the relationship between Justice, another artist/author friend of Najimis', and his more than obviously underaged "companion" Sora Kitano. Though nothing is shown in the anime, it's plain that this is more than inappropriate. I understand the manga this show is derived from to be more explicit about it.

      Too bad. the anime is actually quite funny in places. I even liked that peppy closing number. Seeing as what this show is about, I can't recommend it. In spite of how CLEAN it is in regard to the subject matter, it's definitely not for the kiddies ..... or some adults for that matter.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Komm Susser Tod/Come Sweet Death, Complete Lyrics



Komm Susser Todd/Come Sweet Death

I know, I know I've let you down
I've been a fool to myself
I thought that I could
live for no one else
But now, through all the hurt and pain
Its time for me to respect
the ones you love
mean more than anything

So with sadness in my heart
I feel the best thing I could do
is end it all
and leave forever
what's done is done, it feels so bad
what once was happy now is sad
I'll never love again
my world is ending

I wish that I could turn back time
cos now the guilt is all mine
can't live without the trust from those you love
I know we can't forget the past
you can't forget love and pride
because of that its killin me inside

It all returns to nothing, it all comes                         Up up up aaaaaaaaaaah
tumbling down, tumbling down,                                tumbling down, tumbling down,
tumbling down                                                        tumbling down
it all returns to nothing, I just keep                           Up up up aaaaaaaaaaah
letting me down, letting me down,                            letting me down, letting me down,
letting me down                                                      letting me down

In my heart of hearts,
I know that I could never love again
I've lost everything
everything
everything that matters to me,
matters in this world

I wish that I could turn back time
cos now the guilt is all mine
cant live without the trust from those you love
I know we can't forget the past                               aaaaaaaaaaah
you can't forget love and pride                                aaaaaaaaaaah
because of that, its killin me inside                          aaaaaaaaaaah oooooooooooo

It all returns to nothing, it just keeps                       Up up up aaaaaaaaaaah
tumbling down, tumbling down,                               tumbling down, tumbling down,
tumbling down                                                       tumbling down
it all returns to nothing, I just keep                          Up up up aaaaaaaaaaah
letting me down, letting me down,                           letting me down, letting me down,
letting me down                                                     letting me down
(repeat)

                                                                            Up up up aaaaaaaaaaah
                                                                             tumbling down, tumbling down,
                                                                             tumbling down
                                                                            Up up up aaaaaaaaaaah
                                                                             letting me down, letting me down,
                                                                             letting me down
                                                                            (repeat)

     What a wonderful song of praise this would make with a few word changes/rearrangements. As it is, it's a "fun happy" call to suicide as heard in End of Evangelion. If you haven't seen this movie & you'd like your mind to be blown, then check this one out. To fully understand it though you'd have to see the 26 episode series that preceded it & that can be a drag. Evangelion Death & Rebirth may be a help, though inadequate. All the same ..... enjoy.

Album rendition here.

Dai Ji 3 SRW Alpha Version here.

End of Evangelion Third Impact segment. English sub here.

End of Evangelion Third Impact segment. English dub here.

End of Evangelion YouTube part 1 English here.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

2012 & Third Impact: This Time For Sure!


Pull the shade, draw the curtains .....

                                  2012 & Third Impact: This Time For Sure!

                                                                 by

                                                                     Jay Agan

      October 21 has come & gone & it looks as if Harold Camping is wrong again (He has since retired & now says no one can know the time .....). No rapture. No armageddon. No world destruction.

      And for us Evangelion fans, no Third Impact! As for me, good!

      But wait! There is 2012. When the Mayan calender ends. Even though there are no indications that something would happen there has been much speculation about ..... THE END (Roll credits.). It's all bullcrap but then again what a better time for Third Impact to happen.


      So, when the ball drops on New Years' & "Guy Lombardo" strikes up the band (Yeah, I know, the end is actually supposed to be on 12-12-12. You can't be too careful though.), be on the lookout for any hovering, blue haired, Japanese albino schoolgirls in the vicinity. Do whatever you can to avoid physical contact. Fight, run, hide, whatever. Just don't let her get close enough to touch you. You may not like what will happen if you do. That's my advice to you, take it or leave it.

      So there .....

      OK, so much for that. I can only hope somebody takes this warning to heart. I can only do so much to .....

      Awww ..... Nooo! Not you ..... AGAIN?!. It's not even Thanksgiving let alone New Years'. Why are you always picking on ME?! We've been through this ..... how many times already? Twice. Yeah, two times before & both times I've rejected Instrumentality & came back. The last time what was left of me dribbled under the front door & I rematerialized outside my apartment. BUTT NEKKID! Have you any idea how embarrassing that is? (Good thing the door was unlocked.) Come to think of it I don't think you would .....

      Look ..... kid. I don't want Instrumentality. Really, I don't. I don't wanna be one with the greater "whatever". I don't care to be joined to the collective conciousness of the oversoul. I'm not into that communal thing. I'm also not into that fetishy schoolgirl look you seem to effect ..... & .....

      Never you mind what I'm into! That's not the point! The point is I don't wanna go! I like it here. I like being here. And I like me just the way I am. It may be lonely & "painful" but that's the way it is. I can take it.

      Now I know I can't outrun you, so I'm just gonna step right here in this here bath tub (Plug's in? Good!) & pretend you're not here. I figure if I reject Instrumentality beforehand, I won't have to go through the krap of "transcendance" again.

      Let's see now ..... I'm in my happy place ..... I'm in my happy place ..... my happy place ..... happy place ..... happy place ..... happy ..... happy ..... happy ..... Aw darn it! ..... BLOOOOOSH!

      burble ..... burble .....

      LCL ..... Crisp & clean ..... no caffiene. Never had it. Never will!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I Wanna Be A Protestant!




      The following is not about how I came to Christ. It's about an "incident" that pretty much got me to thinking of "getting out" of Catholicism at an early age.

      For info on salvation & certainty in eternity click here (Have a bible handy.). Skip over the first half as it's a satiric look at Harold Camping, Hal Lindsey & other date setters combined with material from the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series.


                                             I Wanna Be A Protestant!

                                                               by

                                                                  Jay Agan

      Thanksgiving, 1967 & it's off to the grandparents in Elmira, NY. Alright! A solid week of TV shows/cartoons (This is how I really became cognizant of anime!) & scarey movies we couldn't catch in Ohio (Cable TV from New York City! For more on that click here & here.). One thing wrong. An aunt was getting married that week.

      Now what is it good Catholics have at a typical Catholic wedding? High Mass!

      Mass, or Catholic church services, entail a LOT tedious ritual including bell ringing, chanting, praying pre-set prayers aloud, "aerobics" (Kneel, sit, stand, beat your chest, sit, kneel, stand, genuflect, stand, kneel, sit, stand, kneel, cross yourself, sit, stand, kneel, etc.), and a long winded sermon all the kids & at least half  the adults didn't understand. Regular mass took at least more than an hour & high mass up to two. The spiritual effect on a thirteen year old? ZERO!

       This, coupled with a wedding, put most kids into a catatonic stupor. At least we got to unwind at the wedding reception.

Yes .... the resemblance is ..... uncanny.


       Next day, Thanksgiving. What do good Catholics do on Thanksgiving? Especially if they overslept from yesterdays' festivities thus missing the shorter services? High Mass!

       High Mass..... Twice ..... In as many days. Hhhhhhhnnnnnngh!

      A two day respite then Sunday. What do good Catholics do on Sunday? Especially if it took a while readying for the trip back home thus missing earlier services? High Mass ..... AGAIN!

      This was made doubly miserable by the fact we had an 8+ hour trip back to central Ohio plus a 90 minute + leg to military school for me.

      St. Aloysius Military Academy. Run by the Franciscan order of nuns. Though Vatican II was in effect, you couldn't tell if they knew it or not. V1 from before the word go. I was so looking forward to getting back there ..... NOT!

      It was soon after I resolved to become a Protestant. Whatever that was .....



                                      Article copyright © 11-8-2011 Jay Agan

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Ben-to: The KKK In Anime?

In my neck o' the woods I think there are more than eight "wearing" that.

                                           Ben-to: The KKK In Anime?

      Now I knew Japan had a small Nazi Party back in the 90s but I had no idea .....

      Was looking at a page at the O-new blog & about fell out of my chair when I saw this. Ben-To doesn't seem to be what I'd call my kind of anime. I'm sure KKK means something else in that show.

      Reminds me of a book I read long ago (Can't recall the title.) about the adventures of a spec-forces operative in Viet Nam. In one chapter an operation was being discussed & it was mentioned the KKK was going to be in on it.

      Newbie: "KKK? I thought this was Viet Nam, not Alabama!"

      Turns out it was the initials of a Khmere (Cambodian) paramilitary group running around in that area.

       Some things mean different things to other people.

Addendum: Oh, wait! Here's something interesting. Azumanga Power.

                   And something else. Azumanga March.

                   Hmmmm ..... I often wondered about those kids .....

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

20,000 Hits!

A demotivational combining the Azumanga Daioh "cast" & the Black Lagoon
art style. L-R foreground: Maya, Sakaki, Kagura, Aymu "Osaka" Kasuga,
Chiyo-chan Mihama, Mr. Tadakichi, Tomo Takino, Koyomi "Yomi" Mizuhara.
Back: Nyamo "Minamo" Kurasawa, Yukari Tanizaki. Further back: Kaorin,
Mr. Kimura, & "Chiyos' father"

                                                        20,000 Hits!
     
      This actually happened a couple thousand back. Just haven't gotten to "celebrating" til now.

      Really not much to say that hasn't been said at 10,000 hits. Of course, THANK YOU ONE & ALL! I mean it. I'm really flattered/gratified that so many from all over the world would take a gander at my simple (Simplistic?) little blog. Even if the majority are only here to "snatch" illustrations. Hopefully SOME of you are reading the articles that go with them.

      Which brings me to this: As a certain Azumanga Daioh picture & a couple anime style renditions of Charles Schulzs' Peanuts gang are popular (click here, & here.), I thought I'd post the ones you see here. Enjoy.


Again, some of the Peanuts gang as teens, anime style. Left: Sally Brown.
Top: Sally & Charlie Brown. Bottom: Sally Brown & Rerun van Pelt.

      Again ..... THANK YOU FOR "WATCHING".

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Spider Baby Lyrics: Screams n' Moans n' Bats n' Bones .....

"Ooooooo! I caught the Fed-Ex guy!" Jill Banner as the title character.
                               
                     
                      Spider Baby Lyrics: Screams n' Moans n' Bats n' Bones .....

                                   
                                    Screams and moans and bats and bones
                                    And teenage monsters in haunted homes
                                    The ghost on the stair, the vampires' bite
                                    Better beware, there's a full moon tonight

                                    Cannibal spiders creep and crawl
                                    And boys and ghouls having a ball
                                    Frankenstein, Dracula and even the Mummy
                                    Are sure to end up in somebodys' tummy

                                    Take a fresh rodent, some toadstools and weeds
                                    And add an old owl and the young one she breeds
                                    Mix in seven legs from an eight-legged beast
                                    And then you're all set for a cannibal feast

                                    Sit round the fire with this cup of brew
                                    A fiend and a werewolf on each side of you
                                    This cannibal orgy is strange to behold
                                    And the maddest story ever told


Happy Halloween one & all!

Music by Ronald Stein.

Lyrics by ?

"Sung" by Lon Chaney Jr.

Music/film credits here.

Full redition of "song" here.

Fantomas version here.

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Godzilla, Gamera, What the Heck Do I Know!?

Shoot! I might go see this one!

                               Godzilla, Gamera, What the Heck Do I Know!?

                                                                  by

                                                                     Jay Agan

      Or care. Actually I do ..... some.

      I'm not big on either of those franchises. After the ones made fifties-early sixties, those Japanese giant rubber monster flicks look pretty much the same to me. I have a few english dub, public domain Gamera copies in the Treeline/Millcreek 50 packs.

      So I'm manning a check-out at this mid-west would be Wal Mart (It paid the bills.). A customer comes through & plunks down this multi-movie DVD with three Gamera flicks on it. I make a comment or two about what fun little time wasters they are. She replies in kind & that she grew up on them. Then she makes a statement about both the Godzilla & Gamera franchises being made by the same studio.

      On my mentioning they were made by two different companies (Godzilla/Gojira, Toho. Gamera, Daiei.), She got rather indignant & redeclared her statement. AUDIBLY so.

      Woah!

      As it wasn't a point worth arguing (Or losing ones' job over.) I let it & her slide out the door.

           
      The drawback with working in a place with a pharmacy is you're the target for all sorts of the over/under medicated. Especially if the company shirt is Star Trek red.

      But then, what the heck did I know? I was just a check-out clerk. Part of the backdrop & wearing the uniform of whatever conspiracy the delusional/powerless imagine is keeping them down. Working with the public, you can't help but wonder if the whole world is one big laughing house.


And all this time I thought it was to Haruhi Suzumiya
or Rei Ayanami!
      
      Keep whatever thoughts you have about anything to yourself. Reading about your hobby, or even the credits on the screen could mark your as "different". Beware.

      Got a new hat today ..... Where's the tin foil?

Article copyright © 10-28-2011 Jay Agan

Links to a couple of real Japanese giant rubber monster fans here & here.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Would You buy a Used Eschatology From This Man?


Well ..... would you?
 
                          Would You buy a Used Eschatology From This Man?

                                                                 by

                                                                    Weatherly Hardy

       How can ANYONE listen seriously to Hal Lindsey anymore? The other night I turned on George Noory's Coast to Coast AM, and there was ol' Hal, rabbiting on about Bible End-Timey-Wimey prophecies, Gog and Magog, Armageddon, and totally ignoring that he has been reliably wrong for forty-plus years.

      His NYT Bestselling book (ALWAYS a good indicator of doctrinal correctness) The Late Great Planet Earth made a number of predictions, not the least of which involved the establishing of the nation of Israel in 1948 being the "budding of the fig tree" referred to by Jesus in Matthew:

"Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near — at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away." (NKJV) MATTHEW 24:32       This appears in Mark and Luke as well. A Biblical generation is generally understood to be 40 years, The idea became popularized that Jesus would therefore return within 40 years of the re-establishing of Israel (or at least Rapture the church), in other words, by 1988. Come Jan 1, 1989, this was proven to be incorrect.

      1948-1988......no RAPTURE. This alone is enough to establish Hal Lindsey as a false prophet, but there has been no word of repentance to date from Mr. Lindsey. Rather there have been several books from him updating his ideas.

      No repentance for false prophecies, no rapture, no shamefaced shutting his prophetic pie-hole.

      Why do we have an entire Christian culture addicted to this prophetic foofery? I came to Christ during the LGPE wave. I read the Bible, and listened to mature Christian teachers, and got over it.

      Why can't people figure out that language and grammar don't get all gooey just because you are reading the Bible? "This generation" means "THIS generation", the generation to whom Jesus was speaking. The Gospel according to the New York Times is another gospel.

      I have neither the time nor the inclination to examine all of a four-decades-old book. Read the Bible. Hear it.

This article originally posted on Aardvarks Plumbline.

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