Feel free to disregard this because the original source is The Daily Caller, but I guess eyeball licking is now a thing in Japan, and it’s resulted in an outbreak of pink eye.
Fans of the fetish become sexually aroused by licking their partner’s eyeballs or having their own eyeballs licked. Authorities first became aware that something was going on when kids began showing up at school wearing eye patches.
Please put this next to butt chugging, vodka tamponing, and eyeballing on the list of things maybe some kids do if they’re idiots, but most kids aren’t doing it, even if the media says they’re doing it, and this isn’t a widespread activity, even if the media says it is, and you don’t have to worry unless your kid is an idiot.
I’m not totally sure why this guy isn’t wearing a shirt, but this performance on what appears to be a Japanese talent show is amazing. Watch this.
After a Tweet last year from Aziz Ansari, GQ decided to send comedian Ansari, Momofuku empire chef David Chang, and LCD Soundsystemer James Murphy to Tokyo. This is their story. Whole thing is worth a read.
The meal demanded a nap. Then it was off to Bar High Five, owned by Hidetsugu Ueno, who has become the foremost ambassador of the Japanese cocktail movement. Stepping into the closet-sized space on the fourth floor of a building in Ginza, the ritzy shopping district, was like arriving on an advanced planet whose sole sacred text was a 1960s American bar manualâ€”like stepping at once back and forward in time. Ueno wore a magnificent pompadour and worked from strange bottles of the kind you see gathering dust under American barsâ€”sloe gin and blended whiskeys and odd liqueurs. His technique was astonishing: When he poured, it was in a thin stream from high above the golden wood bar, somehow perfectly filling each glass to just its meniscus point.
TOKYO SLO MODE is nice on a Sunday morning, especially because I love slow motion.
In a post about a Japanese food showcase at C.I.A., this nugget:
American water is apparently harder than Japanese water and has high mineral content, which chefs consider unusable. â€œItâ€™s unacceptable, particularly for the chefs from Kyoto,â€ said one Japanese conference staff member.
I wonder if this level of attention to detail among Japanese chefs is why Japan is now tied with France for number of Michelin 3-star restaurants. Both countries have 26.
Via Grub Street Boston
Waxy.org says these are awful, but I disagree. Ruby Soho and Basket Case are great and the 7 minute extended Smells Like Teen Spirit is plain magic. This is what a punk covers album by The Postal Service would sound like if The Postal Service wasn’t as good and (a less good) Ayumi Hamasaki was the singer instead of Jenny Lewis. It’s called Pun-Colle and it makes me dream.