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I Had Never Really Felt Any Need to Learn to Speak Japanese — Until Now

Posted on | April 1, 2012 | 19 Comments

Maetenloch at AOSHQ posted this video, and suddenly I had a reason — no, wait, make that two reasons — to take an interest:

In unrelated news from the Pacific Rim: You know that stereotype about Chinese being lousy drivers? Totally false.


19 Responses to “I Had Never Really Felt Any Need to Learn to Speak Japanese — Until Now”

  1. Jerry Wilson
    April 1st, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    Oh – was she talking?

  2. robertstacymccain
    April 1st, 2012 @ 10:22 pm

    Blogs: An Educational Opportunity.

  3. Proof
    April 1st, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

     She was talking trash!

  4. Ford Prefect
    April 1st, 2012 @ 10:47 pm

    I’m curious if there are similar videos of accidents in America.  Most of the crashes I see are morons who don’t signal and cut other drivers off while driving Atlanta freeways.  

    Nevertheless, those were some dang horrific accidents in that video.  Had to have been a fairly high death toll.

  5. Adobe_Walls
    April 1st, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

    She’s been performing this excellent public service for some time now.

  6. Adjoran
    April 1st, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

     At first I thought it was an old “skinny” vid of Tabby Hale, but she’s not as entertaining.

    The disturbing thing about the Chinese driving is the number who knock someone down or in the air and appear to just keep going.

  7. richard mcenroe
    April 2nd, 2012 @ 12:05 am

    Most of the Japanese I learned, I learned on the subway.

    What does “Yamete! Taskete!”  mean, anyway?

  8. Unemployed Male
    April 2nd, 2012 @ 12:19 am

    Now see, if Tabitha Hale looked anything like Ms. Minx suddenly her career status would make a WHOLE lot more sense to me.

    And not only would it make sense, but I’d be licking the dirt she walked on and writing poems about her divine awesomeness while cuddling my pillow at night and dreaming of her bountiful… assets.  Which I do with Miss Minx anyway.

  9. Ing
    April 2nd, 2012 @ 3:13 am

    haha! Sounds like Richard spent a little too much time jumping turnstiles or surfing on the tracks

  10. Bob Belvedere
    April 2nd, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    Somebody link the song – I can’t from where I am right now [and I’m always Right now].

  11. richard mcenroe
    April 2nd, 2012 @ 9:58 am

    Um… yeah… that’s it….

    That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  12. richard mcenroe
    April 2nd, 2012 @ 9:59 am

     But while I’m at it, what does “ichiban sukebe gaijin” mean?

  13. richard mcenroe
    April 2nd, 2012 @ 10:01 am
  14. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 2nd, 2012 @ 2:15 pm
  15. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 2nd, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

    You know what that song is about, don’t you?  

  16. richard mcenroe
    April 2nd, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

     A man’s deep and abiding love of raw fish in a society that has cast him out?

  17. JamieJeffords
    April 2nd, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

     Double your cultural awareness: Japan is full of tentacled monsters who have a thing for big-eyed white girls in sailor suits. 

  18. Dandapani
    April 2nd, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

    I love everything Japanese.  Worked on a joint project with NTT and spent two weeks in Tokyo working on a system installation.

  19. DavidD
    April 2nd, 2012 @ 10:50 pm

    She looks like she could be Elvira’s daughter–she has her, um, eyes….