October 29th, 2009

3-D Animated Views of Old Japan

I have seen a lot of the old 3-D (stereoview) photos of Japan taken by T. Enami (1859-1929) before on Flickr, but Pink Tentacle just posted a bunch of them that were made into animated GIF’s – really bringing the images to life!  The following are a sampling from the collection amassed and posted on Flickr by Okinawa Soba (who has an incredible collection).

You can follow the links under each animated GIF for background information.

[Sumo wrestlers]

[Meeting at gate]

[Buddhist priest in full dress]

[Buddhist ornament dealer]

[Clam diggers having lunch]

[Geisha in a tearoom]

Found by way of Pink Tentacle (click on link to see more photos).

October 27th, 2009


Over the years I have received a number of peculiar submissions about website lording…

Shiseido’s Elixir product page from 2004:

BoA is a J-Pop group from the Avex label:

Unfortunately these have all been corrected since, so it is good to archive here. Please let me know if you find any other ‘Lording’ sites.

Screenshots courtesy of ‘Rogue’, Cristina Yamamoto and Yuna Kim.

October 26th, 2009

The Dark Knight – Bootleg DVD

Found in Peshawar, Pakistan, but probably of Chinese origin.

Photo courtesy of Lauritz Austensen.

October 22nd, 2009

House Bootleg DVD

Photo taken of a bootleg House DVD package (from China?):

Photo courtesy of Chinie Hidalgo Diaz.

October 21st, 2009

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October 20th, 2009

No peeing here buddy…

This photo was taken at a highway rest stop in Japan. Even though the rest stops have plenty of toilets, I guess they still have a problem with guys pissing in the bushes…

Photo courtesy of Casey Greely.

October 19th, 2009

This is just wong…

I received the following viral email just today:


If you can’t find the book you want

You’re probably shopping at the…

Email forwarded to me by Max Braudé.

October 14th, 2009

Try Boy’s Panty

Not quite Engrish, but kind of disturbing…

Photo courtesy of Chris Cota.
Found at Korean shop in the US (?).

October 13th, 2009

English Textbook from Korea – Shaq is Big and Happy!

I just received this photo of a hilarious entry in an English textbook from South Korea about Shaquille O’Neal. I wonder if Shaq ever approved this?

Shaquille O’Neal was born in 1972. His father was a soldier. So Shaquille moved house a lot. He was always a new kid in a new place. Shaquille’s new friends said to him, “Your name is very funny. And you’re too big!” Shaquille was not happy. He thought, “I don’t like my funny name. And why am I so big? I don’t like it.” He talked to his parents. They said to him, “Be happy. Big people can do many things.”
Now Shaquille is a basketball player. His name is very famous. And he’s happy now.

Photo courtesy of Lynn Markham.

October 9th, 2009

“I don’t care how good the food is…” – Part 5

Last in the series from the viral email “I don’t care how good the food is, I wont eat here!”.  Admittedly they aren’t all hilarious, but I wanted to share the email in its entirety.

This last pic is debatable. It has been going around since 1997, but I was told by more than one person that the sign was Photoshopped and that the original name was “Fu Kim” restaurant. It was often sent in it’s own viral email with the caption “How do they answer the phone?”.

I’ve always meant to put up more of these viral email photos up here on the blog – now I have two of them out of the way in the past two weeks.

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