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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.
Manga Museum takes about 30 minutes. Fucking Atom bastards don't get me started about Manga Museum
Really? I actually haven't been...thanks for the heads up!
you looked at the demographics lately? what do you think the population is going to look like in 20 years?
that would be cool.
On a whim I looked up someone I went to school with to find out that she passed on a couple of years ago. Then it hit me: she was 40. I don't remember recognizing this at 30, but at forty, I now have friends who died, friends who buried their parents, and friends who buried (one of) their children. And it occurred to me, those numbers are just going to get higher from here.
this is sad, and scary. but it is part if life.
Yep, just be thankful you are not on the list yet.
Hang on don't want to give you a bum steer, I am talking about the Tezuka Osamu museum, it is basically just a gift shop. if there is another Manga museum in Kyoto I don't know anything about it. At the Tezuka Osamu place they had this life sized model of Atom (Astroboy) he was in a capsule that had a counter. The counter had for years been clicking down the days until the day of Atom's birth (from the original manga). They were planing some big event to celebrate the day and Atom was supposed to rise up out of the capsule as if coming to life. The day was only about six months from when I was there so I made a plan to go back. When I went back there was nothing happening so I asked what was up and they told me that they "did it yesterday because it was a weekend"
The Studio Ghibli museum in Mitaka (Tokyo) is supposed to be awsome especially for kids but I've never been (Why not Fang it's not far from your apartment?) .
I am also getting older so from my perspective nothing is changing
But seriously the greying of Japan is something that is leading to stagnation not change. Generally it is young people who drive change but in Japan there are fewer of them and they are caught in a general malaise.
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I had this boss who was in his 60's and his favorite thing to do was read the obituaries at lunch time and see what funeral he was going to go to and who's kid was arrested for drugs, or DWI's in the police blotter.
I absolutely love reading the obituaries.
I read them when I visit my parents in my hometown. Police blotter too. See which one of my old sk8boarding buddies are still getting busted for smoking pot behind the 7-11
I hung out with my old friend and his family who was a Div-1 starting QB in high school (and a TE in Div-2A college) last month... his kids were playing a little pick up soccer and I joined in... I asked if he was going to join and he was about to trot onto the field, but his wife warned him about his gout... and that they didn't bring his cane if he needs it after.
we're both about to turn 33.... we laughed it off... but in reality it was a solemn scene...
I ran 3 miles after - right before the dinner his wife cooked - to rub it in...
he's still thin and handsome though...so alls good.
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