Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Japanese innovation...

May I present to you, the air conditioned necktie -- for those godawful summer days in Japan that are so sweltering only mad dogs, Englishmen, and office workers venture out in the midday sun. It plugs into a USB port and gives you a generous leash to make your way around your cubicle. If salarymen said things like "righteous!" I suppose they would.

Also, this speaker technology makes me want to both rejoice and run far far away from any place populated with anything owning opposable thumbs and lacking human courtesy (read: the Bay Area).

And speaking of Japan, who knew that Japanese turntablist DJ Krush -- co-creator of one of my favorite instrumental albums while in college, Ki-Oku -- is both a grandpa and an ex-Yakuza?



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