How not to handle ticks

As you grow older in life you don’t get smarter, you really just collect a long list of things you have seen that come under the category “bad ideas”. This way you can avoid doing those things in the future and everyone thinks “gee whiz, that guy is well smart.”

One of the things I have listed in the “bad idea” category is keeping things that could kill me around. My house is free from vials of virus’ and poisonous animals.

See this? This is not in my house.

This could also be extended to lesser threats, but unfortunately some officials in Miyazaki decided that illustrating their point was a far more important than the general safety of everyone around them.
There had been some outbreaks of tick borne diseases in the area so during a press conference they decided the smartest thing they could do would be to bring one of the little buggers along with them to show the press just how dangerous these things are.

They brought one that was dead and one that was alive. When attempting to lift up the one that was alive with a pair of tweezers the wily tick absconded.

Just as hard as it looks.

This left the government officials and the press corp in the unpleasant situation of having to crawl around and look for the tick themselves.

Sadly, this bore no fruit as the tick remained elusive. After the conference was over the room was sprayed with insecticide.

All I know now is that if there is ever a press conference on airborne diseases, radioactive materials, or vampires, I will not be in attendance.

The dead tick remains in custody.

Nazism, Not Just For Americans

America might think it has the “pro-Nazi” demographic all tied up, but high profile Japanese people haven’t jumped that ship quite yet.

Thinks Nazis had a point.

Nazism being a relatively current trend in the western media people are really digging to find anything they can use to out people as Nazi lovers. Luckily a few years ago pro-nazi types didn’t really feel the need to hide their feelings. Dr. Katsuya Takasu is the founder of Takasu clinic (plastic surgery), which has one of the most annoying jingles in television history, especially since kids sing it all the time, but that isn’t what makes him a Nazi.

It was more the fact that he went on twitter and actually came right out and said how great the Nazi’s were by saying “how great Nazism was”. When called out he said he meant specifically the medical progress made under the Nazi regime. All that really ethical medical progress.

Deciding to double down he said “I think both the Nanjing and Auschwitz are fabrications.” saying our belief that these events occurred is the result of propaganda.

Former Prime Minister and current finance minister didn’t want to be left out of the game so he just came right out and said “Hitler, who killed millions of people, was no good even if his motive was right.” Strangely everyone seemed to misinterpret that statement as roundabout praise so a few days later Aso said he would like to retract that statement.

Then I said “I’m not being racist but…”

Thing is, retracting a statement might work if it was only once, but back in 2013 he said Japan should follow the Nazi’s example when amending the constitution. Specifically that Japan should change the current very pro-peace constitution quietly, in one night, without anyone realizing it, like the Nazi’s did.

He wanted to retract that statement as well. Expect Aso to boldly proclaim how much he loved Hitler’s style and murder, then want to walk back that statement a few days later. He just can’t figure out why people hate on Hitler so much.

Sexy video not coming down

A while ago Miyagi Prefecture posted a video to promote tourism in the area. That’s very normal, boring, government business. Then some lady politicians decided to say that the video was using Dan Mitsu as a sex object and maybe it wasn’t best way to promote wholesome tourism.

The governor of Miyagi said “Fuck that, I like my sexy video” or, more specifically “[The video] aims to maximize the appeal of the voluptuous Mitsu Dan, who shows Miyagi is cool even during the summer”.

The assembly women said that the sexist video wouldn’t encourage people to visit the area, but it has racked up more than 2.3 million views on youtube. Logically speaking Miyagi is now preparing for 2.3 million visitors this summer as the views clearly had nothing to do with the sexiness, or controversy involved that hit the media.

The governor stated that the video would be removed at a later date if more people complained about it. That later date probably being when the actual popularity of the video dies down so the governor can claim to be an altruistic servant of the people and yet still reap the benefits of sexy ladies in his videos for his prefecture.