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Big in Japan: Dschinghis Khan!

What do you get when you cross 1980s German disco hit, the Mongol Empire history and Japanese schoolgirls? You get this!



url. Watch it in better quality here!

Another example of culture jamming (remember Russian army Hip Hop?), it's a fine slice of "Kawaii-cute" sensibilities made by the group "Berryz Project" (channeling German group "Dschinghis Khan"). See even more pop-infused version here (superimposed with the original video)...



Can't get enough of "kawaii"? Try this C-Ute group, or check out Tokyo Clock with music and dancing (wait for it to load).

Today's pictures & links:

Up and Away

A construction worker climbs the steeple of the Bank of China Tower during completion of the building in 1990, Hong Kong.



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Thank God You're a Man

I get the left part, not quite sure I can decode the right part. I guess it's all about choices.


via

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Galaxies Merging

Much more glorious affair than the proposed merger of "GM" and "Chrysler"


(image credit: whatsnextnetwork)

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Most Unsettling Book Mutilation

We continue to receive tips to complement our recent Unusual Book Sculptures article. Although we hesitate to call it art, and wince to even look at it - here is a "Deep-Fried Book" project, by artists John LaFalce and Drew Matott...



Watch the video, too. (thanks, Catherine)

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He's Ready


(original unknown)

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Yakuza's Boss Tombstone

One of the leaders in Japanese mafia? or just a boss-workaholic, intending to spend eternity in (heavenly) meetings?


(original unknown)

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Mixed fresh links for today:

Heart Attack Grill!, more - [weird]
Fire and Smoke Formations of All Kinds - [wow nature]
World's First Volcano Renovation - [weird design]
Battlestar Galactica fantastic PC mod - [geek tech]
The history of Nazi television - [history, pop culture]
Coolest computer speakers - [gadgets]
Very soothing: drive across Japan - [cool video]
I Am Pulling Over! - [car video]
Cutest Ever: Tipping Echidnas - [fun video]
UseNeXT - Next Generation Downloading - [sponsored]

How to insult a robot:
"Your iron content is so low you'd be rejected as a baby formula."

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Most Creative Alphabets

Butterfly Wings Alphabet, for example, we covered before.



See a lot more alphabets here

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Portals in Time and Space

Great Tunnel of Trees:


(photo by Bernd Missal, Holland)

"Doorway in Time" -


(photo by Raoul Pop - the ruins of Histria, Romania)

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Some of the long bus rides in China must be boring indeed



Not that the bus route Calgary-Winnipeg is any less boring... Do you even need a driver to cross Manitoba prairies?

Those who are getting bored waiting for the bus, can now pass the time more effectively:



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Atlantis Hotel in Dubai

Good use of aquariums in the interior design. Opulence. For Those About to Spend (We Salute You!)




More info and images.

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Still Life with a Sheep, Dreaming



Cover art for Umphrey's McGee "Safety in Numbers" album.

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Who needs newspaper...


(original unknown)



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8 Comments:

Blogger Ashtwan said...

Isn't Atlantis in the Bahamas? I'm pretty sure about this.

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Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Atlantis Bahamas is a sister hotel. This one is built on the artificial island, with restored QE2 ocean liner hotel nearby...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

looove the video...I'll be whistling it all day. Cute!

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Anonymous Will said...

I cant help but think that the Raccoon type animal dressed in the samurai outfit is a case of animal cruelty, but it's just so damn cute!

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Blogger Lamberto said...

where is that bus stop? From the road signs and lines on the tarmac looks London to me... but where?

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Anonymous KaiserTroll said...

And here comes the two best jewels of the original http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJefVspR88M&feature=related and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_esCf2GSTI&feature=related , I just love the dance.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will, it's a Tanuki.

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Anonymous Justin E. said...

The "Heart Attack Grill" was about a block away from me when I lived in Phoenix. I remember the food being ok and the customers being unsightly (talk about OBESE). There was always some minor controversy about the way they had their "nurses" dress as well...

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