Saturday Matinee – The Kiffness w/ The Joy, Buddy Guy w/ Chris Duarte & 国本武春, and Kid Ramos w/ The Memphis Kings

David Scott, aka The Kiffness, an artist from South Africa, is known for his collabs with interesting people and animals from around the world. The Joy – Isencane Lengane is an a capella group also from South Africa.

Buddy Guy with Chris Duarte and 国本武春, Takeharu Kunimoto, a prominent Japanese ‘shamisen’ player on a Japanese Game Show, 1995.

That’s a Fast Boat to China. Kid Ramos with Paul Pigat, Mike Turturro & Ron Felton at Tommy Harkenrider‘s house, 2015.

Hope hurricane Ian passed you by, and if he didn’t, hope the damage was minimal. If it wasn’t, wish you and yours a speedy recovery. See you tomorrow.

My Marimo Toshi

Bunkarina sent me a present last year – a Japanese moss ball. I wasn’t sure what to make of it, but I knew it needed a better home than a glass pentagon cage, so I put it in something a bit more respectful and named it Tosh.

I didn’t think much about Tosh until he “birthed” a baby and they became Toshi and Toshita. We became friends, and every two weeks they get fresh water to keep them happy.

More recently I learned that they’re sold as Japanese Lake Moss (or Marimo Moss  Balls) but they’re not moss at all. They’re algae, Aegagropila linnaei, and they grow very slowly. They don’t like chlorinated water much, but they like a little salt. They turn bright green and blow bubbles when they’re content. The water changes coincide with something I’ve been going through for two years now, and I began taking photos every two weeks to mark time and progress. The moss give me a bit of inner peace, a zen tranquility of sorts.

And no, I don’t talk to them, smartass. You know who you are.

She got that Wig Wag Walk

THE CUTE KIDS WITH
THE COMICAL EYES
AND THE
WIG WAG WALK

Creeps me right out. It’s like they’ve got instant Grave’s Disease or something. Watch Comical Clara & Pop Eye Pete in action here.

[Found here, h/t Mme. Jujujive.]

Japanese Bot Rod Chuichi

[Found here via here. Click images to enlarge. Description via Google Translate below the break.] Continue reading “Japanese Bot Rod Chuichi”

Shadow Puppet Tutorial

Okay, so there’s a bird, a turtle in love with a river rock, a dinosaur with antennae, an ambient lawn light, an ex-girlfriend, a mock turtle, a bat sleeping upright, and a giant hummingbird riding a whale.

Not sure of the original Japanese artist who created this, but he’s got nothing on these guys.

[Image found here. I enhanced it a tad.]

The Cheek Bra & Other Amazing Japanese Beauty Products

I hope to never see a Cheek Bra again.
I hope to never see a Cheek Bra again.

I like the forehead button that turns her on and off but the missus won’t let me order it for some reason.

[Link to here found here. Click on any image to see it in its full-sized glory. We kept the original titles on the images just in case you want to order them in bulk. Related post here.]

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