It’s Not Just Eli That Deserves Better, It’s Us Fans That Deserve Better; A Brief Condemnation of the Giants Org for Giving up on the Present

It’s Not Just Eli That Deserves Better, It’s Us Fans That Deserve Better; A Brief Condemnation of the Giants Org for Giving up on the Present

Eli Manning’s prolific start streak will come to an end tomorrow so that the Giants can get a look at Geno Smith and Davis Webb.

There has been an outcry that Eli deserves better. I agree. But even more than that, us Giants fans deserve better.

By demoting Eli, not only are the Giants turning the remainder of this season into the equivalent of a bunch of meaningless pre-season games, they’re also giving up on

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Smart Words by Famous People #1

Smart Words by Famous People #1

Every advice that makes the speaker sound smart is not only awesome, but it's practical too. Here's a real-life example from silky-voiced Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs.

The question to Mr. Rowe was, "What is your job advice to people who are trying to find work?"

First, here's his full answer. Following that is his answer in stages, with replies from someone who's not trying to suck his own dick. At least in public, anyway.

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Shunga Exhibit: Erotic Japanese Art

Shunga Exhibit: Erotic Japanese Art

Shunga is the Japanese term for a particular genre of ukiyo-e ("pictures of the floating world") in which humor and sexual explicitness coexist in skillfully rendered images.

The word itself (春画) is made up of the kanji characters for 'spring' & 'picture,' with spring being a common euphemism for sex.

Born out of playful competition between renowned Japanese painters such as Utamaro, Harunobu, and Hokusai, the art form, which enjoyed immense popularity

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Yoko Ono: From My Window

Yoko Ono: From My Window

Japanese artist Yoko Ono (1933 – not dead yet) has not only been a pioneer of conceptual art since the 1960s but is also infinitely famous for such accomplishments as marrying John Lennon and destroying The Beatles. Despite this, prior to last weekend, I had never actually seen an exhibition featuring her work. So it was with great fascination and excitement that I went to the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo on the opening day of Yoko Ono: From My Window to feast on an eclectic collection spanning her lifetime.

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Busted in Japan, An Actual Tale of Learning to Bow; Featuring Open Complaints to the Japanese Criminal Justice System

Busted in Japan, An Actual Tale of Learning to Bow; Featuring Open Complaints to the Japanese Criminal Justice System

Taxi cabs are the scourge of the earth. No matter where in the world you go, the one thing that you can count on is that taxi cabs there will be assholes. They are constantly cutting other cars off, taking advantage of tourists, and eagerly awaiting opportunities to clip pedestrians.

Which is why when my wits returned to me in the middle of a bender and I found myself surrounded by Omawari-san (Japanese cops; but not so much your John McClane-type cops, more like your Barney Fife-type cops) claiming that I had wronged

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Babies Not Battlefields: Why it is Batshit Crazy to Entrust Women with Leadership Roles of Significance

Babies Not Battlefields: Why it is Batshit Crazy to Entrust Women with Leadership Roles of Significance

It’s no secret that women fuck up everything. They’re not cool to hang out with, they’re indecisive, and when they do make a decision, it’s the wrong one.

While this is patently obvious to pretty much everyone on the planet, there are a handful of people out there who would take issue with it. To shut them up once and for all, I have provided below indisputable proof of the following principle by citing three concrete examples from Season I of Game of Thrones.

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Comparative Art Essay: Classic Japanese Beauties vs. Beavis

Comparative Art Essay: Classic Japanese Beauties vs. Beavis

In this essay I will compare and contrast ukiyo-e (woodblock print) depictions of classic Japanese beauties made in the 18th and 19th centuries with depictions of Beavis, a delinquent teenage cartoon character, rendered by epic artist Mike Judge. Both types of artwork express the zeitgeist of the era they were created.

The bijin-ga (literally, beautiful person pictures) prints were very popular among Japanese merchants and the middle class and were most likely used to masterbate to.

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6-8 Tips for Girls Looking to get Dumped (the International Version)

6-8 Tips for Girls Looking to get Dumped (the International Version)

1) Ask your man if he thinks your outfit is cute
And not just when you’re putting it on in front of the mirror. Do this over and over all day long. At least four or five times per outfit.

2) Ask questions that you already know the answer to
For instance, when you show up at your boyfriend’s place and find him eating McDonald’s ask, “Are you eating McDonald’s?” Or when he buys a pack of cigarettes and takes out a smoke, say, “Are you gonna smoke?” Or when you wake him up off of

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The Best Japanese Words Ever - Part 1

The Best Japanese Words Ever - Part 1

One of the things that I love most about Japanese is that just by looking at the Chinese-based kanji characters, you very often not only instantly know the meaning of a word, but you also get a good sense of the etymology. Below are some of my favorite words that spell it all out for you.

1)      不感症 (fukanshou) = no feeling disease = sexual frigidity

2)      千擦り (senzuri) = thousand rubs = masturbation

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6-8 Folk We Need Less of in Tokyo

6-8 Folk We Need Less of in Tokyo

1) Category 1 Jamas – Bottleneckers
There are 13.35 million people living in Tokyo. Yet somehow these mouthbreathers think that they’re the only ones. They get on a train and then stop. Somehow it doesn’t occur to them that they might not be the only ones trying to get on the train in The City of People Being Pushed Onto Trains by Railway Employees Because the Trains Are So Fucking Crowded.

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