Long-time contributor to the 3Yen, MARKed TRAIL, just sent us this hot robotics tip…
Here’s a continuation of your story, Finally, Japan invents a *useful* robot (3Yen / 2013-02-15).
What MARKed TRAIL is refering to is the cruel joke that ALL of Japan’s robots failed to help in the nuke plant meltdown (3Yen / 2011-04-05). That is, Japan has spent trillions of both corporate and public money on robot development, but did no have any robots capable of helping in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster*.
Previous posts about Japan’s continued efforts in making useless wanking robots include:
• Japan’s useless anthropomorphic robots
3Yen / 2010-10-15
• 3Yen quoted by BBC & The Independent
3Yen / 2010-07-17
• Wanking automation
3Yen / 2007-08-01 | See right. ↗
Den4, the 3Yen’s correspondent-at-large warns of Alien Slugs!
Where’s Gojira or Ultraman to save the day?
Creative Commons photo credit to the flickr galleries of rhonddawildlifediary and Dick Johnson.
Giant alien slug invades Japan… again
…Japan is currently under threat by Limax Maximus: a giant slug with a distinctive leopard-print skin…can be found increasing at an alarming rate.
As Japanese netizens read the headline, almost unanimously, comments of “It’s Eleking!” echoed like the horrific memories of the nation’s previous encounters with alien slugs…Although, Ultraman had defeated Eleking…it returned several times…more…
Eleking (Wiki) is, of course, a space kaiju/monster from the Japanese TV series, Ultra Seven, and who then reappeared in the series Ultraman Taro ← (Hey, “Taro” is my name!).
Japan’s feverish work over years on its independent Stargate Project has resulted in success!
Embiggen to the original, full-sized photo on @KyotoDailyPhoto Twitpic
Imamiya Shrine in Kyoto, like many shrines throughout Japan, has erected a great ring of miscanthus reeds for the “Nagoshi no harae”–Summer Purification Ceremony…more...
Previous 3Yen reports on the Japanese Stargate program include:
• Stargate suddenly opens in Kyoto Japan! (3Yen | 2012-06-29
• Japanese Stargate mysteriously appears (3Yen | 2005-03-18)
• Stargate Mt Fuji (3Yen | 2008-07-02)
• Schoolgirl contemplates the Stargate (3Yen | 2009-06-20)
• Japan’s Stargate survives Earth’s Pole Shift! (3Yen | 2011-04-08)
In celebration of its “Golden Week” national holiday (3Yen / 2006-05-04), Japan has decided to re-start (japandailypress.com / 2013-03-24) all its unrepaired and failing nuclear reactors…
—LDP Renames Golden Week As “Cesium Week” In Honor Of July Reactor Restarts — @DailyGomiuri (@DailyGomiuri) April 28, 2013
Kyødø FauxNews / 2013Apr04
Tajima Motor Corporation, a maker of racing cars, unveils in Shizuoka, central Japan, a prototype shelter made of fiber-reinforced plastic that can accommodate up to twenty people in the event of a space storms (or earthquake-tsunami).
—via Floating tsunami shelter | Kyødø News | Photograghs
On the official website of Tajima Motor Corporation (goofy Google Translate) we can learn that inside of the rescue “SAFE+” shuttlecraft is equipped with the all-important karaoke disaster countermeasures.
Shizuoka Prefectural Governor, Heita Kawakatsu and Soichiro Fukutake, president of Benesse Corp., test drive prototype No. 1 of the SAFE+ rescuecraft.
Covering the news of the sumo world yesterday, a charming Fuji TV newscaster makes a small point… and then realizes it.
Embiggen the small point to 640×360 px.
To enjoy the best in Kitchen Design Norwich Buttseks.
By now, my wang was shriveling like a slug in a salt mine. The seemingly never-ending streams of Aunt Jemima Pancake batter soon had me coated like a plasterer’s radio. I can’t wait to devour the batter from wet spot on my mammy’s flowered fanny. With my long, chromed whisk, I thrusted deep into Jemima’s crusting trench made her quiver like an earthquake in a reclaimed land next to Tokyo Bay.
Their quiver is as an open sepulchre, they are all mighty mmmm…
Shizuoka police have released this security camera image to the public asking for their help in identifying the robber.
Obviously, it’s Hibagon*, Japan’s Bigfoot.
Image released of the robbing of a convenience store in Shizuoka
Shizuoka Shimbun 2013/3/14
(giga-goofy Google Translate)
In the early morning hours of March 13th, the Family Mart convenience store in Miho Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka was robbed. The robber took 103,000 yen ($1,092 USD) in cash. Now, the Shimizu police have released to the public an image from the store’s security cameras of the robber.
According to the police, the robber was 175 cm (5′10″) tall and hiding his appearance with a facial covering. He was wearing and black jacket and trousers, gloves, and had a small knife, such as a fruit knife.
Police have interviewed the clerk of the convenience store and nearby residents, and they are now investigating how the robbery was performed and the robber’s escape route.
*Learn more about Japan’s Bigfoot/Yeti/Sasquatch, the Hibagon, at cryptomundo.com and Wikipedia.
Toshinori Muto of Japan quickly tees off before the dread Sand Cthulhu has His Evil Way with the hapless Japanese golfer.
—On the first day of the New Zealand PGA Championship Toshinori Muto of Japan tees off at The Hills Golf Club in Queenstown on Feb. 28th, 2013. The Otago Daily Times reported that Muto (34) said, the views at The Hills are completely alien to Japanese-based golfers (Otago Daily Times Online News | March 1, 2013).
Right now in the last throes of winter, the air in Japan is extremely dry if you get my “drift.”
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