Tuesday, July 12, 2005

 

I guess I've still got it

Off to Japan in two days! As a test to see if I still remembered anything, I tried translating a random song off the playlist of bad anime music in real time. :)

Evidently I've still got it; in case anybody should need them at any point in the future, here are the lyrics to JAM PROJECT's SKILL, from Super Robot Wars Alpha 2, an excellent game if anybody's considering purchasing it.

WE ARE TRYING TO SING A SONG
MORE MORE!
MORE MORE!
When your courage boils to the limit,
the door to your destiny will open
does it lead to dawn, or eternal darkness?
Ask your fist of steel!
Launch an arrow into the vast blue sky!
I can fly!
She can fly!
We can fly!
MORE MORE!
Skill my heart,
TO the ends of the galaxy,
Let your emotions burn
ALL I CAN DO
Skill my soul!
Awaken your soul!
As long the ages lead me, I'm invincible!
The strongest in all of history! MORE!
A vast sword that splits the heavens
Revive the power of miracles!
My beloved friend, with your burning heart,
listen to the BEAT of the steel!
I'll carve a new legend with my own hands!
I can fly!
She can fly!
We can fly!
MORE MORE!
Skill my heart,
I'll let my story fly
Beyond the dimensional horizon!
I'll never die!
Skill my soul!
Stand up as many times as at takes!
As long as the future leads me, I'm immortal!
Launch an arrow into the vast blue sky!
I can fly!
You can fly!
We can fly!
MORE MORE!
I can fly!
You can fly!
We can fly!
MORE MORE!
I can fly!
You can fly!
We can fly!
MORE MORE!
MORE MORE!
MORE MORE!
Skill my heart,
TO the ends of the galaxy,
Let your emotions burn
ALL I CAN DO
Skill my soul!
Awaken your soul!
As long the ages lead me, I'm invincible!
The strongest, MORE!
WE ARE GOING TO THE SPACE OVER THE FUTURE!
WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE PLACE UNDER THE SHINING STARS!
WE ARE TRYING TO SING A SONG PURE!

Sunday, May 22, 2005

 

Nope, we're not Anti-American...

http://ridingsun.blogspot.com/2005/05/newsweek-america-is-dead.html
Riding Sun linked to a copy of a recent issue of the Japanese newsweek, which features an american flag snapped in half and thrown in a trashcan. Clicking on the link he offers takes you to the following table of contents, translated from the Japanese:

-The day America died:
Bush spoke of "The expansion of liberty", but the world no longer looks to America as the "Country of Freedom."
New proof of America's decay in every field is examined.

America: The ideals of a second term and the reality of the world.
During his second term inagurational speech, American President Bush offered a vision of the expansion of liberty throughout the world. But as the chaos in Iraq makes clear, practical plans are far more neccessary than ideals. It is upon this point that Bush's ability to achieve historical accomplishments rests.

Viewpoint: When the country of dreams, America, rots away
The era where America was looked up to as a land of freedom and equality is over. The sparkle of the American Dream has dissapeared, and now anti-American feeling and the influence of the EU are on the rise. The cause of America's decline is examined from political, economic, and foriegn policy perspectives.

Interestingly enough, the issue also includes this popular regular feature:
Ways to improve your business English and English email-skills that you can start using immediately!

Thursday, April 14, 2005

 

El Hazard ED Lyrics (TV Size)

El Hazard ED Lyrics (TV Size)
熱いまなざしも 約束の言葉も
上手いキスも恋にはいらない
青い空を見て綺麗だねと言える
君の素朴さ好きよ
何気なく目が合えば 気まずくて下を向く
それが本当の恋だね
不器用じゃなきゃ恋は出来ないわ
近付くほど冷めるもの
だからね もどかしさが恋なのよ
上手く伝えられない せつなさがいいのよ

Thursday, February 17, 2005

 

Idiot protesters kicked to curb by angry oilmen

Imagine you're an oil trader at the International Petroleum Exchange in London. Your job is to go into a room and do what's called "“open outcry” trading, which basically means yelling for several hours on end. One day you've just come back from lunch, when a battalion of smelly hippies barges in and starts making as much noise as possible, hoping to disrupt your trading. What do you do?



You beat the living crap out of them.


That's right kids, Greenpeace, those anachronistic idiot throwbacks to the 70s, decided to celebrate the start of enforcement of the Kyoto Protocol with a stupid, onanistic, meaningless gesture that accomplishes nothing other than seriously annoying people! And well, it didn't work out. Angered by this intrusion, the traders, "Cockney barrow boy spivs", as one protestor called them, (Can somebody please tell me what the HELL that even means?) decided to engage in some hippy-beating. The article itself really presents things in a fashion that renders typical commentary irrelevant, so I'll paste a couple of key quotes just in case you haven't decided to go read the article yet:

[A greenpeace member said]: “I took on a Texan Swat team at Esso last year and they were angels compared with this lot.” Behind him, on the balcony of the pub opposite the IPE, a bleary-eyed trader, pint in hand, yelled: “Sod off, Swampy.”

“They followed the guys into the lobby and kept kicking and punching them there. They literally kicked them on to the pavement.”

An observation here: Nowhere does the article mention any assualt charges being filed against the people who delivered Greenpeace their well deserved beating. Rather, it looks like the only people who're getting charged are the Greenpeace members.

Look at their reason for what they're doing: they want to "call attention to climate change". They have no particular beef with the IPE, beyond it's association with "evil" oil. They simply want to cause disruption and damage to get their names in the news. And if this causes massive loss to any particular company, what's going to happen? Is the company president going to take a salary cut? I'll admit no special knowledge of the oil trading industry, but I'm going to venture that no, they're going to respond by belt-tightening and laying off workers. People could very well have lost their jobs through no fault of their own, thanks to Greenpeace's onanistic desire to strike a blow against power, whatever power it may be.

Greenpeace has had this coming for too long. For years now they've disrupted legtimate business secure in the knowledge that the most they'll get is a slap on the wrist for trespassing. Their blatant disregard for the laws of our society in the name of their wild leftist delusions should've long ago been shut down by the vigerous application of nightsticks; but since that is of course impossible and counterproductive, I'm glad to see that at least one of their victims pushed back, and I hope that at least a few Greenpeace members were injured badly enough to force a premature end to their "activist days".

Sunday, January 30, 2005

 

JFK's Spinning in His Grave...

Well, the Iraq elections are over, polls have closed, and it went better than any of us really dared hope for. 72% turnout, they're saying. Amazing. Of course, it's a 28% drop from the last election, but in this one you could vote your choice without getting killed.

This, I think, is what our foriegn policy should be all about. Bringing freedom to where there's nothing but tyranny, bringing hope to the oppressed... You know, all the things that people on the left are supposed to want. So let's take a look at the top stories on the major leftist blogs:

Talking Points Memo posts on:
The centrality of the social security debate to the Democratic party.
Sen. Evan Bayh's apperance on the Stephanopoulos show on ABC this Sunday.
Bush's attempts to get social security legislation passed.

Daily Kos posts on:
An open thread.
A win on media consolidation rules.
A summary of the Sunday talk shows

Wonkette:
"Bush kills, Laughs-wise we mean."
"Give That Girl a Bloggie!"
"Hit Parade: Back Again"
(To be fair, Wonkette doesn't seem to make weekend posts. But there's no mention of the election on her page except for a Blog Ad from the UN.)

Democratic Underground:
"Who's Paying for all this Freedom?"
"Blog Box", (A story on how Blogs can help fight Election Fraud.)
"Ex-Clinton Aide Harold Ickes Backs Dean for DNC"


NOTHING. Not a single post. Do they not care? Are they just ignoring it because they think it'll make Bush look good?
This is just saddening. The party that used to be about freedom and democracy is now more interested in sniping and social security.

Friday, January 28, 2005

 

Stranger than fiction...

Expect to see this used as a plot device in an upcoming sitcom.

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1261997.html?menu

Thursday, January 27, 2005

 

Urgh...

Sorry for the lack of posting yesterday, I was tired and went to sleep early. (About 8 or so.) Unfortunately, it didn't seem to help much... I got up at 6:50 today, almost late for work, and when I went down to grab some caffiene from the fridge, I tried to lock the fridge door with my automatic lock button on my keys...
Bad way to start a morning.

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