Sunday, December 31, 2006

riverwalk


riverwalk, originally uploaded by Knotty.

State of Fear

"I favour a stamp... ..Like on cigarettes. Put the same stamp on newspaper articles, and in the corner of newscasts. WARNING: SPECULATION - MAY BE FACT-FREE. Can you see that peppered all over the front pages?"

"Atmospheric carbon dioxide is increasing, and human activity is the probable cause.. Nobody knows how much of the present warming trend might be a natural phenomenon.. Nobody knows how much of the present warming trend might be man-made.. I think for anyone to believe in impending resource scarcity, after two hundred years of such false alarms, is kind of weird.. The current near-hysterical preoccupation with safety is at best a waste of resources and a crimp on the human spirit, and at worst an invitation to totalitarianism. Public education is desperately needed.. I am certain there is too much certainty in the world.

From Michael Crichton's "State of Fear".

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Big Crab


Big Crab, originally uploaded by Knotty.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

go ham fighters


go ham fighters, originally uploaded by Knotty.

crabs-ville


crabs-ville, originally uploaded by Knotty.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

pulled..


pulled.. again!, originally uploaded by Knotty.

apron


apron, originally uploaded by Knotty.

tuck in


tuck in, originally uploaded by Knotty.

fresh lamb jingisukan


fresh lamb jingisukan, originally uploaded by Knotty.

kids


kids, originally uploaded by Knotty.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

self-portrait


self-portrait, originally uploaded by Knotty.

chairs


chairs, originally uploaded by Knotty.

shame about the weather


shame about the weather, originally uploaded by Knotty.

Although some fresh tracks would be nice..

clear day


clear day, originally uploaded by Knotty.

get off my SNOW


get off my SNOW, originally uploaded by Knotty.

extinct?


extinct?, originally uploaded by Knotty.

wish you were here


wish you were here, originally uploaded by Knotty.

niseko higashiyama


niseko higashiyama, originally uploaded by Knotty.

On boxing day morning..

Monday, December 25, 2006

beer machine


beer machine, originally uploaded by Knotty.

At haneda.. On the way to sapporo..

the haul


the haul, originally uploaded by Knotty.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

green jackets


green jackets, originally uploaded by Knotty.

Illegally parked motorcycle!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

It's English as a foreign language

"So why then is official Britain so monochromatic. Why do the police close roads because of an "incident"? Why is every fight, from a pub brawl to a fully fledged riot, a "disturbance". And why is the shipping forecast so bland. Why instead of "stormy" don't they say the sea's "a frothing maelstrom of terror and hopelessness"."

clarkson..

Friday, December 15, 2006

Things only said in Japan

"Did you remember to switch the carpet off?"
"There's a car park at the top of the volcano."
[In winter] "I'm going out to the garden to warm up."
"Here, these apples have been reduced to ¥300 each."
"Is cat poo burnable or non-burnable rubbish?"
"Yes. Very kawaii."
[half-way up a mountain] "There's must be a drinks machine round here somewhere."
"He's got a cold so he went to the hospital."
"It can't be helped."
"Where's that voice coming from?"
"What time do the ATMs close?"
"TIJ"

via Japundit

Great stocking stuffer..

Humping Dog USB Stick.. gotta have one of these?

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

tokyo tower


tokyo tower, originally uploaded by Knotty.

On a drizzly afternoon from my new desk.

the real live temple (roof) in toranomon

Quite a feat how they built the office blocks all around.

a shot of the new digs


a shot of the new digs, originally uploaded by Knotty.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

video hdr??


video hdr??, originally uploaded by Knotty.