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Harry Potter + Japan being 14 hours ahead of Minnesota = Awesome

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While all you Americans were cramming yourself into a movie theater at midnight, I leisurely went and saw a matinee of Harry Potter in Kawasaki, and still managed to see it before any Americans would physically be able to even if they went at Midnight.  I love how Japan is 14 hours ahead of Minnesota.  My movie was at 1:50pm, which is 11:50pm the day before in Minnesota, which is still before midnight.  I also saw the 3D Imax version, which, essentially, was sort of a waste as they only applied the 3D thing to the first like 10 minutes of the movie.

Besides that, though, the movie was really good! You should go see it.

(Oh and I saw it in English.)

Pictures of the Day

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It’s a nice day out.  These are just random pictures from around my neighborhoodish area.

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Kanamara Matsuri 2009 (Festival of the Steel Phallus)

Discretion advised.

NOTE: I’ve been trying to set it to only display a summary of this post on the homepage, but so far I’ve had no luck and for that I’m sorry. 

Well, today, I attended a festival in Kawasaki that revolves around, well, Penises. Say it once if you want to just get it over with: Penis.

It was very…interesting? I mean, the festival felt sort of just festival-ish, but what made it interesting were the people that were there.  About half the people were foreigners, which I would complain about if I weren’t also a foreigner. There were also many other people, though, doing wacky things, which made it interesting.

I’ll get onto the pictures now.

For all of the pictures there are so many captions I could put for them. Because of that, I’ll just post basic ones and leave the rest to your imagination.

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Souvenir shop. I didn’t buy anything.

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A statue. This picture reminds me of when a reporter is trying to have a serious interview on TV when suddenly a streaker runs in the background of the footage.

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The man in the back with the white camera looks like he’s taking a picture of me.

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Knick-knack shop.

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You could buy candy ones.

“I’ll take four penises please”…

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Wow. That’s expensive (600 yen)

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That’s a man.

The following pictures are a set of pictures taken of people riding the giant wooden penises.  Everyone was taking pictures, mind you, and they wanted their picture taken.  I’m not a creep.

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My. He sure seems to be enjoying himself.

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He kept falling off.

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I was going to get a picture with these fine ladies but there wasn’t a nearby English speaker who i could ask to take the picture so..I didn’t.

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They were selling cloth. With patterns on it.

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Suckers. Not ice cream

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There you go. That’s it.

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