100 Yen Trailer

It's kinda cool to know that arcade culture is still happenin' in Japan -- not so much over here in the U.S. of A!

100 YEN: The Japanese Arcade Experience from Strata Studios on Vimeo.

H/T Laughing Squid

P.S. Look for the "Great Gatsby NES game", a real bonus time-waster : )

"What do I do?"

"I find that whole process alienating, since I have no idea what I am getting, or what to do with it. Do I use the kimchi as a condiment? What did they do to those sprouts? What do I do with this food?"

You've gotta be kidding me, right? At the risk of sullying my reputation as a Gentleman (but throwin' down with my Dobbsian street cred):


Here's the entry at City Pages.

Skydance Targets 'Star Blazers'

Mike Fleming, Deadline.com, Monday February 21, 2011 @ 1:26pm
"David Ellison's Skydance Productions is negotiating a rights deal to turn the 1970s animated science fiction TV series Star Blazers into a large scale live action feature. Ellison will hire Christopher McQuarrie to write the script, with Ellison and Josh C. Kline producing with McQuarrie. The series was based on the Japanese anime series Space Battleship Yamato. Both are described as "space opera," involving alien invasions, the near extinction of the human race, and a last dash journey through space to save the planet...

"Ellison made a deal with Paramount Pictures in late 2009 to co-finance four to six pictures per year, and then raised a reported $350 million in debt and equity funding. His Paramount deal has gotten off to a flying start: Skydance funded half of True Grit, the $30 million Joel and Ethan Coen-directed Western that is up for 10 Oscars, including Best Picture...

"Ellison is the son of Oracle founder Larry Ellison..."


Panty & Stocking est finis

I finally saw episode 13 (the finale) of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt tonight.

Want some burger with that Cheese?

Bootleg robot toys on eBay are wayyy too much fun.

Tangled Up In SEX

Why am I not surprised?

Hot Toy of the Instant

UFO Catcher toys rule!

Totoro Forest Project

"The Totoro Forest Project is a fundraising exhibition/auction to support the non-profit organization, 'Totoro No Furusato National Fund', Oscar winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki has been one of the big supporters of. The event will feature more than 200 pieces of original art especially created by internationally acclaimed artists in the fields of animation, comic books, illustration, and fine arts. Hayao Miyazaki has been actively supporting the preservation effort of Sayama Forest for more than ten years. This 8750 acre park in the outskirts of Tokyo is also known as Totoro Forest. It's in these woods in fact that the concept for the film My Neighbor Totoro was born.

"In the past few decades, the forest has been subject to urban development. Only continued support to the Totoro Trust Fund can help preserve this much needed island of green in the midst of Tokyo's urban sprawl. We intend to donate the entire proceeds of the project to this worthy cause.

"This event can also be a symbolic gesture, sending a strong message to the world in terms of environmental and social awareness.  Imagine artists from all over the world coming together to donate artwork to help conserve a forest they have never seen."

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