Debbie and Sofia (also known as sex)
Details Magazine in ‘93
When the worst earthquake in Japan’s history and the subsequent tsunami knocked out all power in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture, editors at the Ishinomaki Hibi Shimbun, the city’s daily newspaper, printed news of the disaster the only way they could: by pen and paper.
Wow, this is pretty amazing.
Temptation Island (Joey Gosiengfiao, Regal Films, 1980)
I’ve never been this groovy. This is going to be our song when I can feel you’re looking at me when me is looking away.
via nikki-meow A tired but determined-looking cat struggles to survive in Japan. -A.P.
UDPATE 3/16, 12:15 pm: This photo is a screen grab from a Japanese TV show called “Wake Up,” showing a white and grey cat clinging to a tuft of grass just above a water line.
We reblogged the photo from another Tumblr, believing it to be a scene resulting from last week’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
Among so many dramatic images coming from Japan, something in the cat’s expression and predicament seemed to go to the heart of people watching the devastation there. Many people contacted us to find out if that cat was safe. So we started checking.
What we’ve found is that while the photo was taken in the disaster zone in Japan, the date on the photo reveals that it was taken on the 9th of an unidentified month. If the date is correct, it may mean that the photo was actually taken before last week’s earthquake. We have been unable to confirm the exact date that the photo was taken.
However, a contact in Japan was able to turn up a web report about the image that said the cat had been rescued by a city employee and is in safe protective custody.
SEE UPDATE: THIS KITTY IS OK! (*Also may have been a victim of earlier disaster… timing remains unclear.) Thx for getting to the bottom of this, WNYC.
AffairSong to Remember
-Like I remember how this Jens Lenkman willowy song would change my mood from a constant nothingness to unbeknown and ambivalent sort of kind of joy. I really can’t explain how did this happen. I appreciate how Whipt It (Drew Barrymore’s debut film) used this as Ellen Page and Brandon Pig backround music while luxuriating and kissing under the water; it was such a sweet treat but I’m not going there. Just listen to this song. And you’ll feel something! Something that’s going to make your mind play and create a much better page-and-pig kiss scene. Grabe!
(I strike through the affair but didn’t erase it because certainly it’s an affair between you and the music you listen to.)