Thursday, December 28, 2006

How-to learn English:
Adult speak for Japanese to enhance the cross-cultural delights

excerpt from an 80ies Japanese book titled
"Let's make the bed right away"

brought to you by the lovely Tokyo Damage Report guy

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Wow: Speakers to public security cameras

"...People are shocked when they hear the cameras talk, but when they see everyone else looking at them, they feel a twinge of conscience and comply,' said Mike Clark, a spokesman for Middlesbrough Council who recounted the incident. The city has placed speakers in its cameras, allowing operators to chastise miscreants who drop coffee cups, ride bicycles too fast or fight outside bars..."

Bloomberg reports,
via Slashdot