Thursday, April 21, 2016



Thursday, June 11, 2015

An american Stereotype??

What do the Japanese thnk of Americans after seeing this?

gun totting 3 year olds! some guy did see her walking with it and stared at us.  lol

Thursday, June 4, 2015

"look at their butts" - piper

here's piper in the tokyo haneda airport at one of the gift shops. she saw a bunch of those solar powered moving toys and oddly the first one she noticed was some sumo wresters and said "look at their butts".... sigh....

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

i am teh riche$!!!!!

We have deposited the check of your fund ($1.5USD) through money gram department after our final meeting regarding your fund, All you will do is to contact money gram director dr willam call [random telephone number here] He will give you direction on how you will be receiving the funds daily.Remember to send him your Full information to avoid wrong transfer such as,

OMG I AM TEH RICHE$!!!!! $1.5 WHOLE US DOLLA$$$$$$$!!!!

May the 4th be with you!

ok, screw the star wars machete order i've decided.  here's the troutsoup order. its much simpler and doesn't need the pages of explaination.  grab the harmy despecialized editions that are mentioned in the machete order page. they're basically HD quality versions without the lucas 1990-2000 tinkering. as close to the original releases as is possible, put together from various HD sources.

anyhow. here's the order....

star wars...

empire strikes back...

return of the jedi...

and lastly....

its simple, it has no jar-jar, no trade negotiations, no pod racing, no CGI overload, no long song and dance bits, it does have the schwartz and the combination only an idiot would use on their luggage. seriously, its that simple!

for bonus points you can see them in real troutsoup order!!!  empire (theater), jedi (theater), star wars (vhs rental), spaceballs (theater)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

RIP richard....

richard's obituary

i got some of the worst news i've had in awhile the other day. my old roommate richard died. i lost touch with him probably 15 years ago after i moved out of youngstown. when i visit friends from there, none seemed to know what happened to him.

how did i meet richard? he was new in town and dancing like crazy at cedars. i dont even remember who was playing. i ended up talking to him and he said he'd been sleeping in his car. he wanted to be in youngstown to be close to his daughter and had just moved up from south carolina. i had a roommate move out recently and said the room was his but since i didnt know him if it didn't work out i'd give him time to find somewhere else to live.

forward 5 or so years he was the best fucking roommate ever. i could tell stories for weeks but man, fuck i'm getting too choked up typing this. maybe another time... i really wanted to say more...

sorry buddy, japan doesn't have 40s, so a 500 mL can will have to do. fucking one time i dont like the metric system.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

sushi-go-round dinner tonight

this is a short video from 回転寿司なごやか亭春採店. i have no idea of the name, google translate says "Sushi Tei relaxed Harutori shop"... anyhow its a kaiten sushi place near us. i like the name sushi-go-round better. but basically they put plates of sushi out on this belt and it goes around the whole place. you can grab what you want and are charged by the plate. you can see the sign below the belt that has different colors and prices. i'm not a huge sushi fan, at least from the stuff i've had in the US, but don't mind it as much here. tarrah says its probably because its fresher fish here.

they do put other stuff on the belts, i saw a couple desserts on it, and at one point a couple of orders of french fries.

i guess its one way to try a lot of different things if you have no idea what the stuff tastes like.

we did get there a little before the dinner rush and i noticed once the place got packed there were a ton more things on the belt. but either way you can write what you want on a piece of paper and give it to someone there and they will make it for you.

Friday, February 13, 2015


ok my facebook feed is so full of clickbait stuff I barely look at it.



"this one strange looking thing a mother discovered THAT PLASTIC SURGEONS WANT HER DEAD FOR"

...And then there are entire chunks of web pages devoted to clickbait, I'm sure you've seen them all the time...

but wait!!!!! the recipe sites couldn't be left out of the clickbait action!!!

I know they are somewhat less shocking than the usual stuff but give them time until they are "15 slurpee recipes THAT HALF NAKED C-LIST ACTORS USE!!!!"

Monday, November 17, 2014

so i've been in japan a little while now

Tarrah was hired by the JET programme.  their goal is to help Japanese people speak better english to help with their world domination.

anyhow i've been here about 2 months, have a vocabulary of maybe 40 words and can say good morning, good afternoon, good evening, excuse me, some words related to school, and the names of some animals. i haven't learned any good swear words which isn't that the first thing everyone learns?

I'm in the sticks of japan, the northern island of Hokkaido, and not on the fun side (sapporo), i'm on the fishing port side with a pretty small population. English isn't spoken here much but sometimes i run into people that can speak a little.

getting here was an absolute nightmare. i had piper, 3 large suitcases, 2 carry ons, and 2 personal bags. i was told there would be carts around for luggage but they were made for much less luggage. at the tokyo airport someone from the airline was very helpful and got us around and through immigration and customs.

getting here took probably 30 hours all said and done. it wouldn't have been so bad if THE BRAND NEW STILL IN BETA TEST DREAMLINER AIRPLANE DIDN'T FAIL TESTS.  they had to bring in a second one from brazil and i was stuck at pearson international for EIGHT FUCKING HOURS with a very bored piper. the only upside is i got 2 free meal vouchers for waiting. and the food i chose was pretty bleh.... i should have just bought beer with the vouchers, but that wouldn't help keeping piper busy, probably make me fall asleep... oh yeah. sleep wasn't an option since they sell monster energy drinks in vending machines. i went that route...

so anyhow, first flight: small one from cleveland to toronto, after an 8.5 hour delay: toronto to tokyo. missed the third flight to kushiro, so rather than put us in a local hotel, they put us on a 1-hour bus trip to near the other tokyo airport for a hotel. it was like 2am when i got to the hotel and needed to be up at 7am for a shuttle BACK to the original airport. then had to hop another flight to kushiro and finally get to the new apartment. surprisingly piper seemed perfectly okay with takeoffs and landings

FINALLY GOT TO SEE TARRAH! i was ready to go postal on anyone and anything so it wasnt the best greeting. i didn't really get any sleep the whole time. i rested my eyes hoping for sleep but it never really happened. anyhow i was so glad to see her, it had been awhile!!! MHWAHZ!

the apartment is pretty nice we have plenty of space and honestly have a room with nothing going on in it. its supposed to be pipers but she wants her bed in our room and plays in the computer room when she gets her toys out. i think its going to end up a storage room..... or DJ room lol. the local resale shop has a technics 1200 for what works out to about $180 and a cheap stanton mixer for $40. too bad i have no records here.... oh well, just a pipe dream anyhow, my 1200s are stored away in the US.  hopefully safely?

here's some pictures, hopefully i'll get back into the swing of things posting here. it's been awhile. kinda depressing since the last entry was about booger :(