WARNING: TEA

This iced milk tea I’m drinking has an expiration date of 041205 06:59.

That is, at 6:59 am, on April 12th, 2005, the tea expires. What happens at 7 am? Maybe it explodes!

I am very impatient, so I drank it. I guess we’ll never know!

The label is a mini translation exercise.


KIRIN
午後の紅茶
Since 1986

「純水」午後ティー
ミルクティー

What this says is


KIRIN
Gogo no Koucha
Since 1986

(jyunsui) gogo TI-
MIRUKU TI-

which is in English:


KIRIN
Black tea for Afternoon
Since 1986

(purified water) afternoon “tea”
“milk tea”

MasaManiA

I love this guy. See also his older site.

He’s a Japanese chaos magnet! I feel like we’re related!

He had a really odd article about Micky Yanai (ミッキー柳井), a nutty porn actor who does this thing which can only be described as “Helicopter Fuck.” Must be seen to be believed.

The site description:

MasaManiA=道徳遊戯

新聞に載らない日本紹介
Japanese culture report by MasaManiA with fucking photo & poor English you never seen at boring CNN, Time or major sophisticated jurnalism.

もっとも道徳的な人とは問題からもっとも遠ざかっている人のことである –

I don’t know what is good, bad, right or wrong,
but I certainly know there is the truth ! and I also know it must be FUCK !
I’m not moralist. but wana be mania of the truth. MasaManiA means that. this is my philosophy.

Web link of note: MasaManiA
(At http://masamania.com/)

SpaceShare

A practical utility for activists: a site that helps conference and event attendees find rides and form carpools.

Your attendees want to find others to share rides and accomodations, but how do they connect with the right people?

SpaceShare web applications let attendees reach out to each other by submitting room and transportation preferences, then…

.. our software (using patented Match-O-Tronicâ„¢ technology) finds the right connections. So now…

… attending your event is less expensive, more environmentally friendly, and a lot more fun!

I met the guy who runs this (Stephen Cataldo) at Thai Brunch in Berkeley last weekend.
Web link of note: SpaceShare
(At http://spaceshare.org/)

Still Ceti Alpha V

I was just watching Star Trek II, which I hadn’t seen in many years. It had been too long; I missed the contest between Ricardo Montalban and William Shatner as they try to outdo each other in over-the-top acting.

The opening and setup for the plot is a lot better than I remembered. Chekov and his new captain are looking for a planet completely devoid of life for a science experiment. After searching for weeks, they are growing weary of this chore. They find a planet, Ceti Alpha VI, which is almost lifeless- but they have to check it out to be sure.

They find Khan there with the remnants of his crew, abandoned there by Kirk in the 1967 Star Trek episode “Space Seed.” Khan being the villain in that episode played by Montalban.

Apparently their paradise world Ceti Alpha V was turned into a lifeless, waterless desert when its neighbor, Ceti Alpha VI, exploded- the planet Chekov believed to be Ceti Alpha VI is actually that ruined world, Ceti Alpha V.

However I realized something- planets are numbered from the inside out. If Ceti Alpha VI exploded in an unspecified catastrophe… its next-innermost sibling planet would still be called Ceti Alpha V. The next outermost planet, Ceti Alpha VII, might be mistaken for Ceti Alpha VI, but still Ceti Alpha V would remain #5.

I also noticed that Khan’s full name is Khan Noonien Singh – in the Next Generation series, the scientist who creates Data (Brent Spiner) is named Dr. Noonien Soong.

How about that.

KIRK: KHAAAAAAAAN!!!!!