Friday, July 28, 2006

Gedo Senki

Studio Ghibli's newest based on the Ursula K. Le Guin Novel. Miyazaki's son, Goro, is helming this one as a first time director. Word is, his dad Hayao, wasn't too keen on it at first. The son had been the managing director of the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka and not an animator like his father. However when he showed his sketches to the staff at Studio Ghibli, they were quite impressed at his artistic skills.

Of course, Hayao Miyazaki films are not great simply for their animation and artistry alone, but in the characters and story telling, which play a huge part in every film. We'll have to wait and see how much of that the son inherited.

Friday, July 21, 2006

What do they say about immitation?

I pulled around the bend, found my usual spot, and parked. Then, I walked down the street and saw a Japanese guy sitting on an army green CD50 in front of the MacDonalds. His bike was an old one, with a front fender plate, no less! This is the first time I've seen such treatment on a bike other than mine, other than those which originally came with it, of course.

I walked down the street for maybe a minte, came back and he was gone. Ah shucks. I wanted to get a picture of his bike. Oh well. I walked back to my bike and saw this. He had now parked his bike alongside mine, tucked up on the sidewalk! I guess he had seen me pull around and decided to wait till the coast was clear, then park his next to mine. How touching.

I never got to talk with the guy, but, obviously, I got my pic.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Discovery Channel: "The Greatest Ever Motorcycle"

Discovery Channel Cub Special

Charlie Boorman, who accompanied Ewan MacGregor on motorcycles around the world is trying to see what a cub can be put through in this hilarious 'documentary'.


PS: don't try this at home!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Wheels Stop

Successful landing for Space Shuttle Discovery Mission STS-121.
Welcome home.

All Eyes on Shuttle Landing

STS-121 is headed to Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Mission Control, as well as the folks up in the International Space Station are watching events closely. Due to weather concerns a 'redes" or redesignation to an alternate runway for landing.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Waiting the Storm

Vespa Park

Saw these three Vespas in various stages of disrepair. They look like they scooted in to their present spots and stayed there. A sad sight for the noble runabouts.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Ultra G1

Ultra G1, originally uploaded by supercublogger.

Monday, July 10, 2006


Local artist taking in the scenery along Nogawa.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

All Summer Long/Hondells

Little Honda was featured on both the Hondells' album and The Beach Boys release All Summer Long. The Hondells' original was a bigger hit, yet the Beach Boys fame later brought more attention to the underrated song.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Prime Time

"It's like a dream and not expected. The president came with me to Graceland. The Elvis song, (singing) to dream, the impossible dream. My dream came true. Thank you very much. "
- Prime Minister of Japan, Junichiro Koizumi

I love this guy!