Quote of the day

"I can't believe I just got rickrolled by your cubicle."
-- Jennifer

…because I taped this to the wall.

Performer Kana

So we did our usual Shinkendo demo at the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, and while it went over well, the crowd was a lot happier to see the followup act, Performer Kana, a street performer from Osaka. Can’t say that I blame them.

Performer Kana

(picture from Oyaji no Hitorigoto blog)

She has some videos up on Youtube, and a blog.

Religious liberties…

This is the cover of Miko-Ama-Sister!, a serious exploration of religion in modern Japan, in which a scholarly young man probes the depths of Shinto, Buddhism, and Christianity with the help of a shrine maiden and two nuns.

Nah, just kidding, it’s a porn novel.

Miko, Ama, Sister

Seal of Approval

Zettai Ryouiki

(or, “fun with obscure fonts that are hard to buy outside of Japan”)


Found originally as an animated GIF; fortunately, Google image search let me track back to the Youtube link.


I have absolutely no idea what this spammer is trying to say in the italicized sentence.

Hello! What is your name? At supervision of your structure I very much have become interested in you. My name is Anna. If you want with me to communicate then write to me. If you write to me do not forget to specify yours e-mail of the address that I could answer to you. I hope you write to [email deleted]


I really should make a version of this site that generates my naughty novel cover art.

Pulp-O-Mizer output

Dear Internet,

When, and more importantly why, did Russian spammers decide that “cune” was an English word relevant to the performance of sexual acts? Recently my spam folder has been filling up with messages of the form “Russian slang-for-woman want/are ready/wanna to sexual-act for/with you”, and one of the randomized values for sexual-act is “cune”.

It could be a simple typo, but I prefer to think that highly-educated Russian women are offering to write on clay tablets in Sumerian. Talking dirty, as it were.

“Need a clue, take a clue,
 got a clue, leave a clue”