06 February 2017 ~ Comments Off on Nothing But Love for THIS Love Hotel!

Nothing But Love for THIS Love Hotel!

Nothing But Love for <em>THIS</em> Love Hotel!

Words like “designed by” are not even a consideration at your run of the mill ラブホ. Most of them look like something that Hello Kitty might’ve hacked up in a hairball or a hentai otaku on molly was handed the task.

04 February 2017 ~ Comments Off on “Mannnn! You Come Right Outtavah Comic Book!!”

“Mannnn! You Come Right Outtavah Comic Book!!”

“Mannnn! You Come Right Outtavah Comic Book!!”

I’m talking about the man who brought the orient to the hood, who could bring his feet and fist to a gunfight and bop away beneath a shower of his opponent’s blood and teeth, the undisputed world champion of taking shit from no one, the shogun of soul, the sensei of sin, the monk of funk, the master of disaster…y’all know who I’m talking about!

03 February 2017 ~ Comments Off on The One-Eyed Black Jew Who Changed the World!

The One-Eyed Black Jew Who Changed the World!

The One-Eyed Black Jew Who Changed the World!

He had hobbies like marrying white women and hoarding diamonds, even had a diamond in his eye socket to replace the eye he’d lost. Soon, even his name became synonymous with sellout.

26 January 2017 ~ Comments Off on Is This How The World Views Us? Part 3: Furious Styles Packs A .357 Magnum

Is This How The World Views Us? Part 3: Furious Styles Packs A .357 Magnum

Is This How The World Views Us? Part 3: Furious Styles Packs A .357 Magnum

Now, some of y’all probably know there was an East coast – West coast feud back in the 90s, but fortunately at this time, it was in the way early days of that foolishness, so I didn’t hesitate to say New York. Never do whenever I venture to flyover America, which is basically anywhere but New York — to a New Yorker.
“Oh word!?” one said. “What you doing in these parts bruh?!”
“I’m a tourist,” I confessed.

23 January 2017 ~ Comments Off on Theories on Racial Profiling Discrepancies in Japan

Theories on Racial Profiling Discrepancies in Japan

Theories on Racial Profiling Discrepancies in Japan

This is clearly a thing, so people who have not had this happen to them could you please refrain from suggesting that it doesn’t happen, or from suggesting it’s something that doesn’t require addressing because “at least they’re not killing you like in America…you guys are never satisfied”? Why? Because it’s disrespectful to the people who have endured it consistently.

22 January 2017 ~ 5 Comments

How to NOT Get Racially Profiled in Japan…if You’re Black

How to NOT Get Racially Profiled in Japan…if You’re Black

The latest #BlackEye is coming at you right now! Interviewing a brother by the name of Jesse Freeman who finds himself on the business end of police harassment way too often. In this interview he makes a clear case for why he is absolutely the wrong guy for the cops to be targeting!

21 January 2017 ~ 2 Comments

On Trump’s Inaugural Speech: Speechless, Sleepless and Shook!

On Trump’s Inaugural Speech: Speechless, Sleepless and Shook!

The Republicans don’t have a Mommy Problem. They’re Daddy, even in most democratic eyes. When we needed a strong safe country, Americans didn’t turn to the party legalizing gay marriage, marijuana, protecting women’s rights and social security. We went to the warriors / warmongers who give no fucks about you, your woman, and your domestic partner…they love to make money, make bombs (and drop them), shock and awe and dance in the blood of their enemies.

20 January 2017 ~ Comments Off on Gaijin Hygiene

Gaijin Hygiene

Gaijin Hygiene

I joined a gym not far from my house for two reasons: It had a basketball court and it had an onsen. So, after I work up a sweat in the gym, I can take a dip in the waters of a semi-natural hot spring. That is, after I put on my Gaijin Hygiene show!

19 January 2017 ~ 4 Comments

How to Avoid Becoming a Stalker

How to Avoid Becoming a Stalker

Last night I was out in Yokohama stalking random Japanese people–actually I was headed to my friend’s house to watch the game but, here, too often, it doesn’t make a difference.

16 January 2017 ~ Comments Off on Was Dr. King’s Dream Deferred? A Birthday Message to the Good Doctor

Was Dr. King’s Dream Deferred? A Birthday Message to the Good Doctor

Was Dr. King’s Dream Deferred? A Birthday Message to the Good Doctor

What I misunderstood to be capitulation I now recognize as a form of spiritual confrontation, calling their spirits to task. What I misconstrued to be passive, I see now was a sign of strength beyond measure, the discipline to use your opponents aggressiveness against him, a judo of the mind. What I interpreted as an appeal for sympathy, or for pity, was actually an invocation, an appeal to that great mystical energy that flows within all of us, that unites us regardless of our superficial differences. Something we all share no matter how we worship, and even if we don’t worship at all.