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Western Girls Raped and Murdered in Japan

Every year, thousands of Western girls head for Tokyo, where they’re easy prey for rich Japanese men. Killers like cannibal Issei Sagawa or Joji Obara target mainly foreigners. PART ONE One danger of the video series is the portrayal of someone like Issei Sagawa as typical, he most certainly is not. However, Joji Obara’s serial…

Katie Goodman Didn’t F*ck It Up

Katie Goodman is a musician and a comic and a member of the folks at Broad Comedy and evidently someone who is concerned with fucking things up and fucking remembering and a whole lot more. Her songs are quirky and fun and a bit on the not-safe-for-polite-company-side which makes them all the more delightful. I…

When Children Join the Dark Side

Okay, this video is funny and perhaps a bit beyond funny . . . obviously young Sariah Gellego’s parents have schooled her in the way of the Jedi and more. From the video description on youtube: The Gallego family take a trip to Disneyland and Sariah and Alex are chosen to join Jedi Academy!!!! Sariah…

Marijuana Pain Relief

As regular readers know from previous posts here, marijuana has a whole slew of positive medicinal potential . . . a recent study shows directions in pain relief as an aspirin type substitute with research going towards the creation of non-psychedelic strains or medical forumulae. See http://www.nature.com/nchembio/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/nchembio.552.html for the paper published in Nature. All the…

Comedy Hypnosis at Spring Scream on the White Stage at Midnight on Sunday Night, JOIN US!

Spring Scream has posted the “official schedule” and the BRIAN DAVID PHILLIPS HYPNOSIS SHOW is set for Day Three on the White Stage! That’s April 3, Sunday, in the evening . . . scheduled for midnight. See http://www.springscream.com for information on Taiwan’s premiere international alternative music festival and the post at http://www.springscream.com/springscream/post/47881 for the schedule.…

Boo

When watching anime with scary characters that might pop onto screen at any moment, it’s a good idea to sit away from your monitor . . . Told you. My daughter Kaye showed me this last night as she thought it was hilarious as the character that freaks the guy out is supposed to be…

She’s Got Elizabeth Taylor Eyes

Most readers are aware that legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor passed away recently. My daughter Kaye will sometimes hear things at school or in the Chinese media that she’s not sure I am aware of so she will share things with me. At school she learned of Taylor’s death and the teacher pointed out that Taylor…

Insanity Mind by Lizz

Lizz (梁麗怡) performs Insanity Mind. Written by Lizz and directed by Bill Chia. This version of the music video includes English subtitles . . . yes, even though the lyrics are in English, the subtitles are for those who might otherwise miss some of the meaning . . . really let it sink in. That’s…

Rich Bitch by Die Antwoord . . . creepy, scary, and a bit more than brilliant

Strangely compelling, the music video “Rich Bitch” by Die Antwoord is a whole lot of wrong that you just can’t help but watch to its completion. Note to self, get pimpalicious ring and fit it with a hypnospiral. Click the image above or go directly to http://www.richardsonmag.com/post/1629187/die-antwoord-rich-bitch for music video oddness. – Brian

Teachers and the Future

So a recent study that compared education systems around the world reccommends that the United States do more to increase teacher status, pay, mentoring and more (see http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/16/education/16teachers.html for details) while we’re seeing teachers losing status in a number of states. Understatement to say it’s a mess. – Brian