Convenient, Healthy, Nutty

Round up of the excellent variety of health drinks available at your local Japanese convenience store.   Gen-My Brown Rice Drink (195ml) Energy / エネルギー / 熱量 : 154kcal Protein / たんぱく質 : 2.2g Fat / 脂質 : 1.2g Carbs / 炭水化物 : 34.1g Natrium / ナトリウム : 16mg What it says : “Only water and brown …

It’s not about the bits

Mangling a title there from Lance Armstrong. Who, it may be remembered from his book “It’s not about the bike”, made the suggestion that it wasn’t the equipment he was pedalling that made him so successful. The title’s inference of course, being that it was Lance’s special qualities, rather than his ride’s. That book was published in the pre-Oprah …

All Your Data Are Belong to Us

Proper geeks, video-game fans and internet historians will immediately comprehend the title. For the rest of you, leading normal balanced lives, it is a reference to the internet meme originating from the Japanese video game Zero Wing. When released in Europe on the Sega Megadrive, the dramatic opening scene included this cutaway : Pretty clear, you’re in …