Asia. Not so weird?

We have been here too long. These things are just not that weird to us anymore:

Taiwan.
The other day I saw a family of 5 on a scooter. B was shocked. I was like, “What’s the big deal.” In the U.S. you would never see that (not because of laws, because an American family of 5 would be too fat to fit). We routinely see 4 people on a scooter so it is not that much of a stretch for 5. From a business side of view I wondered why they don’t make “stretch” scooters? You know for when you have to take Grandma too? Like a stretch limo or stretch Humvee, just for scooters? If you use this idea I want royalties.

Japan.
Check out this story from the NYTimes about 2D love. Here is a snippet:

“a 2-D depiction of a character, Nemu, from an X-rated version of a PC video game called Da Capo, printed on synthetic fabric.” (You gotta love the English language…)

Having visited Japan I can tell you this is one of the least weird things that happens there. Now 4 year old kids taking the subway home alone, THAT’S WEIRD! I have a friend who once told me that she believes the planet will take care of over crowding by itself. She seems to think that there will be some mass accident that will wipe out half the population and then she can actually get a reservation at a ski resort without reserving before June. Wired Magazine believes a cataclysmic event will happen on December 21, 2012. It might even be an asteroid like the PACIFIC OCEAN SIZED HOLE in Jupiter. Like most things “I” believe it will be people like I-Love-My-Pillow-Too-Much-San that voluntarily drop out of the gene pool and thus we have less reproduction (HINT: stop storing inventory now).

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