From the super creepy music at the opening, this “hidden camera” view of secret Mormon rituals is superb. I admit I got bored in the middle of the 7 minute clip, but perked up at the end to learn about secret handshakes with God through a veil, which looked like nothing more than a series of glory holes shrouded in white linen. Thanks, Eric the fez for the link.
Month: October 2012
This European sumo wrestler has no belly
All the European wrestlers, including my favorite, Kotooshu, have the same basic body shape as the Mongolian, Japanese wrestlers. This European wrestler looksstrong, but his body type seems wrong for the ring. How would you recognize him in public as a sumo champion?
Seniors in front rows are delighted and mesmerized by sumo
You need to be brave and rich to sit in the front rows of the sumo tournament. These seniors look captivated by the bare-assed spectacle within danger of rolling zone.
Before the upper level matches, all the wrestlers form a circle and raise their arms
Catholics have some great paintings, but Shinto can not be beat for its corporeal beauty and costumes. I love the moment in the sumo tournament where all the wrestlers raise their arms. Are my feelings spiritual, carnal, or simply gleeful?
Sumo wrestler beats himself into a frenzy pre-match
There’s a Japanese sumo wrestler beloved by fans who psychs himself up for his matches by beating himself and going into an ecstatic frenzy. He didn’t win the match that day, but he certainly gets everyone’s attention.
After a whole lot of ugly, here comes a parade of nearly naked fat men
Seeing the sumo wrestlers parading into the ring is a happy sight, capable of erasing many uglee images of American politicians and their poetic fans. Nothing brings a bigger smile to my face than seeing all these men lined up belly to back wearing fancy aprons and little else. I cannot recommend highly enough the opportunity to see the tournament in person.
Ann pegs Mitt at debate
It seems Mitt will really do anything to get elected. Thanks, Ann, for being behind him.
A Romney supporter speaks up
Incredibly hilarious. I think Japanese should use this video to learn about colloquial English. She’s supporting Romney because he’s hot, he has same name as her cat, his running mate is better than Sarah Palin (“Ryan something”), Obama is anti-Catholic (“He’s going to take away my right to be a Catholic”), and because she’s a “conservative Republican.”
And this gem: “For all those who say that Republican don’t like women, they’re married to them. Dunh.”
20th anniversary of Madonna’s Erotica
Back before the interwebs, 20 years ago, I never saw this video. Was it a more innocent time then?
Tokyo firefighter instructs child on how to use his hose
Even I think this is inappropriate.