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Wadabori outdoor pool welcomes most of the public

I visited Wadabori outdoor pool during the last week of the season. It’s super old but beautiful, with two sides facing a large, forested temple. It’s also close to Zenpukuji river. Highly recommend it, except that visible tattoos and piercings are not allowed. Not cool!

I’m also confused by the other typical Tokyo pool rule that prohibits sun tan lotion. Ever heard of skin cancer? Apparently not, since the lifeguards are often the shade of burnt toast.

Yahoo’s fired CEO fights back & I think it’s the start of Act 2

I am no fan of Yahoo as a service or business, nor do I understand America’s fixation with bleaching their hair.

But I simply love how Carol Bartz, Yahoo’s CEO who was fired last Tuesday by telephone, has broken every rule about being forced out. She refuses to use euphemisms and press releases, and has called the board “doofuses” in the business magazine Fortune. She says in the interview that the board “fu#*+d me over.”

Those are some ginormous balls, and perhaps a career revival. Godspeed, Carol!

Thai military rule includes kinkiness?

I know Thailand’s martial law looks serious, and I feel bad for the Thais. This image from Reuters was on the front page of NYTimes.com: it looks like the lack of freedom includes ability to see, wear clothes, and not be touched by soldiers.

I know I am very bad for having dirtee thoughts, but really! NYTimes editor, I blame you!