デイヴ is a user on hitobito.club. You can follow them or interact with them if you have an account anywhere in the fediverse. If you don't, you can sign up here.

デイヴ @dave@hitobito.club

Pinned toot

The Naijin Guide to Who 見下す Whom in Japan, Late Heisei Edition…
[fixed]

Pinned toot

Who called it #catsOfMastodon and not… Show more

This is from the guy who obviously hasn't read a book since 1962, and can't be arsed to brave the rain for a WW1 memorial ceremony.
Of all of Trump's BS lies, this one does not even register, but still should get a special prize for time-delayed comedic effect. 2/2

This is from the guy who obviously hasn't read a book since 1962, and can't be arsed to brave the rain for a WW1 memorial ceremony.
Of all of Trump's BS lies, this one does not even register, but it still should get a special prize for comic timing. 2/2
thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/p

Discussion on WW1 just reminded me of one hilarious/depressing titbit of the 2016 US election: when asked about his favourite book, Trump claimed a deep love for Erich Maria Remarque's powerful and depressing testimony of the horrors of WW1: All Quiet on the Western Front… 1/2

All these leaders gave the clear impression they were one archduke's assassination away from happily waging endless war against each other just like in the good old days, be it military, economic or other.

Image-obsessed Macron was more interested with appearing as the grave and solemn Jovian leader he fancies himself, than actually fostering feelings of European unity in the face of current world trends…

Trump performed a dead-on impression of Kaiser Wilhelm: mistaking arseholish boorishness for projection of power.
Putin did his usual make-everyone-wait power play.
May's cabinet was unrepresented.
Merkel, one of the few semi-sensible leaders left, is now a lame-duck chancellor…

Aside from the usual nauseating tendency to glorify war and the people who wage it, under the dubious pretext of honouring the memory of millions nameless conscripts that were sent to die in it, the open disdain and outright antagonism between leaders, was painfully obvious…

Caught a glimpse of Armistice remembrance ceremony: the billion layers of pumps and protocols provided ample comment fodder on the current geopolitical state of the world.

The overwhelming conclusion was that, 100 years later to the day, no one remembers any of the lessons…

Did you ever wonder what a pair of Lululemon yoga-pants might write, if it achieved sentience and learned to use a keyboard?
Wonder no more…
theguardian.com/commentisfree/

Flying Etiquette Question: should I ask the JAL flight attendant to bring the pilot a double whisky now? Or should I wait until meal time?

Actual footage of May’s gvt being “out-manoeuvred” by dastardly EU officials…

Been sitting in the boarding area for 40 mins, and it’s been non-stop frazzled airport employees running past duty-free shops holding signs & calling for missing passengers on China-bound flights…
Eventually answered by misc Chinese passengers pushing mountains of duty free…

Sengakuji station: major hub on the line that goes to Haneda airport, with zero escalator, zero elevator… You truly suck. 🤬
Busy Japanese salarymen/women who took from their commute time to help me carry my weight in luggage up/down 2 flights of stairs: you rule. 🥰

“0.1% fruit juice content”… I believe this is technically achieved by having a mango sitting on a shelf, in close proximity of the alcohol vats…

(Partner pointed out that the original Murakami title used 色彩を持たない, not 無色… I would know: I stopped reading his books about 20 magical talking cats ago)

Have you ever felt like a pointless generic cog in a corporate machine? Do you fancy yourself a Murakami character filled with existential ennui?
This アンケート form has the just the right job description for you!

The water is really, really blue, out here… ift.tt/2DjKsTT