Cheaper brews await Japanese beer fans

Arthur, you better not get the cheap stuff in the shed…..

Japanese brewers are launching a range of new beers that tap into a growing taste for “third-category” beers, which are conveniently cheaper than conventional beers because they get around government tax laws by containing no malt.

 Kirin plans to launch a new brew, called 1000, that uses hard water and contains elevated amounts of calcium and magnesium to give it a distinctive flavor.

 http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/cheaper-brews-await-japanese-beer-fans-1885127.html

VP makes an Embarrassing Admission

Vladimir Putin’s surprise purchase of a Lada Niva jeep last year gave a much needed publicity boost to the struggling maker of the maligned Russian brand.

But six months later, Mr Putin has made an embarrassing confession: the vehicle he bought has a customised German-made engine produced by Opel and is permanently parked more than 800 miles south-west of Moscow for occasional use only.

 Now remora and Arthur are well acquainted with this notorious crock  after having to use one as a company vehicle for 6 months and eventually buying a second one to cannabilise for brake parts and door handles…

via http://vladimir-putin-news.newslib.com/story/343-3199370/

by Arthur and remora

Punjapit Card Night

 now look Arthur..are you a Matatabi Tone River Boat Cardsharp.

that was either uncanny luck…or?

by remora and Elizabeth

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The DIY Ikea Dress!

Here’s one way to re-use those Ikea plastic bags. We just hope this dress is easier to put together than a Bjursta table … [If you want to see things you can really use, here’s a rundown of what’s new at Ikea.

http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-the-diy-ikea-dress/

by A + E

Yakuza gangsters get into festive spirit with gifts for local children

TATTOOED GANGSTERS bearing end-of-year gifts may not be everyone’s image of Christmas spirit but that’s what greeted residents in Japan’s port city of Kobe during the holiday season.

Kobe city police has confirmed that Japan’s largest Yakuza syndicate, the Yamaguchi-gumi, distributed cash gifts of up to 30,000 yen (about €227) to hundreds of local kids.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2009/1231/1224261476847.html

Shanghai Man Lands On Lover, Survives Suicide Jump

Unable to endure public disgrace, middle-aged man clutches his “nubile lover” and attempts suicide

At 4pm in the afternoon of January 3rd, in a residential area near Changning road in Shanghai a 50-year-old man jumped from the sixth floor, landing on a bed of flowers below, and was knocked unconscious. This reporter made his way to the scene, and found out that the jumper had been sent to hospital. Residents later said: as the man in question jumped he was holding a young girl, and after impacting with the ground she was squashed under him, which is why he wasn’t killed.

http://www.chinasmack.com/stories/shanghai-man-survives-suicide-jump-blowup-sex-doll/?utm_source=feedburner

Aussie censor balks at bijou boobs

Gets confused about other female bits also

The proposed Australian Government clampdown on smut just got a whole lot broader, as news emerged of a ban on small breasts and female ejaculation in adult material.

The end result of this widening of the censor’s net could be the addition of millions of websites to the internet filter now being proposed.

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Breasts came under the spotlight a year ago…. Rounding up magazines from corner shops and filling stations, Senator Joyce claimed that publications featuring small-breasted women were encouraging paedophilia.

The result of this campaign is now visible in the decisions being made by the Australian Classification Board, which is beginning to apply RC (refused classification) categories to such material, as opposed to the previous X-rating. According to Fiona Patten, Convenor of the Australian Sex Party: “We are starting to see depictions of women in their late 20s being banned because they have an A cup size.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/01/28/australian_censors/

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