Here is Charli XCX Singing 'Boom Clap' in Japanese

How much does pop princesa Charli XCX know and love her fanbase? Definitely enough to try her hand at singing "Boom Clap," one of last year's biggest hits, in Japanese, for special release of Sucker on Warner Music Japan. Unsure how she fared as my Japanese is a little rusty, but at least two people in the always… » 1/28/15 12:30pm 1/28/15 12:30pm

The Cast of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Is Almost Entirely White

With the news that William Fichtner will play Shredder, that rounds out an almost entirely white cast in the Michael Bay-produced, Jonathan Liebesman-directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Perhaps the most offensive casting is the awesomely impossible-to-kill Shredder, whose alter ego is Oroku Saki, and has always… » 6/24/13 10:30pm 6/24/13 10:30pm

Japanese Mascots Set World Record; Also Haunt Our Dreams

Did you know that the cities and prefectures of Japan have kawaii mascots? I don't know what any of these things are — I look at this mess and just see Valerie Cherish as a giant cupcake — but I really love the idea of cities having adorable mascots. Ugh, so sick of sports hogging all the good shit in America! (I'm… » 1/29/13 11:45pm 1/29/13 11:45pm

Rush Limbaugh Makes Fun Of Japanese Refugees

As if the devastation in Japan wasn't horrifying enough, in the U.S. we've been subjected to idiotic jokes about the disaster and wingnuts' ridiculous suggestions that the Japanese brought this on themselves. Since Rush Limbaugh is both an idiot and a wingnut, we aren't too surprised to find he's been laughing at the… » 3/16/11 11:46pm 3/16/11 11:46pm

Japanese Tiger Is Psyched About Toilet Training

Leave it to the Japanese to make a simultaneously adorable and creepy cartoon about pooping (see also: Everyone Poops). The video above — seen today on parenting blog Babble — shows a little tiger named Shimjiro. His tigerents are trying to potty train him, and is he ever excited about weeing in the toilet! I'd… » 12/20/07 1:30pm 12/20/07 1:30pm