Sunday, March 30, 2008

Don't get too excited now, guys.

Two really old guys unveiling street lamps festooned with moe.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a new winner for the "Creepiest Photo on this Blog" award!

In the months since the Lucky☆Star anime aired, Saitama prefecture, the setting of the series, has been finding new and innovative ways to make a quick buck from the franchise. This includes the show's Hiiragi family being registered as official residents of Washimiya, and the Washinomiya shrine (where Tsukasa and Kagami Hiiragi work as miko) hosting an event attracting thousands.

Now the city of Satte, hometown of main character Konata Izumi, has gotten into the act as well. The city is installing decorative panels commemorating the series on over 500 of its street lamps. This is in addition to the limited edition sake already available in the city.

Konata and Kagami streetlamps
If this were any country other than Japan, these would be covered in Sharpie scribbles by now.

In light of these events, the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce would like to issue the following reminder:

Scranton: We did 'milking it' first
(Photo by tomdobb)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Just a reminder:

Next new year's eve will be the last time you'll be able to wear the incoming year as a pair of glasses for the next nine hundred and ninety one years.

Start planning now.