A very very big shout-out to blogger Jake Adelstein at the Japan Subculture Research Center for pointing out these amazing sales discounts, available at a department store in downtown Osaka, Japan (in Shinsaibashi, right next to Hearton Hotel Shinsaibashi and Planet 3rd cafe, if you’re interested). Thanks also to @jjbw, @emilyknits, and @LettersOfNote, whose tweets brought them to my attention.
When viewing the pictures I nearly fell off my yogaball in amazement at what I saw. Could this actually be real?
20% off everything? Everything?! You betcha!
The authenticity of these sales advertisements (of which more below) has been verified by the people at the JSRC, as described on their blog (please send them your clicks). It turns out that the whole store was plastered with these things. Here are some more: Continue reading
Yeah, okay, so this particular blog layout requires that I have a Welcome-type message posted permanently at the bottom of the home screen. And here it is. The purpose of this blog is to take receipt of miscellaneous bits and pieces that I enjoy looking at, or that I otherwise feel are worth recording/storing for posterity. My main blog — The Science Bit — is much more serious and is located elsewhere. I expect that most of what ends up here will be stuff I encounter opportunistically, and much (if not the majority) will be uploaded via my phone or some other ad hoc means. I will then touch up the appearance when next online, if necessary. So please forgive me if things look a little messed up on occasion! Okay — so I reckon that this amount of text is about right for a Welcome message. Therefore, I will stop right here.