Japanese Retail in California

I grew up in Japan Town in San Jose, California. As a kid, I loved going down to the local mom-and-pop Japanese grocery store and buy all sort of Japanese snacks and toys. Unfortunately that mom-and-pop grocery store is no longer there, but here in California there is a number of Japanese grocery stores. The follow are Japanese based stores with on several locations throughout California.
  • Daiso – General Store
  • Miniso – General Store
  • Muji – General Store
  • Uniqlo – Clothing Store
  • Super Dry – Clothing Store
  • Marukai – Grocery Store
  • Nijiya Market – Grocery Store

Modern Guide to Being Rich and Famous

So you want to be rich and famous in the age on viral videos and social media.  Here is a sure approach to becoming an influencer.  First find an audience that is easily influenced.  As a grown adult do dumb and immature shit, build your fan base of 13 year olds, ask your teenage fan base to ask their parents to buy your shirts and gear, and rinse, repeat, and profit.

The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell

Here are the top 10 stories that leaders, executives, and CEO’s like to tell, according to Paul Smith who as interviewed hundreds of them.
  1. Where we came from (our founding story)
  2. Why we can’t stay here (a case-for-change story)
  3. Where we’re going (a vision story)
  4. How we’ll get there (a strategy story)
  5. What we believe (a corporate-values story)
  6. Who we serve (a customer story)
  7. What we do for customers (a sales story)
  8. How we’re different from competitors (a marketing story)
  9. Why I lead the way I do (a leadership-philosophy story)
  10. Why you should work here (a recruiting story)
Learn more in the stories leaders like to tell in Paul’s book The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell.

Ad Hoc Transportation Network

Traffic reporting apps like Waze are a new form of community-based networks. Each day, thousands of drivers use apps like Waze, Google Maps, Apple Maps, and other mobile phone applications to report on traffic conditions. Apps like these, I believe, can and will be interconnected to form a large ad hoc transportation network that can be enabled into smart cars and smart roads. Just imagine the applications that can be developed once the roads have more smart and self driving vehicles. Even now, there are a lot of cars on the road that have cameras for assist driving, once self driving vehicles hit the road in large numbers, those cameras can networked together and used to analyze license plates to look for stolen cars, automatically report pot holes, and even police/monitor other vehicles.

Death Wish

Unlike President Obama, I don’t have a kill list. In fact, unlike most Americans I don’t believe in capital punishment but there is a long list of agent provocateurs, cultural instigators, paid propagandists, bourgeoisie douchbags, and social media marketers that I would not shed a tear if they happen to die of natural causes or freak accidents or sharknado attack.

  • Thomas Friedman, Flathead
  • Mindy Kaling, Project Reject
  • Seth Rogan, Canadian
  • Ai Weiwei, Fake Artist
  • Mr Brainwash, Mr Frenchie
  • Banksy, British Bankster
  • Shepard Fairey, Obey Propagandist
  • Ryan Secrest, Idol Worshipper
  • Perez Hilton, Gossip Blogger
  • Joe Rogan, Fear Factor Facist
  • Chris Hardwick, Fake Nerdist
  • Any of the House wives of E
  • Andy Cohen, Bravo Bravado
  • Brian Wong, Kiip Hipster
  • Jimmy Fallon, Late Night Taxi
  • Ellen DeGenerous, White Oprah
  • Deepak Chopra, Hindu Hogwash
  • Jeff Koons, Pop Propagandist
  • Marc Andreessen, Cloud Capitalists
  • Yoko Ono, Black Widow
  • Leo Laporte, Tech Perv
  • Marc Maron, Moron
  • Nancy Grace, Disgrace
  • Dr Oz, Dr Kickbacks
  • Dr Drew, Dr Pharma
  • Vine Celebrities
  • Instagram Celebritites

Federales

During the American pioneer days, an American citizen could be born and go about most of his or her life without ever meeting a federal government employee, unless it was a US Calvary soldier killing Native Americans. Today, from birth to death, a person has to live and interact and be subject of federal regulations and restrictions.

Evolution of Undergarments

Underwear is like the appendix of garments, it’s almost a vestigial article of clothing. Today with our modern technology of in-home plumbing and heating and air conditioning, we can shower as much as we like, wash our clothes at any hour of the day, and stay nice and warm no matter the temperature outside. These factors had lead to the evolution of the underwear from granny panties big ass flag size waist high underwear to g-strings. The underwear has evolved to become an optional accessory, a bracelet for you butt.

Hippies are to Blame for the Economic Collapse of 2008

The Summer of Love was in 1967. Hundreds of thousands of hippies migrated to large metropolitan area like San Francisco and New York. In 1969, an estimated 400,000 free loving hippies gathered at Woodstock for 3 days of peace and music and sex and drugs and rock and roll. From 1967 to 1987, the year that the movie Wall Street is release, is 20 years, and most of the hippies from 1967 cut their hair and got jobs in that time. In those 20 years, the counter revolution of free love had grown up and gotten corporate jobs, those 18 year old hippies where now 38 year old middle managers in corporate raiding america of the 1987. Add another 20 years and this takes us to 2007, when about the hippie generation about to retire. In 2007, the hippies had grown to fill up most of boardrooms in corporate america. It was under the leadership of the hippie generation that dot com bubble burst in 2002, it was under their direction that jobs got outsource and offshore, they found new economic models like pooling poor performing home loans into highly rated collateral debt obligations, they found new tax strategies like double Irish and dutch sandwiches. The hippie ethos of free love turned out to be about free love of money, and this lead to the economic recession of 2008.

Kids are the Glue in Marriage

People do a lot of shit for their kids… Like staying married… If it wasn’t for kids, most people won’t stay together as long as they do… First argument over dirty socks… File for divorce over dirty sock irreconcilable difference… Fuck your dirty stinky feet, I’m out… Moving back home to my moms…

Everything That is Wrong With Wall Street

Banks give individuals home loans they can’t afford, the housing bubble spreads across the country, banks pools poor performing home loans into collateralize debt obligations to rate them as sound investments, local governments invest hundreds of millions into these collateralize debt obligations, the economy begins to slows down, hundreds of thousands are left unemployed, families can’t afford their mortgage, the housing bubble pops, banks repose homes, families are ruined, local governments lose millions from their pensions, some local governments go into bankruptcy, banks buy up homes for less than they worth, homeowners own mortgages for more than their homes are worth, banks begging renting homes back to families that lost their homes in foreclosures, banks push local governments to lower properties taxes since they now own a large number of homes, local communities lose out on income, funding to schools is cut, …