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(Asahi Shimbun)   Meanwhile in Osaka, thousands of tourists flock to brightly painted garbage incinerator, some of them mistaking it for Universal Studios Japan theme park. Furnace shoulda told 'em   ( asahi.com) divider line
    More: Weird, Flue gas stack, garbage incineration plant, Waste management, Maishima incineration plant, Tokyo, Incineration, Universal Studios, Austria  
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2017-11-13 11:03:16 PM  
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"No! Shut them all down! Hurry!"
 
2017-11-14 02:12:59 AM  
It does look amusement park-ish.
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2017-11-14 02:21:12 AM  
Ask for Babs-san.
 
2017-11-14 02:22:08 AM  
Silly tourists. Universal Studios *generates* garbage, it doesn't incinerate it.
 
2017-11-14 02:28:08 AM  
Like moths to a porch light instead of the moon.
 
2017-11-14 02:32:38 AM  
Hundertwasser > Klimt

/discuss among yourselves
//I'm all verklempt
 
2017-11-14 02:41:02 AM  
There's some Pavlovian thing that seems to happen with the Japanese and lines ("queues"  for the Britbongs). It's weird. I swear I once heard two girls taking to each other, Girl A: "Hey, they're lining up here."  Girl 2: "Yeah. It must be good, let's get in line." There was no indication they had any idea what they were lining up for.

I spent all day wine tasting in Japanese wine country (Kastsunuma) so that might be less amusing to you than to me. Meh, whatever.
 
2017-11-14 02:54:37 AM  

kyuzokai: There's some Pavlovian thing that seems to happen with the Japanese and lines ("queues"  for the Britbongs). It's weird. I swear I once heard two girls taking to each other, Girl A: "Hey, they're lining up here."  Girl 2: "Yeah. It must be good, let's get in line." There was no indication they had any idea what they were lining up for.

I spent all day wine tasting in Japanese wine country (Kastsunuma) so that might be less amusing to you than to me. Meh, whatever.


No, it's true. I'm always amazed at what they'll line up for. Sometimes I think they don't even bother buying anything once they get to the front of the line.
 
2017-11-14 03:11:32 AM  
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2017-11-14 03:28:07 AM  
"Knoxville, Knoxville, Knoxville!"
 
2017-11-14 03:34:45 AM  
How did this happen?
 
2017-11-14 03:51:02 AM  

Likwit: kyuzokai: There's some Pavlovian thing that seems to happen with the Japanese and lines ("queues"  for the Britbongs). It's weird. I swear I once heard two girls taking to each other, Girl A: "Hey, they're lining up here."  Girl 2: "Yeah. It must be good, let's get in line." There was no indication they had any idea what they were lining up for.

I spent all day wine tasting in Japanese wine country (Kastsunuma) so that might be less amusing to you than to me. Meh, whatever.

No, it's true. I'm always amazed at what they'll line up for. Sometimes I think they don't even bother buying anything once they get to the front of the line.


Is it just the Japanese? Or all Asians?

The Chinese population around these parts (Vancouver, BC) sure do love to line up for anything too.
 
2017-11-14 03:58:03 AM  

Nexzus: Likwit: kyuzokai: There's some Pavlovian thing that seems to happen with the Japanese and lines ("queues"  for the Britbongs). It's weird. I swear I once heard two girls taking to each other, Girl A: "Hey, they're lining up here."  Girl 2: "Yeah. It must be good, let's get in line." There was no indication they had any idea what they were lining up for.

I spent all day wine tasting in Japanese wine country (Kastsunuma) so that might be less amusing to you than to me. Meh, whatever.

No, it's true. I'm always amazed at what they'll line up for. Sometimes I think they don't even bother buying anything once they get to the front of the line.

Is it just the Japanese? Or all Asians?

The Chinese population around these parts (Vancouver, BC) sure do love to line up for anything too.


I never really noticed that behavior any time I was in China, and Japanese people say Chinese people don't line up at all, so... I donno.
 
2017-11-14 04:28:23 AM  
Who else but Japan would design a garbage incinerator to look anything but utilitarian? I think it's better than the grim, dirty, smelly recycling plants and dumps we have over here.

My city has a massive dirt pyramid that can be seen for miles, complete with big black pipes jammed into the soil as a garbage dump. I think it's over 6 stories tall and we call it Mount Vero. Since the winds usually blow to the south, travelers get to smell it miles in advance when heading north. That way, they know they're close to the turnoff on I-95 for Vero Beach, Florida.
 
2017-11-14 04:55:31 AM  
The top looks cool, but the red paint looks like blood running down the tower. Weird.
 
2017-11-14 06:13:45 AM  
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2017-11-14 08:01:16 AM  
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The incinerator's mascot?
 
2017-11-14 08:57:41 AM  
We have a similar problem in Toronto. Mentally deranged architects seem to gravitate to Toronto.

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2017-11-14 10:37:27 AM  
Yes, the incinerator has a Trip Advisor page (23 reviews, average of 4 out of 5).
 
2017-11-14 11:04:05 AM  

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The incinerator's mascot?


The thing is, it may very well have had its own mascot at one point.  Osaka government agencies used to have 92 mascots for various things.  The prefectual governor actually instituted a mascot cull a couple years ago.
 
2017-11-14 03:32:01 PM  
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2017-11-14 11:53:35 PM  
Reminds me of the power plant in Vienna

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