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(SoraNews24)   Ikeda City mayor installs and uninstalls personal sauna in office, apologizes and repays ¥690 for electricity used, explains he used it to treat pain from old college football injury and that he's been living with a hernia   (soranews24.com) divider line
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2020-11-20 5:09:49 PM  
His doctor told him that, any day now, he might have to wear a truss.
 
2020-11-20 6:35:07 PM  
That's no way to talk about your wife.
 
2020-11-20 7:34:02 PM  
Is that an Al reference?

Living With A Hernia In America - A Weird Al / James Brown Comparison
Youtube lhx3_71sWsQ
 
2020-11-20 7:35:12 PM  
Living With a Hernia
Youtube kBDyTfxx5Bo
 
2020-11-20 7:35:43 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Is that an Al reference?

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/lhx3_71s​WsQ]


I was going to post the official video but YouTube doesn't play nice
 
2020-11-20 7:38:54 PM  
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2020-11-20 7:40:08 PM  
I don't think but I'm missing any Frank Zappa references.
At some point in Billy the Mountain, he does mention a truss in have something to do with Studebaker Hock. Spelling may be incorrect.
 
2020-11-20 7:42:30 PM  
Hurts me bad, in a tender location.
 
2020-11-20 7:43:04 PM  
Another story that could never happen in Finland.
 
2020-11-20 7:44:23 PM  
He probably have himself the hernia trying to assemble a Hurdal.
 
2020-11-20 7:45:08 PM  
He's doing the secretary, isn't he?
 
2020-11-20 7:48:12 PM  
Honestly, I'd be lying if I said I never daydreamed of having a treadmill or cycle in a nice office, but if you have an activity that requires actual stripping of clothes...
Yeah.
 
2020-11-20 7:48:43 PM  

Resident Muslim: He's doing the secretary, isn't he?


And probably the credenza as well.
 
2020-11-20 7:55:20 PM  
Didn't know you can build a sauna with an allen key.
 
2020-11-20 8:00:28 PM  

thorpe: [i.insider.com image 850x850]


I really do not trust the looks of that Djungelskog.
 
2020-11-20 8:17:06 PM  

black_knight: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/kBDyTfxx​5Bo]


I learned everything I know about Richters' Hernia from that video.
 
2020-11-20 8:42:42 PM  
So like... 6 bucks.
 
2020-11-20 8:57:59 PM  
TETSAUNA!!!!!

IKEDA!
 
2020-11-20 9:06:53 PM  

DON.MAC: Another story that could never happen in Finland.


Exactly...The company building would come with saunas, he'd never have to install one.
And he'd get to see all his colleagues naked..
 
2020-11-20 9:12:56 PM  
if it hasn't been said, 690 yen is like 6 bucks.
 
2020-11-20 10:22:56 PM  
Came for the Weird Al video, leaving satisfied.
 
2020-11-21 12:06:59 AM  
In a very refreshing presentation, the amount shown in the very helpful picture is exactly 690 yen. It also shows small denominations of coins, which rather emphasizes that we are dealing with coins that a six year old would have in a piggy bank. Thumbs up for the photo people.

I should also add, as the journalist analyst, that 690 yen would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 23 kWh of electricity that this guy is paying for, assuming he used electricity during peak hours.

So.

What kind of sauna would use only 23 kWh? How big was it? How much time would it have been used? If it was basically closet sized, well insulated, and made out of cedar? Which is totally doable by the way.... then you could probably get some high temperatures in there with a 100 W lightbulb, given a little warm up time. That means you could run it for about 230 hours using 23 kWh. And 230 hours would be more or less 8 hours a day for a month.

Or four hours a day for two months.

Or two hours a day for four months.

Or an hour a day for eight months.

I am going to build me one of those.
 
2020-11-21 12:31:41 AM  

2fardownthread: What kind of sauna would use only 23 kWh? How big was it? How much time would it have been used? If it was basically closet sized, well insulated, and made out of cedar? Which is totally doable by the way.... then you could probably get some high temperatures in there with a 100 W lightbulb, given a little warm up time. That means you could run it for about 230 hours using 23 kWh. And 230 hours would be more or less 8 hours a day for a month.


Most two people Saunas use a pair of 1 kW IR heaters.  Larger ones will have about 5 kW of heating capacity.  They tend to use more energy than the hot tub when Finnish visitors are in the house.
 
2020-11-21 3:19:58 AM  
also -

America: HUD Secretary and noted quack spends $32,000 on a set of dining furniture.
Japan: local Mayor apologizes for spending $6.00 on electricity.
 
2020-11-21 7:01:42 AM  
690 yen... that's like... almost a whole dollar!
 
2020-11-21 7:10:14 AM  
I got a black belt in Ikeda.
And the boots to match.
 
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