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(SoraNews24)   Have you ever thought that someone was living inside operating the vending machine you were buying something from? Silly idea, right? Not in Japan   (soranews24.com) divider line
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2022-01-18 8:53:00 PM  
Didn't we have those back in the 50's?

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2022-01-18 9:52:12 PM  
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Don't get the panties.
 
2022-01-19 5:35:05 AM  

grokca: [soranews24.com image 640x480]

Don't get the panties.


Or the milk.
 
2022-01-19 5:40:08 AM  
I'm going to need some more pink.

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2022-01-19 5:43:13 AM  

born_yesterday: grokca: [soranews24.com image 640x480]

Don't get the panties.

Or the milk.


Is the glory hole vending machine still in play?
 
2022-01-19 5:47:21 AM  
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2022-01-19 5:52:47 AM  

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They're gonna be rushed by the PolTab regulars...
 
yms
2022-01-19 5:55:27 AM  

johnny_vegas: born_yesterday: grokca: [soranews24.com image 640x480]

Don't get the panties.

Or the milk.

Is the glory hole vending machine still in play?


Has your mother retired?
 
2022-01-19 5:56:09 AM  
Video- Strange Japanese hamburger vending machine.flv
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2022-01-19 6:00:32 AM  
Reminds me of a couple I met once who serviced ATMs.  A few weeks later, I went to one of those wall-mounted machines at the bank and it spit out a receipt with a smiley face when I walked up.  I assumed one of them was on the other side of the wall working on the machine but I never ran into them again so I didn't get the chance to ask.
 
2022-01-19 6:02:23 AM  

Mr_Vimes: I'm going to need some more pink.

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Username checks out.

/ding!
 
2022-01-19 6:10:53 AM  

yms: johnny_vegas: born_yesterday: grokca: [soranews24.com image 640x480]

Don't get the panties.

Or the milk.

Is the glory hole vending machine still in play?

Has your mother retired?


You mean my dad

/protip: it's NEVER a woman
 
2022-01-19 6:16:34 AM  

aleister_greynight: Didn't we have those back in the 50's?

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We need them again.
 
2022-01-19 6:18:54 AM  

grokca: [soranews24.com image 640x480]

Don't get the panties.


Don't you kink shame me!  Some of us prefer quantity over quality.
 
yms
2022-01-19 6:20:43 AM  

johnny_vegas: yms: johnny_vegas: born_yesterday: grokca: [soranews24.com image 640x480]

Don't get the panties.

Or the milk.

Is the glory hole vending machine still in play?

Has your mother retired?

You mean my dad

/protip: it's NEVER a woman


I wish someone had told me that yesterday.
 
2022-01-19 6:35:31 AM  

johnny_vegas: born_yesterday: grokca: [soranews24.com image 640x480]

Don't get the panties.

Or the milk.

Is the glory hole vending machine still in play?


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2022-01-19 6:38:56 AM  
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2022-01-19 6:55:47 AM  
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2022-01-19 6:57:30 AM  
That cut out is an early model b.j. machine
 
2022-01-19 7:24:05 AM  

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2022-01-19 7:24:24 AM  
This is a great story and all, but...
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...this isn't exactly the kind of place where I would want to buy a chicken salad sandwich from a vending machine.

/Or a coffee.
 
2022-01-19 7:39:12 AM  
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A humonculous ?
 
2022-01-19 7:44:29 AM  

Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen: This is a great story and all, but...
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...this isn't exactly the kind of place where I would want to buy a chicken salad sandwich from a vending machine.

/Or a coffee.


I dunno.  You might wind up with worms that super heal you and give you the strength of multiple worms.
 
2022-01-19 7:51:28 AM  
Neat. This article again. Whelp, see ya again in 2023, article.
 
2022-01-19 8:02:11 AM  
I used to live in Yachiyo, so I'm really getting a kick...

Not kidding, I really did. We used to go to the Midorigaoka mall to watch movies, etc., and there used to be a biatchin' ramen shop right around the corner that is now sadly closed. I've never been to the area in the article. Seems like Chiba is getting a lot of traction on Sora News these days.
 
2022-01-19 8:04:47 AM  
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2022-01-19 8:10:28 AM  
Seinfeld Kramer Moviefone Man
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2022-01-19 8:17:17 AM  

BafflerMeal: Neat. This article again. Whelp, see ya again in 2023, article.


I remember something similar, but it was a guy in Tokyo? Or was it the vending machine with mystery prizes? It is all blurring together into an odd duck's head soup! I don't know man. I get a lot of Japan weird every damn day.

I had a lady today ask me if a certain home had "bugs." I said, what do you mean, "bugs..." you mean grasshoppers? Ants? Aesop type bugs, haha? Then she said, "cockroaches." And I disappeared into near fugue trying to remember the last time I saw a cockroach. I think it was Kobe in about 1994. No. The vermin in this part of Japan look more like monkeys and boars than bugs.

And apparently people do not want their dogs to walk on dirt and bare ground anymore, I learned.

I tried to explain that changing a lightbulb about 25 feet straight up on a vaulted ceiling will probably require a ladder.

Japan, man. Curry udon. And matcha kit kats. And potato chips made out of yams. Pheasants everywhere.

And would you rather have a new toilet seat or a used washlet? If it were you, what would you choose?

And those are just snapshots. My Japan is reality, but really just barely.
 
2022-01-19 8:19:05 AM  
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2022-01-19 8:26:32 AM  
A very long time ago, I used to marvel at the vertical parking lots where you would drive your car nose in, and when you came back to get your car, it was pointed back out so you could drive it out, not back it out.

Someone asked me how they did that. I told them that I thought it must be large apes that would flip the cars around for a few bananas every hour.

Some people see automation and can get the gist.

Other people see the world as a facade behind which homonculi do the heavy lifting. and then, sometimes the homonculus is an old lady, dressed as a kappa, handing out merchandise. Tell me it is not a metaphor. You think that is air you're breathing?
 
2022-01-19 8:33:50 AM  

2fardownthread: BafflerMeal: Neat. This article again. Whelp, see ya again in 2023, article.

I remember something similar, but it was a guy in Tokyo? Or was it the vending machine with mystery prizes? It is all blurring together into an odd duck's head soup! I don't know man. I get a lot of Japan weird every damn day.

I had a lady today ask me if a certain home had "bugs." I said, what do you mean, "bugs..." you mean grasshoppers? Ants? Aesop type bugs, haha? Then she said, "cockroaches." And I disappeared into near fugue trying to remember the last time I saw a cockroach. I think it was Kobe in about 1994. No. The vermin in this part of Japan look more like monkeys and boars than bugs.

And apparently people do not want their dogs to walk on dirt and bare ground anymore, I learned.

I tried to explain that changing a lightbulb about 25 feet straight up on a vaulted ceiling will probably require a ladder.

Japan, man. Curry udon. And matcha kit kats. And potato chips made out of yams. Pheasants everywhere.

And would you rather have a new toilet seat or a used washlet? If it were you, what would you choose?

And those are just snapshots. My Japan is reality, but really just barely.


And penis festivals!

James May Takes Part in a Fertility Festival | James May: Our Man in Japan
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2022-01-19 8:36:38 AM  

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I like that the marquee references "live secretaries" as if you can get something typed while you're there.
 
2022-01-19 8:55:15 AM  

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Exactly what service is Zoltar offering there?
 
2022-01-19 9:21:39 AM  
Machines - They're full of kids (Movie 43)
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2022-01-19 9:30:09 AM  
I'd rather read an article about her sister who works in a suicide booth.

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2022-01-19 9:50:56 AM  
Don't look in the trunk before smelling for anything strange.

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2022-01-19 10:05:59 AM  
That's a butt sucking soul vampire fetish.
 
2022-01-19 10:30:20 AM  
"Life's too short for the wrong job"

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2022-01-19 10:53:57 AM  
fark you haters, this made me smile

And I god damn needed that
 
2022-01-19 10:54:17 AM  
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2022-01-19 11:14:19 AM  
I keep them warm with my body heat.

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(not obscure)
 
2022-01-19 11:18:48 AM  
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2022-01-19 12:40:19 PM  
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2022-01-19 12:57:42 PM  
This both made me very happy and yet also broke my heart.
 
2022-01-19 2:34:43 PM  

KB202: aleister_greynight: Didn't we have those back in the 50's?

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We need them again.


Does the Smithsonian still have a wall of this as decoration in one of their cafeterias?
 
2022-01-20 12:42:12 AM  
Only in Japan....
 
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