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 In Loving Memory of Dad
June 2004


Please check out my new website:
Gary J. Wolff (in Tokyo, Japan)



You can read dad's obituary here
or visit his softball website here.



On May 16th Alexandra Kerry, a 30-year-old actress, 
documentary filmmaker, and daughter of 2004 Democratic 
presidential nominee John Kerry, at the Cannes Film 
Festival to present her short film, "The Last Full Measure." 



How to Spot a Rich Guy




Tired of the hundreds of millions of dollars being spent on this U.S. presidential election?  Why not just decide things the old fashioned way?  Things were pretty simple back in the school yard.  Click here to experience Dubya and Kerry going head to head.






The First Daughters join their father 
on the campaign trail.





Click here to listen to the trailer for the Big Fat 
Stupid White Man's new movie, Fahrenheit 98.6



Audio excerpt from Slick Willie's new book, "My Lie"



Clinton story on wife's name questioned

"The unwillingness to tell the truth or urge to fictionalize is manifest throughout the book.

Take Page 870. The Clintons were in New Zealand and met 'Sir Edmund Hillary who explored the South Pole in the 1950s and was the first man to reach the top of Mount Everest and, most important, was the person Chelsea's mother had been named for.'

Edmund Hillary reached the top of Everest in 1953. Hillary Rodham was born in 1947 when the famed mountain climber was still an unknown beekeeper."



The Clintons pay their final respects at Ronald Reagan's funeral



The world's first blue roses, developed by Japan 
beverage maker, Suntory



Lavender flowers in Kamifurano-cho, Hokkaido,
which peak in mid-July




About 100 mountaineers celebrate the opening of the 
Mt. Fuji climbing season on July 1st by catching 
the 4:29am sunrise from the summit. 
Temperature was a crisp 2 C.




Ruling coalition lawmakers shield 
Masayuki Kunii, chairman of the 
House of Councilors welfare committee 
(second from left, facing front),  from their 
opposition counterparts on June 3rd as the panel 
approves a package of pension reform bills.



An overhead, pedal-powered monorail amusement park ride for kids



A lamppost in Kasai Rinkai Seaside Park




Gary Joe Wolff
(in Japan)
Vers. XXIX


"May Peace Prevail on Earth"
("sekai jinrui ga heiwa de arimasuyou ni" in Japanese)


Navigating this site:

--------------------PHOTO GALLERY--------------------
(over 400 images)
Take me straight to the Photo Gallery
Exciting Japan Photos

Exciting Texas Photos
Exciting Mountain Photos  
Exciting Disney Kid Photos
Exciting Halloween Photos
Exciting Friend and Family Photos
More Exciting Friend and Family Photos, Page 2
More Exciting Friend and Family Photos, Page 3
President George W. Bush Photo Gallery
Mt. Suisho-dake & Mt. Washiba-dake, Northern Japan Alps

--------------------FUN STUFF--------------------

A very funny TV commercial 

Bill Maher's New Rules 

Secret Worlds: The Universe Within 
View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. 
Then move through space towards the Earth 
in successive orders of magnitude until you reach 
a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the 
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. 
After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf 
into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, 
the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, 
into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.

The End of the World    

Heavens-Above !!    

Attention all stargazers !!  If you're interested in satellites or astronomy, you've come to the right place!  Their aim is to provide you with all the information you need to observe satellites such as the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle, spectacular events such as the dazzlingly bright flares from Iridium satellites, as well as a wealth of other spaceflight and astronomical information. They not only provide the times of visibility, but also detailed star charts showing the satellite's track through the heavens. All their pages, including the graphics, are generated in real-time and customized for your location and time zone.

Happy Firecracker Day to you !!   
(Oh, you mean it's not the 4th of July yet? Darn....)

ATTENTION ALL WIVES:  Wanna be sure of pleasing your man?
Then "The Good Wife's Guide" is a must read !!  (he-he)   

For Adult Males Only !!   

Risque Jokes, Photos, and Cartoons

Feeling a bit down?  Click here to boost your spirits with the "Automatic Flatterer"  

How to identify if your cow has MAD COW DISEASE 
(courtesy:  Mr. Lenny Burns) 

A really cool Honda Accord advertisement  

An Amazing Clock that follows your mouse pointer around the screen  

The Magic Pinwheel  

The Leader of the Free World  

DRINK MORE BEER -- It's GOOD for you and HERE'S the proof !!  

Click here to Blow Up Osama Bin Laden  

The Flash Mind Reader  

The History of the "F" Word -- Engrish Favorites from Japan and around the World  

Remember when musicians dressed like THIS? (he-he)  

 The Industrious Clock  

 An absolutely HILARIOUS cartoon of George W. Bush.....
you just GOTTA check this one out !!

 Lady Liberty Fireworks  

 You Don't Know Jack Schitt

 If there was ever any question as to which brand
of soy sauce you should use, here's your answer.

 For the first time ever, a camera mounted to the Atlantis space shuttle's 
External Tank offered a view of the ride to orbit on Oct. 7, 2002

 Some New Features you may need on your Computer  

 Groovin' Granny

  Earth Lights from Space 

The Bush-Gore Dance
(It may be over, but the dancing never ends!)

The Dancing U.S. Presidents

The Parade of Stars

Fireworks over Tokyo Bay

3D Rotating Clock

Las Vegas Striptease Girl

Springtime Flowers in Texas
(a virtual slide show)

The History and Lyrics of the Song, "The Yellow Rose of Texas"

Smiles to Help Brighten Your Day

George Carlin's Latest Theory on Life

The Paradox of Our Time
by George Carlin

The Twilight Zone page


---------------2004 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION---------------
(let the fun begin !!)



The new John-John Love Fest
How romantic !!  Perhaps we need to get these guys a room.... 

Click here to see a HILARIOUS animated version of the above photos.   


THU JULY 08, 2004 10:09:35 ET


Hugs, kisses to the cheek, affectionate touching of the face, caressing of the back, grabbing of the arm, fingers to the neck, rubbing of the knees...

John Kerry and John Edwards can't keep their hands off each other!

In the past 48 hours, "candidate handling" has become the top buzz on the trail.

News photographers have been going wild with photos of the two Johns.

"I've been covering Washington and politics for 30 years. I can say I've never seen this much touching between two men, publicly," e-mailed one wire photographer.

When asked if the Johns are acting out a cynical focus group series of poses -- perhaps to show warmth to the chilly Bush/Cheney -- a Kerry spokesperson explained: "I think we're just seeing genuine affection between them."

But the spokesperson added, "I hope we do not see them wearing matching outfits when they ride bikes this weekend."

Source:  Matt Drudge


And what a stark contrast with this:

"In the Senate four years -- and that is the full extent of public life -- 
no international experience, no military experience.... 
When I came back from Vietnam in 1969, I don't know if John Edwards was out of diapers then."

-John F. Kerry during the Iowa Caucuses on the man he picked for #2



Please listen to some of Paul Shanklin's hilarious parodies here: 


John F'ing Kerry rehearses his announcement 
of Edwards as his running mate

Dawn of the Brain Dead Candidate 

John F'ing Kerry Campaign Ad 

What if Kerry was interviewed by Dr. Phil? 

"Bad Vibrations" (sung to the tune of the old Beach Boys song)

The Ex-Prez's advice to Kerry on his lying about his war medals
Kerrrrrry Baby (Will you Flip-Flop Tonight?)
Al Sharpton's "Mama Told Me not to Run"

Hear Kerry Confess to "Atrocities," "Burning of Villages" in Vietnam




Who would you rather have running your country?




Kerry Bites the Dust Once Again on his Training Wheels



Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) meet with Daniel Ortega,
leader of Nicaragua's communist Sandinistas in 1984.








And finally, please click here to see a replay of Howard Dean's 
now-famous crazed, shouting speech after the Iowa caucuses.



-------------------FEEL GOOD-------------------

The Center of the Bible   
(if you have PowerPoint & a high-speed connection, 
it's worth the me) 

Cowboy Bush   
(hey, WHAT'S wrong with being a COWBOY, anyways ??!!)
Another Version Here 

Wake-Up Call -- Flight Day 15 -- Columbia Space Shuttle Mission STS-107,
a music video essay by Chris Valentine
(Background music:  "Imagine"  by John Lennon) 

   U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's 12 Rules for Life  

 The very moving and inspirational "Interview with God" presentation
(The words to the poem can be viewed here) 

 Do not be discouraged. There is hope for us all.....right now.  

I Believe  

(Set your priorities. Take care of your rocks first.)

What is the Meaning of Life?

Inspiration and Hope  

Love Poems

Tips for Success

Everyone's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
by Baz Luhrmann

Going to College

Life's Many Little Lessons

Affirmation of Faith in an Apocalyptic Age
by the Reverend John Donald Craig
(Jan. 3, 1915 - Nov. 1, 2002)

I've Learned....

A Vanished Friend

The Most Beautiful Flower

The Summer of '99 is Over, but the Memories Linger On........
(a short slide show)


--------------------JAPAN STUFF--------------------

Vending Machines of Japan 

A Photo Documentary of Kamagasaki, the largest slum in Japan   
(by Shannon Higgins)

TokyoDV -- News, Photos, Products, and Online Videos from Japan  

Japanese Streets -- Exclusive Shots of Japan's Trendy Street Fashion -- 150% Cool  

 Cherry Blossoms in Japan

 Click here to see some spectacular fall scenery
from the Northern Japan Alps

Live Concert Schedules for Some of My Favorite Tokyo Musicians:

Charlie Fukami  
Alan Patton
Bottleneck Blues Band
Marble Tears  
Aki Sasaki

Donna Burke & Bill Benfield

Miya Ishida
More Tokyo Concert Info

Just How Crowded IS it on Toyko Trains, Anyways?

Gary's Tokyo-Houston News Beacon

What's Newsworthy in Japan These Days?

A Live Minicam View of Mt. Fuji
(Japan Time = GMT + 9 hours)

Rob's Japan FAQ: Know Before You Go
(Visiting or relocating to Japan? Get your questions answered here)

Photo Japan
(fine photographic images of Japan)

More Japan Links

More Tokyo Links


-----------------A TRIBUTE TO DAD-----------------

The Home Page of 
Walter Wolff
(Dec. 22, 1932--June 7, 2004)
-- take the tour through the almost 50-year career of one of the
best fast-pitch softball pitchers who ever walked on this planet --



-------------------KARAOKE ROOM-------------------  

OK, well there's no little bouncing ball, nor color-highlighted text,
but you've got the words and the music, so.....Get After It !!!

 An appeal for PEACE,
issued over 30 years ago by John Lennon.

A Place in the Sun
(an awesome, breathtaking sunset with background music)

Almost Full Moon Fever
(with "Everything I Do... I Do It For You" by Bryan Adams)

Phil Collins in Concert -- "Do You Remember?"

Listen to One of my Favorite Songs Here --
"Open Arms" by Journey

The music and lyrics of the famous song "Happy Xmas"
and message of peace by John and Yoko from 30 years ago !!

The Yellow Rose of Texas


--------------------BORING STUFF--------------------

Web Site Bookmarks

My Resume

Gary's Past Life in the States

Previous Versions of this Welcome Page:

Golden Week Boredom (2004)
I Love Spring !! (2004)
Mars Rover Photos -- February 2004
New Year's 2004 ("2003--the Year in Pictures" photo collage)
Christmas 2003 (Blue Santa Gary)
The View from the Top of Japan -- Fall 2003
Japan is NOT a Safe Country !! -- Summer 2003

Operation Iraqi Freedom -- Spring 2003
A Special Tribute to Space Shuttle Columbia -- Feb. 2003 
Christmas 2002 (Santa Gary)   
Fishing, Climbing, C&W Dancing -- Fall 2002
Fuji-Xerox World Cup Soccer Ad -- Summer 2002
Christmas 2001
Body Sculpting in the Northern Japan Alps -- Fall 2001
Cherry Blossoms along the Tama River -- Spring 2001

Email to President George W. Bush -- Feb. 20, 2001
Happy 21st Century !! -- New Year's 2001
Christmas 2000
Japan's Spectacular Fall Colors -- Fall 2000
A Summer Night in Japan -- Summer 2000
Spring 2000
New Year's 2000 (Geisha Gary)
Fall '99 (Ricky "Gary" Martin theme)
Summer Fun in Japan -- Summer '99
Spring has Come (春が来た) -- Spring '99
Christmas '98
'98 Nagano, Japan Winter Olympics
Original Home Page Published January 27, 1997


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it is unlikely you will be able to see everything in only 1 visit.
So please bookmark this site and come back when you can stay longer.
Or as they say in Texas,
"Y'all come back now, ya heah?"
Happy surfing !!

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or would just like to yell at me,
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