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4 More Years !!!

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Click here to enter my Election 2004 Page   
(updated Oct. 19, 2004!!)

 

 


 

Miracle Earthquake Survivor

NAGAOKA, Japan - Yuta Minagawa, a two-year-old boy, drinks milk during breakfast at Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture. Yuta was rescued from a car 92 hours after it was buried by massive boulders in a landslide triggered by the M6.8 quake that killed 36 people on Sat. Oct. 23. Both his mother, Takako, and his three-year-old sister, Mayu, perished in the accident. Photo was provided by the hospital. (Kyodo) 

Story: http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2004-10-27-japan-quake_x.htm

Photos: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-10/27/content_386242.htm

 

 

Boyfriend Arm Pillow

Yet another reason for Japan's 
record-low birth rate?.... 

 

 

"Vegetable Weapon"
by artist Tsuyoshi Ozawa

(courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo)

 

 

 

 

lay me down in the river
and wash this place away
break me down like sand from a stone
maybe i'll be whole again one day

lay me down, lay me down
maybe i'll be whole again
lay me down, lay me down
maybe i'll be whole again

 

(lyrics to the 1st track entitled "Lay Me Down" 
from the new "Crosby*Nash" album)

Click here to hear a 45-sec. Real Player sample


 

Visit the land of the rising sun.
And stay for the sunsets.

 

 

A Totally Self-Sufficient Toilet

This environmentally-friendly toilet along the Edogawa cycling course in Tokyo 
uses solar panels and a windmill for power generation, collects rainwater for 
hand washing & flushing, and has a specially-designed outside wall surface which 
facilitates vine growing to help keep the building cool. 

 

 

Do You Remember These?  
(Attention all you old fogies:  reminisce back to
the 50's with the words of the Statler Brothers) 

 

 

And while the world goes hungry..........


Cabbage Patch Blues

Cabbages are piled in a field in Tsumagoimura, Gunma 
Prefecture, before being destroyed to adjust the supply
 of the vegetable and prevent a fall in market prices.  
The village, which produces about 3/4 of the cabbages 
consumed in the Tokyo metropolitan area, has had a 
bumper crop this year because of almost ideal growing 
weather for the vegetable.  A total of 4,080 tons of cabbages 
in Gunma, Nagano, and Yamanashi prefectures will be 
disposed of in exchange for state subsidies.

 

 

Honest Japan.....

Last Wed. morning I received this receipt 
from the cashier at a convenience store 
where I often shop.  I had been there the 
previous Fri. when I forgot my change, 
a 50-yen coin which they had saved for me 
and taped to the receipt.  Just one example of 
the numerous reasons why I truly love this country...

 

 

 

 

Click here to solve a cute puzzle  

 

 

 THE SENILITY PRAYER

Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, 
the good fortune to run into the ones I do, 
and the eyesight to tell the difference.


 


 

Gary Joe Wolff
(in Japan)
Vers. XXXI

 

Chiba Marines Stadium

 

Navigating this site:

--------------------EXCITING PHOTO GALLERY--------------------
(over 400 images)
Take me straight to the Exciting 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
Exciting President George W. Bush Photo Gallery
  
Exciting Mt. Suisho-dake & Mt. Washiba-dake, Northern Japan Alps

 

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


(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 --
(website updated Sept. 11, 2004) 

Also, you can read dad's obituary here.
  


--------------------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.com -- 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
(the original splash page for www.garywolff.com)

 

 

-------------------FEEL GOOD-------------------
STUFF

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

Rocks
(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--------------------

Photo of the Week  
(from Metropolis, Japan's No. 1 English Magazine)

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

Red*Thread
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

 

 

-------------------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

 

-------------------ARCHIVES-------------------  

Previous Versions of this Welcome Page:

Happy Summer !! (2004)
In Loving Memory of Dad--1932-2004 (June 2004)
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


Sayonara

Well, I guess that's all for now. Thanks for visiting.
I sincerely hope this web site has been a culturally rewarding experience for you (joke).
The site has grown considerably since it was first launched in Jan. '97 and
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 !!

And don't forget to drop me a line if you have time.
If you have any comments, suggestions, complaints,
or would just like to yell at me,
you can send email here:

garywolf@gol.com
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