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Happy Summer !!!
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 for
vine growing to help cool the building.
Do You Remember
(Attention all 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.
"War hero" aiding and abetting the enemy?
John F'ing Kerry's picture hangs in the museum
celebrating the Viet Cong's victory over America
in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). The communists
in Vietnam consider him and Jane Fonda to be heroes.
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...
here to hear the hilarious
new theme song for Kerry's Island
Click here to solve a cute puzzle
THE SENILITY PRAYER
Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked
the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
and the eyesight to tell the difference.
The book that John F'ing Kerry wishes he never wrote:
The picture above is the original cover of
John Kerry's book, THE NEW SOLDIER.
John Kerry's friends, the so-called
Vietnam Veterans Against the War,
were mocking this scene photographed
during the Second World War.
6,825 American boys died in the battle
to take Iwo Jima before they planted that flag.
This book is out of print, but you can read it online for free here.
here to watch the new TV ad
by the Vietnam Veterans organization,
Swift Boat Veterans for Truth,
blasting John F'ing Kerry
Read four chapters of John O'Neill's
UNFIT FOR COMMAND online for FREE:
THE PURPLE HEART HUNTER
CHAPTER 5 MORE FRAUDULENT MEDALS
CHAPTER 6 A TESTIMONY OF LIES
CHAPTER 8 KERRY'S ANTIWAR SECRETS
Whitewalls Cost Extra
|A Bridgestone Corp. employee displays her firm's smallest tire while standing next to the world's largest tire, unveiled at the company's factory in Kodaira, western Tokyo. The tire--which is 4.02 meters in diameter, weighs 5.1 tons and costs 3.5 million yen--will be used on 350-ton ore trucks at mines in North America and Indonesia.|
Walking the Dog
"Help is on the way??!!" (he-he)
(Click here to hear the Mighty Mouse song)
This is called job security for English teachers in Japan
(please read "behaviors" no. 4 carefully!)
John Kerry (left) as a sperm swimming up a uterus?
|Alexandra Kerry, a 30-year-old actress,
documentary filmmaker, and
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.
First Daughters join their father
on the campaign trail.
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"
"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
The Chiba Marines' new manager, Bobby Valentine
(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
-----------------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 --
(his website was updated August 7, 2004)
Also, you can read dad's obituary here,
or sign his guest book here,
---------------2004 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL
(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
CAN'T KEEP HANDS OFF EACH OTHER
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."
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 Kerry tries to revise Cambodian history "as he sees it"
F'ing Kerry rehearses his announcement
of John 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)
Who would you rather have running your country?
Kerry Bites the Dust Once Again on his Training Wheels
John Kerry (D-MA) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) meet with Daniel Ortega,
leader of Nicaragua's communist Sandinistas in 1984.
finally, please click here to see a replay of Howard Dean's
now-famous crazed, shouting speech after the Iowa caucuses.
A very funny TV commercial
Bill Maher's New Rules
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
|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.|
Firecracker Day to you !!
(Oh, you mean it's not the 4th of July yet? Darn....)
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"
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
absolutely HILARIOUS cartoon of George W. Bush.....
you just GOTTA check this one out !!
Lady Liberty Fireworks
You Don't Know Jack Schitt
there was ever any question as to which brand
of soy sauce you should use, here's your answer.
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
Earth Lights from Space
(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
(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
Paradox of Our Time
by George Carlin
The Twilight Zone page
(the original splash page for www.garywolff.com)
Center of the Bible
(if you have PowerPoint & a high-speed connection,
it's worth the wait....trust me)
(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
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.
(Set your priorities. Take care of your rocks first.)
What is the Meaning of Life?
Inspiration and Hope
Tips for Success
Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
by Baz Luhrmann
Going to College
Life's Many Little Lessons
of Faith in an Apocalyptic Age
by the Reverend John Donald Craig
(Jan. 3, 1915 - Nov. 1, 2002)
A Vanished Friend
The Most Beautiful Flower
Summer of '99 is Over, but the Memories Linger On........
(a short slide show)
Vending Machines of Japan
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
here to see some spectacular fall scenery
from the Northern Japan Alps
Live Concert Schedules for Some of My Favorite Tokyo Musicians:
Bottleneck Blues Band
Donna Burke & Bill Benfield
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?
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)
(fine photographic images of Japan)
More Japan Links
More Tokyo Links
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.
Place in the Sun
(an awesome, breathtaking sunset with background music)
Full Moon Fever
(with "Everything I Do... I Do It For You" by Bryan Adams)
Phil Collins in Concert -- "Do You Remember?"
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
Web Site Bookmarks
Gary's Past Life in the States
(oops, up on my soapbox AGAIN)
Previous Versions of this Welcome Page:
In Loving Memory of Dad--1932-2004
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
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
Japan's Spectacular Fall Colors -- Fall 2000
A Summer Night in Japan -- Summer 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
'98 Nagano, Japan Winter Olympics
Original Home Page published January 27, 1997
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?"
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