My oven is broken.
“Ho ho!”you say. “Joe is running out of ideas for his blog! He did the old “my oven is broken” blog entry five months ago!”
True, but my oven is broken again.
“Ha ha!”you say. “Joe is REALLY desperate for writing material. He already did the “my oven is broken – AGAIN!” blog entry a month ago!”
All true, but my oven is broken again. Again. Like the previous two times, the digital touchpad won’t work – unless I press “CANCEL”. I can cancel to my heart’s content, but cooking is a problem.
Well, screw Maytag. Tomorrow, Akemi and I go oven shopping!
Speaking of Akemi, today she was talking about some of the interesting t.v. dramas that aired in Japan back when she was living in Tokyo. One in particular struck me as ripe for North American adaptation:
It’s called “Yamma Onna Kabe Onna” which translates to “Mountain Woman and Wall Woman”. It’s a series about a flat-chested woman who works in the handbag section of a department store who befriends a busty new sales person. Hilarity ensues. No. Really.
Some equally intriguing overseas productions…
Urakara focuses on a group of female operatives who work for a secret underground organization. Each week, they are given a new target, anyone from a powerful politician to a simple salaryman. Their mission –
to kill get their targets to fall in love with them…at all costs! But the fact that they inexperienced in the ways of love leads to many complications…Wait! What? Inexperienced in love? Wouldn’t it behoove the “secret underground organization” orchestrating these ops to hire hire actual professionals? Ah, forget it. I’m sure it all makes perfect sense by episode 3.
Teeth of Love (aka Love Teeth) tells the tale of a girl who rejects a boy and ends up getting a brick thrown at her which causes her back pain whenever it rains. She falls in love with a married man who dumps her and ends up marrying a man she doesn’t love only to dump him later. The latter responds by removing his tooth and giving it to her. Hmmm. Maybe it loses something in the translation.
Ice Girl – Just before her wedding, a woman falls seriously ill. Her surgeon father, unable to save her, puts her in stasis. Twenty-five years later, she wakes up – and falls in love with her fiancé’s son. [I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often].
Imi wa Petto (You’re My Pet) is a series about a girl who comes home one night to find an unconscious man sitting in a cardboard box outside her front door. She reacts like any normal person would do in this situation – taking him in and nursing him back to health. But once he’s back to full health, the guy doesn’t want to leave. She agrees to let him stay on the condition he becomes…her pet. I’m sure it’s a lot less kinky than we’re imagining.
Ah, screw this. I’m moving to Japan to work on a show there!