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Super Clean Tokyo and the 1964 Campaign to "Banish Cigarette Butts From All the Streets in the World"

When I first moved to Japan, the first pleasant surprise was the everyday practice of taking my shoes off before entering a home. After doing that for a while, it nearly disgusted me when I came back to New York where everywhere was parading around the house in the shoes that stepped in all kinds of you-know-what outside. 552 more words

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Civil War Memorial

Okay, it has been a while now this Civil War was released and I watched this latest addition to the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe for those who don’t know) and I have had time to decompress and analyse the film in the grey matter that makes the rest of me move around and stuff. 1,679 more words

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Comic Book Man

Do you read comics? Or have you read them in the past? If you’re reading this blog or listen to podcasts like The Smoke Breakers then I’m guessing the answer is yes to one of those questions. 1,325 more words

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Nostalgia Goggles

Smoke Breakers – 002: Total Rehash


With the release of our first Remake / Original Night podcast, it got me thinking about the effect nostalgia goggles can have on the things you used to love. 367 more words

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The Controversy Awards

The Smoke Breakers episode 001 – The Gold Standard:


A little time has passed since the Oscars live telecast, and the glamour and controversy have seemed to die down for another year. 901 more words

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