Food: Fifty Of The World's Best Breakfasts (Not fifty of the world's best breakfasts (as many of the comments point out), but rather what you could expect from a luxury breakfast provided by your hotel if you stayed in that country. Or something that is eaten somewhere, sometime in the country specified. They all look delicious.)
Nature: Giant Amoebas Found In The Mariana Trench
Science: Global Warming Is A Thing That Is Real, Says Study (What makes this different from all those other studies that said it was real was that the main source of funding was a climate change denier.)
Thai Flooding: Crazy Photos Of $12 Million Worth Of New Hondas Underwater In Thailand! and Editorial: Reports From Thailand Often Show Disinterest In Lives Lost, Focus On Financial Losses
Tiger&Bunny: Tweet 'Happy Birthday' To Barnaby, Win Fabulous Prizes!
Writing: Actress Writes Trashy Blog Post For Playboy About Hiring Prostitutes (I'm linking to the blog post that pointed me to her post just to absolve myself of any responsibility (and to give you a second chance to click away). Said post described it as "the worst collection of words I've ever encountered". In truth, I found the writing compelling; not because of what she was describing, but for what she was revealing about herself. However, it was written with a lack of self-awareness that counteracts that. Or does it? Is it strange to acknowledge I would have welcomed more-or-less the same post by an author who was aware that she or he was writing fiction from the perspective of a truly awful person?)
I haven't had time to write much lately myself. I'm getting up at anywhere between 5:55 and 6:15 to go to work, teaching business classes in the evening and getting home around 9:00. My sleep has really suffered, but I should be better in about two weeks when one of my classes finishes. I've only got one class next week and even a day off for "Bunka no Hi". I'll almost certainly head to Asakusa to see the Tokyo Jidai festival, which apparently has no official website this year. Other sites assure me it's on though, although all of these are minor blogs in Japanese. English websites don't seem to mention it. Hm.
November also starts next week and I'm genuinely superstitious about that month. Something bad ALWAYS happens in it. Always. I'm hoping for something a little better this year though. Wish me luck!
I went to the Tokyo Comedy Store. Yes, after a week of getting to bed at 11;30 or (much) later and getting up at six, I still went out. It only happens once a month and there's only one more left that I can go to, to my knowledge. It was really good, and I'd recommend it to anyone.