Who loves ya, baby?
Can't believe none of you've heard Nipsey.
It's interesting if you go back to stuff like Die Hard and American Psycho and pay attention to how Japan's discussed -- I think at one point a character in the latter claims the Japanese will own everything by the end of the 90s. I wonder whether that future failing to materialise is partly why Americans are now so enamored with Japanese culture. They're no longer a threat.
The nordic countries are stagnant, but probably less stagnant than anywhere else. Is anime popular in southern europe?brutal
so why not the (equally stagnant) nordic countries? good danish morals?
Apparently American street racing/tuner culture was fueled by cheap Japanese imports. That's why all the cars in Need for Speed Underground and The Fast and the Furious were Nissan, Toyota, Mitsubishi etc.Japan was certainly a bogeyman here back in the 80s/90s. they were kicking our ass with imports, all the best technology was Japanese (Sony! Panasonic!), even had pretty good baseball trams. then the bubble economy happened, declining birthrates, rise of competing asian countries with lower wages.
This completely blows my mindOsama Bin Laden was found with an enormous amount of hentai, anime, and classic videogames, including pirated Animal Crossing roms, Devil May Cry, and even multiple direct-to-DVD Final Fantasy movies. We're talking about a global vanguard of disenchantment. Is it any surprise that the theatre of Bin Laden resembles nothing so purely as that of an anime villain? Like any anime fan who starts to draw—he went from image consumer to image producer.
America went to war cos of that. The depression weren't an accident based on impersonal economic laws. They fought back.Japan was certainly a bogeyman here back in the 80s/90s. they were kicking our ass with imports, all the best technology was Japanese (Sony! Panasonic!), even had pretty good baseball teams. then the bubble economy happened, declining birthrates, rise of competing asian countries with lower wages.
sure, but they also destroyed our auto industry because they made better, more reliable cars.American labor politics destroyed the auto industry, the entire business turned into being about arbitraging union rules rather than actually making vehicles. This is why Tesla was able to come up so fast—the big automakers outsourced all their parts production to less unionized businesses around them, because employing union workers for final assembly was too expensive. This meant Tesla was able to show up and just buy all the R&D the big 3 had put in off the shelf—and now that they're reaching scale, they're able to pull it back in-house, and achieve even better economies than the big automakers can.
Who at the CIA would've been able to convince people to include a long list of roms for obscure nudie-games from the 90s. I mean… really.Chicken Little and Great Wildlife Moments are on the list, it's gotta be a stranger than fiction moment. It's utterly unconvincing as a fake, which is why it's probably true.