Monthly Archives: March 2011


Toyota Avalon \"Train\" Commercial This ad came out in the USA last year. No connection to the Hayabusa – or is there…?

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Nice Curves

On March 5th 2011 the new generation ‘hayabusa’ bullet train (shinkansen) started operation on Japan’s railways. ‘Made in Dream’ said the Japlish ad campaign for the new train, whose name means ‘falcon’. It may be just me, but the streamlined … Continue reading

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And If You’re Wondering …

… why the name of Manji’s record company is called “Smashing Time”, then here’s the answer. Smashing Time (1967) is the title of one of the essential movies on the subject of Swinging London. You can find a taster here.

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