Thursday, August 31, 2017

Celery in Space

Zさん:"Have you heard about the NASA satellite that is measuring the amount of water in the top 2 inches of soil everywhere on the Earth’s surface?  It is called Soil Moisture Active Passive* or S.M.A.P. for short."

Aさん:「I thought they broke up.」



*NASA really has a SMAP mission, I'm not making this up.  https://smap.jpl.nasa.gov 


Friday, August 25, 2017

Takeout Chinese

Zさん:"ただいま!"
Bさん:「おかいり!」
Zさん:"I brought home takeout Chinese.  Where do you want to eat?"
Bさん:「居間。」
Zさん:"I said 'where' not 'when'."
Bさん:「。。。」

Friday, August 18, 2017

太陽

Aさん:「アメリカでは月曜日に皆既日食が起こります。」
Bさん:「本当?みたい!」

ミスタースパーコル:"Mmm... 日食..."

Saturday, August 12, 2017

勉強しようよ

Zさん:"So, what was your favorite class back in school?"
Aさん:「算数。」
Zさん:"... you studied the art of war? ..."



Friday, August 4, 2017

バート & Katsuo

Zさん:"You know, I've been thinking about it and Bart Simpson and いそのカツオ are really quite similar."
Aさん:「How so?」
Zさん:"Well, they're both spiky-haired, trouble-making tween-agers, they both do poorly in school, and each of their best friends is a non-nerdy kid with glasses, Milhouse and ひろし."
Aさん:「Quite true.」
Zさん:"... and ... they each have two sisters and no brothers, and their fathers are bald and have angry catch phrases: 'Why you little!' and 「バカモン!」"
Aさん:「All very true, but you forgot the most important thing.」
Zさん:"What's that?"
Aさん:「Each of their respective shows jumped the shark decades ago.」
Zさん:"。。。なるほど。"