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YouTube Sex Videos - 1

YouTube Sex Videos – 1

By Larry Knipfing | Fun &..., General

I don’t know why, but my image of YouTube was that it was super conservative: a family friendly site with fun, strictly controlled content. Ha! Recently I have discovered a whole other STEAMY world over there at YouTube. There are videos there that are totally crazy – full of sex talk, nudity, and actual sex. Got

Finding Beauty in Japan with Intentional Camera Movement (ICM)

Finding Beauty in Japan with Intentional Camera Movement (ICM)

By Larry Knipfing | Fun &..., General, Photography

Experimenting with Intentional Camera Movement Over the past two years or so, I have been enjoying using ICM techniques. It’s not as easy as it sounds. The key points are: 1) Finding good subject matter, and 2) Coming up with beautiful or interesting photos. I think I am succeeding, and look forward to doing more

Koshien Heroes - High School Baseball in Japan

Koshien Heroes – High School Baseball in Japan

By Larry Knipfing | Fun &..., Japan, Writing

Oh, the joy of baseball in summer, and especially, the joy of baseball THAT summer!   What dreams are made of One thing Japan has right, almost above and beyond anything else in this fine country is the twice-yearly national high school baseball tournament. In spring and summer both, local and then prefectural playoffs take

Pure Heaven: Enjoying Sake in Japan

Pure Heaven: Enjoying Sake in Japan

By Larry Knipfing | Education, Fun &..., Japan

    Want to enjoy your visit to Japan? While you’re here, be sure to try some top-quality sake with some friends and good food—sushi, or yakitori are high on my list. Can you find good sake back home? Probably, but most of the sake available at your local liquor shop isn’t worth drinking. You

Crow, the King of Sumo: Fun and Fantasy and Friendship and Sumo in Edo

Crow, the King of Sumo: Fun and Fantasy and Friendship and Sumo in Edo

By Larry Knipfing | Fun &..., Japan, Writing

  Crow, the King of Sumo My idea for this story happened in much the same way that little Koji-kun first realized who Crow was at the beginning of this tale: I was paging through a book of sumo ukiyo-e when I can upon one painting that stunned me: one of the wrestlers looked like

The Wonder of Japan Tourist

The Wonder of Japan Tourist

By Larry Knipfing | Education, Fun &..., Japan, Photography, Writing

 Me & Japan Tourist One of the things that keeps me most busy these days is Japan Tourist (www.japantourist.jp). I am the regional partner for Kanagawa and Tochigi prefectures, and I spend a lot of time traveling around the country visiting beautiful, interesting places, photographing them, and then writing about them. Tough job, huh? Japan

Filmspotting.net—The place to go for film lovers

Filmspotting.net—The place to go for film lovers

By Larry Knipfing | Education, Fun &..., General, Japan

JAPAN & FILM Living in Japan, I don’t always have access to the movies I want to see: Most new releases are no longer new by the time they reach Japan Many movies never make it here at all. My local DVD shop is fairly limited in what they offer. Netflix doesn’t exist. Foreign films

Sadaharu Oh—Shame on you!

Sadaharu Oh—Shame on you!

By Larry Knipfing | Education, Fun &..., Japan, People

This little story is about two people mainly—Japanese baseball legend Sadaharu Oh, and American baseball legend Ted Williams. It is a story I often tell to my Japanese friends when they ask me if I like Japanese baseball. My answer is always: “Not anymore,” My story… and Oh When I first came to Japan in

Kevin James, Where Art Thou?

Kevin James, Where Art Thou?

By Larry Knipfing | Fun &..., Japan, People, Writing

Where is Kevin James when you need him? Seriously. Kevin’s grandfather and my grandfather were brothers. Kevin and I are both Knipfings. My short story The Jan-Ken Junkie, and my short story Koshien Heroes would be perfect vehicles for Kev to strut his stuff with and to showcase his acting talents. In fact, they have

Feel Good Stories that Make Me Cry

Feel Good Stories that Make Me Cry

By Larry Knipfing | Education, Fun &..., General, People

Over the last two years or so, there have been three “feel good” stories on youtube that have brought tears to my eyes, no matter how many times I watch them.   1. Christian the Lion   Two guys in London buy a lion cub and raise him at home. They call the little darling