Friday, July 27, 2007

Friday Confessional: U wunt a cord Ramuné?

First off, let me say that I love the Japanese—the food, the electronics, the fashion, the Shintoists. So when first learned about the cultural phenomenon of Ramuné, I had to try it. Ramuné is a Japanese lemon soda sold in a Codd neck glass bottle sealed with a marble. What’s up with the name? Well it’s transliterated from the Japanese bastardization of the English word “lemonade.” Get it? Ram-u-né… Lem-o-nade. Love it. But the best part of the drink is definitely the bottle. To open the drink, you have to push in a glass marble jammed in the lid. The marble drops and is caught in the neck of the bottle. There are two small nodes in the neck of the bottle where you have to balance the marble while drinking so that it doesn’t roll back into the opening and block it. It’s a drink, it’s a game, it’s a blast.

20 comments:

The [Cherry] Ride said...

So this is your favorite thing about Japanese culture? I thought it was bukkake.

blythe said...

cherry - you so stole my comment. curses.

Mr. Shain said...

this is a family blog people! family blog! (and i never said this was my favorite part....

5 of 9er said...

Hmmm... a drinking game... what will they think of next? :)

Julie_Gong said...

I love Asians as much as you love bukkake and meth.

Will said...

This reminds me of all the times I've had too much to drink and wound up having tiny balls in my mouth.

Mr. Shain said...

::[cherry]:: no, you're thinking of your mom again.

::blythe:: that's not a comment. again, please.

::9er:: probably another cell phone; i'm just guessing.

::julie:: so what you're saying is you've never met an asian? ok, that is a false analogy.

::will:: i hope they weren't your own. zing!

stewpid said...

you all need to leave your jobs right now as not a single one of you is sfw.

Can we get this lovely item in the states? it looks truly neato. I WOULD like a cord ramune. because my favorite part of drinking is trying not to suck balls the wrong way.

what???? what'd I say?????

blythe said...

stew - i think you said something about sucking balls.

dirty!

d said...

is there a wrong way to suck balls?

on second thought, strike that. there most definitely is.

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Shain is an expert on sucking balls, so all bull sucking questions should go to him.

stewpid said...

hmm, silence from Mr. Shain. he can't talk with his mouth full.

blythe said...

ok, my post is about bumpin' uglise (i hate this term more than the words moist and blouse combined). how come all you gutter minded kids are over here?

blythe said...

um, that would be uglies. DAMN IT!

stewpid said...

I have no idea, and apparently NO ONE wants to come visit me in jail which is too bad because I am going to want to tell EVERYone about the group showers and no one is going to get to hear it.

Mr. Shain said...

some of us have real jobs and can't spend our entire day blogging and following up on blogger commentary. i'm not usually one of those people though.

Mr. Shain said...

::stewpid:: i blog about balls exclusively from work (i have my methods). yes, you can get it in the US. it's fairly easy to find in CA with all our asians. i'm too lazy to click on your name and look at your profile to see where you live, but if there are japs there, i'm sure you can find it.

::blythe:: what's up with your comments today. par.

::d:: YES

::[cherry]:: ok, we're really just going there now? where's the double entendre? where's the subtle wit? where's the proof reading? (note: all bull sucking questions should be directed to [cherry].)

::stewpid:: see above comment about how i'm a productive member of america's work force. suck my balls.

::blythe:: ok, you can't turn around and use my own tricks against me. also, proofread much?

::blythe:: i think most of us figured that out, but thanks for helping out [cherry] i know he was lost.

::stewpid:: ok, seriously people, when you post your blog-tease comments on my blog, you're REALLY overestimating my readership. pretty much it's just the 6 of you. of course, i love you all for reading and making fun of me.

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Yeah, I blew that one, didn't I?

PS - can I just say that I love how you are now being associated with both meth and bukkake? Hee hee.

Blythe - the first cracks in our friendship are now appearing - I happen to LOVE the word "moist." Not sure our friendship can survive this. However, you are a lesbina, so I guess that's another check in the plus column.

Jeannette said...

That is one of the six reasons Im moving to Japan next month.

Also, robot babies.

blythe said...

cherry - it's not a coincidence that shain is associated with both meth and the b-word. don't ask how i know. just trust. since we're friends and all. in spite of moistness.