June 8, 2012

Something Wonderful: "I have great "water clock" of Osaka Station"

"Is a water clock. I have text and graphics depicting the falling water. Goody. Will does it work?" -- A day-to-day Gorimon
Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 8, 2012 12:54 PM
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Pop quiz: why do the numbers stretch as they fall?

Posted by: Internet Dog at June 8, 2012 1:53 PM

Pop answer: the acceleration of gravity. The farther the water falls the faster it travels.

Posted by: BobK at June 8, 2012 2:32 PM

Holey fargin' ship!

That's cool beyond words. If Prez BO JugEars wants a stimulus program worth doin', hire these clever Japanese artists to oversee the project to digitize Niagra Falls, so it plays Washington Crossing the Delaware, the Gettysburg Address, and the entire film (and score) of Victory at Sea. Then charge admission.

I reiterate: Holey fargin' ship!

Posted by: Mike Anderson at June 8, 2012 6:15 PM


Posted by: B Lewis at June 8, 2012 8:31 PM

Why is it that these things inevitably are made elsewhere?

Bill Jones, I was wondering the same thing. Compare this to the "art" you find at most American public transit stations and there is well, NO comparison.

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at June 8, 2012 9:23 PM

An excellent point. One possible answer among many is that the political nature of "purchasing" public art inevitably means that moonbats and their ugly sensibility rules.

Posted by: vanderleun at June 9, 2012 6:42 AM

My reaction is the same as those kids. "Wow!"

Posted by: Cris at June 9, 2012 7:02 AM

It is amazing, Blewis. (Little daughter takes Japanese)

Posted by: Jewel at June 9, 2012 8:27 AM

@Bill Jones: The Japanese invented dot matrix printing technology. This is just a wildly ingenious application of it!

Posted by: Mike at June 9, 2012 11:30 AM

Children should be neither seen nor heard. They are not special, they are just younger versions of the same people we are. Nothing special.

Posted by: Guglielmo Boogliodemus at June 9, 2012 11:48 AM

As a culture, the Japanese "get" beauty.

A stroll through just about anywhere in the heart of one of the densest populated cities of the world will show you that. Step outside the city and be blown away.

Posted by: pdwalker at June 11, 2012 8:34 AM


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