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And Last But Not Least ... Tokyo.


Shinjuku: Where your senses come to die.


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Speaking of death, one night we hit this Shibuya bar called the Ruby Room. After a couple of rounds, the bartender asked us if we'd ever had a shot of "Spirit." We said "no." So she offered to pour us a round, free. At first I thought it was because she liked us. But then I immediately realized it was out of amusement and hatred. She clearly wanted to see us in extreme agony and derive pleasure from this. I've had Everclear, 151 and absinthe, and this was hands-down the most disgusting liquid I've ever drank. Rubbing alcohol could be a chaser for this venom.


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Our she-demon bartender and the Polish Poison, Spirit or Spirytus. The reason they named it Spirit is because it devours your soul. 96-fucking-percent alcohol, which means it's 192 proof. Everclear is 190 proof. My liver actually shit itself just by looking at the bottle's picture.


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Several hours later, we're still feeling it. These pics were taken at Don Quixote, a 24-hour megastore which sells everything you can think of, and everything you couldn't possibly comprehend with a logical mind. It is Tokyu Hands on crystal meth. If you're not familiar with Tokyu Hands, then it's your mom on crystal meth.


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This is one example of something you'd find in Don Quixote. A congratulatory bazooka for geishas.


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This photo wasn't taken at Don Quixote, but at Kiddy Land, which is a famous toy store on Omotesando. I cannot think of a better play thing for children than a plastic healing stick of charcoal that makes "good sound" when you push it. After all, it's endorsed by both Buddha and an angry samurai.


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I don't think Buddha would recommend these toys for kids though, although maybe angry samurai might. I guess every movie is entitled to their own action figures, even Japanese bondage porn.


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This was probably the first time I've had Korean barbeque while listening to live harp music. This was also the first time I've ever had Kobe beef kalbi. It was unbelievable. My eyes got a little misty-eyed when dinner was over.


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The intersection in front of the Shibuya Station's Hachiko Exit. Where the hell are all these people going?


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What are they waiting for?


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What's the rush?


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Was walking back to our hotel at the end of the night when we saw this guy on a moped get drilled by a car making a left. When the driver got out of the car, I saw that she was wearing a kimono. All of sudden she pulled out a congratulatory bazooka and shot him dead.


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A Hard Gay costume on the left. As unsettling as Hard Gay is, somehow he is out-gayed by the gentleman on the right. I don't know who he is, but no man wearing panties that tight can possibly be that happy.


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In his inebriated state, Alex attempts to seduce a blowfish with a mating dance. He is disappointed to learn that, despite its name, the fish will not blow him.


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I've often heard that Tokyo's the loneliest city in the world. I think the Creature from the Black Lagoon agrees. Perhaps it's because his girlfriend, the blowfish, is no longer returning his calls or emails.


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This disco ball is just about the only thing I liked about Roppongi.


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One thing I love about Tokyo is that it is saturated with hundreds of quirky little bars like this one. The entire ceiling was filled with chandeliers, which isn't that impressive a feat when you consider that the bar could fit maybe ten people. There was no sign outside, explained the bartender, because the owner didn't want anybody to know about the joint. "So please don't take any pictures, okay?" he asked. "Sure," I replied.


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A friend told me to check out Midori Sushi in Shibuya, which is famous in Tokyo for offering amazing sushi at a reasonable price. This was pretty damn good and cost about $34, but then again I had to order from an English menu. Everything on the Japanese menu came on top of a naked woman.


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Randomly came across this bronze bunny head that was tucked away on a side street in Harajuku. Those eyelashes are ninja weapons.


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A bar somewhere in Shibuya after last call. I really didn't want to leave this town.


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My last night in Tokyo was spent in Aoyama and Shinjuku. Once we were in Shinjuku, we decided to stay up for the 4:30 train. If you haven't already, you can read about that night here. This was taken at around 3:30.


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And this was taken at 4:25.


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4:30.


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He wasn't the only one. Sleep deprivation is a group activity in Tokyo.


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And that just about does it for my travel photos.


The End.




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