malformalady:

Prosthetics maker Shintaro Hayashi noticed a change in the clientele at his Tokyo-based company, Aiwa Gishi, about a decade ago. In Japan, a stunted pinkie signifies membership in the yakuza, or Japanese mafia. In a ritual known as “yubitsume,” yakuza members are required to chop off their own digits to atone for serious offenses. The left pinkie is usually the first to go, though repeated offenses call for further severing. As a result, those who get out, have a hard time finding work because of the stigma attached to those missing fingers. That’s where Hayashi comes in.The doctor molds silicone prosthetic pinkies, made to seamlessly mask the amputation. Priced at nearly $3,000 each, the fingers are carefully painted, to match the exact skin color of the client. Former yakuza members, who make up 5% of Hayashi’s business, often keep several sets of fingers for different seasons – the light skinned version for winter, and a tanned look for summer.

malformalady:

Prosthetics maker Shintaro Hayashi noticed a change in the clientele at his Tokyo-based company, Aiwa Gishi, about a decade ago. In Japan, a stunted pinkie signifies membership in the yakuza, or Japanese mafia. In a ritual known as “yubitsume,” yakuza members are required to chop off their own digits to atone for serious offenses. The left pinkie is usually the first to go, though repeated offenses call for further severing. As a result, those who get out, have a hard time finding work because of the stigma attached to those missing fingers. That’s where Hayashi comes in.The doctor molds silicone prosthetic pinkies, made to seamlessly mask the amputation. Priced at nearly $3,000 each, the fingers are carefully painted, to match the exact skin color of the client. Former yakuza members, who make up 5% of Hayashi’s business, often keep several sets of fingers for different seasons – the light skinned version for winter, and a tanned look for summer.

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hassavocado:

animedads:

FFVII concept art is cool because not a lot of it makes any sense

i think most of the yoshitaka amano art for 7 isnt concept art so much as promotional art, as nomura was the main character artist for .7 i think they just got amano to do this stuff for the sake of it?

seeing kids swear in movies can be a bizarre experience. i just sit there thinking “holy cow, they paid this ten year old child to drop the fuck-bomb on film” and then i wonder if their parents let them watch their own performance or if they didn’t think it would be appropriate for children

namcomuseum:

One the many Tekken-related prizes offered in Japan during the 90s were these vinyl banks.

namcomuseum:

One the many Tekken-related prizes offered in Japan during the 90s were these vinyl banks.

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historicaltimes:

Nikola Tesla in his laboratory c.1899

historicaltimes:

Nikola Tesla in his laboratory c.1899

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you could touch noses with a neigh-neigh today, if that’s truly what you want to do

you could touch noses with a neigh-neigh today, if that’s truly what you want to do

vgjunk:

Commercial for the AV Famicom.

vgjunk:

Commercial for the AV Famicom.

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i was at a party last weekend and some guy told me that his old roommates in edmonton filled a bong up with milk and took hoots from it and that’s honestly the gnarliest thing i’ve ever heard in my life

drivingbysmell:

i own a piece of history (september 25 2011)

drivingbysmell:

i own a piece of history (september 25 2011)

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koujakuisaweakgay:

Why have I never seen this picture before.

i remember a while ago i read some internet comment that said Weird Al had a cameo in Breaking Bad as some tweaker who beat up Badger. i think i had just watched the first season at that point, but i was stoked to watch the rest of it, but then i did and weird was nowhere to be seen. “looks like i got ‘trolled’ again,” i said.

koujakuisaweakgay:

Why have I never seen this picture before.

i remember a while ago i read some internet comment that said Weird Al had a cameo in Breaking Bad as some tweaker who beat up Badger. i think i had just watched the first season at that point, but i was stoked to watch the rest of it, but then i did and weird was nowhere to be seen. “looks like i got ‘trolled’ again,” i said.

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kristoffersonsanpablo:

Kanye Feeds A Parking Meter.  2014.  Colored pencil on paper.  11 x 8.5”

kristoffersonsanpablo:

Kanye Feeds A Parking Meter.  2014.  Colored pencil on paper.  11 x 8.5”

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