November 24, 2022

Neatness.

46 comments:

Dave Begley said...

Neatness counts!

wendybar said...

Looks like DC after the Tea Party rallied there.

rhhardin said...

It's like a Tea Party mob.

stlcdr said...

Maybe it’s my ‘fake news’ brain cell kicking in, but is this true (along with the Japanese fans cleaning up the stadium)? As much as bad news can be fake, so can ‘good’ news.

It seems to be based on a stereotype, and reinforces a stereotype, but then stereotypes are often based in some element of reality. Is this a reflection on japan as a whole or just the team? Perhaps all teams leave their locker room in such a state? perhaps, the story in this case is the corollary that other teams are messy.

What story would this picture tell without the comment (or another comment)?

Hunter Biden's tax payer funded Hooker said...

wow.
Impressive.

Opposite of say... any democrat, Antifa, or leftist rally.

tim maguire said...

I followed the link to see if there were pictures of other locker rooms. There weren't, but almost immediately a fight broke out over the bombing of Hiroshima.

Take that, people who think Twitter has changed under Musk!

Larry J said...

It looks like they even left food for the staff.

The Drill SGT said...

They have done research on the lockers of both NFL offensive and defensive lines.

- offense, neat and tidy
- defense, chaotic

Gahrie said...

Everyone got there before me...the Tea Party did behave the same way, and the American Left behaves exactly the opposite.

By the way, you want to see casual littering and disrespect of the environment? Go to any developing country.

Stephen said...

I initially thought that we had underestimated Marie Kondo’s cultural influence, but after leaving Japan she’s lived in San Francisco and now LA so that hypothesis is clearly wrong.

Big Mike said...

Athletes without a sense of privilege? What is this world coming to?

JaimeRoberto said...

Japanese kids have to clean up their own school after class too. We should implement that here.

Lindsey said...

Respect and manners are taught. A shame it's gone out of fashion.

Lazarus said...

Quite a contrast to how they left Nanking, Okinawa, and Manila.

Narr said...

I wonder what the Kraut locker room looks like after their loss.

RNB said...

Attach photos of Pearl Harbor, Nanking, and Manila after the Japanese team left...

Ice Nine said...

Not surprising in the least. There are no public trash receptacles in Japan, yet the streets and sidewalks are spotless. A Japanese train station is a sight to behold. Think of subway stations in New York where the track beds are littered with trash and the rats are having a field day -- in Japan you could eat your lunch off them.

Leland said...

Look at those single use containers! How could they destroy the planet like that?

They could be more like Disney, who I just watched their entry for the NYC Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade with confetti raining down until the ground was covered with strips of paper and Mylar. It is all for the show.

gspencer said...

Lefties tell us that all cultures are valid.

Really?

Here's a typical street scene of a Muslim country,
https://c8.alamy.com/comp/BYPC0D/dirty-streets-of-cairo-BYPC0D.jpg

Joe Smith said...

I can attest that this is true.

After watching baseball games or movies, the stadium/theater was always spotless.

MadisonMan said...

A meaningless photo absent photos of other locker rooms after games.

loudogblog said...

I really admire having discipline like that. Japan is not that big a country, but their culture of discipline has led them to become an economic powerhouse in the world. I saw a documentary about the development of their electronics industry. They weren't big on innovation and discovery, but they were big on quality control and efficiency.

I remember you debating about getting a Miata a while ago. I read an article about how Mazda took the idea of small, European sports cars and developed the Miata in the late 1980s. The small European sports cars of that era had a major problem. They were so sloppily built that they were maintenance nightmares. Constantly leaking fluids and constantly in the shop. Mazda built a small, inexpensive, sports car that was insanely reliable. (Even though it was underpowered.) I've owned three NA Miatas and I loved driving and owning every one of them.

Big Mike said...

Here's a typical street scene of a Muslim country,

@gspencer, looks like any street in New York City.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

See! Marie Kondo was raised steeped in neat privilege. No wonder she turned it into a philosophy.

effinayright said...

I lived in Kyoto some years back, and one of the odd aspects was seeing how fastidious the Japanese were about neatness at home, in subways and train stations, but how they would leave piles of litter strewn in public parks surrounding temples, shrines and (for example) the trails leading up Mount Fuji.

After a couple of books came out pointing at the problem, people gradually got the message.

Wouldn't it be ...nice...if our "progressives" left their many demonstrations as tidy as MAGA rally attendees do today?

But apparently only "fascists" think people should clean up after themselves.

Heartless Aztec said...

Japanese children clean their own schools and classrooms.

Known Unknown said...

Our local high school principal makes the student section clean up after themselves after every football game.

The Vault Dweller said...

Japan's culture is very community oriented. People there care very much how their actions can affect others. I am not sure if this is actually a practice, but I have heard that at clubs and bars there if a group of people have to use the restroom, the way they indicate that the table they are leaving is occupied is they leave their cell phones on the table while they go to the restroom. I can't imagine any major city here where a practice like that could work. Also one of the more popular songs of the last few years there is a song called Usseewa. What it means is a rude way to tell someone to be quiet. But what I have heard is that it literally translates into "Noisy". I don't know the Japanese language at all. But I thought it was another signifier of a society that cares very much how their actions can affect others where someone using not a verb, but an adjective is understood as a command.

lonejustice said...

gspencer wrote: "Lefties tell us that all cultures are valid. Really? Here's a typical street scene of a Muslim country."

I've been to downtown Istanbul and Cairo, and their streets are a hell of a lot cleaner than the streets of downtown San Francisco.

Lem Former Twitter Aficionado said...

If neatness shames, what’s the woke position on neat people?

Is neatness a manifestation of systemic inequality?

These are the things I need to know before I heap praise on people who at time were Nazi allies.

#JustSayng

Tomcc said...

If the photo was courtesy of FIFA, then I'm skeptical. FIFA, the UN, the NCAA. Which is the most corrupt?

Earnest Prole said...

A gesture at once exceedingly polite and a giant "fuck you" to the rest of the world.

Mason G said...

"Japan's culture is very community oriented."

How diverse is it?

Big Mike said...

I've been to downtown Istanbul and Cairo, and their streets are a hell of a lot cleaner than the streets of downtown San Francisco.

It wouldn’t surprise me if the deepest pit down in Hell was “a hell of a lot cleaner than the streets of downtown San Francisco.”

rcocean said...

I loved the Japanese win over Germany and also the Saudi's win. Too many World Cup "big dogs" getting overconfident and arrogant. Hoping Wales advances, not because i'm a Walsian, but because I love the underdogs.

And lots face it, England and the USA Team suck.

rcocean said...

"Want trash look to any developing country"

Yep, and you know why? They're fucking poor. What the excuse for DC or SF or Philadelphia or NYC being full of homeless and being dirty?

Well, at least we're not Tananzia. Talk about Goddamn pathetic.

Curious George said...

Here is how they left Pearl Harbor https://static01.nyt.com/images/2016/12/07/us/08xp-pearlharbor-slidesho-slide-8BCU/08xp-pearlharbor-slidesho-slide-8BCU-superJumbo.jpg?quality=75&auto=webp&disable=upscale

I guess after we dropped the big magoo on Hiroshima and Nagasaki they learned how to clean up. Not that there was much to do.

Paul said...

I am a substitute teacher at a parochial school. 5 min before the class ends I tell them to straiten the chairs, pick up any garbage, etc...

And they do it! Just takes a simple order... and the kids are actually happy to do it.

Josephbleau said...

"Is neatness a manifestation of systemic inequality?"

Is neatness a manifestation of a staged Photo? I don't know.

When the Demoadmirals re-arm their truth bombers on the decks of administrative power, after their fifth alpha strike on the Maralago,

and the special prosecutor wing has been launched as an inaccurate, blundering, yet devastating force (if they can hit the target).

Admiral -in Chief Blinder asks the smartest intelligence officer he knows, "who do I need to Blow?"

Old and slow said...

"A gesture at once exceedingly polite and a giant "fuck you" to the rest of the world."

If you interpret a tidy locker room as a "giant fuck you", then perhaps a bit of self reflection is in order. In other words, you may be the asshole.

exhelodrvr1 said...

Some cultures are better than other cultures ...

gadfly said...

Japan's population is 125 million and employment is 70 million with an unemployment rate of just 2.26%. Neatness is necessary because unemployed janitors are hard to find.

gadfly said...

Hunter Biden's tax payer funded Hooker said...
wow.
Impressive.

Opposite of say... any democrat, Antifa, or leftist rally.


HBtpfH somehow missed the videos of the Jan 6 far-right putsch.

Holding Trump rallies wrought trash dumps, local security costs and space rental that the Trump campaign has refused to reimburse.

The city of El Paso awaits a $560,000 check from 2019.

Tina Trent said...

Yes, Gadfly. Your ANTIFA goons who attacked the peaceful and tidy MAGA attendees did indeed trash streets, attack police, create the need for expensive security to protect Trump supporters, and leave piles of trash everywhere.

I watched them do this for about five hours outside the Fox Theater in Atlanta. Nobody was arrested, even those attacking people in Trump hats, trying to break through police lines, sneaking in and disrupting speeches, following people to their cars screaming at them, blocking traffic, and terrorizing random pedestrians and diners.

The well-heeled gay rights group, HRC, also had leadership embedded in and rooting on the riot.

boatbuilder said...

"Maybe you can start by cleaning up your room, eh?"

donald said...

There is a history of Republicans cleaning up after themselves and democrat garbage trashing…everything. You are that garbage Gadfly.