Father and Son Being Us “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken” is one of the most popular quotes around. And it’s a good one, although much overused by those desperately trying to be exactly what contemporary culture says they should be. The great aphorist Oscar Wilde, who apparently never said that, did address the ironic […]
Congratulations for the awards and for the nominations for the awards that weren’t won.
Thought the funny caption Father and Son made it a great choice for Weirdness Wednesdays. Not sure who’s the father and who is the son.
He has several earlier Notzilla posts as well, a few of which I re-posted.
Other Weirdness Wednesdays posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/Weirdness-Wednesdays/
What is Kaiju?
As part of my on-again, off-again Godzilla/Kaiju theme series – https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/kaiju/, see also Trivia Question: Kaiju
I wasn’t aware of the term “kaiju” for a long time. For a simple explanation that is open to some debate among kaiju fans, we can go with Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiju.
Kaiju is a Japanese word meaning “strange creature”. In English, it has come to mean “monster” or “giant monster”, referring to creatures of a large size seen in movies from Asia. Many kaiju movies are made in Japan. It is a type of tokusatsu entertainment. … The most well-known kaiju is Godzilla.
In some cases, I see it translated as “strange beast” and in other places as “monster.” Some purists would argue it only applies to Japanese movies of a certain genre; I tend to take the broader view that it includes a lot of other beasts/animals/monsters, like King Kong and other giant beasts. Had I titled this blog post “Godzilla,” then thrown in kaiju, some would have gotten the reference.
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