Friday, January 27, 2006

Cultural Polination

So I'm watching a National Geographic documentary on the USS Reagan, and they show the crew blowing off some steam in the hangar: karaoke, sumo (with suits, of course), Judo practice ... and it strikes me, all of their passtimes are Japanese.

Kinda funny, when you think about it. The Americans conquer the Japanese, and a couple of generations later they've picked up a bunch of habits from them (especially in the military, that segment of American culture that's had the most prolonged contact.)


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