October 2nd, 2004

cea pro choice

____________________[PRO] Boyfriend's Arm Pillow

Junko Suzuki, a radio DJ, demonstrates how she sleeps with a 'Boyfriend's Arm Pillow'.

"I like to sleep holding someone's hand. And this pillow makes me feel relaxed because I can hold the arm and feel something warm at my side."

The pillow manufactured by linen maker Kameo Corp. consists of a headless torso and a stuffed arm that curls around the sleeper. It might make some people uneasy but have sold about 1,000 in Japan since the product went on the market last December. The maker says the pillow is not only an emotional comfort, but that its shape keeps the body balanced by supporting the sleeper from both sides.

(© Koji Sasahara/AP Photo)

неужели никто не додумался сделать что-то подобное раньше? да и цифра продаж подозрительно мала - мне кажется, тысячу вязли бы в одной нашей деревне.

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[PER] of which one side appears to be orange

"There are three men on a train. One of them is an economist and one of them is a logician and one of them is a mathematician. And they have just crossed the border into Holland and they see an orange sheep standing in a field from the window of the train.

And the economist says, "Look, the sheep in Holland are orange."

And the logician says, "No. There are sheep in Holland of which one at least is orange."

And the mathematician says, "No. There is at least one sheep in Holland, of which one side appears to be orange."

Because economists are not real scientists, and because logicians think more clearly, but mathematicians are best."

всё оттуда же, с некоторыми (уместными) девиациями.