Japanese banking crisis- the details

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Aardvark, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Aardvark

    Aardvark Guest

    Origami Bank folded last night. Apparently Sumo Fund Managers went belly
    up and Bonsai Bank, after a period of stunted growth, now plans to cut
    back some of its branches.

    Kamikaze Bank took a dive and 1,500 staff at Karate Bank got the chop.
    Analysts report that there is something fishy going on at Sushi Bank and
    staff there fear they may get a raw deal. Onsen Bank has taken a bath and
    even Miso Bank is in the soup. The share value of Samurai Bank has been
    slashed.

    On the plus side, now is a good time to buy Karaoke Bank, its shares can
    be had for a song.

    Plagiarised wholesale by myself from another NG.



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    Aardvark, Apr 16, 2009
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    Evan Platt Guest

    On Thu, 16 Apr 2009 21:56:59 GMT, Aardvark <>
    wrote:

    >Kamikaze Bank took a dive


    Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
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    Evan Platt, Apr 16, 2009
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    Mike Easter Guest

    Evan Platt wrote:

    > Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?


    To keep their divine ears warm.

    The internet and its websites seem to be full of people asking about why
    kamikaze pilots wore helmets and giving the same misguided answer all over
    the place, but they didn't.

    The term 'helmet' is associated with a hard hat such as a motorcycle rider
    wears to protect hir head in a crash -- but WWII pilots including kamikaze
    pilots, which were indeed pilots who had a mission which included the
    likelihood of death and the possibility of survival, wore the soft aviator
    *cap* -- not a hard helmet.

    WWII pilot headware was a leather and/or cloth headcovering mostly for
    'protection' from the wind of the open cockpit, a carryover from earlier
    airplanes, and also because many made takeoffs and landings with the
    cockpit open with wind trying to blow in your eyes and ears. Googles for
    the eyes, leather headgear for the ears.

    The headgear can also contain/hold the radio headphones. Also a military
    uniform requires the military complement of that uniform, which includes
    the headgear. Kamikazes were also allowed some dress perq/s such as the
    divine headband and longer hair.

    Here's one of the few websites which gets the headgear question right.
    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1035/why-did-kamikaze-pilots-wear
    -helmets or http://snipr.com/g1sy8



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    Mike Easter, Apr 16, 2009
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