Thursday, November 25, 2010

Persimmons and George Clooney

[Persimmon] is a prominent part of everyday life in Japan — there's even an adjective almost exclusively used to describe the taste of a bitter persimmon, shibui. (The only other time it's used is to describe older men with graying hair who are nonetheless hot, like George Clooney.)
--Lisa Katayama, Boing Boing, on the unlikely connection between persimmons and George Clooney in the Japanese mind

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