Hmm ridiculous...Real Mario and real Homer and this is
I found this strange old Japanese TV ad of athlete's foot remedy. But why do you call it athlete's foot? We say MIZU-MUSHI (water insect). I read that many farmers who worked in the rice field had athlete's foot and they guessed some insects lived in the water and caused the itchinessa, and that is why we call it mizu-mushi.
In Akihabara, a funny English lesson school opened. It's cosplish, where cosplaying foreign people teach English. Here is their official site. The site has many foreign Otaku site links. 'Anime That' is a big download site and Otaku Times is an otaku magazine in London! very useful links.
I will go to 'Nerimaru' which is an 'Oden' and Japanese noodle soba restaurant. Nerimaru was named from neri-mono; neri-mono means kneaded food (we say surimi). For example, in Oden there is fried kneaded tofu 'Ganmo', steamed kneaded fish paste 'Chikuwa' (Kamaboko and Naruto maki are similar food), fish mince 'tsumire' etc etc various knead food. We don't call Japanese soba noodles nerimono though, probably because it's made from soba dough. When we eat Oden at home, we buy an Oden set or each item and cook them in a pot. Convenience stores in Japan keep hot Oden pots and sell Oden in the winter season, so we can buy it cooked there, too. Maybe those oden pots will disappear at the end of this month, and then finally spring has come. By the way, my favorite Oden item is 'egg'; the egg turns brown and tasty by soaking in the broth in the Oden pot. (and it can be cute too!)