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Riding the Kyoto subway the other day, I saw some kid reading a book. The phrase 猫の国 jumped out at me, and I thought, “this has got to be Murakami.” Sure enough, 3rd volume of 1Q84. Instincts.

If they had Darwin Awards for criminals and bad-ass awards for 18-year-old girls this would take the cake:

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