User talk:Curly Turkey

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26 November 2016

Wow you are prolific![edit]

Do you by chance take requests? G'night from Hiroshima, where it's not rain, it's tears from loss of the Series... --Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 17:26, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

I have a wishlist of articles they have in Japanese and we don't here. If I park them at the WPJ to-do list, they will sit for 10 years (I know from experience). I'll put the list here, anything you could help with would be appreciated!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 04:09, 3 November 2016 (UTC)
You caught me at the right time—it's Asian Month and I've created only one article so far. Most of the above look problematic, though—unsourced or sourced to inappropriate sources (promotional profiles or whatever). Many of these might fail WP:NOTABILITY entirely. I'll see what I can do, though. Curly "the jerk" Turkey 🍁 ¡gobble! 05:47, 3 November 2016 (UTC)
Okay, I've thrown together one for Kōrō Sasaki. I'll see if I can do anything with any of the others. Curly "the jerk" Turkey 🍁 ¡gobble! 07:13, 3 November 2016 (UTC)
Hmmm ... I'm not sure I understood the Furukawa/Betsukura thing. Hopefully someone else can check it over and fix my fuckups. Curly "the jerk" Turkey 🍁 ¡gobble! 07:54, 3 November 2016 (UTC)
I'll probably tackle Shō Fukao next—he's from the city I live in, and the article seems to have decent citations. Curly "the jerk" Turkey 🍁 ¡gobble! 08:14, 3 November 2016 (UTC)
You inspired my first edit this morning, thanks for saying it straight --Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 03:25, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
Kintetsubuffalo: I still have a bunch of work to do on Fukao (I won't translate the whole thing, though, as quite a bit of it is unsourced). I'm not sure if I'll be able to do any more of these. I might be able to pull off a minimal Eiji Mikawa. The others—if they're even viable—would require work tracking down sources. Shigeru Kuzuhara looks like a likely target for that, but don't get your hopes up. Curly "the jerk" Turkey 🍁 ¡gobble! 12:13, 5 November 2016 (UTC)
It's okay, what you've done is great! Much better than what I have been doing while I am mushoku, Google translate the first paragraph, clean it up and I'm done. Not lazy, going out of my head. Thank you for what you have done! I like the "Canadian English" tags, though I see no "eh?"s anywhere in the pages. Or references to poutine, backbacon or Nickelback. ;) --Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 12:50, 5 November 2016 (UTC)
Well, that's why it's been taking so long—I've been editing while munching backbacon, belching "eh", and burning Nickelback CDs. Curly "the jerk" Turkey 🍁 ¡gobble! 21:10, 5 November 2016 (UTC)
A barnstar for you! I'm not a graphist so it sucks, but the sympathy comes through.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 15:47, 10 November 2016 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Curly "the jerk" Turkey 🍁 ¡gobble! 21:20, 10 November 2016 (UTC)
Kintetsubuffalo: Okay, I've thrown together an Eiji Mikawa article for you. Curly "the jerk" Turkey 🍁 ¡gobble! 02:13, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
Thank you so much! I wonder why the ja:wp article was スカウト tagged, there is nothing in there to support that, should I remove the tag from the ja:wp article?--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 04:51, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
Good question! I didn't even notice it. Maybe he was involved in scouting but the editors forgot to add that to the text? I don't see anything about it online, but a lot of the sources for the article were print. I'd remove it until there's a source for it, anyways. Curly "the jerk" Turkey 🍁 ¡gobble! 04:57, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! Quick question-can you tell me a quickie claim-to-fame for these guys? (I borrowed your nifty link template)
Thanks again, no rush, on the way to Kobe tomorrow.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 16:33, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
Kintetsubuffalo: Sorry, I saw this on my phone, and then forgot about it when I got in front of a computer. Looks like you've made nearly all of them already! Curly "the jerk" Turkey 🍁 ¡gobble! 23:17, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
No problem, I just made crap stubs, one reference each from ja:wiki, and then the reason I wanted them. Except the top two which had no Scouting and made no sense to me. Thanks for getting back with me!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 02:51, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
How did you get them if they had nothing to do with scouting? I don't see scouting categories or anything. Curly "the jerk" Turkey 🍁 ¡gobble! 03:00, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
Long story-I don't read kanji, can only recognize about 400, but I have a Scout award list from a pdf (my source) that I have been working on, breaking them into the radicals I know and finding them that way.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 03:20, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
Oh, okay. Maybe some of the "false hits" you got came from having people with the same name? Curly "the jerk" Turkey 🍁 ¡gobble! 03:25, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
I thought so at first, but I began to see two patterns which make me think these are the real guys:
  1. Unlike world awards, Japanese Scout awards seem to follow the US pattern, which means they will give them to any douchebag who has made a name for themselves, seen a couple mired in scandals
  2. Again following the US (we wear the same color uniform and style of badges...), they will select pompous local asshats as honorary muckymuck of their local council, whether they really have to do with Scouting or not, just like a former CIA director now runs the BSA.
  • I could be wrong on any or all of these, but it's an educated guess. I gave up on one that when I googled him was a Bolshevist activist. #NeverInJapanWhileTheOctogenariansStillRunThePlace--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 03:46, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
    • Awesome hashtag Face-wink.svg Was just talking with someone about how the octogenarians won't let a certain octogenarian even retire ... Curly "the jerk" Turkey 🍁 ¡gobble! 04:02, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
You totally rock, thank you so much! I kicked the tires on Golden_Pheasant_Award. I know there are some mistakes but it's 90% good. Thank you for confirming my guesswork and reading what I can't (credited you after the fact)--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 17:08, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

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New auction record set by Utamaro[edit]

Utamaro's Fukaku Shinobu Koi has set an ukiyo-e record auction price at €745,000.

Racism in North America[edit]

You have done some good work in this article. Please have a look at some recent edits; I reverted a huge one, after some deliberation, as "not an improvement", basically, but perhaps you can find the value in it. Feel free to tell me to fuck off from your talk page! :) Drmies (talk) 05:12, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

  • My edits there have been copyedits rather than content ones. I've looked through it, and the worst of it appears to be (a) too much reliance on newssources rather than scholarly ones and (b) the "Black Canadians" section reads like an opinion piece. I'm not knowlegeable enough to give it a proper fix, but I'm not sure this stuff was bad enough to be removed. Curly "fuck off" Turkey 🍁 ¡gobble! 05:32, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
    • Fair enough--thanks. Drmies (talk) 05:38, 7 December 2016 (UTC)