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Friday Random 10: Wedding Pictures Edition

Pax Arcana

matsui_wife.jpgAt right, you’ll see a photo of Yankees slugger Hideki Matsui showing off a hand-drawn image of his new bride.

Matsui gathered the media outside the Yankees Tampa Bay clubhouse to introduce the world to his, um, drawing. He refused to reveal the name of the inspiration behind the image, saying only that she was a “25-year-old civilian and had been formerly working in a reputable position at a highly respected company,” according to the New York Times.

There are two things we can learn from this. The first is that Japanese people are awesome.

The second is that Hideki Matsui is a thief who stole my idea. I married the stylish and fantastical Mrs. Pax Arcana way back in 2005. To celebrate, I created an entire set of hand-drawn wedding images featuring her. Below is the framed wedding picture I keep on my desk at work:


Honestly, it’s like Hideki Matsui is just desperate for my life.

The songs:

Hot Bed — The Whigs
Bright Future in Sales — Fountains of Wayne
Florida — Modest Mouse
Thru the Eyes of Ruby — Smashing Pumpkins
Everything Hits at Once — Spoon
It’s Growing — Otis Redding
Pretty Boy Floyd — Woody Guthrie
Paint it Black — The Rolling Stones
Patty Lee — Les Savy Fav
House of Cards — Radiohead
Bonus Video:

Skinny Love (Live at SXSW 2008), Bon Iver

The Rules: The Friday Random 10 is exactly that — random. We open up our iTunes, set the thing on shuffle, and listen to 10 songs. We are not permitted to skip any out of embarrassment or fear of redundancy. Commenters are encouraged to post their own.


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