“An American Inspired Diner In Tokyo”
The greasy plastic ketchup and mustard bottles are in position.
The greasy fork and spoon too. The grease has been applied precisely as to simulate exactly the haphazard grease so thoroughly strewn across America. The jukebox with Love Shack is there giving the joint atmosphere. The vintage Coca Cola clock is keeping time on the wall. The Pepsi straw holder is holding straws on the table. There are no brand wars here. The only brand present is America. Americana. Elvis’s America. The nation of John F Kennedy and Time magazine covers. This diner feels like the New York Yankees line dancing with James Dean. The menu features addictive capitalist cheeseburgers with a side of democracy loving fries. The milkshakes taste like artificially sweetened freedom. The salad is guaranteed to slim your waistline to Hollywood damsel proportions. The jukebox switches to Huey Louis and the News. The Power of Love. I’m sensing a distinct theme and era here. It’s a 50s style diner aesthetically, but musically it’s the 1980s greatest hits. This joint was styled to look like some diner in Hill Valley in 1955, with a flux capacitor inspired 80s soundtrack. Give me a Tab. Make it a Pepsi free. Give me something with sugar. Give me a life preserver. Give me the American Dream in yen. Give me a plate of America and hold the atmosphere.
Most Viewed Content
I went back into the statistics for this blog to see what readers have been enjoying the most. My reports on Yu Darvish have drawn some serious traffic this year with his upcoming season in the major leagues. Readers have also checked out and sent around various reports and posts on Tokyo culture. Thankfully some of my favorite pieces to write have also proven to be popular with readers of this blog. At any rate, here are the top 20 most popular pieces of content over the last year. I hope you find something interesting and maybe learn something new about life in Tokyo, Japan. Thank you for your continued support of Oyl In Tokyo!
Most Popular Content on Oyl In Tokyo:
1. Yu Darvish Scouting Report.
2. A Brief History of Nike.
3. Two Strikes Against Yu Darvish.
4. Minimalism’s Next Door Neighbor Maximalism.
5. Play Ball Tokyo.
6. Being Tall In Japan.
8. Nike Football Soccer Note.
9. Nike Football Ignite Legends.
10. Tsutaya Daikanyama Is the Future.
11. PlayStation Playfaces.
12. ‘Slurp Voraciously.’
13. Nike Japan New Beginnings.
14. The Definition of ‘Linsanity.’
15. Tokyo Ballers.
16. Nike Ignite The Game.
17. My Thoughts On Fukushima.
18. Alternative America.
19. Baseball In Japan.
20. On the Ekiden and the Existence of Finish Lines.
Shinjuku Park Hyatt omelette.
if you shake this tree, kittens, unicorns and world peace will fall out of it.