Josh Morgan

My name is Josh Morgan, and you can find out all about me on the About Page. I was trying to write everything here, but then I realized I have an entire page for that, so go there!

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Beware of Buying from Smaller Online Companies

Almost 10 years ago I made a mistake in judgment that I swore to never repeat. I repeated that mistake recently and it cost me hours of unnecessary stress through phone calls and endless amounts of waiting. That mistake was ordering from a non-major retailer without looking into the company’s reputation (major retailers in my mind include the …

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2017 Oscars Predictions

I almost didn’t do an Oscars list this year, but I was able to sneak it in this year. For those wondering about other blog posts, I have some in progress to be posted later this year. But this post is obviously on the upcoming Oscars. Here are my predictions of who will take home awards …

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Top 5 Songs from Sakanaction’s DocumentaLy

This album is widely considered Sakanaction’s best album. So, to narrow the list down to only five was very difficult. But here they are: -Monochrome Tokyo (モノクロトウキョー) Unfortunately, one song had to miss the cut. This time, the victim is Monochrome Tokyo. This is the first song I had ever heard by Sakanaction live, as a fun fact. Sakanaction …

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2016 Oscars Predictions

I don’t have time this year for bowling and I won’t be able to explain many of the choices. Below the list are a few explanations for why I will predict that winner for that category. 1. Best Picture: “The Revenant” 2. Best Leading Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, for “The Revenant” 3. Best Leading Actress: Brie Larson, for …

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The 5 Games I Want For My 2015 Christmas Wii U

Essentially, this post is similar to a post titled “Top 5 Wii U Games I’d Buy Now (If I Had A Wii U)”. That post was created early last year. It’s amazing how much has changed in a year and a half. I purchased the Mass Effect trilogy for $9 on a flash sale a few months ago …

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E3 2015 (Quick and Easy) Predictions

Here are some quick predictions for this year’s E3. There seem to be some certainties about E3. I am making predictions on things that I am fairly sure will happen, but are not guaranteed. In other words, I wouldn’t call any of these predictions particularly bold. I will be more surprised than not if these …

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Bikes and Cars in Japan

In December of 2013, new laws were enacted that made it illegal to ride on sidewalks in Japan with a bicycle. There are some exceptions, such as for those who are elderly or in elementary school. Another exception is if there is a blue sign on the sidewalk showing a symbol of people and bicycles; it signifies that that …

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The Failure of Modern Japanese Cinema

The general inability of mainstream Japan to make simple, realistic introspective drama is modern Japan’s true loss. I couldn’t have said it any better than this quote, from a user on iMDB, partially describing the movie “Always: San-chome no yuhi”. I gave that movie a 6 out of 10, which is almost too nice; at …

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Thoughts on Nintendo in the Smartphone Market

Nintendo has announced that they will develop, publish and release games for smartphones as early as this year. While we can expect to hear much more at E3 in June, this announcement is timed well for investors as Nintendo approaches the end of its fiscal year. That aside, this is a truly surprising piece of news. …

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Top 5 Songs from Sakanaction’s Kikuuiki

As always, these lists can be difficult to create because it means that songs that I love would not make the final list. I also then have to rank these songs, and declare a winner. -21.1 Sakanaction continues to make better and better non-lyrical songs, and this one is one of their best. Due to other songs being …

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