Hunt around the internet a little bit and you can find R. Crumb's take on Bécassine. Let's just say he goes the full French maid route. Crumb's female figures are centaurs: the upper body of a woman rests on the lower body of a much, much larger woman.
Wakako-Zake is a food manga by Chie Shinkyu. There's not much plot or characterization, but that's made up for by a lot of eating and drinking. It's a much simpler concept than Oishinbo. Nobody's lecturing or crusading for industrial standards here, just Wakako thinking about what she likes about the meal and then letting out a long breath of satisfaction. The manga has been made into an anime and, as you can see, a live drama. Read a review.
How many games did Sanfrecce Hiroshima play in calendar year 2015? 17 Stage One + 17 Stage Two + 1 Championship Stage + 6 Nabisco Cup + 3 FIFA Club World Cup + 5 Emperor's Cup = 49
How many games did Gamba Osaka play in calendar year 2015? 1 Super Cup + 17 Stage One + 17 Stage Two + 2 Championship Stage + 3 Nabisco Cup + 9 AFC Champions League + 3 Emperor's Cup = 52
How many games did Mito HollyHock play in calendar year 2015? 42 J2 League + 4 Emperor's Cup = 46
The FIFA Club World Cup has been staged twelve times. How often has it come down to the European club versus the South American club in the final? Nine times. (Plus Europe versus Africa twice, South America versus South America once.) What Japanese clubs have participated, and were they AFC champion, or host club? Urawa Red Diamonds (2007, AFC champion); Gamba Osaka (2008, AFC champion); Kashiwa Reysol (2011, host); Sanfrecce Hiroshima twice (2012, host; 2015, host). Which Mexican clubs have participated? Necaxa (2000); América (2006, 2015); Pachuca (2007, 2008, 2010); Atlante (2009); Monterrey (2011, 2012, 2013); Cruz Azul (2014). How many clubs are there in Liga MX? 18.
Game day posters are making a comeback. Here's a Tintin parody for a match between CF Reus Desportiu and RCD Espanyol B of the Spanish third flight. CFRD won 3 - 1.
How many years has it been since anyone used a football with a surface divided into black pentagons and white hexagons? Yet it remains the standard sign of footballness, the way an incandescent lightbulb still represents a bright idea.
The SPFL is in action this weekend, all except Greenock Morton and Queen of the South, who got this fixture out of the way two months ago to create a holiday break.
How often have Morton played on Saturday, December 26th, and how did they do?