I’m big in Japan

Updated: Jul 24, 2012 12:30
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Well not really.  But I was looking today at all the countries from which I’ve gotten hits on my website, and I was totally blown away by all the random places where people have visited my site from.  Canada, Australia and the UK make sense; I’ve got a decent amount of friends in those places.  Same goes for Argentina, Spain, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, Israel and a host of other places.  But the shit that impressed me was all the totally unexpected places.  South Korea?  Yup.  Kuwait?  Affirmative.  Turkey and the United Arab Emirates?  Check and check.  I even got one hit from Oman bitches!  Shit, I might even do my next book there.  Broke-Ass Stuart’s Guide to Living as an Oil Magnate in Oman.  Has a nice ring to it doesn’t it?

But unfortunately, not a single hit from Japan….*sigh*.  All I wanted was to be able to say that I was big in Japan.  If I was, I’d sing that Tom Waits song every fucking day.

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.