Really. He wanted to get away from the crushing free-lance grind for a while, so he bought a ticket to Japan. And then, the day before he left for a fun vacation with Pokemon or whatever — Jack grew up with Pokemon, he says — the worst-ever earthquake/nuclear disaster hit Japan. But, it turns out, you can still go to places even when something terrible happened. Maybe you wouldn’t have gone if you knew … but we knew a lot less on Friday.
Tokyo is still there, according to Stuef’s “twitter photo.” But good god, the horror in the north does seem to accelerate by the hour. If you feel like it, ask Jack stuff in these comments.