Friday, January 19, 2007

I hope I won't need to do business with them in the future...

From the newspaper I got for free at a hotel. Honestly, if there were a place called "killhouse" advertising wouldn't you at least check out their website?

Thursday, January 11, 2007

You know something is a trend in Japan when...

even 宇部 (Ube) has it's very own maid cafe...
Yeah, I know, the picture doesn't tell you much but I didn't have the money at the time to go in and they probably wouldn't want me taking pictures inside there anyway.
But, hey! This guy has! The scrolling text says that his page is not the homepage of ViVi.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Two CMs I Like: パイロット ボードマスター and CR暴れん坊将軍2 (Pilot Boardmaster and CR Abarenbo Shogun 2)

パイロット ボードマスター (Pilot Boardmaster) (credit to Youtube user yty1222)
Someone put it on Youtube:

From the Pilot website:

CR暴れん坊将軍2 (CR Abarenbo Shogun 2) (credit to Youtube user levinar)

How to do the dance in the video!:

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Monday, January 01, 2007

スポーツマンNo.1決定戦XXXIV! Paul Anthony Terek beats a lot of Japanese guys and wins a Nissan Skyline!

Results from the 34th Sportsman No. 1 (最強の男は誰だ!筋肉バトル!! スポーツマンNo.1決定戦XXXIV) program on TBS.
6th - 315 points - 赤田将吾 Akada Shougo
5th - 330 points - 永井大 Nagai Masaru
4th - 385 points - 宮崎大輔 Miyazaki Daisuke
3rd - 390 points - 池谷直樹 Iketani Naoki
2nd - 435 points - 木下典明 Kinoshita Noriaki
1st - 470 points - ポール A テレック Paul ANTHONY Terek (They kept saying his middle name for some reason)

Event Results
Beach Flags: Iketani Naoki 池谷直樹
Burn Out Guys: Kinoshita Noriaki 木下典明
Monster Box: Iketani Naoki 池谷直樹
Power Force: Paul ANTHONY Terek
25: Paul ANTHONY Terek
Tail Impossible: Paul ANTHONY Terek
Shotgun Touch: Kinoshita Noriaki/Akada Shougo (tie) 木下典明/赤田将吾

There was also the Power Battle between bigger athletes.
4th - 110 points - 斉藤祐也/石田力哉 Saitou Yuya/Ishida Rikiya (tie)
3rd - 170 points - 把瑠都 Baruto
2nd - 190 points - 琴光喜 Kotomitsuki
1st - 240 points - 朝青龍 Asashouryuu

Event Results
Spin Out - Kotooushuu 琴欧洲
The Tug of War - Kotomitsuki 琴光喜
Gallon Throw - Asashouryuu/Sasaki Kensuke 朝青龍/佐々木健介 (tie)

DJ OZMA and the 2006 Kōhaku Uta Gassen

Okay, my favorite thing of 2006 just happened during the annual Kōhaku Uta Gassen.
First of all..
This is DJ Ozma.
Prior to the Kohaku Ozma had promised to do something people would remember. This is a guy who regular disrobes and drops his pants during TV performances. Well...

So Ozma flies around like he's Peter Pan. Amusing but not really something all that memorable. But wait..


Remember, this is on NHK.

Yup, during the performance all the background dancers disrobed. (And yeah, that's a clown in the back.)

The old man in the middle is Saburo Kitajima, an enka singer who publically criticized Ozma for wanting to do something possibly too risque for such an important event.

All this pretty much left Red team captain Yukie Nakama speechless.

And a bit later this NHK announcer had to come out to assure viewers that the dancers were wearing body stockings and were not actually nude on stage..on live TV...on one of the most watched programs in Japan...on what is supposed to be a government funded TV station.

Yeah...I know..

Happy New Year everyone!