Sunday, July 31, 2011

What is this I don't even

Uh, to get back to the, uh, the warning that I received... You may take it with how many, however many grains of salt that you wish... That the brown acid that is circulating around us is not specifically too good. Uh, it's suggested that you do stay away from that. Of course it's your own trip, so be my guest, but please be advised that there is a warning on that one, okay?
(I found it here. Where he found it, I'm not at all sure.)
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46 comments:

Robin said...

Dear Japan,
WTF?

sincerely,
The Rest of the World

Nathan said...

Tokugawa Ieyasu had a word for people who make stuff like this.

断頭。

perlhaqr said...

Enh. Not significantly weirder than anything else Japanese.

John Stephens said...

The Japanese are not like us.

Tam said...

perlhaqr,

I swear to Vishnu, at one point she farted a rainbow. I'm surprised Barry didn't make her SecTreas when that happened.

Cliff said...

Check out Mr.Toots then
http://youtu.be/lxHhBx1FtLQ

John A said...

Over 700K views? It doesn't even have any tentacles! Or maybe I missed them?

Greg in Allston said...

That was the most far out four minutes of my life. Thank you.

Comrade Misfit said...

And then there is the part where she is projectile-barfing out pigeons...

BGMiller said...

See........
This is what happens a few generations after a population is exposed to radioactive fallout.

This is the awful legacy of the Manhattan Project.

BGM

Bubblehead Les. said...

Barbie Girl-The Next Generation.

Joe Allen said...

And then River kicks the crap out of everybody...

Anonymous said...

You Make Me Happy

Every Day PON
Every Time is PON
merry-go-round noritai no
Every Day PON
Every Time is PON
tabun sonnan ja DAME desho

PONPON way-way-way
PONPON way PON way PONPON
way-way PONPONPON
way-way PON way PON way-way

English:
What if everyone skipped
through that intersection
What if in the middle of the city
we held hands and looked up at the sky
What if we wanted to seize a chance
somewhere in that city
It’s too early to cry more
But all I can do is keep going forward—I hate it I hate it
Clap clap it’d be great if you put it all out there
Not doing it is lame, right?
Yeah, clap!
To the beat
Way way! Open it, my path
Clap clap make progress with various things
Here they come, your feelings
Boy Boy throw away, who’s the bad one?
Yeah yeah, good boy, ahh you make me so happy
Every day clap every time is clap
like a merry go round
every day clap every time is clap
but maybe it’s pointless…
Clap clap it’d be great if you put it all out there
Not doing it is lame, right?
Yeah, clap!
To the beat
Way way! Open it, my path
Clap clap way way way
clap clap way clap way clap clap
way way clap clap clap
way way clap way clap way way x2
What if everyone skipped
through that intersection
What if in the middle of the city
we held hands and looked up at the sky
What if we wanted to seize a chance
somewhere in that city
It’s too early to cry more
But all I can do is keep going forward—I hate it I hate it
Clap clap make progress with various things
Here they come, your feelings
Boy Boy throw away, who’s the bad one?
Yeah yeah, good boy, ahh you make me so happy
Every day clap every time is clap
like a merry go round
every day clap every time is clap
but maybe it’s pointless…
Clap clap way way way
clap clap way clap way clap clap
way way clap clap clap
way way clap way clap way way x4

Roberta X said...

It is an earworm. That my be the most dreadful thing.

TBeck said...

I think I just failed a SAN check. My fear is now that she will be one of the five people waiting for me when I try to sneak into heaven.

Sebastian said...

If you ever have a chance to download this particular anime series just for the sheer mindfuck nature of it, I would recommend it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ELRZ08hNaU

About 10 minutes of this cartoon will make you wonder whether the long term effects of radiation from atomic bomb blasts might be greater than we think.

Sebastian said...

Oh, if you watch that YouTube video, pay careful attention to the English subtitles:

"Club to death angel makes you bleed from the heart"

And I don't even know what the running monkey is about.

atlharp said...

It's like a mix of rainbow brite and some really bad japanese pop. I can feel my masculinity being drained from me. This must be what it's like to go shoe shopping with your wife.

Fred Simons said...

Japanese pop culture is the world's mother lode of WTF. That's for sure. I suspect the other commenters may be on to something with their speculation on the multi-generational effects of radioactive fallout.

staghounds said...

It's sort of a catchy tune though!

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqQN64luOzU

Chris in Texas said...

It's no weirder than some of the stuff Peter Gabriel did in the '80s

Robert said...

Yawn...

We just got back from the Otakon show in Baltimore this weekend. We need to immerse Tam into Anime, Manga, and Japanese culture for awhile. I look at stuff like as just another day the office.

Turk Turon said...

I agree with BGM: it's the Manhattan Project's terrible legacy.

It's so gay it's Enola Gay.

Such a pity that Owlsley didn't live to see this.

BGMiller said...

@ Turk Turon
"It's so gay it's Enola Gay."

Well done sir.
I am now off to scrub the dog. I managed to turn my head away from the screen just in time to not spray Coca-Cola (the real stuff with real sugar) on my laptop. Sadly, Otto was directly in the line of fire.

He is not pleased.

BGM

Chas S. Clifton said...

Looks like lots of product placement, whatever it is.

Tam said...

Turk just won the internets...

Laura said...

ahh, Capsule...they're so good at breaking brains...

global village idiot said...

I spent precisely two hours in Japan in 1990, waiting for a connecting flight to take me to Korea (which is weird in its own way but not at all like Japan).

While waiting, I got hungry and went to the sushi bar at the terminal. A Japanese businessman sidled up after me but of course, being gaijin, I had to wait for this guy to order.

It was well that this was so, as I was about to order what this guy was having, which was lobster from a tank behind the sushi bar. The waiter/food preparer/barista/whatever bowed to him, picked out the lobster he'd chosen, put it on a plate, took out the scariest knife I've ever seen and BOP! Off with his tail!

A couple garnishes and a pair of chopsticks later this Nip businessman was mowing down on the lobster's tail with the as-yet living part of the lobster still on the same plate! He was even batting away the lobster's claws as it flailed helplessly.

The waiter/food-preparer/barista/whatever looked at me, but I was too green at the gills for anything more adventurous than noodle soup.

First and LAST time I'll ever go to Japan.

gvi

amcz said...

I think she was an end boss in a Final Fantasy game... "Summon spirit with rotating crown of rifle ammo."

Mikael said...

Re: Sebastian, yeah seen it, it's not the weirdest anime by a longshot.

FLCL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3b0A_KjihY

King of bandits jing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqGg7YH_efw

And so on.

Heath J said...

BGM said:

"This is the awful legacy of the Manhattan Project.
"

Gotta be. Only possible explanation for that much WTF in one place.

Anonymous said...

Stay away from the 5 day old brown sushi! Of course it's your own trip.

Gerry.

Anonymous said...

I have a theory that when populations are confined to small islands or archipelagos for too many generations, they get weird. Monty Python and cheese rolling, Japanese pop culture, you get the idea.

LittleRed1

Sebastian said...

I didn't think FLCL was nearly as twisted as Doroku Chan.

Stretch said...

How the Hell can the U.S. have a drug problem when it is clear Japanese animators have consumed every bit of acid/hash/coke/crack/smack/weed Hunter S. Thompson missed?

W/V = subrabit White Rabbit's assistant.

Now tell me W/V doesn't key off the text.

SoupOrMan said...

I could have sworn it was someone lip-syncing to Hatsune Miku... the voice was so auto-tuned as to sound artificially generated. And yes, she does fart a rainbow somewhere in the middle of the video.

The sad part is that the video's producers used no drugs in the manufacture of that musical piece. That's pure, uncut Japanese brainscrapin's.

wv: ousabi. Like wasabi, but you get really high off of it. Wait! They were on drugs! It all makes sense now!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Anonymous, for translating the lyrics. Now everything is clear.

Antibubba

Silver the Evil Chao said...

I have to say, this is weird by Japanese standards. And that's saying something - I watched a song about nose hair sung by a computer program using Gackt's voice yesterday...

Silver the Evil Chao said...

Also, yes, FLCL is weird, with Panty and Stocking With Garterbelt barely overtaking it in the weirdness department.

osg said...

The "brown acid" bit is from the movie of Woodstock.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gqljg7EBlpU&feature=related

Buzz said...

gvi said:

"A couple garnishes and a pair of chopsticks later this Nip businessman was mowing down on the lobster's tail with the as-yet living part of the lobster still on the same plate! He was even batting away the lobster's claws as it flailed helplessly.

The waiter/food-preparer/barista/whatever looked at me, but I was too green at the gills for anything more adventurous than noodle soup.

First and LAST time I'll ever go to Japan."

That's what makes eating in Japan so fun and interesting. Perhaps you ought to try the freshly filleted sushi, whereby the rest of the fish is on your plate, gasping and looking at you, its full side of muscle being consumed by you, piece by piece. Fresh, my friend. It can't possibly get any more fresh.

Barring the gag reflex-inducing blech of natto and uni, Japan is a veritable treasure trove of food awesomeness.

montieth said...

It's J-pop. That's pretty typical all things considered.

You've never gone shopping in Japan have you? Much of Japan is like it was conceived and decorated by an asian Shelly Tambo Vincoeur to the 10th power with sea food thrown in. All on top of a very ancient society... Sometimes with a token "Ia! Ia! Dagon ftagn Ia!" for maximum effect.

Anonymous said...

You'll have to pardon my insolence, but I don't think a culture that came up with Jersey Shore, the various flavors of reality TV like the Kardashians, etc., can complain about a mindless (though vaguely disturbing) music video without being completely hypocritical. Hell, we have Katy Perry and Ke$ha as ambassadors of our high-falutin' culture! Point being, don't judge a culture by one data point, eh?

The radiation jabs are just classy, too! Were you guys shooting to prove you're even more mindless than that song?!

If it helps, in another J-pop song by Ai Ohtsuka, "pom" can be construed to refer to the act of sexual intercourse....

Wikipedia has this to say about Kyary: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyary

::G

Anonymous said...

gvi: "Nip" is considered to be a racist pejorative, in the same vein as "chink," "gook," and "slope." Now, while an Asian man, and a Japanese man in particular, isn't as likely to kick your @$$ for calling him a "nip" as a black man would be for calling him a "nigger," that may depend on what part of the country you're in....

Tam said...

...and I see that the Wapanese contingent has checked in.

Sheee-it, dawg, don't that cracka know he's white?