‘London–Paris’ eyes / ロン — パリの目 / Ron Pari no me is obscure but amusing Japanese slang (3Yen 2010-09-26) describing someone with eyes pointing in opposite directions.
Having crossed eyes and odd eye orientations is a common malady in Japan. It’s a “Push–Pull” situation.
Push—Bad vision is a genetic trait in Japanese caused by shallow eye sockets.
Pull—Japanese do not bother to correct is problem because: they think it’s cute, Japan medicine ignores it, correcting deformities has poor culture acceptance, Japanese Buddhism frowns on “cutting” the body, and Japanese people have high inertia to changing anything.
Today is Japanese “Cinco De Mayo”!
Learn more about Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise in our previous reports:
1932 LION brand toothpaste advertising from the lead-up to WWII:
The women-to-men-crossdressing Takarazuka Revue (3Yen 2012-04-20) had fun with the “Nanking* Bomber Corps” in the advert of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper of November 4, 1937 shown below.
*Learn more about the Nanking Massacre AKA Rape of Nanking (Wiki).
Japetella prismatica from the Report on the Cephalapoda of the H.M.S. Challenger, one of the earliest worldwide oceanographic expeditions
From the Report on the Cephalapoda H.M.S. Challenger during the Years 1873-76 (online complete collection)
I was all jazzed that this Japetella prismatica was Japanese octopus.
Sadly on page 108 of the Report, I learned it was named after “Japetus Steenstrup,” an early weeaboo wannabe.
If you meet the Buddha in the road, screw him in.
(1950s advertisement for Buddha bulbs by Hitachi Lamp)
If you meet the Buddha in the road, kill him.
(A classic “koan” in Zen practice used to provoke
the “great doubt” and to test a student’s insight.)
All the rest of my fellow aliens/gaijin are all a tither about Flashbak.com‘s Tokyo, Japan 1917-1950: Rare Images Of Love, Loathing And Life…
I see your gingerbread house, and I raise you a [gaijin-made] Gundam Optimus Prime! —(@jamieism)
Den4 the 3Yen’s correspondent-at-large writes:
♫ You better watch out / You better not cry / Better not pout / I’m telling you why / Goji-chan is coming to town… ♪ ♬
Not to be mistaken with the infamous Godzilla Tree
Ten years and 1,920,372 blog comments* ago, the news.3Yen officially started in 2004 with the following post below.
Let’s anniversary happy, wo0T!
*About those 1,920,372 blog spam comments:
I guess we really understand our “readership” very well to have garnered so many spambot comments, right? ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)