A pair of artificial breasts with a built-in heartbeat, an invention from … where else? … Japan, where it was intended as a sleeping aid for young children.
LIFE Magazine photo by Keystone – Mar 16, 1963.
Also see the HELLo KITTY BREAST PUMPS in the Comments section below.
domo arigato mr roboto
View the entire 7-picture sideshow of the pimpbot/pedobot/whatever-bot recruiting in the Tokyo area, which was ripped off from juergenspecht.com.
—Report by the 3Yen’s correspondent-at-large, Den4
Don’t tell the “Ancient Ones” and pray the great Cthulhu doesn’t catch wind of this abuse of the Wise Tentacled Elder Gods, but…
…seemingly coming back to life when soy sauce is poured atop it. The cephalopod's body lifts up and writhes in the bowl, prompting viewers to ask: Is it really dead?
… a seafood dish named odori-don…sometimes prepared with squid and known as the “dancing squid rice bowl” huffingtonpost.com: ‘Dancing Squid’ Phenomenon: How Soy Sauce Brings A Dead Creature Back To ‘Life’
Previous 3Yen reports of Cthulhu’s control of the oceans and expansion into the realm of puny human include:
• Eatin’ lil Cthulhu (3Yen / 2013-03-14)
• Merry Squid-mas from Japan (3Yen / 2012-12-25)
• The ‘Man from Planet Squid-aru’ (3Yen / 2011-07-19)
And of course…
Cthulhu, the evil giant squid, caught on video
(3Yen / 2007-02-14)
Weirdo Japanese factoid of the day…
Thanks to Danny Choo / 末永みらい命 (@dannychoo)’s twitter we have today’s trivia…
All Japanese real estate agents are closed on Wednesday. Reason is Wednesday = Sui (水) in Japanese means water = ‘contracts get washed away’.
The 3Yen has uncovered irrefutable proof of the visitations of the ancient aliens: The Chariots of the Pokémon...
Machu Picchu Pikachu!
Previously published Pikachu posts of the past include:
• fisting pikachu (3Yen / 2013-07-21)
• Pikachu’s privates (3Yen / 2008-09-09)
• Pikachu pucker (3Yen / 2011-01-17)
Learn more about the background on the “Lost City of the Pikachu” at: wikipedia.org/wiki/Machu_Picchu
What every Japanese secretly wants to do: Fisting Pikachu…
Previous puerile Pikachu posted…
• Pikachu having a really good time (3Yen / 2013-05-17)
• Pikachu girls (3Yen / 2009-04-18/)
• Pikaku’s Privates (3Yen / 2008-09-09)
Over on the superb Improbable Research blog, they posted a musical video compilation of some of flappy-floppy pneumatic-style robot mouth’s ’singing’ that I have never seen before (even though it’s been around for a couple of years). Enjoy.
Be sure to also check out our previous post:
(3Yen / 2011-07-14)
New viral video appears of the famous robot mouth ’singing’! →
The 3Yen correspondent-at-large, “den4,” has been on a retro binge lately and sent in these 1980s marvels…
The only problem I have with this nostalgia is that these videos seem like yesterday from my perspective since I have been Japan since 1984 on my second career as a working engineer.
In other words: NOT. RETRO. AT. ALL. Get of my lawn, etc…
Right now the rain is coming down hard in Tokyo so I thought I would post something apropos for the Rainy Season…
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Titled “Ginza Rain,” the illustration above is a detail from the cover of Showa Magazine—the July 1951 issue of that short novel magazine. Oddly in the background, the writing on the neon ads in the background is reversed.
Speaking of clothing more useless than Japanese rain coats for Labrador Retrievers (3Yen 2007-07-15)….
….check out, DO YOU KNOW WHAT A GAY RAINCOAT IS? at Gay Raincoats: P0rn’s Most Searched Words (xoJane.com / 2013 June 06) where you can also learn about the mysteries of “ASMR naked” and “ASMR bang fest.”
Spotted parked in the garage of a small Tokyo company is one of their delivery trucks in full-dress as the “Yatter-wan” robot of the old TV anime, Yatterman…
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—Yatterman (ヤッターマン) is a Japanese anime television series broadcast from January 1, 1977 to January 27, 1979. Shown in photo above is “Yatter-Wan”, a dog-shaped all-terrain rescue robot belonging to the main character, Gan-chan aka Gan Takada.
In the anime, Gan-chan is a 13-year-old boy whose father is a famous toy designer who failed to complete the Yatter-Wan. Gan-chan is an expert in mechanics, and he helps fix his father’s dream design. He forms a fighting team with his girlfriend Ai, and names himself “Yatterman-1.”
Yatterman — Wikipedia (source)