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“King of Otoko (males)” from the planet Kanjani8 were seen cruising the streets of Harajuku, this illuminated intergalatic truckship (promoting the newest release the J-pop band).
Via (Tokyo Fashion© | February 23, 2014)
Everyday I get a chuckle as I walk by this sign advertising this business for reforming gorillas.
“Gorilla ReFORM” home remodeling shop
(Google Translate)— The origin of the shop name…has no deep meaning so much, but the sound was good. I felt “Gorilla ReFORM” to be a name that is familiar and charming. “Gorillali‑kun” (R) is our company mascot. →
Oddly, this is not the only business in Japan that reforms gorillas. There was also the “REFORM GORILLA” shop in Hiroshima (Google Translate)
–Reform Gorilla has great reform stories…
I walk by a several different signs advertising “REFORM” every week and wonder howtheflyingfuck did the Japanese decide that English “reform” ( rifomu) should mean to remodel / renovation or to alter clothing—Mysteries.
改札の情報量が多い—Information overload at the ticket gate in Tokyo
@nomolk on Twitter December 7, 2013
As of late for, the Japanese news (and the 3Yen) have been plagued with reports of autonomous and sentient eyeballs on the loose!
Airport art! Local airports in Japan having fun with baggage carousels
RocketNews24 | 2013/08/19
Is that a giant eyeball in your luggage or are you just happy to see me?
…what’s staring back at you–is an art piece that rides the baggage carousel at a local airport in Tottori Pref. …the airport lets Medama no Oyaji ride around to his tiny heart’s content ...more…
Other dubious reports of the onslaught of eyeballs and in particular Medama no Oyaji on the 3Yen include:
• Japan’s anus eyeball monster (3Yen / 2013-07-24)
• Opticon Has Been Destroyed! (3Yen / 2012-10-12)
• GIANT MUTANT EYEBALLS IN NUKE PROTEST (3Yen / 2012-02-10)
• Eyes invade the streets of Tokyo! (3Yen / )
Star Trek Into the Darkness* finally opened in Japan last weekend†…
Tokyo, Nishi Nippori station, Star Trek, Spock, stalking…
Via kinks34’s tumblr JAPAN, 2013aug15 17:58
† Japan is always the last place in the world to get new movies, meh.
Pedocat aka Sekuhara (sexual harassment) Kitty is a poster character for anti-sexual harassment campaigns on Japanese university campuses. This poster from the halls of Japan’s most prestigious school, the University of Tokyo, reads:
Separated-at-Birth*? Sekuhara Kitty vs Pedobear
The always grrreat rocketnews24.com (2013/07/31) brings you:
Love Shot: Too much fun for one mouth…
Who knows what this liquored-up lesbian marketing is really targeting? Love Shot™ is just an alcoholic jelly drink—MELLOW JELLO shots.
In Japan, displaying this so-called “JDM Shocker*” sticker would be mean I like feeling up old people with “two in the pink, one in the stink” or in this case of the Japanese Domestic Market (Wiki) auto cultists, ‘two in the intake and one up the exhaust.’
Two in the intake
and one up the exhaust?
3Yen.com, home of the Mysterious Car Stickers .
Ok, ok, the rest-of-the-story is that Japan has an official “marks”—stickers placed on cars to warn other drivers of new drivers or in the case of the above teardrop of orange and yellow to warn that the driver is elderly and may be impaired in their operation of their automobile.
The SHOCKER (Wiki) sticker above in a parody of the old Ochiba mark (fallen leaf mark) warning of vehicle full of autumn leaves.
Shown on the right is the now obsolete sticker to mark elderly drivers, that was used from 1997 to the end of January 2011.
← Shown on the left is the current “Koreisha ” mark for elderly drivers that has been in use since February 1, 2011. Drivers age 70 or older are strongly advised to affix the Koreisha mark to the front and rear of their vehicles and drivers over 75 are required to do so by law.
Previous posts about Japan’s vibrant car vinyl culture of official automotive stickers include:
• What is this mysterious Japanese car sticker?
(3Yen / 2009-03-01) →
• Mysterio Japanese car sticker
(3Yen / 2006-01-20)
• Access for people with big, round, bouncy butts
(3Yen / 2013-05-26) ↘
Some people need a little extra at Starbucks on the Tomei Expressway at 6:20am…
Yesterday I was on the Tomei Expressway at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji when I noticed the Starbucks at the Ashigara Service Area (panoramio map/photo) offers that a little extra…sex.
Beware of falling alien space debris…