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May 30, 2007

Japanese Hijinks

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Those whacky Japanese, installment 7,592: You've heard about Air Guitar? How about Air Sex?

* Those whacky Japanese, installment 7,593: Who needs "The Matrix" when you can rely on a dozen guys clad in black?

Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at May 30, 2007




Comments

It is a convention of Japanese theatre that stage props are introduced and moved around by guys dressed all in black. You're not supposed to see them.

The clip is from a popular Japanese TV show in which amateurs (often children) create short imaginative skits and compete for a money prize. It is extremely cheerful entertainment and sometimes very creative.

Posted by: steve on May 30, 2007 9:10 PM



Every culture sure has its own nuttiness. I'm sure we North Americans look just as bizarre to them.

Posted by: Thursday on June 1, 2007 12:17 AM






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