Matthias wrote:zepfan wrote:I thought the original one was pretty funny. Really though, considering some of the stuff that makes its way around around teh nets in North America, this doesn't really seem all that weird to me. But I dunno, is continental pride supposed to make me think that our meme is better?
The Japanese are weird. Really. Don't go there. Otherwise we can start busting out their sex habits, their game shows, and whatever the guy in the pink tutu is.
I'm all for understanding other cultural norms and taking things on their own level, but really, the Japanese are weird. It's an objective, F = m * a or e = MC^2 kind of thing.
Yeah, it's pretty tough to argue with those pictures and some of the other stuff I've seen. I've seen some of the crazy Japanese gameshows so I can't say I really disagree that a lot of it is pretty out there. I just didn't think the video from the OP was really something that would make me think "this is why the Japanese are weird". I've seen a lot weirder stuff than that come into my inbox from North America I guess is what I was trying to say.