Friday, November 21, 2008   8:52 PM

Strapping young (and not so young) lads

Apparently there are still people out there who question why Japanese girls appear so keen on non-Japanese men. In case you still have any doubts, check out this video (SFW outside of sexually repressed Anglo-Saxon corporate environments):

(If, after viewing this, you feel a tingling desire to know more, you can find more information including online ordering options here, but feel free not to tell me about it, because I really don't want to know).

Update: the "original" video that seems to be spreading virally through the tubes is here (complete with warning for sexually repressed that they might see some actual bare skin). Yes, I do have some slight modicum of taste and no I will not be embedding it.

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that's too weird!
Posted by: lina | 2008-11-22 02:06
Oh God.

I thought it was going to be something related to fake chest muscles for men.

That's all we need, a bunch of guys walking around popping each other's bra straps.

Thanks for posting this. I'll be spinning up my new venture, manufacturing souvenir bras for men here on Guam. I'll make them out of coconuts, and include a free tube of lipstick and a maxi-pad. Let me know when they start showing up over there.

I've noticed an increasing number of younger Japanese "males" are wearing make up, particularly around the eyes when they come here for vacation.

Posted by: Vinillaguerrilla | 2008-11-22 08:17
@Lina: this is Japan, weird is normal.

@Vinillaguerrilla (Vanillaguerrilla?) Sorry to have disappointed you on the fake chest muscles, but no doubt something like that will pop up at some point, probably decorated with Hello Kitty logos.

Definitely a lot of metrosexuals coming out of the closet hearabouts. Very confusing. I recall recently admiring a pair of nice smooth and well-tanned legs rising out of some boots towards a tight and pert derriere, yet upon checking further upwards realising to my eternal discomfiture that the legs in question did in fact belong to a person of the male persuasion.
Posted by: ThePenguin | 2008-11-25 01:32