Archive for 'Funny'

Japan using Fawlty Towers and Red Dwarf to teach English

The BBC reports that Fukuoka Prefecture is turning to Fawlty Towers and Red Dwarf for English practice in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.

Teachers in Fukuoka Prefecture have been using Fawlty Towers and Red Dwarf to get students used to hearing spoken English. It raises the prospect of a generation of Japanese students sounding like Basil, Sybil or even Manuel. – BBC

I wonder if there will be an increase in tourists being called “smeg heads” or “cheating, weaselly, low-life scum buckets”?

And I can’t talk about Red Dwarf without mentioning my favorite character.

Duane Dibbley!

Japan Rent-a-friend

Have you ever found yourself without a friend on the weekend? What about a husband or a wife to hang around with? Or fake children? Or a person to give an apology on your behalf?

Your problems are over with Japan’s professional stand-in service Family Romance!


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New Yucky Burger from McDonald’s?

McDonald’s Japan has an exciting new burger! The ヤッキ burger. Or as you would pronounce it in English – The Yucky burger.

People in Japan have been pointing out this bad burger name, noting that “yakkii” sounds like “yucky” and explaining what “yucky” means in Japanese. The definition most people are referring to is “mazui” (そごくまずい) or “very unappetizing.” – Kotaku


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I’d Buy Tea From this Guy

I have no idea what he’s doing with his shirt?!

Obaachans Bring the 24K Magic

It wouldn’t surprise me if they were from Osaka :D

Make Everything Smell Like Cat Head

Photo from Kotaku

Photo from Kotaku

Of course the Japanese invented a spray that makes everything smell like cat head.

The head of Yamamoto Perfumery, Mr. Yamamoto himself, spent four months of series research, going from cat cafe to cat cafe sniffing different feline’s heads. – Kotaku

Even the cat is like “What the?!”

Japan’s Chicken McNugget Meal

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It looks like Japan just introduced a 48 piece Chicken McNugget meal. And of course it comes in a bucket.

The offer is for a limited time only. It’s available only in Niigata Prefecture and part of a promotional tie-up with the the newly launched pop group NGT48, the Niigata-based spin-off of the massively popular idol unit AKB48. – Kotaku

But where is the 1 litre tub of honey mustard dipping sauce?

Wow. Much News! Such Informed.

Osaka Bang – Best Street Game Ever

This is why I love Osaka. I may have to try this out and see if it works :D

The Shabu Shabu Spirit

I’ve only been out for shabu shabu once, but from this video I now know that I totally blew it!