The Harlem Shake ain’t got nothin’ on this.
Becoming one of the hottest new memes to hit the internet, the Japanese are taking “hadoken” (a special attack normally reserved for the video game Street Fighter) and making it a reality.
Seriously guys, just stop what you’re doing and start “hadoken-ing.”
It’s badass and awesome…unlike the fail that was the Harlem Shake.
Japan is simply the best when it comes to really weird things. Gratuitous McDonald’s fries binge eating parties? Got it. The technology to almost accurately simulate a pregnancy? Old news. Epic cartoon dramas? Available by the butt load.
Nowadays, the new popular thing to do as a Japanese kid is to reenact and take photos of the infamous Kamehameha attack from Dragon Ball with your friends. Apparently, Japanese teens (mostly school girls it seems) have been uploading their photos to message boards and websites for a chance at internet fame.
I don’t disapprove of this at all but considering how old the anime series is, I don’t know why this didn’t happen sooner because Kamehameha attack > planking any day.
Remember how in high school the tambourine was the most jokes instrument because, well, who can’t play the tambourine?
You shake it up and down, side to side, and it jingles. If you wanna get creative, you hit the pad inside the rings if your tambourine is more evolved.
What I didn’t realize is that tambourine playing is an art. My years playing percussion in high school never brought me to this point with the tambourine (that’s because the snare drum was a lot cooler).
Some people clearly take tambourine playing quite seriously, and this man is one of those people. In this video a man shows us how real musicians play the tambourine. I’m not sure whether to be mystified, or fearful.
The youtube viewers also seem to have some words about this artistry.
You keep dancing, tambourine man.
A brave Japanese journalist decided to challenge Leonardo DiCaprio’s acting skill and asked the Django Unchained star if he did any impressions. Surprisingly enough (or not so, depending on your thoughts on the actor) he does do impressions, a Jack Nicholson one nonetheless.
Dammit, Japan. You think of everything! Why didn’t we come up with that?!
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The teens of Japan and South Korea have undeniably found the best way to party.
Groups of youths have descended onto their local McDonald’s where they order an overwhelming number of fries, dump them on the table and well, start digging in. Called “potato parties” (let’s workshop that name), they take pictures of themselves at their frie-laden tables before gorging all the deep fried deliciousness.
The fad began after a group of teens decided to buy unhealthy amounts of fries when the prices dropped to approximately $1.51 (USD) for all sizes during a promotion, according to The Daily Mail. One group in Okayama managed to eat sixty portions of fries — that’s roughly 30,000 calories.
Nutritionists may be quaking in their boots right about now but the forever hungry part of my brain is drooling. Thankfully, I know I’m not stupid enough to ever take part in this in the off chance the fad comes over to North America because:
a) I don’t want to die and
b) I feel like I’m dying after just trying to eat one of McDonald’s meals.
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If the above photo doesn’t tip you off, cats and paper do not mix. It’s like for some odd reason they like to tear that shit up just to feel something because being adored 24/7 is hard work. Just watch as the cat in the video below tear the a japanese sliding to shreds and looking pretty damn proud at himself for it.
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Japanese clothing store United Arrows has developed technology to get their display mannequins to mimic anyone standing in front of the display. Called “MarionetteBots,” the monkey-see-monkey-do mannequins uses X-Box Kinect technology to track a customer’s moves which is then relayed to a special motor which pulls the strings on the plastic dolls.
It seems that only in Japan that people don’t find this creepy at all. Have they not watched the episode with the killer mannequins? Trust me, it’s a lot scarier than it sounds.
United Arrows also just had to up the creep factor with an upbeat rendition of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” Ugh, so much for sleeping tonight.
If you have a dog, you’re aware of those “puppy eyes” they give you when they’re hungry. Even though we shouldn’t, we usually cave and give them a little piece of whatever we’re eating. Now, you can give them doggie Christmas cake! It’s all thanks to a man in Japan, Naohiko Nagatani, who created a dog-friendly cake. He’s the owner of an Italian restaurant in Japan and so far the cakes are selling well. They go for about $73 each, which may seem like a lot to spend on your dog, but the best part about these cakes, is humans can eat them too.
One Step for man, err, 68,345,943,536,743 steps back for women
In Bihar, India, they have banned women from using cellphones. I’m serious. The reason for the ban? Too many females are eloping and having extramarital affairs. And clearly, banning the use of cellphones is the only way to stop it. People are protesting this outrageous ban.
Millionaire takes his Christmas wish to a San Diego Billboard
Marc Paskin, a millionaire and reality TV personality, bought this billboard ad in San Diego. It speaks for itself. This is probably one of the most shallow things I’ve ever seen, but it’s kinda funny. If I had money I would make one too. All I want for Christmas is a Jamaican boyfriend, seriously.
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So, I’m going to go ahead and add this cat cafe that Katy Perry visits in her new film Katy Perry: Part of Me to my bucket list. While in Tokyo, Perry actually PAID to have a tea party with a bunch of costumed cats sitting and running around cupcake shaped beds.
While some people (ahem, Kimmel) don’t understand the draw of cat tea parties Perry’s obsession with Japanese culture goes WAY BACK. “I’m obsessed with Japanese people,” Perry told Jimmy Kimmel.
After her usually-angelic teenage sister was banished from her family home for stealing lingerie from Macy’s, Perry’s parents accepted Japanese exchange students to live in her sister’s room for a couple months.
“I was just like AHH! Everything is Hello Kitty and it’s perfect and it’s clean and you eat with sticks!!” (I add the extra exclamation marks because of her pure excitement.) “She brought me these Hello Kitty chopsticks and I still haven’t opened them and I was like 13. I will always and forever have them.”
Fast forward more than a decade and Perry is basically an anime character who wears Hello Kitty dresses and visits quirky cat cafes with her besties. What’s not to love?
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Now that Hologram Tupac has become a legitimate musical act, we’re noticing hologram artists everywhere.
Take for instance, Hatsune Miku, Japan’s very own hologram pop star. Miku had 25,000 fans pay to see her at a recent concert. However, unlike Tupac, Miku is entirely fictional. The popstar, who has pig-tailed neon green hair and wears a schoolgirl outfit, is an avatar created by Crypton Future Media.
The fans actually create her songs and videos through collaborative websites. If an uploaded song goes viral, it might get picked up by Crypton and spiffed up before being rereleased by Miku. [Source]
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This is not good for Lady Gaga. Gaga was in Japan over the weekend peforming at an MTV Japan benefit relief concert. Soon after the tragedy in March, she started selling selling bracelets she designed with the words “We Pray for Japan” on them.
Each bracelet cost $5, with a pledge that all proceeds would go to relief efforts. However, a lawsuit alleges the money hasn’t been donated to the charity.
The complaint says that Gaga kept part of the $5 that every customer paid for a wristband and inflated shipping charges so she could pocket more. She then counted even the money she allegedly pocketed in her donation figures, artificially inflating donation numbers, in order to make more money, the suit charged. The complaint was made by the reputable firm 1-800-LAW-FIRM.
Good luck Gaga – we don’t trust ambulance chasers like 1-800-LAW-FIRM. This is all bull sh*t!
50 Cent took to his Twitter to mock the earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan on Friday, Perez Hilton reports.
His Twitter contained jokes about those suffering in Japan, and trust me, they aren’t funny. He wrote:
“Its all good Till b*tches see there christian louboutins floating down da street shit gone get crazy.”
“Wave will hit 8am them crazy white boys gonna try to go surfing.”
“Look this is very serious people I had to evacuate all my hoe’s from LA,Hawaii and Japan. I had to do it. Lol”
He must have realized that he was being offensive to those affected, because he later tweeted an apology over the insensitive tweets:
“Nah this is nuts but what can anyone do about it. Let’s pray for anyone who has lost someone.”
“Some of my tweets are ignorant I do it for shock value. Hate it or love it. I’m cool either way 50cent”
I mean, is 50 Cent so desperate for attention that he has to mock death and tragedy in order to get his name out there? 50 has made homophobic tweets before as well, so it doesn’t surprise me that he’s stooped so low once again. Just because your music career isn’t as hot as it used to be doesn’t mean you have to take down everyone with you. An apology really isn’t enough either – made you should think about donating some money to help Japan recover. And not just 50 cents.
Charlie Sheen’s upcoming mini-tour to Chicago and Detroit has sold out in under 18 minutes, says TMZ.
The show, called “My Violent Torpedo of Truth,” set a Ticketmaster record this weekend as tickets were snapped up like hotter-than-hotcakes. Sheen’s camp is looking into adding more dates to the tour, as well as some additional stops in new cities.
Sheen’s website also claims that $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Red Cross to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
$1?! That’s a little skimpy considering some tickets are going for nearly 100 times that price!
This can’t be doing anything good for Sheen’s delusional huge ego… In fact, we’re sick of him already.
If Charlie Sheen comes to your city, will you be going to see him?
Lady Gaga is always on the hustle, and now she is hocking Google’s Android phone in Japan. The commercial features Lady Gaga and a cool remix of “Poker Face.”
According to PerezHilton the remixed track has now become the eighth most downloaded tune on iTunes Japan. So she gets paid to appear in the commercial, along with earning some extra bucks on the downloads.
Very smart Ms. Gaga!
Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 was attacked and subsequently hospitalized in Japan after three people went after him in a bar Thursday night, reports E! Online.
“It is unfortunate to say, but Deryck Whibley is still in the hospital,” reads a statement posted on the band’s official Facebook page. “He was attacked late last night in Japan. We are waiting for results and we are hoping for the best. Thanks for your support.”
It is being reported that Japanese police are investigating the incident but as of yet the injuries sustained are unkown. With this news, it’s unlikely that Sum 41 will be playing their scheduled shows in Osaka and Tokyo in Japan.
According to Nikkei, Nintendo has sold over 1 million copies of Wii Fit in Japan since its December 1st release.
Wii Fit retails for ¥8,800 ($81), roughly ¥3,000 more than the average Wii game, and includes a balance board that allows users to emulate a variety of exercises such as yoga and step aerobics as well as calculate their body mass index (BMI).
There is no additional information regarding the North American release date of Wii Fit, but there is general dissatisfaction amongst message boards at the 300 lb weight limit. Wouldn’t a game like Wii Fit be made for people in excess of 300lbs, just a thought.