Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Trust the Japanese to answer the important questions

There are apparently a variety of crazy shows on in Japan. Although I'm not really in the target demographic for SpikeTV, I do enjoy watching MXC, Most Extreme Elimination Challenge. We just don't have anything like that here. Probably for liability issues. Last week we were informed of a sort of similar clip where naked Japanese men inexplicably sit in leather (also vibrating?) chairs in an obviously thrown-together-at-the-last-minute shack on top of a ski hill, then get either ejected backwards onto the hill, or (my favorite) shot down the hill in a chair-turned-snowmobile. Still naked, mind you. Also, I do not really enjoy the thought of putting my naked body on the same chair that an unknown number of other random naked bodies have been on, but maybe thats just me.
This morning on Cute Overload I found another interesting Japanese show of some sort. You can watch the video by clicking on the Cute Overload link, as I can no longer figure out how to embed the video in my blog. The video is called "How is fish's weight that Dora cat can carry?" I'm not sure who this Dora cat is, but that might mean wild cats. Because what happens here is like a strongest man contest between wild cats, complete with commentators. They weigh out fish and place them out in the middle of an open area, and these wild cats come by and pick up the fish. The fish weights are continually increased until none of the cats can remove the fish. Its a long clip (10 minutes) but i watched the whole thing. If you can't watch the whole thing, skip ahead to the end, about 8 minutes in. I like how they pit the three cats against each other like some sort of wrestling match:

Watch them get eliminated one by one. I won't spoil the answer for you though. You'll have to watch it for yourself.

1 comment:

Heidi Ellis said...

I watched all 10 minutes. I'm such a dork.

As far as the video... well it has left me with a loss for words.