James Brown’s Japanese soup commercial is the greatest commercial ever

It’s almost too good to be real. These two Nissin Cup Noodle commercials from 1992 show James Brown adapting his classic “Sex Machine” to sell miso soup. But you already knew that. Because you’ve already watched this video over and over. Because it’s the greatest thing ever.

Sell it, soul brother.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504784_162-20075874-10391705.html

by The Punjapit Alliance

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Sex Doll Inspired Dental Robot Reacts To Pain

Since all things are better when done with robots (right?), researchers in Japan have developed a dental training robot that can sneeze, shake its head, cough, gag, and even close its mouth when feeling a jaw ache. The robot was created by researchers at Japan’s Showa University, with help from the country’s top sex doll manufacturer Orient Industry. Why sex dolls? To get that lifelike skin, tongue and mouth, of course.

The robot, called Showa Hanako 2, also features voice recognition so trainees can practice the rudimentary banter that typically goes on between dentist and patient during an appointment. Once a check-up is over, the robot will store and analyze each student’s performance and give feedback that the students can access online.

The Showa Hanako robot was first developed 10 years ago, but this revised second version has more realistic movements, and is much more human-like in appearance. To make these improvements in appearance, the Showa University developers reached out to sex doll experts Orient Industry to make the robot’s skin, tongue and mouth more lifelike.

The sex doll-inspired dental robot is expected to be available for commercial sale in Japan later this year. With the recent invention of the vest that allows you to hug yourself, it may be safe to say that the Japanese are not inclined to suffer loneliness, so here’s to hoping the dental doll actually gets used only by dentists.

http://www.geekosystem.com/dental-robot-reacts-pain/

by The Punjapit Alliance

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TV host rides bike naked

Ou Zhihang /Quirky China News

A popular Chinese TV host is riding a bicycle naked to encourage people to lead a low carbon lifestyle.

Ou Zhihang, a host at Guangdong TV station, is already famous for doing push-ups naked at various well-known locations.

His latest stunt was to pose for pictures while riding his bike naked on the bank of the Zhujiang River in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province.

“I want to promote environmental protection and low-carbon life via an extreme but also effective way, which is the nude body language,” he explained.

Some people have criticised him for performing his naked stunts in out-of-the-way locations and urged him to pose in the city centre.

But Ou said: “I am a shy person in public. That’s why even in my pictures I never show my private parts.”

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/TV_host_rides_bike_naked

 by The Punjapit Alliance
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Art confronts female sexuality, power and p*rn

Ruth Power’s ceramics are inspired by an odd source: Japanese tentacle pornography. But the unconventional results are fascinating

CAN ART change things? Maybe the question should be: do things ever change? Looking at Ruth Power’s ceramic works, I wonder. Power’s concerns, expressed through tantalisingly beautiful yet disturbing forms, are with the nature of female sexuality, power and pornography. A porcelain torso is wreathed with tentacles; there are also delicately shaped faces, breasts and vulvas, but tentacles are everywhere.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/features/2011/0607/1224298495996.html

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Dog meat festival canceled in South Korea

A South Korean festival aimed at promoting the consumption of dog meat has been canceled after protests from animal welfare activists.

The Korea Dog Farmers’ Association had scheduled the festival for Friday, to be held in the traditional open-air market in the city of Seongnam just south of Seoul — the one I visited while researching my book, and where I took the photos that appear on this page.

Moran Market is a block long outdoor market that sells, produce, vegetable, herbs and animals, including dogs, which can be butchered to order. One can pick a live dog, for $100-$150 and have it butchered. About two-thirds of the dog meat sold in Seoul (not counting that prepared in restaurants) is sold there.

The festival planned to showcase various canine delicacies including barbecued dog, sausages and steamed paws. Also featured would have been cosmetics and spirits made with canine ingredients.

http://www.ohmidog.com/2011/06/28/dog-meat-festival-canceled-in-south-korea/

by Arf the Dog

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The Japanese Art of Boob-Farting

Leave it to the ingenuity and discipline of the Japanese to combine the two things dearest to the hearts of men: boobs and arse noises.

 

by robin (remora is still laughing)….

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Asian Carp leap out of the water, slap kids in the face

So have you heard about Asian Carp? Probably not, thinking about it. Hmm. So just in case you haven’t been reading up on invasive oriental fish recently, it turns out they possess a pretty impressive ability – the ability to leap about, around, and over boats when they pass them… and it’s pretty damn weird.

It’s truly a jaw-dropping spectacle, and one that begs the question… why? Why on earth do they do this? It seems the reason why is simply because they’re scared of boats, and this is how they react.

As for why there are so many of the things in the water, it seems that that is down to the fact Asian Carp are an imported breed of fish – and one that breeds and breeds and breeds and, well, blows the other fish out of the water.

http://www.asylum.co.uk/2011/06/28/video-70-asian-carp-in-illinois-leap-out-of-the-water-slap-kid/

by Pip G.

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