OK, guys. I don’t have anything particularly witty or clever to say about this ad. Sometimes there just are no words.
But in this case, there are. Five of them.
Japanese. Darth. Vader. Cell. Phone.
Actually, here’s a brief summation of my thoughts on this ad: It’s not as if this is the weirdest Japanese ad in the world. In fact, it’s pretty tame, apart from the the unexplained presence of Vader—is he a metaphor? What does he symbolize? Is the phone called “The Sith”, or “The Darth” or something? I can’t tell. But I just love the fact that the commercial’s director can’t just do a straight ad—he/she just can’t resist ratcheting up the Japanese-bizarreness quotient around the 40-second mark with Mr. Over-exaggerated Elvis Hair.
I don’t even know what to say about this. It’s possibly the most WTF’tastic thing I’ve ever posted here. You know how sometimes you wake up from a weird dream and can only remember fragments, and the fragments make no sense? Like one minute you were driving a car made out of Cheerios and the next you were walking through a mall that only sells sparkly zebras? Yeah, this is more bizarre than that.
Side note: I haven’t mentioned this around here yet, but I’m currently in the process of learning Japanese and planning a trip to Tokyo. I can only hope it’s actually as bizarre there as Youtube leads me to believe.
How is it this is the first time I’ve heard about this. There are cat cafes in Tokyo! OMG! I’ve always wanted to go there and this only further piques my interest. It’s the closest thing we have to modern day cat worship. (Please don’t tell my cats, they’d leave me for a kitty shrine in a heartbeat.)
For 100 Yen (about 11 US dollars) you get one hour in the kitty temple. Cat toys are provided, but you mustn’t wake up any sleeping kitties or insist kitties cuddle with you if they express a disinterest. Also no flash photography or small children. House rules for optimal kitty bliss.
Japanese kitty fans have likened cat-gazing to looking at art and say the cafes are a great way to relieve stress. Amazing!
via Christian Science Monitor