April 27, 2017

The Japanese: Nuked too much or not enough?

Premise: we’re going to roll tires down a ski jump.

Because you've got to do something to recoup the bribes that got the Olympics to Nagano in the first place:

"The Nagano Olympic bid committee spent approximately $14 million to entertain the 62 International Olympic Committee members and many of their companions. The precise figures are unknown since Nagano, after the IOC asked that the entertainment expenditures not be made public, destroyed the financial records."

The tires taking part in the competition come from a kei car (Japanese minicars), sedan, sports car, dump truck, Formula One car and bulldozer.

Each tire is sent down a steep slope covered in AstroTurf. For added science, they are shoved off by a man in a white lab coat and gloves. After launching off a ramp, the tires land on a marked section of the track before rolling into a crash barrier.

Which one do you think will take home the coveted prize of...Ski Jumping Champion Tire?

Here are the competitors:


Place your bets.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 27, 2017 4:56 PM
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Leave it to the Japanese. Someone finally found a good use for a ski jump.

Posted by: Jack at April 28, 2017 5:16 AM

How do you say "Hold my beer and watch this" in Japanese?

Posted by: Mikey NTH at April 28, 2017 7:45 AM

Mikey, that would be "Ore no biiru o motte, mite ite yo!" Pronunciation is easy if you know Spanish, just pronounce it as if it were Spanish.

Posted by: morenuancedthanyou at April 28, 2017 9:04 AM