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The Japanese: Nuked Too Much or Not Enough? Call for Votes.

Lots of dancing, singing, video games and the selling of noodles. Complete with a Surfing Tommy Lee Jones working for a BIG payday at 3:16

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  • John the River January 28, 2019, 12:49 PM

    Just right?

    Besides, why pick on the Japanese again. The French or the Chinese are more irritating today.

  • po January 28, 2019, 2:04 PM

    Does anybody watch this stuff and remains sane?

  • Eskyman January 28, 2019, 2:06 PM

    Perhaps it’s only because I’m a “long looong mannnnnnn” myself, but I appreciated those!

    American TV isn’t my forte, I gave up watching it over a decade ago, but if it had commercials that were as fun-looking as those were maybe I’d still watch it sometimes. All the prescription drug commercials & gee-aren’t-men-stupid commercials helped kill it for me; now Jillette has taken up the challenge with their hold-my-beer latest, but I won’t be seeing it on TV.

    Now: where can I get a new mouse? The ones in Japan look a lot more fun- and versatile!- than the one I’m using now!

  • PA Cat January 28, 2019, 2:11 PM

    Just for Miss Olive: a 7-minute compilation of Japanese commercials focused on cats: the first one features a salaryman being personally transported to work by a giant cat; and at 2:10 ff, a commercial in which a cat allows a crowd of neighborhood cats (and a pigeon) to invade her home after the human leaves for the day– with Frank Sinatra singing in the background. Well, they’re different, and I think the Editor should have a vote too.

  • Pat January 28, 2019, 2:32 PM

    The young adults are rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Their energy should be spent marrying and having children, not acting like children.

  • Mad Celt January 28, 2019, 2:50 PM

    I’ll have one of whatever they’re drinking!

  • steve walsh January 28, 2019, 3:05 PM

    That is some weird ass shit. Tommy Lee Jones appearance reminds me of Bill Murray’s character in Lost in Translation. Perhaps if I understood the language the ads would make some sense.

  • Casey Klahn January 28, 2019, 3:35 PM

    I feel: entertained.
    I am: hungry for noodles!

    Nuke them again for spite is my vote.

  • Jack January 28, 2019, 4:01 PM

    Wow, the residual effects of radiation poisoning are a bitch. The girls are hot though.

  • bfwebster January 28, 2019, 4:20 PM

    Once again strengthening my theory that the Japanese are actually aliens from outer space still trying to fit in unobtrusively with humanity and not entirely succeeding.

  • azlibertarian January 28, 2019, 6:29 PM

    I’m an airline pilot in my real life, and have spent most of the last 5 years travelling almost exclusively to Japan. Their commercials (and some of their talk and game shows) are worthy of snickers, but then if you turn the volume off of American commercials, you might come to the same conclusion.

    I like the Japanese. They are polite, shy, and efficient. It is an amazing experience to get on a Tokyo subway car (packed to the gills) and see no one….not one person….talking on their cell phones. Sure, they’re reading something or playing some game, but no one would dare to interrupt a fellow traveler’s peace by exposing them to their cell phone conversation. And you should see their homeless. They keep neat and orderly camps….adjectives completely missing when describing the American homeless.

  • Hale Adams January 28, 2019, 7:19 PM

    … by which I am reminded of just how big the soft spot in my head is for oriental women ……


    Hale Adams
    Pikesville, People’s still-mostly-Democratic Republic of Maryland

  • Steve in Greensboro January 28, 2019, 11:56 PM

    The first time I saw the “Japs, nuked too much or…” line was in Miss Kathy Shaidle’s FFF blog probably attached to a video like this one. For a while she burned brightly, generating almost Florence King like levels of wonderful misanthropy. But she seems to have gone into a quite period. Hope she is OK.

  • H January 29, 2019, 5:29 AM

    If Tommy Lee Jones hadn’t already been nuked to me for life for being a flaming liberal masquerading as a manly-man, his “work” in this contraption would have finished it off.

  • arcs January 29, 2019, 7:25 AM

    It’s nice to see your tumblr come back.

  • Bill in Tennessee January 30, 2019, 6:42 AM

    Not enough, apparently. I know the purpose of an ad is to generate excitement about a product, but these folks seemed to have jumped the shark decades ago. American ads are, by comparison, quite tame… but I still mute them, ignore them, and go off to the kitchen or the bathroom when they come on. I can’t recall the last time I saw or heard a TV commercial from beginning to end, except maybe subliminally when I have dozed off for awhile.

  • Not Japanese January 30, 2019, 8:05 PM

    If you can be weirder than the Japanese, you have really achieved something.

  • azcatsclaw January 31, 2019, 6:22 AM

    Baby Shark came out of South Korea, way more annoying

  • Love That Nation! January 31, 2019, 9:36 AM

    Don’t change, Japan!

  • tired dog February 3, 2019, 9:51 AM

    Ah….schoolgirls..no, stop that.
    100 megatons stat