You've probably seen "japanese girls in meat hats versus the giant lizard"
, but have you also seen "japanese girls versus the giant black man"
, and "japanese girl in seal hat versus the polar bear"
I don't know what it is that makes these shows more entertaining than the similar crap on TV here. Maybe it's just that I can't understand them. But somehow I think that "Fear Factor" with the sound down would still just be fratboys eating bugs.
Don't hit stop on this homoriffic dance routine before the boys show up. Also here's a fire-breathing fat man doing some candyraver happy-hardcore bullshit, and for some American horror, please enjoy some Hoff and a furry stripper.
Comment below with links to more videos of absurd Japanese game shows. My scarred inner child thanks you in advance.
Animaris Rhinoceros Transport
The Animaris Rhinoceros Transport is a type of animal with a steel skeleton and a polyester skin. It looks as if there is a thick layer of sand coating the animal. It weighes 2. tons, but can be set into motion by one person. It stands 4.70 meters tall. Because of its height it catches enough wind to start moving.
More at strandbeest.com; I've linked to Theo Jansen's freaky wind-powered walking machines before, and they're still kind of hard to believe...
DNA Lounge update
, wherein San Francisco burns to the ground.