Japanese game show has people bite objects hoping they are chocolate

We have so much to thank Japan for by way of television game shows alone but a major gem in this treasure from our friends in the far East is this game where the people have to find different realistic-looking objects that are actually made of chocolate in a room…

Nope…that’s a shoe…

But THIS one is chocolate! WIN

NOPE. Just a picture frame.

Gotta think more outside the box of chocolate. The table legs, perhaps?


And finally, check out this guy take a chance on the door handle only to think he failed only to find out he really won…

Japanese Girls win some kind of thing or something

since when are girls allowed to play sports? and in JAPAN? wtf is happening to this world? i havent actually seen any of this sporting event or whatever it was. i just read about it on the internetz cuz the twitterfacebook people were all blee bloo blah about some kind of sporting japanese girl slapfight or something (??). watevs yo.

I feel like this is appropriate for the occasion:


Japanese Looting

I was originally going to post a snarky paragraph about how I was “watching the looter footage from Japan” on here and Twitter as a satiric riff on how bad our culture sucks in comparison but Ashley from MissAshleyPants.com already said it in plainspeak and it’s more effective:

Amazing how the Japanese people would sooner starve, thirst, and ultimately die proudly; rather than resort to looting/committing violent acts for food & luxuries alike as NOLA residents did in Katrina. No wonder other countries look down on us.



Another reason I like Japan is represented in this Ven Diagram:

The ultimate space utilizing apartment

24 Rooms in 330 Square Feet. How? The rooms collapse and fold into each other so each room is essentially a droor. Why don’t all apartments have a feature like this? This is an extreme extent but seriously: why isn’t this common to do with at least one room in crowded urban areas?

Architect Gary Chang calls his 330-square-foot apartment in Hong Kong the “domestic transformer”, but we think that moniker is better suited for the architect himself. By designing a system of sliding walls and innovations — like the guest bed that folds down over the bathtub — Chang transformed his childhood home into a 24-room apartment. While his renovations are wildly inspired, here at ShelterPop we couldn’t shake the feeling that this metamorphosing home was better in concept than in reality.