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200 bicycle seats later....
« on: August 28, 2013, 06:54:51 AM »
I think every American male has heard (and maybe even used) the bike-seat phrase, a time or two...but when it gets real, leave it to the Japanese. (That 1.2M yen comes out to about U.S. $13,320.)

http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/man-arrested-for-stealing-200-bicycle-seats-for-their-scent-of-a-woman

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Re: 200 bicycle seats later....
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 06:58:15 AM »
I'm so embarrassed, or rather em-bare-assed. :blush:
You promised not to tell. :biggrin:
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Re: 200 bicycle seats later....
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013, 07:50:47 AM »
I'm so embarrassed, or rather em-bare-assed. :blush:
You promised not to tell. :biggrin:

For all their legendary civility and many kindnesses toward tourists in general (and Americans in particular), one thing hasn't changed much in the 40+ years since I lived there. Japanese men have a really bizarre kink in their psyches. I mean, they sell used girls' underwear in vending machines, for fork's sake. Costumes also play a huge role in their restaurant and bar scene: 35-year-old schoolgirls for example.

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Re: 200 bicycle seats later....
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2013, 08:18:17 AM »
For all their legendary civility and many kindnesses toward tourists in general (and Americans in particular), one thing hasn't changed much in the 40+ years since I lived there. Japanese men have a really bizarre kink in their psyches. I mean, they sell used girls' underwear in vending machines, for fork's sake. Costumes also play a huge role in their restaurant and bar scene: 35-year-old schoolgirls for example.
It's where Cosplay in Anime originated, and yes, Asians in general are ....umm...simply.... different... in their kinks?  :blink:
Regardless, I still love the Asian culture. :biggrin:
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Re: 200 bicycle seats later....
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2013, 08:33:25 AM »
It's where Cosplay in Anime originated, and yes, Asians in general are ....umm...simply.... different... in their kinks?  :blink:
Regardless, I still love the Asian culture. :biggrin:

I was there in 1970 when the comics were fairly raunchy to begin with, just a more traditional Edo-period theme with the usual samurai slash-and-hackery. Evidently those ronin and other gangstas of their day also had a John Shaft reputation among the ojosans there in town.

Dang. Now I've gotta dig out the old files and see if I can produce a few scans to show what I'm talking about. Artwork was often phenomenal, even for G-rated features.

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Re: 200 bicycle seats later....
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2013, 08:54:44 AM »
I was there in 1970 when the comics were fairly raunchy to begin with, just a more traditional Edo-period theme with the usual samurai slash-and-hackery. Evidently those ronin and other gangstas of their day also had a John Shaft reputation among the ojosans there in town.

Dang. Now I've gotta dig out the old files and see if I can produce a few scans to show what I'm talking about. Artwork was often phenomenal, even for G-rated features.
Funny how outlawing porn led to art as a way of sidestepping the law.
Side note, when I was in Korea, I was literally in awe that one guy on a 15x30' billboard could paint an entire scene from a movie for advertising in just a couple of hours, and never look at a picture for reference, only to tear it down a few days later and paint a new one.
The art work was stunning.
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Re: 200 bicycle seats later....
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2013, 10:36:16 AM »
I could only find one comic from the era, without some serious spelunking, but the first image is the cover from a weekly men's magazine whose title I have long since forgotten. The art on the cover features a vampire Nixon.



And inside, my all-time favorite single panel. Bert's picture of Glenn Ford now has some competition!



Yeah, I know. No samurai stuff. I'll keep looking.....

 

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