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RE: Fads

Post by lemonaid » Thu 09.27.2007 9:43 am

Perhaps our interest in Japan is a fad?
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RE: Fads

Post by two_heads_talking » Thu 09.27.2007 11:18 am

AJBryant wrote:
Shimura Ken seems to be going strong with "Daijoubu daaaa" after over 20 years...


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I remember hearing that for the first time in 1989 or so. after daijoubu daaaa didn't he have some odd endings?

Like ui ue uu or some sort of nerdy choking noises?
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RE: Fads

Post by AJBryant » Thu 09.27.2007 11:29 am

Oh, yes. Primarily to freak out the guest star (usually some cute, unprepared tarento-chan) he would greatly exaggerate the "ue ua uwwwaaaaagh!" and require them to repeat with the same "proper" intonation and timbre. :)


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RE: Fads

Post by Mike Cash » Fri 09.28.2007 10:14 am

lemonaid wrote:
Perhaps our interest in Japan is a fad?


Some of us do make our permanent homes here, you know.
Never underestimate my capacity for pettiness.

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RE: Fads

Post by jaymthegenius » Sat 09.29.2007 10:42 am

Hijiku wrote:
the Gothic/HotTopic trend is spreading like wildfire here too. i know people who wouldn't want to be caught dead in these cloths who are now becoming the very thing they hate!

Personally, I don't need a fad, i think being gay is a fad in it's own. who here agrees with me? ;)

oh and on the topic of JP fads, check this site out;

http://whatismatt.com/disturbing-japanese-fads/

when i read about the teacher, i nearly gagged. :o


Hot Topic is all about the image and all of us real punks hate it. Where buying clothes online having them shipped from, say, California (With SHIPPING is STILL cheaper then a shirt at hot topic! I've seen a Dashboard Confessional shirt go for $20.00. I said "Fuck that I could buy tickets and a shirt for less at an Indie concert"

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RE: Fads

Post by Shirasagi » Sat 09.29.2007 12:38 pm

欧米か got pretty old pretty fast, and the elementary school kids I work with are doing their damndest to run そんなの関係ねー into the ground.

That said, man, I never got tired of Hard Gay's act. He was just so happy and upbeat. (Still is, I imagine, though his profile is lower.)

Always enjoyed だちゅーの!, too. Kinda wish they'd bring that back.
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RE: Fads

Post by Hatori » Sat 09.29.2007 5:12 pm

jt wrote:
Wow... lots of hatred for Japanese one-gag comedians here. I agree that most of these people are overplayed and get old (and annoying) quickly, but a recent guy that does manage to moderately amuse me is ムーディ勝山, who imitates a lounge singer, singing overly dramatic ballads (that always have the exact same melody) with lyrics composed of completely random nonsense.


This guy sounds like something my friends and I would do. I've done this before when my friends and I had a karaoke party once. It was fun....

Anyway, a fad in the US when I was in about fifth or sixth grade was having one of those Tamogachi Pets which originated in Japan. I always wanted one but they're not worth the money they are. I love it when they show the pixelated chicken drumsticks as food and the piles of dung in the little pet games. It's just so funny looking...
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RE: Fads

Post by Mike Cash » Sat 09.29.2007 8:26 pm

jaymthegenius wrote:

Hot Topic is all about the image and all of us real punks hate it. Where buying clothes online having them shipped from, say, California (With SHIPPING is STILL cheaper then a shirt at hot topic! I've seen a Dashboard Confessional shirt go for $20.00. I said "Fuck that I could buy tickets and a shirt for less at an Indie concert"


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RE: Fads

Post by AJBryant » Sun 09.30.2007 11:26 am

Only a modicum, however.

One can get away with an occasional "poo!" or "dagnabbit!" but... only in extreme moments.

Seriously, though... yes, what Mike said. Please tone it down a shade.

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RE: Fads

Post by lemonaid » Tue 10.02.2007 2:18 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
lemonaid wrote:
Perhaps our interest in Japan is a fad?


Some of us do make our permanent homes here, you know.


I'm perfectly aware of this, Mike. I meant "us" in a more general sense.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZd1Js0QaOI
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