Woman With Purse 1, Thief 0

image Gunner Miller forwarded me a link to the latest viral video going around. It shows a purse grabber who gets taught a lesson. I've never seen the video before, and I can't decrypt the text above it (I tried to translate it using altavista's Russian-to-English tool, but that didn't work). So I can't add much to it. Gunner comments that "The females stance and shoulders seem very guy'ish."


Posted on Fri May 27, 2005


I think most women would not have the strength to lift a man up on their shoulders like that.
Posted by Captain Al  on  Fri May 27, 2005  at  12:22 PM
I used babelfish and got a very garbled english version. The most I could really get out of it was that apparently she broke the guy's neck, poor sod
Posted by Wish I could think of a better name  on  Fri May 27, 2005  at  12:22 PM
Seems a bit staged, too. Who in their right mind would allow someone to set them up for a suplex? Unless the person lifting is VERY strong, there has to be some help from the....suplexee...
Ever tried to lift 140 lbs of dead weight? Not likely.
Posted by Silentz  on  Fri May 27, 2005  at  12:41 PM
I translated it at http://translation2.paralink.com/ and I got this (it's kinda readable):

"Not always attempts to select at associates of a thing come to an end success of robbers. The chamber of internal supervision established in one lifts of the Tokyo office, has fixed a unique case when to the criminal gave worthy repulse. With the broken neck it has been delivered in hospital, and the girl after evidence in a police station with the world has been released vosvojasi."
Posted by AtomicMoose  on  Fri May 27, 2005  at  01:13 PM
Seems staged to me--victim hangs onto purse for dear life, then tosses it violently aside to go after the thief. Human nature says you hang on to what you fight for.
Posted by ktownson  on  Fri May 27, 2005  at  01:21 PM
I'm not sure if it's a woman or not, but being an avid wrestling fan, the "suplexee" is helping with a bit of a jump off. The lifter wouldn't need to be that strong to carry through the fall if the suplexeee gives sufficient jump with the lift.
Posted by ReadbackMonkey  on  Fri May 27, 2005  at  01:47 PM
It's not a matter of weight. It's a matter of leverage. Yes, females can lock a guys legs, push him backwards and lift his legs. I would bet the both of them train at the same Do Jo.

Watch the movie Air Force 1 where the president (I forgot his name) gets into a fight on the passenger level.
Posted by Rick  on  Fri May 27, 2005  at  01:51 PM
DEFINATELY staged... but funny! 😊
Posted by Mark-N-Isa  on  Fri May 27, 2005  at  02:25 PM
it's made to look like from one of those surveillance cameras in a publisher's building.

the text on the bottom left in the video says "Koh-Dan-Sha" which is one of the most popular publisher in japan.

but this is definitely staged. probably from one of those funny videos on tv.
Posted by welch  on  Fri May 27, 2005  at  04:27 PM
From what Russian I remember, here is what the caption says:

Robber's Neck Broken (Video)

The attempt of robbers to choose things from around them does not always result in success. A security camera, installed in an elevator in a Tokyo office, recoreded the unusual case when a criminal is given a deserved reprimand. He was taken to the hospital with a broken neck, and the girl was sent home after giving evidence at the police station.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Fri May 27, 2005  at  04:39 PM
It's done with mirrors
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Fri May 27, 2005  at  06:22 PM
There is a move in Juijitsu called 'ippon' which is basically identical to the suplex. Yes, in professional wrestling, the suplexee helps out with a jump. But a real suplex doesn't need the victim's cooperation, which is why the move is harder to do for real. I've heard that special forces training, like Krav Maga, also utilizes the suplex, for real.

Now, having said that, it takes training and practice to do martial arts moves correctly. Especially when the person doing the move wouldn't normally have the sufficient (and superior to the suplexee) body strength to do it by luck.

So what we've got here is a purse snatcher who just happened to pick on a skilled jiujitsu practitioner--or a complete fake-out. Even in Japan, a random woman on the street being skilled in a martial art like that is a little implausible. Not impossible, implausible.
Posted by Barghest  on  Fri May 27, 2005  at  07:16 PM
Japanese company commercial
Posted by asobi  on  Sat May 28, 2005  at  11:09 AM
So..what is it advertising?

(And EW! about the clerk and the robber kissing!)
Posted by Maegan  on  Sun May 29, 2005  at  08:09 AM
use this to translate
Posted by Stoney  on  Sun May 29, 2005  at  01:15 PM
It does seem a little weird that whatever company this is seems to have its security camera set on a 10-second loop.
Posted by Big Gary in Dallas  on  Sun May 29, 2005  at  01:27 PM
It's a commercial of a magazine called "gekkan shounen magazin", or "the monthly boy's magazine".

And the last words on the screen, "yomenai tenkai maitsuki yomeru." mean "Unexpected twists, you can read every month." In Japanese, "Unexpected" is "yomenai" and it literally means "unreadable" (because "read" in Japanese also means "guess").

Sorry for my poor English.
Posted by K  on  Sun May 29, 2005  at  02:26 PM
K, don't worry, I think most of us on here would have to apologize for our poor Japanese.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Sun May 29, 2005  at  03:40 PM
Maybe she's an olimpic champion for greco-roman fighting... I had a friend whose girlfriend was national champion of some martial art, and a night they were going home after geoing out to a disco and in the way home they were mugged. She kicked the sh*t out of the guy leaving him knocked out on the floor, and my friend only said to the guy "If she kicks like that imagine if it was me!!"
Posted by BSantos  on  Mon May 30, 2005  at  04:00 AM
I went to the Japanese web site & watched both ads.
Based the translations above, I think that these are very clever ads that exemplify the magazine's intent to bring the unexpected to their readers.
(Weather or not the magazine actually delivers on the 'unexpected' I'm not sure since I can't read Japanese.)
And as for Meagan's really mature 'EW' comment regarding the commerical that features 2 men kissing....I think the ad is actually quite effective. A thief comes in to rob a store and is literally 'disarmed' when the clerk behind the counter embraces him in a passionate kiss.
Love/passion can be truly disarming, then!
Not that a kiss btwn 2 men has to be everyone's cup of tea, but I think the message is transcendant. And the magazine might very well be for the gay male market so why SHOULDN'T they use that kind of imagery in their ads?
Posted by Electra  on  Mon May 30, 2005  at  11:53 AM
>>>And as for Meagan's really mature 'EW' comment<<<

Please cut Maegan some slack. She's a bit unsophisticated, but we all love her around here just the same. 😊

(Thank you, won't you?)
Posted by Barghest  on  Tue May 31, 2005  at  01:47 AM
Japanese company commercial
Posted by asobi on Sat May 28, 2005 at 09:09 AM

thanks for the link. Funny
Posted by Rick  on  Tue May 31, 2005  at  08:40 PM
Kodansha's removed the page with these ads, but they can still be found on YouTube.

Kodansha elevator ad

Kodansha convenience store ad
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