Woman With Purse 1, Thief 0
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."
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Ever tried to lift 140 lbs of dead weight? Not likely.
"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."
Watch the movie Air Force 1 where the president (I forgot his name) gets into a fight on the passenger level.
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.
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.
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.
(And EW! about the clerk and the robber kissing!)
use this to translate
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.
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?
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 asobi on Sat May 28, 2005 at 09:09 AM
thanks for the link. Funny
Kodansha elevator ad
Kodansha convenience store ad