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Five Hilarious Videos from the Land of the Rising Sun

Posted in Weird with tags , , , , , on May 5, 2008 by maxpwnage

Japan is well known as the technology capital of the world, and for their mix of traditional and modern customs and traditions. But in the intarwebs, they’re mostly known for their unique and random sense of humor, most of which have circulated the net thanks to Youtube. Here are five hilarious videos featuring some of the weirdest and quirkiest skits ever.

1. Hard Gay – One of the most well known videos circulating is that of Japanese comedian Masaki Sumitani‘s unique persona called “Razor Ramon HG” or simply “Hard Gay”, where he runs around in tight black leather gay fetish outfit performing acts of “charity” for unsuspecting bystanders while doing his trademark pelvic thrusts and catch phrases (such as dancing around while shouting “HOOO!”). Watching his videos really crack me up, especially the reactions of the unsuspecting populace as a flamboyant man dressed in a leather fetish outfit comes along and prances about.

2. Do not Laugh! – A clip from the variety show Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!! featuring a skit called “No-Laughing High School -batsu (or `punishment´)” where the 5 stars of the show where if the participant laughs in any way, he gets punished. It’s really hilarious and it’s really hard not to laugh from it, if I was part of this I’d definitely lose bigtime.

3. Toilet Pranks – Probably one of the most bizzare and outrageous pranks ever, and one that’ll definitely never see light on this side of the world is this hilarious toilet prank, where unsuspecting people who use portable toilets get the shock of their lives when they suddenly rise up from the roof or get dragged out into sea by a boat. To see is to believe!

4. Human Tetris – Here’s a really creative contest on a Japanese gameshow where contestants try to match the shapes of the holes on an incoming moving wall. It’s one of the most famous skits and I think there are shows who tried to copy the concept, but this is definitely the funniest.

5. The Silent Library – Also from Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!!, here the participants are subjected to a sort of “Russian Roulette” with cards inside a library, wherein cards with a crossbone on it entitles them with a punishment, and they have to stay as silent as possible! It’s recieved international attention thanks to the participation of former K-1champion Ernesto Hoost.

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Ten Weird and Funny Signs from all over

Posted in Weird with tags , on April 25, 2008 by maxpwnage

Signs have been a regular part of our everyday lives. We see them everywhere, and thanks to them, our lives become a little more convenient. They provide safety, warn us of danger, they tell us where to go and even giving us options on what to spend our money on. Let’s face it, we can’t live without signs.

Not surprisingly, signs also provide us with hearty laughs. There are hundreds of unusual and strange signs out there, and what’s great is most of them aren’t supposed to be funny in the first place! Here’s ten strange signs from around the world:

That’s harsh.

What else can you do then?

This is gonna be tough.

Surprise your loved one with an instant family!

Who the hell goes fishing on a toilet?

Sad thing is is, you still have to pay for it.

From the “adding insult to injury” department…

Lost in translation?

With signs like these, it might actually be a good idea to go out and look out for them. Always keep an eye out for hilarious signs, there’s bound to be one around the corner!

Gaming Community Celebrates April Fools’ Day

Posted in Video Games, Weird with tags , , , , on April 3, 2008 by maxpwnage

April Fools’ Day has been one of the most celebrated occasions ever, and the gaming community has always played an active part in turning people into complete morons. This year we’ve seen some of the most elaborate pranks ever played by gaming companies and communities, check these out:

IGN.com’s “The Legend of Zelda” Live Action Movie Trailer

Probably the most elaborate prank this year, IGN.com released this “exclusive trailer”, and was so well made that it totally fooled a lot of people into thinking that it was real! The movie trailer seens like it was based on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time from the N64, and I can’t blame them, it’s a damn good story and it would really make a good movie. Thumbs up to whoever made the trailer, it almost got me.

Assassin’s Solid

Game publishers Konami and Ubisoft collaborated on this awesome trailer for a game called “Assassin’s Solid”, an amalgamation of Konami’s highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid 4 and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed. Introduced by Jade Raymond from Ubisoft, the trailer showed gameplay from MGS4 with one glaring difference… instead of featuring Solid Snake, it shows Assassin’s Creed protagonist Altair smoking a cig and packing heat (though they later reveal that it’s really Solid Snake all along, wearing Altair’s robe). The punchline comes from Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima though, as he closes the video with “Did you rike it?”

Blizzard

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Blizzard Entertainment delivered again this year, with a hefty amount of fake news and pranks. First they announced a merger between their parent company Vivendi and Guitar Hero publisher Activision, and will be coming up with a Bard class for World of Warcraft‘s Wrath of the Lich King expansion featuring Guitar Hero gameplay. Then they also came up with a Diablo Loot Pinata, a Tauren Marine character for Starcraft II and an upcoming World of Warcraft: The Molten Core console game… for the Atari 2600. Blizzard’s April Fools pranks never really ceases to amuse everyone, and they certainly didn’t disappoint this year!

Super Pii Pii Brothers

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ThinkGeek.com had this hilarious offering, a product overview of an upcoming game from Japan for the Nintendo Wii called “Super Pii Pii Brothers” where you wear a harness over your waist, strap in the Wiimote, and try to “aim” an endless stream of pee into toilets onscreen. Hell if this game was real I’d get it in a heartbeat! It sounds like a fun game to play during drinkouts… as long as nobody gets pee’d on for reals.

This year’s April Fools’ pranks were totally some of the best so far, and it’s amazing how much effort these people gave just to make these. I hope next year’s would be just as fun or even better… granted that it won’t be changed to Rickroll Day.

5 Unusual Competitions from Around the World

Posted in Weird with tags , , on March 28, 2008 by maxpwnage

In the age of Xbox Live, LAN Parties and online competitions, it’s funny that people everywhere are still coming up with really weird ways of competing and pwning. Here’s a list of some of the silliest and most outrageous competitions from all over:

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1. Air Guitar Championships – Probably one of the strangest competitions getting international attention is the Air Guitar World Championship, which is being held yearly in Oulu, Finland since 1996. The annual championship allows air guitar performers from around the world to showcase their creativity, talent and skills in playing air guitar and rocking out. This unusual competition was also chronicled in an amusing documentary called Air Guitar Nation. The annual championship has been getting a lot of competitors each year, and even fewer guitars.

2. Hemp Olympics – Proving that the hippie generation is still alive and kicking, the annual Mardi Grass Festival in Australia offers participants a chance to compete in the Hemp Olympics, with competitions such as Joint Rolling, Bong Throwing and, for the more physically-minded, a Growers’ Ironperson competition (a feature of which is crawling through tunnels dragging large bags of fertiliser).

3. Mobile Phone Throwing – Ever felt like throwing your cell phone because it frustrated the heck out of you? Well next year go to the Savonlinna Festivals Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships in Finland.

A video of the competition held in 2005:

The small Finnish village of Savonlinna hosts this competition annualy, where 32 male contestants compete on who can throw their cell phones the furthest. There’s also a freestyle competition where the contestants juggle their phones in front of judges.

4. Pole Dancing Competition – This competition was held recently in China by the “Lolan Pole Dancing Club” to promote pole dancing in China, and attracted over 50 competitors including male dancers. Pole dancing has been gaining popularity recently, and is now regarded as a recognised form of exercise.

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The organizers wanted to promote it as a “healthy and positive” exercise in China, and something that has “nothing to do with sex”.

5. Staring Contests – A staring contest is a game in which two people stare into each other’s eyes and attempt to maintain eye contact for a longer period of time than their opponent. There’s an official organization, The National Association of Staredown Professionals (NASP) governing over organized staredown championships, and a documentary was even made out of one man’s “professional career” in staring contests called Unflinching Triumph. Having stare-downs doesn’t really seem that silly, but it’s amazing how some people take this competition seriously.