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.

Warhammer Online Collector’s Edition Unveiled!

Posted in Online Games, PC Games with tags , , on May 2, 2008 by maxpwnage

I just received a newsletter from Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning and as expected, a limited collector’s edition will be released which will include miniatures and a graphic novel! I’m glad that even if they’ve shifted the stage to MMOs they’ve still pretty much remembered the roots of the Warhammer universe, and I’m pretty sure a lot of fans appreciate it too, if they’re lucky enough to get one.

Even if the chances are low that I’ll get a collector’s edition, I’m sure that this’ll be the best online game of the year! And who knows, it might even topple WoW!

GTA IV racking up controversy

Posted in Video Games with tags , , , on April 30, 2008 by maxpwnage

As expected, Grand Theft Auto IV was met with a lot of complaints and issues from parents, organizations, politicians and the media, and to think it just came out a few days ago! I can’t blame them for it since the game does feature gruesome violence and the more grim side of human nature, but when it comes down to it as long as kids play it with proper adult supervision and guidance I guess there’s nothing to be afraid of. When it all comes down to it, they just want accountability for the terrible crimes happening everyday, and for a sandbox game like GTA IV where you can do everything, it’s just too convenient.

In any case, I got the 360 version and I’m enjoying the hell out of it. Rockstar did a terrific job with updating the franchise for the next generation, and i’ll probably play this for years to come… and I haven’t even tried multiplayer out yet! It definitely deserves it’s title as the most anticipated game for 2008.

Why multitasking while driving isn’t the best move

Posted in driving, safety with tags , , , on April 30, 2008 by maxpwnage

I’ve always though that headphones are just that device that you would put to your ear so that you won’t disturb anyone around you and vice versa. I realized that it was more than that.In mobile phones, headphones or what others call as “hands-free” are important safety factors when operating a motor vehicle. If you are not driving, this will also help you in isolating external noises. Be warned that using mobile phones for long durations is bad for the health, the brain in particular.

Are you guilty of talking in the phone while driving? For safety purposes, inside or outside, driving or not, better use headphones to avoid anything not good. I know I am guilty of that but, surely, that habit is simple and easy to avoid.

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!

Yeowch.

Posted in Uncategorized on April 23, 2008 by maxpwnage

Basketball. I haven’t played in ages and I knew I shouldn’t have. This is precisely the reason why I never enjoyed TOO much of it that made me stop playing. I’ve sprained my ankle and now I can’t make it to my cousin’s birthday tonight. Damnit. Oh well, back to playing GTA IV I guess.

You don’t have to be butt-naked to be sexy

Posted in Personal with tags , , on April 21, 2008 by maxpwnage

I’ve been seeing a lot of scantily-clad people in mainstream media and it got me thinking, what exactly do people consider sexy?

I mean, I know “sex sells”, but sometimes mainstream media’s just taking it too far, to the point that people themselves apply this belief on a daily basis, making it seem like everything is alright indecent or otherwise. I might sound like I’m whining, but it seems like this kind of lewd sexiness is being extremely sensationalized in television, the magazines and even in video games, and even if it’s appealing, too much of it will have repercussions.

Call me old-fashioned, but actresses like Audrey Hephburn, Cate Blanchet and Kate Beckinsale are ladies who I find as sexy, as opposed to someone who’s scantily-clad (which most people would consider sexy nowadays). Their beauty enchanced by the way they carry themselves with their grace and elegance is what I consider ‘true sexiness’. Sadly I’m afraid that sooner or later this kind of beauty will be all but forgotten thanks to what people percieve as ‘sexy’.

I just hope it’s not too late to change it.