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Of Course Electroshock Smile Therapy Was Invented By Asians [HOAX]

February 7th, 2011 | 1 comment | Posted by Jen

Hardass Asian Parents, do you wish your lazy, spoiled, selfish children would show some gratitude for all the sacrifices you’ve made for them by offering up a smile now and then? Is that too much to ask???

Welp, if it is, you can simply force their little mouths open with the Electro Smile, a device allegedly invented by a Japanese scientist that sends electric shocks to a child’s cheeks, producing a smile that “lasts for Days.”

I hate you, Mommy! BZZZZZZZZZ I mean, I love you, Mommy!

The gadget warns of an “only slight twitch side effect,” along with an only slight your-child-hating-you-forever-and-thinking-you’re-a-sadistic-fuck-for-the-rest-of-his-or-her-life (deep breath) effect.

[UPDATE: The photo above is for a real product, albeit one that doesn't deliver electroshocks (sorry, Tiger Moms). And the text is fake and not just the result of a horrible translation. The real product, as I learned from the comments section of Neatorama, is called a Kami Kami sensor, and it counts the number of bites children make while eating their food. Which actually seems way less useful than an electroshock smile therapy tool, don't you think?]

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Boob Bomb?

May 13th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen



[Gizmodo: Japanese Marriage Bra Gently Nudges Men Toward Nuptials, With Boobs]

Thanks, Jasmine!

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BABEWATCH: Lisa Katayama

April 22nd, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Name: Lisa Katayama

Hails from: San Francisco by way of Tokyo

Occupation: Writer and blogger

Why She’s a Babe: Because her blog Tokyo Mango rules, and she writes about Japan, geek culture, gadgets, and news of the weird with a wry but personal gaze. And she’s a woman after our own hardass hearts–her new book Urawaza, a resource of “Japanese tricks to turn your everyday life into science fiction,” promises most intriguingly to show its reader how to “Do Everything Better.” Plus, she’s a cute chick who comments on robots, WWII documentaries about Japan, and fetish cafes, and who doesn’t love that?

Check out Lisa’s book on Amazon.


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And I Thought Having a Hot Ass Was a Good Thing

June 14th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Japanese gizmo company Thanko recently debuted a workplace essential: THE ASS COOLER.

The Ass Cooler hooks up to your PC and looks like a whoopee cushion. And there’s a Harvard study that shows people with cooler asses prevail in the workplace, “4 to 1.”1

“This sad cubicle makes me want to kill myself. But my ass is sure cool!”


1. There is no evidence that this Harvard study actually exists.


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