Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I too would like the top leaves


  1. Can you post some commercials that don't give me nightmares? Damn hypnotic caterpillar demons.

  2. HAHAHA! Those caterpillars are super creepy but that commercial, over all, was just great.

    I could almost tolerate commercials if ours were this bizarre... though I know you guys have to deal with what, 20 minute or more blocks of them? Yeow.

  3. I used to think that too, Ash, but you know what? Our commercials ARE just as bizzare. We only think Japanese commercials are far wackier because we don't really understand the dialogue. Think about it -- talking lizards, M&M's, and babies. Skydiving grannies. The Old Navy and Gap choreographed dancing commercials are PLENTY bizzare.

    What do you think, Paul? Have Japanese commercials lost a bit of their bizzaritude now that you know what's being said?

  4. Hmmm...Well, I still don't always understand what's going on - depends on the commercial. I think you're right about we in the US having weird stuff, as well. I guess a large part of it is cultural. You know, like for example when we see samurai or shogun in a Japanese commercial it's kind of exotic...but that would be kind of akin to us having one of the Founding Fathers in a commercial.

    I dunno, there are many elements to it. Like Japanese commercials do often tend to be short and quick, so they often try to pack some kind of punch. Different style from our commercials, which are sometimes more subtle.