I haven't forgotten about that article, but need to find time...
For now I wanted to share these commercials for a restaurant called Ume no Hana (Plum Blossom). I don't think I've ever been to one, and these ads wouldn't exactly entice me to seek one out, but they are funny.
This first one features three office ladies singing about they left their wallets behind and then took their boss to the restaurant. I guess they're mooching a meal?
Next we have a salaryman singing about how he can't refuse going out with the guys. Well, he admits, he could refuse if he wanted to, but that's not the case, so...awesome?
Last are a bunch of guys singing about how (if they eat here) they don't have any dishes to wash when they're done. Inspiring.
Strange offerings, but I like the off-beat.
Edit: I had to make a couple revisions after realizing I was misunderstanding the nuance of these commercials.