Archive for Japan

Monday Cuteness! (Pankun And James)

Posted in Entertainment, International, monday cuteness, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , on August 31, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

PankunAndJamesHere we see a chimp named Pankun (who’s a star in Japan along with his bulldog friend James) experiencing magic for the first time. I think I’m having cuteness overload. (via Buzzfeed)


Brad Pitt Plays Servant to Sumo

Posted in Entertainment, Spot The Poly, Television, Uncategorized, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

pittyokozunaA while back there were photos circulating the interwebs of Brad Pitt filming a commercial for Japanese cellphone company SoftBank. The clip was just released and in it we see Brad Pitt playing personal servant to famous Polynesian sumo wrestler Yokozuna Musashimaru (given name Fiamalu Penitani).

Ain’t it cute?

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Your Own Look Alike Robot

Posted in International, Videos with tags , , , , , , on February 9, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

courtesy of UK Mail

courtesy of UK Mail

For the narcassist in you a Japanese company (where else of course?!) named Little Island will make a mini version of yourself for about $2,000. It comes equipped with a microphone and wires where you can hook it up to your computer where it will, in your own voice, read you your favorite RSS feeds. That’s pretty creepy. Check out the video below of Little Island’s president Hiroake Koike demonstrating with his own robot.