Monday, December 03, 2007

Japan is weird part 798,201

In America, reality television usually features super good looking people with perfectly constructed hair who complain of imaginary problems and are often made to eat worms. For their "unscripted" fix, Japanese television audiences seem to prefer watching games of "binocular soccer," which are contested by everyman types in multi-colored horizontally striped jump suits. The match referee is a man in a giant rabbit suit, of course.

I really have little to say about which format is better, or more "realistic", as it were. But it is clear that binocular soccer is extraordinarily difficult. And, I'm sure, if the clip continued we'd learn the losing team was forced to eat worms.

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