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(Opposing Views)   What do you get the man who has everything except a girlfriend?   ( ) divider line 7
    More: Cool, Riaiyuu Coat, Tokyo University, girlfriend  
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12292 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Apr 2013 at 7:49 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-04-09 07:45:16 AM  
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2013-04-09 08:28:33 AM  
2 votes:
Harry Freakstorm's new book "Life without a Girlfriend: Why they don't want you and you don't need them - so there." The book published by the Xerox copier down the hall and neatly stapled has the following chapters:

Chapter One: Your mommy was right: No girl is good enough for you
Chapter Two: Grooming and Grammar fails. You has them.
Chapter Three: Have you ever seen a 'Happy Husband?' Really? Look again.
Chapter Four: A Concise Breakdown of the Financial Disparity between a Single Man and a Married Man. You Win Every Time/Every Income Bracket.
Chapter Five: Free Porn on the Internet
Chapter Six: More Free Porn on the Internet
Chapter Seven: I am Nowhere Near a Wifi Hotspot. Where's the Free Porn?
Chapter Eight: Friends with Benefits: Find a Smart Nerdette
Chapter Nine: Escaping the Smart Nerdette's Controlling Grasp.
Chapter Ten: Die Anyways
2013-04-09 07:44:03 AM  
2 votes:
Why get him anything? He has everything he needs!
2013-04-09 05:58:54 PM  
1 vote:

caddisfly: Mega Steve: [ image 465x304]

Things like this fascinate me.  Japanese culture seems so hung up on reputation; the fear of shame is a primary social force in their society.  Yet they have all these contraptions for lonely people which are utterly shameless (and often outright sad).  I've spent just under a month in Japan.  Will someone with a deeper understanding of this phenomenon please edify me?

As far as I'm aware, and I may be wrong, otaku, Akiba types, and hikikomori aren't really expected to have much in the way of societal standing or honor. They also usually reject or have no use for the status quo. They're seen as outcasts and even deviants. But they have money that they're willing to burn on their selected lifestyle. So, part of it is outcasts making things for outcasts and part of it is marketing to a willing consumer. When you have no use for reputation or standing then shame ceases to be. You can't be shameless unless you recognize shame. Whatever the Japanese do they tend to do big. This is no exception.
2013-04-09 08:05:26 AM  
1 vote:
Wouldn't getting / receiving one of these just make the unlucky Nip just want to head on out to Aokigahara and go for a nicehike?
2013-04-09 08:05:18 AM  
1 vote:
Being single is a gift in and of itself.
2013-04-08 11:59:56 PM  
1 vote:
Hookers and blow.
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