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(Tumblr)   Anthony Bourdain reiterates that his Tokyo show is Not safe for work, is baffled by hentai, yaoi, and detail-oriented Sodom and Gomorrah of Japanese nightlife. "Is anyone, in the middle of all this madness, actually getting laid?"   (anthonybourdain.tumblr.com) divider line 37
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2013-11-05 09:42:45 AM  
no one; no one at all.
 
2013-11-05 09:45:50 AM  
Only by the tentacles
 
2013-11-05 09:57:03 AM  
Until I watched that episode, I thought that the term "tentacle porn" was just a hyperbolic meme invented by Farkers.

Turns out I under estimated the magnitude of Japanese perversion.
 
2013-11-05 10:00:10 AM  
No, people are not getting laid. And it's a big problem. The Japanese population is shrinking and it has some terrible implications for the economy in the coming decades.
 
2013-11-05 10:00:24 AM  

Beerguy: Until I watched that episode, I thought that the term "tentacle porn" was just a hyperbolic meme invented by Farkers.

Turns out I under estimated the magnitude of Japanese perversion.


You don't get out much, do you
 
2013-11-05 10:00:28 AM  

Beerguy: Until I watched that episode, I thought that the term "tentacle porn" was just a hyperbolic meme invented by Farkers.

Turns out I under estimated the magnitude of Japanese perversion.


Although there is some history to tentacle porn (see: The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife), it is primarily a reaction to the censorship laws in Japan which forbid the showing of genitals. Which is to say: repression breeds perversion.
 
2013-11-05 10:01:44 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: No, people are not getting laid having children. And it's a big problem. The Japanese population is shrinking and it has some terrible implications for the economy in the coming decades.


FTFY.
 
2013-11-05 10:04:51 AM  

gingerjet: AverageAmericanGuy: No, people are not getting laid having children. And it's a big problem. The Japanese population is shrinking and it has some terrible implications for the economy in the coming decades.

FTFY.


The dearth of children is a symptom of the actual problem, which is that Japanese people just aren't having very much sex.

http://www.bustle.com/articles/7281-japanese-millennials-not-having- se x-at-least-not-enough-but-why
 
2013-11-05 10:06:37 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: No, people are not getting laid. And it's a big problem. The Japanese population is shrinking and it has some terrible implications for the economy in the coming decades.


Less that 100 years ago, Japan was an emperor worshiping cult of death, taught from birth their superiority to other people.   Gettting nuked and having your national identity forcibly removed is a generational change, and will probably take another 100 years before the rigid social constructs that culminated in the emperor worshiping death cult are fully gone.
 
2013-11-05 10:16:34 AM  

Beerguy: Until I watched that episode, I thought that the term "tentacle porn" was just a hyperbolic meme invented by Farkers.

Turns out I under estimated the magnitude of Japanese perversion.


Ohh that rabbit holes goes so much deeper
 
2013-11-05 10:19:35 AM  

Rent Party: AverageAmericanGuy: No, people are not getting laid. And it's a big problem. The Japanese population is shrinking and it has some terrible implications for the economy in the coming decades.

Less that 100 years ago, Japan was an emperor worshiping cult of death, taught from birth their superiority to other people.   Gettting nuked and having your national identity forcibly removed is a generational change, and will probably take another 100 years before the rigid social constructs that culminated in the emperor worshiping death cult are fully gone.


Maybe, but they're open to outside influence and they have been since before the Emperor was removed.  Baseball spread in Japan in the late 1800s.  In many ways, Japan is merely a few decades ahead of where we are.  Puritan work ethic to extremes, promotion of anti-social behavior(as in isolation, social awkwardness, etc, not the feel good definition of hooliganism), hyper-expensive urban areas, etc.  The US birthrate has been slowing for decades.  Maybe Japan needs to do what the US has done and encourage immigration.  It's how the US offsets the slowed birth rate
 
2013-11-05 10:20:25 AM  

Beerguy: Until I watched that episode, I thought that the term "tentacle porn" was just a hyperbolic meme invented by Farkers.

Turns out I under estimated the magnitude of Japanese perversion.


Tentacles are just the tip of the iceberg.
 
2013-11-05 10:26:14 AM  
lousyskater:...just the tip of the iceberg.


There's hentai for that too.
 
2013-11-05 10:28:08 AM  

bhcompy: Beerguy: Until I watched that episode, I thought that the term "tentacle porn" was just a hyperbolic meme invented by Farkers.

Turns out I under estimated the magnitude of Japanese perversion.

You don't get out much, do you


I do not. I actually revel in my Hermitude.
 
2013-11-05 10:38:39 AM  
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I got this banner ad on this thread. It seems like the ad-bot just made a masturbation joke.
 
2013-11-05 10:42:05 AM  
bhcompy:   Maybe Japan needs to do what the US has done and encourage immigration.  It's how the US offsets the slowed birth rate

Yeah.... they'll kind of have to get over their institutional mind-boggling xenophobia first, especially with regards to other asians.
 
2013-11-05 10:47:34 AM  
Bourdain's production crew is, quite possibly, the absolute best in the business. Every show is beautifully photographed, expertly edited, and very appropriately scored. Bourdain is what he is on TV in large part because he has hired the best of the best.
 
2013-11-05 10:50:25 AM  
Rule 34 does not guarantee sex in the Champagne Room...nor anywhere else for that matter.
 
2013-11-05 11:15:25 AM  

TigerzDad: Bourdain's production crew is, quite possibly, the absolute best in the business. Every show is beautifully photographed, expertly edited, and very appropriately scored. Bourdain is what he is on TV in large part because he has hired the best of the best.


This.

Plus it was the least food inspired episode that I think he's done in a long time. In both the opening /closing scenes  reminded of Christopher Walken from the Far boy slim vid.
 
2013-11-05 11:16:04 AM  

Evil Mackerel: TigerzDad: Bourdain's production crew is, quite possibly, the absolute best in the business. Every show is beautifully photographed, expertly edited, and very appropriately scored. Bourdain is what he is on TV in large part because he has hired the best of the best.

This.

Plus it was the least food inspired episode that I think he's done in a long time. In both the opening /closing scenes  reminded of Christopher Walken from the Fat boy slim vid.


FTFM
 
2013-11-05 01:07:25 PM  

Rent Party: Japan was... taught from birth their superiority to other people.

"Was"?  I hate to break it to you, but, erm....

Ashyukun: bhcompy:   Maybe Japan needs to do what the US has done and encourage immigration.  It's how the US offsets the slowed birth rate

Yeah.... they'll kind of have to get over their institutional mind-boggling xenophobia first, especially with regards to other asians.


Yarp. Many of the folks I worked with there would rather see the culture completely go extinct than have it sullied by more foreigners. I got that impression because they told me that - frequently.

Sometimes, I joke that the sex/population issue is a natural correction for the extreme overcrowding they're so accustomed to. I know that's likely untrue, but I gotta say, the place would FEEL a lot more comfortable if 25% of the population moved to Montana.   :-P
 
2013-11-05 02:35:01 PM  

bhcompy: Rent Party: AverageAmericanGuy: No, people are not getting laid. And it's a big problem. The Japanese population is shrinking and it has some terrible implications for the economy in the coming decades.

Less that 100 years ago, Japan was an emperor worshiping cult of death, taught from birth their superiority to other people.   Gettting nuked and having your national identity forcibly removed is a generational change, and will probably take another 100 years before the rigid social constructs that culminated in the emperor worshiping death cult are fully gone.

Maybe, but they're open to outside influence and they have been since before the Emperor was removed.  Baseball spread in Japan in the late 1800s.  In many ways, Japan is merely a few decades ahead of where we are.  Puritan work ethic to extremes, promotion of anti-social behavior(as in isolation, social awkwardness, etc, not the feel good definition of hooliganism), hyper-expensive urban areas, etc.  The US birthrate has been slowing for decades.  Maybe Japan needs to do what the US has done and encourage immigration.  It's how the US offsets the slowed birth rate


Passing aggressive workplace maternity laws protecting women's careers after they have children would go a long way to addressing the birthrate problem.
 
2013-11-05 02:38:50 PM  
Nope.  Money for actual coitus is prostitution by definition, and is illegal in Japan.  Anything else though?  Fair game from a legal standpoint.
 
2013-11-05 03:22:26 PM  
Was Toshio Maeda actually in the episode? On Toshio's website it said he had a meal with Bourdain - was curious if it was part of the show.
 
2013-11-05 03:38:16 PM  

rotorschnee: Was Toshio Maeda actually in the episode? On Toshio's website it said he had a meal with Bourdain - was curious if it was part of the show.


Was he the manga guy? Bourdain did a whole segment with him. They ate, looked over some proofs over his earlier work, Bourdain tried desperately to explain it all to the poor CNN audiences while obviously trying to figure it out himself, and the guy explained a lot of what's been said in this thread already. Bourdain also had some amusing comments about Yaoi.
 
2013-11-05 03:51:51 PM  

rotorschnee: Was Toshio Maeda actually in the episode? On Toshio's website it said he had a meal with Bourdain - was curious if it was part of the show.


yes, and he brought a sample of some of his work to show
 
2013-11-05 04:49:24 PM  
What was the name of the first show he visited?
 
2013-11-05 05:03:31 PM  
 
2013-11-05 05:18:19 PM  
Great, they're going to ruin the Robot Restaurant by sending in too many gaijin.

I'd go there at least once a week if I could.
 
2013-11-05 05:25:36 PM  

Stinkyy: Great, they're going to ruin the Robot Restaurant by sending in too many gaijin.

I'd go there at least once a week if I could.


I know. Places are so much less enjoyable when gaijin (particularly white gaijin) start going. Well, other than me, of course.
 
2013-11-05 05:28:52 PM  

Stinkyy: Great, they're going to ruin the Robot Restaurant by sending in too many gaijin.

I'd go there at least once a week if I could.


The Robot restaurant is already overrun by foreigners.
 
2013-11-05 05:29:08 PM  

Evil Mackerel: TigerzDad: Bourdain's production crew is, quite possibly, the absolute best in the business. Every show is beautifully photographed, expertly edited, and very appropriately scored. Bourdain is what he is on TV in large part because he has hired the best of the best.

This.

Plus it was the least food inspired episode that I think he's done in a long time. In both the opening /closing scenes  reminded of Christopher Walken from the Far boy slim vid.


It seems like the production value jumped a notch when he moved to CNN. Is he using a different crew or do they just have more money to work with?
 
2013-11-05 05:34:17 PM  

loonatic112358: mjohnson71: What was the name of the first show he visited?

i think the one from this article
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2178136/Japanese-robo t- bar-tempts-customers-creepy-fem-bots--controlled-actual-women.html


That doesn't look like the same place. Here's a link to the segment itself:

Watch Bourdain Visit Tokyo's Insane Robot Restaurant
 
2013-11-05 05:55:02 PM  

fusillade762: Evil Mackerel: TigerzDad: Bourdain's production crew is, quite possibly, the absolute best in the business. Every show is beautifully photographed, expertly edited, and very appropriately scored. Bourdain is what he is on TV in large part because he has hired the best of the best.

This.

Plus it was the least food inspired episode that I think he's done in a long time. In both the opening /closing scenes  reminded of Christopher Walken from the Far boy slim vid.

It seems like the production value jumped a notch when he moved to CNN. Is he using a different crew or do they just have more money to work with?


Probably more money, I think it's the same crew, but I'm not going to spend that much time on IMDB to confirm it
 
2013-11-06 08:55:01 AM  

Moopy Mac: Stinkyy: Great, they're going to ruin the Robot Restaurant by sending in too many gaijin.

I'd go there at least once a week if I could.

I know. Places are so much less enjoyable when gaijin (particularly white gaijin) start going. Well, other than me, of course.


 "I KNOW, RIGHT!!!"
 
2013-11-06 03:48:29 PM  

Jensaarai: rotorschnee: Was Toshio Maeda actually in the episode? On Toshio's website it said he had a meal with Bourdain - was curious if it was part of the show.

Was he the manga guy? Bourdain did a whole segment with him. They ate, looked over some proofs over his earlier work, Bourdain tried desperately to explain it all to the poor CNN audiences while obviously trying to figure it out himself, and the guy explained a lot of what's been said in this thread already. Bourdain also had some amusing comments about Yaoi.


Still looking for the link to the full episode, the one from the article only had a :59 sec. preview...  any help?
 
2013-11-06 10:20:56 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: No, people are not getting laid. And it's a big problem. The Japanese population is shrinking and it has some terrible implications for the economy in the coming decades.


I'm sure me, a few of my friends, and quite a few thousand Farkers could solve that problem quickly. Let me get a visectomy first, and I'll be over there to tackle that problem in a jiffy!
 
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