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(Some Guy)   Japanese diplomat calls whales "cockroaches of the sea"   ( smh.com.au) divider line
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2001-07-20 12:08:12 AM  
im 1 :)

dumb ass chinese people
2001-07-20 12:16:57 AM  
Yes, but whales are much yummier that cockroaches!

Still, seriously sad. Didn't anyone ever tell these guys that money is power and with great power comes great responsibility?
2001-07-20 12:32:45 AM  
Japanese. There's a huge difference.
I'll never get why so many americans can't get in their head that they're a completely different people :P

-= rei =-
2001-07-20 12:38:26 AM  
"aburushi no umi"

I wonder if he has a big sign in his office that says, "kuzira hibake!". ;)

-= rei =-
2001-07-20 01:12:17 AM  
The stupid japs should shut the hell up and leave the whales alone. Why cant they just be happy eating there cats and dogs. If they want something truly unique to eat we should all chip in and send them a barge of shiat.
2001-07-20 01:15:25 AM  
I have a feeling that something was lost in the translation. As for Saton ... could you really be that ignorant or are you just being an ass?
2001-07-20 01:19:22 AM  
Unfortunately Japaneese culture, much like American culture, is convinces its people that they are always right and the rest of the people of the world are simple minded barbarians. So when they say that whales are "cockroaches of the sea" they seriously believe it. And no ammount of arguing is going to sway them away from that position.
2001-07-20 01:20:58 AM  
100% ASS
2001-07-20 01:38:45 AM  
I know the difference between the chinese and japanese....but down under they are all............ughhhh, better not, ill get in trouble like Conan. :-P
2001-07-20 01:48:59 AM  
chinese-japanese....fark they all look alike.
2001-07-20 02:03:49 AM  
I'd like to get naked and slither around in a swimming pool full of whale blubber. I just thought I'd share that with you all.
2001-07-20 02:24:00 AM  
Don't know what to say but this...

"Hey Shamu? What's that Japanese guy doing with the can?"

"I don't know Moby... but he sure looks angry."



New RaidTM Whale-B-Gon. Kirrs whales dead.
2001-07-20 02:25:46 AM  
I curse Japanese cockroaches to grow to the size of whales.

Eeeek! Okiburi!
2001-07-20 02:28:08 AM  
Japanese taste like chicken.
2001-07-20 02:35:30 AM  
Now I really know why being forced to read Moby Dick bugged me so much.
2001-07-20 02:40:26 AM  
Give me some whale skin hubcaps right now...
2001-07-20 02:41:08 AM  
Nuke the whales
2001-07-20 02:46:03 AM  
Rei said: Jrb03:
Japanese. There's a huge difference.
I'll never get why so many americans can't get in their head that they're a completely different people :P

Didn't anyone inform you that Americans only care about themselves and they thing the world ends at their Pacific & Atlantic borders?

Jeezus Rei..get with the times
2001-07-20 02:55:38 AM  
Saton: not cats and dogs. Have a look at my profile

Blackbird: they already are! And they FLY!

Rarsab: funny!

I don't know why they are killing whales. Its not like you can get whale meat at the supermarket, and I don't know anyone who loves to eat the stuff. So where is the huge market for it? If they stopped hunting, I doubt the Japanese public would care; its just the dicks at the top who don't want to "lose face"
2001-07-20 03:03:53 AM  
Rarsab: I think that's "Nuke the gay whales". At least, that's what my t-shirt says.
2001-07-20 03:04:54 AM  
Giant-flying-whale-roach-zilla! Aieeeeeeeeee!!!
2001-07-20 03:09:59 AM  
The Japanese are not really different from Americans in their views of animals and animals rights. They have vegitarians and PETA freaks and whatnot. Cows are for hamburgers and leather and fish are for sashimi. The average Japanese doesn't really care one way or the other -- except for the fact that foreigners are telling them what to do. They don't like it any more than Americans do. The average Japanese doesn't even eat whale because it's expensive and it takes like shiat. It's rich people who want to show they have money that buy it.

The real problem is the money-wielding industry that does not want do die. That includes all the whaling companies and families that have passed their boats down from generation to generation. It's the livelyhoods of some towns. Japanese politicians are the same as American politicians. They represent the people of their district and normally side with whatever industries form the basis for the ecomony of that district (not to mention whowever lines their pockets the most). Masayuki Komatsu, the head of the Fisheries Agency, (asshole that he is) has his job, the industry, and the livelihoods of whalers to keep going.

I don't agree with whaling (it's the 21st century, this kind of bullshiat needs to be phased out) but it's not as simple as 'hey, let's stop.' It's not the Japanese people who are throwing their weight behind this any more than the average American is raising holy hell trying to get a flag burning law passed.

Pick any American industry and tell them that what they're doing is harmful and to stop (tobacco comes to mind). You'll have everyone from the people who live in the small towns and pick the crops or work in the factories to the Congressmen and committee chairmen saying "fark you".
2001-07-20 03:20:07 AM  
Tsubaki: I am familiar with the flying kind. I curse them to grow to the size of VW bugs and shoot freakin' lasers out of their mouths.
2001-07-20 05:02:43 AM  
dumbass whales
2001-07-20 05:04:13 AM  
Does this mean we're able to hunt Japanese too??
2001-07-20 06:24:21 AM  
Only if they are not in Japan. Hunting of Japanese in international waters is acceptable. However the ones that hunt Japanese for the true sport of it do not shoot them. They ram them with nuclear subs. (takes much more skill)
2001-07-20 06:25:25 AM  
Nasty, Saton, very nasty!
2001-07-20 07:32:30 AM  
You know I think the Japanese...or Niponese as it were...are the cockroaches of the Pacific Rim. They spread like disease and your can bomb the shiat out of them and they just keep popping up elsewhere.

again 100% Ass, no actual anti-asian feelings here. I'm just being humorous.
2001-07-20 08:08:05 AM  
Funny... So, now the Japanese eat big, sea-bound bugs?
Dumb-ass japanese persons...
2001-07-20 08:27:08 AM  
Actually, lobsters are the cockroaches of the sea, genetically speaking. Think about THAT.

Save the whales - collect the whole set!
2001-07-20 09:10:30 AM  
I think the whole slogan was as follows
"Nuke a gay communist whale for Christ"
2001-07-20 10:08:21 AM  
The real headline should be: "Whales call Japanese Diplomat Cockroach of the Far East".....

Oh, and Hagbard23: you're missing some major lobby groups: Try: Nuke gay baby communist whales with guns for Christ. The best way to pi$s off 7 major groups in only 9 words. :-)

2001-07-20 10:21:49 AM  
I don't like that the Japanese are killing my family...but I'm a pretty easy-going mammal. I don't hold it against them. I'm smart enough to avoid popping my head up above water near a boat with one of these on the bottom...

[image from anatomy.org too old to be available]
2001-07-20 10:31:19 AM  
I think we need to send those "nips" another ATOMIC present....ps you guys DESERVED the bombs
eat shiat and die
2001-07-20 10:42:57 AM  
chinese-japanese....fark they all look alike.

Not any more than mexicans look like people from India.

There are a lot of people joking on this thread about the Japanese and Chinese, but there's also some serious culture stereotypes I'm seing. People, they're humans - nothing more, nothing less.

BTW, "kuzira hibake!" means, "Nuke the Whales!"

-= rei =-
2001-07-20 10:55:04 AM  
I can't wait for the summer to be over so all of these farking high school kids, if they are even that old, can get off Fark and go back to school. Stop polluting our threads!
2001-07-20 11:14:47 AM  
Sorry but Japanese and Chinese are not alike and don't look any more alike than say a Caucasion and Native American. Only someone who hasn't bothered to really look at the two races could say they do look the same.

Japanese do eat whale meat and use the oils for various things. It's a valid and valuble industry but the state of the whale population should take precedent. On the other hand, what the Japanese want to do to the whales is no different than what's being done to wild salmon by the Western world. In both cases the animals are being killed for profit but there's less excuse for salmon because they can be farm raised and whales can't.
2001-07-20 11:48:55 AM  
Can't we all just "Save-the-Whales,-Collect-all-Ten"-like-them-doo-bitty-assed,-yella- sungod-Japs along?
2001-07-20 12:04:05 PM  
And what "sungod" would you be talking about? amaterasu (the sun godDESS) in shintoism? First off, shintoism nowadays is mainly just a general sense of spirituality. The modern japanese view of the cosmos ranges usually from atheism through a general sense of spirituality to one main god and a bunch of minor gods. Its generally a merger of shintoism, buddhism, and christianity.

-= rei =-
2001-07-20 12:05:57 PM  
jeebus, I've made some "silly Jap" jokes in my time, but this thread is making me uncomfortable. Do Americans really hate the Japanese this much? "Remember Pearl Harbor" and all? I always just considers Japs in a category like the French, immune to actual racism, as if it would be so ridiculous for someone to actual hate the Japanese that jokes about them could only be interpreted as sarcasm. This is really making me rethink my ways, in a Real World type moment. From now on, I'm only going to show my respect for the beautiful Japanese culture. Those farking dirty French bastards can still kiss my ass, though.
2001-07-20 12:17:26 PM  
Why don't the japs just leave the whales alone and go back to eating their bird nest soup, tiger penis and having scat sex.
2001-07-20 12:23:46 PM  
Oh gad, can't we all have a little sarcasm and stereotyping just for fun, without somebody getting oversensitive and poking the hot air out of all our ballons. Sheesh. Have a laugh, remember that we are all human, and that some "yella sungod Jap" is probably making a "round eye" joke over lunch, as we speak.

2001-07-20 12:31:44 PM  
I've always thought they were more similar to rats.
2001-07-20 12:32:57 PM  
I'm with Rei, Bunny Bir and Walkman on this one: I'm not to comfortable with all the shiat that I am reading here. I hope that people are joking although i don't find it all that funny ... infantile humor ... kinda like I found armpit-farts funny when I was 8. Well, I guess armpit-farts are still kinda funny if you do them right.
2001-07-20 12:39:56 PM  
The correctness is falling! The correctness is falling!
2001-07-20 12:42:55 PM  
Stereotypical racially minded comments are not cool in any way shape or form. There are plenty of reasons to hate people on an individual basis because they are idiots, there's no reason to make broad wildly inaccurate stereotypes about things.

Make fun of the diplomat because he's an arsehole who made a not-entirely-in-hest BS comment, don't make fun of his poor country folk.

It's that kind of thing that gives other countries the image of the 'ugly american'.

Besides it'd be just like if somebody judged me on the basis of that clueless twat calling himself 'president elect'.

he's not MY president.
2001-07-20 12:49:27 PM  
The stupid japs should shut the hell up and leave the whales alone. Why cant they just be happy eating there cats and dogs. If they want something truly unique to eat we should all chip in and send them a barge of shiat.

I think we need to send those "nips" another ATOMIC present....ps you guys DESERVED the bombs eat shiat and die

People... this is just too much.
This has moved far beyond the realm of tasteful humor. This is racial bigotry. Don't just say "We were just joking". Things like that are *not* jokes, they're *not* funny.

As I stated before... we're talking about *people* here. Give at least a little respect for their humanity.

-= rei =-
2001-07-20 12:50:19 PM  

Oh, I simply refer to him as "that guy who as appointed president" ;)

I voted with the majority.

-= rei =-
2001-07-20 01:17:27 PM  
I'll stick to the chicken of the sea myself.
2001-07-20 01:21:32 PM  
If the conservatives were to have control of the government completely, you wouldn't be able to play "cool new computer games". They're the ones blaming Columbine on video games and movies. :P And the amount you get in your paycheck and your social mobility depends on who's in office. And what you get back from the government. Etc.

-= rei =-
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