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(Gizmodo)   Japan has finally solved the conundrum: 1) Get underpants 2) Put ads on them 3) Profit   ( gizmodo.com) divider line
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2012-08-23 08:02:20 PM  
So they're targeting the panty thief segment of the population?
2012-08-23 08:02:43 PM  
Seems like you'd end up with a lot of undies pretty fast. But hey, it's Japan. There's a market for used undies.
2012-08-23 08:21:57 PM  
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/hot like got nuthin
2012-08-23 09:08:41 PM  
I thought Japan's economy was already primarily based on panties.
2012-08-23 10:36:43 PM  
Maybe it is just me, but that is the best headline I have read in a long time.
2012-08-24 12:43:27 AM  
Luckily there are still plenty of Japanese underwear available without annoying ads on them...

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2012-08-24 04:46:38 AM  
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2012-08-24 06:47:02 AM  
Well the subway gropers have plenty of disposable income which explains this.
2012-08-24 03:54:26 PM  
I have a pair of MST3K boxer shorts that have the following classic exchange on them:

Tom Servo: It's the Shorts Revolution!
Crow: No, Tom. It's the Boxer Rebellion.

If manufacturers made more shorts that witty, without the coarse ribaldry of most underpants, there would be profit. Yes, there would be profit.

I'm surprised that South Park hasn't come out with Underpants Gnomic Shorts.
2012-08-24 04:12:48 PM  
Forget about printing ads on underwear. Who's going to see it, Nerd Boy, your Mother when she comes down to the basement to do your laundry?

I have an even more wicked idea to subsidize your shorts. WiFi Ad Pushing. In exchange for fresh underwear every day, your underpants becomes the broadcast station for ads to the smartphones and iPads of everybody around you using G3 and WiFi technology.

Your shorts become a mobile billboard, annoying people around you with a steady stream of advertising as well as toxic gas.

And God forbid anybody takes a picture with you in it--your shorts subliminally broadcast one of those codes that can be read by cellphone cameras, just beyound visual perception but within the range of digital cameras. A tourist snaps a photo of you passing a local attraction and they get endless annoying pop-ups for hotels, restaurants, gay bathhouses, local prostitutes, etc.

Finally, a bigger pest in your trousers than you.

Or you could just put your webpage on your butt. But that would take us back to coarse, lewd underpants "wit", I'm afraid, instead of forwards to the irritating dystopian future.
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