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   In Japan, people recycle their cans into Mario and Yoshi characters. That's not racist, they also do characters like Pikachu and Charmand--oh, I get it

04 Dec 2012 08:22 AM   |   11721 clicks   |   Buzzfeed
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abhorrent1     
That Kangaroo looks kind of obscene.

04 Dec 2012 08:25 AM
PsyLord     
That does look pretty awesome. Though I didn't see a Pikachu or Charmander, the Batman one was pretty cool.

04 Dec 2012 08:25 AM
gerbilpox     

abhorrent1: That Kangaroo looks kind of obscene.


Agreed.

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Is that a joey in your pocket, or are you happy to see me?

04 Dec 2012 08:39 AM
JackieRabbit     
Okay, it's official. The Japanese have way too much time on their hands.

04 Dec 2012 08:39 AM
PsyLord     

JackieRabbit: Okay, it's official. The Japanese have way too much time on their hands.


Seems normal enough for people that do origami.

04 Dec 2012 08:45 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Still trying to understand what the headline was supposed to imply.

04 Dec 2012 08:52 AM
Carn     
Pretty awesome, but how did he do it without severing an artery on the cans? That dragon looks lethal.

04 Dec 2012 09:14 AM
Yomoxu     

AverageAmericanGuy: Still trying to understand what the headline was supposed to imply.


Same here. Was worried for a bit that I was the only one.

04 Dec 2012 09:15 AM
darth_badger     
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I AM THE GODDAMNED BATCAN!

04 Dec 2012 09:24 AM
theMightyRegeya     

JackieRabbit: Okay, it's official. The Japanese have way too much time on their hands.


You know, they might be doing this instead of watching TV or playing games...

/or being snarky on Fark...

04 Dec 2012 09:59 AM
pute kisses like a man     

theMightyRegeya: JackieRabbit: Okay, it's official. The Japanese have way too much time on their hands.

You know, they might be doing this instead of watching TV or playing games...

/or being snarky on Fark...


i think it's because the subby is too young to know what a yoshi or mario is.

04 Dec 2012 10:10 AM
tjsands1118     

Yomoxu: AverageAmericanGuy: Still trying to understand what the headline was supposed to imply.

Same here. Was worried for a bit that I was the only one.


Yes subby, WTF did you mean? How are national symbols racist? It's like if a white guy in the US made a Mickey Mouse or a Bugs Bunny, It's not freaking racist it's just cultural.

04 Dec 2012 10:17 AM
RaymondR     
Cool art is cool.

Confusing headline is confusing.

04 Dec 2012 10:31 AM
KrispyKritter     

Carn: Pretty awesome, but how did he do it without severing an artery on the cans? That dragon looks lethal.


bingo. i slice my face open just trying to sip a Coke.

my father would have said: "Damn clever, those Orientals"

04 Dec 2012 10:35 AM
JackieRabbit     

theMightyRegeya: JackieRabbit: Okay, it's official. The Japanese have way too much time on their hands.

You know, they might be doing this instead of watching TV or playing games...

/or being snarky on Fark...


Obviously, you haven't been paying attention to Japan's increasingly bizarre culture. This is, as someone else mentioned, is an extreme form of origami, but it does evidence how they waste their many talents on crap any more.

04 Dec 2012 10:37 AM
rocky_howard     

theMightyRegeya: JackieRabbit: Okay, it's official. The Japanese have way too much time on their hands.

You know, they might be doing this instead of watching TV or playing games...

/or being snarky on Fark...


You know Japan plays videogames more than anywhere else in the world, right?

04 Dec 2012 10:42 AM
No Time To Explain     

darth_badger: I AM THE GODDAMNED BATCAN!


Na na na na na na na

Batcan, Batcan

/Na na na na na na na

04 Dec 2012 11:14 AM
tjsands1118     

rocky_howard: theMightyRegeya: JackieRabbit: Okay, it's official. The Japanese have way too much time on their hands.

You know, they might be doing this instead of watching TV or playing games...

/or being snarky on Fark...

You know Japan plays videogames more than anywhere else in the world, right?


i want a source on that, because I've heard of two Koreans dying from playing video games non stop, on Wow and Xbox, I was always getting my ass handed to me by Koreans, not Japanese. So yeah I'm pretty sure South Korea play a lot more video games then Japan.

04 Dec 2012 11:25 AM
rocky_howard     

tjsands1118: i want a source on that, because I've heard of two Koreans dying from playing video games non stop, on Wow and Xbox, I was always getting my ass handed to me by Koreans, not Japanese. So yeah I'm pretty sure South Korea play a lot more video games then Japan.


Hypocrisy, how does it work?

You're getting your ass handed to you in which games? Starcraft? That's like Korean national sport, lol.
And people die from too much gaming all over East Asia, not just Korea. I've heard more stories from China/HK than Korea.

Anyway, if you really doubt how much videogames Japanese people play then you're not someone who actually knows about these things. Videogaming is entrenched in Japanese culture for almost everybody, not just the "gamer" type like it is in the States or probably Korea.

And even if Korea is the #1 place, you're still missing the point: Japan plays more than USA.

04 Dec 2012 11:37 AM
AngryJailhouseFistfark     

tjsands1118: Yomoxu: AverageAmericanGuy: Still trying to understand what the headline was supposed to imply.

Same here. Was worried for a bit that I was the only one.

Yes subby, WTF did you mean? How are national symbols racist? It's like if a white guy in the US made a Mickey Mouse or a Bugs Bunny, It's not freaking racist it's just cultural.


Yep. Please explain the "Oh, I get it" part. Is that some, "screwy Japs, always finding some way to fetishize everything with their complicated tea rituals and paper foldings and kits and extreme weapons laws that resulted in the whole Samurai thing or the geisha or the soiled panty vending machines or the tiny little sleeping boxes or all the stuff with the tentacles and how come when anything really odd is happening you can explain the whole thing by simply saying, 'It's Japan, what did you expect' since they're isolated on their little island and they love the tiny things 'cause they're small and live on a tiny island and oh screaming about Godzilla and oh, isn't it funny that they've developed a whole art form around making trees tiny like their tiny island or their small bodies or their little cars and tiny electronics and miniature submarines that snuck into our ports and all the rituals with the bowing and the CEO hanging himself in the fancy hotel suite instead of just declaring bankruptcy and going on TV like the Donald Trump, even their suicide is complicated and how come they're so fussy about everything with the complicated fish snacks and can't you just eat it, does it have to become a hyper-refined art-form too?"


Is it one of those statements?

04 Dec 2012 11:47 AM
ThurmanMerman     
I, too, am having difficulty comprehending the ironic intent of the headline.

Am pretty old, so age may not be the deciding factor.

04 Dec 2012 11:50 AM
germ78     
Props for using a Batman:TAS model instead of a a lame Batman '60s or '90s model.

04 Dec 2012 11:57 AM
Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired     
Aye, that headline makes no sense to me. And I'm usually good at figuring out the more incomprehensible ones. This one beats me.

The artwork is great tho.

04 Dec 2012 12:21 PM
JonnyBGoode     
Another chime in for not getting the headline.

Besides, subby spelled it wrong.

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04 Dec 2012 12:29 PM
GuidoDelConfuso     
Japan . Caught sayof cans that has stoped Drinking " See, made ya Mario" Is he racist or not. Subby Says yes. Farkers Looking for sense -OR- "hello, I am fold single to aluminum and make Pikachu again"

04 Dec 2012 01:24 PM
Loadmaster     
What's with the asian obsession with dragons? There is no such animal.

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04 Dec 2012 01:28 PM
BattleFrenchie28     

germ78: Props for using a Batman:TAS model instead of a a lame Batman '60s or '90s model.


Batman: TAS started in 92...

04 Dec 2012 01:44 PM
Nightenstaff     
Came here to check if Subby had explained himself yet.

/unsatisfied
//starting to think subby doesn't know what the hell he was talking about either

04 Dec 2012 02:05 PM
Pawprint     
See, when I read the headline I just saw the word "recycle" and I assumed the article was about Japanese recycling bins having these characters on them. I figured the Charmander bin was for burnable trash, get it? Then I read the article, read these comments, and re-read the headline, and now I'm as confused as everyone else. Please explain, subby. Please.

04 Dec 2012 02:36 PM
Wrath of Heaven     
Subby here- Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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04 Dec 2012 02:54 PM
PsyLord     

Wrath of Heaven: Subby here- Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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Now I understand the headline.

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04 Dec 2012 03:26 PM
ThRiLLkiLL     
yeah, I'm still lost too but at least now I have tonight's lotto numbers.

04 Dec 2012 03:35 PM
SomeTexan     

Loadmaster: What's with the asian obsession with dragons? There is no such animal.

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04 Dec 2012 05:42 PM
glassbottomboatcaptain     

SomeTexan: Loadmaster: What's with the asian obsession with dragons? There is no such animal.

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So to clarify, your retort is the fact that english people gave the english word 'dragon' to a subset of reptiles means that the mythical creature in question actually exists?

04 Dec 2012 07:32 PM
SomeTexan     

glassbottomboatcaptain: SomeTexan: Loadmaster: What's with the asian obsession with dragons? There is no such animal.

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So to clarify, your retort is the fact that english people gave the english word 'dragon' to a subset of reptiles means that the mythical creature in question actually exists?


Absolutely. They are just extinct.

/ Maybe.
// A Texan recently confirmed the existence of Bigfoots, from DNA from a bagel. So there!

04 Dec 2012 08:00 PM
rocky_howard     

glassbottomboatcaptain: SomeTexan: Loadmaster: What's with the asian obsession with dragons? There is no such animal.

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So to clarify, your retort is the fact that english people gave the english word 'dragon' to a subset of reptiles means that the mythical creature in question actually exists?


Loadmaster: What's with the asian obsession with dragons? There is no such animal.

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Wow, I don't know which one of you two is dumber.

1.- Do you think Japanese are obsessed with the word "dragon" itself as if Englishmen were the ones who created the concept? They have their own word for that: Ryu (as in Shoryuken = Rising Dragon Punch), which is a derivative of the Chinese, Long (as in Sheng Long = Rising Dragon). Not to mention their dragons are very different and more alike to real life dragons which they have used the name for since centuries. Or do you really think it was Englishmen who went there, saw the reptiles and said "yeah, dragons" as opposed to just translating the name?

2.- The West is almost as obsessed with Dragons as the East, so it's not like there's something wrong with them. Dragons are at the top of our myths as creatures of great power and importance. They're usually at the center of fantasy/medieval stories.

3.- Unicorns, biatch!

05 Dec 2012 08:16 AM
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