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PostSubject: What is this photo ad from Japan advertising?   Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:09 am

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PostSubject: Re: What is this photo ad from Japan advertising?   Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:59 am

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PostSubject: Re: What is this photo ad from Japan advertising?   Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:37 pm

Besides the obvious Twisted Evil , perhaps a better airway for sleeping?

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PostSubject: Re: What is this photo ad from Japan advertising?   Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:16 am

Maybe she is in this fine film...



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PostSubject: Re: What is this photo ad from Japan advertising?   Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:34 am

LOL, Riceme. It does make you wonder what kind of movie it is!

About the Japanese ad, here is what my Japanese friend said:

One of my German friends asked me what it is.
This is a tool to get rid of the lines on both sides of the mouth.
For Japanese women they are one of the signs of growing old.
I found English word ,'parentheses lines', so maybe American women have the same trouble. How about other countries?
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PostSubject: Re: What is this photo ad from Japan advertising?   Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:38 am

But I have never heard of parentheses lines?

There are all kinds of goofy products aimed at Japanese women that claim to help with weight loss, wrinkles, lighten their skin and other things. I guess it's the same, world wide. Everyone is looking for a magic cure. But in Japan, it does make for some interesting advertisements!
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PostSubject: Re: What is this photo ad from Japan advertising?   Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:24 pm

Engrish.com says that it was a(nother) mistranslation, the movie title was MEANT to be "Love in the Buff," much, much different meaning! lol.

In my family, "parenthesis lines" are referred to as "smile lines" and are considered a badge of honor in aging gracefully. But as I understand it, even moreso than in our culture, a premium is placed upon youthfulness in women in the Japanese culture, much of which is pretty sickening to me. I mean, we all want to do our best to feel good about ourselves, but I've got enough self-esteem that my self-worth is not tied up in how young I look or in my physical appearance. But I have to admit that I was pretty flattered when had to produce my ID to two younger guys a couple weeks back because they flat refused to believe that I was 41. One was hitting on me and I'd told him, "Honey, I am old enough to be your mama. You're real sweet, but it's not happening."

Back to the weird product promotion, I have serious doubts as to the efficacy of this product!

Engrish.com is HILARIOUS and Neko, it would probably harken back some fun memories for you. I like to hit the "Favorites" section every now and then (as it's been updated with new Faves)... When I first started visiting that site I would often wind up laughing so hard I was crying and could not catch my breath.

Uh, it is not a PC site at all, so if you're easily offended I don't recommend visiting the site. You've been warned.
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PostSubject: Re: What is this photo ad from Japan advertising?   Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:40 pm

I thought that Engrish.com was part of the Cheezburger network, but 'taint. I like the Fails and Wins, and sometimes their site dedicated to jury-rigging.

http://failblog.cheezburger.com/

http://failblog.cheezburger.com/destinationwin

http://failblog.cheezburger.com/thereifixedit

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