Tuesday, October 25, 2005

John Layman: Indiputed King of the J-Teens

So, check this out. When we were in Japan, there were arcades everywhere, with games and claws-that-pick-up-stuffed-animal thingies. In the back of most of the arcades were these photo booths, and neither myself nor the girl I am currently seeing could figure out exactly what they were for. The photo booth areas were swarming with high-school age Japanese girls (Eric DeSantis' idea of Heaven) and we tried to wander around and figure it out, when my traveling companion noticed a sign that said in Engrish "No Male Persons Allowed."

Anyway, a couple of days later, at a different arcade, we checked it out, in an arcade where apparently males were allowed. It took us a while to figure out, but these photo booths had two parts, one where you take the picture, with various backgrounds, and then were you go and decorate the picture with various crazy shit, then the machine spits out a 4x6 photo with the pictures you just took and decorated.. I had to admit, it was pretty fun, and kinda addictive, 'cause when we got drunk later that night, we went back and did some more.

These things are all the rage with Japanese teenagers, so I thought I'd set the trend here in the Bad Ol' USA. Here's one of those crazy picture thingies:

3 comments:

.just.a.ghost. said...

I love it! So did you ever figure out why males were not allowed in the booths... Sex reasons maybe...

N. J. Pozner said...

Katamari Laymanaci

Chairman said...

I shall call you BLING KONG.