Monday, December 13, 2004

 

Hey! Another Item On My Christmas List!



The Japanese "lap pillow."
The "lap pillow", shaped like the bottom half of a kneeling woman, is selling for about 9,429 yen ($90), the French news agency AFP reported.

"Single men find this soothing," said Mitsuo Takahashi of the manufacturer Trane KK. He told AFP that the Hizamakura, or lap pillow, fulfilled a primal need.

"From the time people were kids, people have laid their heads on their mothers' laps to get their ears cleaned," he said. "This is made to be quite close to the real thing."
Hmmm. The last time I rested my head on a woman's lap, it most definitely did NOT invoke primal memories of ear cleaning from my mother.

In fact, the mere thought of what disturbing Freudian avenues this line of discussion may tread makes me think it'd be real smart to just shut up right now.

However, once again, it just goes to prove: Japan is weird.
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"From the time people were kids, people have laid their heads on their mothers' laps to get their ears cleaned," he said."

This kind of reminds me the implausible-but-respectable cover stories buisnesses use to explain selling goods used for sordid reasons. Like the owner of the corner store across from the university dormitory tries to sheepishly explain with a straight face as he orders another twenty billion cases of rolling papers: "Lots of college kids prefer to roll their own cigarettes!"
It is kind of funny what people are willing to say, and to pretend to believe, to save face.
 
Is it cod-scented?
 
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