Japanese Town Menaced by Giant Marble Phallus

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VanQQisH said:
I heard about this, I thought it was silly at first too but considering they're in a public space where children play, it's not hard to believe some parents would take issue.

I would not have gotten the "Deferens" joke had I not spent the last 5 years working in a pathology lab. Made me chuckle, I'll admit.
I used a dic tionary to check the relevance :p
 

Therumancer

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I'm sorry but someone needs to whap Japan upside the head. This is a nation that is internationally famed for being the home of earth's most bizzare perverts. Something new, and eye bleedingly shocking comes out of Japan constantly. They produce rape simulators for personal entertainment, and shocking porno movies of every variety of animation and live action availible. Even the comic books they release for kids oftentimes include a decent amount of sexual material...

This is the nation that suddenly cares about a statue with it's wang hanging out? I mean seriously... I understand the whole "outward face" concept but Japan needs to get some grasp of it's own identity and who it is. To me it sounds like some of this "morality policing" seems to be vague efforts to telling the world they really aren't that bizzare or perverted... when really... yeah, their popular culture kind of is, no matter what kind of face they try and put on it.

I wouldn't be surprised if someone in Japan masterminded this whole thing as a stunt, from the accusations, outward, looking at the outrage "David" has caused in the western world from prudes in the past, and decided to make it seem like the same thing happening there, to "prove" it's the same.

I know a lot of people probably won't like what I'm saying, but given the amount of time I've spent on the Internet alone going "WTF Japan" to the point where I constantly think I've seen everything they could do, only to be proven wrong a month or so later (tops), I just can't take them complaining about "David" seriously. That's obscene, but we've got games like "Rapelay" being defended, with Japan mostly just resigning not to release them to the US. Articles about people in Japan marrying dating sim characters IRL (I think that made it onto The Escapist at one point), and defenses of "Dead Or Alive" on cultural merits (personally I think the game is fine, but I'm honest about being a perv at least)...

If I'd have to guess the actual Japanese problem with David would be the guy being too small... put a giant Urotsukidoji tentecle between his legs, and have it wave around through the crowd with animatronics, periodically shooting cooling liquid out over the passing crowds to help deal with the heat on hot days (or whatever) and maybe they would react better.... perhaps something was lost in translation of the article. >:)

I remember seeing videos of Bayonetta adds where people were encoiraged to remove pieces of her clothing a square of a time as they passed by it in a crowd... and videos of someone putting out a soft breast sculpture for another ad for people to cuddle and put their face in as they walked by (that one made it to Youtube I believe).
 

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I think people need to realize that "Japan" doesn't have some collective consciousness.
Some people think the statue is fine, some clearly don't. Some people probably go to Honen Matsuri every year, some probably think it's obscene.
 

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It's like they live in the dark ages when it comes to this stuff. They can't tell the difference between a tasteful nude (and one of the best sculptures of the human figure ever made) and pornography, that should say something to them. Haha, they raise some pretty scared kids. As early back as I can remember, if I saw that statue I probably would have wanted to climb it.

Superbun said:
"The statues are, of course, beautiful rather than obscene, but it seems the toddlers and their parents are unable to tell the DEFERENS. Things quickly came to a head, and the townsfolk decided to get the town's officials involved."

Difference*

That is all.
I don't know why someone didn't do this sooner but, it's a reference to the Vas Deferens, the canal in which semen is carried from the testicles to the ejaculatory duct.
 

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Therumancer said:
I'm sorry but someone needs to whap Japan upside the head. This is a nation that is internationally famed for being the home of earth's most bizzare perverts. Something new, and eye bleedingly shocking comes out of Japan constantly. They produce rape simulators for personal entertainment, and shocking porno movies of every variety of animation and live action availible. Even the comic books they release for kids oftentimes include a decent amount of sexual material...
You should bring it up at the meetings every Thursday night. You know, the ones where the entire nation of Japan gets together and unanimously decides how everyone acts for the next week.
 

Scarim Coral

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Sound abit like that old Simspons episode when Marge protest against the Itchy and Scratchy show. What's next? They're going to protest to that businessman for comission it to be made and place over there in the first place?
 

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Deferens. Someone has been polishing their Latin. Though not enough as Deferens means to Carry away.

If you wanted to sound Latiny should have used discrimen.
 

Lokoloshe

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The article mentioned statues of both David and the Venus de Milo.

Guess it's only morally offensive when it concerns the male body.
 

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Senare said:
Penis or not, a 16-foot statue could be pretty intimidating to a child.
But this is a country with a giant robot statue. What's scarier for a kid, the clearly marble guy, or the possibly real giant robot? :p
 

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Binnsyboy said:
Senare said:
Penis or not, a 16-foot statue could be pretty intimidating to a child.
But this is a country with a giant robot statue. What's scarier for a kid, the clearly marble guy, or the possibly real giant robot? :p
Japanese kids love massive robots. Provided they don't have some kind of techno-dong.
 

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Katatori-kun said:
muzukashiiing
I've no idea what exactly this word means, but the idea of knowing how to say it intrigues me.

OT: Yeah... Um... I'm going to go with that one guy and say it's probably just all of the loonies.
 

The Funslinger

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CriticalMiss said:
Binnsyboy said:
Senare said:
Penis or not, a 16-foot statue could be pretty intimidating to a child.
But this is a country with a giant robot statue. What's scarier for a kid, the clearly marble guy, or the possibly real giant robot? :p
Japanese kids love massive robots. Provided they don't have some kind of techno-dong.
Firing main 'cannon'.