メリクリ(merikuri)！ Christmas is basically just a couple’s holiday in Japan. And so, it seems like the people who use ニコニコ動画 (NicoNicoDouga) get kind of lonely and bitter around Christmas. The result? Lots of sarcastic Christmas songs!
雌豚 (Mebuta) brings us this rendition of 宇多田ヒカル’s First Love. This one changes the lyrics to reflect the otaku mood of the season.
style="border:solid 1px #CCC;" frameborder="0">【ニコニコ動画】初音ミクより『クリスマス中止のお知らせ』
This was last year’s sensation, but it has the same sort of idea… Christmas is canceled!
Lonely X'mas! Need I say more? Don’t be thrown off by that first frame, it leads up to a fantastic 釣り. But, it does make it marginally less than safe for work…
style="border:solid 1px #CCC;" frameborder="0">【ニコニコ動画】【初音ミク】クリスマスはバイトだ！【オリジナル】
And last, 初音ミク (Hatsune Miku) has to go work on Christmas! But at least she is working with Santa Claus! This song is much cuter and less bitter than the previous ones.
With all that, my favorite Christmas song is Lennon’s Happy Christmas (War Is Over). But, I just found a HI-STANDARD version that is making me quiver with cheer.
Happy Christmas everyone. 浮かれやがってｗｗｗ
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It is an odd feeling for me. I’m such a Japanophile, that I’ve hardly ever been proud to be American. But today, I feel good about it. It’s a strange, unfamiliar feeling, to be sure. So, I turn to the Japan blog community for reactions…
- Free Beer in 小浜市 (Obama-shi).
- Video round up from Japan Probe.
- Speaking of Japan Probe, they also collected news stories about Obama and the far east.
- The fun Obama is Beautiful World video:
And last, the Japanese news paper picture from this awesome list:
Unless you count California (and numerous other states) writing discrimination into their Constitutions. Oh boy. But, what about gay marriage in Japan? According to this site, it is in the constitution that marriage is between a man and a woman and there are currently no laws for civil union cases when both are the same gender.
We still have a ways to go, I guess.
On the plus side, at least California is getting a 新幹線 (shinkansen)!!!
Tags: bitter, coffee, election, gay marriage, happy, music, obama, Obama City, president, president elect, prop 8, video, 同性結婚, 小浜
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