Fungus Mungus' Weird Stuff in Japan

A chronicle of general weirdness I've encountered during my stay in Japan.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Traffic Mannquin

The economy still sucks here in Japan. It's even hit the construction sector, where you could always count on the guy waving his glowing wand in a construction zone, signalling cars that it's OK to go now. Here's his replacement:

The interesting thing is how the arms move up and down as if he's doing jumping-jacks, waving the wand in an effort to slow drivers in construction zones.

Here's one that can't do jumping-jacks yet:

He's like the army men I used to have as a kid. The ones who I turned into "casualty victims" by "blowing off" their arms. Only a lot bigger.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Woody Pot

It makes my day when I go shopping and run into gems like this:

I guess you keep your woody in there.