Saturday, April 30, 2011

This Puts Me in the Mood For Something,

I'm just not sure that something is Doritos.

'What the Hell Is This, part 2: Odd Japanese Dorito Packaging', via .The Elegant Ape.


Lodo Grdzak said...

The Japanese people have a very funny take on things dont they? I love it.

Spencer Troxell said...

I just realized we have a little thematic crossover here. Maybe your Japanese series had me on the lookout for something like this.

Leareth said...

I have a relative that lives and works in japan a majority of the time, and decided to ask her about it. This is what she had to say: Hmm, don't ask me to explain the humour here, but it seems Doritos launched a campaign for "adult Doritos" using a number of different packages you can find here on the blog of Tights Guy (Taitsu-kun):

Here is the campaign homepage where you can win shit:

The first one you saw on the webpage was Tights Guy doing "kakkun" on the guy in front of him (hitting the knee from behind when someone has their weight on it) as a form of greeting. The second was him giving someone's privates a leg massage, or what is known here as "the electrical massage."

The idea is that the flavours (e.g. black pepper and salt) are adult-oriented. Here's another example of Tights Guy making a swift selection at the grocery store:

The actual colour of the chips are black and they supposedly use charcoal:
The above page also shows another package with an aging guy and reads "first love every year."

There's a couple more here: