Imponderable #33: Japan

27 Jan

January 27, 2012

This Imponderable comes from where so many other Imponderables do, Japan.

It actually makes sense to me. You cannot drive without sitting down so embedding a scanner in a seat seems totally non-intrusive to me.

Of course, as technology often does, it opens up a whole new set of troubles. The groper who grabs a woman’s ass on the subway? “Sorry Officer, I was just scanning her ass. It was all a misunderstanding, I thought she stole my car.”

I suspect that the technology was a sneaky way for Japanese scientists to conduct research on rear ends. Can you imagine the R+D that went into his? This may be the only legitimate reason for a nerd to have porn on his laptop. Caught with nudie pics by his wife? Research.

How many models and porn stars were hired by Japan’s Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology?

The question is Imponderable.

6 Responses to “Imponderable #33: Japan”

  1. Mac of BIOnighT January 27, 2012 at 12:16 am #

    “ass-embly” has just become my favorite typo ever 😀

    Anyway, I’d like to know what the sensors scan for – size, shape, smell?


    • bmj2k January 27, 2012 at 12:24 am #

      I checked but all the articles I found just referrenced the same source article.
      Smell? I hope not.


      • Thomas Stazyk January 27, 2012 at 1:46 am #

        Only in Japan. I lived there for 3 years and this doesn’t surprise me. One of the things I miss is the high tech toilets. Ours even had a remote (I could never figure out why). It also had a built in digital clock. I hear that some fancy models actually test your pee and send a report to your doctor.

        On the subject of butts, I’m also reminded of Japanese reality TV. My favorite scene that I remember was a contest where guys in jock straps had to rub their butts on boards covered with sandpaper. The one who could do it the longest won.

        So this butt scan thing is more inevitable than imponderable.


        • Daniel January 27, 2012 at 7:22 am #

          THey should’ve sent Karl Pilkington there when they were doing the ” An Idiot Abroad ” show. He would’ve been well & truly flummoxed. 😉


      • Daniel January 27, 2012 at 4:32 am #

        To quote King of the Hill’s Dale Gribble character : ” God bless that perverted little island nation ! ” Gotta love the off – center approach of the Japanese !

        Their love affair with electronics is without parallel, even in the West.


  2. The Hook January 28, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    Funny cuz it’s true!


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