JWZ and his readers are compiling a list of links to crazy Japanese game-show/variety-show videos, like the one where girls strap meat to their heads and then try to sit still while being charged by carnivorous lizards, the one where men in tutus with swans jutting from their crotches dance, the one where
Michael Landon David Hasselhoff (aren't they the same guy?) sings Hooked on a Feeling and the (American) one where a furry performs a strip-tease. Also the one where an overweight guy in red panties breathes fire. Turns out this America's Funniest Home Videos/Fear Factor stuff is way more interesting when presented in five-minute chunks in a language you don't speak.