When cultures collide


Two Canadian exchange students in Japan tried a popular local treat: ice cream in a rubber balloon. Seems they let the ice cream thaw a bit too much and raucous hilarity ensues.

via Rocket News24



    1.  Hey, mtdna! Let’s use English language so people can understand what your problem is.  (And exactly what is your problem, anyway)?

      1. I would imagine the problem is that of people demonstrating the modified Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory, proposed in it’s original form by John Gabriel. To wit:

        Normal Person – Consequences + Audience = Total Fuckwad

        A normal person wouldn’t act like a pervert about some random girls they’ve never met. But make them immune to Consequences and give them an Audience, and they act like a Total Fuckwad.

        I presume you are also a normal person, and that if there were Consequences to your being insulting and defensive of Total Fuckwad behavior, you wouldn’t do so. But you’ve fallen prey to the GIFT, and now you too are a Total Fuckwad.

        Either that or you have legitimate mental and social problems, in which case you have my sympathies.

        1. When mtdna made their post, there were only two remotely sexual comments posted — one was a little over the line, and the other was Jake’s completely appropriate (in my opinion) 10-foot-pole post. Because mtdna used a plural, their comment could be taken to be condemning Jake’s comment as perverted too.

          Now, by contrast, there are several inappropriate comments posted, and one that’s truly horrible. [edit: now it’s gone. yay moderators!]

        2. Wait wait wait, is that (Normal Person – Consequences) + Audience = Fuckwad  or Normal Person – (Consequences + Audience) = Fuckwad  

          Because I can understand Total Fuckwad – Consequences = Normal Person + Audience, or Consequences/Total Fuckwad = (Normal Person + audience)/Total Fuckwad = Consequences, but Audience = Fuckwad/(Normal Person – Consequences) makes no sense.

          Hold up I think I forgot to carry a Too

          1. Man + Chronic Anger = Abuser and a loner
            Woman + Chronic Anger = Saint, always in a group of other saints

        3.  “A normal person wouldn’t act like a pervert about some random girls they’ve never met.”

          …clearly, “normal people” in your area are quite different than “normal people” in mine.  Where should I be moving to?

          At least you didn’t use the formulation of GIFT that blames everything on anonymity, but I still think it’s funny that its name makes it sound like it only relates to the internet.

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        1.  mtdna’s middle sentence was originally missing its verb and was later quietly edited.

          –Your friendly thread historian (hey, I’ve got to get *something* out of having been up at 3am last night)

    2.  Why do you think this got posted on Boing Boing?

      I am serious. There must be thousands of videos of people of various ages and both genders eating ice cream on youtube, yet this one was selected to feature on BB. Why do you think that is?

    3. The video pans across dozens of frozen treats.  The girls picked the ones that looked like frozens dicks in condoms and sat in front of a camera to record and (presumably) share the experience.  What about that video says to the viewer, ‘Yeah, we know how it looks (squeal! giggle!) and you can keep your sexual inuendo to yourself!’ ?????   

      Joy killing concern troll.

        1. I think you nailed the key distinction; thanks. They’re inviting us to laugh with them at the ice-cream-dick situation, but beyond that normal talking-about-strangers rules still apply.

          1. What other ethical principles have you learned from stand-up comedians? (I know… you didn’t actually say you learned that from Chappelle. But you probably should, because you wouldn’t want people thinking you came up with that yourself.)

          2. As astute students of human behavior and a knack for finding the funny in it, I have a very high regard for comedians.  I manage to get into a comedy club to see a live performance two or three times a year.  Comics don’t espouse their ‘ethical principles’, as much as share observations and let the audience draw their own conclusions.  Recall that his audience is laughing their asses off;  I did too.  Perhaps you think we’re all a bunch of insensitive jerks.

        2.  Oh, ok, so I can rectify this whole situation by sending them an introductory email. Will that cleanse me of my terrible sin? Please say yes.

    4.  Hey, THEY chose to put that video up there. I mean, really… they had it cumming. See what I did there? Ba dump dmp

  1. Canadian?  Not with their pronunciation of the word “sorry” at the end!

    They are right though, you can’t eat that kind of thing in public.  What’s up with that, Japan?

    1.  In Japan it’s generally considered impolite to eat while walking, so unless they were at a picnic or a cherry-blossom festival, the issue of eating in public wouldn’t come up.

      Then again, I also saw several candy stores in Japan that had *multiple* variations on candy shaped like boobs, right out in the open and no one was bothered. Also, cups of pudding shaped like breasts. With advertising talking about “creamy flavor!” These were sitting right out in the open on a streetside market. I think Japan is just generally less bothered about this kind of thing.

        1. Less jiggly and more just yucky squish.  Mooshed right through fingers, couldn’t get good squeeze in.  Nipples too dark.  WOULD NOT RECOMMEND.


  2. Oh yeah… and by the way. Ice cream out of a rubber balloon, or condom or whatever, is completely fucking disgusting.  We have sticks, cones, bowls, paper cups, and myriad ways to eat the stuff. Putting ice cream in to rubber or latex or anything like that is insanity.  Gaaahhh!!!! 

  3. Two girls open a phallic, condom-like thing which emits white goo, then continue sucking on it and people start making raunchy remarks? Oh, what a sick, dirty mind you all have.

  4. A penguin is driving along the motorway, when all of a sudden his car splutters and grinds to a halt. After a long wait a tow truck arrives and he gets towed to a nearby garage.

    The mechanic has a look at it, and then says “I’ll need a couple of hours”.

    The penguin goes for a walk down the road, and finds a nice looking gelato bar. He buys an ice cream, and muses to himself that its probably the best ice cream he’s had in a while. He walks back to the garage licking the last of it from his beak.

    He walks into the garage as the mechanic is just finishing up. The mechanic nods to him and says “It looks like you’ve blown a seal.”

    The penguin quickly replies “No, no mate, its just ice cream!”

    1. It was April the Forty-first, being a quadruple leap year;I was driving in downtown Atlantis. My Barracuda was in the shop, so I was in a rented Stingray, and it was overheating. So I pulled into a Shell station; they said I’d blown a seal.I said, “Fix the damn thing and leave my private life out of it, okay, pal?”
      While they were doing that, I walked over to a place called the Oyster Bar. A real dive. But I knew the owner; he used to play for the dolphins. I said, “HI GILL!” (You have to yell, he’s hard of herring.)
      Chorus:Think I had a wet dream, cruisin’ through the Gulf stream.Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh. Wet dream.
      Gill was also down on his luck. Fact is, he was barely keeping his head below water. I bellied up to the sandbar; he poured the usual: Rusty Snail, hold the grunion, shaken, not stirred. With a peanut butter and jellyfish sandwich on the side, heavy on the mako. I slipped him a fin, on porpoise. I was feeling good; I even dropped a sand dollar in the box for Jerry’s Squids,for the halibut.
       – Kip Addotta, Wet Dream 


      1. You know how many couples have “our song”?  I swear to you, back in the mid-80’s this was “our song” for me and an ex.

        Thank you for that memory….a weird relationship in many ways, but the humor was legendary.

        1.  Eeee-yew… maybe you are supposed to eat it like you drink from those Spanish wine skins, holding it away from your mouth and spraying rich, creamy, gelid ice cream all over your mouth, face, neck, shoulders…

  5. I never encountered this ice cream in the two trips I took to Japan, and now I’m… oddly disappointed. This is a perfect ‘WTF Japan’ product.

    For the curious: the official packaging calls it “Aisu Tamago” or “Ice Cream Egg.”

  6. Forget debatably inappropriate comments about the video…how has the company that makes this balloon ice cream been permitted to continue making this balloon ice cream? Surely this is a choking hazard waiting to happen!

  7. I think maybe these gals have got a business thing going, because the “Western School Girls Sucking Ice Cream Condoms” theme  definitely sounds like a money making franchise in Japan.

  8. I never saw this comment before it was removed.  But after reading some of the other comments here, I figure it had to have been pretty damn bad.

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