Friday, January 12, 2007

Most inexplicable t-shirt yet

...And this is why I love the t-shirt rack at Goodwill.

Right, can any of you read this and tell me what the hell's going on here? I've also posted it to a translation group on Flickr in the hope of finding some answers.

Update: In the comments, Lumpkin points out that the girl in the lower right-hand corner is probably a ganguro girl. Also, Torontoist contributor Aaron has a friend working in Japan who submits the following:
Somebody apparently imagined a scenario in which the Yellow Pages is a guide to finding yellow things around town, hence the high-school girl who is distressed to have bought the same yellow bra as her mother (and dad really likes it, too...) and the human-trash kogal who is using a yellow marker as make-up.
I think it makes less sense now than it did when I did not know these things! If you can shed any more light on this, please do.


Anonymous ward said...

"Three a.m. and the alarm rings for factory town house workers it’s your cell phone calling you to work another day begins before the sun rises yes it’s your cell don’t try to swallow it will only go on ringing inside you! POWER BOUDOIR: this is the story of she who YOU CAN FIND HER IN THE YELLOW PAGES the one your teacher told you to avoid bra salesmen before it’s time to go dancing now let’s dance!"

I think that about covers it, for me.

6:08 p.m., January 13, 2007  
Blogger lumpkin said...

It's Japanese and I would say the girl in the bottom right corner may be a Ganguro girl. It may also have something to do with Love Hotels... but that looks less likely.

9:29 p.m., January 21, 2007  

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