Kewpie weighs in

I’ll admit it — I gave myself a bit of a chuckle with my silly Japan-style blog entry the other day (which for some strange reason has gotten the most single-day views of any of my posts to date).

Yes, I chuckled. And as I noticed a few of you fellow foreign devils chuckling as well, I got curious how it would go over with a native Japanese person.

So I popped it into an e-mail and sent it to Kewpie.

For those of you just tuning in, Kewpie is one of the characters in the ongoing saga that is The Office category there to your left. The condensed version: In stark contrast to most of my coworkers, she has a functioning brain, is cute as a friggin’ button, and likes heavy metal so much that she’s prone to random headbanging. Yes, all three of those apply when drawing a comparison.

Anyway.

How did my gaikokujin attempt at humor go over?

ぎゃはは!!!おもしろすぎます!!
笑いをガマンするのに、腹筋使いましたよー。
たしかに「あららす!」って言ってますね。

There you have it.

(Note to non-Japanese speakers: it went over well.)

Incidentally, as proof that Kewpie is made of pure win, she then suddenly began recommending zombie movies, specifically Brain Dead (aka Dead-Alive).

おすすめ、ゾンビ映画
ピータージャクソン監督の「ブレインデッド」っていう映画は
おもしろかったです。
超スプラッターですけど、笑いもあります。

Rock.

In conclusion, I would like to state that this entry was typed up on the job while receiving e-mails regarding another job and performing a sample translation for yet another.

Oh, yes. Multi-tasking.

9 Responses

  1. After first reading it i thought you said “this entry was typed up while on the job” … but i’d misread….. now THAT would be multi-tasking.

  2. You should start a business with Kewpie, that is MHO. Try cracking into the import splatter movie subtitle trade. Or grab that battleaxe and make your own office horror flick?

  3. Penguin, you seem to have really fixated on that battleaxe.🙂

    Actually, so have I.

    I want it.

  4. Woah! A cute Japanese girl who likes metal and Brain Dead!
    Strike now.

  5. Does “cho-splatter” include the extended lawnmower scene? I don’t think I ever rented it when I was over there.

    And I totally hear you and Penguin. I find myself returning to this image of a guy flying around on a carpet with his battleaxe…

  6. “I find myself returning to this image of a guy flying around on a carpet with his battleaxe…”

    Perhaps wearing only a mawashi, viking helmet and Hello-Kitty pasties?

  7. I don’t get it😦 maybe thats a good thing?

  8. A battleaxe alone would improve my commute immensely. Add a magic carpet and daily travel would be a whole lot more fun.

  9. Jamaipanese, it’s kind of a zen thing — if you don’t get the humor, it’s because the humor lies in that it’s not humorous at all … yet this anecdote has now made two of my coworkers erupt into laughter. Go figure.
    (p/s – It’s nice to see you here. Thanks for dropping by.)

    Anyway, I’m going to see if I can jump up high enough to take a cell phone pic of that battleaxe. Between Penguin and pete, I can’t get the damn thing out of my head!

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