Friday, May 19, 2006

Ah, those wacky Japanese. Anyone in the UK of a certain age will recall Clive James's TV show (entitled, cryptically, Clive James on Television) for introducing UK viewers to a Japanese game show by the name of Za Gaman ("The Endurance"), a game show so extreme it's in the Guinness Book of Records.

Fast forward to today - cruelty and suffering is still funny, and now the Japanese (and, of course, the rest of the world via the miracle of YouTube) can enjoy "Downtown No Gaki No Tsukai Ya Arahende!!" (something about "How Long Can You Stand It") - clips here, here, here and here.

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