The Japanese Out-Weirded Us Again!

12/04/2009 4:58 PM |

virtual girlfriend

During my daily browse through the Christian Science Monitor today I came across a little tid bit that I figured was worth sharing. I thought it would be interesting to highlight the fact that we are not the only super backwards country on this planet—meaning, we are not the only ones (I’m talking New York State specifically right now) to deny basic marriage rights to gay men and women, even though we are thoughtful enough to stream the proceedings).

In Japan not following the straight norm is also quite taboo and the government will not recognize any same sex union legally. However, I am inclined to think that this may have more to do with the fact that there aren’t as many mutant inbred hicks religious and political conservatives in Japan, or at least ones with power, as there are here, and something tells me that if it were to come to a head, Japan might be a little more easy to sway.

But here’s the kicker: In Japan it is totally cool to marry your favorite sexy Anime video game character, legally, and then proceed to throw a big wedding party with a DJ and stuff. Apparently, this guy over there married this girl/electronic-pixalated-figment-of-imagination who lives in his Nintendo DS. The logistics are mind boggling.

The comments are choice on the Monitor with this helpful equation being my favorite explanation of the event, posted by Ben:

boys love boys and girls love girls = gay.
girls love boys = strait.
boy loves video game = …. just plain dumb!