November 5th, 2009

Pirated Pirates of the Caribbean

These screen-caps were sent in from someone who received a bootlegged DVD of Pirates of the Caribbean from Taiwan:

Screencaps courtesy of Karen H.

November 3rd, 2009

Mother’s Finger

New cookies from Korea – I thought it was a bit too creepy for the front page…

Get that mother’s finger out of my school zone!

Photo courtesy of Dan Erickson. The Korean says “Mother’s Finger” as well.

October 30th, 2009

Without the sign I would have been lost…

From the Ministry of the Obvious in Thailand:

Photo courtesy of Gordon Emdt.

October 29th, 2009

3-D Animated Views of Old Japan

I have seen a lot of the old 3-D (stereoview) photos of Japan taken by T. Enami (1859-1929) before on Flickr, but Pink Tentacle just posted a bunch of them that were made into animated GIF’s – really bringing the images to life!  The following are a sampling from the collection amassed and posted on Flickr by Okinawa Soba (who has an incredible collection).

You can follow the links under each animated GIF for background information.

[Sumo wrestlers]

[Meeting at gate]

[Buddhist priest in full dress]

[Buddhist ornament dealer]

[Clam diggers having lunch]

[Geisha in a tearoom]

Found by way of Pink Tentacle (click on link to see more photos).

October 27th, 2009


Over the years I have received a number of peculiar submissions about website lording…

Shiseido’s Elixir product page from 2004:

BoA is a J-Pop group from the Avex label:

Unfortunately these have all been corrected since, so it is good to archive here. Please let me know if you find any other ‘Lording’ sites.

Screenshots courtesy of ‘Rogue’, Cristina Yamamoto and Yuna Kim.

October 26th, 2009

The Dark Knight – Bootleg DVD

Found in Peshawar, Pakistan, but probably of Chinese origin.

Photo courtesy of Lauritz Austensen.

October 22nd, 2009

House Bootleg DVD

Photo taken of a bootleg House DVD package (from China?):

Photo courtesy of Chinie Hidalgo Diaz.

October 21st, 2009

Build-Your-Own Calendar at the Store

You’ll favorite your Engrish! After build, then time! Let’s build with me.

Introducing our build-your-own calendar – you can now create your own customized Engrish wall calendar! Choose your own favorites from a pool of over 50 popular images, or pick from one of our pre-determined collections. You can change photos for individual months within the collections as well – just mix and match as you see fit.

Calendars are 8.5″x 11″ and are printed to order on heavy stock paper.
For a limited time use this coupon for 15% off the calendar*:


*Offer good until October 31, 2009. Coupon good for 15% off of calendar only. Special code for Brog readers.

Let’s shopping at the Store!

October 20th, 2009

No peeing here buddy…

This photo was taken at a highway rest stop in Japan. Even though the rest stops have plenty of toilets, I guess they still have a problem with guys pissing in the bushes…

Photo courtesy of Casey Greely.

October 19th, 2009

This is just wong…

I received the following viral email just today:


If you can’t find the book you want

You’re probably shopping at the…

Email forwarded to me by Max Braudé.

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