Japan's "fear of crime" fashions...
Even though the crime rate is going down in Japan, they are more growing more fearful of crime. A clothing designer has created a line of clothes and accessories that are urban camouflage...a skirt that unfolds to a full size image of a pop machine, a manhole cover purse that you stick your wallet into and then drop to the street -- the criminals won't realize it's a fake, and thus will run right past it.
The backpack unfolds to look like a Japanese fire hydrant...
but it has legs...Hmmm.
***the Japanese are crazy*****
And here's a website -- costumes for your cat -- the Japanese to English translations are most humorous.
This is a dear frog transformation set. It is made from bright green felt cloth, and the big eye of a frog is attached. Even if it takes, it is finished to the pop impression. Please observe the leg fin wound around a head. Since it can equip also with a hat and head volume on a piece of Velcro, attachment and detachment are easy!******and now for something completely different*****
More good humor, here -- Weight Watchers recipe cards from the 70's...What were they thinking? Marcy's "Enchilada" is interesting, but the Liver Pate en Masque is just scary.
The good thing? Suddenly my psuedo-shepherd's pie doesn't look quite so...um...pathetic.
edited to add that the blue writing are links to the web pages...just click on them and it should take you to them...