Friday, June 4, 2010

Please do it agaaaaaaain


And agaaaaaaain. How appropriate, especially given we are about to head into the rainy season and then another hot and wet Japanese summer.

Not that I use the phrase "hot and wet" on a regular basis, but when I do, it always brings to mind a snippet of dialogue from Good Morning Vietnam, the soundtrack to which I had memorized well before seeing the actual movie. I didn't even know what the Vietnam war was but I could recite things like "It's gonna be hot and wet! That's nice if you're with a lady, but ain't no good if you're in the jungle." I could tell you it was "Time to rock it from the Delta to the D.M.Z.!" for years and the DMZ could have been the name of a mall for all I knew. My parents had a cassette tape of the soundtrack and used to play it over and over on road trips. I must have been 7 or 8 at the time but I can still sing all the songs and mouth along to the snippets of dialogue between them, the only difference being now I actually know what a poontang is.

I suppose I should give some commentary on this month's poster instead of detailing the history of my filthy mouth. The good Samaritan this month has a striking resemblance to a young Arnold Schwarzenegger, perhaps even more so in the second box where he appears to be accosting Creepy Sweepy. He even looks a bit hot in the third box, but maybe that is just in contrast to Creepy's meek facial expression. Guy just can't catch a break. Bon weekend gentle readers!

5 comments:

Thomas Gantz said...

Funny story. Also, usually those subway politeness posters are "Please don't do it" or "Do it at home". This is the first one I've seen that wants you to do something. Actually, who knows. Maybe that umbrella was some old lady's who is sitting in front of Creepy, and young Arnold is giving hers away to Creepy. :-)
Like here is old Creepy again, using the micro speakers with Bluetooth implanted in his fingertips to share the music at the same time with his buddy sitting next to him.
http://www.tokyometro.jp/anshin/kaiteki/poster/img/manner200807_pic.gif

Beth said...

i love how these posters always make the geezers out to be the victims when everyone knows they're usually the most viciously horrible of all train offenders i mean right?

Green-Eyed Geisha said...

Thomas: They decided to take the "please do it" approach from April I believe, so they no longer use negative language. I love your interpretation of the headphone poster!

Beth: Right! Just yesterday I was getting shoved from behind by an impatient old granny. I don't know how Creepy can inspire sympathy when he looks so freak-ass in the first place.

Project Hyakumeizan said...

These posters: too, too droll.....

Green-Eyed Geisha said...

I fear it may be the only way they can catch our attention. Don't seem to be doing much good though...