Oh, Japan. Is there nothing you can’t make mind-bogglingly insane? I highly suggest watching until the end of the clip of this ridiculous Japanese’ kids show from the ’70s–sweet zombie Jesus only knows what is it–for the real treat. I mean, it is pretty hilarious that Hitler is suddenly Asian, but don’t you think if that were the problem, the Alligator monster would be the slightest bit suspicious? On a related note, some sentences are clear signs that I should stop working and start drinking immediately. I know ’em when I type ’em. (Via Japanator)
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