コンテンツに関する警告 – or is everything becoming the same everywhere?

As you may have read I visited Japan for a brief business trip and in my free time I looked at the websites I also visit when at home.

Some of them on Blogger and most of the ones on Blogger show the most irritating ‘content warning’ page. It turns out the have them in almost every language, also in Japanese.

What I never understood is the need for these pages, I know which page I’m visiting and if I had stumbled upon it by accident I would be able to close my eyes rapidly enough to guard my sensitive brain from images that I (myself, not others) find disturbing. The most irritating thing about the screen is that it doesn’t remember whether you wanted to see the site the previous 1000 times you visited it, making it necessary to click the ‘I’m grown up, and can handle whatever content will be displayed after the click’ button every time I visit such a site. And don’t start about children. Parents should keep a better look on them when they are surfing the net in the first place!

Same experience in Japan, but of course, it looks much nicer there:

“コンテンツに関する警告”

but in the end it’s all the same crap.

Speaking of crap, I was visiting such a website on the iPad while on the toilet waiting for bowel movement (can be more challenging that you may think after experiencing a +7 hour time shift). This toilet however can certainly not be classified as ‘the same crap’, no this toilet is truly something. During a previous visit to Japan I had the fortune of being introduced for the first time to such a toilet.

Many countries have different toilet manners and some of them include washing up each time you’ve used the loo. Be it using a bidet or a sort of a shower hose attached to the toilet and mounted on a hook on the wall. My boyfriend is very proficient in using the shower thing and he has tried to explain it to me but I have never dared to try for fear of making a right mess and having to change pants. A bidet is much easier to use though and I must say very refreshing!

So now back to this wonderful toilet in Tokyo. This toilet has many features, some I don’t like, such as the heated seat, but also more useful stuff. The lid opens when you approach, a deodorizer springs into action, if you like soft music will be played (something I would want to switch off), but the best thing is that after you’re done a simple press of a button starts the ass cleaning action. A retractable nozzle will spray water of an adjustable temperature, at an adjustable force at exactly the right spot. You can even set it to pulsating for a gentle massage. All nicely remote controlled.

So apart from Blogger and all the chain stores and restaurants there are still some nice new things to experience (apart from the people) when you leave your house to take a crap.

(More info, click on image)

Oh did I say that I want one?! Because I do.

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