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How can you not adore the lunatic headline writer behind this soon to be legendary Bloomberg article:
There are money quotes all over the place:
“I want to try it out,” said Satoshi Miyazaki, 33, who pays about 2,000 yen a month to watch adult cable channels. “I need something dramatic to justify replacing my TV. This could be the motivation.”
Dude sounds like he needs a girlfriend, badly.
Here’s more from Bloomberg:
“Porn star Mika Kayama is at the frontier of a push to develop videos and content in Japan that Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp. need to lure customers for their new 3-D televisions.
Kayama and Yuma Asami, the top actresses of adult-movie maker S1 No.1Style, will star in the country’s first DVDs for the 3-D format TVs, providing content analyst Yuji Fujimori says can trigger the success of the new sets. Sales of adult videos in Japan were 108.6 billion yen ($1.2 billion) in 2009, according to Takashi Kadokura, an economist who runs Yokohama- based BRICs Research Institute. That represents about 30 percent of the overall video market in the nation, according to Kadokura. . .
Closely-held S1 No.1Style will offer “3D X Mika Kayama” on June 7 and “3D X Yuma Asami,” Japan’s first pornographic titles in the new format, on June 19 to coincide with the release of Sony’s 3-D Bravia models, with more titles to follow this year, according to the producer, who uses the professional name of Sakon . . .
S1 No.1Style spent three months making its first 3-D films, triple the time for a normal production, said 29-year-old Sakon.
Actors Moves: “It was a different filming experience using a new camera,” he said. “Actors needed to move more slowly, furniture had to be relocated and lighting rearranged to make it work. But it was worth it. We’ll make a profit out of this.”
Toshiya Shimizu, a 28-year old Tokyo resident, said he may wait for the cheaper 3-D computer.
“I want to rent the DVD first to see how good the image is,” he said. “I’d like to watch Yuma Asami in 3-D.”
TBP has a commentator named Peter North — I wonder if this will give his career a hand? No well, um another spurt? some lift? more life ?
Porn Stars in 3-D Lure Consumers to New Sony, Panasonic TVs
Mariko Yasu and Maki Shiraki
Bloomberg, June 2 2010
Although I suspect BR is at least as much of a gadget lover as I am, if not more, I’ll just preface the post by saying it’s Invictus. (My history here has demonstrated that most readers don’t check the byline.) That said: I’ve been an early adopter my whole life. Can’t help myself; it’s in…Read More
I never thought I would see this in my life time but: Apple is now worth more than Mister Softee. About $3 billion more. Here’s the NYT: “As of Wednesday, Wall Street valued Apple at $222.12 billion and Microsoft at $219.18 billion. The only American company valued higher is Exxon Mobil, with a market capitalization…Read More
Here in the northeast/midatlantic, we have an automatic toll collection system known as E-Z Pass: E-ZPass® is an electronic toll collection system, which takes cash, coins and toll tickets out of the toll collection process. Instead, drivers establish an account, prepay tolls and attach a small electronic device to their vehicles. Tolls are automatically deducted…Read More
With all of the focus on the Cape Cod Wind Farm, I wanted to remind people of other ways to generate electricity via the ocean, using tidal forces. Have a look at this terrific animated graphic in the NYT: > click for animation > Source: Generating Electricity by Going With the Flow MIKA GRÖNDAHL and…Read More