January 16, 2005

Horse 277 - Pocky Madness

You really have to love Japanese advertising sometimes. Pocky is one of those weird snacks that looks stupid but tastes yum. It's basically a long biscuity thing covered in chocolate, not unlike a Tim Tam or some such but due to the fact that it's in Japan, the marketing people with do anything to sell anything including setting up a fake pop group to promote it.

Pocky Girls are in principle the same as the Spice Girls with a different girl for every flavour. What I find odd is the hoardes of people you find in the adverts, and like this photo the equally strange expressions that people make.

Now I don't know what I've missed culturally here, but this guy just looks plain odd.

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