Friday, October 13, 2006

Arugorizumu Koushin

Let's recap, shall we? Back in July, in a post praising Japanese children's TV, I mentioned the Arugorizumu Koushin (Algorithm March), a dance led by two comedians which is a daily feature of the programmes. Adults of various occupation groups are roped in to accompany the comedians in their ridiculous dance. The main thing is the whimsicality of it all. Here, for instance, is the Ninja Arugorizumu Koushin(the bit after the solo dance). They have also done maiko (trainee geisha) and footie players. Anyway, getting to my point, I'm not sure the governor of this prison in the Philippines (where, presumably, the programme has been exported) got the spirit of the whole thing. Not exactly whimsical, more horrifying.

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