Robo-Geisha is one crazy movie +

Bit NSFW. Well, I’ve never been one to shy away from crazy Japanese cult movies. As a matter of fact, I didn’t think I would find one that topped Tokyo Gore Police. Silly me. Leave it to the minds that created Machine Girl and Tokyo Gore Police to team up and create this over the […]

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A 3 foot horror story +

The bathroom in many homes is a very lonely room. You only visit it when you need something, and not for the pleasant atmosphere the room provides. So is it really hard to believe that the lonely bathrooms around the world holds a deep seated grudge for the humans that use it? I think not. […]

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A real Hello Kitty +

If you are reading this website right now, I would find it very hard for you to not know what Hello Kitty is. One could argue that it is one of the most well known Japanese brands right up there with Honda and Sony. This video has nothing to do with Hello Kitty other than […]

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Kids vs Zombies +

So, Andrea subliminally tricked me into purchasing Left 4 Dead on Steam, and I have been enjoying playing it for the past few days now. Funnily enough, I have to play Louis everytime I play online because well… my real name is Louis and I’m African-American. You may be wondering what zombies have to do […]

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Ichi the Killer Bento +

Gore movies are one of my many favorites from Japan. The last one I watched was Tokyo Gore Police a few months ago. What can I say about that besides it was unbelievably gory… As for the actual story, I think I could of written something better as weekend homework in the 4th grade. But […]

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Naoto Fukasawa’s Fruit Juice +

They say that the way food or drinks look plays a major influence on how well we like it. I would have to agree. These are some awesome fruit juice packaging from Industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa. Looking at the strawberry box, it looks as if the packaging may even feel like the specific fruit it […]

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Mini Nikon SLR in Japanese candy +

Gilco is one of Japan’s oldest candy companies, and is home to the popular Glico caramel candy as well as the legendary Pocky. For about 80 years now, inside the Glico caramel candy boxes there is a small toy called “Omake of Glico” (Small gift of Glico). It started off as little toys kids would […]

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Space Invaders Bank +

Tomy has done it again. If you are old enough to remember space invaders, this functioning bank will trigger your nostalgia reflex. Personally I remember the game, but I’m too young to remember the actual table. We did have a functioning Atari when I was a child though. Ah. Memories.

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Bullet Train vs Car +

Nissan GTR R35 Silver

During my visit to the UK in 2003, I discovered so much I like about that country. I was instantly attracted to the music like UK Grime, and Bhangra due to the clever lyrics and strong, unique beats. Food-wise, I’m still trying to find a source of Walker’s Crisps here in the states 5 years after I returned. And the best thing about the UK is British TV. Among the great TV shows from the UK, Top Gear has to be one of my favorites.

You really don’t have to be interested in cars to find Top Gear interesting. The show answers questions normal people have about really expensive super cars. Like, can a Mitsubishi EVO really beat a Lamborghini Murcielago?

While I was working on a few projects today, Travis Parsons posted a link on FriendFeed showing an interesting clip from Top Gear. Now, Top Gear’s version of a race usually involves traveling across Africa in a classic, tiny, beater, car, or racing an actual plane. So when you take a grop of crazy car enthusiast, and travel to Japan, what do you race? Of course you race the fastest moving structure in Japan… the Bullet Train.

Visit youtube for parts 2 – 4.

8 Responses to “Bullet Train vs Car”

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    Jamaican Store in Tokyo spotted in Top Gear special episode in Japan | Jamaipanese Says:

    […] otaku and Japan blogger Louis from xorsyst.com made a post called bullet train vs car a few days ago that caught. It was about a special episode of popular British car enthusiast […]

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    MoseyNo Gravatar Says:

    Darn! I watched the previous week’s TG but missed out on this one – would have been a far more interesting watch! :)

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    xorsystNo Gravatar Says:

    Thanks Quicksilverrz. I updated the link.

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    QuicksilverRZNo Gravatar Says:

    ah you should have posted my version of the video. its higher quality and cut better :\

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=RZdd3jFMG1U

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    JamaipaneseNo Gravatar Says:

    great episode. enjoyed every minute….ooh shit it’s my lunch break…i’ve yet to eat lunch!

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    Al-sanNo Gravatar Says:

    I would have totally raced that train if I was there. I do stuff like that over in my town. In my free time, its how I roll.

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    AdunNo Gravatar Says:

    I saw that episode earlier this week. I’m considering driving out to where that Buddha statue is since it doesn’t seem all that far.

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    AdamNo Gravatar Says:

    Ah, I saw this episode myself on British TV last Sunday. Easily my favourite TopGear episode so far.

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