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Bearcat
12-21-2004, 11:31 AM
:spock:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6717610/



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Japanese 'lap pillow' offers solace to lonely men
$90 pillow comes with one red and one black skirt

TOKYO - Single or lonely Japanese men may get lucky this Christmas.

One popular item for holiday shoppers is the “lap pillow,” with skin-coloured polyurethene calves folded under soft thighs -- a comfy cushion for napping, reading or watching television.The 9,429 yen ($90) pillow, which comes with one red and one black skirt, went on sale in late November and maker Trane Co Ltd says shipments have reached 3,000 in just a few weeks.
“We created this item to help tired people relax,” said Makoto Igarashi, Trane’s managing director.

Care was taken with details such as the softness of the thighs, panty lines on the pillow’s “backside” and wrinkles in the lap of the skirt so as to make the pillow look and feel as real as possible.

“We thought our main customers would be men in their 20s, but even men in their 60s are buying it,” Igarashi said.

At stores, lap pillows gather crowds where people poke and pry at the foam legs.

“I think this may be good for single men, but it could cause trouble for someone who is married,” said Shingo Shibata, a 27-year-old company employee browsing at a toy store which sells the pillow.

Miles
12-21-2004, 11:36 AM
They sell these things at toy stores?

ENDelt260
12-21-2004, 11:53 AM
Ninety f*cking dollars?

Marco Polo
12-21-2004, 12:00 PM
$90?! Good lord that's a lot of $$! I best get some sucky-sucky wit dat!

Cochise
12-21-2004, 12:04 PM
Everything in Japan is expensive.

MichaelH
12-21-2004, 12:09 PM
Everything in Japan is expensive.


And a bit odd too.

Mr. Kotter
12-21-2004, 12:11 PM
Makes you wonder what a lap dance in Tokyo costs.... :hmmm:

Earthling
12-21-2004, 12:11 PM
All it did for me was make my head ache...

Marco Polo
12-21-2004, 12:16 PM
Is it just me or isn't that just a cheap blow-up doll?

ENDelt260
12-21-2004, 12:35 PM
Notre Dame - The Michael Jackson of College Football

Did I miss out on the ND football program child molestation story?

ChiefsFire
12-21-2004, 12:37 PM
lets see whats under the skirt......

Rain Man
12-21-2004, 02:31 PM
lets see whats under the skirt......


That's the key. It may well be worth the $90, assuming it's washable.

Mr. Christopher
12-21-2004, 02:38 PM
Damn! It'll never get here in time for Christmas!!!

Braincase
12-21-2004, 02:44 PM
And I'm in Japan next month... W00T!

FloridaChief
12-21-2004, 03:02 PM
Everything in Japan is expensive.

Actually, used cars are ridiculously cheap...