While we here in the States were ‘rockin’ out 2006 with Ryan Seacrest and the hideous zombie corpse of Dick Clark*, our friends over in the great land of Japan were kicking in the new year in a manner all their own. Where we got crappy Broadway ‘stars’ and Meat Loaf, Japan had a clown haired dance fiend who led a couple dozen dancers in a bizarre routine that culminating everyone getting topless.
Read that sentence again, I’ll wait.
Okay, so maybe it wasn’t actually topless. More like anatomically correct bodysuits wore by hot Japanese fly girls, but you’d be forgiven for thinking that NHK decided to give a hearty ‘up yours’ to CBS’s Super Bowl fiasco from a few years back. Man, American television just sucks.
*Seriously, folks. It’s time to let Dick Clark rest. I mean, look at the guy! Jeez. You’d think being 1000 years old and recently suffering a stroke would be enough to free him from his demonic duties as America’s oldest teenager.