Wow this is actually a great idea to reduce world waste considering how many plastic lighters are thrown away. I would consider buying one.Doesn't change the fact that its a weird ass commercial though
The USB part... I feel violated.
Damn, Japanese laptops have a bunch of USB ports! I want one! Probably good considering I am sure there are a long line of crazy ass products that are USB powered in Japan.
WTF? A B C D E F Jii??? English is hard enough for the Japanese, let's not mess with the fundamental order of the alphabet as well.
In my head... This song this music still in my mind..since 3 days.
That lighter sounds suspiciously like Homestar Runner.
Few people know this, but Homestar Runner also has a USB port hidden in his crotch. To the best of my knowledge his mouth doesn't light things on fire though.
I would hope/expect that the designers of this product realize that "Ji" (without the vowel sound 'held') is (among a few other things) the Japanese word for "hemorrhoids." Would it be embarrassing for a Japanese guy to walk into a drug store and tell the clerk that he wants "Jii" ?Is this lighter available as a suppository ?Can the average Japanese person readily tell the difference between a spoken "Ji" versus "Jii" ?Hopefully they won't name the US version (if it ever exists) "HemorrhoidZZ" in an attempt to translate the name of the product.Incidentally, there already appears to be a sort of "clone" of this product on Deal Extreme (drop-shipped from China):http://dx.com/p/silfa-dh002-usb-rechargeable-lighter-white-242934(I don't work for dx; just thought I'd do a search and see if a similar product existed)
I just realized-- the suppository version should be called "Preparation Jii"
I just got back from Japan. I made sure to pick one of these up. It's not great quality, nor is it original. There are a ton of USB electric lighters there. However this one does have the best marketing.
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