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My life is over!

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Today’s fun from goo Ranking is a look at what moments make Japanese think their life is over. Note that the answers include actual experiences and imagined but dreaded events.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 25th and 27th of March 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I can relate to Q3 – I’ve got a number of secrets in my past that will stay there! As usual, there seems far more unfaithfulness-related answers than I feel is right!
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Childhood memories of found dirty mags

goo Ranking recently had a survey on where people found porno magazines when they were boys.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 7th and 10th of April 2015 250 male members of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

Where “Blick am Abend” belongs.

This is perhaps an experience kids today will not have – perhaps the nearest will be finding an open proxy to get around a smartphone or school blocking program!

And I found mine in 1 and 4, since you ask.
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Which acts should open the Tokyo Olympics?

There’s still five years to go, so no doubt this topic will appear again a good number of times, so here goes with the first look at what acts people want to see at the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where on the 17th of February 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I cannot argue with the top two; Sakamoto will bring some class, and Southern All Stars are a great band for live events, but my personal choice is not there, perhaps due to them not being singers, the Yoshida Brothers:

And an appearance from World Order would not be amiss:

Who would you pick?
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Totes delish scoff LOL: when schadenfreude tastes sweetest for Japanese

Much like English, Japanese has imported the German word for the joy in the misfortunes of other, but this survey from goo Research used the internet slang for this, 「メシウマwww」, approximately “totes delish scoff LOL!”, to find out what tales of woe Japanese take pleasure from hearing.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 11th and 16th of March 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

Mr. Schadenfreude by “Roger Hargreaves”

My little bit of schadenfreude is fed by following Buttcoin on reddit and reading the tales of woe regarding people’s losses with their internet funny money.
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Top Japanese web site annoyances

goo Ranking took a look at what things on web sites annoy people.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 10th and 12th of February 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

Most of the moans seem to be related to adverts; I have various adverts here, so I hope few of these annoyances appear here. If they do annoy you, or if other aspects of this site do, please let me know in this thread.

I’m not sure the best way to illustrate an advertisement. Maybe I’ll skip a picture today to give my own advertising more space?
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Things that annoy Japanese at cherry blossom viewings

A very appropriate survey here, a look at what things at cherry blossom viewing annoy people.

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Demographics

Between the 18th and 26th of March 2015, 385 members of the goo Ranking web site completed a web-based questionnaire. No demographics were provided.

I took the photos with this article, from a river just five minutes walk from my house. The weather was a little overcast, and the best of the season has passed, but it was good enough for me. However, at the same time there was a YouTube party at Yoyogi Park which I should have gone to, although by the looks of things not much flower viewing was done…

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What makes people think someone might be an otaku

goo Ranking recently published a look at what makes people think someone might be an otaku, a geek/nerd too interested in games or anime.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 10th and 12th of February 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

Spot the otaku in this group!

sleep, PSP, DS, DS, sleep

Number 4 doesn’t really make sense to me, although I suspect it might be related to the manga genre BL, Boys Love and givers and receivers… Perhaps some otaku readers can help me out!

Number 13 might refer to this story, as I believe the special offer packets were limited to convenience stores.

For 16, what is the secret behind blue vinyl bags?
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Bad stuff that happens at Rakuten

This survey was conducted over six months ago, but only appeared this week, a look by goo Ranking at typical happenings at the net shopping site Rakuten.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 18th and 20th of August 2014 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I avoid Rakuten myself, mainly due to all the rumours I hear about being spammed to death every time you go shopping.
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Dodgy health techniques

goo Ranking looked at what healthy living methods do Japanese feel doubtful about the effectiveness of.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 16th and 20th of January 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I don’t know what that number 4 is all about, and I certainly don’t want to find out, although I suspect it might be related to kombucha:

Kombucha SCOBY
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Fifteen secrets about Funassyi

Fresh from his appearance at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, goo Ranking revealed fifteen secrets on Funassyi, the hyperactive pear fairy from Funabashi in Chiba.

Let’s skip the usual demographics and get to the secrets revealed by Funassyi’s own words:

Rank Secret
15 Funassyi’s rival is Rob Halford, lead singer of Judas Priest
14 The first CD Funassyi bought was Deep Purple’s Machine Head
13 Funassyi is a miraculous Pear Fairy that appears only once every 2000 years
11= Funassyi skived off morning school lessons to eat Mos Burger
11= Funassyi loves peaches, meat, pears, and wood lice; hates mozuku seaweed
10 Funassyi was born on the Fourth of July 138 AD
9 Funassyi’s parents are ordinary pear trees
8 Funassyi secretly had a pet mamushi snake as a child, but Funassyi’s parents got angry when they found out
7 Funassyi’s apartment is infested with cockroaches and mice
6 The whites of Funassyi’s eyes became grey when Funassyi appeared in the human world
5 Funassyi’s real name is Funadius IV
4 Funassyi has a total of 274 brothers and sisters
3 Funassyi has a habit of lying; 27.4% of Funassyi’s statements are untrue
2 Funassyi’s blue bottom half is not clothes, but a tattoo
1 The red bit in Funassyi’s stomach is not a ribbon but spurting blood
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