Sunday, May 03, 2009

Super Happy Starburst Fun Fun Time


The first car I owned was my favorite car I've ever owned. It was tiny, brown, had red hubcaps and white-walled tires. It even shot starbursts out of the exhaust, daaaayyyyuummm that was cool!

I was living in Japan at the time, and I didn't even know it, but I had been chosen to appear as a contestant on a Japanese game show. It was called 'Wow Wow Super Happy Fun In Your Earball Happy Time.' I didn't speak any Japanese, but no matter, when I was chosen to appear as a contestant for this show, I couldn't say no!

The premise of the show was pretty interesting and challenging. Each contestant was given 100 pounds of 5 drugs, namely heroin, morphine, cocaine, LSD, and marijuana. With these drugs, we were given a 3 hour window to sell them, we could choose any location we wanted, have friends or associates help us, plus use any method of transportation we wanted. Whoever made the most money off of selling these drugs in the 3 hour time window was the winner. The winner of what you might be asking?! Well, the winner of what this whole story is about, a little brown car with red hubcaps and white-walled tires and an exhaust that shot out starbursts of course!!!

You know how the show went, since I ended up with the car. I had made the most money off of selling the drugs I was given, and I was prouder than proud could be.

The sad thing about this story is that during the contest one of the other contestants was caught selling the drugs by an FBI agent working undercover in the Japanese prefecture of Ninomiya. Said contestant was promptly extradited to Abu Ghraib where he enjoyed several productive years, getting to take stretching classes, lessons in electricity, and fascinating lessons in agitated dog behavior.

Anyways, I ended up with the car, so that was cool.

13 comments:

laura b. said...

I find myself torn, Sebastien. I want to go to Japan and win a car like that. Yet I know in my heart that I would end up being the one getting the supplementary educational courses. Guess I better just stick with my Cavalier...and no star exhaust :-(

People in the Sun said...

Mine was a small Mazda. A lot of smoke came out of the pipe. It had only three rims. Other than that, we have very similar stories. Oh, it was black, not brown. Only AM radio. It lasted a month. I miss it.

Sebastien said...

Laura: But don't those courses sound fun :) you've gotta take the chance and win a car with star exhaust!!!

People in the Sun: I can help you get that ticket for Japan so we can hook you up with a star exhaust car, hehe...

Tara said...

That's what's wrong with the environment today. More cars should run on starbursts than gasoline. People would be happier too!

daffy said...

Starbursts! Now I would swap my fancy alloys and heated seats for that little extra. (Heated seats not always a good idea if you need a wee though... just thought I'd pass on that handy tip....)

MrManuel said...

I want on that show...

Sebastien said...

Tara: Morale would certainly increase!

Mrmanuel: I am booking you a ticket now :)

Zhu said...

Man, I know so little about Japan AND cars!

Like I had no idea they had such fun game shows. Cops, American Most Wanted and American Idols suck in comparison. Did you have a language barrier when selling drugs? I hope not.

And, I have never seen stars coming out of the exhaust. Must be my car. Old model.

Pod said...

well, as luck would have it, i'm just off to Europe, where the coveted stuffed weasel comes from, so if i see it, i'll grab it for you
;0)

sammy said...

is there a game show there that gives away cars that shoots smiley faces instead of exhaust to the person who can drink the most tequila in a 3 hour period?

Sebastien said...

Zhu: The language barrier was a little tricky, but they understood most of my sign language.

Pod: AWESOME!!!

Sammy: You know, I may heard of a show like that, takes place in Poland :)

WAT said...

I cannot believe u have returned! JOY! WOW! I was going through old blog posts and ran into some of the comments u left me and got curious and here I am, and the rest is history!

WELCOME BACK, KOTTER!

Sebastien said...

WAT!!! thanks so much, great to hear from you!