i mean can you do this?
Nippon Television’s (NTV) producers have obviously never heard of the Geneva Convention. If they had, they wouldn’t have treated poor Nasubi the way they did. They wouldn’t have stripped him naked and shut him in an apartment, alone with no food, furniture, household goods, or entertainment. They wouldn’t have kept him there for over a year until he had won $10 000 in prizes by sending in postcards to contests. They wouldn’t have cut him off from the world and they would have told him that he was on nation-wide TV.
When he arrived at the apartment, he was shown a stand full of magazines, a huge pile of postcards, and told to strip naked. The room was empty except for a cushion, a table, a small radio, a telephone, some notebooks, and a few pens. There was not a crumb of food, a square of toilet paper, or any form of entertainment. Whatever he needed, he was to win by sending thousands of postcards into contests. The producers left and Nasubi was on his own in his unique survival challenge. Imagine what was going through his mind: How am I going to eat? Why are they doing this to me? How long will it take to get out of here? He must have thought he was in a bad episode of The Prisoner.
So what was the point of the Nasubi experiment? Ostensibly, it was to test the thesis that contests had become so ubiquitous that it would be possible to live entirely on what one had won in them. This was called kensho seikatsu (Living off contests).
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My own thoughts: this. is. madness. if it were true. somehow i doubt it, i mean are Japanese really so gullible and obedient? Lets put yourself in his shoes, i think the moment they strip you you will probably just shout at them and threaten to call the police already, no? even if you don’t, there must be a limit what, since you oso donnoe you’re in a ‘show’ and i mean seriously, 1 year + of extremely poor living condition?!
plus, nothing on TV is 100% real anyways, except for the news and educational programme perhaps.
i don believe it. no way. not a bit. no human being will be stupid enough to put themselves in this sorta position without knowing anything or whats gona happen to them. obviously it was staged. but i do have to applaud this nasubi dude for being so ‘ironmen’.. going thru all this without complaining. they probably paid him billons, seeing as how popular this ‘reality’ show was. heck it would be a sin to not pay him billions.
oh yes. what do you get when you combine candid cat photos with extremely up lorry england?
lol. so cute.