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Insanely Inane Thoughts

If fate doesn't make you laugh, you just don't get the joke.

Hair today, hair tomorrow

In India, people say 'Bacche bahgwan ke roop hote hain' (kids are like God)
In Japan, people say 'Bacche shaitan ke rrop hote hain' (yadi yadi yada Devil)

Why do I say that? Read on.
Even if you don't want to know why, read on.

If movies like ‘Ringu’ and ‘Ju-on: The Grudge’ are any indications of Japanese culture, I would have to say that they hate kids and love long hair.

Both the movies have kids as the spooky protagonists and the kids always have long hair. In fact, you can also add ‘Dark Water’ to the mix and still get the same result.

Of course, Hollywood has adapted these ideas to hit box-office gold, one might even say that Americans love to see kids with long hair and an absent sense of dental hygiene.

Another startling observation I’ve made is that Japanese ghosts love to talk. They make calls from wells and attics and warn their victims of their impending death. The victims, almost always dumb, skim over such warnings and run over to the spook’s house for a house-warming ceremony. On seeing the spooks, they end up dehydrated with the frozen look of surprise that they were actually killed.

Ghosts can be mean sometimes.

Also, since it rains so bloody much in Japan, water is an integral part of such movies. The ghosts hide in wells, live in an apartment with no plumbing or laze around in a clogged bathtub. No wonder they like to give their human counterparts the ‘in-look’ amongst ghosts.

I almost forgot to touch upon the hair bit. I do not know if premature balding is prevalent amongst Asians because never have I seen such an obsession with long, matted hair on ghosts. Why can’t they have a crew cut? Or they could have a bad-ass bald look. Imagine Samaara (of Ring fame) coming out of the TV with no hair. What an impact she would have made. It does make for an hair-raising watch, but I think it’s a little too much.
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