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Man marries pillow
metro.co.uk ^ | March 9, 2010 | Tom Phillips

Posted on 03/09/2010 7:12:35 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

True love can take many forms. In this case, it has taken the form of a Korean man falling in love with, and eventually marrying, a large pillow with a picture of a woman on it.

Lee Jin-gyu fell for his 'dakimakura' - a kind of large, huggable pillow from Japan, often with a picture of a popular anime character printed on the side.

In Lee's case, his beloved pillow has an image of Fate Testarossa, from the 'magical girl' anime series Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha.

Now the 28-year-old otaku (a Japanese term that roughly translates to somewhere between 'obsessive' and 'nerd') has wed the pillow in a special ceremony, after fitting it out with a wedding dress for the service in front of a local priest. Their nuptials were eagerly chronicled by the local media.

'He is completely obsessed with this pillow and takes it everywhere,' said one friend.


(Excerpt) Read more at metro.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: culturewar; marriagelaws; marries; napl; otaku; pillow
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1 posted on 03/09/2010 7:12:35 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oooookay...


2 posted on 03/09/2010 7:13:59 PM PST by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Owl_Eagle; Sam's Army; Darksheare; pissant; najida; r-q-tek86; blackie; ...

WHAT’S NEXT INFLATABLE DOLLS.....PING!!!


3 posted on 03/09/2010 7:14:51 PM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She has quite a figure.

Are there men pillows?


4 posted on 03/09/2010 7:15:07 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: mylife

Did he date the bed sheets first?


5 posted on 03/09/2010 7:15:15 PM PST by max americana
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That is a new level of pathetic.

SnakeDoc


6 posted on 03/09/2010 7:15:28 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (The night is darkest just before the dawn, but [...] the dawn is coming. -- Harvey Dent)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would take that pillow over zero’s wookie.


7 posted on 03/09/2010 7:16:14 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Next I predict dakimakura will get a restraining order when Lee Jin-gyu starts a pillow fight.


8 posted on 03/09/2010 7:17:45 PM PST by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: max americana

Yark!


9 posted on 03/09/2010 7:18:32 PM PST by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Now the 28-year-old otaku (a Japanese term that roughly translates to somewhere between ‘obsessive’ and ‘nerd’)

Obsessive and nerd doesn’t even begin to describe this.

10 posted on 03/09/2010 7:18:52 PM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Those aren't PILLOWS!"


11 posted on 03/09/2010 7:19:00 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess he can use the carpool lane now with his wife.


12 posted on 03/09/2010 7:20:23 PM PST by Edgewood Pilot
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To: BunnySlippers

“Pillow like” but not as “fluffy”??

Is that acceptable?


13 posted on 03/09/2010 7:21:16 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Constitution Day

14 posted on 03/09/2010 7:22:16 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My wife and I have been thinking about learning Japanese, just for fun. Perhaps I should rethink that.....


15 posted on 03/09/2010 7:22:31 PM PST by Gator113 (I do not want Obama IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Very, very sad


16 posted on 03/09/2010 7:23:01 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

beyond strange


17 posted on 03/09/2010 7:24:37 PM PST by timeflies
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t even want to think about their honeymoon.


18 posted on 03/09/2010 7:26:00 PM PST by Gator113 (I do not want Obama IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The pillow is better dressed than this bride adn I bet his wedding didn’t cost 150,000.

http://tackyweddings.com/2008/10/30/outer-limits-tacky-150k-wedding-for-uk-16-year-old-girl-ugliest-dress-ever/


19 posted on 03/09/2010 7:28:24 PM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: timeflies

Have the Koreans skewed the male / female ratio by gender-specific abortion as have the Chinese?


20 posted on 03/09/2010 7:28:38 PM PST by smokinleroy (Eccl. 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: martin_fierro

Not even Epic Beard Man could straighten out this poor feller.


21 posted on 03/09/2010 7:28:54 PM PST by Constitution Day (Get over it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This story should be shown to everyone with low self-esteem.


22 posted on 03/09/2010 7:29:20 PM PST by speciallybland
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To: Free ThinkerNY

PS. The bride I posted the link to is so scantily dressed I am stunned that a church allowed her inside for the ceremony.


23 posted on 03/09/2010 7:30:10 PM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: BunnySlippers

Yes, they live in Washington DC near M street.


24 posted on 03/09/2010 7:31:10 PM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Fate Testarossa:

The guy is a pedophile!

25 posted on 03/09/2010 7:31:47 PM PST by freedumb2003 ( Tagline lost -- anyone seen it?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It won’t last.

I’ll bet she divorces him and takes all his sheet.


26 posted on 03/09/2010 7:32:30 PM PST by seowulf (Petraeus, cross the Rubicon.)
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To: SgtBob

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_doll

YEAH, BABY! See more a link above.

Commercial forms

Cheaper sex dolls are inflatable, using air. These lower price-range (less than $50) dolls are usually made of welded vinyl, and bear only a passing resemblance to women or men, but they have an artificial vagina or penis and their users are willing to overlook their shortcomings. They often burst at the seams after a few uses, although they are commonly given as gag gifts and therefore many may not use them at all.

At the middle market price-range ($100 to $200), dolls are made of heavy latex without welded seams, have plastic mannequin-style heads and styled wigs, plastic or glass eyes, and properly moulded hands and feet. Some contain water-filled body areas such as the breasts or buttocks. The manufacturing process causes most latex dolls to be delivered with a fine coating of zinc oxide covering the skin, which is usually removed by the consumer by placing the doll under the shower. Otherwise, latex is an inert and non-toxic natural material; although a tiny percentage of users may discover a latex allergy.

More expensive sex dolls ($600 to $7,000 or more) are usually made from silicone. They can be very lifelike, with face and body modelled on real people, with realistic skin material (similar to that used for movie special effects), and with realistic (or even real) hair. These dolls usually have an articulate PVC or metal skeleton with flexible joints that allows them to be positioned in a variety of positions for display and for sexual acts. Silicone sex dolls are obviously heavier than inflatable ones (which consist mostly of air), but are about half the weight of a real human of comparable size.


27 posted on 03/09/2010 7:32:35 PM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping or not


28 posted on 03/09/2010 7:33:55 PM PST by TheOldLady ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants." -- Albert Camus)
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To: Perdogg

Not knowing M Street, I shudder to think it might be like Santa Monica Blvd. out here!


29 posted on 03/09/2010 7:33:56 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers
You sound like you want to meet a real man anyway. ;)
30 posted on 03/09/2010 7:35:20 PM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: kalee

Her dress looks just fine .... for the Honeymoon night..


31 posted on 03/09/2010 7:38:10 PM PST by 2111USMC
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To: freedumb2003
The guy is a pedophile!

You know that's not a girl, its a cartoon character.

32 posted on 03/09/2010 7:38:24 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: outhousepatrol

There was a young man name Gene
Who invented a sex machine
Concave or convex
It fit either sex
And was very simple to clean


33 posted on 03/09/2010 7:38:41 PM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Inter-racial marriages are frowned upon in Korea.


34 posted on 03/09/2010 7:38:42 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Perdogg

::: blush :::


35 posted on 03/09/2010 7:39:27 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: outhousepatrol

Ding, dangit! I was apostin’ ta BunnySlippers.


36 posted on 03/09/2010 7:39:29 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Surely now we can withdraw our troops from S Korea? After all, who wants to be the last soldier to be deployed overseas for...a pillow?


37 posted on 03/09/2010 7:40:20 PM PST by rotstan
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I wonder what the children will look like.


38 posted on 03/09/2010 7:40:24 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: mylife

Wakari, ne?


39 posted on 03/09/2010 7:41:07 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What can you say? He loves a good bleached blonde in satin.


40 posted on 03/09/2010 7:41:44 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll bet they don’t get out of the bed their whole honeymoon.


41 posted on 03/09/2010 7:43:17 PM PST by twhitak
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To: twhitak

Nights in white satin, never reaching the end,
Letters I’ve written, never meaning to send.
Beauty I’d always missed with these eyes before.
Just what the truth is, I can’t say anymore.

‘Cos I love you, yes I love you, oh how I love you.


42 posted on 03/09/2010 7:48:44 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: BunnySlippers
"Are there men pillows?"

Yes! I present to you the Man Arm Pillow made in Japan.


Boyfriend pillow for Japan singles
Women snuggle up with 'Boyfriend's Arm'


Here is a Woman's Lap pillow for men.


Japanese 'lap pillow' offers solace to lonely men

43 posted on 03/09/2010 7:50:17 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The Japanese are so fun!


44 posted on 03/09/2010 7:51:07 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m speechless. And thats not easy for me.


45 posted on 03/09/2010 7:51:59 PM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: max americana

I don’t know but if they get into a spat, could it be called a “pillow fight”?


46 posted on 03/09/2010 7:53:20 PM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY


47 posted on 03/09/2010 7:54:59 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I saw some weird **** in Japan


48 posted on 03/09/2010 8:01:37 PM PST by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: kalee; stylecouncilor

Wow that was like looking at another universe.


49 posted on 03/09/2010 8:28:49 PM PST by windcliff
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To: mylife

How long before this guy becomes one of Obama’s Czars. Sounds like he would fit right in with the rest of the flakes.


50 posted on 03/09/2010 8:29:50 PM PST by fourmation599 (Obama: Hope and Change? More like Taxes and Treason!)
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