Sunday, July 8, 2012

(Humor) Jellyfish Protesting Against Ooi Nuclear Power Plant Restart


This is so cute it warrants a own post.

Jellyfish protesting against Ooi Nuclear Power Plant restart. "Saikado Hantai, Saikado Hantai..." Notice the nice fade effect on the words.


For a slightly more serious (not by much) response to the protesting jellyfish from the senior vice minister on site, see my previous post.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Title has a funny typo :)

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

LOL. I'm Japanese, and there is no difference between "l" and "r"...

Greyhawk said...

Earth Mother is trying to tell us something.

m a x l i said...

Looks exactly the same as the crowd of umbrellas in rainy tokyo last friday. Jellyfish has great potential to become the anti-nuclear movement's new ally and mascot.

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

@maxli, LOL. Great idea. I like that much better than the silly "hydrangea revolution" naming, which smells like Dentsu or Hakuhodo job.

m a x l i said...

@areva-vampire (sorry! just teasing).
I don't know what a "hydrangea" is and probably never will find out for the rest of my life and feel a bit excluded, when clever people use names like that. On the other hand every child knows what a jellyfish is, everyone can connect to that. And jellyfish has demonstrated again and again, it want's to be our ally.

Unfortunately my knowledge of Japanese is zero. Wikipedia tells me you are talking about advertisement agencies - I think I roughly get what you mean.

By the way: I vaguely remember a jellyfish researcher predicting, in future we will have less fish and more jellyfish in our oceans thanks to global warming and therefore warmer oceans (something like that). Maybe it's not random that we hear so often about jellyfish clogging nuclear power stations. The warm water nuclear reactors produce could be a preferred habitat for jellyfish. Maybe they even actively swim towards the source of the warmth? Who knows?

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

Sorry, Maxli, for not making it clear. Some people are calling this anti-nuclear movement in Japan "Hydrangea Revolution" - hydrangea is a flower for June, in Japan's rainy season. Much like "Jasmine Revolution" name put by the western media (mostly) on the Tunisian uprising and successive uprisings in other Arab countries, but never stuck. Local people almost completely ignored the moniker.

There are some rumors that sudden appearance of this strange name "Hydrangea Revolution" in Japan is the work of Japan's top PR and ad agencies called Dentsu or Hakuhodo. It doesn't signify anything for anyone except it may be a cute idea. I personally detest the naming, particularly when the protests haven't made any significant dent on anything yet. It doesn't mean a thing for me, and it just show how gullible many Japanese still are.

I like your jellyfish mascot so much better.

Greyhawk said...

Dose this mean jellyfish are more intelligent than the business and government leaders in Japan?

m a x l i said...

@arevamirpal
Thanks for explaining! By "clever people" I meant those who came up with the "hydrangea" name - in case you thought I meant you. I already knew it was some kind of plant, but didn't care to find out what plant exactly. I thought it to be meaningless - just a random name like any other. It seems we agree here.

I am honoured you like my jellyfish-mascot idea.

I hate the reference to the Jasmine Revolution, because it sounds like tanks on the streets, violence and bloodshed needs to be a part of it. I hope not to see any of this in Japan. So far I am impressed by the japanese protesters. I'm hopeful the numbers will become more powerful and everything stays peaceful and civilised. That is what the tepgovs fear the most (no reason to shoot back and cameras everywhere) and will force them to step down, shut down and shut up. That is how the East Germans and Czechs did it. Now, I tell you a secret: It will be always something stupid some government figure does or says, which will bring more people on the street from week to week.

Saikado Hantai! Go, Jellyfish, go! Wir sind das Volk!

Anonymous said...

When I was following Tunisian, Egyptian, Libyan uprisings, hardly anyone on the street was talking about "Jasmine Revolution". It was 100% branding effort by the media. Much like those "colored revolutions".

flyingcuttlefish said...

TODAY - The jellyfish (killer jellyfish!) invaded South Korea!
Probably they are Japanese soccer team fans!

http://wp.me/pA5vn-29O

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