Tuesday, July 10, 2007

More to milk than meets the eye

You’d be forgiven for thinking this is just an ordinary carton of milk. After all, there’s nothing about its plain exterior that suggests it has a deviant side.

But if you turn the carton around, you’re in for a surprise.

Each carton features a different comic strip. Some are corny. Some are cute. And some are downright dirty. Like this one. Let’s take a closer look.

In the first panel, we see an old man drinking milk in his underwear while a young boy looks on. “My clothes were chafing me.”

In the second panel, the boy is rubbing his nipple and blushing. “Milk makes me feel funny.”

In the third panel, grandpa is grabbing his crotch. “Yeah! Milk is good for your bones!”

In the last panel, a mysterious woman suddenly appears on the scene. The boys drop the homoerotic hijinks and pretend they’ve been innocently drinking milk all along.

Things in Japan are so much fun when you don’t understand what’s going on.*

*Okay. A friend of mine translated the comic strip for me. Turns out it’s not dirty at all. The old man and his grandson are simply having fun demonstrating the incorrect way to drink milk after a bath (apparently, nipple rubbing and crotch grabbing are out). The correct posture is to put one hand on your hip and tilt your head back, as demonstrated in the last panel. I like my version better.

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