Thursday, May 12, 2011

Testicular Fortitude

In case this morning’s post didn’t provide you with enough scrotumnal fun, a comment on that post offers some additional wonderment in the form of this clip from the 1994 movie Pom Poko.

What’s most notable about this movie, as the commenter points out, is that it was released in the U.S. with the flinging, swinging ballsacks intact — and the film was distributed Disney, no less. It’s not surprising when you consider that DIsney has happily translated the other Studio Ghibli movies for American audiences — Ponyo, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, others — but I’m baffled as to why anyone thought referred to the scrotums only as “pouches” made it okay. I mean, a scrotum is a pouch, technically speaking. I don’t know what else scrotums could be called, exactly, but I can’t imagine pouch was the best alternative.

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