What Does Japan Think of American Cops?
There’s a funny image that’s been circling the internet ever since I gained access to the internet in the late 1990s of an American policeman surrounded by an absurd amount of fast food. There’s also Japanese text all over the place, like it’s a magazine cover or something. I always assumed the image was a fake, like “haha American cops are lazy and fat”. But it turns out, that magazine is real. And it’s incredible.
The magazine isn’t making fun of American cops at all. In fact, it’s a fanzine! This is Wild Mook issue #44, released in 1980. The Wild Mook magazine focuses on lots of different stuff, mostly military. I found issues on eBay about the US Navy, Japanese model airplanes, military combat suits from around the world, and weapons from the Imperial Japanese Army. But this police one is great. Take a look inside:
If you ever have the opportunity to buy this issue, get it! The magazine is very thick and every page is fascinating.
5 thoughts on “What Does Japan Think of American Cops?”
‘The magazine is very thick…’
Just like the cop on the cover?
…I’m sorry, that was bad, I’ll see myself out.
The cover does make one wonder what in the world Carl’s Jr. sold as a beverage to warrant that kind of detour on a McDonald’s food run. ^_~
As if three drinks wasn’t enough, he also brought in a can of root beer.
I feel bad that he doesn’t have a larger watch.
So what’s the explanation for the cover? Besides being excellent, of course.