poohcarrot wrote:*Oh God! He's off about Japan again!*
In Japan the internet cafe's are slightly different to how you know them. It costs 3 pounds an hour and you get your own little room with vibrating massage chair, computer, Playstation (games are free), TV and DVD (DVDs are free), you can smoke, drink unlimited coffee/soft drinks, get porno channels (though for some reason all pubic hair has those little squares so you can't see unless you squint - allegedly) and has a shower.
People actually live in these internet cafes coz it's cheaper than a hotel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manga_cafe
I saw a Discovery Channel show about the making of Japanese porn, they have to wear special sticky pads where the HOO HOO and HA HA are located and no penetration is allowed by law in them. Quite fascinating really, there are different morals for each society and each has it's own laws, though the US is pretty darned open about Everything, Gah. It boggles the mind sometimes.
I also saw a show on there about the "tube" hotels? I think that is what they are called... they look like a honeycomb, there is a tube, about 6 feet in length with around a 4 ft diameter space, with little cubicles and spaces for your "needs" and light to read by. It was supposed to be for overnight waits between plane rides or trains or whatever transport. I found that utterly fascinating, especially due to the extremely low cost, and how many of the blasted things they could fit on/in a wall.
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.