Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Weird Shit of the Day: Man Marries Pillow

I'm so totally not kidding. This guy married his fucking pillow. Yeah, I know what you're thinking, but the fact of the matter is he really did it. He. Married. A. Pillow. Granted, it had a picture of a real woman's face on it, but I just can't wrap my head around the fact that he married something that most sane people use to comfortably prop their heads up with when they sleep. Have a gander:
True love can take many forms. In this case, it has taken the form of a Korean man falling in love with, and eventually marrying, a large pillow with a picture of a woman on it.

Lee Jin-gyu fell for his 'dakimakura' - a kind of large, huggable pillow from Japan, often with a picture of a popular anime character printed on the side.

In Lee's case, his beloved pillow has an image of Fate Te More..starossa, from the 'magical girl' anime series Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha.

Now the 28-year-old otaku (a Japanese term that roughly translates to somewhere between 'obsessive' and 'nerd') has wed the pillow in a special ceremony, after fitting it out with a wedding dress for the service in front of a local priest. Their nuptials were eagerly chronicled by the local media.

'He is completely obsessed with this pillow and takes it everywhere,' said one friend.

'They go out to the park or the funfair where it will go on all the rides with him. Then when he goes out to eat he takes it with him and it gets its own seat and its own meal,' they added.

The pillow marriage is not the first similarly-themed unusual marriage in recent times - it comes after a Japanese otaku married his virtual girlfriend Nene Anegasaki, a character who only exists in the Nintendo DS game Love Plus, last November.
I'm not even going to comment on this ridiculous nonsense; just read the story above and let the weird molest your gray matter.


  1. I guess you could say he has in duck-down-syndrome...get it?....yeah I thought it was pretty clever to ;)