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Jii! Jii! USB!
September 5, 2013 3:11 AM   Subscribe

Lighters never looked so cute.
posted by mippy (17 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
They still don't.
posted by popcassady at 3:30 AM on September 5, 2013


Well I'm sold.
posted by Enki at 4:28 AM on September 5, 2013


Is this as awesome with the original soundtrack as it is with the sound off and the first movement of Glenn Branca's Symphony No. 2 (The Peak of the Sacred) playing full blast? Because it was borderline hallucinatory when I watched it that way.
posted by ardgedee at 4:28 AM on September 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oddly, this seems like it's even more single-purpose than an ordinary lighter. A butane lighter makes an actual flame that I can use for all sorts of things (okay, mostly arson-related things, but still), whereas the Jii's heated coil is pretty much just for sticking the end of a cigarette into.
posted by Strange Interlude at 4:44 AM on September 5, 2013


Surgeon General Warning: if you are not into that kind of thing, close the window as soon as you decide it is that kind of thing. If you are unable to pry yourself from the monitor, do not apply bleach to your eyes afterwards. Use alcohol generously instead, applied internally.
posted by hat_eater at 4:44 AM on September 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid you'll have to buy me.

600円(税込)送料別
posted by 23 at 5:00 AM on September 5, 2013


Worth it for "I love you .... ess bee".
posted by idiopath at 5:16 AM on September 5, 2013


This is to sell lighters to 7-year-olds, right?
posted by pracowity at 5:30 AM on September 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


For some reason I read the headline as (emph added): Lightsabers never looked so cute. And man was I ready for some cute lightsaber action! Good news is that I was only a little disappointed.
posted by bfootdav at 5:53 AM on September 5, 2013


I'm uncomfortable with the number of times Jii showed me its taint.
posted by chrominance at 6:12 AM on September 5, 2013 [3 favorites]


Whoa.
posted by ph00dz at 6:18 AM on September 5, 2013


Kind of got a date-rapey vibe from that lighter...
posted by Thoth at 7:15 AM on September 5, 2013


From the comments:

Lyrics

In this secluded laboratory, a new hero is born..
Jii.....Jii... ("Jii" is the sound electricity makes in Japanese, so when they say Jii they're basically saying "Zap". It's also how they say English letter "G")
Ok, let's go! A B D E F Jii I'm the lighter of the future Jii Jii Jii O P Q R S T USB USB Lighter Jii Jii Jii

Zap zap zap crackle crackle puff puff
Zap zap zap crackle crackle puff puff
I've lit up lots [of cigarettes], I'm so tired now
Take my pants off, and have a sleep in the USB port
Wow now I'm refreshed. Slide to start my fire
Wind is no problem, I'm the invincible lighter Jii
I want to do it with everyone!! A B D D E F Jii I'm the lighter of the future Jii Jii Jii O P Q R S T USB USB Lighter Jii Jii Jii
Zap zap zap crackle crackle puff puff
Zap zap zap crackle crackle puff puff

You're just a disposable, i'm throwing you away
Wait Matchi-ko! [yes, it's a match gag]
"I'm different!"
"Oh, flowers?!"
As many times as you like, you can keep recharging me until I warm [set fire to] your heart
Oh, wonderful!!
I'm kind to the environment Jii A B D D E F Jii I'm the lighter of the future Jii Jii Jii O P Q R S T USB USB Lighter Jii Jii Jii Jii Jii Jii
(Not sure if didn't just raise more questions than it answered..)
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 7:25 AM on September 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ohh it's just a little kanthal coil on a battery, they actually work pretty great as lighters - I've drunkenly lit a friend's cigarette using the coil in one of my e-cig's atomizers. It's basically the same setup but cheaper and with a smaller battery. Which means this lighter might have a secondary market as a dirt cheap, ready to go hash oil vaporizer.
posted by jason_steakums at 7:45 AM on September 5, 2013


Join me or die! Can you do any less?
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:25 AM on September 5, 2013


it's for the jijis who sit at their shit salaryman job and go into the smoking room every half hour with their shitty usb lighter they leave plugged into their crappy work computer
posted by dubitable at 8:27 AM on September 5, 2013


Still an Oh Jii. USB 1.0 in da hizouse!
posted by Chuffy at 4:51 PM on September 5, 2013


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