Remember when Conan O’Brien mentioned Tokyo sandblaster and sent the internet into a tizzy trying to figure out what it was? Well, in last night’s episode of Two and a Half Men, Charlie Sheen mentioned Japanese rain goggles and the internet is on fire trying to figure out what they are. Any ideas?
Me neither. Some obscure sexual reference, actual goggles or something else? Regardless, the producers of the show are giving it some much needed publicity. By confusing viewers with the mention of Japanese rain goggles, they’ve all hit Google in an attempt to get some answers–but to no avail. I’m not a fan of Charlie Sheen, but I want to know what Japanese rain goggles are dang it!
According to Google, Japanese rain goggles do exist but Charlie Sheen might have been talking about something else….Anyway, authentic Japanese rain goggles resemble a normal pair of swimming goggles but with water between their two lenses, giving the wearer the feeling of being submerged in water just by donning them. Sounds kind of dumb, but who knows.
It seems that by mentioning Japanese rain goggles on the show, they’re serving the purpose the producers had hoped for. If you weren’t familiar with Two and a Half Men before, maybe you’ll check it out. And if you had forgotten about the show, perhaps you have renewed interest in the program. Or maybe you just want to know what Japanese rain goggles are like everyone else!