Feeds

Swedes mash Japanese pop pineapple

Malmö video shoot ends in human piña colada

Eight steps to building an HP BladeSystem

We're obliged to all of you who follow El Reg's world-beating improbable Swedish news for pointing us in the direction of the shock case of the Japanese pop pineapple who was over the weekend beaten and relieved of 20,000 kronor (£1,680-ish or ¥252,167) worth of camera kit.

No laughing matter, we know, and certainly not for Hideki Kaji, who's apparently notable for "a particular fondness for the Scandinavian countries", as Swedish rag Sydsvenskan put it, and was in Malmö on Saturday shooting a vid for his latest ditty.

He unwisely chose the "Kroksbäck area"* of the city for this contribution to international musical culture and "when the film team took a break and the cameramen left the site to photograph their children who had also accompanied the team [Kaji] was left to guard the equipment, dressed as a pineapple".

Mattias Attin of Malmö police confirmed: "Three men then walked towards him, beat him up and robbed him. He was hit so hard that he lost a filling. He then passed out."

Coppers as of yesterday had been "unable to apprehend anyone in connection with the attack".

In case you're wondering, Kaji's previous Nippo-Scandie fusions include: My Favourite Tofflor, Suddenly Sibylla and Ramlösa. We doubt if he'll be adding Rupert Holmes's legendary If You Like Pina [sic] Coladas to his repertoire in the near future. ®

Bootnote

*A mean streets barrio notorious for its aggressive attitude towards pineapples, guavas, jojobas and in fact anything not heavily featuring pickled herring and vodka. Exotic fruit imitators consider yourselves warned.

Oh yes, 15 minutes of fame to Mike Bonner for being one of those who tipped us off about the mashed Japanese pineapple. Keep 'em coming.

Reducing security risks from open source software

More from The Register

next story
Delaware pair nabbed for getting saucy atop Mexican eatery
Burrito meets soft taco in alleged rooftop romp outrage
Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files
Printable genitalia fall foul of 'obscene material' laws
Brit Rockall adventurer poised to quit islet
Occupation records broken, champagne corks popped
Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil
'Midas World' vision suggests you retire later, watch more tellie and buy more stuff
Apple: No, China. iPhone is NOT public enemy number 1
Beijing fears it could beam secrets back to America
Canuck reader threatens suicide over exact dimensions of SPAAAACE!
How many As? Reg hack's writing cops a shoeing
Accused! Yahoo! exec! SUES! her! accuser!, says! sex! harassment! never! happened!
Allegations were for 'financial gain', countersuit claims
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.