Dai-Cast 070 - Thank You for Being a Friend
On this week, we’ve got a laundry list of Liquid Plumber and Vaseline, and start things off with a little anecdote about Ian’s adventures with Junior High students. Then we get a big X from the industry over Batsu punishment games on Japanese TV. But it can all be cleared up by going to a brothel together, if “Japanese Business Traditions” can be believed from the Dentsu CEO. Meanwhile, KFC beats a hasty retreat out of Japan, making room for the Mitsubishi Snackwitch, which will unfortunately not be honoured by the Nova Ex-Employee Work for Food program. Or, they could simply sign up for the Japanese millitary, for their new army of Gundams. And finally, all aboard the Yamanote Halloween Train – Controversy!
Broadcasting to you, not-quite-live from the crystal gondola in the palatial main Tiltyhouse studios in beautiful downtown Noda City Japan, for the education, elucidation, emancipation, enlightenment and mental emolument of the Nipponistic hoi-polloi.
Or in plain English, Dai-Cast is a weekly podcast highlighting recent developments in Japan and Japanese pop culture from a western perspective.
Topics Covered this Week:
- Batsu Games Get the X from the Industry - japundit.com
- Dentsu Brothel Visits - japanprobe.com
- ”Nigger in the Woodpile” in Japanese Dictionary - flickr.com
- Mitsubishi to Take Over KFC in Japan - japundit.com
- Adopt a Nova Teacher? - japanprobe.com
- Army of Gundams for Japan - dannychoo.com
- Halloween Train I - boingboing.net
- Halloween Train II - japundit.com
- Haloween Train III, Revenge of the Internet - japanprobe.com
- Beej’s Web Comic of The Week - Cigarro & Cerveja