Ep 163: Minced Beef With Bread To Go Aug. 19, 2009

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Shownotes


Doug is worried about his appointment to see the death panel and relates his fun times with some Twitter freaks.


The scandal du jour in Japan is the arrest of popular actress Noriko Sakai and her estranged husband after she had gone on the lam.



The new and somewhat complicated jury system has been launched in Japan and has the first trial under its belt.


Big news from North Korea! The nation's very first fast food joint has opened, but you can't order ...



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Shownotes


Doug is worried about his appointment to see the death panel and relates his fun times with some Twitter freaks.


The scandal du jour in Japan is the arrest of popular actress Noriko Sakai and her estranged husband after she had gone on the lam.



The new and somewhat complicated jury system has been launched in Japan and has the first trial under its belt.


Big news from North Korea! The nation's very first fast food joint has opened, but you can't order a hamburger. You can, however, order a "minced beef with bread," which apparently makes the government feel better about serving the quintessential American food.



The Bank of Japan has come up with a very interesting survey in Hokkaido which shows the priorities of people in a bad economy. Which is to say that although the number of restaurants is down, the number of sex shops is way up!


The Virgin Mary has made yet another rather disturbing appearance, this time in a condom. Say what??


A woman in Pennsylvania has fallen in love with a gondola ride at an amusement park. And yes, she knows it's pretty weird, but she just can't help herself.


We have a whole bevy of Dicks of the Week this time. First up is a nurse who wasn't all she was cracked up to be. Next is the guy who tried to blame his bad behavior on his cat and the entire Alabama Beverage Control Board for banning a certain wine for its horribly pornographic label (see below). Our last Dick is the moron who threw a dog off the roof of a six-story building. Luckily, the story has a happy ending.


In a happier dog story, Muffy has been found in Melbourne, Australia, nine years after disappearing from its family 1200 miles away.


We end the show with a great song from a German singer named Petzel. It's called Blackbirds and is courtesy of Music Alley.

That's it for this time. Thanks for listening!