Ep 174: Mayhem in the Potato Patch Feb. 22, 2010

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Happy Birthday to Jen who turns 40 this week! If Doug wasn't so damn old himself, he'd probably feel sorry for her.


The Olympics are here and Okayama has a hometown favorite in figure skater Daisuke Takahashi. Doug is not happy with the flower ceremony, and the Japanese government is not happy with Olympic snowboarder Kazuhiro Kokubo.




Tiger Woods has finally made his much-anticipated mea culpa and Doug is annoyed by it.


We got some great email from Ian and ...



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Happy Birthday to Jen who turns 40 this week! If Doug wasn't so damn old himself, he'd probably feel sorry for her.


The Olympics are here and Okayama has a hometown favorite in figure skater Daisuke Takahashi. Doug is not happy with the flower ceremony, and the Japanese government is not happy with Olympic snowboarder Kazuhiro Kokubo.




Tiger Woods has finally made his much-anticipated mea culpa and Doug is annoyed by it.


We got some great email from Ian and Hisham, and let us know about the Russian farmer who planted landmines along with his potatoes. Parrot wrote and let us know about an interesting Japanese lesson about how NOT to pick up women.


In the Philippines, there seems to be a rash of killings of karaoke singers, especially those folks who like to sing "My Way." But in happier karaoke news, if you're blind, you can now sing along with everyone else with the invention of braille karaoke.


In our Tech Corner, print magazines have begun to develop versions for the soon-to-be-released iPad. WIRED magazine posted the video below to demonstrate what it will look like on the iPad.


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Two airlines share this week's Dick of the Week award. Southwest Airlines kicked off movie director Kevin Smith for being too fat, and Spirit Airlines kicked off a man and his pregnant wife because the man had the nerve to ask for water for his wife after being grounded for two hours.




We close the show with a tune from an Oakland CA group called Radio Nowhere and a song called picture of you, courtesy of the fine folks at musicalley.com.


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