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We open the show with a look at why North Korea is making everyone nervous again.
Parrot let us know about his favorite podcast called Irreligiosophy - a show from a couple of ex-Mormons who take a funny (and serious) look at religion. They're very well-versed on their subject matter and just a tad provocative. One of their recent shows dealt with the infamous Chick Tracts. Check 'em out!
Frando Bagel wrote to volunteer her services as a looker-upper of crazy stories, and Heidi Baggot let us know about a very funny Japanese TV show from the 90's called Vermillion Pleasure Night, a kind of Japanese Saturday Night Live. Popular segments included the One-Point English Lessons and The Fuccons, an American family of mannequins who had moved to Japan to live. Very quirky, funny stuff.
Two Japanese record-breakers are in the news. The first is pro golfer Ryo Ishikawa who made the Guiness World Record Book for lowest score on a pro tour for one round (58). Masanobu Sato, on the other hand, did his nation proud by setting a new record for masturbating (nine hours and 58 minutes) at the 9th annual Masturbate-A-Thon in San Francisco. You can't make this stuff up.
The folks at Triumph International have come up with another less-than-practical but environmentally friendly bra - the rice bra. No you can grow rice right on your boobs! How convenient is that?
In Japan, if you need someone to seduce a loved one, you can just call a "wakaresaseya" (splitter-upper) company and they'll take care of it for you. Unfortunately, a murder has put their business under the microscope.
Our Dick of the Week is Marcel Cote Marcel Cote, a guy who sued a Canadian airline because nobody wanted to look at his bleeding penis. The judge threw out the case with these words: "Bailiff, whack his pee-pee!"
This week's Nihongo a Go Go includes the idiom "kubi o nagaku suru," which literally means "to make your neck long" and is used when you're talking about someone waiting in anticipation. The onomatopia is "nuru nuru," which means "slimy or slippery."
That's it for now. Thanks for listening!