Ep 200: The Last Waltz July 27, 2011

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We start off the show by celebrating our 200th episode - and then deciding that 200 is enough. It's the end of an era. Life will never be the same for anyone ever again. A big thanks to all our listeners who have so faithfully supported us since 2005!

But enough about us.

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SHOWNOTES


We start off the show by celebrating our 200th episode - and then deciding that 200 is enough. It's the end of an era. Life will never be the same for anyone ever again. A big thanks to all our listeners who have so faithfully supported us since 2005!

But enough about us.

Parrot, from the very cool podcast, The Dumbasses Guide to Knowledge, sent us a very nice audio message, and Edfray sent us a cool recording of Sean Connery singing an Irish song. Check out his fun website called Not Very Pretty Music for lots of fun nostalgic music.

Japan is celebrating the women's big World Cup victory - happy news for everyone in Japan who has had to deal with so much bad news recently. 


The sad news, however, is that a great singer, Amy Winehouse, has left us too soon.

Our friend, Niki, wrote a cool rhyme in order to encourage others to take up the pen and quill. Doug takes up the challenge.

"Underwater Love" is the new pink eiga sweeping the nation, as people finally have a chance to see a woman have sex with a kappa.

Japanese scientists have managed to genetically engineer mice to chirp like birds. Nobody is sure why.

Our final Dick of the Week is Pastor Rick Warren, who is a filthy rich man who decided to get on the Twitter machine and whine that poor people don't pay enough taxes.

Foreigners in Japan can look forward to a brand-new "gaijin" card next year that will incorporate a national database. I'm sure there won't be any problems. 

We're not the only show calling it quits. "Mito Komon" is a samurai drama that has been on Japanese TV since 1969, and will say its last sayonara soon.


In South Africa, an 80-year-old man woke up in the morgue refrigerator. SInce he was not actually dead, he was somewhat surprised.


That's it. That's all she wrote. Thanks for listening!