Skype again. Not out of choice, mind you. Alex woke me up at the crack of dawn (read 8:20 am) and told me that he was in an internet cafe, ready to record. Yes, very suprising.
I had to adjust Alex's audio manually, just like I always had to when we recorded episodes via Skype. I most certainly didn't miss doing that!
Shootin' The Breeze
We talk about a rather disturbing Junior idol picture.
The theme that this photo is implying is rather transparent, to say the least.
We discuss Japan's tight immigration laws (despite a rapidly aging population). Instead they'd rather, exploit foreign workers then spit them out.
We also discuss the death of Nova, which is getting uglier by the day.
Promo: R5 Central
R5 Central, 2 years of award nominated podcasting at it's finest!
R5 Central, refusing to play our promos for 1 year despite the fact that we've played their promos several times.
Alex ravages the
Alex does what he does best, starting a shitstorm and making me look bad. We talk about an e-mail we got from Ichigo of Anime-Pulse fame.
And if you're reading and/or listening Ichigo, yes, Alex is just being mischievous as usual.
We talk about a fantastic e-mail we got from a real "artiste". See some of this fantastic art here. I can imagine David Cronenburg purchasing every single one.
We now have the support of a genuine Messiah! Regan C (Christ, perhaps?) of AnimeTalk fame, e-mails us. Fantastic! Check out the link.
Our e-mailing regular, Paul Acuna, makes a triumphant return and mentions racism in Anime. I think this poster, ment to assist foreigners in Japan in case of an earthquake, says it all.
Note that all white men are somewhat fat, have blond hair and large Gonzo-esque noses.
Oh look, how quaint! A Negro has taken a break from Ghetto life (most likely in South-Central LA) and managed to pinch enough purses to afford a trip to Japan. He's obviously not a businessman, like all his tie wearing white counterparts, but I'm sure he's tagged along with them to make a few yen shining shoes. Notice the one hand in his mouth, no doubt licking his fingers to savour the last lingering taste of fried chicken that he no doubt ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Racism is of course, the child of ignorance; Further up the family tree, we have stupidity. I'm assuming the depictions here are the former. But it's sad that stereotypes such as these are still prevelant.
It's a wrap!
Next week; Alex should hopefully have his modem and the audio and regular show format shall return!