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Dec 13, 2006


NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugenerationotakugeneration LJ community.

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With Patrick Macias, recorded live on December 9th, 2006.

Mini Disc
This week we talked with Patrick Macias; a japan based journalist. Who gave us insight to the music, social and dress culture in Japan. Plus he shared his experiences as an interviewer for the many books he's published in Japan over the years. Listen and find out what kind of insight he provided, and hear about some of the best places to go while you're in Japan!

Check out his books (on! ...his blog, the Japanese page for his latest book OTAKU IN USA and the homepage for Cruising the Anime City: An Otaku Guide to Neo-Tokyo!

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Mentioned Stuff and Link(s) (during the show)

OG Mash-up / Remix contest
Okay to Sean's (da wiki master's) suggestion, so we've started this creative contest. So the deal is... take audio from the show... and create your own music, or whatever (that you own the copyright too), and make a OG mash-up using audio from the show. Just like the wiki master did a while back, when he did that Jefferson Techno remix, and when Killer Penguin sent in a Jefferson Mash-Up as well...

By next week, we are likely to have a clean sound clips, recorded just for this contest. Come on! Submit your entires! NO ONE has submitted! Why?

We will run this contest to the end of the year, and play back the entries during the New Years show... if everyone needs more time, email us, maybe we'll extend the contest... either way, send us your OG mash-up / remixes in! Do it! Do it NOW!

As usual, email your entries to:, and use the subject line of: OG MASH-UP CONTEST; stereo MP3s are preffered. Right now there's no limit on how many entries you can send; but please don't clog our email.

Listen to the show for more details.

The OG LamePoll by Alan
This is an application Alan built long ago... so we're going to put it to use... Take this weeks new LamePoll!!! (the poll ends on the Monday of the recording, will we mention the results on the new show. If you're interested, you can see last week's poll results here.

Promos / Break

Otaku News (2.0) by Aaron :: (

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Video Shares of the Week by Alan :: (

Gadget Reviews (1.0) by Todd :: (

  • (toy) :: Gibson HD 6x Pro Digital Guitar
  • (toy) :: Beyond Micro DriveZilla
  • (toy) :: Flybook VM
  • (toy) :: Idiot Proof Website
  • (toy) :: Vafor Tech Christmas Retractable USB Drive
  • (retro) :: Sony MZ-1 Minidisc Player (retro toy of the week)
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    Join us next week... for something... but what? who? maybe creative contest stuff? ...and more mind-f-ing forms of podcasting! There will be a new show on Wednesday, so "podcast-in" with us! You know you'll want listen and see if really stole all those chocolates that Vas sent! So, download us, give us a listen... and maybe we'll explain the "3 more times" thing from AnimeUSA!! maybe it will stay a secret...

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    seventeen and a half years ago

    Awesome podcast thanks to the interview subject! I really enjoy his work.
    He said, and I am paraphrasing, that \"America became a bunch of wimps. They lost the war and became cry babies. Napoleon Dynamite is the poster child of America.\"
    I have to disagree. If anything, 9/11 woke the dumb gorilla that was bent on destruction without rhyme or reason. (Those can be manufactured later.) I don\'t think the world sees the US as a bunch of cry babies. Quite the opposite in fact; I think the world sees the US as that really dumb drunk guy who is really large, really strong and just breaks the place. And when he wakes up, he says he\'s sorry and gets his Dad to pay for the damages. Until he gets drunk again. Are you with me so far?
    As for Napoleon D being the poster child? Totally not. That is the charm of ND. He is so NOT typical of the American archetype: he\'s a loser who comes out the winner.
    Anyway, if I offended Macias or the OG crew, I apologize. I didn\'t mean it. In fact, forget I said anything. Please don\'t hurt me.
    Love, OsakaJack. (As in that brotherly love, not the \'let\'s hug so we heal\' love. Though...never mind.)