300 Rise of an Empire, Yakuza, Tsunku, and Starcade OH MY!

In this episode OTDT looks at the good, the bad, and the bloody.

First up Chris talks about the passing of game show host Geoff Edwards known to the gaming/nerd community as the host of the 1980’s game show Starcade.
Then Jim and Jeanie are joined by Eric Murray and Bryan Spiegel to talk about the fun and bloody 3d film, 300 Rise of an Empire.
From there we talk about the declining numbers in the Yakuza and ask the question is this a good thing or a bad thing?
Finally, we wrap this up talking about Tsunku♂ (artist, musician, producer, song writer, businessman) and the recent news of him contracting Laryngeal Cancer and discuss the possible impact on the jpop world.

References:

Geoff Edawards-
Geoff Edwards Wikipedia Article
Starcade Wikipedia Article

300 Rise of an Empire-
300 Rise of an Empire IMDB Entry

Yakuza-
www.flarenetwork.org – Where Have Japan’s Yakuza Gone
moneyweek.com – The Decline of Japan’s Yakuza/
www.crimelibrary.com – Yakuza

Tsunku♂ Announcement-
Tsunku♂ official Blog (Ameblo.jp) (Japanese Language)
English Translation of Tsunku♂’s blog entry (blog-project.net)

Laryngeal Cancer Information-
www.asha.org – Laryngeal Cancer
www.cancer.gov – Laryngeal Cancer
Cedars-Sinai – Laryngeal Cancer