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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Japanese Politician Completely Loses It During News Conference [Video]

Just so you know, the video below is all in Japanese, but it doesn't matter. This man speaks the universal language of crying.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Japanese Pitcher Throws Ultimate Eephus Pitch [Video]

If you're not familiar with an eephus pitch, it's basically a junk pitch thrown by a pitcher that is super slow and has a high-arcing trajectory.

This pitcher, Kazuhito Tadano, of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of the Japanese Pacific League, has the eephus pitch mastered.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Soccer Player Versus Japanese Robot Goalie [Video]

Scoring on seven of eight tries for a soccer goal with only a robotic goalie that can sway side to side to block the ball should be easy, right?

All you need to do is kick the ball anywhere but the center of the goal.

However, on this crazy Japanese game show, this player, Argentina great Lionel Messi, shows that it is much more difficult than it seems.

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Soilwork live…the kind of metal we're used to. (photo Johnnie Walker)
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The Japanese are Freaking Insane – Here’s Metal Proof! [Video]

The Japanese are a little different in some of the stuff they like.  There are some things that are just different from us loony Americans.

Here, kids watch cartoons, in Japan, the adults watch Anime.

Here, metal is angry and screamed by angry-looking dudes who are really pissed off about stuff.

In Japan, their metal can be seriously different.  I mean, SERIOUSLY DIFFERENT!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Fast Penguin Will Track You Down! [Video]

This lil' penguin lives at Matsue Vogel Aviary Park in Japan.

He/she sure loves being around people, as you'll soon see in the video below.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Dog Imitates a Siren [Video]

On Tuesday, "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" posted a video of an adorable husky puppy attempting to howl for the first time.

That was our cute video for yesterday.

But, alas, today is a new day.

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A Look at How the Rest of the World Celebrates Christmas [Video]

Christmas traditions around the world can be quite different from what we’re used to at home here in the United States.

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Massive Earthquake, Tsunami Strike Japan; Effects Expected Around the Globe [UPDATED]

Hundreds have been found or are presumed dead after a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami tore through Japan's northeast coast. Some are already declaring the 8.9 magnitude quake the largest ever recorded and after-effects are expected to hit the west coast of the US, the Phillippines, Indonesia and other vulnerable spots. The Internet has sped into action, using Twitter to report updates and Google's crisis response page to report missing persons.

The confirmed death toll currently stands at 288, but that number is expected to rise rapidly. Aftershocks are still being felt at this time.

Live coverage of the ongoing catastrophe can be found at these sites: BBCCNN,NYTAl JazeeraNHK. Photos can be found here.

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Sharon Osbourne Lied To Get Ozzy Out Of Gig

Sharon Osbourne reveals that she had to lie about her mother-in-law's death to get husband Ozzy out of a show in Japan.  The metal icon was too drunk to board the plane, so desperate times called for desperate measures.

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Japanese McDonald’s Ad [VIDEO]

Now why can't our ads in the U.S. look like this? Even though this ad is from several years ago it still works.

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Monkey Waitress In Japanese Restaurant [VIDEO]

WTF? Now why don't we have stuff like this here? Oh I know it's called a health code.

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Hooters in Japan….huh.

The girls from my last visit to Hooters on 28th St in GR

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