Saturday Night Live Spinoff of the Day: Japan recently premiered its own edition of the long-running American sketch show Saturday Night Live.
SNL JPN's live format is mostly unfamiliar to a country where most variety shows are heavily edited. The show will air once a month, and feature "the heavy influence of Japanese Konto style slap-stick comedy." My favorite!
Funny Bunny of the Day: Japan is in a tizzy over footage alleging to show an "earless mutant rabbit" born just outside the Fukushima Daiichi "exclusion zone."
Many are apparently concerned that the bunny's deformity is indicative of mutations to come.
Nuclear animals in Japan? There is no scenario in which this ends well.
BAMFs of the Day: Over 200 retired Japanese professionals -- dubbed the Skilled Veterans Corps -- have volunteered to help bring stability to the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
The volunteers -- all over 60 years old -- are lobbying the government to be allowed to replace some of the younger employees at the power station. "I am 72 and on average I probably have 13 to 15 years left to live,
Makeshift Convenience of the Day: With a few plastic crates, some cardboard, a small table, and the assistance of friends and family, 7-Eleven store owner Takashi Watanabe was able to re-open for business in the heart of hard-hit Miyagi prefecture two months after his establishment was destroyed by the earthquake and washed away by the subsequent tsunami.
[asahi [jp] /