Howard is going on and on every year about how "this year's" winner is going to be an international superstar, right? I felt kinda sad to see this advertised in the local paper: That would be Ebiken (aka season 8 winner Kenichi Ebina) in that tiny picture on the right. He's sharing the stage with three other groups. Tickets are 2500 yen (20 USD). Ouch. By the way, I had this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! I think Sal would approve.