So. Remember I was haggling with my boss the past two weeks for some awesome consumer electronics? Right, my dayjob company had, sitting in the break room, a big 47-inch panel TV and a PlayStation 3 — the discontinued 20 GB console sitting in a box for going on two years now, as unawarded sweepstakes prizes. We finally hit an agreement and I brought it all home this weekend. For all intents and purposes, this is a $100, if not free, PS3. Now, during our negotiations, remember how my company's CEO said they had to snake the PS3 through backchannels back in 2006? Couldn't find any because of high demand? Paid something like a grand for it? Maybe I should have looked at the PS3's box. Why, do you ask?
Owen: Adam, you have a PS3, right?
Adam: Yeah. Owen: Why do I have a message scrolling, "Sorry, Japanese language only" in my upper right hand corner? Adam: Say what? Owen: Also, is there some reason my web browser points to psn.jp.playstation.com? Adam: [starts convulsing with laughter] Owen: Look, I know it's ridiculous that anyone would surf the web with a PS3 but I need your help. Seriously.