December 18, 2002 at 9:31 AM ET
The Leaky Cauldron
Thanks LittleButterfly for this link that holds Windows Media and Real Player files of Dan's Tokyo press conference, including him speaking Japanese. LittleButterfly, a fluent Japanese speaker, says it sounds pretty good - and I'm not fluent either, but I have some experience with the language (as a former exchange student), and it sounded pretty good to me too. Of course, I can't work out everything he said...so anyone who wants to tell us, please do... Dan also said (in English) how much he'd like to do a speaking part on The Simpsons ("just one word!"). Man, he shows better taste every day - and somehow I think that's one wish of his that'll come true.