Wombat - Just listened to the show and thanks for the Red Lobster plug. Hope you enjoy.
Cheapy - RL in Japan is a totally different company. They used to be affiliated, but we (Darden) sold them off long ago. It is my understanding the we never had a majority stake in them because of Japan's ownership laws. It is possible that they don't even serve Cheddar Bay Biscuits there. Lobster there would be expensive, but you should be able to get some excellent Alaskan snow crab. The Japanese usually compete with RL to get snow crab out of Dutch Harbor because of the quality.
With regards to the antibiotic debate, it is not unusual for Dr's to prescribe antibiotics to fight secondary bacterial infections (I know Wombat has since stated that this is what he has) that can arise due to fighting off a viral infection.
Whale Oil Beef Hooked - What you say to an Irishman when he buys you a beer.