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Tanked Episode 127 for Tuesday Oct 19, 2010 

 ANNOUNCEMENTS 


-This week we have special guest and fan of the show "Just Tim"
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 TECH 

Father and Son Launch iPhone into Space


Cnet


Apple Has an event Wednesday. moving on.



 VIDEO GAMES 

Netflix is on the ps3 - disc free.
Cnet

Angry Birds is out for Android in Full Free for All
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Angry Birds just passed 2 million downloads on Android after launching Friday, making it the fastest
downloaded app on Android Market ever. The rush to get the free ad-supported app slowed down
servers on app store GetJar, which had first-day exclusive distribution rights.

Recent Research says much about the game, which has sold 7 million paid copies on iOS and
was previously released in a lite Android beta version.
Gigaom




 MOVIES 

Ric is probably not going to be on.
Jackass Movie Review


scott
saw it... anyone else?

TopGun 2 is Cleared for Take Off!

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Of all the movies made in the 1980s, Top Gun is definitely one of the best.
It has everything you need in a movie: California, drinking, jets, tragedy, Kenny Loggins,
cheesy one-liners, and, of course, volleyball. And it’s about to take flight once again.
And sources tell NYMAG.com’s Vulture that screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie
(of The Usual Suspects fame) is going to work Tom Cruise’s iconic Maverick character
into the movie, in a lesser role.
But it is interesting why this sequel is getting made. Apparently, it’s basically due to the
son of Oracle founder, ultra-billionaire, and sometimes HP antagonistLarry Ellison.
27-year-old David Ellison, who is apparently also a huge fan of the film. And not just that.
He’s also a film producer and a pilot as well. And he makes movies about flying. Oh, and
he just happend to raise $350 million dollars from JPMorganChase to co-finance a slate of
films with Paramount — the movie studio behind Top Gun. The first of those films?
Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible 4.
Let’s just hope young Ellison’s ego isn’t writing checks that his body can’t cash.
TechCrunch

 SCIENCE 










 AUTOS 

Would Jesus drive a Chevy Volt?

link

 

 

 
 ODD NEWS 
 

Goggles only = Taser time.

The goggles do nothing! Cause: 18-year-old Anthony King evades the police wearing nothing

other than swim goggles.  Effect: Police Taze 18-year-old Anthony King.  King told police that 
he had unidentified "super powers" and ran out of his home in the buff except for his trusty pair 
of swimming goggles.  Cmdr. Steve Wilkinson said King could not have been caught without the 
Taser, adding that King was speaking incoherently but was also apologetic for inconveniencing 
police" said the report. Check out the video if you're into that kind of thing.
 

floridatoday.com

 
 
 

Jumping barracuda injures kayaker off Florida Keys

 

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  – Mon Oct 18, 2:47 pm ET

MIAMI (Reuters) –

in the Florida Keys A barracuda jumped out of the water and bit a 45-year-old woman kayaker in the chest

causing injuries which required her evacuation by boat and helicopter to a Miami hospital,

the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday.

 

It said the incident, in which the woman suffered a suspected punctured lung and broken ribs,

took place on Sunday evening near Big Pine Key where the victim and a companion were kayaking in shallow water.

The two told rescuers the fish was about 4 feet long and was previously seen skipping across the water.

It knocked the woman out of the two-person kayak when it hit her in the chest,

the Sun-Sentinel newspaper reported.

 

She climbed back into the kayak and her companion, unable to row her to safety, called for help on his mobile phone.

"She had a pretty bad chest wound," the paper quoted one of the rescuers, Captain Kevin Freestone,

owner of TowBoatU.S. in Big Pine Key and Cudjoe Key and a member of the Volunteer Fire Department in Big Pine Key.

"She was conscious, and she was scared about what had happened to her."

 

The U.S. Coast Guard station in Marathon launched a vessel,

but because of the shallowness of the water it was a small boat deployed by TowBoatU.S.,

which assists vessels in distress, which was able to transport a paramedic to the injured woman and bring her to shore.

A helicopter took her to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami where she was listed as stable, the Coast Guard said.

Barracudas are sleek, swift predators with razor sharp teeth.

Other cases of the fish leaping out of the water and biting fishermen and boaters have been reported in Florida.

 

 



German "heatball" wheeze outwits EU light bulb ban












– Fri Oct 15, 2:02 pm ET

BERLIN (Reuters) –

A German entrepreneur is bypassing a European Union ban on light bulbs

of more than 60 watts by marketing his own brand as mini heaters.

Siegfried Rotthaeuser and his brother-in-law

have come up with a legal way of importing and distributing 75 and 100 watt light bulbs

 

-- by producing them in China, importing them as "small heating devices" and selling them as "heatballs."

To improve energy efficiency, the EU has banned the sale of bulbs of over 60 watts --

 

to the annoyance of the mechanical engineer from the western city of Essen.

Rotthaeuser studied EU legislation and realized that because the inefficient old bulbs produce more warmth than light

-- he calculated heat makes up 95 percent of their output, and light just 5 percent

-- they could be sold legally as heaters.

 

On their website (http://heatball.de/),

the two engineers describe the heatballs as "action art" and as

"resistance against legislation which is implemented without recourse to democratic and parliamentary processes."

Costing 1.69 euros each ($2.38), the heatballs are going down well

-- the first batch of 4,000 sold out in three days.

Rotthaeuser has pledged to donate 30 cents of every heatball sold to saving the rainforest,

which the 49-year-old sees as a better way of protecting the environment than investing in energy-saving lamps,

which contain toxic mercury.

 

 

 

 

Dropped phone leaves man otherwise engaged in toilet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


– Tue Oct 19, 5:15 pm ET

BEIJING (Reuters) –

A Chinese man who got his arm stuck in a toilet pipe

in an attempt to retrieve his dropped mobile phone was freed by rescuers,

state television reported on Tuesday.

 

When rescue workers arrived on the scene

in Jiangsu province in eastern China,

they found the man crouched over the toilet in a bathroom stall,

his entire arm submerged up to the shoulder in the drain.

 

Workers broke the porcelain bowl with crowbars and hammered the pipes,

taking care not to injure the man, CCTV reported.

After 10 minutes of work,

the man was able to slowly remove his cut and bruised arm from the bowl and retrieve his waterlogged phone.







Moose chased by police, cows






SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 19 (UPI) --

Authorities in Washington state said a moose spotted running through Spokane

was chased by police, news crews and a herd of cows.

 

The moose was first spotted heading east on 37th Street about 10 a.m. Saturday

and police caught up to it near Ferris High School nearly an hour later, KREM-TV, Spokane, reported Tuesday.

 

The animal was briefly cornered near the Southside Soccer Complex where hundreds of children

were playing around 11:30 a.m. but it jumped into a pasture near the complex

and found itself being chased by a herd of cows.

 

The moose escaped into a satellite communications yard,

where it charged and nearly struck a KREM news camera.

The animal made its escape by barreling through the soccer complex,

a neighborhood and the Manito Golf Course.

Authorities said they lost track of the moose in the Manito Place neighborhood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intruder leaves bathroom mess

 

 

 

 

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 19 (UPI) --

Police in Wisconsin said an apartment intruder made a disgusting mess

while using a bathroom and left behind his socks, pants, cellphone and identification.

 

Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said the 19-year-old resident, who had friends sleeping over,

was first made aware of the 18-year-old intruder on the night of Oct. 9

when he opened his bedroom door and turned on the lights, The (Madison) Capital Times reported Tuesday.

 

"He then heard the man go to the bathroom and leave the apartment a few minutes later," DeSpain said.

The resident and his friends awoke the next morning to find a revolting mess in the bathroom,

police said. The resident told police the mess took two hours to clean.

 

Investigators said the 18-year-old left behind his socks, pants, identification and cellphone.

He was contacted by officers and advised "it would be very adult of him to apologize to the people in the apartment,

" DeSpain said.

The apartment residents declined to press trespassing charges.