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Tanked Episode 147 for Tuesday Mar 15, 2011


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-Our hearts go out to the victims and families affected by the
  Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
  You also can text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to help those
   affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific
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Time Warner brings cable TV to the iPad

Just in time for all the BILLIONS AND BILLIONS of new iPad 2 owners out there,
Time Warner has released an streaming television iPad app today for cable television
and internet subscribers.  The service must be accessed from your home Time Warner
network32 channels are set for launch including Comedy Central, CNN and AMC amongst 
others (full list).  The History Channel is also on there so Aaron can catch up on his
favorite show Modern Marvels.


- Good step forward for cable TV

- Good to see major service providers (Time Warner, Netflix, etc.) continue 
  to expand iPad capabilities

 A side note: The Zune is DEAD.
Microsoft is not planning on releasing any further Zune devices.
Instead, the company plans to focus on Zune software for smartphones

Early this week Verizon finally stopped beating around the bush and set a date
for htc latest smartphone. The Thunderbolt has a full list of features including:
4.3-inch touchscreen, 8-megapixel camera with LED flash on the back and another
1.3-megapixel camera on the front, 8 GB of built-in memory and 32 GB of additional
memory on a microSD card, and a single core 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU.
As far as Android smartphones go, the HTC Thunderbolt is not a groundbreaking device,
but its support for LTE makes it special. LTE (Long Term Evolution) is the widely adopted
4G-ready mobile network standard that will enable previously unattainable data transfer
speeds (up to theoretical peak download rates of 326.4 Mbit/s) on mobile phones.
HTC Thunderbolt, will be available starting March 17 for $199.99 with a two-year
contract, according to online retailer Wirefly.
Without a contract, the device will cost $669.99.


More Insanely Twisted footage

I haven't heard much about FuelCell Games' Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet recently and 
was wondering if the title was still going to see the light of day.  Well now we have 10 
minutes of footage from PAX East to whet our appetites.  It also is good to hear that ITSP
is going to be an XBLA release.  Check out the video and let me know whatcha' think.


Commercial Break
Play Troy Duffy's Liner Coming back in from Break Link


Troy Duffy was FUCKING AWESOME!!



Talk about SXSW
Movies seen: Being Elmo and The Divide.
Mark Tickles Elmo!
Met and hung out with Micheal Biehn and his wife Jennifer

We have some X-men First Class movie posters to give away.
If you want one send us an email.



Pull The Pin Babe!


Furious audience members killed two members of a band in Mexico after being told the
music had to stop. The band—faced with demands for more from a group of drunk,
aggressive audience members—had already played one encore at the Guadalajara bar
before the owner pulled the plug long after closing time, the New York Daily News reports.
One of the instigators threw a grenade at the stage after the music stopped. The band fled
for the exit but musicians were met with a hail of bullets that killed two of them, including
22-year-old bandleader Jonathan Martinez. Police believe the attackers were connected to
drug gangs, but they have little to go on, as nobody was able to provide
details about the shooters' getaway vehicle.






Woman brings monkey to courthouse






AMHERST, Va., March 15 (UPI) --

Deputies and officials in Virginia

said they were surprised to discover a woman visiting a courthouse

was carrying an infant monkey in her bra.


Amherst County sheriff's deputies and Commonwealth Attorney Stephanie Maddox

said the woman, who was at the Amherst County Courthouse

Thursday morning for a Juvenile and Domestic Relations court hearing,


was filling out paperwork in an office when she made a reference

to being accompanied by her "daughter," The (Lynchburg) News & Advance reported Monday.


The official asked the woman, whose name was not released,

about the location of the child and she produced the tiny marmoset,

which was dressed in a diaper and a custom-made dress, from her bra.


"You couldn't make up something like this," Maddox said.

The woman said the monkey is only 7 weeks old and requires constant attention.

She said she bought the monkey on eBay.


Deputies said the woman was allowed to go about her business at the courthouse

and they did not say whether there was anything unlawful

about her being accompanied by the tiny primate.








Lady Gaga may sue over breastmilk ice cream name

(Reuters) -

Pop singer Lady Gaga has threatened to sue a specialist ice cream parlour in London

for naming its breast milk ice cream "Baby Gaga," the shop's owner said on Wednesday.


Matt O'Connor,

founder of The Icecreamists in London's Covent Garden,

said he had received a letter from Lady Gaga's lawyers

informing him that the singer planned to sue him over the name.


"She's threatening to bankrupt us and she's also threatening me personally,

saying she'll seize my personal assets and property," he said.


Lady Gaga's London solicitors, Mishcon de Reya, said they would not comment.

O'Connor denied the flamboyant singer --

whose meat dress and other strange outfits have promoted her quirky image and delighted her fans

-- had inspired the name he chose for the dessert made from breast milk blended

with Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest.


"It's just the first noise a baby makes -- it's nothing to do with anyone else,

" he said, adding that he was working on a response to the letter.

London's Westminster Council briefly confiscated supplies of "Baby Gaga"

ice cream last week on health concerns, but gave it the all-clear on Wednesday.


"We're pleased that the safety checks we've undertaken on the products have come back clear,

" Westminster Council's cabinet member for business Brian Connell said in a statement.

O'Connor told Reuters he was considering taking legal action against the council for reputational damage.

"They made the damaging assertion that breast milk ice cream isn't safe,"

he said, adding that it was an overreaction to the safest food in the world.