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Tanked Episode 157 for Tuesday May. 31, 2011 



-How was your Memorial Day?
-Scott's bad week. Wait it just got better!
-Give away for a Rare MW3 poster

Apple's WWDC invites were sent out today.  
Apple has confirmed that it will be announcing iCloud on June 6th, what it's calling an
"upcoming cloud services offering." That will be part of the keynote for this year's Worldwide
Developers Conference, known to the cool kids as WWDC. This is, of course, where everyone
has come to expect new iPhones to come to light, but this year the focus will most likely be
more on software, and indeed Apple's event notice indicates that the big highlights will be
Mac OS X Lion and the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 5. This is a decidedly
non-Apple way to announce something big like iCloud, making me wonder what other surprises
Steve Jobs will have for us at the event -- yes, he'll be kicking things off.


Sega and Nintendo complain so Google rips all game emulators off the market. Fuck you Sega.

Speaking if Sega


Ric's Review of the Hangover Part 2

BIGGEST MEMORIAL WEEKEND B.O. EVER! 'Hangover Part 2' Shatters

Comedy Records For $138M Domestic/194M Worldwide Total; 'Kung Fu Panda 2'

Kicks Up $123M Global; 'Pirates 4' Sails Past $640M Cume In 12 Days

Craig Mazin Back Onboard to Write 'Hangover 3'

No real shock there. Be the biggest comedy movie and expect another sequel. So yeah, here we go for 3. Who gets married now? Alan? Humm, that could be funny.

The Hobbit movies get there Title and release dates.

Part one is titled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and it will be released on December 14, 2012.  Part two is titled The Hobbit: There and Back Again
and it will hit theaters on December 13, 2013.  Both films are set sixty years before the events of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.


A real-life superHERO is patrolling a

small city in Washington state

Fortunately for the citizens of Wenatchee, their Deadpool is a mercenary of munificence who just
wants to help folks in need. The Wenatchee World recently interviewed the hero (via pay phone)
and learned why he became the protector of this north-central Washington city of
approximately 30,000 residents:

But why did this 20-to-30-year-old Wanatchee resident assume the identity of an unhinged murderer?

To become a beacon of hope to others, of course. "It takes a certain kind of crazy to do this," he said,

"But it takes a certain kind of sanity to help others. I want to inspire people to what a model citizen

could be and what a helping hand can be like."


Man who gave trooper the finger has charge dropped


A harassment charge has been dropped in the case of a 35-year-old Colorado man

who faced prosecution for displaying his middle finger to a Colorado State Patrol trooper.


The State Patrol said in a statement late Friday that it asked that the case be dropped.

The American Civil Liberties Union had argued that while the gesture may be have been rude,

it amounted to protected free speech.


According to the ACLU, Shane Boor was driving to work in April

when he saw a trooper pull over a car. As Boor passed by,

he extended his middle finger in the trooper's direction.


Boor was later stopped and received a criminal summons ordering him to appear in court

to answer a criminal charge of harassment, which carries a possible six-month jail term.


No good humor in frosty Pa. frozen treat feud


Police are hoping the threat of losing their permits will be enough to thaw the frosty relationship

of two Pennsylvania ice cream truck drivers accused of trying to run each other off the road.


The Herald-Standard of Uniontown reports police told the rival vendors to chill out

after a dispute Wednesday night. Authorities say the wife of one vendor told police

the other man tried to run her husband off the road.


The implicated ice cream driver disputes the woman's account,

saying it was her husband who tried to force him off the road.

He also claimed the man had returned his good humored hello by shouting an expletive.


Patrolman Thomas Kolencik says he warned both drivers the city

could explore revoking their permits if they can't get along.


Pa. man knocks out wall, pulls plane from basement


Lots of houses have a two-car garage. Dan Reeves' had a one-airplane basement.

Until, that is, the central Pennsylvania man knocked out a wall to get it out.

Reeves spent the past nine years building a two-seat airplane in the basement of his Cumberland County home.

The plane arrived in pieces via mail but eventually it became way too big to get up the steps.


So Reeves dug a trench down to the foundation and took out a wall.

Reeves pulled the plane out Wednesday using a truck, a chain and some neighbors.

Onlookers were drawn to the spectacle by the "Airplane Removal Wednesday" put up on Reeves' porch.

Reeves tells The Patriot-News of Harrisburg he spent $40,000 on the plane and about $5,000 on the excavation.

Man arrested for selling Obama condoms



NEW YORK, May 31 (UPI) --

New York police arrested a man for a third time for selling condoms

bearing President Obama's image despite a court ruling in his favor.


Jose Andujar, 43, was arrested Friday in Times Square for selling the Obama condoms,

and police said it was his third arrest for unlicensed peddling in the past year,

the New York Post reported Tuesday.


A State Supreme Court justice previously ruled Andujar

does not need a vending license to sell the condoms,

and his products are protected under his First Amendment right to free speech.


However, police said Andujar will continue to be subject to arrest pending the outcome of the city's appeal.

Andujar uses politically themed slogans to sell his wares, including

"It's the election, erection for your protection" and "It's the ultimate stimulus package for hard times."


Snakes on a train terrify passengers in Vietnam

 Railway officials have discovered snakes on a train in Vietnam
— highly venomous king cobras in bags under a seat.

Railroad official Pham Quynh says passengers were terrified
 when four cloth bags containing the writhing cobras were spotted Friday.
 The snakes were alive but had their mouths stitched shut.

 Quynh says the exact number of snakes was unclear but the bags weighed 100 pounds (45 kilograms).

Security staff removed the cobras, which were likely destined for restaurants in Hanoi.

Their owner apparently escaped in the chaos.


Snake meat is considered a delicacy in Vietnam, but cobras are protected by law.

Quynh says the cobras were given to forest rangers who released

them into the wild Saturday after no one claimed them.

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