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Saturday
Jul302011

Tanked Episode 164 for Tuesday Jul. 26, 2011

 ANNOUNCEMENTS 


- Ric and Nate on the show!
-Beers
-Aaron Camping Trip
-Jason Has Spotted the Zombie Jeep Link to the pics


 TECH 

China Shuts Down Two Fake Apple Stores
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 VIDEO GAMES 


Capcom vs it's loyal customers

In a move that is sure to piss off, well, just about everybody, Capcom announced Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
last week just before Comic-Con.  Hawkeye, Firebrand (Ghouls and Ghosts), Ghost Rider, Phoenix Wright and a
host of other characters will be assembling to brawl in the latest fighting game update.  Did I say update? I meant
$40 brand new fucking game.  This would be fun and all if it weren't for the fact that MvC 3 came out just a couple
months ago and is now essentially useless to loyal purchasers.  Also added to the game are features that should
have been in there in the first place like online spectator mode and aerial X Factor but who cares.  Capcom is rocking

on my dime and I'm not happy.


Don't Sell Your Children To Earn Moolah for Video Games
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We've heard of parents neglecting their kids while engaged in a rousing game of Dungeons & Dragons.
And that's awful. But this report from Sanxiang City News defies reason by suggesting parents are
selling their children to fund their online gameplay.

The report claims a Chinese couple has sold all three of their children for about RMB 63,000 ($9700)

to earn money for online gaming in Internet cafes. They were caught when a grandparent

uncovered this money-making scheme and reported it to police.

Heartless and cold, the couple reportedly said this about their children,

"We don't want to raise them, we just want to sell them for some money."

Stupid is as stupid does, they supposedly did not realize it was against the law.

ABC News Via Dvice





 MOVIES 
Captain America Reviews
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Tandem Review Goodness From Scott, Chris, Ric and whoever else saw it!


I loved it! Lets get married. Ric

Darabont leaving the Walking Dead.

Though "The Walking Dead" will be returning to AMC on October 16th for a second season,
Deadline
reports that Frank Darabont will be stepping down as the series showrunner.

Darabont, who made the transition from films like The Shawshank Redemption and The Mist
to the small screen with the ongoing adaptation of the Robert Kirkman zombie comic is said to
potentially be staying aboard the series in some capacity, though an official announcement has
yet to be made. There is also no official reason yet for his departure from the show,
though it is highly likely that a return to the big screen may be in Darabont's future.

Opening this weekend


The Smurfs.
Cowboys vs. Aliens.
Crazy Stupid Love.

Facebook.com/ricmulligan


SCIENCE

Has The Theory of Time Travel Been Busted?
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The cosmological speed limit remains unbroken. A team of researchers from the
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, led by Du Shengwang, claim to have
proven that a single photon is incapable of traveling faster than light. The support for
Einstein's special theory of relativity all but rules out the simplest form of time travel --
breaking the universe's traffic laws to condense time within a vessel. Don't get freaked
out though, this doesn't mean time travel is impossible, only that it will be much more
difficult than firing up a warp drive. General relativity still holds hope for bending and
ripping the space-time continuum to meet our eon-hopping desires. Looks like it's time
to get working on our flux capacitor technology.

Engadget
Gizmodo

sourceDiscovery News

 
 ODD NEWS 

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'Dead' grandfather wakes up in morgue

A 50-year-old South African grandfather woke up screaming in a morgue

where he had been wrongly placed by a private undertaker who thought the man had died, Times Live reports.

 

Eastern Cape health spokesman Sizwe Kupelo says the undertaker in Libode in the Transkei region

picked up the man Saturday after his family had been unable to awaken him, the Johannesburg newspaper reports.

The grandfather did wake up-- 21 hours later -- inside a freezing morgue and began screaming to be let out.

Initially, two mortuary workers "ran for their lives," thinking they'd heard a ghost, Kupelo says.

The man was treated for dehydration at a hospital and released, the newspaper says.

 

Kupelo, in something of an understatement,

says the incident shows that the funeral industry needs to be better regulated.

"You begin to ask yourself, how many people have died like that in a morgue," he says.

Kupelo says the man's grandson posted a note on Facebook

to try to explain what happened.

"He got all defensive about it," Kupelo says.

 

Updated at 1:46 p.m. ET:

Morgue owner Ayanda Maqolo tells the AP that the morgue driver who picked up the man

"examined the body, checked his pulse, looked for a heartbeat, but there was nothing."

When the man sat up the next day and began screaming, Maqolo said he and his staff were scared,

and he called police. "I was glad they had their firearms, in case something wanted to fight with us," Maqolo said.

He said the man was pale when they pulled him out.

"He asked, 'How did I get here?'" Maqolo said.

Maqolo says he is still trying to recover from the experience.

"I couldn't sleep last night, I had nightmares," he tells the AP.

"But today I'm much better."

 

Utah police can't identify inmate


PROVO, Utah, July 26 (UPI) --

Utah police say they have yet to identify a prisoner who refuses to identify himself.

The mystery man was arrested for trespassing July 1 when police found him peering

into car windows in an underground parking lot, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

 

He has been held on $1,200 bail in the Utah County Jail since his arrest.

The man has been interviewed, but has refused to give officers any identifying information about himself.

 

"He's a very pleasant, nice person, but he's very guarded.

In a situation like this, you wonder if he's connected to criminal activity

or if he's just had an unfortunate family situation and ended up homeless," said Lt. Dennis Harris.

 

The Utah County Sheriff's Office has received between 75 and 100 tips about the identity of the inmate.

"Were very happy to be getting some information.

You can't rule out anything," Harris said. "Of course we've got some real far out [tips],

but were looking at each one of them."

 

Some tips have been pointing towards missing Centre County,

Pa., District Attorney Ray Gricar, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Gricar has been missing since 2005 and was recently declared legally dead at the request of his daughter.

The Centre County police were working with officers in Utah to do a fingerprint comparison between

Gricar and the man jailed in Utah.

"However, at this point we do not believe it to be Mr. Gricar

based solely on facial comparisons," said Detective Matthew Rickard of the Bellefonte, Centre County, police.




Australian police pepper spray angry kangaroo

By Reuters

SYDNEY -

Australia police used pepper spray to overpower an aggressive kangaroo

after it attacked a 94-year-old woman as she tended to the laundry in her backyard.

Kangaroos rarely stray into urbanized areas, and Police Sergeant Stephen Perkins said on

 

Tuesday two officers were sent to assist the woman,

who was attacked by a “Big Red” in the town of Charleville in southwest Queensland earlier this week.

“Upon alighting from the car the kangaroo approached one of the officers,

the kangaroo was aggressive and the officer had to deploy his capsicum spray to subdue the animal,

” Perkins told Reuters.

The kangaroo initially retreated but spotted the second police officer and bounded towards him,

and was sprayed a second time.

 

Perkins said it was common to use pepper spray to subdue aggressive dogs

but unusual to be used on an angry kangaroo.

“Big Red” kangaroos are one of Australia’s largest kangaroo species and males

can weigh more than 80 kgs and stand more than 1.5 metres tall.

The kangaroo’s victim, Phyllis Johnson, suffered bruises and cuts

and was recovering in hospital, local media reported on Tuesday.





EMAIL

Follow up to Jason's question last week about us not wanting to date a
girl due to a nasty or crazy thing. Jason has his own story


My story of a girl doing something nasty or crazy that caused me to not date them.
You guys had better ones but here is the one the inspired the question.

In college I was friends with this girl . She was about 5’4” cute, skinny , with C’s.
On her the boobs looked giant because of how short and skinny she was.

She invited me to a party at her house. I showed up 30 minutes late , and I was the only
person that showed up. She was soo sad, she had invited like 10 other people and bought
booze and snacks and no one showed or even called. I spent abit talking to her and
cheering her up. I took her to blockbuster and got some movies. Went back to her apartment
and put them on. Then we started drinking. We made a drinking game and drank way too
many shots. She passed out on the couch sitting up. I kept watching the movie. She woke
up a half hour later a little bleary, said she didn’t feel well and promptly threw up all down
her front and she was wearing a spaghetti strap low cut shirt. It was all over her and nasty.
I helped her to the bathroom and helped her get to the toilet. Then I had to help her get
undressed and get into the shower. I helped her stay standing in the shower at arms length,
then tucked her into bed and headed out.

When I told my friends the next day they thought it was awesome, I had to explain to them
that a girl covered in vomit isn’t sexy. I never moved passed it and she stayed in the friend zone.

 VOICE MAILS
Kelly from Detroit asks us about stupid people...





"So kiss a little longer,
Make it last a little longer,
Longer with Big Red!
That Big Red freshness lasts right through it,
Your fresh breath goes on and on,
While you chew it!
So say goodbye a little longer,
Make it last a little longer,
Give your breath long lasting freshness with Big Red!"