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Tanked Episode 166 for Tuesday Aug. 9, 2011


- Scott Just wanted to say thanks for one of my best birthdays in a long time.
- Beers


Four Loko Über Alles

California Governor Jerry Brown has a big mess to clean up.  No, I'm not talking about restructuring California's
spending after Schwarzenegger, I'm talking about all those caffeinated alcoholic beverages out there.  That's right,
on Monday JB signed a law that bans the sale and production of caffeinated beer in California after January 1.  CA
is now the seventh state to support such a ban.  But don't fret boozy caffeine fans, this law only affects alcoholic
beverages with caffeine as an added ingredient.  Booze brewed with naturally caffeinated ingredients such as coffee
beans are fair game (Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout, Mateveza Yerba Mate IPA, Meantime Coffee Porter to list a few).

la times


Chinese Smugglers Use Zip Line to
Get Apple Goods Into Their Country
Chinese police arrested six culprits in the act earlier this month as they smuggled over $40,000 in Apple
gear into China via an ingenious zip-line set-up. The criminals were caught during an attempt to smuggle
over 50 iPads and just as many iPhones over the border.

How the Electronics Arrived

The smugglers attempted to move their contraband electronics across the border from Hong Kong into

Shenzen province. One part of the group fired a more-than-300-yard zip line by crossbow from a high-rise

in China back over the river into Hong Kong. They then dragged a canvas bag filled with the contraband

Apple goods by another segment of the group stationed in Hong Kong across the border via a pulley system.



Nevermind that comes the Noid!

Dominos is a company that, in my mind, has achieved their greatest success (found in there new and

actually tasty pizza) by not looking back.  But now someone at the one disgraced pizza house has started
up the old nostalgia engine and brought back one of fast food's most notorious goons of the 80's/90's.  That's 
right, the Noid (the fanciful lil' imp wearing some long-eared red latex outfit is back to fuck up your pizzas!
Well, sorta.  Dominos is featuring a game with the satan spawn on their Facebook page for a week and is
awarding free pizza coupon every minute for folks with the highest score.  You have to "like' Dominos first
to play but what the's free pizza everyone!  The Noid is no stranger to games having starred in 

Avoid the Noid for the Commodore 64 in 1989 and Yo! Noid for the NES in 1990.


Evolution of the Nintendo Controller link

In Time trailer hits the webs
syn: When Will Salas is falsely accused of murder, he must figure out a way to bring down a system where 
time is money - literally - enabling the wealthy to live forever while the poor, like Will, have to beg, borrow, 
and steal enough minutes to make it through another day.

With a huge cast that includes Justin Timberlake, Olivia Wilde, Cillian Murphy, Amanda Seifried,
Vincent Karthiser, Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki and and ‘White Collar’s Matthew Bomer,
this movie is going to start to draw a lot of attention. ‘In Time’ is directed by the same man
who made Gattaca and it does feel a little similar. Think of it as Logan’s Run meets Robin Hood.
We'll have to see more but so far it looks pretty good... and different.

Nate reviews Rise of the Planet of the Apes

World War Z by Chris


*Submitted by JFT*

Stop wearing that bunny suit
Police in Idaho Falls have told a man to stop wearing a bunny suit in public
after people complained he has been frightening children

Residents in the northwestern city of 54,000 people also reported William Falkingham,

34, occasionally wears a tutu with the bunny suit, police said in a statement on Tuesday.

Police warned Falkingham after a woman said she saw him dressed in the costume,

peeking at her young son from behind a tree and pointing his finger like a gun.

While a police report said other residents were "greatly disturbed" by his activities,

one neighbor defended Falkingham as eccentric but otherwise harmless.

"He's got the bunny outfit, a cowboy suit and a ballerina dress but you don't see

him except where he's tripping through his backyard," Deborah Colson told Reuters.

"He's got a strange lifestyle at home but we all do weird things at home."

Falkingham told officers he "enjoys wearing the suit" but understands

the concerns and that he could be cited as a public nuisance


Deaf man complains nudists would not provide interpreter



HUDSON, New York (Reuters) –

A deaf man has accused a nudist park in upstate New York of violating federal law

by refusing to provide him with a sign-language interpreter at an annual festival.

Tom Willard, 53, of Rochester, filed a complaint with the U.S. Justice Department

claiming Empire Haven Nudist Park violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

by refusing his requests for an interpreter.

"I am fed up with being turned away every time I try to do something,

by idiots who somehow feel the ADA does not apply to them," Willard wrote in the complaint.

The ADA law requires businesses and nonprofit groups to provide auxiliary aids and services,

including interpreters, at no additional cost to users. First-time violations can lead to fines of up to $55,000.

Willard told Reuters that in 2009 he approached a board member of the Naturist Society,

which organized the festival, who told him he could hire his own interpreter.

But he said the board member denied his request that he and the interpreter attend the event for free.

The six-day event costs $45 overall, plus an additional $17 for each day a person attends.

Willard filed his federal complaint on July 19.

On August 2, the festival's opening day, the Naturist Society offered to get an interpreter

but said it would need three days notice to do so, Willard said.

Willard said he wanted to raise awareness of groups that ignore the ADA.

He said he was also filing a complaint against a local comedy club that refused to provide an interpreter.

"I hate that I have to go through these experiences and subject myself to ridicule and derision,

but the alternative is to stay home and never try to do anything in the world," Willard said.

Michael Schwartz, director of Syracuse University College of Law's disability rights clinic,

said businesses often ignore their responsibilities under the ADA because it can be cheaper not to comply.

"Because of the cost (of interpreters), many places choose to say 'no,'" he said.

"They are making a calculated choice that they'll get away with it.

A spokeswoman for Empire Haven, which is in the Finger Lakes region of New York state,

was not available for comment, and Morley Schloss, the Naturist Society board member contacted by Willard,

did not respond to several requests for comment.

Man who put semen in co-worker's bottle must pay $27,000

A Fullerton man who was
convicted of twice secretly depositing his semen in a co-worker's water bottle
was ordered to pay more than $27,000 in restitution Monday.

Superior Court Judge Walter Schwarm, who earlier sentenced Michael Kevin Lallana,

32, to 180 days in jail for two misdemeanor battery convictions,

said Lallana needs to reimburse his victim for therapy and loss of wages

after she left her employment following the incidents.


The judge also told Lallana he must repay his former co-worker more than $300

for her out-of-pocket expenses in having her tainted water bottle tested after she tasted something funny

when she took a sip at her desk at Northwestern Mutual Financial Network in Orange.


A lab determined that the odd taste was semen, deposited by Lallana without the woman's knowledge.

Defense attorney Eduardo Madrid argued during Lallana's trial in February

that had a narcissistic personality disorder and the maturity of a 16-year-old.

While Lallana may have thought the acts were pranks, they have cost him dearly.

In addition to the 180-day jail sentence, Schwarm also ordered Lallana to register as a sex offender

after ruling that the acts were for his sexual gratification.

And now he has to pay $27,410.80 in restitution.

"The idea that I had Mr. Lallana's semen in my mouth, without my knowing, against my will,

for his sexual pleasure, sickens me," the victim said during her victim-impact statement in February.

"What I experienced was not rape, but I feel it was a form of rape.


I ultimately experienced sexually inflicted harm without my consent."

Deputy District Attorney Brock Zimmon argued that Lallana twice set a trap

for his co-worker at Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

by discharging his semen into a water bottle she kept on her desk.


The woman first became aware of something unusual in her water when she took

a sip from her water bottle on Jan. 14, 2010, while she was working in

Northwestern's Newport Beach branch.


She testified that she immediately noticed an odd taste

and held the bottle away from her face and saw something in the water.

She said the same thing happened four months later in the company's Orange branch,

where she had been transferred. She took the bottle to a private lab,

which determined the foreign substance was semen.

Orange police then launched an investigation and interviewed six co-workers

from the Orange office, including Lallana.

Lallana at first denied having anything to do with the semen in the bottle,

but later admitted discharging into the bottle both times, according to a tape recording of the conversation.

A subsequent DNA test confirmed that the semen was Lallana's, Zimmon said.





- JFT wants to know what do we think about aliens?
-Kelly wanted to know what we've ever done or said that made us look like a total pervs even though we were doing nothing wrong.

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