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Tanked Episode 168 for Tuesday Aug. 23, 2011 


- Beers
- Aaron is in Rochester NY
- I should have bought a HP Touch Pad!


Fox's 8-Day Delay on Hulu Triggers Piracy Surge
It’s been a week since Fox stopped offering free access to its TV-shows the day after they air on television.
The TV-studio took this drastic step in the hope of getting more people to watch their shows
live and thus make more revenue. TV-viewers, however, are outraged by the decision and
have massively turned to pirated sources to watch their favorite shows.
- also Bids for the online streaming company Hulu are due on Wednesday but it is still
unclear what the company’s future will hold.
Rumors surfaced in July that Apple was pondering a Hulu purchase and The Wall Street Journal
said Amazon, Google, DirecTV and Yahoo are among those who have been named as potential
bidders. Industry insiders have suggested company could fetch between $500 million and $2 billion.

iPhone5 Coming to Sprint in October
Watch out AT&T and Verizon, it looks like there's an iPhone 5 hat-trick coming this fall. WSJ is reporting
that the Apple smartphone will hit Sprint at the same time as those other two networks, bringing a well-needed
boost to the carrier's shares in afternoon trading. We've heard mixed reports about an expected release date,
but Wall Street Journal sources "familiar with the matter" are claiming that the phone will ship in mid-October.
One source also stated that Sprint will begin carrying the iPhone 4 at the same time -- presumably with a
price drop in tow. Adding Sprint's 52 million subscribers to the mix could bring the iPhone within reach of
customers currently locked into contracts, family plans or corporate agreements with Sprint, making the
move a huge win for both companies.

Man creates 3D printer from Lego parts!!!!!

SAO CAETANO DO SUL, Brazil, Aug. 23 (UPI) --

A designer for Brazilian company Zoom Education for Life has created a 3D printer

 made almost entirely from Lego components that carves shapes from foam.


Arthur Sacek said his milling machine utilizes parts from the Lego Mindstorms NXT robotic toolkit

 and includes only a single non-Lego part, the drill to carve the foam into 3D shapes,

Tecca reported Tuesday.


Sacek, who created the machine for Zoom Education for Life,

 which partners with Lego Education to create learning solutions,

 said he is planning a YouTube video to show the public how they can create their own 3D printers

 from NXT kits, which start at about $250.


The designer said he is working on hooking the printer

 up to computers and altering it to handle materials other than floral foam.

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Ric's Review of Fright Night

Scott has signed to direct a follow up film to his 1982 classic science fiction/film  noir hybrid Blade Runner.
There's no word yet as to whether this new film will be a prequel or a sequel. Harrison Ford is not expected to be involved with this film.
Filming would be sometime in 2013.

LIVES TWICE TO SHAG ANOTHER DAY. Do we really care? 1 was stupid to me. 2 I liked and 3 was stupid. So 4 should be good?

This weekend at the Box office:

Our Idiot brother: Staring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Zooey Deschanel. scott will see
Don't be afraid of the Dark: Guillermo del Toro produced and Staring Katie Holmes.
Columbiana; Staring Zoe Saldana. scott will see

Big Badda Boom?
Some redditors reported reading this little nugget of joy on FE wiki page siting that originally
Luc Besson's sci-fi cult classic "was developed from a 400-page story outline Luc Besson reportedly
began while still in high school. As the story was far too long for a feature film, Besson wrote this
screenplay from only its first part. A sequel, titled Mr. Shadow, was planned but development
attempts ended within the year."
Could we possibly see another Fifth Element Film in the future? *discuss*


Top 10 best/worst infomercials EVER!

My Fav is Doc Bottoms Aspray!

Angry Birds Goes Metal


Greek police smash violent doughnut ring



 It took an undercover operation, but Greek police have blown a hole in a ring

 of alleged crooks who had cornered the doughnut market in a beach resort.


It started with complaints that two Bulgarian men and a former Greek wrestling champion

 were using violence to choke off the trade by other doughnut vendors

 on Paliouri beach in the Halkidiki peninsula near Thessaloniki.


So an undercover officer posed as a doughnut seller, police said Tuesday,

 and he was attacked, leading to the arrest of the three aggressive doughnut sellers.


As a result, they have been charged with blackmail and fraud.

 They also were charged with food safety violations after police found they had stashed

 their product in an abandoned hotel that was open to the elements and used by bathers as a toilet.


Mom makes boy wear 'thief' sign


TOWNSVILLE, Australia, Aug. 23 (UPI) --

Residents of an Australian city said a mother

 forced her young son to sit in public wearing Shrek ears

 and a sign proclaiming him to be "a thief."


Witnesses said the boy, who appeared to be about 10 years old,

 spent nearly an hour Sunday sitting near a Townsville water park wearing the ears

 and the sign while his family ate lunch nearby, The (Sydney) Daily Telegraph reported Monday.


"Do not trust me. I will steal from you as I am a thief," the boy's sign read.

Diane Mayers, who has worked with Child Safety Services in the past, said she was so

"horrified" when she saw the boy that she immediately notified the department.


"A lot of people walked past and were laughing at him, including boys who would have been his age,"

 Mayers said. "At one point, the boy had taken off the Shrek ears.

 My daughter walked past and heard the mother say, 'Put them back on or I'll smack your head in.'"

Mayers said she feared the long-term effects from the public humiliation

 would be worse than the potential effects from physical abuse.

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Intruders found sleeping in funeral home caskets






Police in Tennessee were called to a funeral home

 where workers found two intruders sleeping inside caskets.


The employees at Weaver's Funeral Home in Bristol called police around 10:30 a.m.

 on Tuesday after finding two men asleep in caskets.

The men fled through a window after police were alerted, the Bristol Herald Courier reports.

One man escaped, but police caught and arrested Barrett Lance Hartsock,

 who was charged with burglary and vandalism over $1,000.




-Kelly asks us a baseball question...not really.
-JFT gets his sister in on the action!

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