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Tanked Episode 173 for Tuesday Sep. 27, 2011 


-Hiller back from Vegas (quick)-It's Goog's birthday today. Lucky 13
-Man that invented Doritos Died


New Kindle to be announced

On Wednesday morning in New York City, Amazon will unveil the Kindle Fire. Yes, this is the name
Amazon has settled on, to help differentiate the product from the e-ink Kindles, which will still be very
much alive and for sale. And while Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will show off the Fire on stage,
it won’t be ready to ship until the second week of November, we’ve learned.
Gdgt’s Ryan Block was able to dig up a bit more about the connection. Apparently, the Kindle Fire looks
like a PlayBook because it was designed and built by the same original design manufacturer (ODM), Quanta.
he also originally heard that Amazon Prime would be included, as a big enticement for would-be buyers.
That may be off the table for now as well — but it’s not yet clear. It’s possible Amazon will release one
version with Prime included for $300 and a version without it for $250. Getting Amazon
Prime for $50 would still be a deal, since it’s normally $79 for the year.

Facebook TimeLine Redesign

light the torches and commence the lynchings


Rage set to destroy your free time and free space

Looks like folks planning on playing Rage on launch day have until October 4 to either beef up their 
PC specs or free up their console resources.  For PC you're going to need at least a GeForce 8800 
and 25GB of space which is no biggie for the platform but Rage comes to XBOX 360 on three discs and
one PS3 Blu-Ray with an 8GB install.  For enemies of disc swapping you can install the full game on
your XBOX 360 at the cost of a mere 22GB of space.  Sure glad you picked up that elite edition didn't ya?


Moneball Review.



Doritos Creator Arch West Takes His

Cheesy Legacy to the Grave

Orange-stained fingers around the world were clenched in grief last week, when the legendary marketing man

credited with the creation of Doritos passed away. But take heart, snack fans; Arch West is taking his

cheese powder-infused tortilla chips with him on his eternal journey.

That's right, West is being buried with Doritos.


Web Gem 
Roid Rage movie trailer. perhaps the worst trailer ever. link


It looks like things got dicey with this "board" couple.
Ian Stuart Wood, 50, is accused of choking his wife during a heated game of Yahtzee,
reports the Naples Daily News. Wood, of Eat Naples, allegedly pushed his wife to the ground and placed his
hands around her throat and began choking her to the point she could not breathe.

Over Yahtzee?

Get the DUHtails at the Naples Daily News.

Photo: Collier County Sheriff's Office

More FloriDUH


Diplomats owe $17 million in New York parking fines


NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City is owed nearly $17 million (10 million pounds) in parking tickets issued to diplomats, a hefty amount that may have grown this week as world leaders gathered for the U.N. General Assembly.

The city's Department of Finance said unpaid tickets totalled $16.7 million through the end of July. Egypt topped the list with $1.9 million in tickets, followed by Nigeria with about $1 million and Indonesia with about $725,000.

U.S. congressmen Michael Grimm, Peter King and Edolphus Towns have introduced legislation that would impose sanctions on countries with diplomats who fail to pay parking fines in New York City.

"We can only imagine how much is being racked up this week," Grimm's spokeswoman, Carol Danko, said of the diplomats and world leaders who met at the United Nations in New York.

Under current law, 110 percent of total unpaid parking fines owed to New York City and Washington will be withheld from the foreign aid and obligations to the offending countries.

But the stiffed cities don't recover any of the money, Danko said.


The proposed legislation asks the U.S. State Department to deny the renewal of diplomatic licenses to any country with outstanding parking fines.

New York City is home to 289 foreign missions and consulates. The diplomats' tickets were issued for safety violations including blocking fire hydrants.

"There's no such thing as 'diplomatic immunity' from paying parking tickets," Grimm said when the legislation was introduced in May.

"If you get a ticket in NYC, you have to pay it. No exceptions. New York City's budget is tight enough as it is, and foreign diplomats do not deserve a free pass at the expense of New York City taxpayers."



Ice cream costume mistaken for KKK robe

OCALA, Fla., Sept. 27 (UPI) --

The owners of a Florida ice cream shop said they want to assure locals

their white-hooded ice cream cone mascot is in no way associated with the Ku Klux Klan.

Jose Cantres, co-owner of Ice Cream Family Corner and Sandwiches in Ocala,
 said he and other workers have heard through word of mouth
 and on Facebook that some passersby believe their costumed mascot, a vanilla ice cream cone,
 resembles a KKK member in the group's signature robes, the Ocala Star-Banner reported Tuesday.

 "One (customer) told me, 'I had to think twice before coming in here
because I thought it was KKK,'" manager Liza Diaz said.

Diaz, who moved to Florida from Puerto Rico,

said she had never heard of the KKK until the controversy at the 2-month-old business began.

"We're a friendly environment, family-oriented,"

Diaz said. "We're not (racist). We're very friendly, very religious."


Kangaroo at exotic-animal farm attacks Ohio man


boxing kangaroo


An 80-year-old man is in fair condition after a kangaroo attacked him for 15 minutes

at an exotic-animal farm in central Ohio.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the Marion County sheriff's office received a 911 call

Tuesday from a woman saying her father-in-law was hurt.

Maj. Jeff Cline says the injury happened at Kokas Exotics in Green Camp.

The Advocate of Newark reports the man was in fair condition Wednesday at a Columbus hospital.

The farm owner's son told WCMH-TV the man was attacked by a 6-foot-tall, 200-pound male kangaroo.

The station reports the attack came at breeding time when males can be aggressive.

The son says the kangaroo will be euthanized.



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