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Oct212011

Tanked Episode 175 for Tuesday Oct. 18, 2011

 ANNOUNCEMENTS


-Beer
-Next week is our "Halloween Time 2011" episode 176.
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-Leading into Tech:Update Netflix cancels Qwikster spinoff



 TECH 

  
RIP Steve Jobs

On Wednesday, Apple Computers/Pixar animation Studios co-founder, former CEO and overall tech icon

Steve Jobs died.  He had been struggling with complications related to pancreatic cancer for several years.

No tech company I can recall has been so tightly associated with one single man as Apple Computers was

and will be with Steve Jobs.  Thanks for all the amazing stuff and times Steve.  Enclosed is a link with 
various statements and reactions to the news:

 




 VIDEO GAMES 


Hiller has quit Street Fighter for good

I know I know, you've heard it before.  But after many thrown cartridges, smashed/re-bought discs,

countless dollars and even more countless hours later Hiller has thrown in the Street Fighter towel 
after an impressive (by my standards) 20 year run on the game.  Through Street Fighter II, Championship
Edition, Super, Alpha, SF3, SFIV, Arcade Editions, EX+Alpha, Volt, etc. etc. etc. I have played them all.
But the pyrrhic victories I would see just didn't make up for the anger that built up.  I'll keep drawing
the characters and might still attend a tournament as a spectator but I am retiring from the SF world.
A pennant awarding my achievement and time with the game will be hung up nowhere.

pfft.



 MOVIES 
  m
The Avengers trailer is finally here
Shooting is done, hype is building up and we finally get to see a quick shot of Hulk.  The hi-def trailer for
Marvel's The Avengers is out and it looks like it will be a fun ride.  Coming to theaters May 4, 2012.

Iron Man 3 teaser will be at the end of Avengers.

youtube


Transformers News

‘Transformers 4 & 5′ Shooting Back-to-Back? Jason Statham Starring?

This is an effort to save money. Shooting back to back will really help save
money and also help them increase there profit. Jason Statham? What do you think?

Woman Sues over going to the movies

A Detroit woman went to see Drive. Upon leaving the film she was so upset that she is suing the makers of Drive.
Sarah Deming who claims the film didn't have enough driving in it.
She also said "promotion of criminal violence against members of the Jewish faith." I have not seen drive,
but I asked a few people who have. They said the Jewish comment is laughable.
So what movie would we sue over??

*I'd sue the makes of the Musketeer. Why? For Stealing 1.5 Hours of my life.*


Police seize weapons from Brad Pitt film

class=rg_hi

 

Reuters


Facebook.com/ricmulligan





SCIENCE
Portable Shit Blaster

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The AshPoopie is the brainchild of scientist Oded Shoseyov from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

He is aiming to reduce the huge number of plastic bags full of poop that end up in the trash all over the world.

A built-in pooper scooper on the bottom picks up the offending material. It combines it with the contents

of a replaceable cartridge and what looks like a set of rotating paddles. At this point, some

patented incinerating magic happens and out comes sterile, odorless ash. It's a poop blaster!

AshPoopie is still a prototype but the guys over at Pualee CleanTec hope to have it on the market Q1 2012

Cnet

Ashpoopie

AUTOS

Swiss motorcyclist gets speeding ticket while crashing

Motorcyclist Boris Maier was riding near Bern, Switzerland when he was ticketed by a speed camera for traveling
107 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. Unfortunately for him, he was also off his bike at the time.

According to police, Maier was cruising at a significant rate of speed when he saw the camera and
crammed the rear brake. The bike began to slide and both rider and machine were jittering
off the pavement before Maier could say, "gravity."
AutoBlog

The DeLorean returns from the future as an electric car in 2013

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Doc Brown's time traveling DeLorean will be gracing roads again in 2013. The DeLorean Motor Company is partnering with

Epic EV to build an all-electric car that'll be updated with necessities like an iPhone dock. Can't cruise down the freeway in a

DeLorean without blasting the Back to the Future theme, now can ya?

Externally, the DeLorean should remain largely unchanged. It's said to be capable of maxing out at 125 miles per hour with

260 horsepower and cost about $90,000-100,000. Expensive — yes! But when will you ever get a chance to get an authentic

DeLorean that's super green? Sure, it won't really let you time travel, but neither will any other car.

DMC hasn't announced any other details, but we also see an onboard GPS navigation system in there, alongside what looks

like knobs for a sound system. Man, if we had the money, we'd be first in line to order one of these. Come on, gull-wing doors!

Delorean, via Autoblog




FOOD BEATING

Woman attacks husband with cupcakes




Responding officers reportedly found the victim covered in frosting and crumbs
A food fight led to domestic battery charges for a woman on Chicago's Southwest Side.

Late Saturday night,

a man called police to his home on the 4700 block of South Western Avenue

because his wife was hurling cupcakes at him, Chicago police said

When officers arrived at the home in the Brighton Park neighborhood,

they said the man was covered in frosting and crumbs.

He told officers he feared for his safety.

 

The police report states the woman was verbally aggressive with officers.

On Sunday, a Cook County judge ordered electronic monitoring for the woman and a $10,000 bond.

The woman was also charged with a misdemeanor count of domestic battery.

This isn't the first time the couple have been in trouble with the law.

Records indicate that since 2003,

the alleged victim himself has been arrested three times on domestic battery or battery charges.

Charges in all three cases were later dropped.






 WEB GEM 




Not to be used on show Japanese Human PacMan Gameshow


 
 
 ODD NEWS 

Drunken Dad let 9yo Girl Drive

DETROIT, Oct. 18 (UPI) --

Police in Michigan said a 9-year-old girl who was pulled over while driving

for her drunken dad told officers she had been "driving good."

 

Brownstown Township police said they received a call about 2:46 a.m. Oct. 8

from someone who had seen the young girl get into the driver's seat with her father,

who appeared intoxicated, in the passenger's seat at a Citgo gas station,

the Detroit Free Press reported Tuesday.

 

The witness followed the vehicle until it was pulled over by an officer.

"She was doing fine," Detective Lt. Robert Grant said. "And,

in fact, as heinous as this is, the little girl looks at the police officer and says,

'What did you stop me for? I was driving good.' Incredible.

Obviously, the officer told her she was too young to drive."

 

Shawn Weimer, 39, of Brownstown Township was arrested

on charges of felony second-degree child abuse and misdemeanor fourth-degree child abuse.

He was also charged with being a habitual offender.

Weimer, who the girl said had been drinking whiskey all night,

told officers he was teaching his daughter to drive.

 

"He was argumentative with us, that it was his right to teach his daughter how to drive," Grant said.

Weimer, who refused a breath test, has previous convictions

for receiving and concealing stolen property, unarmed robbery,

felon in possession of a firearm and felony firearm.

He was also convicted of operating while impaired by liquor in an October 2007 crash in Wyandotte, Mich.



Man gets prison for catching 13,983 birds

 

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 18 (UPI) --

A Swedish court handed down an 18-month prison sentence

to a man who caught more than 13,000 birds, including some protected species.

Prosecutor Christer Jarlas said the 40-year-old man, whose name was not released,

is believed to have captured 13,983 birds between January 2005 and June 2010,

Swedish news agency TT reported Monday.

 

"The verdict is clear and states that a serious crime has been committed.

It also shows that a serious crime leads to a serious sentence," Jarlas said.

Defense lawyer Thomas Martinsson said his client usually released the birds after a short time

and often caught the avians so he could treat their injuries.

"It was simply a hobby that got out of hand," the lawyer said.

The man was convicted on charges of aggravated hunting,

animal cruelty and violating Sweden's protected species laws.

 

 

N.C. Bigfoot expert to lead hunt

SALISBURY, N.C., Oct. 18 (UPI) --

A North Carolina man who has hunted for Bigfoot for decades

says he will lead a four-day expedition to seek out the never-confirmed, man-ape creature.

Michael Greene, 70, of Salisbury, who said his previous encounters with Bigfoot --

also known as Sasquatch and Yeti in the folklore of different cultures --

include hearing the creature roar and capturing thermal imaging footage of a 7-foot-tall creature

with no discernible neck,

 

said he will lead a team into the Uwharrie National Forest in November

to try to bring the reputed creature out of hiding, The (Raleigh) News & Observer reported Monday.

"Usually," Greene said of his previous Bigfoot hunts, "nothing at all happens.

 

But you hear roaring in the bushes. They'll pitch rocks into camp, but they never hit anybody."

Greene said his team will try to root out the Sasquatch

with low-tech methods such as banging on trees with baseball bats and leaving candy bars at their campsite.

 

 

Marathon man undone by bus trip

 

(Reuters) -

A marathon runner was stripped of his third place medal

after catching a bus to complete the last six miles of the race

held in northern England last Sunday.

 

Organizers of the event said Rob Sloan, 31, withdrew 20 miles into the race,

caught a spectator bus, then completed the final section of the course

and crossed the finish line in third place with a personal-best time.

 

"He's the only runner in the whole of the race

who ran the second half of the race quicker than the first half,"

Kielder Marathon event director Steve Cram,

an Olympic medal-winning former runner, told BBC television Wednesday.

 

"He either turned into an Olympic athlete over the last eight miles ...

or he used some other method to get to the finish line," Cram said.

 

Sloan had originally dismissed as "laughable"

the allegation that he had cheated,

but later admitted to skipping part of the circuit in Northumberland

when Organizers began an investigation into claims he hitched a ride.

 

This was rightly questioned by several witnesses including the third place finisher

who has been awarded his prize," added the Organizers.




Man had only '2 pizzas to drink' before driving into ditch


WLKY.com


Police said a Louisville man drove his car into a ditch

and then told officers he only had "two pizzas to drink" for lunch.

 

According to arrest records, Louisville police were dispatched to a vehicle in a ditch

at the intersection of La Costa Road and Stonybrook Drive about 10 p.m. Saturday.

Police said when officers arrived, an off-duty St. Matthews police officer was talking to the driver,

68-year-old Donn Adams.

Adams seemed confused and disoriented police said,

and told officers he only had two pizzas to drink for lunch.

 

Officers asked Adams if he was under the influence of drugs,

according to arrest records, and Adams told them he wasn't

but that he took Suboxone for an opiate addiction.

 

Adams did not give officers permission to search his car,

but two syringes filled with a brown liquid

believed to be heroin were in plain sight in the car, police said.

Adams told police that he thought the liquid was heroin

that his friend had left in the car, police said.

Adams is charged with possession of a controlled substance

and possession of drug paraphernalia.



Teen girl forced to wear armor,

fight stepfather with wooden sword


KING 5 News

A Thurston County couple is accused of beating their daughter

and forcing her to fight them in a medieval-style duel.

 

Investigators arrested the 16-year-old girl's stepfather,

Fremon Seay, and her mother, Julie Seay, this weekend.

 

According to police, the teen was forced her to dress in armor

and fight Fremon Seay with a wooden sword for two hours.

 

Police also said Seay punched

and beat his stepdaughter with a tree branch prior to the duel.

Investigators said she collapsed from exhaustion.

 

The couple told officers they punished the teen

for going to a party without their permission.

Investigators learned the couple is part

of a group of Renaissance enthusiasts,

who recreate fights from the medieval era.

Officers said the parents told them it was their right

to discipline their child however they see fit.

Police said Julie Seay witnessed the abuse.

She is employed at a daycare in Yelm.

The teen reportedly has bruises all over her body,

but is expected to recover. She and two other children

that live at the home are temporarily staying with other family members.

The couple appeared at the Thurston County Courthouse Monday afternoon.





Cyclops shark appears to be the real thing



Image: Fetal shark



 

In this world of Photoshop and online scams, it pays to have a hearty dose of skepticism at reports

of something strange — including an albino fetal shark with one eye smack in the middle of its nose like a Cyclops.

But the Cyclops shark, sliced from the belly of a pregnant mama dusky shark caught by a commercial fisherman

in the Gulf of California earlier this summer, is by all reports the real thing. Shark researchers have examined the

preserved creature and found that its single eye is made of functional optical tissue, they said last week. It's unlikely,

however, that the malformed creature would have survived outside the womb.

"This is extremely rare," shark expert Felipe Galvan Magana of Mexico's Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias del Mar
told the Pisces Fleet Sportfishing blog in July. "As far as I know, less than 50 examples of an abnormality
like this have been recorded."
Pisces Fleet, a sportfishing company, rocketed the Cyclops shark to viral status online this summer with their photos
of the creepy-cute creature. But this isn't the first time that reports of a mythical-seeming creature have spurred
media sensations — last week alone, Russian officials announced "proof" of a Yeti, and paleontologists spun a theory
about an ancient Kraken-like squid. Few reports of mythical beasts, however, come with proof.

Cyclops shark
The Cyclops shark is an exception. While rare, "cyclopia" is a real developmental anomaly in which only one eye

develops. Human fetuses are sometimes affected, as in a 1982 case in Israel reported in 1985 in the British

Journal of Ophthalmology. In that case, a baby girl was born seven weeks early with no nose and only one eye

in the center of her face. The infant, who lived only 30 minutes after birth, also had severe brain abnormalities.

In 2006, a kitten born with one eye and no nose (a rare condition called holoprosencephaly), created a stir

online as news organizations and bloggers tried to determine if the bizarre photos of the animal were real.

A veterinarian confirmed the kitten's condition; "Cy," as the cat was known, lived only a day.

The remains were sold to the creationist Lost World Museum.

The fisherman who discovered the Cyclops shark is reportedly hanging on to the preserved remains,

news outlets reported. But scientists have recently examined and X-rayed the fish, authenticating the catch.

According to Seth Romans, a spokesman for Pisces Fleet, Galvan Magana and his colleagues will publish a

scientific paper about the find within the next several weeks.

Romans told LiveScience that the fisherman who caught the strange shark is "amazed and fascinated" by

the attention his catch has drawn.

It's not the first strange shark fetus Galvan Magana has found; he and his colleagues discovered two-headed

shark embryos in two different female blue sharks. It's possible that one embryo started to split into twins,

but failed to completely separate because of crowding in the womb, the researchers reported in

January 2011 in the journal Marine Biodiversity Records.






woman accused of robbing home to buy porn
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EAST BETHEL, Minn.
(AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old Minnesota woman admitted to investigators
that she broke into a neighbor's home three times looking for items she could fence to feed her porn addiction.
the neighbor set up the camera after $300 and several items were stolen.

Investigators say Owens admitted she had broken in three times. She said she need money so she

could pay for 20 to 30 pornographic DVDs she bought.

News.Yahoo.com

Ric- Hasn't she ever heard of Redtube or youporn? What the hell is she paying for????

Smokin' Bees
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A TURKISH news agency says suspected smugglers set loose a swarm of bees on
15 police officers searching for contraband cigarettes hidden among a truckload of hives.

The state-run Anatolia agency says police, acting on a tip, stopped the truck in the southern city of Adana today.

The alleged smugglers then set some of the bees free to prevent police from searching the vehicle.

There was no information on the officers' conditions.

The agency said the truck was later searched by officers in beekeeping gear who seized some

32,500 packs of smuggled cigarettes.

The truck driver and two beekeepers were arrested.

Sharks guard golf course

 

 

LOGAN, Australia, Oct. 11 (UPI) --

Officials at an Australian golf course said they are proud of the attention received

 by the approximately 12 bull sharks living in a water hazard.

 

Scott Wagstaff, general manager of the Carbrook Golf Course in Logan,

 said the sharks have been living in the lake for 17 years, ever since the Logan River covered

 the course and allowed the sharks to cross into the water hazard,

 but only recently gained international fame when video footage of the carnivorous fish went viral on the Internet,

 The (Brisbane) Courier-Mail reported Tuesday.

 

"I reckon most of our members would have seen them at least once. It is a big talking point," Wagstaff said.

 "They (the sharks) like red meat and a bit of chicken.

 They love smelly meat so if there is something going off I'll throw that in."

Wagstaff said the sharks have done a good job of keeping golfers from attempting to retrieve their balls from the water.

"It is in our contract with our ball collector, he's not allowed to get in there.

 I think the sharks will be alright until there is blood in there," Wagstaff said

UPI
 
 
 
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