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Friday
Jun222012

Tanked Episode 207 for Wednesday Jun. 20, 2012

 ANNOUNCEMENTS 

- Nat is out sick
- Fathers day stuff
- Scotts Trip




 TECH 
  
Microsoft tries to stay relevant
The Microsoft Big Announcement Speculation Game can finally come to an end, as the company announced a new tablet device called Microsoft Surface this afternoon during a Los Angeles press event. Microsoft calls it the "companion hardware innovation" for Windows 8, an OS that was designed to work on mobile devices specifically.

The Surface includes a kickstand built in to the device, as well as an optional cover that contains a touch-typing, super thin keyboard and a multitouch trackpad. Because the device runs a full version of Windows 8, it presumably will run any games that work on that OS, but we'll have to wait and see how those games play. We can also presume that the Surface will work right alongside any other Smart Glass features to be announced for the Xbox later on.
Joystiq
Cnet



 VIDEO GAMES 

Draw Something Game Show Pilot In Development For CBS


Draw Something might soon find itself coming to bigger screens, with CBS having ordered a game show pilot based on the popular Zynga mobile game (created by OMGPOP) from Sony Pictures TV, Embassy Row, and Ryan Seacrest Productions, Deadline reports. The network execs apparently feel -- and probably not incorrectly -- that some portion of the game's 100 million U.S. players would be interested in watching people compete in a TV-friendly variation on the Pictionary-like game.
A description from CBS lays out the basic setup for the show: "Each week, teams of celebrities and everyday users will test their skills in front of a studio audience to earn money and big laughs. Viewers can also play along at home for a chance to win prizes and compete with the celebrities." Draw Something is wildly popular, but can it work as a game show? Is that something you would want to watch?
G4

"Win, Lose, or Draw", Pictonary


 MOVIES 
 
Aaron wanted to talk a lil more Prometheus. Scott said that the Alien’s who were going to deliver the Alien’s to kill us were mad that Christ was crucified.  Hummm oh k. I think I like this movie a lil less.

Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter Review!!!! Just getting back from it!

New trailer for Resident Evil Retribution turns Alice into a housewife

YouTube

Jim Carry leaves Dumb and Dumber. Killing this movie for sure.

Disney’s Wreck It Ralph

YouTube



Facebook.com/ricmulligan



 Foodies 
Burger King rolls out summer BBQ sandwiches, bacon sundae


USAtoday


Lets Pizza


LAtimes



FOOD BEATING
Man Arrested for Wasabi Attack
Newsfeed.Times.com


Also Scott Tries a P’Zolo
LAtimes



 SCIENCE
Cooked squid inseminates woman’s “tongue, cheek and gums”

i09.com




 WEB GEM 


Backyard Water Slide w/ Loop
YouTube

 
 
 ODD NEWS 
 

Craigslist buyer, seller both brought guns

BALTIMORE, June 20 (UPI) -- Police in Baltimore said a Craigslist buy went bad when both the buyer and the seller brought guns to the meeting and the seller attempted a robbery.
Baltimore police said a man and a woman arranged to meet with two men selling a sedan on Craigslist for $4,000, and when the parties met Monday night one of the sellers brandished a gun and demanded money, The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday.
However, the woman then drew her own gun and fired into the air, prompting the sellers to drop the gun and flee. The woman gave chase, firing her weapon several more times, before the attempted robbers managed to get away.
Police said the two men, described as in their 20s, escaped, but the woman, whose name was not released, was arrested on weapons charges.
"We understand that this was a terrifying, frightening situation, but when you fire a gun into the air, you become part of the problem," police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. "The best thing to [do] is to be a good witness and call the police."
Police seized both guns and are working to identify the attempted robbers. Police said they believe the men are linked to similar Craigslist robberies in recent months.


Boy carries 'homeless' sign as punishment



WALDORF, Md., June 20 (UPI) -- A Maryland man said he made his 12-year-old son carry a sign proclaiming him to be "homeless" because he failed to call home as instructed.
Kevin Burks of Waldorf said he made his son, Kenny, carry a sign up and down his street Monday reading, "Homeless, Won't Listen to Parents," because he failed to call home as instructed when spending the night at a friend's house, WRC-TV, Washington, reported Wednesday.
"All he has to do is check in at 8:30," Burks said. He said Kenny did not call until 9 p.m.
"I pay for his clothes, his shoes, the roof over his head, his safety and everything he has," Burks said. "My thing is if you want to be your own adult, you'll sit outside and be your own adult."
Burks said he supervised his son during the punishment, which lasted from 9:15 a.m. until 5 p.m., and gave him meals and breaks every 2 hours.
A police officer responded when neighbors complained, and Burks said the officer complimented him on his creative discipline.


People on the toilet embrace iPoo app

TORONTO, June 13 (UPI) -- Almost 300,000 people have paid $1 each for a portable device iPoo app to share their experiences on the toilet with others trying to empty their bowels.
The app was designed by two people from the Toronto area and one from the United States in 2009, the Toronto Star reported.
Only one of the Toronto men, 30-year-old accountant Amit Khanna, is willing to go public with his name and discuss why the potty-based app has become a money-maker for him and his partners.
While popular Western culture suggests many people like to read newspapers and magazines while doing their daily ablutions, Khanna said the popularity suggests some would like to share ideas.
"Imagine that you're on the can, and think about the things that you would maybe want to do," he said. "I'm not ashamed of it whatsoever -- it's a conversation starter."
Khanna said bathroom chatterers also have an option to map where other "goers" are located.
The app is sold through iTunes, which takes a 30 percent cut of the proceeds, but Khanna said he has still been able to invest in real estate and one of his silent partners helped finance his way through Harvard Business School with iPoo profits.                                   

Ohio candy thief targets mostly peanut butter cups                    

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) -- Police in northern Ohio are trying to identify a candy thief who has stolen hundreds of dollars in peanut butter cups from a gas station store.
Employees reported that a young man usually comes in after midnight, snatches Reese's peanut butter cups and exits the store before they can call police. The workers say the candy stolen over the past few months was worth $400 to $600.
The Morning Journal ( http://bit.ly/N8f3yg ) reports the latest theft happened early Tuesday morning. A police report indicates the man stole peanut butter cups and went for a saltier snack, grabbing a bag of chips. He was dressed in black clothing, with a hooded sweatshirt over his head.
A clerk says he tried to stop the thief, who spun him around and fled on foot.