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Tanked Episode 223 for Wed Oct. 17, 2012

Beer that Won’t freeze?
Not everyone gets to enjoy an icy cold brew — those living in Antarctica have had to suffer not only freezing temperatures and extreme conditions, but they also can't enjoy a beer without it freezing over. But now, a British microbrewery has created an ale specifically designed to stay in liquid form at -90 degrees — a win for everyone.
The Daily Mail reports that workers at the British-based Oceanography Centre approached the brewery at the Platform Tavern in Southampton, Hampshire, to make the beer. Said Aiden Lavin, the brewer at the pub, told the Daily Mail, "We’ve never been asked to do anything like it before but we decided it would be fun and we’d give it a go."
To tackle the challenge, the brewers looked to recipes for a 200-year-old Indian pale ale, because that particular style of beer was designed to travel long distances. The beer also had to be fermented to at least 6 percent ABV to prevent it from freezing. The result? The Pole-Axed brew is a strong, dark beer made with hops from North America.
This week, the beer will be bottled in plastic, vacuum-sealed bottles and sent nearly 10,000 miles to the depths of the South Pole — where some very appreciative beer lovers will be waiting.

Apple has just invited members of the press to attend a product launch on October 23rd, where we assume the long-rumored iPad mini will be unveiled. The event will go down merely weeks after Apple took the wraps off of the iPhone 5 (and strangely enough, the Foo Fighters played their last show for the foreseeable future). It's quite unlike Apple to throw two product parties in the fall, but if an entirely new iPad is being revealed, it may be a scenario that becomes more familiar in years to come. At this point, we're left with far more questions than answers: will the iPad mini really ship with a Lightning port, while the Retina iPad -- which was only introduced in March -- continues to ship with the "old" Dock Connector? Will Apple really continue to refresh its two iPad products at different intervals? Will the (presumed) AT&T iPad mini actually include mobile hotspot functionality? prices are rumored to be $249 and $299
And while we're at it, is Apple really going to throw a "one more thing" into the mix by bumping its 13-inch MacBook Pro into Retina territory? After all, tossing "little" into the invite could allude to a smaller iPad and an update to an already-small laptop. We'll be there to bring you the blow-by-blow as it happens, so feel free to go ahead and take next Tuesday off. We'll sign the approval form.

Scott Picked up Prometheus on blu-ray 

Argo Review
Loved it!!!! So good. Best Pic, director, editing and adapted screenplay.

Kick-Ass Synop

Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation.
When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire—leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes.
Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there’s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all.

We didn’t not see it based on who’s in the video
Kid Rock and Sean Penn.
A great short film from both sides of the political world.


    Men are programmed to like breasts, but it isn’t for the reasons scientists once thought.


    Why do straight men devote so much headspace to those big, bulbous bags of fat drooping from women’s chests? Scientists have never satisfactorily explained men’s curious breast fixation, but now, a neuroscientist has struck upon an explanation that he says “just makes a lot of sense.”

    Larry Young, a professor of psychiatry at Emory University who studies the neurological basis of complex social behaviors, thinks human evolution has harnessed an ancient neural circuit that originally evolved to strengthen the mother-infant bond during breast-feeding, and now uses this brain circuitry to strengthen the bond between couples as well. The result? Men, like babies, love breasts.

    When a woman’s nipples are stimulated during breast-feeding, the neurochemical oxytocin, otherwise known as the “love drug,” floods her brain, helping to focus her attention and affection on her baby. But research over the past few years has shown that in humans, this circuitry isn’t reserved for exclusive use by infants.Recent studies have found that nipple stimulation enhances sexual arousal in the great majority of women, and it activates the same brain areas as vaginal and clitoral stimulation. When a sexual partner touches, massages or nibbles a woman’s breasts, Young said, this triggers the release of oxytocin in the woman’s brain, just like what happens when a baby nurses. But in this context, the oxytocin focuses the woman’s attention on her sexual partner, strengthening her desire to bond with this person.

    In other words, men can make themselves more desirable by stimulating a woman’s breasts during foreplay and sex. Evolution has, in a sense, made men want to do this.

    Attraction to breasts “is a brain organization effect that occurs in straight males when they go through puberty,” Young told Life’s Little Mysteries. “Evolution has selected for this brain organization in men that makes them attracted to the breasts in a sexual context, because the outcome is that it activates the female bonding circuit, making women feel more bonded with him. It’s a behavior that males have evolved in order to stimulate the female’s maternal bonding circuitry.” [Why Do Men Have Nipples?]



Weatherman BONER Graphic News Blooper - John is expanding (Original)


 UK police sorry for using stun gun on blind man
(Reuters) -
British police apologized on Wednesday
for using a stun gun on a blind man after officers
mistook his white cane for a samurai sword.

Officers were responding to "a number of reports that a man
was walking through Chorley armed with a samurai sword",
when they confronted Colin Farmer,
who was on his way to meet friends in a pub last Friday,
in the northern English town.

When Farmer, 61, did not respond to their calls to stop,
one of the officers used his taser stun gun,
which delivers a 50,000 volt shock.

"I certainly didn't know they were police -
and I certainly didn't know they were shouting at me.
I thought I was going to be attacked by some hooligans,"

Farmer told the Lancashire Evening Post newspaper.

Despite pleading with the police and telling
them he was blind, he was handcuffed.

"It then became apparent that this man was not the person
we were looking for and officers attended to him straight away,"
said Chief Superintendent Stuart Williams in a statement,
adding the innocent man was taken to hospital for treatment.

"Lancashire Constabulary deeply regrets what has happened.
We have clearly put this man through a traumatic experience
and we are extremely sorry for that."

Police later arrested a 27-year old man in connection
with the sword reports but released him without charge.
The incident has now been referred to the independent
police watchdog for further investigation.


Darth Vader's Wife Punched After

Accusations Of Infidelity; Ikbal

Hare Sentenced In England                                    
An Englishman who punched Darth Vader's wife in the face
didn't know the power of the dark side. Or the police.

Ikbal Hare, 35, was arrested in Walsall for the assault,
which began on Sept. 20 when he believed that Vader --
who changed his name from Mark Nokes years ago --
was canoodling with his wife,

according to the Birmingham Mail.

Hare confronted Vader and took a swing at him,
but missed and hit Vader's wife in the cheek.
Prosecutors told the Express and Star that Hare fled and escaped,
despite being chased by several people (and a dark lord of the Sith).

Officers collared the assailant two days later
at his girlfriend's house.
Hare pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the attack,
and was slapped with an 18-month probation
and an anger management course. Darth Vader,
on the other hand, was not ordered to go to an
anger management course.

Terri Graham, Mother, Breastfeeds Dog To 'Feel Complete'

Terri Graham, a mother of two,
couldn't breastfeed her children.
But, she's now fulfilling her maternal desire in an
unorthodox way -- by breastfeeding her 9-year-old daughter's dog,
a pug named Spider.

In an interview published in the Oct. 20 U.K.
edition of Closer magazine, Graham, 44, said that she knows
some people might consider her a "freak," but insisted that her
breastfeeding nourishes the dog, and makes her
feel like a better mom.

"Having Spider suckle on my boob means
I finally feel complete and a better mother," Graham told Closer.

Graham, who is from California, claimed that the dog
developed a taste for breast milk in 2010 after licking
the nipple of a bottle she had pumped for her then-newborn son.
She says she has breastfed the dog for about 2 years.

A photo of the article about Graham was posted to a Reddit forum
devoted to strange and outrageous news,
where it quickly received more than 2,000 "upvotes"
and rose to the site's front page.

Although the comments were riddled with jokes,
one user pointed out that a British woman had
reportedly breastfed her dog in 2010.
A psychologist interviewed for the magazine piece suggested
that Graham seek therapy, but stranger incidents involving
canines have occurred in the British Isles.

Court rejects Bible challenge to ticket

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 17 (UPI) --
A Wisconsin state appeals court has rejected
a driver's claim that traffic laws violate his religious
rights by referring to him as a "person."

Jeffrey Manke had argued that his reading of the Bible
defines him as a "man," rather than a person,
so the law doesn't apply to him.

In a short opinion,
the court said Wednesday the dictionary definition
of "person" includes "man" within it.
"Manke does not develop any argument for how
defining him as a 'person' denies him due process
of the law or how it burdens his exercise of his religion,"
the court said. "Manke has not met his burden to show
how Wisconsin's traffic laws are unconstitutional
either facially or as applied to him."

In upholding Manke's conviction in Fond du Lac County,
the court said a number of other challenges he
made were "equally unpersuasive."