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Tanked Episode 226 for Wed Nov. 14, 2012

Got Bilk?
Japanese brewery uses milk to brew new style beer

A Japanese brewery has produced a low-malt beer with milk, suggesting that this would help dairy farmers get rid of surplus milk.
Bilk goes on sale today. Abashiri Beer, the brewer, has already tested it with consumers. "It's got a fruity taste, so it will probably go well with sweets as well," said Kaori Takahashi of Nakashibetsu.
The brewery had to take special care in production, because milk has a low boiling point. It describes the beverage-to-be as looking like tea with milk during fermentation, but more the color of beer afterwards.
When local dairies realized there was an oversupply of milk last March, the son of the manager of a liquor store in Nakashibetsu, whose main industry is dairy farming, suggested the idea of beer-milk to Abashiri.
The production manager first opposed the idea, saying that fermentation would be difficult because of the high starch content in milk. It took several tests to come up with the final product, which will be sold only in Nakashibetsu.


Dead Phone Battery? Just Burn Something.
After Hurricane Sandy knocked out power in the Northeast, a New York start-up came up with a good publicity stunt: light a fire so people could charge their dead cellphones.
BioLite, a 15-person company based in Brooklyn, sells a $130 camp stove that doubles as a power source. You light a fire inside a metal fuel chamber, where a thermoelectric generator converts the heat into electricity to run a fan. The fan blows air into the fire to oxygenate it and create a clean burn. The generator also powers a USB port for charging phones and other electronics.


COD Black Ops 2 vs. Halo 4

The new "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2" video game complete with zombies, a massive multiplayer campaign system, and new online features, is looking to score big numbers. Many are wondering if it will be able to outdo another popular title just released, "Halo 4" for the Xbox 360. With recent numbers reported on the latter game, and positive remarks about the newer release, it seems it has a "good shot."

According to a Washington Post article, the new "Black Ops 2" is looking not only to take out the fourth installment of "Halo," but it's also looking to outdo its own records. The previous record for a video game launch was the original "Black Ops," which earned over $650 million in five days. Before that it was the "Modern Warfare" edition of the game that topped sales records. "Modern Warfare" was released in 2007, while "Black Ops" came out in 2010.

While "Black Ops II" seems to have the advantage, another game will give it competition in terms of holiday spending. The Post notes that the new "Halo 4" game had a spectacular recent debut as it generated over $220 million in global sales in just its first 24 hours on sale. Xbox Live's Director of Programming Larry Hyrb believes that has the game on pace for $300 million in sales for the week, which is a stellar start for the Xbox-only title. For comparison's sake, the new "Halo 4" also surpassed "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" for its first day sales.

The majority of positive remarks tend to center on the game's multiplayer campaigns, which many critics have called the game's true strength, compared to single-player. Gamers are set to enjoy these aspects of the game along with the ability to blast apart zombies in new ways as well as stream their games live on YouTube as part of a new feature.

SkyFall: Reviews (for us that have seen it this past weekend)

New Star Trek News:

Star Trek Into Darkness will preview its first nine minutes at IMAX theaters on December 14!

I am not sure what movie it will be part of. I know that The Hobbit Opens that day.


Splinter Cell movie get is Star.

None other then Bane himself Tom Hardy.


In This Weeks SLOTAT news

Shailene Woodley is having a very good couple of weeks.  The Descendants star recently entered negotiations to nab the coveted role of Mary Jane Watson in the Amazing Spider-Man sequel, and now she’s looking to lead a franchise of her own: director Neil Burger‘s (Limitless) adaptation of the Hunger Games-esque YA novel Divergent.  

The story revolves around a 16-year-old girl living in a world where society is divided into five factions that represent a particular virtue.  There’s Honesty, Selflessness, Bravery, Peacefulness, and Intelligence.  On a certain day, all 16-year-olds must choose which virtue they want to devote the rest of their life to, after which they undergo a rigorous initiation process for said virtue.

The novel, from author Veronica Roth, is the first in a planned trilogy and it’s garnered some very positive reviews, so this may not be the cheap Hunger Games ripoff that some are expecting.  Heat Vision reports that Woodley initially some scheduling issues with Spider-Man, but apparently the Mary Jane role is realtively small in that sequel, setting up a major role in the third film.  As such, she’s able to take the lead in Divergent and also play Mary Jane.  Hit the jump to read the full synopsis for the

*Scott plowed through the Veronica Roth series Divergent and Insurgent over the week*

Warm Bodies Trailer hits YouTube

New game Who Could’a
I’ll give you a movie roll and you tell me who was originally cast to play the roll before the eventual actor/actress got the roll.

1 Back to the Future Michael J Fox got it. Who Could’a?

A Tom Hanks nat
B Eric Stoltz
C Sean Penn Scott
D Patrick Swazie aaron

2 Austin Powers Who Could’a played Dr Evil? Mike Meyers

A Jim Carrey
B Bill Murry
C James Vander Beek
D Seth Green

3 Indiana Jones Who could’a been cast to play Indy? Harrison Ford

A Dan Aykroid
B Robert England
C Tom Sellek
D Arnold S...... I can’t spell his name.

4 Big Who Could’a played the lead? Tom Hanks

A John Candy
B Steve Martin
C John Trevolta
D Robert De Niro

5 The Matrix who could’a been cast as neo Keanu Reeves

A Will Smith
B Mark Hammil
C Alex Winter
D Michael J Fox

6 The Matrix who could’a been cast as Morphius

A Issca Hays
B Christopher Plummer
C Ian Mckellen
D Sean Connery


MeatSpin don’t click on me Natalie


Man Injects Penis With Olive Oil, Gets Penis Cancer                            

His "coconut sized" genitalia was just the beginning.
A man was admitted to a Bangkok hospital after an
unlicensed olive oil injection meant to enlarge his
penis caused an infection so horrible his testicles swelled
to the size of the medium size fruit, the Bangkok Post reports.

Six months ago, the 50 -year-old man,
who is unnamed in reports, reportedly suffered a cut
to his penis, but he refused to go the doctor until
it became infected. When he finally went to the hospital,
doctors discovered the man had cancer that required
his penis to be amputated, the Post reported.
“He was ashamed to visit a doctor, but the pain and
the infection grew so he had no choice,”
doctor Surat Kittisup-porn told the Post.
Some, including Barstool Sports, are not so sure the
olive oil injection is to blame for the man's tragic condition:

Some dude gets olive oil injected in his c--k 5 years ago.
For 4 and a half years he walks around with a perfectly fine,
big old penis. Then 6 months ago he slices open his d--k
and gets an infection and everything falls apart.
Hey bro I don’t think it was the olive oil from ’07! Pretty sure
your coconut d--k and your cancer are from injuring your d--k
and letting it get infected.

But olive oil penis injections have caused dire
consequences before. In 1995, the
American College of Chest Physicians published a report
on a man who suffered respiratory failure after the procedure
left him with legions on his lungs and genitalia.
In 2005, one of Bangkok's daily papers, the Nation, reported
that many men in Ayutthaya, Thailand underwent the procedure,
which caused swelling, inflammation and abscesses.

Sewage Spray From Fire Helicopter Soaks Australian Firefighters

The Huffington Post

Firefighters face enough crap on the job
without getting drenched in raw sewage.
That's what happened to 29 firefighters in rural
Australia after a water-bombing helicopter
mistakenly sprayed partially-treated sewage onto them
while they were battling a blaze near the city of Port Macquarie,
according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The sewage was scooped up by a chopper from a treatment pool
and when it emptied the excrement-soaked H2O on to the blaze,
the poo goo also splashed the firemen and their equipment,
according to Cam Baker, the Rural Fire Service regional fire controller.

"Following this, all 29 firefighters on the fire ground in the
immediate vicinity and their equipment were withdrawn and
we enacted a decontamination process,"
Inspector Baker told

But that isn't slamming the lid on the controversy,
as the Australian Workers Union is demanding a
full investigation into the incident.

AWU spokesman Mark Hughes said the fact that the chopper
went to the sewage treatment plant in the first place
stinks to high heaven.

"For some strange reason, around 7:30 in the morning
during the water-bombing,
a call was made from the RFS Commanders to use the sewage treatment plant
rather than much more accessible water sources such as
the Camden Haven River, Queens Lake or the Cowarra Dam,"
he told "There are primary and secondary treatment plants,
so basically you've got one pond that's got raw sewage
and one that's been treated. What they were dumping
was the untreated sewage."