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Saturday
Dec152012

Tanked Episode 230 for Wed Dec. 12, 2012

 ANNOUNCEMENTS 

- Beer/Mixed Drinks
- Weekend Catchup
- Christmas Show is next week
-Work party for scott this saturday all expenses paid! Booze is included. Clearly they don’t know me
-We have a bunch of guests slated for the next year. Nate, Chris, Animal Attack Mike, Maybe Wendy from Windy, Maybe Candice Burton from a show on spreaker called The Wicked.
-We need song suggestions. Every year we do a spin on a Christmas song. Chris will help write it.

fucked up news

Gun sales are up, and the federal government says zombies are the reason. The undead are everywhere, from hit TV shows like The Walking Dead to freakin’ Starburst commercials. No less than three major automobile manufacturers employ zombies as pitchmen in some capacity. They’re not just for low-budget horror anymore.

Nationwide on Black Friday more than 154,000 background checks were performed, which is a record. According to Dave Workman, a representative of the 2nd Amendment Foundation, “It was the largest number of background checks in a single day.”
The sheer number of background checks actually crashed the FBI’s system, two times. That’s how many people hit up the after-Thanksgiving sales to stock up on firearms.

Not only are zombies prominent in all facets of popular culture, but the Centers for Disease Control has even enlisted their services to promote greater disaster preparedness. Their stance is not as ridiculous as it seems at first glance. If you’re ready and equipped for a swarm of rampaging flesh eaters to descend upon your city, then you’ll be able to handle more real world occurrences, like floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, alien invasions, and giant robot attacks.

I’m all for being prepared for the worst, but the idea of a bunch of heavily armed people who actually believe that the dead are going to rise, is a little bit terrifying. Still, you can buy all sorts of fun zombie-related paraphernalia, like targets, special zombie guns, and green-tipped bullets, specifically for headshots. Gun clubs have even started staging zombie shooting matches.
While the current fixation on zombies isn’t entirely behind the spike in gun sales, but it is certainly playing a role. And that’s hilarious.
GiantFreakinRobot.com


BoOzE NEWS
Beer Can Help With The Common Cold

Turns out beer has a some ingredients to cure what ales ya. Get it? Ok, bad puns aside, researchers at Sapparo Medical University found that a key ingredient in beer can help cure respiratory ailments and fend off certain symptoms of the common cold.
Ready for the science stuff? The researchers found that the compound humulone is effective in fighting RSV or respiratory syncytial (sin-si-tal) virus, which causes pneumonia and bronchitis in young children as well as cold-like symptoms in adults. The humulone is contained in hops, the ingredient in beer that gives it a bitter taste.
Though before you start giving young children beer to cure their colds, it is estimated that one would have to drink 30 12oz beers to get the full effect.
Jun Fuchimoto, a researcher for Sapporo Breweries, spoke of other ways the humulone might be used.
“We are now studying the feasibility of applying humulone to food or non-alcoholic products,” he said. “The challenge really is that the bitter taste is going to be difficult for children.”
Via examiner

Hop Flavored Whiskey 

  

Soooo we are sure you are getting tired of the novelty flavored liquor craze that has been going on with vodka, rum, and whiskey lately. Every strange taste, snack, or meal has been turned into a liquor flavor by now. However, this new flavor is one that could potentially combine the best of two worlds in the alcohol universe. Charbay’s Hop Flavored Whiskey combines that familiar bitter savory taste of hops from beer with the robust smokiness of whiskey. Though we have not yet tried the whiskey we approve the idea. Whiskey is basically distilled beer anyways so why not jump on the hop train and add a little more of beer’s familiar flavor.

The Whiskey itself is distilled from Bear Republic’s Racer 5 IPA and Charbay is releasing a clear un-aged version as well as aged bottles at around 99 proof.

To learn more about how this product actually taste, check out this review by Andrew Strenio

Via Drinks at SeriousEats.Com

Budwiser’s new Project 12 to focus on the Craft Beer Movement


Even though Budweiser still controls a huge percentage of the beer market, it is no secret that craft beer is becoming a force. Whereas overall beer consumption decreased by 1.3 percent last year, craft beer has been experiencing double digit growth. With this kind of growth which is focused on beer quality, Budweiser has announced plans to create a new line of craft-style beer with Project 12.
Unlike previous practices of simply buying out craft-breweries to sell under their brand, Project 12 seems to be a legitimate effort to create a beer that reflects practices and values of craft beer. With Project 12, A-B asked each one of their dosen Master Brewers to come up with a special recipe. 6 of which were tested, and three were chosen to be tested for the public. The three winners were named by the zip code; there was a 6.0% ABV golden pislner from St. Louis (63118), a 6.0% ABV amber lager from Los Angeles (91406), and a 5.5% ABV light amber lager from Williamsburg (23185).
Read some reviews by Will Gordon on how these new brews taste.
Via SeariousEats.com


 MOVIES 
 
Lets talk trailer!!
We have a slew of new trailers hit the web! Lets see what is a see or no see.

- Man of Steel Trailer zod wiki
- Oblivion Trailer
- Pacific Rim trailer http://www.gofobo.com/news/first_trailer_for_guillermo_del_toros_epic_pacific_rim_explodes_online
- After Earth New Will/Jaden Smith M Night Shamalamadingdong
- G.I. Joe even gets a revamped trailer for it’s March release.
- Star Trek teaser

Hobbit comes out friday!
Facebook.com/ricmulligan


 SCIENCE

Duck and Cover!!!!


We're coming close to the doomsday of Mayan calendar lore and there's a huge, mountain-size asteroid in the neighborhood of Earth this week. Coincidence?
Of course it is. Sorry, apocalypse fans.

4179 Toutatis (Two-Ta-Tis) is a well-known asteroid because it makes a flyby of our planet roughly every four years. The passing is often very near, with the object coming within just 1 million miles of Earth — about four times the distance between our planet and the moon — back in 2004. This year’s flyby will be a more ample yet still cosmically close 3.7 million miles, or about 15 times the Earth-moon distance. so this one won't require sending Steve Buscemi, Ben Affleck and friends to take it out.Toutatis was first spotted back in 1934 but then considered lost and only officially discovered in 1989.

Because it comes so close to Earth, Toutatis is classified as a potentially hazardous asteroid, though this does not imply that it will hit us. The chances of the object smashing into the planet are effectively zero for the next 600 years, but Toutatis has a somewhat chaotic orbit that makes long-term predictions difficult. The asteroid is about half the size of the one that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. A separate 65-foot asteroid named 2012 XE54, discovered only a few days ago, made a close approach to Earth earlier this morning.

So while the Earth probably won't end in a galactic rock-on-rock fender bender this week, you can follow the progress of the asteroid via the Slooh space camera online. Gather your friends, family, and canned goods in the underground bunker and pretend like it's the end of times.

Slooh will be broadcasting live images of the Toutatis flyby for the next few days online.
If you don't get your fill of pre-apocalyptic hype from the near collision (in galactic terms), stay tuned next week when Slooh will host a search for Nibiru, the sneaky planet of legend that will supposedly jump out from its hiding spot behind the sun any day now to smite us all.

-This Astroid looks like a huge tan turd flopping around in space
-This fucker is half the size of the asteroid that wiped out half the lifeforms on earth 65mil years ago.
- We have no defense with asteroids as of now. Nukes will not do shit to asteroids. Any beter ideas???
Wired.com

 WEB GEM 

I totally forgot about this guy i found on YouTube like 2 years ago and I came across his YT channel Tommy Edison XP. You have to check out his videos about different aspects of life while blind.  I love Tommy.

Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, talks about the funny side of being blind.
Tommy’s YouTube Channel Link

Best Things About Being Blind

YouTube


 
 ODD NEWS 
Etiquette Award Winner of the Year
 
Meet Melissa Lee Williams. The West Virginia woman, 41, is facing assault and weapons charges after allegedly waving a knife at two men who declined her demands to engage in sexual conduct at a motor inn.

According to investigators, Williams--who lives four doors down from her estranged husband at the 77 Motor Inn--showed up at his door and asked Danny Williams and another man to “eat my pussy.” At this point, Williams, pictured in the mug shot at right, “commenced to undress herself,” reported Deputy Ross Mellinger.

While Danny Williams “declined said invitation,” the other man, Adam Watson, told cops that he “agreed to perform at her request.” However, as Watson approached Williams, “he became overwhelmed by horrible vaginal odor emitting from Melissa Williams.” Watson, understandably, “declined to proceed any further.”

This is when Melissa Williams allegedly “produced a lock-back folding knife,” opened it, and pointed the weapon at her estranged husband. She then reportedly uttered a line never before memorialized in a police report: “Somebody is going to eat my pussy or I’m going to cut your fucking throat.”

When Deputy Mellinger arrived on the scene he observed Williams--who, like the two men, appeared to be intoxicated--nude from the waist down. After pocketing a knife that was on the coffee table in front of Williams, Mellinger arrested her for domestic assault and brandishing a deadly weapon.
Williams, who was released from jail after posting $3000 bond, is next due in Jackson County Magistrate Court on February 16.

Doomsday Cultists Flock To Serbian Mountain


Hundreds of people who are convinced the world will end on December 21 are flocking to a supposedly mystical mountain in Serbia.
    Hotels at the base of Mount Rtanj are being inundated with booking requests from believers of the Mayan prophecy.
    Doomsday cultists believe the area has mysterious powers that will save those who live there from the apocalypse.
    Followers of the end-of-the-world scenario think the 5,100ft-high (1,554m) mountain, part of the Carpathian range, conceals a pyramidal building inside, left behind by alien visitors thousands of years ago.
    They believe that it emits special energy that could be channelled to protect them from the end of life as we know it.
    "In one day we had 500 people trying to book rooms. People want to bring their whole families," The Daily Telegraph reported hotel manager Obrad Blecic as saying.
    Predictions of an apocalypse are linked to the fact that the 5,125-year-old calendar of the ancient Mayans, who dominated large stretches of southern Mexico and Central America centuries ago, comes to an end on December.
    Internet speculation had initially identified the village of Bugarach in France as the only place that would survive the apocalypse.
    However, the mayor announced that over 100 police officers will seal off the village From December 19 to 23 to keep out Doomsday groups.


Spain arrests woman with cocaine breast implants



(Reuters) -
Spanish police arrested a Panamanian woman on Wednesday
who landed in Barcelona from Bogota,
Colombia with cocaine stuffed inside her breast implants.

The woman was taken to the police at Barcelona's El Prat airport
after her vague answers to questions about the reasons
for her trip from Bogota raised suspicion at the border control,
the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
Spanish authorities carry out rigorous checks of passengers
arriving on so-called "hot flights" from Latin America,
to fight drug smuggling.

When border police discovered fresh scars and blood-stained
gauze on the woman's chest she was taken to a nearby hospital
to check her claim that she had recently undergone breast
implant surgery. The implants were found to carry 1.38 kg of cocaine.


Pope needs help sending out blessing in first tweet



(Reuters) -
After weeks of anticipation bordering on media frenzy,
Pope Benedict solemnly put his finger to a computer tablet device
on Wednesday and tried to send his first tweet -
but something went wrong.

Images on Vatican television appeared to show the first try didn't work.
The pope, who still writes his speeches by hand,
seems to have pressed too hard and the tweet
was not sent right away.
So, he needed a little help from his friends.
Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli of the
Vatican's communications department showed the pontiff
how to do it, but the pope hesitated. Celli touched the screen
lightly himself and off went the papal tweet.

Gold Poop Pills By Tobias Wong Will Turn Your Feces All Sparkly (PHOTOS)                                    


Are you a classy, art-loving type of person?
Do you indulge yourself with the finest furs,
foods and liqueurs? Do you struggle with the fact that,
now matter how expensive your imbibed goods of choice are,
they all come out the other end worth absolutely nada?

Artist Tobias "Tobi" Wong heard your prayers and delivered.
The late artist created a pill that will
"turn your innermost parts into chambers of wealth." Yes,
you read that right, this pill art turns any indulgent rich kid
with a regular bowel movement in to an art-maker par excellence.

The bizarre conflation of luxury and inflated consumerism
was part of a collection called INDULGENCE,
commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in 2005 and
designed by Tobias Wong and Ju$t Another Rich Kid, aka Ken Courtney.
The collection aimed to create desirable goods for the
wealthy kid who already possessed it all; another featured
item was a gold-dipped pen cap turned into a cocaine spoon.
But the artwork has experienced a recent resurgence from a
website named CITIZEN:Citizen. What's the going rate to turn your
excrement into a precious mineral, you ask?

It's $425 for a 20 mm pill, but it's unclear as to how much gold
excrement this will yield. Unfortunately at this time the
golden pills are "currently unavailable" on CITIZEN:Citizen's online store,
so you likely won't be finding them in your stocking this year.

Wong is not the first artist to experiment with the combination
of gold and feces, in case you were wondering.
In 2007, Terence Koh
reportedly sold his own gold-plated excrement for $500,000.
(The endeavor was apparently such a hit, he ended up selling
the excrement alone for a bargain $150.) But Piero Manzoni did it first;
in 1961, the Italian artist allegedly canned his own feces in a work entitled,
"Merda d'artista" ("Artist's Shit"). The Tate even bought a can,
and Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder lent one to the Museum of Modern Art
as well. Although the actual contents are in question,
the spirit of the project survives in Koh's and Wong's insouciant projects.
What do you think readers? Would you ever pop a pill for precious poop?
Check out other shocking acts by artists in the
slideshow below and let us know if you think the poop pills will stand
the test of time.


Email from Brad from Fairbanks Alaska says:
Been a long time listener and bummer to hear about Natalie leaving the show. She was no Chris Hiller but she brought her own craziness to the show. I have to ask: I know you fellas are pretty open about sharing anything on the show but (not so much scott) but,
What are your guy’s passions or hobbies that you don’t normally share on the show?
keep up the great work!