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Tanked Episode 232 for Wed Jan. 9, 2013


-First show of 2013 welcome back! (only That Radio Show and Tanked Radio BK left)
- Beer/Mixed Drinks
- holiday Catchup Christmas/ New Years (what did you get/ where did you party)
- Scott injures himself sledding, making sweet-ass jump, kids hit 20mph on sleds hit trees

Making Beer Out of Your Christmas Tree       
Christmas is done for the year. No more songs, no more decorations, and probably no more tree. However, if you still happen to have your tree clinging to life in your living room there is an option besides throwing it away. Turn it into beer! The Christmas Tree has been used for beer making for centuries.
America’s first cookbook contains a recipe for tree beer from 1769. American Cookery: Or the Art of Dressing Viands, Fish, Poultry and Vegetables, by Amelia Simmons, gives this recipe:
“For brewing Spruce Beer. Take four ounces of hops, let them boil half an hour, in one gallon of water, strain the hop water, then add 16 gallons of warm water, two gallons of molasses, eight ounces of essence of spruce, dissolved in one quart of water, put it in a clean cask, then shake it well together, add half a pint of emptins [baker's yeast], then let it stand and work one week, if very warm weather less time will do, when it is drawn off to bottle, add one spoonful of molasses to every bottle.”
Leave it to craft breweries thought to jump on the chance to make a new type of beer. Craft breweries have already begun to experiment with some spruce beers and one company, Spruce on Tap, will even mail you freshly frozen samples from trees native to Colorado to use in your own spruce home-brewing.

Bull Testicle Beer To Be Sold Nationwide                                             
A while back we featured a story about Wynkoop Brewing Company‘s Rocky Mountain Oyster Beer (bull testicle beer). The Colorado based brewery experimented with the beer for April Fool’s Day as a joke. The beer gained popularity and the brewery began to sell it on tap. Now, the ballsy beer has gained such a fan based that the brewery will now be selling the beer nationwide.
The beer will be canned and available for purchase in a few weeks on The beer itself is described “a luscious, uniquely ballsy stout with notes of roasted barley, coffee and nuts.”

Lots of tech news out of CES this week in Las Vagas

Tech 21 Impact Shield claims to protect your iPhone screen from drops

Tech 21 has announced Impact Shield, which it claims provides the first impact protection for the screens on devices such as the iPhone 5 and iPad.
The Impact Shield has been developed from military-grade materials, adapted from a polymer used in bulletproof glass and aircraft cockpit windows.
The result, says Tech 21, is a screen protect that will not only withstand direct impact, like being dropped face down, but is also self-healing when it gets scratched.
It sounds a little like witchcraft to us, but you also get bubble-free application of the protective Impact Shield, which doesn't use adhesive, so can be repositioned if you get the application skew-whiff.
Impact Shield has been designed so it doesn't affect the clarity and colour of the device display and is UV protected, so it doesn't go yellow in the sun.
The Tech 21 Impact Shield range will be available from Q1 2013 and has approval to be stocked in Apple Stores.
You can also get screen protectors for non-Apple devices, including the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note II.

Razer Edge pictures and hands-on

Click for full read-up

(pretty stupid) Lego Brick iPhone case
Lego fans listen up. A company called Smallworks has created a Lego brick compatible iPhone case allowing you to build and customise your Apple phone case using Lego bricks.
Available for some time in an array of colours for $24.99, the company has announced a new glow in the dark version at CES in Las Vegas, as well as telling Pocket-lint it is planning an iPad mini and iPod touch version for those that really want to go to town.

the cases are compatible with standard Lego bricks allowing you to turn your phone into a spaceship, dinosaur, or anything you can imagine.
The system will also work with Hasbro's brick system as well for those going rogue, and the glow in the dark model will glow for 12 hours - radioactive.
READ: Lego Mindstorms EV3 programmable robots coming 2013
The company has told Pocket-lint that it will ship internationally from its website and looking at bringing the cases to in the near future.


Man hires hitman to kill his son's in-game character to stop addiction

What do you do if your kids are addicted to video games? Hire a hit man to kill them off  - virtually, of course. That's what one father has done in China.
Many parents have struggled with their children's extreme video game addiction, sometimes even resorting to professionals for help. However Mr Feng, a Chinese father, took the task of ridding his son of his gaming addiction into his own hands, and hired online hit men to ruin the son's virtual gaming experience.
Feng's son Xiao Feng, 23, reportedly began playing video games at an obsessive rate in high school, leading to terrible grades and a general unwillingness to find a job. Feng became fed up of his son's laziness and hired the higher-level hit men to assassinate Xiao in-game.
According to gaming site, Feng's plan was to have Xiao become bored of getting killed all the time - which is definitely a different approach to kicking a gaming habit. He hoped this would lead to Xiao finding a job.
After repeatedly being killed in-game, a still-defiant Xiao told his father:  "I can play or I can not play, it doesn't bother me. I'm not looking for any job - I want to take some time to find one that suits me."
Feng was reportedly relieved by his son's response, but there's no word if the addiction has been cured and a job found.
A Yomiuri online report of November 2012 detailed the extent of gaming addiction in China. At one student report centre there were 327 requests for help with game addiction from January to July of 2012. Additionally, the National Web Counselling Association reported having received roughly 150 similar requests in three years.

Is this just a case of an over controlling parent or a serious problem?


(play clip leading back into show)
Facts about Slolths

Science News

MicroZap Inc., Texas Company, Claims No Moldy Bread For 60 Days!                                   
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Attention, bread shoppers: A Texas company could have the answer to some consumers' unwelcome discovery that just-purchased loaves contain mold.
MicroZap Inc. claims its technology allows bread to stay mold-free for 60 days. The bread is bombarded with microwaves for about 10 seconds, which kills the mold spores, said chief executive officer Don Stull said.
The process could eliminate bakers' need for preservatives and ingredients used to mask preservatives' flavor, as well as reduce food waste and increase bread's shelf life, he said.
Researchers at Texas Tech University also see using the technology in bread made in developing countries, where there are fewer food safety standards and spoilage is a problem.

JJ Abrams is the man!

A man suffering from terminal cancer was a huge Star Trek fan. All he wanted to do was see the 1st 9 minutes attached to the Hobbit. He was however to sick to be able to go the theater. JJ Abrams heard about this and decided to let the man see the unfinished film! The man passed away just a bit after seeing the finished film! Amazing! JJ you are the Freaking Man!

Review of Zero Dark Thirty!

More Nos to Star wars Episode 7

Guillermo Del Toro added to the list of big name directors to turn down the Star Wars franchise. JJ Abrams also declined the job. Siting he wanted to stay loyal to the Star Trek fans. I still say Joe Johnson or Matthew Vaughn will be the director.

Oscar Shots game
Oscar nominations will be announced and ready for next week. Look for more soon!!!!


Cameroon acquits two men sentenced for "looking gay"

(Reuters) - A Cameroon appeal court on Monday overturned
the convictions of two men found guilty of homosexuality
and sentenced to five years in jail for cross-dressing and
wearing make-up.
Homosexuality is illegal in Cameroon but recent incidents
have highlighted growing tension between a largely conservative
society and a younger generation less concerned by the issue.

The two men were convicted in November 2011 and had already
spent over a year in prison. Their lawyer, Alice Nkom,
who also campaigns for gay rights,
said the court's decision had been expected.

"Their conviction was against the law because they were not actually
seen or caught doing anything at the time the police arrested them,"
she said.
"They were arrested because they were just seen wearing women's clothes
and because of the nature of their make-up, and only suspected
to be homosexuals, which is against Cameroon law. That is why we appealed."

Three weeks ago, the same appeal court upheld the
three-year jail term of 32-year-old Jean-Claude Roger Mbede,
found guilty of homosexual conduct because he sent a text message
to another man saying: "I'm very much in love with you."

Nkom, who also defended Mbede,
said she hoped the supreme court would overturn that ruling.

"A man cannot be found guilty of practicing homosexuality simply
because he sent a message to another man to say he loves him.
At least two persons of same sex must be caught doing the act
before they are arrested and convicted."
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said
at the time that the criminalization of homosexuality in Cameroon
was incompatible with international human rights law.
Homosexuality is illegal in many African countries.
In Cameroon, the penalties range from six months to five years in jail.
In 2011, there were 12 convictions.

Cat caught sneaking saw, phone into Brazil prison

(Reuters) -
A cat carrying a saw and a mobile phone was "detained"
as it entered a prison gate in northeast Brazil,
Brazilian media reported on Saturday.

Prison guards were surprised when they saw a white cat crossing
the main gate of the prison, its body wrapped with tape.
A closer look showed the feline also carried drills, an earphone,
a memory card, batteries and a phone charger.
All 263 detainees in the prison of Arapiraca,
a city of 215,000 people in the state of Alagoas,
are considered suspect in the plot, which is being investigated by local police.

"It's tough to find out who's responsible for the action
as the cat doesn't speak," a prison spokesperson told local paper
Estado de S.Paulo.
The cat was taken to an animal disease center to receive medical care.
The incident took place on New Year's day but was first reported
by national media on Saturday.

Bobcat attacks Massachusetts man in garage

(Reuters) -
A Massachusetts man and his nephew were attacked by a bobcat
that had slipped into the man's garage before they captured
and shot the 30-pound animal.

Roger Mundell Jr. said the bobcat hissed then leaped
about eight feet and pounced on him after he entered the garage
in Brookfield, a town about an hour outside of Boston where bobcats
are occasionally spotted but rarely attack people.

The animal, believed to be rabid, bit Mundell repeatedly
on the face and scratched his shoulders during Sunday's attack.
Mundell was eventually able to free himself by removing his jacket, he said.

Mundell then ran out of the garage, shutting a door behind him,
but the cat escaped through another partially opened door and
confronted his wife and 15-year-old nephew, who were outside,
Mundell said.

The bobcat bit the nephew on the forearm until Mundell
pulled the animal off him and they pinned it to the ground,
beating it with a metal crutch. Mundell's wife then got a pistol
from the house and they shot it.

"I was bleeding all over the place," said Mundell, 53,
who works for a paving company. "It wanted us bad.
It obviously was rabid."
He said he was bitten and scratched at least 30 times,
and that he and his nephew had begun treatment for rabies
at a hospital on Sunday.

His wife was also treated because she came into contact
with the animal's blood, though she was not bitten.
Officials were testing the bobcat for the disease,
but Mundell said he assumed from its behavior that it was rabid.
"Usually a bobcat will stay away from you," he said.

Jessica Webster, Kentucky Burglar, Caught Smuggling Heroin Syringes In Vagina                                    

The Huffington Post
The routine search of a Kentucky arrestee turned prickly
Monday when a jail employee detected something hidden
in an unexpected place.

Jessica Webster, 29, was initially arrested for burglarizing
a Louisville home but is now facing further charges after
corrections officers
discovered she was hiding hypodermic needles inside her vagina,
reports The Smoking Gun. Though her smuggling technique may
seem surprising, it's not an unheard-of strategy for a female criminal.

A report filed by a Louisville Metro Department of Corrections officer
notes that, before her pat-down, Webster was asked if she had any
contraband and said no. After the needles were discovered,
Webster said she needed them because she was a heroin addict.

"The needles appeared empty but may have drug residue," the report adds.
Webster's strategy is not as novel as it sounds. On multiple occasions
police have reported discovering women attempting to use
their anatomy as a portable "Hide-A-Key," with generally unsuccessful results.

In March, a Frankfort, Ill., woman pulled over on suspicion of
drunk driving told custody officers she was hiding
four syringes, a large spoon and a clear plastic bag
in her vagina, according to Frankfort Patch.

In October, drug-sniffing dogs
discovered the 17 grams of meth and a clear pipe Nicole Lynn Denzer,
23, of Circle Pines, Minn., had hidden away in her body cavity,
according to the New York Daily News.
Webster has a long way to go, however, before she reaches
the amazing precedent set in October by Philadelphia, Pa.,
woman Ashley Bellamy. Police observed Bellamy "walking funny,"
searched her and found 36 vials of crack in her vagina.