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Tanked Episode 234 for Wed Jan. 23, 2013


The Vaportini – Drinking Without the Drinking

A new product has arrived on the drinking scene which aims to take the drinking out of drinking. The Vaportini is a vaporizing system that allows you to breath in the vapors of your choice of alcohol. They claim that “It is smooth and flavorful, the subtleties of the individual spirits are apparent. It is absorbed directly into the bloodstream and does not go through the digestive tract.”
The effect is supposed to be near instantaneous and last for about 20 minutes. Also, since the alcohol is vaporized, there are no calories or carbs.  The Vaportini kit itself is also quite simple. It consist of a glass globe, metal ring, plastic funnel, glass straw, and candle. You simple put the liquor of your choice in the glass globe, place a lit candle underneath and inhale the vapor through the glass straw. The process is said to give a euphoric high with no hangover.

Though we probably wont give up our drinks anytime soon, the new device does sound fun. A few bars, like Red Kiva, have even begun carrying and serving it to guests.

But Does it Work? We were skeptical about this whole process so we did some research online. Apparently, vaporizing alcohol has been used for some time now in Asia and Europe.  The effect is more of a Euphoria type head high and may give a different feeling than what you are used to. The problem however is that it is hard to gauge the level of intoxication you are taking in, so we recommend starting slow and feeling it out.

Warning: In addition to not being able to gauge how intoxicated you are, we suggest taking some precautions before you head out to breath in fumes. A similar vaporization device known as AWOL is banned in a number of stats in the US, it is suspected that one of the reasons for its ban is because not enough is known about its effects, which could be a good or bad thing. To learn more about the safety and
side-effects check out this article.

For All the Whiskey Fans out there:
Recap of the 3rd annual Canadian Whisky Awards as announced in Victoria B.C. on Thursday, January 17th, 2013.

Canadian Whisky of the Year:
Forty Creek Port Wood Reserve

Connoisseur Whisky of the Year

  • Domestic:  Gibson’s Finest 18 Year Old
  • Export:  Canadian Rockies 21 Year Old
  • Multi-market:  Forty Creek Port Wood Reserve

Sippin’ Whisky of the Year

  • Domestic:  Forty Creek Copper Pot Reserve
  • Export:  Masterson’s French Oak
  • Multi-market:  Century Reserve Lot 15-21

Value Whisky of the Year:

  • Canada Gold

Flavored Whisky of the Year

  • Domestic:  Gibson’s 100th Grey Cup Limited Edition
  • Multi-Market: Tap 357

Cream Whisky of the Year:

  • Forty Creek Cream

Gold Medals

  • Forty Creek Port Wood Reserve
  • Gibson’s Finest Rare 18 Years Old
  • Crown Royal Reserve
  • Crown Royal Black
  • Highwood Calgary Stampede 25
  • Masterson’s French Oak
  • Masterson’s
  • Lot No. 40
  • Wiser’s Legacy
  • Century Reserve Lot 15-25
  • Forty Creek Confederation Oak
  • Canadian Club Reserve
  • Forty Creek Cream
  • Gibson’s Finest 100th Grey Cup Limited Edition

Via DrinkingMadeEasy Via



Nintendo announced a lineup of new games Wednesday that includes classic franchises like "The Legend of Zelda" and "Super Mario Bros." for the Wii U video game console.
The biggest games to look out for will be a new 3D "Super Mario" game and two "Zelda" games. Nintendo says a playable version of the 3D "Super Mario" game will be available at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, which will be held from June 11 to 13 in Los Angeles.
Other games include the debut of "Yarn Yoshi," which has the dinosaur-like protagonist exploring a land made of yarn and textiles, "Wii Fit U Communities" and a new "Mario Kart" game.
Nintendo launched the Wii U video game console in November 2012. The Kyoto, Japan-based company launched its original game console, the Nintendo Entertainment System, in 1983. The game giant reports more than 4 billion in video game sales and 637 million hardware units sold worldwide.

Box office results

Winners Mama and Zero Dark Thirty. What do these 2 movies have in common? Jessica Chastain!

Want to see 4 minutes of the New GI Joe? Go see Hansel and Gretel in 3D Imax and you will. No one will so, no one will.

Last Stand for Arnold?

Well the movie was a flop. I have heard it’s good. Just no one saw it. Arnold says he is involved in the new Terminator 5. He confirmed his involvement during a presser for the Last Stand. Humm... Well I guess we will wait and see. Not sure how he can be the Terminator since he looks so different from what he was in the past films. Oh hell I’ll still go see it.  

Out friday

Movie 43. Staring everyone ever!
Hansel and gretel No one will see!
Parker Jason Stathem & J Lo
John dies at the end!


Woman threw pan of sausages at man

BORAS, Sweden, Jan. 18 (UPI) --

Police in Sweden said a woman was charged with
attempted assault after allegedly throwing a frying pan full
of Swedish sausages at a man during an argument.

Boras police said the woman, who is in her 50s,
threatened to kill the man during a heated argument and
threw the frying pan full of Swedish Falukorv at the man,
Swedish news agency TT/The reported Friday.

The frying pan missed the man,
but he was struck by the sausages and grease,
police said. He was not injured.
The woman was charged with attempted assault and making illegal threats.


Firefly Spaceships to mine Astroids


Google-gate Denies running over donkey in botswana                                               
Google has reassured users that no animals were harmed in the making of its popular maps after a street view picture surfaced of a donkey lying on the side of a road.
The message put out on Wednesday by the internet giant was prompted by reaction to the picture, which gave the impression that a Google Maps car had run over a donkey on a dirt road while gathering Street View images in Botswana.
In a blog post titled "Never ass-ume," Kei Kawai of Google Maps said the donkey was merely enjoying a roll in the dirt when the car approached.
"Because of the way our 360-degree imagery is put together, it looked to some that our car had been involved in an unseemly hit and run, leaving the humble beast stranded in the road," Kawai said.
"I'm pleased to confirm the donkey is alive and well."
His blog post included a set of images showing the donkey standing and moving aside as the Google Maps car neared, and then staring inquisitively at the departing vehicle.

Whether this will silence doubters on the internet remains to be seen - some have claimed that the donkey would have to walk backwards for Google's version to be right.
Yahoo -Dumb Ass

link from google Donkey dust bath
Scott’s link Dust in the Wind


Cheese fire causes traffic meltdown in Norway tunnel

(Reuters) - A truckload of burning cheese has closed a road tunnel in Arctic Norway for the last six days.
Some 27 metric tons of flaming brown cheese (brunost), a Norwegian delicacy, blocked off a three-km (1.9 mile) tunnel near the northern coastal town of Narvik when it caught fire last Thursday. The fire was finally put out on Monday.
"This high concentration of fat and sugar is almost like petrol if it gets hot enough," said Viggo Berg, a policeman.
Brown cheese is made from whey, contains up to 30 percent fat and has a caramel taste.
"I didn't know that brown cheese burns so well," said Kjell Bjoern Vinje at the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.
He added that in his 15 years in the administration, this was the first time cheese had caught fire on Norwegian roads.
Berg said that no one was injured in the fire, only one other vehicle was in the area at the time and that the accident had luckily happened close to one of the tunnel's exits.
The tunnel will closed for repairs for at least a week.

'Cleaning Fairy' busted while shoveling

ELYRIA, Ohio, Jan. 23 (UPI) --
Police in Ohio said a woman previously arrested for
breaking into homes to clean them was arrested
while shoveling strangers' driveways.

Elyria Police said they responded to a report of a
"suspicious female" shoveling a home's driveway without permission
Tuesday and they arrived to find Susan Warren, 53, WOIO-TV,
Cleveland, reported Wednesday.

Warren was dubbed "The Cleaning Fairy" when she was busted
in November 2012 for allegedly breaking into a house and cleaning it,
leaving behind a handwritten bill for $75. She was sentenced
to a year of probation.
Police said Warren had a warrant out for a probation
violation and she was taken to jail.

Girl scolded in class for paper gun


A Philadelphia woman said her daughter's elementary school
overreacted when the girl was searched and scolded for
possessing a paper gun.

Dianna Kelly said her daughter, fifth-grader Melody Valentin,
was reprimanded by a school administrator at
Newlin Fell Elementary School and had her belongings searched
last week when she pulled out a paper gun her grandfather had made,

WTXF-TV, Philadelphia, reported Wednesday.

Valentin said she decided to throw the folded-paper object away
when she discovered it in her bag, but it was spotted by a boy
who summoned administrators.
"He yelled at me and said I shouldn't have brought the
gun to school and I kept telling him it was a paper gun but
he wouldn't listen," Valentin said.

WTXF-TV said it was unable to reach school officials for comment.
The School District of Philadelphia said it had not yet spoken to
officials at the school about the incident.