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Mar162013

Tanked Episode 237 for Wed Feb. 13, 2013

 ANNOUNCEMENTS 

- Beer/Mixed Drinks
- Weekend Catchup
- Emperor Benedict Retiring? What's the fate of the Death Basilica now? Does it get to keep the Pope Mobile?

POPE INFO (POPE-FO)


BoOzE NEWS

Scientists Are Making a Vaccine for Alcoholism

Made by Scientists in Chile, the vaccine "works" by screwing over people who drink. Seriously, once you pump yourself with the juice, you'll experience the worst hangover of your life.

According to The Santiago Times, the way the vaccine works is by telling the liver to not "express genes that metabolize alcohol." So if some poor sap takes a swig of alcohol, he'll be ridden with severe nausea, an accelerated heartbeat and an all around shitty time. The thinking is if you drink while vaccinated, it's going to suck immediately. It's not a foolproof fix for alcoholism but if the shot can make an alcoholic regret even taking a sip, it helps make the first step in fixing the problem a lot easier (of course it does nothing for the addictive personalities who'll just find something else to fixate on).

The idea for the vaccine came from recreating a gene mutation in people of the Far East (think the Chinese, the Japanese, etc.)—certain people of those ethnicities cannot breakdown alcohol and thus, have lower alcoholism rates. The vaccine goes into preclinical trial this Spring and into human testing later this year. [The Santiago Times via FoodBeast]

Gizmodo



 TECH 
  
New Twitter based app called Vine.
Vine is an app that allows users to share 6 second videos. The app is very cool. Same as most social networks You have followers/can follow.

You can watch other peoples 6 second videos and them yours.

How the app works. You hold the screen and as long as your finger is on it the app records. Once you remove your finger it stops. Once you hit 6 seconds you are done. You can share or hold the video.

Cool app check it out. Does have adult contet. Apple is on the fence about this app. Will be interesting to see if this app stays posted or not.

 VIDEO GAMES 

Scott Gets sucked into a JRPG

Summary: Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, is a tale of a young boy named Oliver who embarks on a journey into a parallel world to bring his mother back from the dead. Along the way, Oliver makes friends and adopts many of the incredible creatures that live in the world, raising them to battle other creatures with him as he takes on threatening enemies. Developed by LEVEL-5 with animation by the Studio Ghibli, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch combines unique animated visuals, signature storytelling and a sweeping score into an epic role-playing adventure.

FUCKING BUY IT!



 MOVIES 

Review or Warm Bodies.

A fun little comedy with great effects. Nicholas Hoult plays the zombie R. He was Beast in X-men 1st class and will be Jack in the new Jack and the Giant Slayer. Fun flick I really enjoyed it. A good pay full price.

Game Of Thrones Peter Dinklage Joins The Cast Of ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’!

No word on his roll in the film yet.

New on DVD
Bully
Perks of Being a Wallflower

Next Tuesday on DVD
Argo!!! 

In theaters starting Thursday

Die Hard 5 a good day to die hard.
Beautiful creatures
Safe Haven

Nate’s oscar pics;
actor, day-lewis
actress, Chastain
support dude, seymour hoffman
support chick, helen hunt
director, david O. Russel
Visual effect, life of pi
foreign flick, amour
anime feature, Wreck-it ralph
Original screenplay, amour
best film, argo

Facebook.com/ricmulligan

 FOOD BEATING 


 SCIENCE


 WEB GEM 
Jesus Christ rap
YouTube

Amidst Pope Benedict XVI's resignation announcement Monday, a new star of Christianity was born.
In the style of legendary MC Grandmaster Flash, Pastor Jim Colerick and his wife debuted some of the greatest rhymes and 'Christian swag' of all time in “Rappin' for Jesus.” The video was uploaded by YouTuber, Brian Spinney, on Feb. 5 and gained notoriety in recent days through Reddit.

The man who uploaded the music video claims he made it while in high school for Pastor Colerick. While the exact date of the video is unknown, we've learned a few things about its legitimacy. On Jan. 15th, 2013, Spinney's YouTube account was created and the website for West Dubuque 2nd Church Of Christ, which the video is affiliated with, was also created. However, the church's site discloses that the church itself was closed in June 2004. Very peculiar indeed.
Whether it's faux or fo' real, Pastor Colerick may be the dopest clergyman of all time.




 
 
 ODD NEWS 
 

Kate Upton says body shut down after Antarctic bikini shoot

(Reuters) -
Swimsuit model Kate Upton said on Tuesday her body
shut down after she posed in a skimpy bikini in Antarctica
for Sports Illustrated magazine.

Upton, wearing only a white bikini bottom and an
unzipped white parka, was picked as the cover girl for the annual
Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, unveiled on Monday,
for the second consecutive year.

"It was freezing," Upton, 20, told NBC's morning TV show
"Today" on Tuesday. "I'm from Florida, so it wasn't easy for me.

"When I came back, I was losing my hearing and eyesight.
My body was shutting down because it was working so hard
to keep me warm."

Upton joins celebrity models including Elle Macpherson,
Christie Brinkley and Tyra Banks to appear more than once on
the swimsuit issue's cover.

M.J. Day, a senior editor for Sports Illustrated,
told Reuters that Upton braved temperatures as low as 24 degrees
Fahrenheit (-4 Celsius) and wind chills as low as -20 Fahrenheit (-29 Celsius).

"We should name a passageway after her down there,"
said Day, who accompanied Upton on the frigid shoot.
"She braved six days in a bikini while we were head-to-toe in
jackets ... No one will ever accuse her of being a whiny model, ever."
This year's 17 models were part of photo shoots that stretched
across all seven continents.



That "zombie apocalypse" warning in Montana? It was fake

(Reuters) -
You survived December's much-heralded Mayan
apocalypse, but now fear the "zombie apocalypse"
and its deadly attacks? Don't worry. It was a fake,
the artwork of hackers in Montana.

Hackers infiltrated the emergency broadcast system
of local station KRTV in Great Falls, Montana, a CBS affiliate,
and issued the zombie alert, the station said on Tuesday.
Viewers were warned of a so-called zombie apocalypse and
advised not to tangle with the monstrous creatures, the station said.

Engineers at the station were investigating the incident,
which occurred during a Monday afternoon broadcast,
said Jon Saunders, vice president of the station's parent company,
Cordillera Communications.

Video posted to the Internet shows the transmission interrupted
a local broadcast of the Steve Wilkos talk show.

No images flashed across the screen during the hoax.
But a male voice told viewers: "Civil authorities in your area
have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from the grave
and attacking the living." The voice warned “not to approach or
apprehend these bodies as they are extremely dangerous."

Saunders said early reports suggest similar but separate attacks
were launched in the past 24 hours against emergency
alert systems for TV stations elsewhere, including Michigan.
"It appears to be more widespread than we thought," he said.

The hoax caused several humorous-minded residents in Great Falls
to call authorities to inquire if guns were an adequate defense
against zombie hordes.

"We didn't get any serious calls on it,"
Great Falls Police Department spokesman Bill Hunter said.
Local law enforcement has not been asked to investigate the
hack into the Montana station, he said. Hunter said it was not
immediately clear why hackers had sought to get a rise out of a
zombie scare.
"It's been a real chuckle," he said.


Texas teacher on leave for lasso incident

ROWLETT, Texas, Feb. 13 (UPI) --
A Texas middle school teacher has been placed
on leave after a lasso lesson gone wrong left a
seventh-grader with rope marks around his neck.

Garland Independent School District spokesman Chris Moore
said the teacher, whose name was not released,
was teaching a lesson on cowboys at Schrade Middle School
in Rowlett when he asked for student volunteers to run around
while he attempted to lasso them, WFFA-TV,
Dallas/Fort Worth, reported Wednesday.

Moore said a 13-year-old student ended up with bruises on his
neck when the lasso landed on him incorrectly.

"This is not something that we feel was malicious,
it was not intent," Moore said. "Extremely unfortunate,
and extremely poor judgment."
Moore said the Garland Independent School District placed
the teacher on leave as a precaution.
The Rowlett Police Department is investigating
the incident for possible criminal charges.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/dallas/Student-bruised-after-being-lassoed-by-history-teacher-190972841.html

Boy, 3, allowed to use gas pump


LANCASTER, Pa., Feb. 13 (UPI) --
The Pennsylvania mother of a 3-year-old
who sprayed himself with gasoline was charged
for letting him use the pump unsupervised.

Police said they responded to a Giant gas station in
Lancaster on a report from witness Gregory McCarter,
who said he saw a woman show the toddler how to use
the gas pump and then allowed him to use the pump unsupervised,
leading the child to spray himself with gas when removing the pump,

The Smoking Gun reported Wednesday.

Investigators reviewed surveillance footage of the incident,
which "showed the toddler spraying himself with gasoline
as he removed the pump," the police report said.
Theresa A. Moran Camara, 46, was charged with endangering
the welfare of a child.