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Tanked Episode 241 for Wed Mar. 13, 2013


- Beer/Mixed Drinks
- Weekend Catch Up
- sorry about last week. bad wednesday for scott

-Pope News: The Conclave kicked off this week and we are on Day 2 (black or white smoke) it’s a Pope-off! Question? is there a stock pile of food inside St Martha’s House for the cardinals to chew on during conclave? Do we need smoke signals anymore? send a damn tweet out that says ???
77 votes win or ⅔ majority. up to 4 ballots a day til a winner.



Scott saw Oz
Iron man 3 trailer

New Star trek trailer

Kick ass 2 trailer

Can Veronica Mars get a kickstart?
Producers and Kristen Bell have joined kickstarted to try and raise $2M for a movie.
Would be set at her high school reunion.

Follow Ric on
Ric’s YouTube page



This year seems to be one for comets. In addition to the two projectiles that will zoom near Earth, a third one has recently been discovered. The newest one, though, won't fly by our planet. Instead, it will pass uncomfortably close to Mars in 2014.

Phil Plait, who runs the Bad Astronomy blog on, writes that comets’ orbits are slightly irregular, due to gas jets coming out of the icy nucleus, when ice heats up near stars. These jets can modify the trajectory of the spatial body the same way rockets are used in space flights.
He notes that “we won’t know [the orbit] for sure until at least late summer 2013.

Due to uncertainties in the observations — the comet has only been observed for 74 days (so far), so it's difficult for astronomers to forecast the comet’s precise location in 20 months time — comet C/2013 A1 may fly past at a very safe distance of 650,000 miles. But to the other extreme, its orbital pass could put Mars directly in its path. At time of Mars close approach (or impact), the comet will be barreling along at a breakneck speed of 35 miles per second (126,000 miles per hour).

Could the Red Planet be in for a potentially huge impact next year? Will Mars rovers Curiosity and Opportunity be in danger of becoming scrap metal?
It seems the likelihood of an awesome planetary impact is low — for now.

What kind of impact event are we looking at here?

According to Plait, in the unlikely event of an impact: “Doing a rough calculation, I get an explosive yield of roughly one billion megatons: That’s one million billion tons of TNT exploding. Or, if you prefer, an explosion about 25 million times larger than the largest nuclear weapon ever tested on Earth. (…) The crater left behind would be hundreds of kilometres across, and be the largest impact Mars has seen in a long, long time.”

*Note: oh yeah and by the way there is another fucking comet called panStarrs zooming its way in space right now. For those willing to see the comet, the easiest way to spot is by looking for it in the west, just to the left of the point on your horizon where the sun sets, about 30 to 45 minutes after sunset. This narrow window of viewing time is when twilight fades enough for the comet to show through at least a bit, but before it sinks too low and sets.


Peeing out of control in Manhatten

Batman in Classic Movie Scenes


Global Internet Porn Habits Infographic

interactive infographic shows the top 10 most commonly searched terms on porn sites over a 6 month period.
You can check out every state in the U.S. and then see what other countries around the world are searching for.

Fingers to Scam a hospital

Plenty of movies show spies using a set of false fingerprints to open a door — but for several doctors at a hospital in Brazil, that scene is decidedly removed from the realm of fiction. Five doctors have been suspended after being accused of using fake silicon fingers with their coworkers' fingerprints to check-in to work for the absent colleagues,reports the AFP. The scam made it appear that a number of employees were working, when only one doctor was present.
Police are told that seven doctors were in on the scam, but the town's mayor believes that there may be as many as three hundred fake hospital employees on payroll. One report alleged that the head of the emergency room's daughter had been paid for three years without ever showing up. Safety issues aside, we're concerned with how it took the management that long to notice 300 missing employees.


 Robber gets only candy from bank

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) --

Police in New York said an attempted bank robber
got away with just a handful of lollipops after a teller
refused to submit to his demand for cash.

Investigators said the suspect walked into the Chase branch
in the Garment District around 10 a.m. Friday and handed a note
to a teller reading: "I have a bomb. Give me some money now"

Teller Melinda Lewis told the man she doesn't read notes
and instructed him to fill out a withdrawal slip,
the New York Post reported Wednesday.

The man wrote the same note on the slip and Lewis instructed
him to swipe his bank card while telling a colleague in Spanish
that she was being robbed.
"Ma'am, I ain't got no time for this,"
the robber was quoted as saying before fleeing with a fistful of lollipops.

Police said the suspect -- who has not been identified is believed
to have taken a total of about $300 in robberies at a Fed Ex office,
Modell's sporting goods store and an IHOP restaurant.



St. Patrick’s Day Quiz

1. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17 because it’s the day that:
A.  St. Patrick was born.

B.  St. Patrick died

C. St. Patrick ran the sloths out of Ireland

B. This holiday is celebrated on the day that St. Patrick died back in 460 A.D. And for the record, he did a bang-up job running the snakes out of Ireland. The island is entirely snake free.

2.  For what purpose was St. Patrick’s Day was originally created?

A. To outrank St. Valentines Day for popularity becuase St. Valentine was catholic hitman.

B. An excuse to drink heavily, bang midgets and fondle goats.

C. A day of prayer for spiritual missions

C. Though the day has evolved into a raucous, alcohol-fueled event in many places, it was originally the Catholic feast day of St. Patrick. In Ireland, this religious holiday was honored with the closing of businesses and pubs so that Irish Catholics could attend church and pray. After church, they did take a break from their Lenten practices and kick up their heels, but it wasn’t the wild party it can be today.

3. What’s with the shamrock? What does it symbolize?

A. The holy Trinity (not Trinity from the Matrix)

B. the luck of the irish

C. the green fields of Ireland

A. The shamrock is a natural symbol for St. Patrick’s day because this three-leaved plant was frequently used by St. Patrick to explain how the holy trinity worked. The leaves represented the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. The shamrock was a convenient teaching tool when the Saint was sharing his spiritual knowledge out in the green fields of Ireland.

4. Where did the first St. Patrick’s Day parade take place?

A. Dublin

B. New York City

C. the international space station

B. New York City likes its parades. The first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred there in 1762, and it was actually a military parade. Irish soldiers who served in the English military marched through town on March 17 to honor their Irish roots. The tradition has continued into the 21st century, and New York City’s parade is now the oldest civilian parade (and the largest parade period) in the country.

5. What will kissing the Blarney Stone bring you?

A. good luck

B. Eloquence

C. Herpees

B. The Blarney Stone can be found on the top floor of the Blarney Castle in Ireland. Legend has it that if you kiss the Blarney Stone, you’ll receive the gift of eloquence. Which means you can talk your way out of anything. Which might come in handy if your Americanized St. Patrick’s Day party should get out of hand.

6. Which of these meals is often eaten in America on St. Patrick’s Day?

A. Green penis curry scrote yams and ball muffins

B. Corned beef and Cabbage

C. Beer and Brats

B. Corned beef and cabbage is a modern St. Patrick’s Day staple. Cabbage is a very common side dish in Ireland, but the addition of corned beef was a New World tradition. Irish immigrants in New York City started substituting corned beef for Irish bacon. Their Jewish neighbors introduced them to this new meat as an affordable alternative.

7. Why do you get pinched if you aren’t wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day?

A. zombies can see every other color but green. You don’t want to be that guy.

B. it’s a fun way to meet people

C. Leprechauns can see you

C. Pinching someone who isn't wearing green is an entirely American tradition. The story goes that if you're wearing green, you become invisible to leprechauns and fairies. But if you're caught without your colors, these troublesome little creatures will sneak up and give you a pinch. (We still think it’s a good way to meet new people.)

8. What number more than doubles on St. Patrick’s Day?

A. the number of people jailed in NYC

B. the number of pints of Guinness sold

C. the number of people attending the vatican every 8 years to elect a new boy touching pope

B. Guinness Stout was first brewed in a family-owned Irish brewery in 1759 and is now sold in more than 150 countries around the world. On average, Guinness sells 5.5 million pints a day worldwide, but on St. Patrick’s day that number more than doubles to 13 million pints.

9. Which musical instrument is the most highly treasured in Ireland?

A. bagpipes

B. Harp

C. dulcimer

B. Harps are an important St. Patrick’s Day symbol and have been popular in Ireland for centuries. Harpists, who were often blind, played a big role in Irish social structure and were supported by kings and chieftains. The harp is such a prominent Irish symbol that you’ll find it on coins, state seals, the coat of arms and the presidential flag -- as well as the Guinness Stout label.

10. What’s an Irish Car Bomb?

A. a popular alcoholic drink

B. a dangerous reminder of Protestant and Catholic disagreements in Ireland

C. both A and B

C. Most Americans use the phrase to describe an alcoholic beverage that may be consumed on St. Patrick’s Day (or any day they feel like honoring their Irish brethren by chugging alcohol). It’s a mixture of Guinness stout, Irish cream and Irish whiskey that must be downed quickly, before the Irish cream curdles. But don't order one in Ireland -- the drink is named for a string of deadly terrorist acts that occurred during the Protestant/Catholic Troubles of the 1970s, which are, understandably, still upsetting to the Irish.