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Tanked Episode 247 for Wed Apr. 24, 2013



- Beer/Mixed Drinks

- Weekend Catchup

- I wanted to thank nick, jj, mike and rick for a super fun That radio show last Friday!

- I wanted to clear something up with Aaron’s van FB post.

- Brewery Tour this weekend?

- DigiQ DX2 Automatic BBQ temp control unit. Trying it out this weekend on my BBQ pit



There’s beans in your shit



We’ve seen beer brewed from everything from facial hair to bull testicles.  Now you can add half-digested coffee beans picked out of elephants’ shit to the list.

Recently Japanese brewery Sankt Gallen introduced Un, Kono Kuro, a brew made from coffee beans that have passed through an elephant (there is no actual pacaderm poop in the beer)–a technique that breaks down proteins in the coffee bean, giving the beer a smooth, earthy flavor.

According to RocketNews24, Sankt Gallen sold out of the brew on the first day of its sale, which was on April Fools’ Day (no joke).

So how did it taste?  Apparently, pretty good, according to RocketNews24.


(sum up)

"The combination of bitter and sweet stayed fresh and lingered in my head. It was a familiar aroma that accompanied me through the entire beer."

The pricey beans, called Black Ivory, comes from Thailand’s Golden Triangle Elephant Foundation, the same people that created the $50 cup of elephant dung coffee. Needless to say, you won't find Un, Kono Kuro in too many U.S. supermarkets.



Pizza Hut launching Xbox 360 app that lets console owners order pizza from Xbox Live


The future is finally here: Microsoft and Pizza Hut have launched a new app for Xbox Live that lets users order the Crazy Cheesy Crust Pizza (and other assorted items!) straight from their Xbox 360.  Users link their Xbox Live and Pizza Hut accounts (who has a Pizza Hut account?) and then purchases can be made via the game controller, voice input or Kinect gestures, which totally counts as exercise.


Plus, the app takes care of pesky social interaction for you. There’s Facebook integration so you can brag to your friends that you’re the brave soul sitting on your couch eating pizza and playing Bioshock. Larry Hyrb, the director of programming for Xbox, told Polygon that the app has been in development for a while:

“We’re always looking at ways to give our audience more of what they’re interested in,” he said. “If you look at our audience, they love pizza. I mean, who doesn’t? It has international appeal, and Pizza Hut is a recognized brand that matches up well with the Xbox brand.”


Hryb noted that Pizza Hut has been serving customers digitally "for a long time," having launched the ability to order food online back in 1994, and has published some of the first mobile apps with ordering capability.

Now Pizza Hut for Xbox will be available for Xbox Live users on Tuesday, April 23. Xbox users who download and order through the Pizza Hut app before May 6 will get 15 percent off their first purchase.

Like? no like?


By the way what is up with the Pizza Hut Crazy Cheesy Crust Pizza

it’s like a gnarly pizza flower with 16 giant pockets of italian 5-cheese blend




Michael Bay Apologizes for Armageddon lol

check it out Ric.


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Ric’s YouTube page


Tech company wants to launch ‘space harpoon’ to clean up debris

European technology company Astrium

has an out-of-the-box plan to get rid of all the old satellites

and junk cluttering up outer space. The idea: a space harpoon.


Yahoo's Buzz60 explains that after more than 50 years

of space exploration, there's a lot of debris floating around.

The more debris, the more likely something could collide

with a working satellite or spacecraft.


Enter the proposed space harpoon.

Though just an idea at the moment, the huge harpoon

supposedly could be used to scoop up of tens of

thousands of pieces of debris.


explains that the harpoon would be launched at a piece of debris,

which it would then tow to be burned up in the atmosphere.

The harpoon is just one plan for giving outer space a

good spring cleaning. Experts will discuss all the ideas

at an upcoming meeting in Germany.


As for the space harpoon,

Buzz60 reports that Astrium will have it

ready for testing within three years.



(play Youtoobers soundbyte)

True Facts about the Duck






Exercise, JFT is doing 100 push ups everyother day. I hate exercise.


Mormon bishop with Samurai sword runs off attacker


A Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop helped

a neighbor woman escape a Tuesday morning attack

by a man who had been stalking her.


Kent Hendrix woke up Tuesday to his teenage son pounding

on his bedroom door and telling him somebody was being mugged

in front of their house. The 47-year-old father of six rushed

out the door and grabbed the weapon closest to him —

a 29-inch high carbon steel Samurai sword.


He came upon what he describes as a melee between a

woman and a man. His son stayed inside to call 911 while

he approached the man along with other neighbors

who came to help. The martial arts instructor didn't hesitate

in drawing the sword and yelling at him to get on the ground.


"His eyes got as big as saucers and he kind of gasped and jumped back,"

Hendrix said by phone Tuesday afternoon. "He's probably never

had anyone draw a sword on him before."


The man ran down the street with the barefoot

Hendrix and others in pursuit. Hendrix said he couldn't

catch the man before he fled in his car, but he picked up

ChapStick that the man dropped and memorized his license plate.

"I yelled at him, 'I've got your DNA and I've got your license plate:

You are so done,'" Hendrix said.


The suspect, 37-year-old Grant Eggersten, turned himself in to police an hour later, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal. He was booked on charges of robbery, attempted burglary, trespassing and violation of a stalking injunction.

Hendrix, a pharmaceutical statistician, was one of several neighbors who came to the woman's aid after she began yelling for help, Hoyal said.

The incident began just after 7 a.m. when the 35-year-old woman came out of her front door, Hoyal said. Eggersten was hiding behind her carport and attacked her, knocking her to the ground, Hoyal said.

He took her keys and tried to open the door into her house, Hoyal said. That's when the woman ran down the street calling for help.

The woman did the right thing by fighting back and calling for help, Hoyal said. She suffered minor injuries.

Hendrix, a bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said it was the first time in 30 years of practicing martial arts that he's used the sword. He didn't swing it at the man, only showing him he had it.

He said he's proud of his 14-year-old son for alerting him and quickly calling 911. He said the family is still abuzz about the events.

"That kind of thing doesn't happen every day," Hendrix said. "Our neighborhood is a pretty quiet place."

A fourth-degree black belt in the Kishindo form of martial arts, Hendrix owns a collection of swords and weapons that he trains with, said his wife, Suzanne Hendrix. He has trained with the sword he used Tuesday for 20 years and keeps it by his bed.

"Some people have bats they go to," said Hendrix. "I have my sword."

Maine hermit carried bacon, syrup, $395


AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) —

A state police affidavit says a Maine man who

lived in the woods as a hermit for nearly three decades

was carrying bacon, marshmallows and $395 in cash

when he was arrested on burglary charges.


An affidavit obtained by the Kennebec Journal ( )


lists the items 47-year-old Christopher Knight possessed

when he was arrested this month on charges he stole food

from a camp for children with special needs.


The items also include keys, pliers, electrical tape, a watch,

a baseball hat, coffee, hamburger patties, chicken nuggets,

cheese, corn syrup and potato chips.


Since his arrest, Knight has attracted

a telephoned marriage proposal and

a stranger's offer to bail him out.

Knight rejected the bail offer and remains jailed.

Police say he may have been responsible for 1,000 burglaries overall.


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Email from Mad Billy (from California?)

Hey guys quick of bad food story, once at a Fudruckers, a hamburger joint, I got a regular cheeseburger. I take a bite and to my surprise I feel something kind chewy and moist,  pull burger away from my mouth and I find some type of artery or vein that still has liquid inside of it running through the middle of my burger. Needless to say I have not gone to a Fudruckers in 10 years. Well keep up the good work guys.