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Jan292014

Tanked Episode 285 for Jan. 28, 2014

 ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

- Ric is out this week and Chris Hiller is IN!

- Beer/Mixed Drinks

- Weekend Catchup

- Rob Ford is back in the news again. It’s been way too quiet on the front of everyone's favorite crack smoking mayor out of Toronto. Just when you think we’ve heard it all from this mythical man a new video hits YouTube. Take a listen to this clip from CNN’s Anderson Pooper! YouTube

also i found a great site to get crack mayor shirts and ties. Link

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-We owe Baron Mad Billy of California a proper Ranking/Earling

 

- The only Mexican Olympian this year is, well, interesting!

 

Say hello to Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe, who at age 55 will be the second-oldest winter Olympian in history when he competes (in this mariachi-inspired uniform) in the slalom for Mexico. But there's more to Hubertus than his flashy outfit. First off, yes, he's a prince. (Sort of. He's descended from the royal family of a German principality that hasn't existed for 208 years. But he still gets to call himself Prince Hubertus, which you absolutely would if you could.)

Second, he's not particularly Mexican. According to him, he's about one-eighth Mexican. He was born there, seemingly for the novelty.

 

He grew up in, lives in, and competes in Austria, but it's naturally easier to qualify for the Olympics as the only half-decent winter Olympian in the country. And he's been doing it for a while. These will be his sixth Games, dating all the way back to 1984. He's never medaled, and isn't expected to do so in the slalom at Sochi, but skiing is just another fun thing you do when you're Prince Hubertus.

Von Hohenlohe is a photographer. Here he is posing at one of his many gallery showings. At this particular 2005 show, titled "It's Me!", every photo featured von Hohenlohe.

 

Von Hohenlohe is a pop star. Performing under the names Royal Disaster and Andy Himalaya, he has released eight albums.

 

Von Hohenlohe, who keeps a home in Cabo San Lucas, wanted to honor his Mexican heritage at these, likely his last Olympics. So he went as unsubtle as possible—a Mariachi costume clearly one of the best uniforms in Sochi

 

He's known for his flamboyant outfits. One of his uniforms at the Vancouver games was a "desperado" racesuit, complete with pistols and bandoleros. He described his inspiration for it:

"Until I went to Mexico recently to make a documentary, I never realized what a beautiful, amazing, rich past and culture they have and what a proud people they are," he said.

 

The one-man Mexican Ski Federation is the country's first winter Olympian since an ill-fated 1928 bobsled team, and promises to be its sole entrant for the foreseeable future. Mexico could do a lot worse.

Deadspin   




BoOzE NEWS


Here’s another stupid drinking product but this one is cheap and useful. It’s called the CanStamp. Its a handy little tool that when pressed into a can leaves a dented message.

they sell for $8 and you stamps that read “mine, drunk, 1 more, in use or fuel”.

They are a tiny operation. Every CAN STAMP™ is made by hand in the USA, and we do mean BY HAND.  They mix enough resin for only three pieces at a time and hand pour it into their molds.  They also take care of finishing the stamps, packaging and shipping in-house.

*I hope they offer customized stamps in the future. Though it would be limited to 6 characters.

canstamp.com



 TECH 

  

ByePod

Over the holidays, Apple's iPad and iPhone sold better than they've ever sold before: 51 million iPhones and 26 million iPads in a single quarter. The lowly iPod, however, didn't do nearly as well. The company moved just 6 million of the trademark MP3 players, a 52 percent decline compared to the same period last year. All told, iPod accounted for just $973 million of the company's record $57.6 billion revenue last quarter. While some would probably be happy to claim they ran a slightly-less-than-a-billion-dollar business, it's getting pretty small for a company the size of Apple. You might even call it a hobby — if not now, then by this time next year.

The decline of MP3 players shouldn't be news to anyone though, certainly not to anyone who follows Apple closely. In June, 2009, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer admitted that cannibalizing the company's MP3 players was all part of the plan:

For traditional MP3 players, which includes Shuffle, Nano, and Classic, we saw a year-over-year decline which we internally had forecasted to occur. This is one of the original reasons we developed the iPhone and the iPod Touch. We expect our traditional MP3 players to decline over time as we cannibalize ourselves with the iPod Touch and the iPhone.

Verge





 VIDEO GAMES 

3 more rare Nintendo World Championship carts surface

Late last night, a gray NWC cart in "acceptable" condition was sold for $17,500 by brother collectors Mark and Matt Nolan after being listed earlier that day. The pair is talking on the NintendoAge forums about how they "took advantage of the market at the moment" by quickly listing and selling the rare cartridge while interest in the previous auction was still high.

Meanwhile, two more "very good" condition NWC cartridges—one gold and one gray—are currently attracting five-figure bids on eBay. As of this writing, the gray version is going for just over $10,000, while the gold cartridge has (despite a missing label) passed $33,000, a high but not incredible price for the "holy grail" of video game collecting.

As if that weren't enough, there's also a rare controller from the championship event being auctioned off for a starting price of $4,700 (though there have been no bids so far).

 

*UPDATE:

The gold NWC cart mentioned in the below article has now been bid up to over $100,000. It's hard to tell if this is yet another example of shill bidding or if the interest in last week's auction has actually caused an immense increase in the perceived value for NWC carts. The current top bidder has a relatively low feedback rating and not much recent history in video game auctions, but other high bidders right behind him appear more involved in the game buying/collecting community.

Ars

 

eBay link for NWC shirt



 MOVIES 

 Theater owners are sick of long movie trailers that spoil everything.

Last year, when summer movies were just kicking off, the National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) voiced a complaint about the ballooning length of movie trailers. Well, now that complaint has been formalized a bit. NATO has released a set of optional guidelines to studios. The biggest point is that trailers shouldn't be longer than two minutes, which is a great deal shorter than the now two-and-a-half-minute standard. Also, trailers should not be shown more than five months from the film's release. Theaters would give each distributor two exceptions a year on both of these rules. Though the guidelines are technically voluntary, studios are concerned some theaters will use them to get out of showing longer trailers. Some also are worried that the theaters will just end up showing more trailers, as they get paid by the studios to do so.

The Verge

 

*How about limit the amount of trailers being shown. The national avg is 5-7 trailers up from 3-4.



Aaron reviews HER



AVN awards happened and the only stand out is the porn parody winner Sponge knob square knuts. link to the first 15min and theme song. Link



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 ODD NEWS 

 An Opera Singer Is Suing a Hospital Because a Botched Surgery Gave Her Excessive Farts and Ruined Her Career!


Amy Herbst was a 33 year old Opera singer who gave birth to her first child, in February 2012.

During child birth the nurse performed an episiotomy (where tissue is cut between the vagina and anus) 'without her consent and did not properly close the wound'.  The procedure 'has left her with severe damage to her genitals and has caused her to suffer flatulence and incontinence.

These ailments have left her unable to perform, unless some sort of new Butt Opera becomes popular…

She’s really hot too! check out the link DailyMail.co.uk

 

We so happen to have a clip of what she would sound like if she sang opera today. Play Clip

 

Also the report says that it’s a front fart (queef)

 

 

Homeowner served coffee to burglar while waiting for police



KVARNASEN, Sweden, Jan. 28 (UPI) --

A Swedish homeowner took pity on an attempted

burglar who bungled the job, and served coffee to

the suspect before police arrived.

 

Tomas Holmberg said he and his wife were awakened

around 1 a.m. Tuesday by a noise coming from their

balcony in Kvarnasen and he investigated to discover a man

attempted to break into the residence,

 

TheLocal.se reported Tuesday.

 

The 21-year-old suspect did not attempt to resist Holmberg,

who sat the man down in the kitchen and offered him some

coffee while they waited for police.

 

"He looked forlorn and quite cold so I thought he could

use a gulp of coffee,"

 

Holmberg told the local Vasterbottens Folkblad newspaper.

 

Holmberg said the man apologized for the attempted

burglary while they waited for officers.




Shoplifting suspect asked police to let her take heroin in her pures

 

CHICAGO, Jan. 28 (UPI) --

Chicago police said a woman detained for

shoplifting faces a felony charge after asking officers

to let her take some heroin she had in her purse.

 

Police arrested Edith Hancock, 33, of Hastings, Minn.,

after security employees at a Walmart detained her on

suspicion of shoplifting. While in custody, she asked officers

for "just one blow" of heroin from her purse, police said,

and officers said they found several bags of heroin in the purse,

 

the Chicago Tribune reported.

 

Hancock was charged with felony possession of a controlled

substance and misdemeanor retail theft.

 

The police incident report said Hancock -- who told police

she was three months pregnant -- was seen coming out of

a fitting room wearing apparel she had carried into the room,

and was detained when she tried to leave the store without

paying for the clothes -- and some cosmetics she allegedly

put in her purse.

 

Dr. James Grant Fights Shark With Knife, Patches Wounds, Then Has A Well-Earned Beer

 

The moral of this story:

Always swim with your knife.

New Zealand doctor

James Grant had a close call on Saturday with

what conservation officials surmise was a sevengill shark.

The 24-year-old man was spearfishing with some friends in

the murky waters of Colac Bay when he felt a tug on his leg,

 

according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

 

Although he couldn't see the shark, he wasted no time in

whipping out his diving knife and taking a few stabs at the

source of his distress. "[I thought] bugger,

now I have to try and get this thing off my leg,"

Grant told Radio New Zealand.

 

Grant isn't sure how much damage he inflicted on the shark,

but he was able to flee once it let go. Once ashore, he took off

his borrowed wetsuit and saw a few bites measuring up to two

inches across.

 

Grant called out to his friends, but they didn't believe he'd been

attacked by a shark. Later, they were shocked to find that the

junior doctor had patched himself up with a first-aid kit they'd

brought along for their pig-hunting dogs

(must be a New Zealand thing).

 

Grant and his friends then headed to a nearby pub to have a beer.

Once the staff gave Grant a bandage because he was getting blood

on the floor, everyone agreed it was time to get him to a hospital.

The doc was back at work Monday, and said the experience didn't

put him off spearfishing.

"When the stitches come out I will be back in the water," Grant said.

In recorded history there has never been a fatal attack

by a sevengill shark, although one did reportedly

grab a diver by the head in 2013.



World's Tallest Waterslide Verruckt Looks Like Sheer Terror

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdKI6WS7ghE&feature=player_embedded

 

Last November we saw terrifying photos of the soon-to-be

world's tallest waterslide: Verruckt!

Now we get to shudder with a mixture of fright and

anticipation with this trailer above released by

Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts showing the upcoming

Kansas City attraction from a first-person perspective.

Is this an item to add to your bucket list or the entire bucket list

once you give the slide a ride? Go ahead and watch to decide for yourself.