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Tanked Episode 286 for Feb. 4, 2014


Beer-delivery drone grounded by FAA

Ice fishers in Minnesota are reeling from a recent FAA decision prohibiting beer delivery by drone.

Local brewery Lakemaid was testing a new drone delivery system to airlift frosty cases of beer to fishermen holed up in ice shacks on Mille Lacs Lake. After spotting a Lakemaid YouTube video that went up last week of one of the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on a test run, the Federal Aviation Administration contacted Lakemaid and told the company to stop.

Unfortunately for Lakemaid fans and anyone else dreading a walk to the corner store, it's currently against the law to fly drones for commercial purposes or above 400 feet in the United States. The FAA is working on a comprehensive set of rules and regulations that will pave the way for commercial drone flight, but the legislation won't be ready until at least 2015 and drones might not be in the skies until 2017.


Even once FAA regulations are in place, we likely won't see the skies filling up with beer deliveries. Interested companies will have to get proper training and licenses.

"We are concerned about possible careless and reckless operation, especially if someone on the ground is hurt by an object or objects falling from the [UAVs]," said Cory, citing the FAA regulation that prohibits careless flying.





PS Vita Slim to hit the UK only


Sony's slimmer, lighter, and curvier Vita Slim is finally coming to the UK after a Japan-only release last October. Sadly, there's no news yet on when the £180 (around $300) device will make it to US shores, but UK customers can pick one up starting next week.

Headline features include a 20 percent slimmer body, a 6-hour battery life, rounded edges, and 1GB of internal storage. In a welcome move, the size of the rear touchpad has been reduced, while the grips have been widened, which should go some way towards reducing unwanted inputs from stray fingers. The proprietary charging port has even been done away with in favour of a standard micro USB port. Huzzah! Unfortunately, the much-praised OLED screen of the original Vita has been swapped out for an IPS LED one, but it does feature the same 960x544 resolution.


*thinking about getting vita for a game pad kinda like the wii u game pad. enjoying windwaker on the wii u using the game pad.



With the Superbowl we have a whole slew of new movie images. Transformers, Captain American, Spider-man. One we didn’t see was Seth MacFarlane’s A Million ways to die in the west. Why? Well they only did a red band one and well it’s super funny.


Lex Luthor officaly cast.

None other then Jessie Isenberg Yup from the social network. That guy!
Jeremy Irons will be playing Alfred

Phillip Seymour Hoffman Passed away from a heroin overdose:

Found dead on sunday with a needle still in his arm. He had battled drug addiction for years.


He won an oscar for Capoti as well as being nominated 3 other times for an Oscar.


As for The Hunger Games he had finished most of his scenes:

From screen Rant:

Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence is also calling the shots on Mockingjay: Part 1 & 2, so he’l be overseeing the task of working around Hoffman’s death during post-production on the two films. According to THR‘s source, the plans for handling that issue are pretty straightforward, with miscellaneous editing tricks and digital tools to be used so as to avoid any obvious visual continuity errors; as they put it, “You can do digital things, you can have conversations where you’re not focusing on him but the people he’s talking to.”


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I didn't know turkeys could FLY?!





One-Legged Man Driving Ice Cream Truck Allegedly Slashes Tires Of 7 Cars, Evades Police

We're not sure how he hasn't been caught yet either.

A man who allegedly slashed the tires of seven cars at a bar in Southborough, Mass. on Super Bowl Sunday has managed to evade police despite having an oddly specific appearance, Metro West Daily News reports.

Police and witnesses at the scene described the suspect as being a white male with a southern accent, who is a hulking 6-foot-8 and weighs between 300 and 350 pounds. The man has a prosthetic leg, and allegedly fled the scene in a large, blue "ice cream-style truck," according to police reports.

An officer responded to the restaurant and bar, Owen O'Leary's, after an employee saw the man slashing the tires of cars in the parking lot after he was refused service and asked to leave, Southborough Police Department said on their Facebook page.

Lt. Sean James said the man has not been apprehended.

“We do have a potential suspect,” Lt. Sean James said. “We are waiting on witness identification.”

Restaurant Manager Michael O’Brien told Metro West that he had seen the man in the bar before, and despite being "big [and] outspoken," he hadn't caused problems prior to Sunday's incident.

O'Brien said the patrons were all in good spirits after seeing the Denver Broncos get crushed in the Super Bowl. Once patrons saw their tires had been slashed, the atmosphere changed.

“Everyone was in a pretty good mood until then,” he said.

As police continue to investigate the alleged tire-slashing, ice-cream-truck-driving, mammoth of a man, O'Brien said he is confident the suspect will be caught.

“He’s not inconspicuous,” he said.

Sean Fallon-Nebbia Bit Off Brother's Ear In Super Bowl Party Tussle


Authorities say a Rochester man bit off part of his

brother's ear after they began fighting during a

Super Bowl party.


The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports ( ) that


police say 27-year-old Sean Fallon-Nebbia was

hosting the party Sunday at his apartment.

A roommate told police the brothers had been drinking

before they started roughhousing after the game,

and the tussle turned violent.

Police say Fallon-Nebbia bit off part of 26-year-old

Frank Fallon-Nebbia's right ear and punched him

several times in the face, knocking him out.


The younger brother was treated at a Rochester hospital.

The older brother is being held in Monroe County Jail

on $15,000 bail after pleading not guilty Monday to

first-degree assault, a felony. It couldn't immediately

be determined if he has a lawyer.




Kenneth Haskins Set Apartment Fire Because Manager Told Him To Stop Masturbating

*Submitted by Earl Mad Billy of California*

If I can't masturbate in front of the window, nobody can.

That's the attitude Florida man Kenneth Haskins may

have had when he allegedly set his apartment

complex on fire Sunday night, leaving four people

homeless. The 58-year-old Tampa resident reportedly

used flammable liquids to start the blaze because he

wanted to get back at the complex's management company,


Mar Plaza, Tampa Bay Times reports.


Recently, management told him he needed to stop

masturbating in front of his windows and front door,

police told the paper. Haskins reportedly admitted to

starting the fire to exact his revenge.

No injuries were reported after the fire, which started

at about 10 p.m. Bay News reports that firefighters had

to evacuate more than 28 units and four were damaged,

including Haskins'.


Previously, his face was disfigured when he shot

himself with a shotgun, police said. He didn't previously

have a criminal history in Florida.

He was charged with first-degree arson on Monday.

He's being held in the Orient Road Jail without bail.


He is up for the scariest criminal of the year