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Tanked Episode 301 for Tues Oct 21, 2014

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Craft Brewer Buys All the Count Chocula, Cereal Lovers Confused and Sad

A craft brewer in Fort Collins, Colorado caused quite an uproar among seasonal cereal fans when it bought a grocery store's entire supply of Count Chocula cereal earlier this month

The brewer snatched up all the spooky cereal— a limited edition favorite—to brew some special beer, causing at least one resident to write into the Fort Collins Coloradoan to proclaim their disappointment.

"Every year I greatly look forward to the month of October when I can purchase a few boxes of this delicious chococlatey (sic) goodness," Kristen Clark wrote in a letter to the editor.

In addition to beers made from Golden Grahams, Reese's Puffs, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Black Bottle Brewery brews a special beer called Cearealiously Count Chocula, and needed as much cereal as they could get their hands on.

Despite the brewer's huge purchase, the Coloradoan reports that other grocery stores in the vicinity have plenty of Count Chocula to go around. If you want it, you gotta fight for it, residents of Fort Collins.

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Pissed Mom Wants Breaking Bad Action Figures Off Toys 'R Us Shelves

 

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Susan Schrivjer is fed up. The Fort Myers, Fla. mother has started a petition to get Toys 'R Us to remove Breaking Bad action figures from their shelves. "Kids mimic their action figures, if you will," she told WFTX. "Do you want your child in an orange jumpsuit?"

This is tricky logic. Because if we're going to ban toys on the premise that "kids mimic their action figures," then what about the hundreds of other ostensibly heinous action figures sold by Toys R Us for kids to hypothetically emulate? Are we not worried about kids mimickingPredator? What about something called "Bioshock Infinite 9 inch Scale Action Figure - Benjamin Franklin 'Heavy Hitter' Patriot"? A My Little Pony iPhone 5 case?

The Breaking Bad toys in question are figures of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul's characters in hazmat suits. There's also one of Walter White and a gun and, head's up, it's on sale right now for $13.99.

"The products you reference are carried in very limited quantities and the product packaging clearly notes that the items are intended for ages 15 and up," Toys 'R Us, said in a statement released to WFTX. "Items from this TV series are located in the adult action figure area of our stores." (Oh.)

From Schrivjer's Change.org petition, which she posted under the name Susan Myers:

Toys R Us is well known around the world for their vast selection of toys for children of all ages. However their decision to sell a Breaking Bad doll, complete with a detachable sack of cash and a bag of meth, alongside children's toys is a dangerous deviation from their family friendly values. That's why I'm calling on Toys R Us to immediately stop selling the Breaking Bad doll collection in their stores and on their website.

But let's be clear: Schrivjer is a fan of the show. "I thought the show was great," she told WFTX. "It was riveting." But these toys? They gotta go!

Meanwhile, the real Walter White, Bryan Cranston, put Schrivjer on blast on his Twitter today:

"Florida mom petitions against Toys 'R Us over Breaking Bad action figures." I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest

— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) October 20, 2014

 

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Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf for Connecticut company

 

 

(Reuters) - It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: "Ebola" and "Add to Wishlist."

Giantmicrobes Inc., which makes a line of plush toys based on viruses and other microscopic organisms, has sold out its entire Ebola stock, including the small Ebola doll for $9.95, a Gigantic Ebola doll for $29.95 and an Ebola Petri Dish toy for $14.95, according to the company's website.

"Since its discovery in 1976, Ebola has become the T. Rex of microbes," says the Stamford, Connecticut-based maker of the "uniquely contagious toy" on its website, which promotes them as gag gifts that also have educational value.

With the latest Ebola outbreak, which already killed more than 4,500 people, mostly in West Africa, customers have snapped up the toy, which looks like half a pretzel.

"You do not want to get Ebola," warns the website. "A short incubation period of 2 to 21 days presages symptoms which include fever, aches, sore throat, and weakness, followed by diarrhea, stomach pain, vomiting, and both internal and external bleeding. And then, for between 50-90 percent of victims, death."

Giantmicrobes lists the World Health Organization as one of its largest customers, along with pharmaceutical companies and the American Red Cross.

Anyone disappointed by the current shortage of the Ebola toys can click on "Add to Wishlist" and wait for more stock to arrive. Or make a different selection from the company's array of other plush toys, including Anthrax, Botulism, Cholera and Dengue Fever.

It was not clear how many of the toys have been sold and the company could not be reached for comment.

Star Wars Black Series.

This Round includes:

Darth Vader, Jedi Luke, Storm trooper stand trooper, Chewbacca And the Boba Fett in Prototype Armor.

Sold only at Walgreens

 




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Wanted Man Discovered In a Dark Closet, Casually Munching On Salad

A man who was wanted for stealing a car and shoplifting in Monroe County, Tenn. was discovered inside the dark closet of another person's house, casually eating a big bowl of salad, WRCB3 reports.

Deputy officer Dillon Presswood, who arrested 54-year-old Timothy Black, said that he got word the criminal was hiding out at the house and acquired several warrants for his arrest. What he didn't expect was to find him secreted away and staying healthy:

Presswood got permission to go inside and look around. Once he found Black enjoying his salad in a dark closet, he told the suspect to put his hands in the air. Black did — his fork in one hand and salad bowl in the other.

"He was able to finally get (Black) to put the fork down, because that could potentially be used as a weapon," said Guy. "And I guess a salad could, too," he laughed.

Black was arrested on the spot and made to abandon his feast of greens. He is in McMinn County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

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Super drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell.

The Van Buren County sheriff's department says a 39-year-old woman mistook the Van Buren County jail for the bar where she was trying to pick up her boyfriend.

The department says Deputy Robert Miersma spotted the Hartford-area woman backing into the jail parking lot in Paw Paw about 2 a.m. Sunday and noticed she smelled of alcohol and appeared intoxicated.

It says a breath test showed her with more than twice the 0.08 percent blood alcohol considered drunk in Michigan. She's expected to face drunken driving charges.

Paw Paw is about 15 miles west-southwest of Kalamazoo.

Washington teacher told not to use disciplinary 'Wheel of Misfortune'

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state high school teacher has been warned not to have students spin a disciplinary "Wheel of Misfortune" to assign punishments for misbehavior that included being pelted with rubber balls by fellow students, school officials said.

The Stevenson High School science teacher used the wheel to punish "low-level misconduct" instead of sending the students to lunch-time detention, Superintendent Dan Read wrote in a letter to parents on Thursday.

Results from a third-party investigation on Wednesday showed the teacher's spinning punishment prop to be "inappropriate, but well-intentioned" and that the teacher did not "desire to embarrass, intimidate or harm any student," Read said.

"Poor judgment by any teacher is concerning and we plan to work with the teacher on more positive and productive classroom management skills going forward," he added.

The school, in Skamania County near the Washington-Oregon border, did not immediately respond to a request for comment, nor did the teacher. A high school employee reached by phone on Friday afternoon said she was back in the classroom.

Cell phone footage purportedly captured from the classroom and posted to the Internet last week shows a student getting pelted with rubber balls as he cowers and shields his face with a book.

The tactic has drawn complaints. Zoey Zapfe, a 15-year-old sophomore, told KATU News she was punished by the rubber-ball firing squad for chewing gum in class.

"I'm hoping she gets fired because it was beyond humiliating," Zapfe told the local broadcaster.

 

Alimony denied due to alleged genie possession

 

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 21 (UPI) --

A Dubai court denied alimony to a woman whose

husband said she hid the fact that she was possessed by a genie.

 

The Dubai Appeals Court heard the woman refused to have sex

with her husband and told the man to speak about the issue with her family.

 

The family told the man his wife was possessed by a genie and

was therefore unable to have physical relations.

The family said multiple religious scholars had tried and failed to

exorcise the genie from the woman.

 

The Dubai Sharia Court had approved the divorce and ordered

the man to pay about $10,000 alimony, but his lawyer argued before

the Dubai Appeal Court the woman should not receive the money.

 

"The woman and her family cheated my client," attorney

Hamda Makki told the court. "They should have been honest and clear

about the fact that the wife was possessed by a [genie]. He was only

told about the [genie] after the problem escalated. The woman does not

deserve any allowance."

The appeals court sided with the man, upholding the divorce

and canceling the alimony.