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Tanked Episode 302 for Tues Oct 28, 2014


Rob Ford is now on toronto's city council

Wal-Mart apologized Monday for advertising some of its Halloween costumes under a “fat girls costumes” category on its website after the link was flagged by customers in disbelief.

News that the retailer's website had indexed numerous Halloween items under the description "Fat Girl Costumes," first reported by Jezebel after a reader tip, fueled a Twitter firestorm that continued even after Wal-Mart took down the page by mid-day Monday.

“This never should have been on our site. It’s unacceptable and we apologize,” Ravi Jariwala, a spokesman for the retailer, told “As soon as we were notified about it this morning, our teams began immediately to remove it from our site and also to ensure it never happens again.”

"A lot of it was probably driven by search algorithms but I don’t want to comment on it too much because our teams are looking into it,” he said.

Jariwala said he learned about the controversial web page after media inquires Monday morning. That’s when Wal-Mart immediately took steps to remove the page off the website because “it shouldn’t have been there in the first place.”


Free beer for workers who finish timesheets


A Minneapolis ad agency is encouraging employees

to fill out their timesheets with a machine that trades a

completed sheet for a free glass of beer.

The Tapserver at Minneapolis firm Colle + McVoy asks

employees to scan their keycards and the system then

verifies that the worker's time sheet has been completed.

The worker is rewarded with their choice of beer from the

machine's "multi-keg beer deployment system,"

which includes several different brews.

"The technology used includes several Arduinos,

a Node-based server, solenoids and a Raspberry Pi.

The software was written to tie seamlessly with Colle + McVoy's

timekeeping application," the company said.

The company said timesheet completion has improved

by 90 percent since the machine was deployed.



Apple to stop making the original Ipod classic

Due to the ability to get the parts to make them.


New/Old hardware for the upcoming Super Smash Bros Wii U.

-Old gamecube controllers being re-released

-ambiigo characters

-Game Cube Adapter Hub (4 game cube controllers) total of 8 players.

Setting up and saving data on Amiibo is as easy as you'd think: simply tap and briefly hold the figurine on the Wii U gamepad's NFC spot (on the left side, just underneath the d-pad). If you're using Amiibos in battle, the game prompts you to tap any corresponding figurines to the gamepad after battle (to save out any data from the match).

The first twelve Amiibo launching with the game on November 21st are as follows: Mario, Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Kirby, Fox, Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer. There's another batch set to arrive later this year. As for the GameCube adapter hub and controllers, they'll also be available alongside the Wii U game in November; the hub costs $19.99 and each gamepad costs $29.99. If you went all the way crazy and tossed out all your GameCube controllers from back in the day, Nintendo's putting together a Wii U Smash Bros. bundle with the hub and one GameCube controller (as well as the game itself) for $99.99.


Toy World

Released Roar TW-D01 and

The Original Snarl                     Toy World’s Roar

Announced TW-D02

The Original Sludge                                TW-D02 Muddy


The scale is very different. The ToyWorld line is 2 times the size.



Marvel announces movies until Nov 2018

1st up in phase 3

Captain America 3 Civil war May 6 2016

Dr. Strange 4 2016

Guardians 2 5 5 17

Thor 3 Ranganor  july 28 2017

Black Panther nov 3 2017

Avenger 3 Infinity part 1 may 2018

Captain Marvel (Female lead) july 6 2018

Inhumans Nov 18 2018

Avengers 4 Infinity Part 2 May 2019

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The Orbital Sciences Antares rocket attempted to take off this evening at the Wallops Flight Facility (yesterday's attempt was scrubbed due to a boat that wandered into a restricted area), but it exploded just six seconds after launching. In a tweet Orbital Sciences confirmed a "vehicle anomaly", and NASA says the company is evaluating the mission. There was no crew on board as it was intended to be Orbital's third unmanned resupply mission for the ISS, carrying some 5,000 lbs of food, supplies and science experiments, like the Radiometer Atmospheric CubeSat Experiment (RACE). Orbital Sciences is the second private company -- after SpaceX -- that runs missions to the ISS, and its Cygnus spacecraft made the first successful delivery about a year ago. NASA's live stream from the launch pad is embedded after the break, as well as a video replay of the failed launch.

Update: Orbital Sciences says it has "formed an anomaly investigation board" to figure out what went wrong. EVP Frank Culbertson said that while the company focuses on the safety and security of those involved in recovery operations, "As soon as we understand the cause we will begin the necessary work to return to flight to support our customers and the nation's space program." NASA and Orbital are planning a press conference that will begin at 8:45PM ET, streaming on NASA TV. You can watch here, or in the embedded player after the break.

Update 2: During the press conference, NASA said that the ISS is in good shape regarding its consumables (food, water), with supplies that will last into "well into" next year, perhaps as far as March. If anyone finds debris from the explosion they should stay away from it and call 757-824-1295 to pick it up. Orbital's Culbertson stated that right now, what they know is the same thing we've all seen on video. The ascent stopped, and there was "some disassembly" of the first stage, before the range safety officer sent the command to self-destruct.


Between 2 ferns Zack and Brad Pitt.


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Man wakes up to find stranger in bed with him

CLINTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man was arrested after police say he wandered into the wrong home drunk and got in bed with a stranger, who woke up startled and called 911.

Police say the incident happened early Saturday morning at an apartment complex in Clinton. Officers say 26-year-old Tyler Sullivan of Haddam told officers he thought he was at his mother's apartment, which is in the same complex.

A man in the home said he told Sullivan to leave, but Sullivan refused. Police say Sullivan was still there when officers arrived.

Sullivan was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct. He was released on $1,000 bail and ordered to appear in Middletown Superior Court on Nov. 4.

It's not clear if Sullivan has a lawyer. A phone listing for him couldn't be found.

Florida man shoots 400-pound bear breaking into his house

ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man shot and killed a 400-pound (180-kg) black bear after it broke into his house two nights in a row to get to a bag of dog food, a state wildlife officer said on Friday.

"I felt in danger enough that since it wouldn't leave I had to shoot it," said Victor Peters of Lady Lake of the Wednesday night incident in a video interview posted online by the Orlando Sentinel.

Killing a bear in Florida is illegal. Wildlife officer Greg Workman of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation said he expects to hand the case to prosecutors by early next week for their consideration at the completion of his investigation.

"It sounds like he did what he could do to try to keep the bear from coming back," Workman said. "We're looking at all sides to make the best decision."

Bears and humans cross paths, occasionally fatally for the animals, in Central Florida where sprawling subdivisions have sprung up in former bear habitat and along their natural corridors around the Ocala National Forest.

In a previous case this year, seven bears were euthanized in April by wildlife officers in the search for the culprit after one grabbed a Lake Mary woman by the head outside her home.

Peters, whose home is about 50 miles northwest of Orlando, called 911 on Tuesday evening after the bear entered his glassed-in porch by smashing out the metal-framed windows to get the dog food, Workman said.

At the direction of wildlife officers, Peters removed the dog food from his porch, but the bear returned on Wednesday evening.

Peters, in the video interview on Friday, said he was prepared with a loaded rifle. When the bear ignored his yells and kept approaching, Peters said he shot the bear in the head from a distance of 10 feet (3 meters).

Workman said the adult male bear was one of the biggest he has seen in the area.

Connecticut man accused of 'mopping aggressively'

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) —

A Connecticut man is facing charges after police said he grabbed a mop out of a hotel employee's hands and was "mopping aggressively" over the worker's shoes.

Police say 30-year-old John Thornton, of Southington, was arrested Monday night and charged with breach of peace and threatening.

Officers responding to the Bristol hotel were told a man had become "unruly," grabbed the mop and swept it back and forth over the woman's shoes. When the employee asked the man to stop, police say he turned his back and pushed her into a corner. Police say the woman was shaken and crying.

Authorities say Thornton insulted and swore at officers during the arrest, threatening them with bodily harm.

He was released on $20,000 bond. There was no answer at a phone listing in his name.

Wife-carrying competition brings Finnish whimsy to Maine

NEWRY Maine (Reuters) - Men with their wives slung over their shoulders bounded over log hurdles and charged through a muddy pit on a mountainside in Maine on Saturday, as hundreds of spectators cheered them on at the North American Wife Carrying Championship.

The annual event, now in its 15th year, held at the base of a grassy ski mountain at the Sunday River resort in Maine had all the trappings of a serious competition.

There were fit competitors in numbered bibs, a precision clock and a winners podium, but from the moment the announcer declared "saddle up!" as signal for the couples, it was clear this competition was as whimsical as they come.

Competitor John Lund sported big spikes protruding from shoulder pads, studded wristbands and a skeleton mask.

"ThThe competition began there in the 1990s and was inspired loosely by the legend of a 19th century outlaw who tested the mettle of his gang of robbers by having them run an obstacle course with a woman on their backs.

The sport has since gained enthusiasts around the world. The event on Saturday in Maine was one of several official qualifying competitions for the international championship in Finland, with the others held in Australia, Sweden and Estonia.

For all the oddities of the Maine event, the 278-yard course in the shape of a horseshoe presented a grueling challenge to competitors, who ran up and down a steep slope, surmounted log hurdles and charged through a pit filled knee-high with muddy water.

Nearly every team employed the "Estonian carry," in which the woman hangs head down with her legs hooked around the man's neck and her arms around his waist, which frees his hands.

Despite the competition's name, the couple does not need to be married.

The winners on Saturday were Jesse Wall, a gym owner, and his friend Christina Arsenault. Under the rules of the game, they won Arsenault's weight in beer and five times the numerical value of her weight in cash.

Asked what he planned to do with the 10 cases of beer, Wall looked around and said, "Share it with everyone here."

e people in Finland put together this event because they felt there should be at least one news story in the year that makes people laugh," said Lund, who spent four years in Finland, the birthplace of wife-carrying as a modern sport.

Marijuana soda bottles explode at Washington shop

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Bottles of legal marijuana-infused soda delivered to a Washington state pot shop started exploding on the store shelf.

The manager of Top Shelf Cannabis, Zach Henifin, told KOMO ( ) that "it sounded like a shotgun going off."

No one was injured at the store in Bellingham in northern Washington, where recreational pot is legal.

Henifin wore a face guard and protective clothing to move more than 300 bottles to a steel trash bin and most had exploded by Tuesday.

The sparkling pomegranate soda was made by Mirth Provisions and delivered on Sept. 28. Employees found a sticky mess the next day and heard and saw bottles randomly explode.

Mirth Provisions founder Adam Stites says there was too much yeast in the soda and fermentation caused excess carbon dioxide to build up.