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Thursday
Nov132014

Tanked Episode 304 for Tues Nov 11, 2014

 TECH 

Amazon Echo

Yesterday Amazon posted its commercial for the Echo, a new hands-free device that’s voice controlled and offers music, news and weather and blah, blah, blah. None of this matters, it’s really all about Amazon’s lame commercial for the product: It sucks. Anyway, the Internet couldn’t get over just how cheese-tastic the commercial was. What was Amazon thinking? They actually had to disable the comments on YouTube. Gee, I wonder why?

Amazon are so confident in this new product that they have put zero effort into their commercial for it http://t.co/jir6gkaBN1

— Graham Linehan (@Glinner) November 6, 2014

YouTuber Barry Mannifold decided to modify Amazon’s Echo commercial with some pretty entertaining results. Consider me sold on Echo after watching Mannifold’s version.

Original Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkOCeAtKHIc


Better Verson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GijLoiVkmYI

  



 MOVIES 

 

(Some stuff i think we should cover)

Could Suicide Squad have some casts members?

Margot Robbie Will Play Harley Quinn (She was the blond in wolf of wall street)

Jered Letto is the big name rumored to be playing the Joker


Big Hero 6 wins the box office  edging out Christopher Nolans Intersteller

$56M to $47M


Ric & Scott saw Big hero 6

Tandem BH6 reviews


Starwars

The Force Awakes

So we will start to call the it TFA


New Bourn movie for 2016

Internet flips out, in a bad way, over Toy Story 4 announcement


EVIL DEAD TV Series Heading To Starz W/ Bruce Campbell And Sam Raimi

It was announced today that Starz is picking up Sam Raimi’s new TV adaptation of Evil Dead and that the series would be heading to the small screen in 2015, complete with Bruce Campbell in the starring role and Sam Raimi behind the camera. The official title for the new show is: Ash Vs. Evil Dead.

The story for the new series picks up 30 years after the events of Army of Darkness in which Ash has been “avoiding responsibility, maturity, and the terrors of the Evil Dead.” He’s then forced out of retirement when a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind.

The show is slated for 10, 30 minute episodes. No word on whether it’s a contained story or if they are looking at making it a multi-season series.

Here’s what Sam Raimi had to say about the series:

“Evil Dead has always been a blast. Bruce, Rob, and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to tell the next chapter in Ash’s lame, but heroic saga. With his chainsaw arm and his ‘boomstick,’ Ash is back to kick some monster butt. And brother, this time there’s a truckload of it.”




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 SCIENCE


Philae Lander is about to touch down (as we record the show tuesday night)


Will it make it? We’ll find out later on this morning.

In its 10-year chase of a comet, the European Space Agency’s ambitious Rosetta mission has pushed the edges of engineering ingenuity.

After three slingshot flybys of Earth to fling it at ever faster speeds to catch up with its target, Rosetta was so far from the sun that its solar arrays could not generate enough electricity, and it was, by design, put into hibernation for two and a half years.

To the relief of mission managers, Rosetta woke up from its cold, deep sleep as scheduled in January. In August, it finally pulled up alongside the comet, known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, both flying closer to the sun at 34,400 miles per hour. In the months since, Rosetta has snapped photographs just 4.5 miles above the craggy surface.

Now it is about to attempt its greatest feat yet: drop a small lander onto the comet.

On Wednesday, at 3:35 a.m. Eastern time, the 220-pound lander, named Philae, is scheduled to detach from Rosetta and be pulled downward by the comet’s gravity. Signals from Rosetta will take nearly 30 minutes to travel more than 300 million miles to mission control in Darmstadt, Germany.

Philae will be aimed at a landing site that covers about a third of a square mile; the area looks relatively smooth and clear of boulders but is still close to streams of dust and gas shooting off the surface.

Seven hours later, give or take some minutes, Philae is to bump onto the surface. The comet, 2.5 miles wide, is so small and its gravity so slight that even after that long fall, Philae will be traveling no faster than walking pace.

To keep the lander from bouncing, thrusters will fire for 15 seconds, pressing it against the surface, and a harpoon will shoot into the comet to anchor Philae.




 WEB GEM 


R2D2 Budgie (parakeet)

YouTube


10 Hours of Princess Leia getting cat called.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7DCDYSJwwE4


 

 

 ODD NEWS 

 

Crews Have Been Pulling Zombies Out Of Lake Michigan

Call them the floating dead.

Rescue crews in Chicago have been hard at work pulling zombies out of Lake Michigan after a Halloween barge sank off Navy Pier on Oct. 31. The roughly 50 zombies on the boat have continued to surface throughout the week, WGN reports.

“It’s an unbelievable amount of effort from painters to costume makers,” owner John LaFlamboy told WGN Wednesday, estimating the investment in the barge to be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. “So to watch it sink was very heartbreaking for a lot of us.”

Winds above 70 mph ripped through the city on Halloween, causing 21-foot waves in some parts of the lakeshore. The Zombie Containment, a floating haunted house docked outside Navy Pier, was among the casualties of the rough weather dubbed a "Halloween Howler."

After the haunted house was damaged Friday, officials closed other attractions, including the Ferris wheel, Grand Ballroom and East End Plaza, due to the weather, the Chicago Tribune notes.

Woman Wearing 'I Love Crystal Meth' Shirt Arrested, For Meth

Not the best item in the wardrobe.

A Kentucky woman arrested on meth charges while wearing an "I love crystal meth" t-shirt now has one very ironic mugshot for her records.

Deborah Delane Asher, 37, was busted on Tuesday for alleged trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine, according to Fox-17. Richard Jeffrey Rice, 57, was also charged in the case.

"The arrests were the result of a drug investigation conducted there after deputies located 2 subjects in possession of 3.37 grams of crystal meth and a set of digital scales," police in Laurel County said.

With her arrest, Asher claims the Weird News unfortunate shirt-mugshot combo honor from Micah David Dailey, of Florida, who recently found himself in jail wearing a t-shirt instructing him to go directly there.

Woman Finds Stranger In House, Eating Her Cookie Dough

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after a Wichita woman found him eating cookie dough from her freezer in the early-morning hours.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1uBJsR9 ) reports the woman came out of her bedroom shortly before 3:30 a.m. Thursday and found the stranger in her kitchen.

Wichita police spokesman Lt. James Espinoza says the man told police he thought he was at his aunt's house and was hungry.

Police say the man entered the home through an unlocked back door. The 52-year-old woman who lives there was not hurt.

The intruder, who hasn't been formally charged, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

Bargain Florida home comes complete with corpse

(Reuters) - William Wilson thought it suspicious that the doors of a long-vacant home he bought at auction on Tuesday in southwest Florida were chained from the inside.

Kids next door told him not to be surprised if he found a dead body because they never saw the owner leave.

Still, Wilson said it came as a shock to discover a nearly mummified body lying on the floor of the master bedroom next to the bed.

"It wasn't expected, that's for sure," Wilson told Reuters.

Cape Coral police wrapped yellow crime scene tape around the weathered pink house's overgrown yard. Sergeant Dana Coston said there are no obvious signs of foul play but an investigation is pending.

Wilson said he bought the house for $96,000 after it went to auction because of the owner's failure to pay property taxes for three years. Old droppings from a pet bird suggest it drank out of the toilet before the water supply was turned off, Wilson said, but he did not find any sign of the bird.

He said it appeared the owner had been in the process of packing her belongings.

Wilson said he has learned that two elderly sisters from Venezuela who spoke little English lived in the home and that one died in 2005.

He said the neighborhood kids told him police had been called twice to check on the owner but never did. Coston said police had no record of a call for a well-being check on the woman.

Wilson said he bought the house for his sister-in-law and her family, who moved recently from Cuba.

"She doesn't want it now. She's ... kind of superstitious," he said.

Wilson said he will clean up the house and try to resell it.

"The sad thing was she was there for three years and no family ever showed up to ask what happened," Wilson said.