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Tanked Episode 305 for Tues Nov 18, 2014


If you’re a fan of the show then check out Chug!

Beginning on Monday, Nov. 24, at 10:30 PM ET/PT National Geographic Channel (NGC) is taking viewers on a bar crawl around the world with traveling “drinkaloguer” and rum company owner Zane Lamprey (@zanelamprey; NGC’s Showdown of the Unbeatables, “Three Sheets”) in the new Kickstarter-funded series, Chug. In the series, Lamprey is motivated by his thirst to try local customs, food and, well, alcohol. He travels by train to an array of exotic and boozy locations and along the way interacts with the local culture and befriends new drinking buddies.

Chug is not just a show about chugging beer, as the title may infer. The chugging refers to Lamprey’s primary mode of transportation — trains. He chugs through each  region, sipping drinks that are specific to the area and breaking down where in the world all the ingredients in each drink were derived from.

While Chug may be driven by traditional customs around the globe, the series itself has made its way into the history books by being the first Kickstarter-funded series to air on television. Lamprey began the campaign in April 2013 and breezed past his financial goal a few months later thanks to support from his loyal fandom.



A Canadian man who racked up a $1,171 Wi-Fi bill on a recent Singapore Airlines flight says it’s official: He has to pony up and pay the full amount.

Jeremy Gutsche, chief executive of Toronto-based innovation consultancy Trend Hunter, says he unwittingly accrued the charges on a flight last week from London to Singapore.

Gutsche says he signed up for a 30 megabyte Internet plan, which cost $28.99, and was aware that he would be responsible for data beyond that limit. But he was stunned when he learned upon landing that viewing some 155 pages — mostly checking email and uploading a PowerPoint document — had resulted in $1,142 of overage fees, he said in a blog post and on Twitter.

A Singapore Airlines spokesman said Monday the airline had been in contact with Switzerland-based OnAir, the provider of the WiFi service, on Gutsche’s behalf.

But the airline ultimately told him that he must pay the full amount, according to Gutsche. Asked about the apparent resolution to the charges, the Singapore Airlines spokesman said he could not provide any details about the carriers’ discussions with Gutsche.



Getch’ya PS4’s on the Cheap!

People Are Scamming Walmart With Bogus Cheap PS4 Listings

There's nothing like some good ol' fashioned corporation scamming on the holidays. And as we inch closer to Black Friday, some particularly ambitious shoppers have convinced the mega-chain Walmart to sell them PlayStation 4s for as cheap as $50 thanks to a simple new price-matching scam.

Don't cry for Walmart, though. Cry for price-matching. "We're committed to providing low prices every day," reads the Walmart website. "On everything. So if you find a lower advertised price on an identical product, tell us and we'll match it. Right at the register."

They're probably going to tweak that policy soon. Last weekend, some lucky shoppers got their hands on $60 Wii U and 3DS bundles by asking Walmart to price-match what turned out to be a glitch on Sears' website. And now, more devious shoppers have come up with a different scam to get PS4s: fake Amazon listings.

It's a simple process. First, someone sets up a bogus third-party retail listing on Amazon that will claim to sell PS4s for super-cheap, like, say, $90:

People Are Scamming Walmart With Bogus Cheap PS4 ListingsEXPAND

"AmzonElectronics" is a nice touch. Though Amazon is quick to remove fake listings like that—and you'll never get that $90 PS4 from them—it's still simple to snag a screenshot and bring it to one of the big box stores.

And that's... pretty much it. Anyone can benefit from this scam simply by taking the Amazon listing to Walmart (or any other retailer that offers price-matching) and crossing their fingers.

While there's a chance that more savvy retail employees won't honor the deal, at least a few shoppers have successfully pulled this one off:

50.00 dollar ps4 thank you Amazon and Wal-Mart 😂😂😂

— steven (@Papi_chulo5) November 18, 2014

LMAO Amazon and Walmart jig just got ps4 for $

— Taahaa Mobeen (@taahaa8) November 18, 2014


Update to the ET game Carts that we covered last year

One man's trash is another man's pricey, crushed game cartridge. Last week's eBay auctions for Atari cartridges unearthed during the production of the Atari: Game Overdocumentary have concluded, with the top-grossing auction pulling in $1,537 for a mangled, sort-of boxed copy of ET for the Atari 2600.

A total of nine ET cartridges sold for more than $1,000 apiece, with copies of Asteroids,Centipede, Missile Command and others pulling in hundreds of dollars each in additional auctions. Each game will ship with a certificate of authenticity, an I.D. tag from the City of Alamogordo, and a photo-supplemented narrative detailing the lot's history.

Regardless of whether you bought a momento, you can learn more about the context surrounding the excavation when Atari: Game Over premieres on November 20 on Xbox Live.




Tarentino set to Retire

Director Quentin Tarantino has revealed he plans to retire after completing his 10th film, saying he likes the idea of leaving audiences "wanting a bit more".

He told an American Film Market (AFM) audience in Santa Monica: "I don't believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off".

The Pulp Fiction director was speaking at an event to promote his current project, western The Hateful Eight.

"I've got two more to go after this," the 51-year-old continued.

"I like that I will leave a 10-film filmography," said the director, whose other titles include Reservoir Dogs and the two-part Kill Bill.

"It's not etched in stone, but that is the plan."

Tarantino said directing was "a young man's game" and that he intended to spend the remainder of his career "writing plays and books".

TV Shit

New Toy Story short coming in a few weeks

Still from Toy Story That Time Forgot

Actors Tom Hanks and Tim Allen are set to return as Woody and Buzz Lightyear, respectively, for ABC's upcoming Christmas special, Toy Story That Time Forgot.

According to TheWrap, Hanks and Allen will lend their voices to a cast that includes Toy Story alums Joan Cusack, Wallace Shawn,Kristen Schaal, Timothy Dalton and Don Rickles. Kevin McKidd (Trainspotting) will portray Reptillius Maximus, a new dinosaur character created for the short. Galyn Susman (Toy Story) is producing the Holiday special, which is being directed by Pixar vet Steve Purcell (Brave).

The short follows a post-Christmas playdate at Bonnie's house, where the toys are introduced to the "coolest" action figures yet, until they discover that the reptilian newcomers are absolutely "delusional." It's then up to Trixie the Triceratops to "save the day."

Toy Story That Time Forgot airs Tuesday, December 2 at 8pm ET on ABC.


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Underoos are back and This Time for Adults too!

While should kids have all the fun? Retro underwear brand Underoos has returned, and this time adults can get in on the act. Pretend to be a superhero or villain -- depending on your mood -- with these new Underoos from Hot Topic.

Wear Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Captain America, He-Man and Skeletor Underoos

Each set -- which includes a top and bottom -- sells for approximately $20 (roughly £13, AU$23) each. Plus, the styles are available for both men and women. Geek equality in underthings! The Underoos also come in retro-designed packaging just like when we were kids.

*will you get a set? if so which ones?


Update on the Rossetta comet lander. It bounced during landing due to the harpoons not deploying. it’s hiding somewhere where sunlight can not charge the solar panels. it’s in sleep mode now little probe managed to complete over 80% of its planned primary science campaign on the surface.

Also the lander has detected organic molecules in the comet's atmosphere. We don't know exactly what the molecules are yet, but they could hold a key to early life on Earth. Hell, this is a big reason we sent Rosetta all the way to a lonely comet in the first place.

Organic molecules are those that contain carbon. We, being carbon-based life forms, are all made of such molecules, but organic molecules may actually have extraterrestrial origins.Simulations have suggested that ultraviolet radiation bombarding icy particles can form organic molecules out in space. In turn, comets could have brought those molecules to Earth, providing the raw materials for life on our planet.

The Rosetta team was expecting to find organic molecules on the comet, but didn't—and, as yet, still don't—know exactly what kind. It could be simple organic molecules like methane, which would confirm what what we've observed about comets from afar. Even more exciting would be complex ones like amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins.

To get a complete picture, scientists will need to analyze samples from beneath the comet's surface, too. The experiment to drill into the comet and analyze samples seems to have failed. There might be another chance it Philae gets more sunlight as the comet speeds toward the sun. Meanwhile Philae has gone dark, but scientists are still hard at work analyzing the data it sent back. [WSJ]



Robot Arm goes into Fap Mode


This kid claims to be asking his dad questions for a sociology class. Maybe it started that way, but we're pretty sure he's just egging his dad on to watch him lose his damn mind.


Never Microwave a glow stick.






Man Steals Bulldozer For Ride Home, Leaves Destruction In His Wake

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Police say a New Jersey man who was drunk stole a bulldozer in order to get a ride home.

Police say 30-year-old Christopher Russell left behind a path of destruction as he tried to maneuver the bulldozer through West Hudson Park. The bulldozer leveled signs, three benches, a tree, a drinking fountain, and left a maze of tracks in the grass.

Harrison Police Capt. Mike Green tells the Jersey Journal ( ) that Russell told officers he was cold and was trying to ride home to Newark.

Russell was charged with driving while intoxicated, criminal mischief, leaving the scene of an accident and theft of the bulldozer.

Florida Bra-Wearing Man Allegedly Blocked Florida Customers At ATM

You don't see this everyday.

Police in Florida encountered a man wearing a jacket and brassiere, and riding a bicycle in front of a bank branch that prevented customers from using the ATM.

Fort Pierce police asked Gregory Herndonto empty his pockets and, though it got him into trouble, the 33-year-old allegedly agreed.

Out came a pair of women's undergarments, a crack pipe, two needles for drug use, a pill bottle and brass wool, according to Off the Beat, which recently obtained the Nov. 3 arrest affidavit.

Records from the St. Lucie County sheriff's office says Herndon faces charges of possession of drug equipment and resisting an officer without violence. Bond was set at $15,500.

Herndon has landed in jail previously for allegedly manufacturing meth in his homeand attempting to flee from cops during an ill-fated cocaine purchase.

Florida Thief Robs Pizza Man, Comes Forward As Witness, Blames Cousin

We love pizza too, but c'mon man.

A Florida man in West Boca Raton is in jail after allegedly robbing a Pizza Hut delivery man, only to come forward later as a witness in an effort to blame his cousin.

Joseph Wantz, 26, placed an $107 order for pizza, bread sticks, and soda for what he said was a party. The delivery man arrived at 10:30 p.m. last Tuesday and rightfully became suspicious because he saw no cars or signs of a celebration, according to WPTV.

Wantz allegedly put a BB gun to the head of the Pizza Hut worker and stole all of the food and cash he carried.

The suspect and another person later told police they witnessed the robbery and that Wantz's cousin was the gun-toting culprit.

On Wednesday, Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies responded to a disturbance call at Wantz's residence. Police took Wantz in for questioning, and the pizza delivery manidentified Wantz as the culprit in the previous night's robbery, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

According to a police report, Wantz said he blamed his cousin for the robbery because the two look alike and he wasn't "the only one going down for this."

He now faces charges including robbery with a firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm.