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Tanked Episode 308 for Tues Dec 9, 2014


You Got Bud Fucked

The iconic and beautiful Budweiser Clydesdales are being given the proverbial boot – or hoof – as it may be, and the horses won’t be seen for this year’s holiday advertising campaign. Yes, the powerful horses that have been used in Budweiser’s commercials since back in 1987 aren’t going to be there anymore because the company is targeting a younger audience who likes craft beers more.

According to US News, Budweiser is going to place their advertising focus and their marketing money on garnering the attention of a younger crowd.

Now, Budweiser is looking to focus on younger crowds as they’ve found out some disturbing statistics.

According to a recent survey, about 44 percent of drinkers in the age range of 21 to 27-years-old have never even tried Budweiser.

While younger drinkers these days aren’t attached to Budweiser, they aren’t the reason that sales have steadily declined for 25 years.

For the new commercials from Budweiser, the Clydesdales have been replaced rapper Jay Z and zombies.


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Ipod Classics going for big bucks!

It’s since been superseded by iPods and iPhones with touchscreen interfaces and flash storage, and Apple CEO Tim Cook says the parts are now very hard to source, too. Nevertheless, it seems like there’s still a lot of enthusiasm for the ageing gadget: the device is listed for as much as $479 on Amazon and $460 on eBay, some way north of the $249 price it was retailing for on Apple’s site before it was pulled. British site The Guardian has reported high prices in the UK too, again more than double the final retail price set by Apple — some third-party retailers are listing the device through Amazon for £600 (close to $1,000 with a rough conversion).

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The Interview may cause WW3?

The Sony hackers seem to have it in for the Seth Rogen-James Franco film, "The Interview." A note that appears to come from the group that leaked massive amounts of information from Sony Pictures demands the studio not release "The Interview," which follows Rogen and Franco's characters as they try to assassinate Kim Jong Un. “Stop immediately showing the movie of terrorism which can break the regional peace and cause the War!” the note says.

Breaking: Bob Orci Removed from Star Trek 3!

Although he was confirmed for the director’s chair this past summer, Bob Orci will no longer direct the upcoming, still unofficially titled, Star Trek 3 (or 13, depending on your personal understanding of temporal dynamics). What’s more, Deadline brings word that, among the potential replacements on Paramount Pictures’ short list, is none other than Shaun of the Dead and The World’s End helmer Edgar Wright! Will remain as a producer.

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McBreak your Nose

Sgt. Jason Halifax, a spokesman for the Des Moines Police department, confirmed that Marvin Tramaine Hill II, 21, did more damage than police initially thought after smashing a sandwich bun into his wife's face Tuesday afternoon.

The man accused of throwing a McChicken sandwich at his wife reportedly broke the woman's nose during the incident, police said Thursday.

Hill said his wife woke him up around 1 p.m. with a McChicken in hand. He admitted to police that he became upset and threw the sandwich at her, then picked up some of the bun, throwing it at her again.

The woman went to the bathroom to clean herself up but Hill followed her and began recording her using his cellphone, which he later shared with police. In the video, police saw the woman knock the phone out of his hands.

Hill's wife had mayonnaise on her shirt and face when officers located her. According to the woman, Hill had forcefully smashed the bun into her face the second time.

Hill had admitted to police that he threw the sandwich at his wife "because he doesn't like them."


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Morning Joe Hosts Totally Lose It During Segment on Furries

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Club launches rocket-powered porta-potty

THREE OAKS, Mich., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A Michigan club released video of its porta-potty rocket flying about 2,000 feet, remaining airborne for 38 seconds.

Michiana Rocketry club members dubbed the "Throne Thrusters" said they spent 2 1/2 years outfitting the portable toilet with a cluster of seven motors, bringing the weight of the unusual aircraft to nearly 450 pounds.

The rocket traveled about 2,000 feet from its launch site Saturday in Three Oaks and nearly struck a spectator's pickup truck. The potty was in the air for about 38 seconds, the club said.

The launch had originally been scheduled for November, but was delayed by weather concerns.

Project coordinator Larry Kingman said the group's goal was to boost interest in rocketry.

"I like odd rockets," Kingman told the La Porte Herald Argus. "It's a thrill. It's a challenge. Every rocket's different. And you never know where they're going to come down."

Meth disguised as moist towelettes in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Dec. 9 (UPI) --Authorities in New Zealand announced they seized a haul of imported moist towelettes that were found to be soaked in about a gallon of liquid meth.

Wellington Police and the New Zealand Customs Service announced a joint investigation dubbed Operation Gravity resulted in the seizure of about one gallon of liquid methamphetamine that was disguised using packets of Tesco-branded moist towelettes.

Investigators said two Taiwanese nationals, a 28-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man, were arrested and charged with importation of a Class A Controlled Drug and conspiracy to supply a Class A Controlled Drug.

"Due to excellent profiling at the border by New Zealand Customs we detected this offending and were able to commence an investigation that has led to these arrests," said Detective Senior Sgt. Tim Leitch, head of the Wellington Drugs and Organized Crime team.

"Though the Methamphetamine was concealed in a way to try and avoid law enforcement, NZ Customs have again shown that through vigilance and having quality systems in place significant seizures can be made. This is helping to keep New Zealanders safe.

The harm and misery Methamphetamine causes to our community is immense and our enforcement agencies are committed to targeting those high level importers and hold them to account. The targeting of these people reduces the many victims that are affected by this illicit substance.

Over the next few weeks we will be undertaking enquiries to identify any others involved in the importation including working closely with our international partners.

"To those contemplating this type of activity I can strongly advise that both the New Zealand Police and New Zealand Customs are on high alert and deploying resources into this area as part of our prevention first strategy. Importing and supplying Methamphetamine are life imprisonment offences which clearly reflect the seriousness of this offending."

Scottish university creates whisky-scented fabric

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A Scottish university announced it has developed a fabric designed to bear the permanent odor of Johnnie Walker Black Label whisky.

Heriot-Watt University's School of Textiles & Design said the fabric, developed for textile company Harris Tweed Hebrides and distiller Diageo's Johnnie Walker Black Label brand, bears a permanent scent dubbed "Aqua Alba," which was designed to replicate the odor of a glass of Johnnie Walker.

The school said the "microencapsulation technology" technique of layering the scent into the fabric has previously been used to create therapeutic headwear for cancer patients.

"Smart textiles are a fast-developing sector that offers enormous potential. Our year-long collaboration with Harris Tweed Hebrides is a great example of the ways in which we can help Scottish textile companies to develop their business, add value to their textiles and bring exciting new products to market," said Jim McVee, business development manager at the School of Textiles and Design.

Brian Wilson, chairman of Harris Tweed Hebrides and former British trade minister, said the project was "a very natural partnership of two great Scottish brands with input from one of our cutting-edge academic centers. The more of these partnerships we can promote, the better for the Scottish economy. The early indications are that the finished products are creating a high level of interest in the target markets."

Submitted by Grand Duke Mad Billy of California

A Florida woman was arrested over the weekend for attacking her twin sister during a dispute over a battery-operated boyfriend and an actual one.

The Smoking Gun reports that 48-year-old Heidi Creamer (yes, that's her real name) of Ellenton, Fla. punched her twin sister, Holly, in the face and scratched the woman in a bizarre dispute on Sunday afternoon. Responding police officers arrived to find Heidi locked outside of the apartment she shares with her sister and boyfriend, "screaming and [shaking]" while attempting to escape police custody.

After finally being placed in the back of a police cruiser, Heidi Creamer explained that she and her sister were fighting over her boyfriend and a vibrator. She was charged with domestic battery and taken to Manatee County Jail.

Lesson: sharing too many things can be the catalyst for an ugly situation.

[via The Smoking Gun]

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Chemical Attack at this years Furfest!

CBS) – A chemical leak forced an evacuation of a hotel in Rosemont hosting a furry convention and sent 19 to the hospital.

The third alarm leak at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare happened right in the middle of the annual Midwest Furfest Convention, forcing people to evacuate the center in full costume. Authorities investigating the leak say it is consistent with an intentional act and police are investigating it as a crime.

Either the Doctor in the video clip is to blame or Chris Hiller

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