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Tanked Ep.57 for Tuesday June 9 2009


- Beers


WWDC 09 - the Schiller hits the fan! WWDC 09 went down on Monday and brought some expected and some not-so-expected releases from Apple. Some notables include:
iPhone 3G S - The S is for SUPER!!! (groan) Improved speed, battery and graphics the latest iPhone iteration gets the expected boost to a 3MP camera with focus & video, a magnetometer compass, MMS & tethering options (that AT&T is still working on and probably planning to charge for the fucks). Three price options: 8GB/$99, 16GB/$199 & 32GB/$299 unless you're an existing iPhone 3G owner then you get fucked over by A-double-T with a wonderful $200 subsidization and and $18 upgrade fee on top of that. FÜK DAT!!
MacBook Pro nuttiness - 13" Aluminum MacBook gets rebranded to MacBook Pro with upgrades. New 15" MacBook Pro with built-in battery, SD card slot, usual upgrades and $300 price reduction. 17" MacBook Pro with the usual upgrades and such.
Snow Leopard - OS X 10.6 will be shipping in September and will be $29 for existing Leopard users. After the rodgering iPhone 3G owners got from AT&T this news softens the blow a li' bit. 10.6 is all about preformance upgrades and should be a good friend.
Safari 4 - Yeah. So Safari 4 is out. Works good :D


Hiller's day-of-release review of Prototype Violent punchy slashy fun from the creators of Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.
PROS - Great range of movement and freedom - Upgradeable abilities (although there is a Metroid-esque full-power teaser at the game's start) - Controls feel right at home with H:UD veterans
CONS - Goofy menus (objectives, web of truth, etc.) - Failing objectives only to restart from checkpoint breaks game flow - Fucking goofy fucking dialogue fucking


Hiller sees The Hangover then gets Hungover I'll review the film & the soundtrack (picked it up right after the movie) and talk briefly about my boozy time Saturday night.


Burned Maine topless coffee shop seeks donations

VASSALBORO, Maine – The owner of a topless coffee shop in Maine destroyed by fire says he plans

to have clothed waitresses collect donations in the parking lot to raise money to rebuild. Under

town zoning rules, Donald Crabtree would need a new permit to start operating his business from

a trailer or other structure on the property in Vassalboro, just north of Augusta. Crabtree tells the

Kennebec Journal newspaper he's going to set up a tent instead and have employees hand out free

doughnuts and coffee next to a collection jar. His home and business were destroyed Wednesday

in a deliberately set fire just hours after he had talked with local officials about making the business

more like a strip club.



The Learjet repo man

June 6, 2009 | It was snowing hard when the bank called Nick Popovich. They needed to grab a

Gulfstream in South Carolina now. Not tomorrow. Tonight. All commercial and private planes

were grounded, but Nick Popovich wasn't one to turn down a job. So he waited for the storm to

clear long enough to charter a Hawker jet from Chicago into South Carolina. There was just one

detail: No one had told Popovich about the heavily armed white supremacist militia that would

be guarding the aircraft when he arrived.

Dog plays fetch with live grenade in Germany

BERLIN – A dog playing fetch in Germany has found and delivered to its owner a U.S.

hand grenade from World War II. Police in the western town of Erkrath

said Monday they were called by the dog's 40-year-old owner who stopped walking her pooch

when she recognized the "rusty" object it was carrying was a weapon.

Police summoned a munitions expert Sunday to identify and defuse the grenade.

Grenades and bombs left over from World War II are still often found in Germany.

Sometimes whole streets in neighborhoods are evacuated so that such devices can be safely defused.