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Friday
Nov202009

Tanked Episode 80 for Tuesday November 17 2009

 ANNOUNCEMENTS  
- Beers

- Happy Birthday Aaron!
- Hiller missed the event of the f'n season!
 TECH 

Psystar loses to Apple

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A California court has rendered summary judgments in favor of Apple and against

Mac clonemaker Psystar on several counts of copyright infringement. Several issues

remain to be tried, though, and the ruling did not address damages.

itWire for more on the story
 VIDEO GAMES

CHRIS
Resident Evil:TDC trailer wants to get shot in the head!
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles trailer has officially trumped the Wario Land: Shake It trailer
in terms of in-browser wackiness.  Much like the Shake It trailer posted on YouTube from September,
the RE trailer features in-game characters busting out of the confines of the player window to destroy
surrounding ads and text boxes.  The RE trailer brings extra "hey, that's cool" points for including 
interactive scenes where you can shoot oncoming zombies in the head.  I totally missed it the first time
thinking to myself "jeez, they sure are lingering on these zombies that they really want to shoot in the
head" but the next time around I nailed them.  Let's hope Hollywood brings this technology to the trailer
for the next Alvin & The Chipmunks sequel.

Modern Warfare 2 Lives up to the hype.
Super Mario Bros. Wii is... very hard...
Excitebike World Rally is Nostalgic

 MOVIES 
Kick-Ass teaser is out
CHRIS
Writer Mark Millar sure has got in the swing of things when it comes to getting his work made into 
movies. Ultra-violent comic book Kick-Ass is coming to theaters and the first teaser trailer is up.  
Kick-Ass follows the tale of high school nerd Dave Lizewski (played by Aarond Johnson) and his desires 
to become a super hero despite his lack of super power, martial arts or skills of any kind. Christopher 
Mintz-Plasse (Superbad), Chloe Moretz and Nicholas Cage (numerous bad films) co-star.  Film is set
to release in April, 2010.
 
I Love the kick ass trailer. I can't wait to see it.
 
Ric's Review of Boondock Saints 2: All Saints day.
 
Avatar: can a movie that has already hit the 500M$ in production and advertising make money??
 
How the F does 2012 make 65$M? really? come on people!
AUTOS

Man distracted by bird drives Bugatti into marsh

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LA MARQUE, Texas – A man blamed a low-flying pelican

and a dropped cell phone for his veering his million-dollar sports car off a road

and into a salt marsh near Galveston. The accident happened about 3 p.m. Wednesday

on the frontage road of Interstate 45 northbound in La Marque,

about 35 miles southeast of Houston.

The Lufkin, Texas, man told of driving his luxury,

French-built Bugatti Veyron when the bird distracted him,

said La Marque police Lt. Greg Gilchrist. The motorist dropped his cell phone,

reached to pick it up and veered off the road and into the salt marsh.

The car was half-submerged in the brine about 20 feet from the road when police arrived.

Gilchrist said he doesn't know if the car was salvageable, but in his words,

"Salt water isn't good for anything." He says the man, whose identity hasn't been released,

was not injured.

A 2006 Bugatti Veyron was recently offered for sale in Jonesboro, Ark., for $1.25 million.

 ODD NEWS 





Police: Man upset over ticket phoned trooper's mom



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CARLE PLACE, N.Y. –

Police said a Long Island man upset about a speeding ticket

tried to get even with a state trooper

by making a prank phone call to his mother.

Authorities said Lawrence Demaio, of Carle Place,

called the woman about a month after the ticket was issued

and told her her son had been badly hurt in a car accident.

Police didn't think it was funny.

They used phone records to trace the call to Demaio's cell phone.

The 54-year-old was arrested Thursday

and charged with second-degree aggravated harassment.

The phone at Demaio's home rang unanswered Saturday.



Man carrying $600 pinched for alleged pencil theft

 

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Police have arrested a man after

he allegedly stole a pencil from a Bellingham store

even though he was carrying $600 in cash.

The man, 44, was booked into the Whatcom County Jail

after police learned he had an outstanding warrant from Everett.

Officers questioned the man about why he stole the mechanical pencil,

worth $5.99, when he had enough money to pay for it.

Police said the suspect just responded:

"I don't know, being stupid I guess."

Police: Would-be Seattle ninja impaled on fence

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SEATTLE – Seattle police say a man who thought he was ninja

was impaled on a metal fence when he tried to leap over it.

An officer who was looking for an assault victim nearby Monday night

heard the man screaming for help.

Police supported him to prevent further injuries until medics arrived

and took him to a hospital,

where he was in serious condition in intensive care on Tuesday.

Police spokeswoman Renee Witt wrote in a department Web site posting

that officers thought the man might have been involved in the reported assault,

but he insisted he was just a ninja trying to clear a 4- to 5-foot-tall fence.

Witt says the man was "overconfident in his abilities,"

and that alcohol likely played a role.

His name was not released.




Robber behind "perfect crime" surrenders

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PARIS (Reuters) –

The driver of a security van who vanished earlier this month

with more than 11 million euros ($16.5 million) in cash has surrendered

to police in Monaco, French authorities said on Monday.

Toni Musulin disappeared with his vehicle while on a delivery round

in the eastern French city of Lyon on November 5,

shortly after taking charge of sacks of cash from a local branch of the Bank of France.

The heist, which admirers said appeared to be the perfect crime,

turned Musulin into a folk hero with Facebook groups,

a flood of Twitter entries and at least one website presenting him

as a plucky underdog turned criminal mastermind.

One firm even started selling t-shirts emblazoned with Musulin's face.

But on November 9, Musulin's plans started to go awry

as police found most of his booty, more than 9 million euros,

in a garage in Lyon that he had rented out under an assumed name.

Then, after two weeks on the run, Musulin turned himself in on Monday,

a French police spokesman said, declining to say why.

Just after the disappearance,

police had found Musulin's flat had been cleared out and his bank accounts emptied,

suggesting that he had been preparing his coup for some time.

The security van was found abandoned shortly afterwards.






Drilling for Scotch whiskey on frozen continent

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A beverage company has asked a team

to drill through Antarctica's ice for a lost cache of some vintage Scotch whiskey

that has been on the rocks since a century ago.

The drillers will be trying to reach two crates of McKinlay and Co. whiskey

that were shipped to the Antarctic by British polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton

as part of his abandoned 1909 expedition.

Whyte & Mackay, the drinks group that now owns McKinlay and Co.,

 

 workers found the crates of whiskey under the hut's floorboards in 2006.

At the time, the crates and bottles were too deeply embedded in ice to be dislodged.

 

    (otherwise they would have been drunk as hell and there would have been nothing to recover)

 

The New Zealanders have agreed to try to retrieve some bottles,

although the rest must stay under conservation guidelines

agreed by 12 Antarctic Treaty nations.

 

Richard Paterson, Whyte & Mackay's master blender,

said the Shackleton expedition's whiskey could still be drinkable

and taste exactly as it did 100 years ago.

If he can get a sample,

he intends to replicate the old Scotch and put McKinlay whiskey back on sale.

"I really hope we can get some back here,

" he was quoted as telling London's Telegraph newspaper.

"It's been laying there lonely and neglected.

It should come back to Scotland where it was born.

"Even if most of the bottles have to remain in Antarctica

for historic reasons, it would be good if we could get a couple," Paterson said.