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Tanked Episode 92 for Tuesday Feb. 9, 2010

- Beers
- New Xbox 360 is on the way for Hiller
- What the hell is with all this snow?



Google launches Buzz to reign in social media overload

Today Google announced its latest social application, designed to bring the fire hose of social media and status

updates down to a useful trickle of the most "interesting" bits. Dubbed Google Buzz, the service is designed to

offer easier ways to share links, photos, and other information, corral all those things shared by friends and other

connections, and integrate well with other services in an open way.

It's "a Google approach to sharing," according to Todd Jackson, product manager for Gmail and Google Buzz.

While the rumor was that Buzz would be Google's "Twitter-killer," it would actually be missing the point to describe

it that way. Buzz offers a way to share status updates, if you want to use it that way. It can also be used to share

links, videos, photos, and more—in this regard, it's more akin to Facebook posts or even quick-blogging services

like Tumblr or Posterous. Buzz can also integrate with other social services to share any publicly accessible

things you post to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, Google Reader, Blogger, and any service

that offers an RSS feed.



Google warns Chinese knock-off to stop using logo

SHANGHAI (Reuters) –

Google Inc has sent a cease and desist letter

to the operators of a Chinese search website

whose logo bears a close resemblance to its own.

A Google spokeswoman said on Tuesday
that the company has officially asked Goojje
 to stop copying Google's logo,
 which is protected by trademark.


China has a notoriously poor record

at protecting intellectual property rights.

Pirated software, music, movies and clothing,

among a host of other goods,

are widely available throughout the country

despite repeated government crackdowns.

Goojje has already stopped using its original URL, Visitors typing in the address

now get automatically redirected to,

though the content appears to be the same.

Last month,

Google threatened to pull out of China

over censorship concerns

and what it said was a serious hacking incident

that resulted in the theft of its intellectual property.



Dr. Parnassas. Quick review: SUCKED.
Ric's Review: Skip it. run away!! hang yourself?

2010 Tanked Oscar Picks for "Oscar Shots (the game)"

Game Rules: same as last year

-We each pick our winner for each category.

-If your pick isn't the winner then do a shot.

-The person(s) with the lowest matches automatically must do shot.

-At end of game the person(s) with the most wins overall gets to dish out a shot

-Anyone goes perfect all others drink 2 shots.

Best Picture

Avatar    SC, JM, AV, CH
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
A Serious Man
Up in the Air

Best Director
James Cameron - Avatar    SC, RM, JM, AV
Kathryn Bigelow - The Hurt Locker  CH
Quentin Tarantino - Inglourious Basterds
Lee Daniels - Precious
Jason Reitman - Up in the Air


Actor in a Leading Role
Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart    SC, RM
George Clooney - Up in the Air  CH
Colin Firth - A Single Man
Morgan Freeman - Invictus  JM, AV
Jeremy Renner - The Hurt Locker

Actor in a Supporting Role
Matt Damon - Invictus  JM
Woody Harrelson - The Messenger
Christopher Plummer - The Last Station
Stanley Tucci - The Lovely Bones     RM
Christoph Waltz - Inglorious Basterds    SC, CH, AV

Actress in a Leading Role
Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side    SC, RM, JM
Helen Mirren - The Last Station
Carey Mulligan - An Education
Gabourey Sidibe - Precious  CH
Meryl Streep - Julie & Julia    AV

Actress in a Supporting Role
Penelope Cruz - Nine  - FUCK PENELOPE CRUZ
Vera Farmiga - Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal - Crazy Heart   AV 
Anna Kendrick - Up in the Air  JM
Mo’Nique - Precious    SC, RM, CH for Beerfest's Mo'Nique

Animated Feature Film
Coraline  (Although i think this film should win! SC) RM
Fantastic Mr. Fox   AV
The Princess and the Frog
The Secret of Kells
Up    SC, JM, CH


Every Violent Act in the 2010 Superbowl Ads
Really? What is point of this in the show? The majority of the clip is from 2 commercials. Nothing in this title even speaks to real violence.
I am not sure I even understand what the point of the clip actually is. I watched and then I read the entire thread on Boing Boing. Very interesting
arguments on both sides. I think the most important thing to take away from the entire superbowl experience is... what does all that say about our culture?

Heinz updates the ketchup packet

In the "it's about fucking time" department, Heinz has unveiled it's new ketchup packet
which features a new look and versatility.  The new packet improves on the 40 year old
existing ones with a squeeze nozzle and a tear away panel for dipping.  The packet holds
three times as much ketchup and Heinz claims that they can be produced quite cheap.
The packages are expected to rollout to test markets this fall.


This topic is from Tanked listener bryan yerg
Mildred's Temple Kitchen, Canadian Restaurant,
Encourages Sex In It's Bathrooms
Visitors to Mildred's Temple Kitchen, a restaurant in Toronto, Canada, are invited to spice up
their love life this Valentine's Day with a trip to the bathroom. The individual bathrooms will
be open for sexual escapades from the 12-15th February. According to the manager, Rory Gallagher,
a french maid will be working the toilets, making sure everything is "going smoothly and kept clean." 
"We've always had little trysts in our bathrooms," co-owner Donna Dooher told The Toronto Star.
"We're taking it to the next level on Valentine's weekend." She added that customers are
expected to bring their own condoms.
Huffington Post

Broadcaster fined over killing a rat on TV show


British broadcaster ITV pleaded guilty to animal cruelty

and was fined by an Australian court on Monday

after a rat was killed and eaten on the reality TV show

"I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here."


Italian chef Gino D'Acampo and British actor

Stuart Manning were originally charged with animal cruelty

last December after an RSPCA complaint over an episode

filmed in Australia that involved killing and cooking a rat.

But Sky News reported on Monday that ITV admitted its production

staff had given the go-ahead to a request to kill the rat

and the broadcaster pleaded guilty to the charge.


The court was told that the rat took a minute-and-a-half to die

after being stabbed with a knife which the magistrate said

caused unnecessary pain to the animal.

ITV was fined A$3,000 ($2,600) and ordered to pay A$2,500 in costs.

RSPCA Chief Inspector David O'Shannessy said

all animals are protected under the Cruelty to Animals Act

in the state of New South Wales.

Study toasts beer as being good for your bones

NEW YORK (Reuters) –

Beer drinkers now have a good excuse to order another round

-- the brew may help keep bones strong, a study has found.

Researchers from the Department of Food Science & Technology

at the University of California, have found beer is a rich source of silicon

and may help prevent osteoporosis,

as dietary silicon is a key ingredient for increasing bone mineral density.


These were the findings after researchers tested 100 commercial beers

for silicon content and categorized the data according to beer style and source.


They found pale ales showed the highest silicon content

while non-alcoholic beers,

light lagers and wheat beers had the least silicon.

"Beers containing high levels of malted barley

and hops are richest in silicon," said Bamforth.


(but before you think we here at tanked

have gotten you out of trouble with your wife or girl friend.

with our clever cut and paste news.)


Bamforth told reporters that the results shouldn't be taken too serious.

The study examined the beers but it did not look at bone mineral density

or analyse patients' data.


"I would first consider flavor and whether you like it or not,

" he told science and technology magazine Discover.

"Choose the beer you enjoy, for goodness sake."


Bamforth has got the tanked "" of the year as far as i am concerned. 

"Choose the beer you enjoy, for goodness sake."


FOOD ATTACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thief robs arcade with cup of coffee
You can also buy said mug HERE.


BERLIN (Reuters) –

A thief in the German town of Hamelin

robbed an amusement arcade

by threatening the attendant with a cup of coffee,

authorities said on Tuesday.

"He wasn't going to pour coffee over her,

he was going to hit her with the cup," a spokesman for local police said.

Brandishing the steaming cup he had just ordered,

the thief forced the 26-year-old to open the till and fled with cash.

Police would not say how much money he had taken from the attendant,

who had been alone in the arcade.

"We don't want to encourage others to try this," the spokesman said.