Mantenna - Wednesday, December 10

December 10, 2008

The awesomeness continues with a new Terminator Salvation poster, a high school student in Florida files a lawsuit over Facebook, and the 9 hottest video game vixens...all that and more in today's Mantenna!

Jump Baby, Jump

Watching a girl jump on a bed is a great way to pass the time. The girl jiggles in all the right places, and it's fun. Plus, you’ve managed to get a girl into an actual bedroom. Way to go. However, the experience can get stale pretty fast, so it’s best to spice things up with different poses and positions. If you’re game and want to take your girl-jumping-on-bed experience to the next level, then check out Holy Taco’s Tribute to Girls Jumping on Beds. [Holy Taco]

The Gamer Girls Behind Video Game Vixens

Salty Milk (ew) has a list of all the surprisingly foxy voice actors behind the not surprisingly hot female video game characters that they play.  We can honestly say we’ve only heard of about half of these girls (Rhona Mitra? Whatever, we shall call her Lara Croft).  We can also honestly say that we would sell more than one of our vital organs for the opportunity to take any single one of them out for a romantic night at the Wendy’s drive-through and then back to our loft for a little button and joystick manipulation. []

Obama Replaces Fighter Jet with Sniper Blimp?

The F-22 Raptor fighter jet has never seen active combat, but has been in production since the Cold War.  It was originally conceived in order to fight Russian MiGs like the totally rad dogfights in Top Gun.  However, the face of modern warfare is changing as we work to unman the front lines.  Now, it appears President-elect Obama will be forced to choose whether or not to keep building the F-22s, and if not, what to replace them with. We're hoping for "a small blimp equipped with an automated high-powered sniper rifle that could provide a form of inexpensive but effective air support for platoons in Afghanistan."  Also known as friggin' sniper blimps! [Gizmodo]

New Terminator Salvation Poster


It’s not clear whether the new Terminator Salvation poster that hit the web today is official or fan-made, but it’s definitely cool. It incorporates a new photo from the movie that’s circulating the internet, where John Connor (Christian Bale) has strayed into the factory where the Terminators are put together. Wouldn’t want to be caught in that factory without Arnold at my side. All the trailers and pictures from this movie getting leaked look pretty promising, though it remains to be seen whether director McG will actually deliver the salvation that the Terminator franchise so badly needs. []

Jacko's Glittery Glove Is On Sale!

This is pretty amazing. The King of Pop's infamous bedazzled glove form the 1983 “Billie Jean” will be part of a five-day auction next year at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills. Jackson is also unloading the grandiose gates that once led to his Neverland Ranch, along with more than 2,000 other personal items. The King of Pop's possessions will be on display before the auction begins on April 21, 2009. [Julien's Auctions]

Rolling Stone Picks Albums of the Year

Rolling Stone has officially released their top albums of 2008 and it is nothing short of predicable. If you had to take a wild guess on which albums were in the top 10 it would be a breeze for anybody with half a brain. TV on the Radio, Bob Dylan, Lil Wayne, My Morning Jacket and John Mellencamp occupy the top five spots. Bob Dylan has to be living under someone's desk at the Rolling Stone offices. [Rolling Stone]

Student Creates Facebook Group, Sues Principal

Katherine Evans, a high school student in Florida, created the uncreative if to-the-point Facebook group “Ms. Sarah Phelps is the worst teacher I’ve ever met!” This resulted in her suspension from the school for “disruptive behavior [and] Bullying / Cyber Bullying Harassment towards a staff member.”  Now, she is suing the principal on principle.  In the lawsuit, filed Monday, she claims that to suspend her because of the group impinges on her right to free speech. In paragraph 8 of the complaint, she also claims that the principal is “a total meanie-face.” (Okay, so that's not true.) [Wired]

Man Creates Robot Girlfriend


A Canadian man, who never had time to find a real partner, has found the time to create a robotic one. Le Trung, a 33 year-old former software programmer, has created a Fem-bot he’s named Aiko. The robot has life-like features, is sensitive to touch, can perform household chores and speaks 13,000 different sentences in English. Trung said he did not build Aiko to be a sexual partner, but said she could be tweaked to become one if he so desired. Trung says she is the perfect woman as she doesn’t complain, doesn’t eat and can work 24 hours a day. I wonder why he’s never had a girlfriend. [The Sun]

Official Pricing and Details on Hurst Challengers Revealed

Hurst, makers of those iconic shifters that sat atop four-speed manual transmissions in classic muscle cars, has just announced official pricing for its Hurst/HEMI Challenger.  There are 4 "stages" of tune for the Challenger, which are oddly numbered 2 through 5. Series 2 will add exactly $18,350 to the price of a donated Challenger R/T, which means putting a Hurst Challenger in your driveway will cost at least $48,895. Maxing things out will get you a Series 5 SRT8 Hurst Challenger with 572 raging ponies courtesy of a Vortech supercharged 6.1L HEMI V8... all for a cost of *gulp* $75,395. Style ain't cheap. [eGMCarTech]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Tuesday, December 9

Monday, December 8

Friday, December 5

Thursday, December 4

Wednesday, December 3

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