Mantenna - Monday, November 24

November 24, 2008

Kanye West says some crazy stuff at another award show, some interesting facts about pilgrims that you might not know, and a sexy look at the hottest triplets of all's all in today's Mantenna!

Kanye West Wants To Be Elvis

As you may know, Mr. Kanye West took home the Hip Hop Album of the Year prize last evening at the 2008 American Music Awards and made a giant ass out of himself in the process. In his acceptance speech, Kanye tried to put himself and other new artists alongside music legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Elvis and The Beatles. "It's our responsibility as musicians to keep pushing each other," West said. "We will be the new Beatles, the new (Jimi) Hendrix. I want to be Elvis." Unreal. []

Three is Better than Two

How often have we had the occasion to get a glimpse of three women who are not only hot, but triplets? That’s like eating your cake and having twenty more, too. That’s like betting a quarter and winning Earth. That’s like…really cool. Take a look at the awesomest top 10 list you’ll see today: The 10 Hottest Female Triplets of all Time. [Manofest]

I Am Legend – Again

Apparently Warner Bros. feels that the film I Am Legend was left hanging. They’ve seen fit to make -- you guessed it -- a sequel. For a while they batted around the idea of making a prequel, but deemed it unworthy of an idea. No, a sequel was what was needed. For those of you who’ve seen the film, you might feel a sequel with Will Smith, who starred in the first, is kind of a silly idea. However, according to Warners, you would be wrong. [Cinematical]

Why Pilgrims' Hats Have Hat-Buckles

We’re big hip hop fans over here at Spike, but we’re also big fans of learning.  Happily, the good folks at College Humor have skillfully weaved together an ill rhyme with a solid history lesson.  Also, they managed to get a ton of dick jokes in there which is always a plus. [College Humor]

Travis Barker Sues After Plane Crash


Following the August 20th plane crash that killed four others and left himself and DJ AM with third degree burns, Barker is suing Bombardier Inc (the plane's manufacturer), Clay Lacy Aviation, and Goodyear Tire and Rubber to seek compensation for his "pain and suffering, mental anguish, psychological and emotional distress and disfigurement and pre-impact fear of death and burning." Shouldn't this guy just be happy he's alive? [TMZ]

Buy Real Batarangs 

Remember at the beginning of The Dark Knight when Batman beats the hell out of all the imposter Batmen?  That could be you!  Now you can buy actual metal batarangs to whip at your friends. You’re not going to be happy until somebody loses an eye, so get them for $9.99, emergency room fees and tax not included. [Gizmodo]

Should We Make Jurassic Park?

Slate writer William Saletan reports that with the full genome of our evolutionary predecessors, the Neanderthals, almost completely uncovered, we have to start wondering which ancient beasts we’ll bring back to do battle for our entertainment.  We added that entertainment bit, but, really, what else would you use them for? [Slate]

Supercars Are Recession-Proof!

Lately, one would think exotics like the new Ferrari California and the Lamborghini Gallardo may be a bit out of place at an auto show where terms like "bailout" and "green" are the ideas on everyone's mind. But that's actually not the case at all. Popular Mechanics points out that, for the (well-to-do) gearhead, horsepower and sex appeal never really go out of style. Limited-build cars like the Reventon and Aston Martin's upcoming One-77 still sell out at the blink of an eye, despite the economy. So while we may watch mass market enthusiast cars like the Pontiac GTO and Dodge Magnum fall to a slowing economy, the ultra high-buck status symbols are here to stay. [Popular Mechanics]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Friday, November 21

Thurdsay, November 20

Wednesday, November 19

Tuesday, November 18

Monday, November 17

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