Mantenna - Tuesday, November 18

November 18, 2008

The sexiest undergarment models in the world reunite for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, bizarre news about a soon-to-be-released "lost" Beatles song, and how Ford is hoping to get you to buy their cars with desperate pricing schemes...all that and more in today's Mantenna!

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Returns

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, arguably the best fashion show in the world, is back. It’s your chance to see Heidi Klum and her modeling kin don some of the hottest undergarments this side of the Atlantic. This awesome fashion show only happens once a year, so don’t miss out. [Hollywood Tuna]

Robotech Takes Another Step Toward the Big Screen

Writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, both of whom contributed to Spider-Man 2, have signed on the dotted line to write the live action Robotech film that’s in development at Warner Bros. Tobey Maguire, the man of many webs himself, is going to produce, but has not announced whether or not he’s going to star. Robotech was a cartoon from the ‘80s based on three series in Japan, as well as a popular role-playing game. Enough geekiness for one project? Well, in the event you need more, just keep in mind Transformers is headed our way this summer. Who would have thought we’d have such a glut of transforming robot movies in the mix? [Cinematical]

Lost Beatles Track To Be Released

It's come to light that there's an unreleased 14-minute experimental track that was recorded at the height of the Beatles' musical experimentations with psychedelia called "Carnival of Light." The avant-garde track has long been considered too adventurous for mainstream audiences, but that may all change very soon. Recently Paul McCartney confirmed that he still owns the master tapes and added that he suspected "the time has come for it to get its moment." Sweet. [CNN]

Colossus of Rhodes To Be Rebuilt

The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the original seven wonders of the world, was a giant stone statue measuring 120 feet in height.  Legend suggests that it was the guardian of the ancient port of Rhodes – standing astride the entrance to its harbor as symbol of welcoming or warning depending on the intentions visitors had toward the city.  In 226 BC it was destroyed in an earthquake, but East German artist Gert Hof plans to rebuild it.  However, instead of a giant statue, he’s going to build a “light sculpture.”  That means he’s going to design a building that has a lot of displays in it.  Unless those displays make the building look like an angry Apollo: EPIC FAIL. [The Guardian]

Obama Brings Back Fireside Chats


Even though not very many people sit around the radio in their living room while Dad smokes a pipe, Barack Obama wants us to be informed. So he's decided to ride the wave of the internet and use YouTube for his weekly addresses to the constituency. We wonder what the White House’s user profile is going to look like. [Gizmodo UK]

If You Want a New (Fuel Efficient) Car, Buy One Now

Ford is hanging tough during these difficult times in the auto industry, but even the tough guys have to make some concessions to spur some interest. To compensate for slumping sales, Ford has a new plan to lure in new customers: make gas-thrifty cars dirt friggin' cheap. In addition to 0% financing programs currently running, Ford is also giving customers "employee pricing" on many models, in hopes that those teetering on the edge of a new purchase will take the plunge. This, of course, is assuming you don't want anything that's actually, you know, cool. [Jalopnik]

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Monday, November 17

Friday, November 14

Thursday, November 13

Wednesday, November 12

Tuesday, November 11

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