Mantenna - Thursday, January 15

January 15, 2009

Sam Rockwell suits up for Iron Man 2, Steve Jobs takes a break from Apple, and Steven Tyler shares some sage-like wisdom about's the Mantenna!

Big Breasts Sell Cars

Everyone knows the car industry is in trouble at the moment. No one is buying new cars and the big three automakers in the United States are relying on a huge government bailout. The only way anyone will pay attention to a new car is if that new car is accompanied by enormous breasts. Attuworld has discovered a car company using a gigantically bosomed girl to try and drum up some business. []

Stripper Strips For Spanish Convicts

A prison boss in Spain is in hot water after letting a stripper perform in front of 200 inmates. The saucy performance took place on January 2nd as part of the jail’s New Year celebration. The stripper took off her clothes, rubbed herself with condensed milk and started to touch some of the prisoners. Prison officials have stated that they did not expect the woman to take off all her clothes and are investigating the matter. []

Iron Man Casting Details Galore

It’s looking pretty official that Sam Rockwell is going to be in Iron Man 2 as a villain, even though as of right now there isn’t a script. Also, rumors of Mickey Rourke’s involvement are unsubstantiated at this point. As to whether or not Rourke will be in the sequel Rockwell said, “Is Mickey cast yet? I hope so.” Another potential member of the cast is Emily Blunt, who, if cast, would play Black Widow. Is Terrence Howard feeling envious yet? []

Steve Takes Some Time Off


Following advice from his doctors, Apple guru Steve Jobs has announced he is taking a 5 month medical absence. In all likelihood, though, this is the last we’ll hear of the big guy at least in the context of Apple.  After months and months of cryptic rumors and veiled statements from Apple, Jobs has finally come out in the open and said, basically, that he’s got a complex hormone disorder and he’s taking a 5 month leave of absence from Apple.  Their stock fell 10 percent yesterday, but the long term health of the company and Jobs himself are up for speculation at this point. [NPR]

5 Most Likely Places Aliens Live

Wired has a brief and interesting list of the 5 heavenly bodies in our galaxy (other than Earth) that are most likely to be the home of some kind of alien life form.  Volcanic activity, potential for liquid water, and the presence of an atmosphere with the compounds for creating and/or sustaining life were some of the factors. Also, they all have magisterial names like Titan and Europa.  I’m not a biologist, but I think that’s pretty important, too. [Wired]

Los Angeles Rock Station Indie 103.1 Going Web-Only
One of the nation’s most renowned alternative rock stations, Los Angeles’ Indie 103.1, announced on air today that they’ll end their FM broadcast “effective immediately” and will only broadcast on their website. “Because of changes in the radio industry and the way radio audiences are measured, stations in this market are being forced to play too much Britney, Puffy and alternative music that is neither new nor cutting edge,” the station said on their site. [Billboard]

Steven Tyler Talks Groupies, Sex and Martial Advice

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler recently sat down with Elle magazine and gave some sage-like advice to guys all around the world. He told the magazine "Don't get f---in' married." He also told Elle that he had his first sexual experience at the age of seven with twins. "They sat next to me in the church choir. They were French, They took me home one day, and we had a 'you-show-me-yours-I'll-show-you-mine' session. Isn't that great?" Freakin’ rockstars. []

Legendary Ford GT Designer Sent Packing by Ford


AutoWeek has confirmed the rumors that Ford GT designer, Camilo Pardo, is in fact getting his walking papers from the Blue Oval, closing a working relationship spanning almost two-and-a-half decades. Details are still sparse at the moment, but Pardo himself has confirmed he is leaving Ford. Pardo is probably best known for designing the iconic GT40 concept car which spawned the production supercar Ford GT. Pardon is also credited with designs such as the new Thunderbird and Lincoln LS, but more recently he had been relegated to more mundane tasks like side-view mirror design, so perhaps it's for the best anyway. [Autoblog]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Wednesday, January 14

Tuesday, January 13

Monday, January 12

Friday, January 9

Thursday, January 8

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