Mantenna - Tuesday, November 23

November 23, 2010

Ke$ha opens up about her strange turn on, The Beatles sell 2 Million songs in their first week on iTunes, and Joe Paterno moves one step closer to dying on the make me want to be a better Mantenna!

Ke$ha’s Strange Turn On

Ke$ha is one strange banana. The purposely messy singer has revealed a truly strange sexual turn-on. In an interview with Mark Ecko’s Complex magazine, The "Blah Blah Blah" singer who just launched her new album Animal+Cannibal, reveals that she gets hot and sweaty by bags “full of quarters.” Yes, quarters. She told Complex, “[I] Like a big bearded guy with a bag of quarters. I think it's some weird pirate fantasy that was unfulfilled in a past lifetime.” Ke$ha doesn’t settle for any old beard, she’s attracted to the homeless variety of facial hair. [Complex]

Drug Cocktail Lowers H.I.V. Infection Risk

Science is a step closer to finding a vaccine and cure for H.I.V. Researchers have found that taking a daily antiretroviral pill greatly lowers the chances of getting infected with the virus. The study involved 2,500 gay men across six countries. The results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine and show that men taking the antiretroviral pill Truvada were 44 percent less likely to get infected than the men assigned to take a placebo. The results were even better for men who did not miss a single dose of the pill. The study found that in these cases the medication was more than 90 percent effective in preventing H.I.V. These results “are the best news in the AIDS field in years.” As the drug is already on the market, doctors may soon start prescribing it to severely at risk patients. [NY Times]

The Beatles Sell 2 Million Songs in First Week on iTunes

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Since their music first appeared on Apple's iTunes last week, The Beatles have sold more than 450,000 albums and over two million individual songs on the site since launching. Billboard is reporting that the best-selling album by the legendary group in the US was Abbey Road and their best-selling song was "Here Comes the Sun." Déjà vu. Abbey Road hit the number 17 spot on the list of the top 50 best-selling albums on iTunes followed by the White Album at number 25 and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band at number 27. I can only hope that young music listeners were downloading this stuff instead of the new Ke$ha LP. [Billboard]

Joe Paterno Moves One Step Closer to Dying on the Sideline

Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno has declared that he would like to push his retirement/his appointment with the angel of death back one more year. ESPN reports that the 83 year old “plans to return as Penn State coach next season, putting an end to any speculation about retirement.” Paterno will be the oldest coach in sports (again) and continue adding to his record win total that no human has the life capacity to break. [ESPN]

Recovering Alcoholic and Canadian Immigrant become Baseball’s Two Best Players

Canadian Joey Votto and former sauce-hound Josh Hamilton have won the respective MVP awards for the National and American Leagues. While Votto was overwhelmingly expected to take his honors, Hamilton’s nod was somewhat of a surprise. According to Yahoo!, “Hamilton overcame eight trips to rehabilitation for addiction to lead the major leagues in batting average (.359) and slugging percentage (.633) and help the Rangers reach their first World Series. He had 32 homers and 100 RBIs despite missing time nearly all of September because of two broken ribs.” [Yahoo]

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Monday, November 22

Friday, November 19

Thursday, November 18

Wednesday, November 17

Tuesday, November 16

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