Mantenna - Friday, December 12

December 12, 2008

Playboy puts a sexy new spin on the notion of the Virgin Mary, Axl breaks his silence about what he's been up to lately, and the 10 greatest moments in celebrity boob grabbing history...all that and more in today's Mantenna!

The Virgin Mary Poses For Playboy

The Mexican edition of Playboy magazine is getting into the Christmas spirit by putting the Virgin Mary nude on its cover. The controversial issue hit newsstands yesterday and is already causing controversy. The issue shows sexy model Maria Florencia Onori on the cover with nothing but a piece of fabric draped over her head. The issue coincides with Mexico’s Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, a day that celebrates virgins. [The Sun]

The 10 Greatest Moments in Celebrity Boob Grabbing History

Breasts are made to be grabbed. If you think about it, it makes perfect sense. The ideal breast is about a handful and like hands, they come in pairs. The greatest struggle man faces is not grabbing every pair that passes. The good news, however, is that celebrities love to grab a handful of breasts. They do it all the time and Manofest has kindly collated the 10 greatest moments in celebrity boob grabbing history. [Manofest]

The Complete Guide to Keanu Reeves’ Facial Expressions

Keanu Reeves has a film history that goes back over twenty years. Over this period of time the actor has amassed an impressive library of facial expressions. In fact, New York Magazine’s blog contends he can perform over twenty of them. From happy, to sad, to loving, to severe anger, Keanu’s expressions vary more than he’s given credit for. Yes, he gravitates towards impassive, stoic, detached, pensive and, more often than not, confused. But give the dude his due: he knows how to use just the right facial expression in every movie he does – even if he only needs one for the whole movie. [New York Magazine]

Axl Breaks His Silence


The ultra reclusive Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose has finally broken his silence by answering fan questions on the message boards of two of the most popular Guns fan sites on the Web. Axl hits on a slew of subjects including the complexity of what it would take for a GNR reunion. An odd high note may have been when Axl gave his praise to Billboard competitor Kanye West. Axl said that Ye “was very gracious” and that he loves the song "Gold Digger" and even “told him so.” So it appears that people with uncontrollable egos can get along. [BLABBERMOUTH.NET]

Best Full Moon of the Year Tonight

We’ve got the best full moon since 1993 coming our way tonight.  It’ll be the closest to Earth it’s been since then – a stone’s throw at 221,560 miles!  Boing Boing’s got a solid picture of the full moon at its furthest point and the full moon at its closest (viewable tonight).  What does this mean for you?  It means if you’re a werewolf, that you’ll have extra killing power tonight, so tear it up.  Or, if you’re a sweet, sweet lover, your eyes are going to be uppercutted in their faces (like big pizza pies).  [Boing Boing]

Automaker Bailout Dies in the Senate, Bad Gets Worse

Late Thursday evening, the U.S. automaker bailout bill failed to pass through the Senate. The legislation is dead and there are no plans for another bill to go through the process until the end of the year. To quote Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, this will be "a very, very bad Christmas" for many Americans. Good news is that the pork put on the bill, namely a cost of living adjustment (i.e. pay raise) for federal district judges was shot down the in process. They currently make $169,300 a year, which some fear is too little for such important people.  [The Daily Star]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Thursday, December 11

Wednesday, December 10

Tuesday, December 9

Monday, December 8

Friday, December 5

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