Mantenna - Monday, October 4
Britney Spears has some new tattoos, T.I. gets set to return to federal court, and America is no longer good at golf...if you guys were the inventors of the Mantenna, you'd have invented the Mantenna!
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Britney Spears’ New Tattoos
Britney Spears stepped out over the weekend and showed off three new neck tattoos. The tattoos are small in size and very colorful. They are so small it’s hard to decipher exactly what they’re meant to be. Some gossip sites are saying they’re all butterflies, others say they may be flowers and one website claims that one of the tats is a small fox. It is also unknown if the tattoos are permanent or temporary. In other Britney news, it looks like her conservatorship is coming to an end. Spears met with the judge handling her case last week and if all continues to go well, Spears will be deemed independent again in three months. [NY Daily News]
Laptops Are “Toasting” Our Legs
The laptop is literally toasting people’s laps. Scores of people are suffering “toasted skin syndrome” as a result of resting their laptop against their legs. While the heat emitted from the computer does not burn the skin, over time it can cause “mottled and discolored skin.” The syndrome can, in rare cases, lead to skin cancer. Dr. Kimberley Salkey, an assistant dermatology professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School says “under the microscope the heated skin resembles skin damaged by long-term sun exposure.” Most major laptop manufacturers warn against placing laptops on exposed skin. [NY Daily News]
T.I. Set to Return to Federal Court
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Recently incarcerated rapper T.I. will head back to federal court in Atlanta next week to plead for his probation following his arrest in Los Angeles a few weeks back. United Stated District Judge Charles Pannell Jr. has set the hearing for 2 p.m. on Oct. 15. Three possible violations of his bond are up for debate. They are possession of the drug ecstasy, testing positive for opiates and associating with a convicted felon. T.I. was stopped September 1 in Hollywood, CA after making an illegal U-turn. Authorities say they found several pills confirmed to be a controlled substance. This dude is so screwed. [TMZ]
The Chicago Bulls Lose Their Power Forward to Unfortunate Thumb Wrestling Accident
Carlos Boozer - whom the Chicago Bulls gave a giant sack of unmarked bills to over the summer - won't be available to the team due to a small tumble he took in his home. Or so he says. According to Yahoo! Sports, "the general consensus is that Carlos popped the bone in a thumb wrestling bout with Tom Donaghy (not "Tim," just a guy named "Tom Donaghy"), while James Caan and Rahm Emanuel cheered on from behind a two-way mirror." Damn it, Caan, why do you always have to ruin the Bulls' chances? [Yahoo]
America No Longer Good at Golf
Did you know the Ryder Cup was going on? Well, it ended and we (America) lost. Some of the European competitors congratulated their United States' rivals and offered some kind words of sportsmanship. "We've won nine of the last 13," Luke Donald said. "We're starting to get down to that word 'dominance.' Another golfer added "this IS the greatest moment of my golfing career," while the team's captain explained ""It's been the best week of my life" when discussing the American beating. You know, for a tea drinking nation of civil humans, they kind of seem like dicks. [ESPN]
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