Mantenna - Monday, January 12
Sexy celebs hit the red carpet at the Golden Globes, ordinary LEGOs get a sexy treatment from a French photographer, and Aaron Eckhart drops some hints about a possible return to the Batman franchise...it's the Mantenna!
Golden Globe Girls
The Golden Globes were held in Hollywood last night and, like most award shows, the best thing about it were the hot girls in skimpy outfits strutting on the red carpet. Check out pictures of a mega-busty Salma Hayek, a clean and pretty Angelina Jolie, a stunning Elizabeth Banks, a cute Jenna Fisher, a trio of sizzling redheads and many more. [Egotastic]
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A 107-year-old Chinese woman is looking for love and is finally ready to settle down. Wang Guiying was once too afraid to marry...now she’s looking for someone she has something in common with to tie the knot. She says “I’m already 107 and I still haven’t got married. What will happen if I don’t hurry up and find a husband?” Wang hopes to meet a mature man, who is over 100 years of age. [The Sun]
A Celebration of Will Ferrell
Who doesn't love Will Ferrell? The former SNL funnyman has been lighting up movie screens and TV sets for years and the good folks over at Manofest have put together a delightful collection of Will's funniest moments. Who couldn't use more cowbell? [Manofest]
Aaron Eckhart Tantalizes Batman Fans
On his way into the Golden Globes, actor Aaron Eckhart gave a strange interview about his potential resurrection as Two-Face in the next Batman film. For the first time in months he hasn’t given an outright “No” when asked whether Two-Face might return; his long, cryptic laugh implies that he himself does not know what Harvey Dent’s fate is at this point. Many fans would be pleased as punch to see Harvey return, even if it could skew the continuity between The Dark Knight and the next film. We await more strange interviews with Eckhart. [The Movie Blog]
Prisoners Use R/C Helicopter for Contraband
Airlifting illegal materials is nothing new, but airlifting them into a prison using a militarized, radio-controlled helicopter probably is. Guards at a Kentucky prison saw a suspicious remote control helicopter buzzing over the walls of their prison one night on CCTV camera. By the time they got to the blocks it was flying to, though, it (and its dubious cargo) had disappeared. You’ve got to give a tip of the hat to those prisoners. Whatever (drugs, phone, weapons, etc.) they got, I say they deserve for their whimsical ingenuity. [Mail Online]
The Sexiest Legos Ever
French photographer Jean-Yves Lemoigne took some naked pictures of foxy ladies (as many French men are wont to do). Then, some clever post-production artist applied a pixilation filter to them and made (tada!) sexy LEGO ladies! The photographs were first featured in a French design magazine, Fabrik. [Fabrick Project]
Hallucinate with Ping Pong Balls and a Radio
Powerful hallucinogens like mescaline and LSD work by tweaking your brain in a variety of biochemical ways. However, with an understanding of the neurologic pathways being tweaked, a savvy astral traveler can reproduce hallucinations completely legally and in the comfort of their own home or office. Boston.com shows you how to ride the tiger using ping pong balls, a radio, and a few other household items. [Boston.com]
Bruce Springsteen and Rahman Grab Musical Golden Globes
Last evening, Bruce Springsteen won a Golden Globe for best song for the title track from The Wrestler, while A.R. Rahman won best original score for Slumdog Millionaire. This is Springsteen's second Golden Globe; he won one for "Streets of Philadelphia" from the film Philadelphia back in 1994. That year, the same song also won the best song Oscar. [Stereogum]
Bono, Jay-Z , Beyonce to Play Inaugural Concert
Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Bono and more than a dozen other musicians will kick off Barack Obama's presidential inaugural festivities by performing at the opening celebration We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18. The free event, which is open to the public, will also be broadcast on HBO. Other artists expected to appear include Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Herbie Hancock, Usher, Shakira, and Sheryl Crow. [Pitchfork]
Need a Supercar for the New Economy?
Although Revenge Designs typically has been focused on body kits for the Honda Ridgeline, Pontiac Solstice and the Pontiac GTO, this week in Detroit the company seriously upped their game when they unveiled their first complete vehicle: the Revenge GTM-R. If the car looks familiar that's because you've seen something similar badged as the Factory Five Racing (FFR) GTM. Since Factory Five offers the car in kit form only, Revenge seems to have spotted a niche and exploited it by offering a fully built turnkey example and has teamed with FFR to develop bespoke components for their version of the fully-built supercar. At $145,000 for their GTM-R, the Revenge-built supercar isn't cheap for what some might consider a "kit car." But with a curb weight of under 2600 pounds and an LS7 v8 from a Corvette Z06, this thing could end up being the performance value of 2009. [worldcarfans]
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