Mantenna - Thursday, October 9

October 9, 2008

There are exciting new rumors about a change to Apple's MacBook line, a chance for you to get frisky (almost) with Sarah Palin, and an actual release date for the long-awaited Chinese Democracy.  No, really.  That and a whole lot more are in today's Mantenna, your daily dose of essential news for dudes!

Palin Sex Doll for Sale

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has really made her mark with adult content makers. Earlier this week Hustler announced it would be shooting a pornographic film with a Sarah Palin look-a-like. The video will be titled Nailin’ Palin. Now there is another Palin-inspired product –- a sex doll. The inflatable love doll features a Sarah Palin look-a-like, with the words “This is NOT a Sarah Palin Inflatable Love Doll” and “Cross party lines with your own inflatable running mate!” on the box. [The Frisky]

Dude Creates Site to Lose Virginity

A 25-year-old Polish virgin has started a website so he can get laid. Yes, that's right...he.  The dork in question has made a pact with a one of his “very hot” platonic female friends that if he can get 5 million visitors to his website, then she’ll help him get rid of that nasty, pesky virginity. The kid’s story is a little bit touching. He says he was engaged at 21 and pledged with his soon-to-be wife that they’d wait until marriage to get it on. Then, 6 months before the wedding, he found out she was sleeping with another guy.  Since the site launched October 1st, he’s had nearly 1 million hits. So be a Good Samaritan and help a brother out. [A Virgin's Plea]

New Apple Notebooks Rumored to Dip Below $1,000


Apple sent out a press release today vaguely touting a renovation to their MacBook line stating that "the spotlight now is on notebooks."  Speculation on Wired (and in the business generally) is that the big news will be a sub-$1,000 MacBook.  Loved for their cartoonish simplicity, the MacBook has been a toy for the (at least) middle class and has been continually ragged on by the young, stylish, and broke as unaffordable. []

Potential XBox Blu-ray Upgrade for About $150

Boing Boing is reporting that Blu-ray and XBox going to have a very sexy union in the near future. The bad news is that this "vivacious child bride" of a Blu-ray player will be a plug-n-play external drive and will cost about $150.  External?! Jeez, come on baby, just put it in with the hard drive.  You know we prefer bareback. [Boing Boing Gadgets]

Chinese Democracy to Be Released Next Month (No, Really)


It's all happening: according to, Chinese Democracy -- the LP fourteen years in the making from what's left of Guns N' Roses -- will arrive at your local Best Buy on Sunday, November 23, just in time for prime real estate in the electronics chain's weekly advert. No, really: the article mentions that "the move is tied to the structure of Best Buy's sales week, which runs from Sunday to Saturday." Seems a little... anticlimactic? []

SNL Bailout Skit Reappears...Edited

The Saturday Night Live skit about the recent federal 700 billion dollar bailout of the collapsing US economy, which included scathing criticism of Democrats, has reappeared online after mysteriously vanishing the other day. It has since been edited, presumably by NBC's risk-averse legal department, to remove references to some real-life people who "should be shot." [Deadline Hollywood Daily]

Ford, GM Going Retro with Stock Value

General Motors and Ford just concluded what some might consider a pretty bad day on Wall Street. GM’s stock at 4.94 after having dipped as low as 4.72 just minutes before the bell rang at 4PM, while Ford ended today at just 2.14. Analysts are noting that GM shares haven't been this cheap since the 1953 (making this a 55-year low) and that a single share of Ford stock costs less than a gallon of gas at the moment. Hold on to your ass people, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride. [The Detroit News]