Mantenna - Friday, September 4
Demi Moore has a Twitter fight with Perez Hilton, Beavis and Butt-Head might be making a comeback, and The Stooges reunite with their Raw Power guitarist...100% pure Mantenna! Not from concentrate.
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Demi Moore Twitter Fight with Perez Hilton
Demi Moore is upset with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton for publishing some cleavagey photos of her 15-year-old daughter Tallulah. The photo in question was published three weeks ago, but for some reason Demi decided that today she’d bring it on. Mrs. Kutcher twittered “Clearly Perez Hilton isn't taking violating child pornography laws very seriously. He might not but there are alot of people who do!" She followed up with: "Anyone who advertises follows or supports Perez supports violating child pornography laws!" The self described “Queen of all Media” pounced back, threatening to sue Demi and calling her “senile,” a “bitch,” and a bad parent. It’s on! [E! Online]
Woman Can Now Pee Like a Man
A device that allows women to pee standing up has been perfected by a Minnesota woman and is now on the market. The tool is called the “Go Girl” and is already winning rave reviews and buzz from women. One woman recently said, "I'm excited, I live in the woods, I like to pee, and I'm going to New York for two weeks. Now, I can pee in the alley with the best of 'em." The disposable product sells for $4.99 or $11.99 for a pack of three. Now if you’re in a men’s room and a woman is peeing next to you… it may actually be a woman. [Associated]
Beavis and Butt-Head Might Return
Mike Judge has broken his silence about Beavis and Butt-Head, which has become a relevant topic ever since he had them make an appearance to endorse his new film Extract. Judge said he doesn’t want to close the door on his beloved morons, and stated, “Occasionally I’ll get an idea. A while back, I was thinking, God it would be so fun to just have them working tech support. They’re the guys you get when you call. I started writing stuff down.” Beavis and Butt-Head as tech support? That could be pretty funny. It would be interesting if this was a television show where they get to appear for more than just interstitial bits between music videos. [/Film]
Tron Legacy Butts Heads with The Green Hornet
It’s come to our attention that the highly anticipated Tron sequel, Tron Legacy, is set to be released on December 17th, 2010. However, another possibly great movie, The Green Hornet, is also set to be released that day. Which means it’s going to have some real stiff competition with the cyber action/thriller. What are the chances anyone will want to see anything other than Tron Legacy when it hits theaters? If push comes to shove, are you a Green Hornet guy or a Tron guy? [Collider]
Stooges Reunite with Raw Power Guitarist
Source: Michael Ochs Archives
Former Stooges guitarist James Williamson is getting back with his old band! Iggy Pop asked Williamson recently if he “wanted to play guitar again” even though he hasn’t performed a single gig since the Stooges dissolved in 1974. “I was about to take an early retirement from my job in Silicon Valley, so I figured ‘What the hell, let’s do it.’ ” Williamson spent time last month in Los Angeles rehearsing with the Stooges bassist Mike Watt, drummer Scott Asheton and saxophonist Steve McKay. Their first gigs are on May 2nd and 3rd of next year, when they’re going to perform Raw Power in its entirety at the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in London. [Pitchfork]
ATM Maker Bails on Voting Machines
Diebold, best known for building machines that save your life late on Saturday night, has decided to sell its voting machine business for a paltry $5 million. The company will lose an estimated $45 million due to the arm of its business that has basically been the electronic equivalent of a hanging chad. Low reliability and database errors have botched elections in Alaska and Ohio, causing some states to ban the machines. It’s a wonder Diebold found another company gullible enough to cough up the cash. If this will avoid another debacle like the one in Florida, then we’re all for it. [Ars Technica]
FCC to Offer Free Broadband
The Federal Communications Commission is looking to open up unused spectrums of the airwaves to provide broadband Internet service. The alternative, of course, is to run even more wiring through the country. If you haven’t looked at a telephone pole lately, then take a peek outside your window. Yep, they’re starting to look like sitars. Of course the trick is to make sure that smart phones and the data transmissions they require aren’t compromised. Congress has been pushing for a nationwide broadband service for some time, and the FCC seems to believe that this is the solution. As long as it doesn’t keep us from streaming videos from The Girls of Spike to our iPhones, we’re down. [Engadget]
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