Mantenna - Thursday, October 30

October 30, 2008

Sexy Phillies fans are cheering on the World Series champs, Google Maps is helping you get laid, and a veteran rock star is throwing his endorsement at John McCain...that and more after the jump in today's Mantenna!

Hot Fans Get Behind the Phillies

Last night the Philadelphia Phillies clinched baseball’s World Series by defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3. It turns out that they also have the hottest fans. Uncoached has put together a great photo gallery of some hot female Phillies fans. Looks like it would been fun to celebrate with these girls. [Uncoached]

Hooking-up Couldn’t Be Easier

If you’re lazy, horny and looking to hook up, then the new site Hookup Maps is for you. The website combines Craigslist’s Casual Encounters posts together with Google maps to point out the closet available dirty rendezvous. The website is straightforward to use, you simply fill in what you’re looking for, where you live and then you click on the little hearts to see what’s available. It’s way too easy (and very NSFW). [Hookup Maps]

Military Looks into Amnesia Ray


Working with China, the United States military has been experimenting on mice, and they have effectively (and safely) erased some of their memories.  They say such a treatment could be effective for battling post-traumatic stress.  It would also be effective for battling knowledge of aliens. It’s about time we started looking into weapons that existed first in movies and video games.  The Men in Black would surely be proud of our nation's military industrial complex. [Wired]

New Computer Program Duplicates House Keys from Long Distance Photos

Developed at UC San Diego, this program can accurately reproduce a key with a pretty awful image.  In one scenario, the camera was 200 feet away and had a five-inch telephoto lens, in another a grainy cell phone pic was used.  The creepy name for the program: The Sneakey System. [Gizmodo]

New Fanboys Poster

A lot of fanboys will flock to the new Fanboys poster that burst onto the interwebs today. Maybe this will placate some of the wrathful fanboys who expressed their displeasure at the Weinstein Company’s pushing the release of the movie into next year. But probably not. If nothing else it cleverly sets the movie up for its Star Wars-obsessed audience. Of course, if the Weinsteins push the release again they risk the wrath of the dark side of nerdiness. Hell hath no fury like geeks scorned. []

Jackson 5 to Reunite


Jermaine Jackson has said that The Jackson 5 will reunite and tour next year and that superstar siblings Michael and Janet are on board as well. Jermaine said they have already begun working on the music and logistics for the tour. "This has been a long time coming for the Jackson family to get back together," said Jackson, speaking in Sydney at the launch of a new Australian music channel. "It is going to be more like a family affair. Janet's going to open and, of course, the original Jackson 5 - Michael, Randy and the whole family - we're in the studio, we're planning on being out there next year." [Pitchfork]

Aerosmith's Joe Perry Endorses McCain

Aerosmith has never really been known as a big political band, but guitar slinger Joe Perry says national security and economic troubles have prompted him to split from the rest of the entertainment world and put his celebrity support behind John McCain. “We pretty much stay out of it, but seeing so many people come out for Obama, I just felt like ‘What the hell, I might as well raise my hand for this side. I’ve been a hardcore Republican my whole life,” he told the Boston Herald. “My mother and father drilled into me from the very start that if you work hard and be positive, you’ll get what you’re working for. I guess I’m living proof of that.” [Prefix Mag]

Could Cars Be Used As Batteries For Cities?

There's an idea kicking around in the egghead community about a notion called V2G, or vehicle to grid, where parked hybrid or electric cars would be plugged into the city grid and used as a distributed power storage medium. Car owners would collect a fee as the cars would be used as a buffer to store power generated in off hours for use during peak times. The concept would do away with the need for backup generators and further offset the higher costs of hybrids. [LiveScience]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Wednesday, October 29

Tuesday, October 28

Monday, October 27

Friday, October 24

Thursday, October 23

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