Mantenna - Monday, March 9
Fantastic Four gets a reboot, Rampage Jackson talks about why he loves to fight, and the sexiest pictures of female celebrities eating food...it's the Mantenna!
Inventor Creates Condom of the Future?
Doug Sturlingh, a Florida inventor, has filed patent papers for a new product that he believes will make today’s condoms obsolete. His product is called the Genital Shield and it aims to provide protection against all STDs, including herpes and genital warts. The shield works as a two-piece condom. According to Miami New Times, “A latex mold covers the scrotum and pubic hair, leaving a hole for the shaft. A special jimmy then attaches to the "shield" in the manor [sic] of a Ziploc bag.” The invention has its critics, with one likening it to wearing a Speedo during sex. Sturlingh is not perturbed and has spent over $20,000 formulating his own sexual revolution. [Miami News]
Sexy Celebrities with Food in Their Mouths
We live in a celebrity-obsessed culture where every aspect of a celebrity’s life is documented. That includes when and what they eat. The guys over at Uncoached have put together an amusing photo collection of sexy Hollywood women seductively eating phallic foods. These ladies chow down bananas, ice cream, and even ribs. It’s infantile but wildly entertaining. [Uncoached]
Fantastic Four Gets the Boot
20th Century Fox is already busy rebooting the Daredevil and Planet of the Apes franchises, and now Fantastic Four is getting retooled to squeeze a few more drops of lucre from its fan base. The sequel to 2005’s Fantastic Four didn’t do as well as the studio had hoped, and after the phenomenal successes of Iron Man and The Dark Knight, studios expect more of their comic intellectual properties. Here’s hoping they get everything they dream of with the re-imagining of this group of heroes. [IESB.net]
Planet Hunting Telescope Launched
Last Friday a new space telescope was launched at Cape Canaveral, and its purpose is to scour the galaxy for Earth-like planets. The launch went off without a hitch, and the telescope is currently in orbit shining its gigantic robot eye into the cosmos looking for humanity’s next home. Sgt. Pete Worden, head of NASA Ames, actually Twittered the launch saying, "She lives! Let's go find planets!" [Wired.com]
Is It Ever Okay to Cry?
Asylum.com has an in-depth analysis of when it is okay for a truly manly man to cry (hint: almost never). Spurred by the Bachelor’s breakdown on national television, they examine the ins and outs of squirting a few tears. We do agree, though, that it’s okay to cry when your dog dies, but how come “after winning the Super Bowl” didn’t make the list? [Asylum.com]
Circuit City Closes Doors Forever
After 50 years of being in business, the tech retailer Circuit City has shut down all of its locations for good. Thankfully, we will not have to listen to any of their fake door-busting deals and deceptively lame going-out-of-business sales. We think we should all take a page from Best Buy’s playbook and say goodbye and good riddance. [Gizmodo]
N.W.A. Biopic in the Works
EW is reporting that New Line is developing Straight Outta Compton, a movie about gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A. The project will recount the rise and fall of the legendary group as well as their breakup, dramatic musical beefs, and Eazy-E's tragic death due to AIDS. The film's producers, which include Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and Eazy-E's widow Tomica Wright, are now seeking a director with the style of Curtis Hanson (8 Mile). [Hollywood Insider]
Interview with Rampage Jackson
Rampage Jackson, world renowned Ultimate Fighter and all-round excellent human, gave an interview over at Asylum.com. In it he discusses and dissects for fans his fighting style which basically boils down to “I always want to knock somebody out.” Hey, it’s not brain surgery, even if brain surgery might be required after the fact. [Asylum.com]
Arsonist Car Dealer Keels Over During Fraud Attempt
As tough as the times are for auto manufactures, the screws are turned even tighter on the dealerships, and some are turning to some extreme and unsavory measures. Gregory Graham was such a man - a car dealer in Pennsylvania who recently checked out via a heart attack while in the process of torching cars at his own ailing dealership. Graham, 61, was found amidst a row of a dozen fire-damaged vehicles on the lot of Graham Colonial Motors early in the morning on February 17th, and now police are confirming that the fire was due to arson – rolled up newspapers and a gasoline can were found on the scene. [MSNBC]
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