Mantenna - Tuesday, December 16

December 16, 2008

New posters for the G.I. Joe movie have popped up online, learn when women would be prepared to give up sex, and the 20 hottest photos of cheerleaders dressed up like Santa's the Mantenna!

Internet or Sex?

A recent study conducted on behalf of Intel shows that 49% of women aged 18 to 34 would forgo sex for two week rather than give up their internet access. The survey was conducted last month and 2,119 people were interviewed. Men were more likely to give up the internet, but not by much. A staggering 39% of men said they'd give up sex for the web. We're guessing those guys just can't live without their porn. [CNET]

All Christmas Needs is Cheerleaders

No one knows how to spread Christmas cheer better than cheerleaders. Cheerleaders practically have a Ph.D in making people feel excited and happy. And with economic gloom all around, we need cheerleaders this Christmas more than ever. Luckily, Manofest has officially saved Christmas by collecting 20 of the hottest photos of cheerleaders wearing Santa outfits. [Manofest]

G.I. Joe Posters Here

Anyone excited about the G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra movie? Does anyone born in the ‘90s even know what G.I. Joes were? Well, for those who do care, four new posters from Paramount have surfaced, and they are slick. They show Duke (Channing Tatum), Snake Eyes (Ray Park), Baroness (Sienna Miller) and Ripcord (Marlon Wayans). At some point we’re supposed to get a trailer too, but I guess we’ll have to wait a little longer for that. Note the cool use of red in the black and white…pretty cool. []

Katy Perry is Engaged

Voluptuous pop star Katy Perry is reportedly engaged to her long-time boyfriend Travis McCoy after the Gym Class Heroes frontman proposed her in Paris recently. McCoy, who has been dating the singer since last year, is said to have popped the question during a recent romantic break to the French capital by kissing the star with a diamond ring in his mouth. How classy. [Star Magazine]

Soul Calibur Dances Like Michael Jackson

The brilliant (hyper-obsessed) minds of fansite Soul Singapore have choreographed and filmed an entire dance routine for Michael Jackson’s "Smooth Criminal" using a Soul Calibur character. Creepy assassin-cum-villain of the Soul Calibur series, Voldo, is pretty much exactly like Michael Jackson.  He’s got a hat that prevents you from seeing his face, he has creepy, hypnotic dance moves, and will likely slay you and keep you in his basement if given the opportunity. [Soul Singapore]

Scientists Drill into Active Volcano


A team of geologists were just drilling away, like geologists do, and they've accidentally hit a giant underwater cave filled with liquid hot magma.  This is the first time scientists have been able to peek beneath the mighty blanket of the Earth’s mantle to see exactly what goes on as magma flows beneath us.  A sensationalist scientist had this Michael Crichton reference to make: "This is like Jurassic Park for magmatic systems," said Bruce Marsh, a geologist at Johns Hopkins University. "You can go to museums and see dinosaur skeletons. But if a paleontologist could see a dinosaur frolicking in the open countryside, it would be absolutely spellbinding.” [Wired]

Toyota Supports Big 3 Bailout?

Toyota doesn't want one of the Detroit 3 to fail. Despite the fact that the Japanese automaker is a direct competitor and seemingly stands to gain long-term sales from the collapse of at least one of its American competitors, the reality is that it would a major sh**storm for the entire industry. The largest issue may be that a Detroit collapse, especially of General Motors, would take a number of key suppliers down with it -- suppliers that Toyota relies upon just as much as any other automaker. Toyota, Honda and Nissan all call the U.S. market their largest, so these import car companies require the American economy to remain strong in order to keep sales figures and profits relatively healthy. [CNN]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Monday, December 15

Friday, December 12

Thursday, December 11

Wednesday, December 10

Tuesday, December 9

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