Mantenna - Monday, September 14

September 14, 2009

Terri Hatcher has an embarrassing triathlon wardrobe malfunction, Indiana Jones 5 is a reality, and the first private manned orbital flight gets announced...Hello, my name is Mantenna. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

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Terri Hatcher’s Embarrassing Triathlon Wardrobe Malfucntion

Teri Hatcher impressively completed the Nautica Malibu Triathlon over the weekend, joining a long list of celebrities who participated in the event to help raise money for the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. But the event was tainted when the 44-year-old suffered a slight wardrobe malfunction, flashing her crotch as she changed from her swimming attire to her cycle gear. At least it was for charity. [The Superficial]

Two Arrested for Wal-Mart Porn Prank

Two 20-year-old dudes have been arrested for playing a porno in an Arkansas Wal-Mart. Kenny Andrews and Cody Sexton were charged over the weekend with a felony obscenity complaint after allegedly “replacing a promotional DVD in a store DVD player with porno.” The video played on six televisions, presumably offending shoppers who were just looking for low prices. [Asylum]

Duncan Jones is Mute

Director Duncan Jones, the guy who recently brought us the sci-fi low budget movie Moon, has his next sci-fi future film in the works, Mute. Concept art for the movie has started leaking out and it has a decidedly Blade Runner look to it, which is predictable seeing as Jones has openly said that Ridley Scott’s dystopian masterpiece is a big influence on him. The story is set in Berlin and was co-written with Mike Johnson. It’ll be interesting to watch where Jones’ career goes, and whether he’ll continue making films within the sci-fi genre. [/Film]

Indiana Jones 5 is a Reality


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Everyone who grew up loving the Indiana Jones movies was justly disappointed – if not infuriated – by the silliness of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. So it’s possible not everyone is going to be happy about the fact that Harrison Ford has said the story for the fifth film is ready to go. Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, along with Ford, figured out the story and now, as Ford says, “If the script is good, I’ll be very happy to put the costume on again.” Is there any way he can convince Shia LaBeouf to not put his on? Probably not. Hold onto your whips, Indy is back – but he’s probably not better than before. [People]

Jim Carroll has Died, Died

Jim Carroll, the poet and punk who chronicled his wild youth in The Basketball Diaries, died Friday of a heart attack at his home in Manhattan. He was 60. As a teenage basketball star in the 1960s at the elite private school Trinity, Carroll led a chaotic life that combined sports, drugs, and poetry. This unusual combination gave The Basketball Diaries a surprising appeal. When it was finally published in 1978, Carroll had won a cult reputation as the new Bob Dylan for his poetry and other work. [Washington Post]

First Private Manned Orbital Flight Announced

Mojave, California-based Interorbital Systems announced Saturday that it is developing a two-person orbital crew module as an addition to its orbital tourism operations to launch in late 2011 aboard the company’s modular NEPTUNE 1000 rocket. Two Interorbital Systems test pilots - Nebojsa Stanojevic and Miroslav Ambrus-Kis - will be aboard the NEPTUNE 1000 spacecraft. The test pilots are also a part of the Syngery Moon Team for the Google Lunar X-Prize. [Slash Dot]

Retailer Spills the Beans on Nintendo Wii Price Cut

An early ad in a Toys "R" Us mailer seems to indicate that either we're getting a much overdue Wii price cut on September 27th, or someone on the Toys "R" Us team has been severely misinformed. If the new $199 price tag ends up not being true and we have to wait another holiday season for the Wii to break the $200 mark, we're not getting Nintendo that Snuggie we promised it for Christmas, because everybody knows only good little boys, girls, and multinational game companies get presents. [Gizmodo]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Friday, September 11

Thursday, September 10

Wednesday, September 9

Tuesday, September 8

Friday, September 4

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