Mantenna - Wednesday, November 5

November 5, 2008

A cheerleader for the New England Patriots has been fired for naughty behavior, a roundup of sexy girls swimming underwater, and how to hide your porn browsing from prying eyes...all that and more after the jump in today's Mantenna!

Cheerleader Fired for Racist Scribbling

A cheerleader for the New England Patriots has been fired after being photographed with a Sharpie next to a passed out male friend, covered in dirty words, penises and swastikas.  The photos of 18 year-old Caitln Davis, who was the Patriot’s youngest cheerleader ever, were posted on Facebook and quickly went viral. A Pats spokesman said the racist nature of the photo were the reason behind her dismissal and went on to say “As you most certainly know, team owners Bob and Myra Kraft are huge in the Anti-Defamation League and, while Caitlin might have been given a pass on the penises, the swastikas were a no-go.” [Deadspin]

Girls Swimming Underwater

Girls and water go perfectly together. They are like peanut butter and jelly or peas and carrots or bread and butter. The just work well together and it’s a huge turn on, especially if you have a mermaid fetish. Manofest has put together an awesome list of ladies going down, deep. Real deep. They have compiled the 10 sexiest videos of girls swimming underwater. It includes ladies in bikinis, jeans, nautical angels, celebrities and, yes, mermaids! [Manofest]

Author Michael Crichton Has Passed

Michael Crichton, the creator of ER and the author of Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, Sphere and others, has died at age 66 after a battle with cancer. Crichton was also a medical doctor and published his novel The Andromeda Strain while still a medical student at Harvard. Standing 6 feet 9 inches, Crichton was both physically and intellectually impressive, and many of his novels were adapted to big budget Hollywood films, most notably Jurassic Park. Crichton led an extremely prolific life and fans the world over will be saddened to hear of his death. [CNN]

New Pics from The Spirit


Pictures from the first movie to be written and directed by Frank Miller, The Spirit, have been released to the web. The movie looks like it will have the same visual style as Sin City, though it’s hard to say at this point whether it will be as entertaining. Miller co-directed Sin City with Robert Rodriguez and it’s difficult to know how much directing he actually did on that movie, but he’s flying it solo this time. It’s been known for over two decades that Miller is a genius comic artist and writer, but will he be able to pull off his vision on the silver screen? []

Firefox gets Porn Mode

Private browsing mode – a designation for using a browser without recording any of your internet history – is notoriously and popularly known as "porn mode."  And now it's available for the increasingly popular Firefox browser. 'Cause, ya know, when Grandma gets on the family laptop, she doesn’t want to see on the drop down history.  Happy surfing! [Webmonkey]

Ronn Motors Scorpion Hydrogen Internal Combustion Supercar Debuts At SEMA

Standing out among the usual crowd of carbon fiber and large wheels at SEMA was the debut of the Ronn Motors Scorpion hydrogen-powered supercar. Utilizing a very unconventional drivetrain, the Scorpion uses a modified 3.5-liter Acura V6 that has hydrogen injected into it. Using a process similar to electrolysis, water is zapped with electricity in order to create a hydrogen gas that is then pumped into the engine. When the hydrogen is added to the V6, the claim is that the car will achieve 20-40% better fuel economy with lower emissions. The company is taking deposits for the regular version of the Scorpion (just $150,000), which offers 450 HP from the twin-turbocharged V6, and the much greener Scorpion HX ($250,000), which should be good for 600 HP and includes all manner of luxuries. []

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Tuesday, November 4

Monday, November 3

Friday, October 31

Thursday, October 30

Wednesday, October 29

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