Mantenna - Wednesday, April 1

April 1, 2009

Something unexpected comes up on Dancing With The Stars, a sequel to Men in Black is rumored to be in the works, and the 10 greatest office's the Mantenna!

Source: ABC

Dancing With The Stars Makes Boners

Shawn Johnson is apparently a stimulating woman.  Last night, the 17-year-old gymnast appeared to give her dancing partner, Marc Ballas, an erection on national television.  We don’t get it.  There must be something about seeing her in person that you don’t get from television like she smells like bacon or gummi bears. [Warming Glow]

10 Greatest Office Meltdowns

Damn it feels good to be a gangsta.  We all felt that way when we watched the now-iconic scene from Office Space with the printer beatdown.  Now you can relive that feeling by getting a little closer to the reality of a true office freakout because Manofest has gotten together the top 10 office meltdowns caught on video. [Manofest]

Conficker Virus – Digital Armageddon Explained

Not only is today April Fools Day, April 1st is Conficker day – a day for virus writers to write and deploy a classic virus – the Conficker Worm.  It works by exploiting a “buffer overflow” loophole that many systems have.  If that sounds confusing, it’s because you’re not a computer programmer.  Thankfully, Wired is here to explain it all using cartoons. [Wired]

Men Black Are Coming Backimage

Source: Sony Pictures

During the ShoWest Sony presentation in Las Vegas, the studio announced that Men in Black will be returning for a third film. It’s assumed Will Smith will be involved, though no news on Tommy Lee Jones’ involvement, or whether or not the film is going to be shot for digital 3D. Does Men in Black even have enough juice left to get people into theater seats for a third film? Hard to say because the second film wasn’t exactly a hit. But now that Smith and Jones have had a break from the franchise, they might just have some new tricks up their sleeves. [Cinematical]

Ozzy Osbourne Will Never Retire

Ozzy Osbourne has assured his fans that he will continue working until the day he dies because retirement would bore him too much. The Black Sabbath frontman recently said that he "tried retirement," but one thing he learned from the experience was that "you've got to have something to retire to." Ozzy also went on to say, "I suddenly thought one day that the time when you're finally retired is when they nail the f***ing lid over your bones in the ground. That's retirement!" [Contact Music]

Update: Metallica To Be Two-Bassist Band At Hall Of Fame

A day after former bassist Jason Newsted told Billboard that Robert Trujillo would not take part in Metallica's HOF performance on Saturday night's induction, a spokesman for Warner Bros. clarified that "Jason and Robert will both be playing Metallica's induction songs." Warner Bros. did not indicate what songs would be performed or if Newsted and Trujillo would be on stage together or separately. This is going to be interesting. [Billboard]

In Russia, Government Bails Out YOU

According to The Detroit News, Avtovaz, Russia's largest car maker and the home of Lada, is in line for government help. The Russian car industry is faring even more poorly than its counterpart in the U.S., with a 60% drop in sales being predicted. To assist Avtovaz with payments to creditors, a lifeline of more than 20 billion rubles is being discussed (upwards of $588 million USD), which would be close to Avtovaz's total debt to suppliers and banks. If the Russian government reacts at all like the U.S. has about a potential bailout, Lada's CEOs should probably start making out their wills now. [Detroit News]

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