Mantenna - Friday, July 9

July 8, 2010

Carrie Underwood is taken off the market, Lindsay Lohan's attorney bolts, and the World Cup draws to a close...the Mantenna was born to do this!

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Country Music and Hockey, Together at Last
Country music crooner Carrie Underwood will no longer be single and "sort of available" after this weekend. The Grammy Award winner is set to marry Ottawa Senators second liner Mike Fisher at a small (yet really ostentatious) ceremony in Georgia. Statistically speaking, there's a 50 percent chance this thing lasts, but is going to go out on a limb and give this one a 72 percent shot of success. These two seem sort of (but maybe not) perfect for each other. [Los Angeles Times]

Sunday is Your Last Chance to Care About Soccer
This Sunday, the Netherlands and Spain play in the single biggest sporting event the World will ever see (until 2014). The World Cup final is the last soccer game Americans are expected to watch - along with one billion people worldwide - and it should be a good one. We personally predict Spain to win, so please put all your money on the Dutch. [FIFA]

Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer Steps Away from the Trainwreck
Days after Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to jail, the one person who's paid to help her deal with the process no longer wants to hold her hand through the metal detector. Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, quit Team Lindsay for undisclosed reasons. Lohan's sentence should be difficult to overturn and is now somebody else's problem. [Yahoo!]

Mel Gibson is Hurting his Pristine Reputation
Here's a fun story coming out of Los Angeles. According to, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department is investigating Mel Gibson for alleged domestic battery, assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment. Gibson claims he's innocent, but his wife insists that he is the monster everybody remembers from, What Women Want. [TMZ]

The Trolls Strike Back
Earlier this week we reported that the makers of World of Warcraft had decided to remove aliases from its forums and have people post using their real names. We lauded the decision and hoped that it would have a ripple effect across the Internet—effectively taking the power from the hands of jackholes who hide behind anonymity. Well, today Blizzard buckled to the same idiots who caused the problem in the first place and has decided that it will not make the change to its forums. This, after some moron basically stalked a Blizzard employee and posted the names and phone numbers of his friends and family to try and make a point. Looks like the inmates are going to continue to run the asylum. Trolls 1 Blizzard 0. [Blizzard]

Remote-Controlled Worms
As technology marches on, just about every “neato” is matched by an “oh snap.” The latest oh snap comes in the form of remote-controlled worms. Physicists of nature nanotechnology at University at Buffalo attached magnetic nanoparticles to their cell membranes and were able to control their movements. It’s more than a little creepy when you take things to the next logical step, which is using a similar technique on human beings. But hey, the folks at the University say it could possibly be the answer to dangerous diseases like cancer or diabetes. We’re guessing they’re a lot smarter than us. [University of Buffalo]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Friday, July 9

Thursday, July 8

Wednesday, July 7

Tuesday, July 6

Friday, July 2

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