Mantenna - Monday, October 6

October 6, 2008

Find out why Salma Hayek is celebrating in Germany, how you can increase your chances at scoring with the ladies, and what's the sexy new way to enjoy playing pool...It's all after the jump in today's Mantenna!

Salma Hayek Goes Buxom for Beer

Salma Hayek appeared on a German television show over the weekend wearing a very tight traditional Bavarian Dirndl dress. Hayek appeared on Wetten Dass to help celebrate Oktoberfest and, from the looks of things, her bust was bursting to get back to the beer tents of Bavaria. The collision of beer, boobs and babes is yet another reason why Oktoberfest is the best festival in the world. [Hollywood Tuna]

Intelligence Boosts Likelihood of One-Night Stands

According to a new study, women prefer intelligent, creative men when looking for a long-term relationship or a one-time hook-up.  The study was conducted at the University of California, Davis and involved 204 female university students who were shown a series of video where men performed various tasks of mental and physical dexterity. Each man was then rated on their long term and short term desirability. The study showed that women prefer brains over brawn and that a man’s intelligence also improved his chances of a one-night stand. So, fellas, it’s time to hit the books. [Asylum]

Kindle Reader Gets Upgrade, Still Worse than Normal Books


There’s spy shots floating around of Amazon’s electronic reader, Kindle.  There’s a surprising amount of buzz, here, for something so inconvenient and eye-straining as an electronic reader.  There’s an especial amount of buzz for something that is just a few letters from the word for tiny sticks used to get a camp fire going. [Spyshots]

Billiard Tables: Now Available with Strippers

A customization company, JM Billiard, is pimping pool tables now.  You can get them in a variety of shapes, colors, and thank goodness, now with stripper poles!  The tables are all round, but after that, appear to be entirely customizable.  The stripper pole, of course, is the first and best thing to consider.  But don’t neglect a potential fish tank bottom or tacky emblem burned into your felt. [Spike]

Vocal Super Group Coming to a Stereo Near You

TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Mike Patton (of Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, and Tomahawk) and Subtle’s Adam Drucker are said to be forming a still-nameless project, Adebimpe revealed in an interview with The Onion’s AV Club. Adebimpe states that they’re “working on a project that I’m thinking will congeal toward the end of the year. It came from an idea that Adam had, to have the three of us just, basically, mess around vocally and what comes of it.” Crooning and howling, we’d wager. [Pitchfork]

Ford Coddles Paranoid Parents with MyKey


Ford announced today a new technology called MyKey that will be standard on the 2010 Focus Coupe and quickly spread to the rest of the Blue Oval's lineup. MyKey can do three basic things: parents can limit the vehicle's top speed to 80 mph, limit the stereo's volume up to 44% of its max, and play an annoying reminder if the seatbelts aren't being used. The MyKey system is meant to keep teens “safe” from… themselves? In any case, Ford did some polling and found that 67% of teens didn't like the idea, though that number fell to 36% if the MyKey system led to parents letting the kids use the car more. [LA Times]