Mantenna – Is Natalie Portman a Bad Role Model?

March 4, 2011
Mike Huckabee calls Natalie Portman a bad role model, a high school basketball star tragically dies after scoring the game-winning shot, and science proves happy people live longer. The Mantenna doesn’t take “no” for an answer!

Natalie Portman Declared a Bad Role Model

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Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas Governor and FOX News pundit, is not a fan of Natalie Portman. The conservative Republican, who is rumored to considering running for president again in 2012, thinks Portman is a poor role model for falling pregnant while unmarried. He told radio broadcaster Michael Medved, “It's unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea of children out of wedlock.” Huckabee added, “People see a Natalie Portman or some other Hollywood starlet who boasts of, 'Hey look, you know, we're having children, we're not married, but we're having these children, and they're doing just fine.’ But there aren't really a lot of single moms out there who are making millions of dollars every year for being in a movie.” Huckabee obviously wasn’t a fan of Black Swan. [New York Daily News]

If You’re Reading this, Odds are You’re a 28-Year-Old Asian Man

National Geographic has revealed that the most typical human on the planet earth is a 28-year-old, right-handed Asian man. According to their findings there are “nine million of them,” making the archetype the single most oft-occurring on the planet. [National Geographic]

Tragedy Strikes on High School Hoops Court

A promising high school student in Michigan experienced one of the greatest moments of his young life after hitting a game-winning shot in a varsity basketball game. Sadly, the joy would be short-lived. According to witnesses “The teenager from Fennville High School was pronounced dead Thursday evening at a hospital in Holland, Mich. He scored the game-winning layup at the end of a perfect season for the small town near Lake Michigan. Leonard collapsed during a post-game celebration.” Doctors claim that a pre-existing heart condition led to the fatal celebration but have yet to document whether or not playing in the game triggered the issue. [TSN]

Tim Tebow Continues to One-Up Chuck Norris

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In an effort to show the world how amazing he is, Tim Tebow has headed to the golf course in order to humiliate an elderly man who used to be really good. notes that during a Pro-Am tournament “Tebow flexed his pipes and outdrove the 339-yard par-4 first hole.” He out-drove Jack Nicklaus, his partner, and would go on to play better than some professionals in attendance…. TEBOW! [NFL]

Study Proves Happy People Live Longer

Scientists have found “clear and compelling evidence” that happy people are healthier and live longer lives. In an article published in the journal Applied Psychology: Health and Wellbeing, researchers at the University of Illinois reviewed 160 past studies and found that “a glass half full approach to life was good for your health.” According to lead author Professor Ed Diener, “The general conclusion from each type of study is that your subjective well-being, that is, feeling positive about your life, not stressed out, not depressed, contributes to both longevity and better health among healthy populations. (The) overwhelming majority ... support the conclusion that happiness is associated with health and longevity.” Professor Ed Diener believes “happiness” is something health officials should actively monitor. [The Telegraph]