Mantenna - Wednesday, January 14

January 14, 2009

A sexy texting phenomenon is sweeping through teenage America, a biopic on the life of Steve McQueen is in the works, and the 5 worst things about deflowering a's the Mantenna!

Sexting is the New Craze

Sexting is the new craze sweeping through schools across America. The term refers to the text messaging or emailing of nude or semi-nude photos to one's boyfriend or girlfriend. A new study has revealed that 20 percent of teenagers indulge in sexting. Jim Brown of Glen Este High School in Ohio said "If I were to go through the cell phones in this building right now of 1,500 students, I would venture to say that half to two-thirds have indecent photos, either of themselves or somebody else in school." Mr. Brown said he recently found images on a 14-year-old that rivaled Penthouse magazine. [The Sun]

The 5 Worst Things about Deflowering a Virgin

Natalie Dylan, the 22-year-old San Diego woman trying to auction off her virginity, has made headlines again after receiving a bid for $3.7 million. The young woman is yet to accept the deal and is possibly holding out for more. In response to this, COED Magazine has published the five worst things about deflowering a virgin. Sex with a virgin may mean a tighter fit and little chance of catching an STD, however it’s usually way more of a headache than it’s worth. [COED Magazine]

Steve McQueen: The Movie

Producers Christine Peters and Michael Cerenzie have purchased the rights to the Steve McQueen biography Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel by Marshall Terrill. The obvious choice to play McQueen at this point is Daniel Craig, and McQueen’s widow had even considered the possibility, so it’s possible that the man who played Bond might also be the next incarnation of one of the greatest Steves of all time. Would it be too distracting to have the guy who’s usually leaping about, shooting, kicking and killing people play the legendary McQueen? We shall find out soon enough. [Cinematical]

Leonard Cohen to Play First American Show in 16 Years

Even though Leonard Cohen has been touring Europe lately, he has not played a single American show since 1993. All of this will change on February 19th, when he'll step onstage at New York's Beacon Theatre in the States for the first time in over 16 years. No other U.S. dates have been announced. [Contact Music]

Bigger, Better Beards – 10 Very Good Reasons for Beards

The brilliant minds who have crafted the Top 10 Reasons not to Date a Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Top 10 Reasons to Date a Unicorn, have come up with a jaw-warmingly accurate list of 10 Very Good Reasons for Beards.  Beards can be used as improvised sails, they can keep your friends warm.  And, of course, they turn a normal man’s face into an invincible murder machine. []

Chinese Automakers Plan to Invade U.S. Before 2011


I hope you've got good health insurance because Chinese manufacturer BYD is planning to have vehicles on sale in the U.S. in less than two years. They also have similar ambitions for the European market. The company took a step closer to reaching those goals by launching the world's first mass-produced plug-in hybrid vehicle in China last month, and at this week's Detroit Auto Show it confirmed that it plans to enter the U.S. with a range of pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. That's all good and fine, but did anyone watch the Brilliance Amulet crash tests? Not really sure if Chinese safety standards are up to snuff yet. [MotorAuthority]

When You Love Her More Than Xbox

Whether you're getting ready for Valentine's early, or you've got an anniversary coming up, the "I Love You More Than Xbox" card is a perfect way to let your lady know she's appreciated. Even if the card is a lie.  But it probably isn’t the first lie you’ve told your paramour.  Of course you love that turtleneck she purchased you at Nordstrom.  You have a very chilly neck, generally, and her buying the turtleneck shows how much she cares for you and your neck.  Just buy the card and move on, man. [Gizmodo]

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Tuesday, January 13

Monday, January 12

Friday, January 9

Thursday, January 8

Wednesday, January 7

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