Mantenna - Tuesday, April 28

April 28, 2009

Wall Street 2 becomes a reality, Lil Wayne vows never to give up his "syrup," and intimate images of the French First Lady get's the Mantenna!

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Wall Street 2 Becomes a Reality

Wall Street was so dang good, it looks like we’re finally going to get another. Michael Douglas has spoken publicly about the project, saying, “I think it's time to take another hard look at trading and the economy and what went wrong in the last few years.” Ironically, he made this statement at the premiere of his film Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. Shia LaBeouf might take up the young trader role Charlie Sheen played in the ‘80s, and Oliver Stone is all about directing the film. The story will take place after Gordon Gekko has been released from prison. Will he still think greed is good? Will he give the financial morons who got us into our present economic mess more fuel for the fire? Who knows, but it’s hard not to be pumped about the prospect of this movie getting made. [Hollywood Insider]

Intimate Images of French First Lady Stolen

The sexy French First Lady Carla Bruni has hit the headlines after hundred of “highly intimate” images of her and an ex-lover were stolen. The images and video were from the 41-year-old’s romance with philosopher and father of her child Raphael Enthoven. The images were in the care of Enthoven’s younger brother. According to reports, “the thieves appeared to know exactly what they were looking for. They took highly intimate prints, a camera full of further images, videos, and numerous computer files," one detective said. 'Nobody was at home at the time, and nothing else was taken." The pictures are expected to be sold to the highest bidder or leaked to cause embarrassment to President Sarkozy. [Fox News]

Russian Man Survives Ultimate Bender

A Russian man has survived after consuming eight bottles of vodka, proving that Russians truly can handle their liquor. Pavel Kondratyev, age 39, was found unconscious on the street in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg with a blood alcohol level twice the lethal level. At first doctors suspected brain injury, however test confirmed that “the percentage of alcohol in his blood showed that he had drunk eight bottles of vodka.” As expected, Pavel has no recollection of his massive drinking session. [Mak Fax]

Hands On Dante’s Inferno Video Game

Depending on whom you believe, Dante’s Inferno is going to be either a rip-off or a direct competitor to the epic God of War series.  More likely, it will fall somewhere in between (a purgatory of sorts?).  However you think it will relate to the now-iconic vehicle of Kratos, Dante’s Inferno looks like it’s going to be head and shoulders above anything else in the hell-born genre and certainly more compelling than 95% of the games out there today. [Joy Stiq]

Anonymous Hackers Pwn

The group of online pranksters and merry men, Anonymous, have hacked the Time 100 (which chronicles 100 important public figures each year).  And, they’ve done so in order to perpetrate several jokes originating on the online nesting ground for the group, the infamous 4chan /b/ board.  What they did is arrange the winners of the Top 100 in an order so that the first letters of their names spelled out “marblecake also the game” which are references to two jokes prevalent on the board. Most notably, though, they placed 4chan owner and administrator Moot at the top of the list.  Fair play, Anonymous. [Wired]

Lil Wayne Will Never Give Up the "Syrup"


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Lil Wayne is supposedly refusing to give up his love for the potentially fatal cough medicine-based drink "syrup," insisting on leaving his fate in the Lord's hands instead. Wayne is rarely seen without a Styrofoam cup in hand, containing the dangerous mix of promethazine or codeine and juice. He credits his faith and determination to succeed in his career with helping him to keep his habits under control. He stated: "I depend on God and motivation. I don't depend on cough syrup and marijuana. In terms of smoking, I love to smoke, yes." [Star Pulse]

Red Hot Chili Peppers "Not Splitting"

Red Hot Chili Peppers have downplayed rumors that they are splitting up, insisting that they just need a break. Speaking to Q magazine, drummer Chad Smith said: "We're not playing right now, but we played a lot before. It was time to take a little break and live your life." The Peppers announced a year-long hiatus last year, but have now decided to extend it by a further six months. [Digital Spy]

Hypermiling Challenge Yields Over 1400 Mile Range in Fusion Hybrid

NASCAR star Carl Edwards, using eco-driving tips, drove a 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid non-stop 1,445.7 miles on one tank of gas. Over 69 hours he averaged 81.5 MPG and probably annoyed about 5,180 fellow drivers. The 1,000-Mile Challenge started at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, from Mount Vernon, Virginia and ended this morning in Washington, D.C. The stunt raised funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and wasn't too shabby of a show of fuel economy. True, it doesn't beat hypermiler Sean Welch, who's able to get 106.2 MPG in his Honda Insight, but it's pretty impressive fuel economy for a car that's as large as the Ford Fusion. [AutoBlogGreen]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Monday, April 27

Friday, April 24

Thursday, April 23

Wednesday, April 22

Tuesday, April 21

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