Mantenna – Doritos Inventor’s Bizarre Funeral Request

September 26, 2011
The inventor of Doritos has an unusual burial request, Sly Stone falls on hard times, and Peyton Manning might miss the entire NFL season…the Mantenna is forever!

Doritos Inventor to be Buried in Doritos

Source: Frito-Lay/PepsiCo, Inc.

The man who brought the world Doritos will be resting in eternity with his beloved creation. Arch West, a retired Frito-Lay marketing executive, is credited with creating the Doritos brand and rolling it out as the first nationwide tortilla chip brand. West died at age 97 and will be buried, along with handfuls of Doritos, in Dallas on October 1. His daughter Jana Hacker told The Dallas Morning News of the family’s plans, saying, “We are tossing Doritos chips in before they put the dirt over the urn. He'll love it.” West invented the chip in 1961 while on a family vacation near San Diego. He discovered a snack bar selling fried tortilla chips and took the idea back to his bosses at Frito-Lay. The idea received a tepid response from execs, but West prevailed with the idea after he conducted market research that proved otherwise. The rest is, well, Doritos history. [The Dallas Morning News]

Women Rule Social Media

In a battle of the sexes over who uses social media more, women win hands down. According to a new study 68 percent of women use social media to stay in touch with friends, compared to 54 percent of men. The study, conducted by mobile VoIP company Rebtel, looked at the communication habits of 2,361 adults aged 18 and over. Rebtel's CEO Andreas Bernstrom said in a statement, “Our findings show that men tend to lag behind women when it comes to communicating with others through social media, which debunks other recent studies that suggest that men are more savvy networkers.” The study also found that men prefer to communicate via text and the phone, with 75 percent saying this is their preferred method of communication. All sexes agreed on one thing-- they expect their use of social media to greatly increase in the future. [The Huffington Post]

Sly Stone is Now Living in a Van

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It ain’t down by the river, but according to reports, music legend Sly Stone is apparently now living in a van. According to the New York Post, Stone now resides in a white van in the Crenshaw area of Los Angeles. "I like my small camper," Stone told the Post. "I just do not want to return to a fixed home. I cannot stand being in one place. I must keep moving." Besides recording new music on his trusty laptop in his new mobile abode, the Post also reports that Stone has become increasingly paranoid over the years and believes that the FBI is legitimately after him. Cocaine is a helluva drug. [New York Post]

Peyton Manning Might Miss the Entire NFL Season

According to an announcement by Colts owner Jim Irsay, Peyton Manning will probably not be coming back to save his 0-3 team any time soon this season. In an update following the announcement, Irsay did come out and say that Manning could practice at some point in December, but things aren’t looking so hot. "I didn't say Peyton out 4season FOR SURE,keeping him on ActiveRoster n taking it month by month/Outside chance of return n December possible," Irsay tweeted. Either way, the news doesn’t sound good. There was no other information stating if this setback had anything to do with Manning’s May 23 neck surgery. Things ain’t looking too hot for the ol’ Colts. [ESPN]