Friday, August 28, 2009

The Boys Examine Fanboy Culture (Megan Fox Edition) / Also: Manthers! (Thanks to Beth for This Important Term) /

Megan Fox is a polarizing figure within fanboy culture. On one hand, she stars in films that fanboys MUST see (Tranformers) and every fanboy wants to bone her. On the other hand, those films are nearly unwatchably bad and she comes across in interviews as wildly arrogant.

This weekend brings an opportunity that most fanboys won't be able to resist, however, as Ms. Fox will be visiting X-Box Live to play the new Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen video game with fans. Here's the scoop: "If you're an Xbox LIVE Gold Member (if not, upgrade now!), and you want a chance to play with Megan Fox, send a friend request to the following Gamertag and be online half an hour before (5:30 P.M. ET) the Game with Fame session starts on Saturday, August 29, 6:00 P.M. ET."

Chip: "It's going to be hard to play the game one-handed, if you catch my meaning, but I'll give it a shot."

A visit to Ain't It Cool News reveals that many talkbackers are also pretty excited.

V'Shael writes: "If she'd been alive 2000 years ago, they'd have built temples in her honor. Her body needs to be 3D scanned in detail while she's in her prime, so that when we finally invent sex-bots or holodecks, we can all bone the fuck out of her."

Readers, here's a photo so that you can take a look and decide for yourself if V'Shael is simply a perverted fanboy or a wise man who realizes that 3-D can do more than just add depth to a farting guinea pig children's film?

Although it seems utterly obvious, the boys' were not aware of the term "manther" (older men prowling for younger women) until their friend Beth recently informed them. The website offers a solid definition:

"Noun. Origin: the male form of a "cougar", man + panther= manther. An older man who frequents bars, lounges and clubs, never a genuine gentleman, ranging from ten to fifty years older than his victim. Usually carries an unusually fat wallet, wears too much cologne, and dresses younger than his age. May over-frequent the tanning beds and gym, have trendy/dyed facial hair such as a soul patch or goatee, may use the terms "baby", "sugar tits", or other female defamation when trying to pursue his prey. If balding, may never take off his ball cap in order to hide his aging hairline. Manthers always seem to evade the question of their age, previous or current marriages, children, and most things regarding their past (unless it has to do with thier old frat/college football days). Manthers prey on their younger victims in order to gain popularity amongst their fellow mathers, as well as for a sexual high. Some manthers are extremely good looking, stylish and somewhat gentlemanly. Others are old, drunk dirt balls with a lot of money and a feeling of self-entitlement."

Richard: "I don't necessarily like to think of myself as a 'manther,' but I suppose much of this does hit pretty close to home. I certainly do spend a lot of time in tanning beds and use the term 'sugar tits' a lot when summoning Quinton's waitresses over to bring me another beer."


cheetah said...

In other Megan Fox "news", she gossips about...


She certainly has the PR playbook down, doesn't she?

bobcat said...

I'd bang Seyfried too.

liger said...

It's pretty much my favorite animal.