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A successful Thanksgiving leaves you with a belly full of stuffing-topped turkey, gravy-topped potatoes, ice cream-topped pumpkin pie and eggnog-topped whiskey. But mostly it just leaves you with a belly, which you can pat and call your "food baby." Except that it might hurt your chances with the ladies on New Year's Eve.
Mark Long, veteran MTV personality ("Real World," "The Challenge") and fitness guru, is here to help. Below the cut, he answers our questions about "Guy Code" violations at the gym, the Shake Weight's legitimacy and his appetite-cutting product Pocket Protein.
Since the powers that be introduced speed-dating to New York Comic Con it's become widespread knowledge that geeks do in fact date. Ladies can chat up Batman, Darth Vader and Thor in five-minute intervals, then decide whose digits to snag to continue a relationship (or super one-night stand). Two episodes of TLC's "Geek Love" showed the world that comic and video game nerds got game. Well... sometimes.
Guy Code Blog hit up New York Comic Con 2012 to get the scoop from the pretty ladies themselves about the pick-up lines guys use on them during the convention. Puns on cosplay outfits and shouts of "hot," "sexy" and "nice tits" are the stereotypical norm, but some guys are too intimidated to even ask for a picture. As Wonder Woman points out, a few guys wouldn't even put their hand around her waist during a photo. Click after the jump to see what pick-up lines, or general dialogue, to avoid at future Cons and see these sexy babes in full costume.
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Skating and video game legend Tony Hawk took a dive with Reddit on Wednesday for an extended IamA question and answer session. Hawk discussed the highlights of his skating career, the evolution and impact of his video game franchise (and the soundtracks), skateboarding culture, his house (with a backyard skatepark) and more. Even at 44, the guy's still going after it: he signed out of the session to try and nail an fs Ollie 270 over an 8-foot channel to switch crooks, then back in forward. Check out the Guy Code Blog breakdown of the Q&A highlights.
What is the proudest moment of your career?
Hawk: Probably landing the first 900. It marked the end of 20+ years of competing, and opened up new doors of opportunity to keep skating and promoting skateboarding in general.
Guy Code Blog recently dropped by the celebrity-filled launch party for the latest and maybe greatest version of EA Sports "FIFA 13" video game. Because soccer is a truly international game, it felt like a good opportunity to have some of the pros -- gamers or otherwise -- help us flesh out a code of conduct for video game playing, or at least for FIFA. Beginning with the salsa dancing touchdown maker...
1. No farting in the middle of a clutch play.
New York Giants' Victor Cruz dropped this nugget on us. "I by no means tolerate this sort of behavior in the house," he said. So no, an unlikely goal or assist is not a legit reason to squeeze one out.
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Here at "Guy Code," we like to think of ourselves as expert trollers, always scoping out the best the Internet has to offer. But our latest find came from right under our roof. MTV Digital's Brandon Freeberg has created your new favorite Tumblr, "Smokin' Jay Cutler," where he Photoshops cigarettes to Jay Cutler's mouth. The masthead reads, "This site is dedicated to the most apathetic looking athlete in the history of sports." Pure brilliance.
Freeberg created the Tumblr last Friday, the day after Cutler's Bears lost to the Packers. During the game, he and his friends were making fun of Cutler's indifferent expressions, and that's when he remembered something his former roommate, a Bears fan, once said to him. "He said he wouldn't be surprised if Cutler was in the huddle smoking a cigarette," Freeberg said. "And I started saying that to everyone. I just thought it was hysterical. He definitely has a ho-hum apathetic look."
There's only one place this weekend where P.O.D., Three 6 Mafia and Scott Disick are all welcome: the 13th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos in Cave-in-Rock, IL. The five-day event hosts tons of big name musicians, comedians and contests. And, OK, the kind-of-Kardashian-through-marriage that we love-to-hate probably won't be there. But if he showed up, popped hot pink collar and all, it's Juggalo Code to accept him.
"Everybody's accepted," the Insane Clown Posse told us. "Even if you come looking like Scott. If you're at the gathering, people are going to automatically have love for you. No matter who you are or where you're from, no matter how busted or broken you are, everybody's welcome. Everybody's there to escape. That's the Juggalo Guy Code."
Watch the video above to hear the rest of the Juggalo Code, and if you can't attend the Gathering, have no fear! Check out the where you can watch it online.
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Taryn Manning does a lot. She's in movies--notably "Hustle & Flow" and "8 Mile." She's the lead vocalist of electro-pop duo Boomkat and she's the co-owner of Born Uniqorn clothing. Her latest venture is a starring role in the supernatural web series "The Unknown" on Crackle.
"For me it felt a little like 'Tales from the Crypt,'" Manning says. "I get to play this foxy publicist that has some mental issues. You'll have to watch to find out more about it. It's a completely different role from what I've ever played."
With that series in the can, Manning is focused on her upcoming solo album, and oh yeah, she deejays on the side.
"I catch a lot of s*** from people that ask how can a celebrity be a DJ but a lot of people don't know about my musical background," Manning says. "I was raised in a musical family. No actors and nothing to do with theater. We were all about music. My older brother was a hip-hop head."
Enough about her, let's get her take on some Guy Code topics.
What's better than geeking out over EA Sports' new "FIFA 13?" Doing it with members of the European Premiere League's Tottenham Hotspurs, including their star winger Gareth Bale. The game manufacturer set up an event this week with the players to preview the game's newest features and get their heads scanned using new technology that incorporates 18 high-end cameras and 3D digital imaging. It's a system that makes the game's realism incredible.
We were able to grab Gareth for a few minutes to speak about the video game, the growing popularity of European football in the states and what he takes on the road to feel at home.
What do you think of your character in the latest version of the game?
Funny enough, I actually haven't played my newest character as of yet, but I am going to tonight. EA Sports keeps finding something new and better to add to the game and keep making it that much more realistic.
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If you attended San Diego Comic-Con, you may have spotted the ultra hot Jaime Pressly milling about the convention center. No, the "My Name Is Earl" actress wasn’t dressed up like Wonder Woman (although we wouldn’t mind a two-time Playboy model prancing around in her underwear). Pressly was working with Butterfinger on their The Last Spokesman On Earth campaign as she sought out unique people to do for Butterfinger what Bart Simpson did for the candy bar in the '90s.
Aside from her participation in the contest, Ms. Pressly is also hard at work executive producing the upcoming film "Abby in the Summer" which will star Pressly alongside Robin Thicke (yeah, that Robin Thicke) and working on a "blue collar comedy" for TV. Amidst all the television, movie and Butterfinger talk, we got the former "Mortal Kombat: Conquest" star to give us her take on pre-gaming, sexting, bros before hoes and more.
Before heading over to London, a number of U.S. Olympic athletes descended on Times Square to meet fans and shamelessly promote their sports. Since they were right outside our offices, we couldn't pass up meeting a few of them and asking them inane questions. Luckily our buddy Tyler from MTV's "The Challenge" is an Olympics super-fan and was available to head out with a camera crew. In true Guy Code fashion, he convinces the women's beach volleyball team to shake their asses for the camera, asks the men's beach volleyball players how tough it is for them to get laid and even talks to a real beefeater. We still don't really understand what a beefeater is, but we imagine you'll be seeing a lot more of them in Olympics coverage.
To see all the interviews, check out the video below, and get psyched because USA's total world domination starts next week.
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