Archive for February 9th, 2007

Steven Spielberg Documentary.

This excellent documentary takes a look at the career of Steven Spielberg [wiki] . Click Play or go to Link [YouTube] . Question > What's your favorite Spielberg film ?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/09/steven-spielberg-documentary/

St. Hilda, St. Cuthbert, and the Ammonites.

Ammonites (AKA snakestones) are quite common around Whitby in the north of England where folklore has it that they are the remains of snakes turned to stone by St. Hilda, the 7th century abbess of Whitby:The fact tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/09/st-hilda-st-cuthbert-and-the-ammonites/

Puttin' on the Ritz.

This is the memorable and humorous version of Puttin' on the Ritz [wiki] (performed by Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle) used in Mel Brooks' 1974 film Young Frankenstein [wiki] . The scene in the film is itself a paro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/09/puttin-on-the-ritz/

Portable Living Room, a Short Film by Ransom Riggs.

Ransom Riggs recently made a short film (and we mean short: 68 special effects filled seconds!) called "Portable Living Room"The clip is about a young boy who got stuck at Grandma's house for the weekend, with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/09/portable-living-room-a-short-film-by-ransom-riggs/

VideoSift: Politics Channel.

There are 5 main channels on VideoSift: music, comedy, cute, geek and politics. Today, let's take a look at some of the most interesting video clips of the politics channel: So probably everyone knows that Bill Clinton p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/09/videosift-politics-channel/

Bad News by Bizarro.

Here's our weekly collaboration with Bizarro. I think Dan Piraro nailed it with this strip: today's newcasts are filled with bad news, followed by worse news: war, crime, and natural disasters. No wonder news readership...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/09/bad-news-by-bizarro/

5 Deadly Animals That Just Might Save Your Life

Sure, you know these five creatures as stinging, biting merchants of death. But isn’t it time we put aside our differences and embrace the positive? 1. Scorpions: Leading the Battle Against Brain Cancer It Co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/09/5-deadly-animals-that-just-might-save-your-life/

Vintage Video Game Candle Stopmotion Animation

This guy uses candles as pixels in a stop motion animation of Tetris, Pacman, Pong and Space Invaders. Link to Youtube video | Link - via Devilducky...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/09/vintage-video-game-candle-stopmotion-animation/

Nora, the Piano-Playing Cat.

Nora enjoys playing the piano. She's no Van Cliburn, but for a cat, she's pretty good. She'll even play a duet! Push play or go to YouTube. Link to Nora’s webpage. -via ArbroathNora, piano, cat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/09/nora-the-paino-playing-cat/

World Press Photo Award 2006

The winner is this photo taken by Spencer Platt. I would call it "Glamour & War" The picture shows a group of young Lebanese driving through a South Beirut neighborhood devastated by Israeli bombings. The pict...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/09/world-press-photo-award-2006/

Scanjet Music.

Did you know you can play music on a scanner? The HP ScanJet 4c has an unofficial “play tune” command. This one is playing Beethoven’s Fur Elise. Push play or go to Google video. Link to ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/09/scanjet-music/

Tiger Stripe Socks.

Special pair of socks by the aNYthing gang . Found at Drooghi ....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/09/tiger-stripe-socks/

Cookie Monster!

Cookie Monster [wiki] is a popular muppet character on the children's television show Sesame Street. He is covered with blue fur and has "googly eyes", but he is most known for his voracious appetite. He can (and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/09/cookie-monster/

Little Friend.

LA-based artist Mike Kelley, one of the most influential contemporary artists today has collaborated with Perks and Mini and Medicom Toys from Japan to create this soft, cuddly and strangely insecure talking crea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/09/little-friend/

Perfect for Valentine's Day

This is the perfect pair for Valentine's Day [wiki] . As seen on Sold Out ....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/09/perfect-for-valentines-day/

The Pizza Thrower.

The TMNT portable pizza thrower toy has 'an adjustable aim and motorized pizza throwing action'. Listen to what Shredder says in the commercial. Click Play or go to Link [YouTube] ....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/09/the-pizza-thrower/

The Wonka Coat.

Dreams do come true. You can finally get that Willy Wonka coat you've been dreaming about. Yes, that's right! The coat comes in three sizes (S, M, L) and if you're not sure which size you should get click here ....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/09/the-wonka-coat/

Update: Soldier's Suit for Sale on eBay

A few weeks ago, Neatorama reported on Troy Hurtubise's full body armor, dubbed "The Trojan". Now Troy has decided to sell his combat ready suit and shield, with resale rights, on eBay to the highest bidder...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/09/update-soldiers-suit-for-sale-on-ebay/

Quantum Computer may Debut Next Week

Techworld is reporting that D-Wave, a heavily funded Canadian company, plans to debut a "quantum computer" next week. This computing device "can carry out 64,000 calculations simultaneously (in parallel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/09/quantum-computer-may-debut-next-week/
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