Archive for June 20th, 2007

Father's Day Card: What Us Fathers Feel Like.

Last Sunday was my first Father's Day, and my wife gave me this card (a Hallmark, btw), which I think captured the spirit of fatherhood (or at least what us fathers feel all the time!)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/20/fathers-day-card-got-fatherhood-spot-on/

Dr. MegaVolt.

In our previous Dalek Cage post, Neatorama reader Jeff commented about Dr. MegaVolt, a character invented and played by physicist Dr. Austin Richards in "a performance pitting Man against Electricity" since 199...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/20/dr-megavolt/

Canvas Tote Printed Like "Thank You" Shopping Bag.

Remember the post about leather bag made to look like the ubiquitous plastic shopping bag? Here's a saner (and more environmentally-conscious, not to mention animal-friendly) variety: Robin Hendrickson made canvas tote b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/20/canvas-tote-printed-like-thank-you-shopping-bag/

Retro CD Player

Retro lovers: check out this cool "old school" CD player phonograph created by Yong Jieyu (yes, it actually plays the CD!) ... Link - via Akihabaranews...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/20/retro-cd-player/

SeaPhantom

You're looking at a 5-passenger prototype SeaPhantom ground-effect boat, by David Borman. The prototype uses only a small outboard motor to reach 70 mph (a larger motor can get it up to 100+ mph).Here's the SeaPhantom in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/20/seaphantom/

Keep Calm and Carry On T-Shirt.

We posted about the World War II Keep Calm and Carry On Poster in the UKAn enterprising guy has now put it on a T-shirt - but you'll probably get into trouble wearing this in the US for making a political statement!Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/20/keep-calm-and-carry-on-t-shirt/

Couple Named Baby Georgebush.

Doris and Daniel Neeway had a gosh-darn cute baby last May, and they named him .... Georgebush Neeway! No, not George Bush Neeway. Georgebush is his first name.Link - Thanks Bobomojo!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/20/couple-named-baby-georgebush-no-not-george-bush-georgebush/

SnitchCam: Catching Distance Learning Cheaters.

What's to prevent a student taking online courses from cheating? Nothing much, apparently, until this gizmo hits the market:This fall, Troy University in Alabama will begin rolling out the new camera technology for m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/20/snitchcam-catching-distance-learning-cheaters/

Peugeot's H2O Stylish Fire Fighting Car.

Quite a few years ago, Peugeot created a concept car called H2O, a stylish electric car that functions as a fire fighting vehicle (complete with a water tank and ladder!)Link - via deputy dog's Top 9 Emergency Service Ve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/20/peugeots-h2o-stylish-fire-fighting-car/

No Exit: Gangsta Mouse.

For more of Andy Singer's comics, check out: No Exit....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/20/no-exit-gangsta-mouse/

Anamorphic Cup and Saucer.

Lazybones sells teacups, coffee cups, and "your own logo" cups in classic anamorphic style. The image on the saucer is distorted, and the cup reflects a corrected image:[Anamorphic] refers to a distorted im...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/20/anamorphic-cup-and-saucer/

Ma Jun's Ceramic TVs and Boomboxes.

Here's something fantastic from Chinese artist Ma Jun: ceramic TVs and boomboxes! See more of Ma's artwork here: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/20/ma-juns-ceramic-tvs-and-boomboxes/

Essence of Crocodile Soup: It's Crocolicious!

Chicken stock is for wusses - real chefs use "Crocbest," the essence of crocodile in their soups: A Thai cook shows a can of essence of crocodile soup at the Samutprakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo in the outsk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/20/essence-of-crocodile-soup-its-crocolicious/

Which Bar Do Soldiers and Computer Scientists Go to Drink?

We've posted about the geeky H-Bar (aw, too good to be true - it was photoshopped, see comment on post), but here's something real for sure: Fubar in Leicester, UK:And another Fubar in New York City:What's fubar? It's, u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/20/which-bar-do-soldiers-and-computer-scientists-go-to-drink/

Jacob Dahlgreen's Bathroom Scale Mat.

Here's something useful, created by artist Jacob Dahlgren: bathroom scales / mat combo, so you can be dismayed by both the dirt you're tracking with your shoes and how much you weigh! http://www.jacobdahlgren.c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/20/jacob-dahlgreens-bathroom-scale-mat/

Dalek Cage.

You're looking at a one-person Faraday cage, called the Dalek Cage, that allows a person to get close and personal to, oh, like tens of thousands of volts. It is constructed from fencing wire and a hanging basket pl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/20/dalek-cage/




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