Archive for October 19th, 2007

If America's Greatest Presidents Were Members Of The Fantastic Four, They'd Look Like This

Awesome. Pretty please, if you have a Threadless account, follow the link below and give this a high score. I want to buy it. (And you can see more of my Threadless picks here.)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/if-americas-greatest-presidents-were-members-of-the-fantastic-four-theyd-look-like-this/

The Surveillance Society Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Big Brother

While Americans fret and debate about roving wiretaps, the ever-lessening privacy, and DNA records taken by the police, Britain is already there - and they don't seem to mind Big Brother!Here's an article at the LA Times...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/the-surveillance-society-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-big-brother/

Hollyween: Halloween + Hollywood Art

Mark Mauer of LA Weekly wrote to us about a funny, cool art exhibit going on right now: Hollyween: Hollywood vs. Halloween, with artworks inspired by stupid celebrities, and zombies-galore!This one above, titled Hollywoo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/hollyween-halloween-hollywood-art/

DIY Optimus Prime Transformers Halloween Costume

This guy spent 6 weeks and about C$180 to make this awesome Do It Yourself Optimus Prime Transformers Costume out of the stuff you can get from your local hardware store!Here's the build log (in case you want to build on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/diy-optimus-prime-transformers-halloween-costume/

Indiana Jones Home Theater

Two years ago, when homeowners Larry and Colleen Halliday were looking to renovate their home theater, they didn't just go ho-hum. No, sir, they went for Indiana Jones!Enter the 18-by-12-foot theater and you’ll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/indiana-jones-home-theater/

Trivia: It Takes Fewer Muscles to Frown than to Smile

What you know is wrong: it actually takes fewer muscles to frown than to smile.It takes 12 muscles to smile and 11 muscles to frown. Source: The Straight Dope....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/trivia-it-takes-fewer-muscles-to-frown-than-to-smile/

Virgin Mary Art by Soasig Chamaillard

French artist Soasig Chamaillard created her artwork on the religious iconography of Virgin Mary. She said that she did it not to shock the public, but to delight them instead. Link - via Miniature Brainwave...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/virgin-mary-art-by-soasig-chamaillard/

Halloween Pet Costumes

It must be Halloween season ... Say No to Crack has its pick of the Top 10 Pet Costumes, which includes selections for both dogs and cats.The picture on the left is actually not a costume - it's actually not even a true...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/halloween-pet-costumes/

Let's Go Shopping in an Asian Supermarket!

Jeff Houck of Side Salad blog and Jaden Hair of Jaden's Steamy Kitchen blog went shopping in an Asian supermarket, and documented the wide variety of weird stuff for sale there.You know, things like sliced pork uterus, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/lets-go-shopping-in-an-asian-supermarket/

Guy Fawkes Mask from V for Vendetta

Origami enthusiast and MIT student Brian Chan folded this Guy Fawkes mask from the movie V for Vendetta (2005) - too bad he didn't post the crease pattern: http://chosetec.darkclan.net/origami/vendetta/ - via Super Punch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/guy-fawkes-mask-from-v-for-vendetta/

Tower of Bananas

Behold the tower of bananas and marvel at just how awesome that orangutan must have felt! Found at onelargeprawn....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/tower-of-bananas/

Quote: H. Jackson Brown, Jr. on Talent

"Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr., author of Life'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/quote-h-jackson-brown-jr-on-talent/

Gali the Alligator

Gali the Alligator is an ad for the French crime TV channel 13eme Rue featuring cute, singing animal puppets and a big lumbering alligator. Oh, just to warn you, the first line of the song goes: "Gali the Alligator...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/gali-the-alligator/

FreeRice

It's a vocabulary test. For every word you get right, FreeRice donates 10 grains of rice to a hungry persons around the world. The rice is distributed by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). FreeRice a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/freerice/

WWF Paper Towel Dispenser

This World Wildlife Foundation paper towel dispenser gives a graphic reminder of the effect paper use has on the environment. Link -via Dump Trumpet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/wwf-paper-towel-dispenser/

Cubicle Freakout

If you’ve had just about enough office stress this week, this game will help. Maybe. Link -via b3ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/cubicle-freakout/

Remote-Control Rubber Duck

Now you can have your own remote-controlled rubber duck! Uses six AA batteries. Because it’s never too early to teach your kids how to use electronics in the bathtub. Link -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/remote-control-rubber-duck/

Psychedelic cumbias

NPR's Fresh Air had a review of The Roots of Chicha yesterday - you can listen to it here. The selections on the Roots of Chicha anthology are a mix of Colombian cumbias and 60s psychedelic guitar. I enjoyed the segm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/psychedelic-cumbias/

Trivia: Potato Wrestling Competition

Clark, the potato capital of South Dakota, holds potato wrestling competition, where people wrestle each other in a tub of mashed potatoes!The very first Clark Potato Day was held in 1972....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/trivia-potato-wrestling-competition/

Close Shaves in History

THE BIG RED BUTTON OF DOOMThink your job is stressful? Just past midnight on September 26, 1983, a Soviet satellite reported five missiles launched from a Montana base towards the U.S.S.R. In a com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/close-shaves-in-history/

Marine Species from the Celebes Sea Expedition

We've blogged about the new species of marine life discovered in the deep Celebes Sea, the Philippines, before but the post lacked a gallery. Well, here they are: a few of the strange deep sea creatures (and new species)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/marine-species-from-the-celebes-sea-expedition/

Office Collar

Having trouble focusing at the office? Too many distractions? Artist Simone Brewster has the solution: a "horse blinkers" for humans!Office Collar has been designed in response to the open plan, working env...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/office-collar/

VideoSift: Comedians

Yay! It's time for some video clips from VideoSift and today's selection is all about comedians. Enjoy! Bacon JokesHere's stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan talking about ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/videosift-comedians-2/

Is It Christmas?

With all the decorations and gift items in the stores already, you may ask yourself the question, “Is it Christmas yet?” Link -via Reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/is-it-christmas/

Franklin Digital Cooler

The Franklin Digital Cooler is not only a cooler, it’s also a warmer! We have the technology that no one else has. The same technology used by NASA for spacecraft has now been modified for consumer use. Now with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/19/franklin-digital-cooler/






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