Archive for February 8th, 2008

Retro Valentines at Hearts Atwirl

Hearts Atwirl has a very neat collection of vintage valentines from the early to mid 20th century. Some are very cute, some don't make much sense and others are plain old creepy and racially offensive (sign o' the times....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/08/retro-valentines-at-hearts-atwirl/

What Happens if Your Brain is Split in Two?

To reduce the severity of Joe's epileptic seizure, doctors performed a drastic brain surgery: they cut the corpus callosum and severed the connection between his left and right cerebral hemispheres. Here's what happened...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/08/what-happens-if-your-brain-is-split-in-two/

Bizarro: Terror Threat, The Ride

Dan Piraro's comic Bizarro is like reductio ad absurdum put in cartoon format (well, close enough). Do you agree with this panel? Is the Terror Threat Level useful?For more Bizarro, check out Dan's webs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/08/bizarro-terror-threat-the-ride/

Mark Twain on Film

(YouTube link) Silent film footage taken in 1909 by Thomas Edison at Stormfield (CT) at Mark Twain's estate. Twain is shown walkng around his home and playing cards with his daughters Clara and Jean. The flickerin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/08/mark-twain-on-film/

Amelia: Amazing Ballet by La La La Human Steps

Amelia is a 2002 dance film by Edouard Lock - the dance routine is astoudingly fast. It is simply a technical tour de force. The dancers are from Montreal dance company La La La Human Steps, the music is composed of Lou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/08/amelia-amazing-ballet-by-la-la-la-human-steps/

Quote: John Kenneth Galbraith on Assuring Immortality

"If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error." - John Kenneth Galbraith, economist (1908 - 2006)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/08/quote-john-kenneth-galbraith-on-assuring-immortality/

Spin the Black Circle

Gravity does the work in this game, all you have to do is rotate the circle, allowing the ball to fall through the maze. It seems simple, but it’s not easy! Link -via b3ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/08/spin-the-black-circle/

The Hitchcock Portfolio

Deeda Blair has scanned images from Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue, featuring today’s movie stars in roles from Hitchcock films. Jodie Foster makes a wonderful Tippi Hedren. Link -via Metafilter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/08/the-hitchcock-portfolio/

Seating the Orchestra

(YouTube link) This high school concert started off the show with a Three Stooges sketch, but not on purpose. Good to see the student was OK afterward. -via Gorilla Mask...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/08/seating-the-orchestra/

$6 Million Home Theater

Jeremy Kipnis has the ultimate home theater. His Stewart Snowmatte laboratory-grade screen is the biggest I've ever seen in a home, and in the back of the theater, there's a Sony ultra-high-resolution (4,096-by-2,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/08/6-million-home-theater/

Cover the Red Spot

The object of the game is to cover the red spot completely with five of the gray spots. Very difficult. I’ve seen this game in way back in my childhood (not online, of course), but I still don’t know the trick to it....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/08/cover-the-red-spot/

The Naked Campaign

Illustrator Steve Brodner is sketching the candidates in on ongoing series of animations for The New Yorker called The Naked Campaign. There are eleven videos so far. I especially enjoyed Odd Couples, featuring Hillary C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/08/the-naked-campaign/

14 Uses for Orphan Socks

Planetgreen has a list of 14 things you can do with “orphaned” socks, i.e. socks that have no mate. Many of these ideas have links to instructions, such as these puppets from Treehugger. But be warned: if my experien...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/08/14-uses-for-orphan-socks/

The Dark Knight in Lego

(YouTube link) It’s a shot-by-shot Lego recreation of the Dark Knight trailer! Keshen must’ve started working on this the minute it was first shown in theaters. -via Viral Video Chart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/08/the-dark-knight-in-lego/

Hilarious and free sweet and sour Valentine's Day cards

These thumbnails only hint at how charming these cards are. They're available for download here. I'm taking my lady out to lunch at the best pizza place in Los Angeles. Anyone planning something particularly rom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/08/hilarious-and-free-sweet-and-sour-valentines-day-cards/






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