Archive for May 8th, 2008

Is $120 Oil Actually Good For Us?

Sure the price of gas is hurting a lot of us right now, but there are some that say $120 oil is actually good for consumers in the long run:"Nobody at Goldman Sachs wants to see a fuel truck pull up and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/08/is-120-oil-actually-good-for-us/

NY Times Crossword Drawings by Emily Jo Cureton

Emily Jo Cureton has a fantastic blog featuring her NY Times Crossword Drawings. These are illustrations inspired by the daily New York Times crossword puzzle, where she cleverly incorporates two or more answers from the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/08/ny-times-crossword-drawings-by-emily-jo-cureton/

Suffering From P.D. (Projectile Dysfunction)?

Attention gamers: do you have a hard time firing? Perhaps you're suffering from a medical condition called P.D. (Projectile Dysfunction). But worry not, there is a cure: Stroyent (humanifil killemal).Here's the viral ad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/08/suffering-from-pd-projectile-dysfunction/

Quote: Oscar Wilde on Cynics

"The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing." - Oscar Wilde, author and playwright...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/08/quote-oscar-wilde-on-cynics/

Flower Girls by Elsita

Artist Elsa "Elsita" Mora created these fantastic (and cute to boot!) sculptures out of bits and pieces of flowers and leaves, called "Flower Girls."Check out many more examples at her blog: Link -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/08/flower-girls-by-elsita/

American Burger Drink Coaster

UK online retailer drinkstuff.com has this clever drink coaster set shaped like an "American burger" (I suppose us Yanks just call it "burger"). The buns, tomato, meat patty, cheese, and lettuce all f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/08/american-burger-drink-coaster/

Baby Face Tile

This creepy (but kind of neat - in a creepy way) baby face tile is made from clay by Sue Kniffin Davidson. You can check out her other "baby" ceramic sculptures (don't miss the baby face planter) at her Etsy sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/08/baby-face-tile/

Le Train de Nulle Part, A Novel Written Without Verbs

Le Train de Nulle Part (The Train From Nowhere) is a 233-page French novel written by Michel Thaler. It is written without a single verb.Sample (from Wikipedia):Quelle aubaine ! Une place de libre, ou presqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/08/le-train-de-nulle-part-a-novel-written-without-verbs/

Part 2 -or Not!

The Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss tests your knowledge of movie sequels. There are 12 sequels, but only six of them are real. Can you decide which one are the fakes? I only scored 50% on this one, well below the avera...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/08/part-2-or-not/

What Is It? Game 61

Yay! It's time for this week's collaboration with What is it? Blog: can you guess what this strange spiky tool is for?Place your guess in the comment section. Please post no URL (let others play). You're playing for fun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/08/what-is-it-game-61/

Ancient Theaters

ProTraveller looks at 17 theaters and auditoriums that survive from ancient times. It's hard to believe that some of these theatres are close to 3,000 years old, and it's amazing that they're even still standing....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/08/ancient-theaters/

Planet Earth

(YouTube link) Take a three minute break and enjoy some scenes from planet Earth. Music by composer Jo Blankenburg. -via Viral Video Chart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/08/planet-earth-2/

Can I Park Here?

This sign confuses me. Does it confuse you? Submitted to ilovebacon.com. http://www.ilovebacon.com/050808/h.shtml -via Geek Like Me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/08/can-i-park-here/

The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master

Esquire’s list of things every man should master contains some good advice, and some surprises. 11. Swim three different strokes. Doggie paddle doesn't count. 14. Chop down a tree. Know your escape path. When...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/08/the-75-skills-every-man-should-master/

Mallow Fries

French fries? No, this is candy! The fries are made of marshmallow, and the “ketchup” is strawberry sauce. I don’t think I could handle the cognitive dissonance of trying them out. Link -via Unique Daily...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/08/mallow-fries/




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