Archive for July 6th, 2008

The Simpsons Cutouts Congratulate High School Grad

Photo: brantastic [Flickr]Somewhere in Nova Scotia, in the front lawn of a nondescript house are these cutouts of characters from The Simpsons congratulating a family member's graduation. Flickr user brantastic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/06/the-simpsons-cutouts-congratulate-high-school-grad/

Baby vs. Cobra

Ah, India ... the land that brought us Bollywood also brought us this strange and disturbing video clip. Watch as a baby wrestles with a cobra (a cobra!) that either has been defanged or whose mouthseem to have been sewn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/06/baby-vs-cobra/

Techno Chicken

(YouTube link) This is just silly, but it made me smile. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/06/techno-chicken/

Send Your Name to the Moon

Psst! Wanna send your name to the moon? NASA is setting up a website where you can enter your name, which will then be entered in a database on a microchip that will be integrated onto the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/06/send-your-name-to-the-moon/

Reflexology World Record

Photo: huaxia.comMy, that's a lot of foot massages! Taiwan has set a new Guinness World Record for having the "most people receiving foot massage (reflexology) simultaneously": 1008 reflexologists and 1008 tour...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/06/reflexology-world-record/

Recreation of the Film Set of Stanley Kubric's The Shining

This is quite neat: Channel 4 in the UK has recreated the set of Stanley Kubrick's horror film The Shining - complete with crew and cast-member look-a-likes - for a TV ad:Viewers get Kubrick's point of view as he wal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/06/recreation-of-the-film-set-of-stanley-kubrics-the-shining/

Mona Lisa Graffiti

Photo: 2cauldrons [Flickr]Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is so iconic that her smiling face has even shown up on graffiti. WebUrbanist has a neat post about 8 such unauthorized appearances by La Gioconda in the streets al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/06/mona-lisa-graffiti/

Jack White's poem about his beloved Detroit

[Creative Commons licensed photo of Michigan Central Station (abandoned) in Detroit by Flickr user Matt Callow.] Jack White of the White Stripes hurt some feelings back home when he moved from Detroit to Nashville in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/06/jack-whites-poem-about-his-beloved-detroit/

The Nietzsche Family Circus

He who is punished is never he who performed the deed. He is always the scapegoat. The Nietzsche Family Circus is a randomized combination of Friedrich Nietzsche quotations and Family Circus cartoons...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/06/the-nietzsche-family-circus/

Couch Went Lawn Chair Ballooning

Just because earlier attempts of lawnchair ballooning went so well (the first one by Larry Walters, ended up with an arrest, fame, lost of fame, and then suicide; the second one by Brazilian priest Adelir Antonio de Carl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/06/couch-went-lawn-chair-ballooning/

Found: Video of Conan O'Brien's Harvard Class of 2000 Commencement Speech

We've posted about Harry Potter's author J.K. Rowling's commencement speech to Harvard grads before on Neatorama - this time it's Conan O'Brien's turn.Here's a clip and transcript to Conan's commencement address for Harv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/06/found-video-of-conan-obriens-harvard-class-of-2000-commencement-speech/

Chronotopic Anamorphosis

André Mintz of the Marginalia Project explains what "Chronotopic Anamorphosis" is all about: The image is digitally manipulated by fragmenting it into horizontal lines and then combining lines from different...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/06/chronotopic-anamorphosis/
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