Archive for August 1st, 2008

Girl with a Pearl Earring, Drawn with Lisa Simpson

Neatorama reader David Nakamura saw our post of the pop culture Mona Leia painting and sent us a photo of this drawing made by his art school friend: a rendering of Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring with Lisa Simpson!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/01/girl-with-a-pearl-earring-drawn-with-lisa-simpsons/

Neatorama: Oh My God, It's Full of Tables!

Smashing Magazine, the uber-web design blog on the blogosphere, did a really nice study of the 50 most popular blogs (as ranked by Technorati) in terms of their design, information architecture, functionality, and so on....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/01/neatorama-oh-my-god-its-full-of-tables/

Rock 'n' Roll Cheese Has Van Halen's Lyrics on Label

When Advertising Age employee Matt Kinsey went shopping in New York, he ran across this curiously labeled "rock 'n' roll" assorted cheese: it has Van Halen's "Aint Talkin' 'Bout Love" on the label!Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/01/rock-n-roll-cheese-has-van-halens-lyrics-on-label/

Goats on the Roof

Neatorama reader Bruno and friends went camping at Lake Rabun, Georgia, and ran across this charming little country souvenir store/grocery called "Goats on the Roof." As you can guess, the store got its name fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/01/goats-on-the-roof/

Really, Really Fat Dogs

When their owners handed over two fox terriers named Bert and Ernie because they could no longer care for them, the SPCA was astonished to see the fat dogs: Bert (pictured above) weighed 32 kg (71 lb) and Ernie weighed 4...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/01/really-really-fat-dogs/

Breakfast Hot Dog Wrapped in Bacon Goodness

Hot dogs aren't health food - in fact, most of them will slowly kill you with their high levels of fat and other yummy yet deadly ingredients. But some dogs will kill you faster than others.Al Dente blog has a run down o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/01/breakfast-hot-dog-wrapped-in-bacon-goodness/

World's Largest Cup of Coffee: 952 Gallons of Java!

Now that is a large cup of coffee! Vinacafe Bien Hoa, Vietnam's largest coffee producer, has just been awarded a new Guinness World Record for the largest coffee cup:The stainless steel structure was constru...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/01/worlds-largest-cup-of-coffee-952-gallons-of-java/

DJ Turntable Cake by Ashley Holt

Yup, that CD on top spins!Neatorama reader Ashley Holt made this giant turntable cake for a farewell party for her friend Preston Craig, DJ and founder of the Decatur Social Club (A great accomplishment, considering that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/01/dj-turntable-cake-by-ashley-holt/

How Do You Do?

Photo: Ian NicholsA team of National Geographic photographers went to the Bioko Island in Equitorial Guinea for two weeks to record the island's diverse (and threatened) wildlife. Along the way, they encountered this fri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/01/how-do-you-do/

Inside the Minds of Internet Trolls

The New York Times has a very interesting article by Mattathias Schwartz about Internet trolls: what they've done and what made 'em tick:“Lulz” is how trolls keep score. A corruption of “LOL”...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/01/inside-the-minds-of-internet-trolls/

The Raven

(YouTube link) Edgar Allen Poe animated by Jim Clark. See other poets at his poetryanimations YouTube channel. Link -via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/01/the-raven/

Michelangelo in Cross Stitch

Joanna Lopianowski-Roberts recreated Michelangelo's painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in cross-stitch! Ten years of labor are now committed to a 40x80 cloth containing over 600,000 stitches. The results, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/01/michelangelo-in-cross-stitch/

Presto

The new cartoon short from Pixar is about a hungry bunny and the revenge he takes on a stingy magician. Presto can be seen in high definition at Gamaniak. Link -via Andy's Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/01/presto/

Kaiser

Debbie Herot arrived at the veterinary clinic she managed last week to find a dog and a note on the doorstep. "Dear Drs., please forgive me for this horrible transgression. I have no where else to turn so I ask you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/01/kaiser/

Despots to Dangerous Authors: Jail Is Mightier Than the Pen

Writers agree that pens are mightier than swords. And apparently, tyrants and despots agree that jails are mightier than pens. The following are a few of the writers, poets, and playwrights who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/01/despots-to-dangerous-authors-jail-is-mightier-than-the-pen/

Bizarro: Roman Chariot Bumper Sticker

It's Friday and so it's time for our weekly Bizarro feature - for those who are going to college soon, congrats! (And to their parents, our sympathies). And yes, it should've been Roma, but why be picky?For more Bizarro,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/01/bizarro-roman-chariot-bumper-sticker/
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