Archive for August 7th, 2008

Twins Playing in a Sprinkler

(YouTube link) Twin moose, that is, with their mama keeping a close eye! -Thanks, Heather! ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/07/twins-playing-in-a-sprinkler/

Truly Atrosious Spelling

Since people don't spell very well, shouldn't we just give up and accept variant spelling? "Instead of complaining about the state of the education system as we correct the same mistakes year after year, I've got a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/07/truly-atrosious-spelling/

9/11 Conspiracy Theories

How many times has someone tried to convince you that the attacks on 9/11 were an inside job, a government plot, or caused by someone other than the hijackers? Besides the conspiracy theorists, there are those folks who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/07/911-conspiracy-theories/

The Office/Bathroom Prank

When his co-worker went on vacation, Neatorama reader Howard and his co-workers turned his office into ... a bathroom! Here's the prank in all its YouTube-goodness: Link - Thanks Howard!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/07/the-officebathroom-prank/

Sneeze Magazine: A magazine-newspaper-poster- eco-global-printed-MEGA-hybrid.

"Skateboarding is and will always be king. Hard news is king. As Stussy once said knowledge is key. Or as Supreme says knowledge reigns supreme. Or more importantly as KRS-ONE states Knowledge Reigns Supreme. It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/07/a-magazine-newspaper-poster-eco-global-printed-mega-hybrid/

Legendary "Hey, It's That Guy!" Actor Stephen Tobolowsky Reviews "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor"

On Monday night, I had the privilege of speaking with actor Stephen Tobolowsky, who has appeared in over 150 TV shows and films. He is one of those ultra-hard-working character actors who most viewers don't know by name,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/07/legendary-hey-its-that-guy-actor-stephen-tobolowsky-reviews-the-mummy-tomb-of-the-dragon-emperor/

Dogs Can Catch Yawns, Too

Taking a break from weighty stuff like finding a cure for cancer and the like, scientists have discovered that dogs, jus tlike humans, find yawns contagious:A team from Birkbeck College at the University of London wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/07/dogs-can-catch-yawns-too/

Crop Circle Pizza Ad

Yep - that's a giant crop-circle ad for Papa John's Pizza (whole wheat crust pizza ad in a field of wheat? My, what a metonymy! Wait, or is it metaphor?). Anyways, here's The Fire Wire blog has the story:Look, itR...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/07/crop-circle-pizza-ad/

Regator: an Easy Peasy Blog Aggregation Website

Blog aggregation is a crowded field - but Regator, a new website that features the best bits of the Internet, hand-picked and organized into nearly 500 categories, is pretty neat (fast and easy to use).Why, Neatorama mad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/07/regator-an-easy-peasy-blog-aggregation-website/

The Sh-t Box

When you gotta go, you gotta go - but what if you have to poop in the middle of nowhere and you forgot your Bumper Dumper? Well, fret not with this lightweight portable cardboard toilet, aptly named the Sh-t Box, made by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/07/the-sh-t-box/

Got a Dead Dog? Clone It!

When it came to her dog, death didn't stop Bernann McKinney. When Bernann McKinney's pit bull Booger - who saved her life when she was attacked by another dog - died two years ago, the California woman decided to clone t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/07/got-a-dead-dog-clone-it/

Silent Shadow of the Bat-Man

(YouTube link) A 12 minute short depicting the origin of "The Bat-Man" and introducing his amazing skills and abilities... Bob Kane and Bill Finger drew on a lot of silent films to create Batman, and I've always w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/07/silent-shadow-of-the-bat-man/

A Timeline of Internet Memes

If you've ever wondered how old your favorite internet sensation is, or more importantly, how it got started, here's a fun interactive timeline deigned by BK Gupta. Zoom in with the + flags at the bottom to expand the ti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/07/a-timeline-of-internet-memes/

Rooftop Refuges

Far above the madding crowd, those who can afford it have private green space to get away from it all. Flickr user jwilly has a set of photos featuring rich people's rooftops in New York City. Link -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/07/rooftop-refuges/

Film Guide Catalogues Movies From a Parallel Universe

Have IMDB and Wikipedia become too mundane and realistic for you? Then look no further than the Parallel Universe Film Guide, a hilarious, Wikipedia-like catalogue of fictional films. From the site's front page: T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/07/film-guide-catalogues-movies-from-a-parallel-universe/

What is it? Game 72

Today's collaboration with What is it? blog brings us this strange gadget - can you tell us what it is for?First person who guessed right will win a free Neatorama T-shirt of their choosing - if no one g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/07/what-is-it-game-72/

State of the Blog: Neatorama in July 2008

Hello, Neatoramans! I'd like to take a minute and update you on the status of the blog. A lot of things happened on the blog in July 2008 - and that was with me gone on a trip for about a week (betc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/07/state-of-the-blog-neatorama-in-july-2008/

Origins of Familiar Phrases

The following is reprinted from The Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.  FLY OFF THE HANDLE Meaning: Get very angry, very quic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/07/origins-of-familiar-phrases/
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