Archive for August 8th, 2008

Creepy Bag Monster

[YouTube - Link] Here's something you certainly don't want to run into at night near the subway. A creepy bag monster thrashing and "dancing" (and I use that loosely) on top of a subway grate. Imagine what it woul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/08/creepy-bag-monster/

Domain Name Ambigrams

We had a few posts on ambigrams before on Neatorama (I love that stuff!) , but never this: Erik R. of the aptly-named Erik's blog was thinking of domain names that look the same when rotated 180° and came up with a c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/08/domain-name-ambigrams/

Persistence, as Illustrated by a Dog

Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via La Esperanza sigue en los ProlesP E R S I S T E N C EIf at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit when the fat guyrecording your attempts la...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/08/persistence-as-illustrated-by-a-dog/

Can You Guess the Movie from One Letter of Its Poster?

Can you guess the titles of these movies just by one letter from their movie poster fonts? Here's a neat little quiz from Empire: Link - via Interesting Pile...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/08/can-you-guess-the-movie-from-one-letter-of-its-poster/

The Loudness War: Why Your CD's Sound Quality Sucks

I stopped buying CDs because, besides them being outrageously expensive, I found they sounded flatter than ever - I thought it was my hearing (which may still be) but it turns out there's an alternative explanation.If yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/08/the-loudness-war-why-your-cds-sound-quality-sucks/

Should You Skimp or Splurge: a Case of Quality Vs. Quantity

There's a big difference of how most people today shop as compared to their parents (or grandparents) - and that difference is quality vs. quantity.In this interesting article for MSN Money, Emma Johnson takes a look at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/08/should-you-skimp-or-splurge-a-case-of-quality-vs-quantity/

Why Materialism Makes You Unhappy

In the same vein as the post above, U.S. News and World Report's Alpha Consumer blog by Kimberly Palmer has an intriguing interview with Tim Kasser, author of The High Price of Materialism about how owning thing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/08/why-materialism-makes-you-unhappy/

Hairless Mice

Flickr user 2roxfox breeds hairless mice. Mice that carry the trait are born with hair, but begin to lose it at about two weeks of age. Within a week, they are completely bald! See a photo set of her latest litter of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/08/hairless-mice/

Olympic Food

This post is not about what the athletes eat while training, nor is it about food in the Olympic Village. It's not even about sponsored items. This is a guide to the most decadent and delicious carb-loading snacks you mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/08/olympic-food/

Goths: Then and Now

After I chuckled heartily at Dan Piraro's depiction of the Fairy Gothmother in his awesome comic strip Bizarro, I wondered how goth today differs from the goths of yore. After a little research...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/08/goths-then-and-now/

4 Fruity Spokespeople

The California RaisinsWho They Are: The Marvin Gaye-crooning, raising-selling, 1980s-defining claymation rock band that became the ultimate in fad-driven ad icons. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/08/4-fruity-spokespeople/

Pacman Sugar Cookies

Aren't they adorable? Jocelyn at Snack or Die has instructions for making your own Pacman Sugar cookies. Link -via Unique Daily...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/08/pacman-sugar-cookies/

The 50 Most Famous Cars

Ride Lust has a rundown of famous cars from movies and television, in no particular order. Take a look and see if your favorite is there. Link -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/08/the-50-most-famous-cars/

Lightning in Slow Motion

(YouTube link) This bolt of lightning was shot in high speed video, then slowed way down for your entertainment. -via reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/08/lightning-in-slow-motion/

Global Warming Rug

The "Global Warming" rug, created by the Barcelona-based rug company Nanimaquina and the Mexican design collective NEL, can be seen at this year's "International Furniture Festival" in Valencia, Spain (23-27 Septembe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/08/global-warming-rug/

ROFLCon: Exploring Internet Culture

The organizers of ROFLCon, the awesome conference on internet culture that took place at MIT last April, have been busy planning a series of smaller summer events around the US. On Friday, August...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/08/roflcon-exploring-internet-culture/






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