Archive for August 26th, 2008

"Lesbian" Shirt Got Woman Kicked Out of Federal Building

Don't ask, don't tell - and certainly don't put it on your shirt. Here's the story of how Lapriss Gilbert was forced to leave a Social Security office because she was wearing a "Lesbian.com" shirt:As she he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/26/lesbian-shirt-got-woman-kicked-out-of-federal-building/

Crude Oil Dependency by James Laughton

In his photo series Crude Oil Dependency (2007), English Photographer James Laughton likened our oil habit as if it were a drug that both saves our lives and destroy them at the same time:A very clinical loo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/26/crude-oil-dependency-by-james-laughton/

Happy Toilet Paper Day!

Illustrations: American Greetings Hey whaddayaknow - today is Toilet Paper Day! So. Happy TP Day, I guess! If you want to send an e-card, here it is: Link - Thanks Pam!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/26/happy-toilet-paper-day/

Baked Laptop: Why Storing Valuables in the Oven is a Bad Idea

Photo: jimray [Flickr]Apparently some people store their valuables inside the oven for safekeeping when they're away. The downside of this method is that sometimes they forgot all about 'em ...Here's the story from Flick...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/26/baked-laptop-why-storing-valuables-in-the-oven-is-a-bad-idea/

Test Pattern TV Cozy

Etsy seller Sally England Design made this awesome flat-panel TV cozy that looks like television test-pattern!This is a really fun way to cover up your television when you are not watching it. Sometimes they say that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/26/test-pattern-tv-cozy/

Sheriff Sentences Self to Jail to Find Out How It Feels Like

What does it feel like to be in jail? Sheriff Mark Curran wanted to find out, so he sentenced himself to a week in lock-up!"People who have never been in jail," he says wryly, "don't know what it's lik...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/26/sheriff-sentences-self-to-jail-to-find-out-how-it-feels-like/

Cars of Futures Past

Photo: Casey Cramer / Wired.comWired has a neat gallery of cars of futures past that never made it into production. This one above is the 1956 Buick Centurion, a concept car by General Motors that came complete with a bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/26/cars-of-futures-past/

Forget Global Warming, the Ice Age is Coming!

With all the attention to global warming, are we actually preparing for the right doomsday scenario? Perhaps not, according to physicist Phil Chapman, who thinks that another Ice Age is coming:The reason this matters...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/26/forget-global-warming-the-ice-age-is-coming/

"Magnetic" Cows Sense Earth's Magnetic Lines

Here's something that man, in thousands of years of farming and animal husbandry, has never noticed before - but thanks to Google Earth - now know: cows tend to face in the north-south direction of the Earth's magnetic l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/26/magnetic-cows-sense-earths-magnetic-lines/

Why is the US Drinking Age 21 in the First Place?

To lower the pressure for binge-drinking, presidents of some of the largest colleges and universities in the United States have been advocating that the national drinking age of 21 be lowered (see our previous post).But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/26/why-is-the-us-drinking-age-21-in-the-first-place/

Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Cake

This awesome cake of Han Solo frozen in Carbonite is made by Michele of Confectionary Delights: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/26/han-solo-frozen-in-carbonite-cake/

"Bulb Shade" Makes CFL Beautiful

Compact fluorescent light bulbs (or CFLs) may be more energy efficient, but to many people (including yours truly) they're butt ugly. And they give off a harsh glow.Well, no more. Sustainability Action Group members Mich...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/26/bulb-shade-makes-cfl-beautiful/

Cubeecraft: Cute DIY Toy You Print, Cut and Fold!

Cubeecrafts are cute paper toys that you can print, cut, and fold yourself (or better yet, with your kids). Best thing about them is that they're free! Link - Thanks Henry Myers!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/26/cubeecraft-cute-diy-toy-you-print-cut-and-fold/

New Tokyoflash Watch: Rogue

Our pal Tokyoflash has come up with another gorgeous design: the Rogue watch. It's bright enough that you'll get noticed, but subtle enough to keep you looking cool.I won't pretend to understand how to read this watch -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/26/new-tokyoflash-watch-rogue/

Historic Firehouse Crumbled When Moved

Remember the collapsing monument we posted before on Neatorama? Well, long-time Neatorama reader MoonCake sent us this video clip of a historic firehouse that crumbled when they tried to move it: http://www.whiotv.com/vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/26/historic-firehouse-crumbled-when-moved/

Movie Family Paintings

Kirk Demarais from Arkansas has created a series of lovely paintings of notable movie families as his contribution to this year's Crazy 4 Cult art show. Link - via kottkepaintings...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/26/movie-family-paintings/




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