Archive for October 26th, 2008

Luddites and the Original Rage Against the Machine

The following is reprinted from Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again Hate all that newfangled technology? Someone may just call you a Luddite. The origin of the term dates back to the dawn of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/26/luddites-and-the-original-rage-against-the-machine/

WebEcoist's Compilation of Natural Wonders and Epic Disasters

For being such a young blog, WebEcoist (the sister blog of WebUrbanist blog) certainly has a lot of neat articles.Here's a blog post round-up of amazing natural wonders and epic disasters around the world, showi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/26/webecoists-compilation-of-natural-wonders-and-epic-disasters/

How Shopping Cart Wheels Get So Wobbly

Ever wonder how shopping cart wheels always get so wobbly? It's not through harsh everyday use - nay, that's too inefficient! Here's how all those carts get damaged: Link [embedded Liveleak video]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/26/how-shopping-cart-wheels-get-so-wobbly/

Why You Shouldn't Ride a Motorcycle

Growing up, my father lovingly gave my brother and I three commandments that we absolutely, positively must not break: 1) no drugs 2) no religious cults and 3) no motorcycles.Why no motorcycle? The way he put it: If you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/26/why-you-shouldnt-ride-a-motorcycle/

Nerf Blaster Mod

Got mod skills? Check out what this talented Japanese toy-modder did to a Nerf N-Strike Maverick gun with a little paint: Link (in Japanese) - via Super Punch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/26/nerf-blaster-mod/

Little Henry Desktop Vacuum

Got breadcrumbs on your keyboard? Don't whip out the large vacuum cleaner for a small job - just use this cute lil' dude: Henry Desktop Vacuum Cleaner.Plus, look at its cute hat and eyes. Who can resist the cute anthromo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/26/little-henry-desktop-vacuum/

Filming on a Shoestring Budget: 25 Indie Films Made With Under $1 Million

Always Watching blog has a neat article about 25 independent films made on budgets less than $1 million (it's shocking that $1 million is considered cheap in moviemaking, but there it is).Take, for example, El Mariachi:*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/26/filming-on-a-shoestring-budget-25-indie-films-made-with-under-1-million/

The Outbreak -- An Interactive Zombie Movie

(YouTube Link) Here's the trailer for Chris Lund's online film The Outbreak, in which you, the viewer, select how the main character responds to different choices. It's sort of like a Choose Your Own A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/26/the-outbreak-an-interactive-zombie-movie/

The Red Ring of Death Halloween Pumpkin

Photo: penner42 [Flickr]Now here's a truly scary Halloween pumpkin - at least for all you geeky Xbox 360 gamers anyhow. Behold the Red Ring of Death pumpkin, made by Alan Penner of Geek and Proud blog! Notice the winking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/26/the-red-ring-of-death-halloween-pumpkin/

Kickit! Shoerack

Now this is the perfect shoe rack for people who like to kick off their footwear (like me!): the Kickit shoe rack/bench by Matthias Furch and Kai Ertel. The shoes that you fling off your feet will be caught by giant bris...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/26/kickit-shoerack/

Almost Transformers

From Australian comedians Merrick Watts and Tim Rosso of The Merrick & Rosso Show, here is "Almost Transformers," a skit where they imagine what the Transformers would be like if they were househol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/26/almost-transformers/

Death and Taxes 2009

Almost every year since 2004, artist Jess Bachman creates a visual guide to the United States federal budget called Death & Taxes (featured here on Neatorama before). The updated 2009 guide is out, and it's available...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/26/death-and-taxes-2009/

Mr. Wilson Holds Your Towel and Watches You While You Shower

From the aptly named Loony Design, here's a clever use of an old tennis ball: to hold your towel (and watch you in a creepy way) while you're taking a shower! Link - via OhGizmo!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/26/mr-wilson-holds-your-towel-and-watches-you-while-you-shower/

Wazzup, Eight Years Later

(YouTube link) From 60Frames, a remake of the "wazzup" ads from eight years ago, featuring a reunion of the original cast. Can you remember what product the original series was advertising? -via Boing Boing -T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/26/wazzup-eight-years-later/
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