Archive for November 7th, 2008

The White House Butler

Eugene Allen served eight presidents over three decades as White House Butler. He shared a birthday with Gerald Ford, was personally invited to Jack Kennedy's funeral, and sat at a state dinner with the Reagans. H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/07/the-white-house-butler/

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) Top 10 Stupid Things Americans Ask Brits British comedian Ricky Gervais wrote a Top 10 list of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/07/videosift-clips-of-the-week-11/

Early Star Wars Storyboards

The "Early Star Wars Storyboards" photo set over at Flickr contains storyboards from the first movie, which was named The Star Wars when these sketches were made. http://www.flickr.com/photos/heilemann/se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/07/early-star-wars-storyboards/

Pulp Muppets

Pulp Muppets - a Pulp Fiction mash up trailer with Jim Henson's Muppets puppets. Link [YouTube] - via Stuart Witts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/07/pulp-muppets/

Flat Bulb - A Bright Idea

Korean designer Kim Joonhuyn has come up with the "Flat Bulb" - a slim light bulb that is 33% smaller than a standard bulb, reducing the cost of packaging and transportation. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/07/flat-bulb-a-bright-idea/

Rare Baby Hippo

Monifa is the new baby pygmy hippopotamus at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. The endangered species arrived three weeks ago in a difficult breech birth. Monifa was unable to stand or feed herself, and has been nurs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/07/rare-baby-hippo/

Photoshop?

A photograph of North Korean leader Kim Il Jong was released Wednesday to dispel rumors that he is ill or dead. The UK's Times newspaper and the BBC cried "Photoshop!" In the photo, the shadow cast by Mr Kim's ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/07/photoshop/

The Chestnut Tree

(YouTube link) A film about a girl revisiting her memories of her childhood spent with her mother. Hand drawn animation set to piano music by Chopin. A film by Hyun-min Lee. After you watch this, you might...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/07/the-chestnut-tree/

Major Output

This could be fun! Major Output is a pixel drawing and sharing site. Use the drawing application to make your own little pixel picture and upload it to share. Or look through the drawings for one to use on your site. C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/07/major-output/

Stick Inducted into Toy Hall of Fame

An article from The Onion or a protest about the economy? Neither. The National Toy Hall of Fame has chosen the stick as an inductee. The lowly stick, a universal plaything powered by a child's imagination, has land...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/07/stick-inducted-into-toy-hall-of-fame/

How I Made a Bender

Marty made this Bender costume and won the Boston Pizza Halloween Costume contest with it. Then he posted the story of how he did it. Link -Thanks, Marty!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/07/how-i-made-a-bender/

"Machine" poster design contest

Don't Panic hosts poster design contests where the winning entry is printed and revenue is shared with the artist. The current contest is called "Machine." You can see all of the entries here, including the one you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/07/machine-poster-design-contest/
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