Archive for November 11th, 2008

Genre

Genre (Atom Films link) Another classic by Don Hertzfeldt, in which his 'toons explore different film genres, including some you've never heard of. -Thanks, Katherine! ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/11/genre/

"My Mom Is a Fob" Documents Funny Parental Sayings

As a child of an Asian immigrant, I was acutely aware of the struggles that my parents had to go through to learn the English language. The fact that they stepped off the plane and onto American soil 20 years ago with o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/11/my-mom-is-a-fob-documents-funny-parental-sayings/

Small Kid Firing Up a Big Crowd

A wonderful video clip of a young kid that knows how to get a crowd fired up. We snuck out into the middle of Broad Street to snap a pic in front of City Hall and all the crowds. When Will raised his hands f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/11/small-kid-firing-up-a-big-crowd/

Circumnavigation on a Penny Farthing

After two and a half years, Joff Summerfield has completed his quest to ride around the world on a penny farthing {wiki}. He built the bicycle himself. Mr Summerfield, 40, visited 23 countries in four continents af...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/11/circumnavigation-on-a-penny-farthing/

Ninja Kittens

(YouTube link) The new Australian ad for the Toyota Corolla features two of the internet's favorite subjects: ninjas and kittens! -Thanks, Moeda! ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/11/ninja-kittens/

Cartonlandia

This intricate cardboard sculpture was made by artist Ana Serrano. Cartonlandia even has little cardboard residents! Reuben Miller has an interview with Serrano and close up pictures showing the details. Link -Than...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/11/cartonlandia/

Found Footage is National Treasure

Tony and Albert Fagler of Englewood, Colorado were cleaning out their grandparent's home after their grandmother died in 2000 and found three canisters of 16mm film. They took the film to the local TV station, but it was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/11/found-footage-is-national-treasure/

Stars

(YouTube link) A grandmother dies and goes to heaven, where she discovers a way to keep an eye on her family. Animation by Maya Weksler, music by Assaf Rinde. -Thanks, corinne!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/11/stars/

Happy Birthday, Route 66!

It's Veterans Day in the U.S. (Remembrance Day in Canada) but today is also the day that commemorates another American tradition - it's the day Route 66 was established in 1926.Picture from Wikipedia user Howcheng */...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/11/happy-birthday-route-66/

Caption Monkey 51: Nom nom nom ...

Photo: Bonnie Marsh via National Geographic Magazine - Thanks Marilyn!Yum yum yum! It's time for this week's Neatorama and Hobotopia's Caption Monkey game. But first, the story: that's an uninvited guest that jo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/11/caption-monkey-51-nom-nom-nom/

Cute Smiling Octopus

Photo: M. Rauschert / Census of Marine LifeHere's the cutest little octopus you'll see today: the smiling Megaleledone setebos octopus found by the Census of Marine Life Project.National Geographic has more:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/11/cute-smiling-octopus/

The Incredible Shrinking Peanut Butter Jar

In these difficult times, manufacturers don't want to raise prices but at the same time they face rising costs, so they elect to shrink the product. But they do so sneakily ... behold the incredible shrinking peanut butt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/11/the-incredible-shrinking-peanut-butter-jar/

Bizarro: Piñata Trojan Horse

John's recent post of the world's largest piñata reminded me of this Bizarro panel from a couple of days ago! Weird how that works, huh?For more Bizarro, check out Dan Piraro's website and blog....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/11/bizarro-piata-trojan-horse/

800 Dogs Rescued From a House (Yes, 800!)

Think you have a lot of pets? Try this one for size: About 800 small dogs, including Chihuahuas, terriers and Pomeranians, were seized from a triple-wide mobile home whose occupants were overwhelmed trying to care fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/11/800-dogs-rescued-from-a-house-yes-800/

The Mars Phoenix Lander Says Goodnight

The Mars Phoenix Lander has been guest blogging at Gizmodo. Today, it sent its last post. This final entry is one that I asked be posted after my mission team announces they’ve lost contact with me. Today is that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/11/the-mars-phoenix-lander-says-goodnight/

Burning the Guy

(YouTube link) Did you ever think you'd be able to see an immolation from the victim's point of view? Tim Ireland built a "guy" (named Bob) for Guy Fawkes Night with a wireless CCTV camera in his head! Friday night, h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/11/burning-the-guy/

The Truth About Recycling

Some of the things you've always heard about recycling may have been true at one time, but times change. Other things may be partially true, but you'll get the whole explanation at Popular Mechanics, in the post Recyclin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/11/the-truth-about-recycling/

The Black Hole

(YouTube link) How neat to discover a portable hole you can take anywhere! Just be careful how you choose to use it. -via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/11/the-black-hole/






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