Archive for November 17th, 2008

Books: Rare, Medium, Well Done

Rare, Medium and Well Done Books is an "awesomely unorganized bookstore" in Lincoln Park, Chicago. If I'm ever in the Windy City, this will definitely be a place to visit.A fantastic photo by Doug Oldham [photo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/books-rare-medium-well-done/

All Muppets, all the time!

OK, I should totally be working on my NaNoWriMo book right now... but then my husband managed to distract me with this Muppets site. The videos are fantastic - I'm especially partial to the Secret Elevator Tapes fea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/all-muppets-all-the-time/

Man Plays Carrinet

I have the feeling this is the future of our school music programs. Surely they can't say they don't have the money to fund arts and music when it's all being made from veggies. The best part is, when you're done you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/man-plays-carrinet/

Girl With a Perl Earring

With apologies to Johannes Vermeer. If you don't get this, then count yourself lucky because you're obviously not a nerdy geek ;) That is all. Move along....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/girl-with-a-perl-earring/

Squirrel Feet Earrings

If you were somehow bothered by the previous post of dancing squirrels than maybe you'll be one of the sick weirdos that would love these earings made of their feet. As a related note, you may be interested in these equ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/squirrel-feet-earrings/

Worst Lawyer Ad Ever

Maybe it's just me, but I think the whole stuffy lawyer image is ok. Stereotypical attorneys may not be people I'd want to hang out with outside of the court room, but they sure know their way around loopholes. That...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/worst-lawyer-ad-ever/

NaNoWriMo Progress

How's everyone doing? I'm a bit behind - just over 22,000 words when I should be well over halfway at this point. But, I'm still chugging along, so that should count for something. Plus, I count on the weekends to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/nanowrimo-progress/

QWOP

You are QWOP, our small nation's sole representative at the Olympic Games. Use the QWOP keys to move your legs. Ideally, you will run 100 metres ...but our training program was underfunded. Remember, it's not wheth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/qwop/

Penguin Escapes Hungry Whales

(Adnstream link) That's one lucky penguin! -via Bits and Pieces...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/penguin-escapes-hungry-whales/

Concept Speaker Designs

Recently Made by Makers had a workshop in which three designers had to come up with twenty original speaker designs in just three days. Each design should be modelled and rendered and also be easily communicated in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/concept-speaker-designs/

Monopoly Properties

If you're a fan of the original version of the game Monopoly, then you might do quite well with today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. How many properties featured in the game can you name in five minutes? You'll do b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/monopoly-properties/

Squirrels Carve Pumpkin

Here's an idea you might file away for next Halloween! This guy left an unlit but partially-cut pumpkin outside and enticed the neighborhood squirrels to come and carve a Jack-O-Lantern face for him. You'll have to adm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/squirrels-carve-pumpkin/

Female Drafted for Mens League in Japan

Eri Yoshida is a 16-year-old schoolgirl, but she's been drafted to play professional baseball in a Japanese mens league! The 5-foot-tall pitcher will be the first female to play alongside men in Japan next spring when a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/female-drafted-for-mens-league-in-japan/

Crosswalk Art

Pedestrian crosswalks should be well marked, but they don't have to be boring! See what artists in different cities have done to bring a smile to those who walk the streets. Or drive them. The example shown is from Can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/crosswalk-art/

Puppet

(YouTube link) A short film by Patrick Smith. The protagonist makes a hand puppet, who apparently doesn't like his creator. -via I Am Bored...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/puppet/

Saint Death

Death is looked upon differently by many cultures. One of the stranger and more macabre (at least to look at) is the Mexican tradition of Santa Muerte - or Saint Death if you are an English speaker. She is also...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/saint-death/

Ancient Greek Jokes

You think my jokes are old! A Greek joke book has been published that dates back to the 4th century AD. Some of the jokes are still around, although they are now told in somewhat different terms...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/ancient-greek-jokes/

Neatorama Mystery Sale - November 2008

What will you get for $9.95?Hello, everyone! Neatorama is having its much anticipated Mystery Sale. For just $9.95, you'll get ... well, I won't tell you: that's the whole point of the sale - it's a myst...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/neatorama-mystery-sale-november-2008/

13 Things You Should Know About Botulism

The following is reprinted from Uncle John's Unsinkable Bathroom Reader Botulinum neurotoxin serotype A (Botox) - Lacy, D.B., Tepp, W., Cohen, A.C., DasGupta, B.R., Stevens, R.C. (1998) Crystal structu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/13-things-you-should-know-about-botulism/

A Bunch of Scientists Walk Into a Bar ...

Miss Cellania has the classic "a whole bunch of scientists walk into a bar ..." post. It's an oldie but goodie, and I couldn't help but laugh at some of them. For example:Rene Descartes was sitting at a bar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/a-bunch-of-scientists-walk-into-a-bar/

Rick Astley, Simpsonized

We've blogged about Dean T. Fraser's blog, Springfield Punx, where he draws characters in the style of The Simpsons ("Simpsonized," I suppose).Here's a new one that I just couldn't pass up: Rick Astley Simpsoni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/rick-astley-simpsonized/

Star Trek Light Switch Cover Plate

Gasp - these are wonderful ... in a geeky way: behold the Star Trek: The Next Generation light-switch or power-outlet cover plates, perfect for the Trekker in all of us (these are made by Eugene Roddenberry, s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/star-trek-light-switch-cover-plate/

Movies About People Whose Lives Are Way Worse Than Yours

When times are bad, lots of people go to the movies to escape their troubles. But you're having a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad day, there are a few movies that will make you think that your life isn't really...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/movies-about-people-whose-lives-are-way-worse-than-yours/

Trashiest Wedding Dresses Ever

Ah, wedding - the holy matrimony where two souls are united as one till death, trial separation or divorce do 'em part. Weddings are usually formal occasions where brides can often spend beaucoup bucks on the perfect...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/trashiest-wedding-dresses-ever/

The Bible, If It Were Written by Bloggers

What would the Bible look like if it had been written like a blog? Here's an entry from Noah's Blog, chronicling the Deluge:Day 1Rain.Day 2Rain.Day 3*/stron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/the-bible-if-it-were-written-by-bloggers/

The Most Dangerous Job (in America)

Think that your job is bad? Well, unless yours is listed below, be thankful that at least working doesn't come with the additional risk of on-the-job fatality. Forbes looks at the 10 most dangerous jobs in the United Sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/17/the-most-dangerous-job-in-america/




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