Archive for May 7th, 2009

Music Tidbits: Perry Farrell

This week’s artist was quite a treat for me, although I’ve always loved Jane’s Addiction, I didn’t know much about their lead singer. Turns out he’s done a whole lot for the music community at large. Pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/07/music-tidbits-perry-farrell/

Stephen Colbert Immortalized in Beetle

Scientists have named a newly discovered species of beetle, Agaporomorphus colberti, in honor of humorist Stephen Colbert. One of the outstanding features of the species is the genitalia of the males. “Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/07/stephen-colbert-immortalized-in-beetle/

Roman Klonek

I just love the whimsical designs of Polish artist Roman Klonek! This picture shown is a detail from an animation called Cheewing Gum. Link to artist's site. http://www.creativereview.co.uk/crblog/attack-of-the-kloneks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/07/roman-klonek/

Giant Spiders Invade Outback Town

Bowen, Australia, a town about 700 miles from Brisbane, is seeing in influx of eastern tarantulas, also known as "bird-eating spiders". Dozens of spiders have crawled out of gardens and have made their way into public ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/07/giant-spiders-invade-outback-town/

High Rise Escape Systems

In any building, it's always good to know how you're going to get out in case of an emergency. As we all know now, it's not always easy in a skyscraper, or even a building with a few floors. Several innovative systems...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/07/high-rise-escape-systems/

Whale Fossil Discovered in Unlikely Place

While cutting through some Egyptian limestone recently, stone masons in Italy made an interesting discovery. A whale fossil! They called in experts who confirmed this was a 40 million year old whale. Then the fun really...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/07/whale-fossil-discovered-in-unlikely-place/

What Is It? Game 98

W00t! It's time for our collaboration with the always-fun What is It? blog. Can you guess what this strange contraption pictured to the left is for?Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment, please -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/07/what-is-it-game-98/

Neatorama Post No. 20,000!

I've been waiting for this post since our last one numbered 12,345 back in January 2008. It took us a a little bit over a year to post the remaining 7,655 posts reach 20,000 (that's an average of 17 posts a day!). I'd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/07/neatorama-post-no-20000/

You Can't Please Everyone

Chris of Cynical-C blog has a nifty series called You Can't Please Everyone. In it, he collects one-star Amazon reviews of classic movies, music, and literature.Take, for instance, The Sound of Music starring Julie Andre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/07/you-cant-please-everyone/

The Simpsons A Cappella

I can't get enough of this: The Simpsons theme song, the a cappella version sung by Canvas. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Land-O-LinksThe Simpsons, Canvas, a cappella...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/07/the-simpsons-a-cappella/

Goodbye Waffle Maker: Megan Deal is Selling Everything to Move to Greensboro, Alabama

Graphic designer and writer Megan Deal is moving to Greensboro, Alabama to build a design lab for young designers in Hale County, one of the poorest places in the United States. In preparation, Megan is selling everythin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/07/goodbye-waffle-maker-megan-deal-is-selling-everything-to-move-to-greensboro-alabama/

Marvel Zombies

I won't pretend that I'm "with it" when it comes to comic books, but it was a complete surprise for me to find out that, starting in 2005, Marvel began issuing limited series of comics in which the superheroes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/07/marvel-zombies/

Metal Heads Urban Art

German urban art group Mentalgassi covers big glass-recycling containers on the streets of Berlin with something unusual: giant faces! The results are weird "metal heads" that creepily stare at you as you walk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/07/metal-heads-urban-art/

Girl Walking AT-AT by Chiara Bautista

We don't know much about Mexican artist Chiara Bautista ("Milk" on MySpace) - but we sure know this: from Lucha Libre to science fiction, her artwork is fantastic!You can view her latest illustrations here: Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/07/girl-walking-at-at-by-chiara-bautista/
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