Archive for July 28th, 2011

The Man Without A Facebook

(YouTube link) Remember Mel Gibson's movie The Man Without A Face? This is what that tale of a isolated and introverted man would be about if it were made today, courtesy of Dan De Lorenzo & Ben Stumpf....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/the-man-without-a-facebook/

History, Celebrity, and Literary Dolls

Debbie Ritter at Uneek Doll Designs captures real people in doll form in a way in which anyone would recognize them. Each is hand-painted one at a time, and the selection is incredible! Where else could you get a dol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/history-celebrity-and-literary-dolls/

Wild Painted Wall Animation By BLU

(Video Link) This video is an oldie but goodie I thought i'd share with you, featuring some amazing animation painted directly on walls around Buenos Aires and Baden. Graffiti artist and animator BLU is responsible fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/wild-painted-wall-animation-by-blu/

A Robot Programmed To Play Dance Dance Revolution

(Video Link) In the future, dancing mini robots will initiate the robotic revolution against mankind! Well, maybe not, but this video demonstrates how they can be programmed to get down, Dance Dance Revolution style....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/a-robot-programmed-to-play-dance-dance-revolution/

Lucha Libre Wrestling Mask

Lucha Libre Wrestling Mask - $5.95 Do you long to be a Luche Libre wrestler?  We can't make you coordinated enough to do high-flying maneuvers like a real Lucha Libre Wrestler, but we can help you look like one.  Wi...

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Harrison Ford Runs Into an Old Friend

As if you needed another reason to love Harrison Ford, he recently used an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live to remind us that he has a pretty sweet sense of humor. Link via Geeks Are SexyStar Wars, chewb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/harrison-ford-runs-into-an-old-friend/

Buy an Entire Town for $799,000

In most towns around the country $799,000 may get you a decent house. However in the town of Scenic, SD that amount will the entire town. The nine residents of Scenic, S.D., say the 12-acre city, i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/buy-an-entire-town-for-799000/

Dan Savage Threatens To Santorum The Name ‘Rick’, Too

Dan Savage has a plan to stop Rick Santorum from disparaging the gay community in his presidential campaign this year. Only it may be at the expense of other Ricks.   See video at the link. Santorum's been cooking up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/dan-savage-threatens-to-santorum-the-name-%e2%80%98rick-too/

6 Real Life Super Humans

The movie theaters are full of superhero films in recent years, but are there really any actual super humans out there? Here are six examples of real life people with “super” human qualities. Still no flying of X ray...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/6-real-life-super-humans/

The Last Meals Project

Photographer Jonathon Kambouris has put together “The Last Meals Project” which details death row inmates’ last meals. Most of them aren’t that exciting such as Gary Leon Brown (why do killers always have three...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/the-last-meals-project/

Apollo’s Most Controversial Mission

Just as when you board an airplane and aren’t allowed to bring certain items like liquids and guns on board, the Apollo astronauts flying to the moon were restricted on what items they could bring as well. Well just li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/apollos-most-controversial-mission/

Flintstone Car for Sale

Yabba dabba do! You can get your very own Fred Flintstone replica automobile for the rock-bottom price of 2,200 Euros. Yes, it's a automobile, with a motor, so you don't have to power it with your two feet....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/flintstone-car-for-sale/

Alice in Musicland

(YouTube link) (Original video source/Nico) Take a 150-year-old British story, soak it in the culture of cute Japanese anime, and run it through the technology of Vocaloid audio recording and animation software, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/alice-in-musicland/

A Future Close Encounter

Astronomers have discovered a new source of meteor showers, very likely from a comet, that may be coming to an Earth near you. While explaining why we shouldn't panic at the news, Dr. Phil Plait gives us a great analogy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/a-future-close-encounter/

Retro Future: Space Art

At one time, the future was glorious. Golden Age space illustrations were colorful, exciting, and made us hope to live long enough to see such wondrous things come about! See some fantastic vintage artwork depicting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/retro-future-space-art/

The Great Teddy Bear Shipwreck Mystery

In 1880, German seamstress Margarete Steiff began making stuffed animals for children. The first stuffed bear she made is called model 55 PB, and may be the earliest teddy bear in existence. Her nephew Richard Steiff reg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/the-great-teddy-bear-shipwreck-mystery/

Space Intruders Multi-Tool Keychain

Space Intruders Multi-Tool Keychain - $15.95 Are you a Geek in need of a new keychain?  Why settle for ordinary when you can have an out of this world Space Intruders Multi-Tool Keychain from the NeatoShop. This fant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/space-intruders-multi-toll-keychain/

I Know You Art, But What Am I?

If you live in the Santa Monica vicinity, I'm pretty jealous. That means you can go to an all-Pee-wee Herman-inspired art show from July 29 to August 19 at Gallery 1988 Tom Whalen's "kaiju pee-wee," left, is probably my...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/i-know-you-art-but-what-am-i/

65 Seriously Great Comic Con Costumes

As I'm sure all of you already know, Comic Con took place last weekend and as always, there were hundreds and hundreds of costumed convention goers. This year Zeon Santos and I took over 200 pictures of people in costume...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/65-seriously-great-comic-con-costumes/

Nyan Cat Papercraft Machine

deviantART member ddi7i4d made this marvelous hand-cranked paper machine simulating that great apparition in the sky, Nyan Cat. At the link, you can find a template. Just print it on card stock, paste it together, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/nyan-cat-papercraft-machine/

Sweet Meats

Austrian Jasmine Schuller, a photographer, made delicious-looking (and probably tasty!) desserts out of meat products. Dig in! http://www.splitpersonality.at/2011/07/sweet-meat-von-jasmin-schuller/ (Google Translate)...

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Installation Looks Like An Eruption Of Books

This may look like a crazy event frozen in time, or a scene from a disaster flick, but it's actually an art installation created for the VIA Advertising Agency by artist Wary Meyers. Called "The Basement Stacks", its...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/installation-looks-like-an-eruption-of-books/

Pour A Shot Of Tequila-In Your Gas Tank

It fuels your party, your buzz and your hangover the next day, but believe it or not tequila may soon be fueling your car. That's because the agave plant extract used to make liquor can also be used to make an ethano...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/pour-a-shot-of-tequila-in-your-gas-tank/

Epic Length Video Of Minecraft Middle Earth

(Video Link) Yeah, this video is really long, and nearly impossible to sit through all at once. Clocking in at a whopping 45 minutes, this is an in-depth tour of Middle Earth which was constructed in the game Minecraf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/epic-length-video-of-minecraft-middle-earth/

Delightful Examples of Fan Art

Fan art gets a bad rap, but there are some skilled artists making these pieces here and there... and there are some darn funny mashup creations as well, like this Mario Fighter drawing by James Chung. If you want to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/delightful-examples-of-fan-art/

Awesome Animals Made From Hands

Artist Guido Daniele has more than 25 years of experience painting on the human body and it certain shows in his Handimals series, where he creates a variety of beasts from around the globe using nothing but body pai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/awesome-animals-made-from-hands/

Chalkboard Typography Art

Graphic designer Dana Tanamachi has one heck of a steady hand. By day, Tanamachi works at Louise Fili Ltd, a renowned lettering and design studio. But by night, she's out doing freelance chalkboard typography art wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/chalkboard-typography-art/

Harry Potter As A Teen Comedy

( Video Link) I don't know about you guys, but I absolutely love trailer mash ups and this Harry Potter one is one of the best I've seen in a very long time. Via Geeks Are SexyFunny, comedy, videos, Harry Potter, m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/harry-potter-as-a-teen-comedy/

Reversed Gender Adventure Time

(Video Link) If you like the show Adventure Time, then you'll get a kick out of this gender-swapped version Cartoon Network showed at Comic Con. The rest of the episode will be premiered on September 5 during the show...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/reversed-gender-adventure-time/

A Timeline of the Happy Meal's Evolution

Since its debut in 1979, the Happy Meal has been a staple of childhood. It's not been without its problems, though, as nutrition-conscious parents and health-promoting legislation have worked to keep McDonald's kids' mea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/a-timeline-of-the-happy-meals-evolution/










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