Archive for October 18th, 2011

Luigi's Mansion Movie Trailer

(YouTube Link) Mario's brother Luigi once had his day in the sun, thanks to a Nintendo Gamecube game called Luigi's Mansion, in which Luigi wins a haunted mansion and must rescue Mario from his ghostly captors using a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/luigis-mansion-movie-trailer/

Geometric Light Sculptures by Dev Harlan

Parmenides I, 2011 - via The Fox is BlackExcuse me while I pick up my jaw from the floor after watching this awesome 8-foot geometric light sculpture Parmenides I by Dev Harlan. A few more from Dev's Vimeo pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/geometric-light-sculptures-by-dev-harlan/

Bricks of War

(YouTube link) The video game Gears of War meets Lego stop-motion animation in this video by Kooberz Studios. There's also a "making of" video if you're interested. Link -via I Am BoredLego, animation, stopmotion, G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/bricks-of-war/

Chewbacco

Get it? Chewbacca from Star Wars rendered in chewing tobacco. It was made by the marvelously inventive Terry Border of Bent Objects. If you like his work, be sure to read the interview that he gave...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/chewbacco/

If You See One of These on a Hunting Trip, Just Slip Away Quietly

Peter Gronquist's new show "The Evolution Will Be Fabulous" at Gallery in 1988 in Los Angeles features horned animals with fearsome golden antlers. Among them are golden uni-jackalopes. I know, jackalopes are suppose...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/if-you-see-one-of-these-on-a-hunting-trip-just-slip-away-quietly/

The Physics of Flying Banners

(Video Link) Have you ever seen a small airplane dragging a banner behind it? Picking up those banners requires some surprisingly demanding piloting skills because the banners tend to throw the aircraft off-balance:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/the-physics-of-flying-banners/

Super Friends Birthday Cake

It's understandable why the Wonder Twins are absent. But no Marvin and Wendy? They were, like, the backbone of the show. Still, Ray, a Geeks Are Sexy reader, got a pretty good birthday cake. Link -via Tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/super-friends-birthday-cake/

New Halloween Costumes for Women

Skanky versions of normal costumes -- they're all the rage these days for Halloween. You know, like sexy librarian, sexy nurse, sexy blogger. That sort of thing. Jillian Tamaki has a few suggestions along these lines...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/new-halloween-costumes-for-women/

Fredo & Pidjin

If you love geeky (and raunchy) webcomic, look no further than Fredo & Pidjin by Eugen Erhan and Tudor Muscalu. The weekly comic features the adventures of two mischevious, nay mak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/fredo-pidjin/

Parent Made Teenage Daughter Fight with Sword and Armor as Medieval Punishment

Did your teenage child go to a party without your permission? Send her to her room ... to fetch the armor, then make her fight you with a wooden sword as her (medieval) punishment!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/parent-made-teenage-daughter-fight-with-sword-and-armor-as-medieval-punishment/

Steve Jobs, Made Out of Apples

Montreal, Canada, based artist Olivier Lefebvre created this portrait of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs out of ... yes, real apples: Link - Thanks Yan! Apple, stev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/steve-jobs-made-out-of-apples/

Internet Trolls: The TV Show

(Video Link) Trolls are, of course, never a problem at Neatorama, for all of our commenters are of a genteel, refined, and learned sort. Also: good looking. But this Saturday Night Live clip does apply to s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/internet-trolls-the-tv-show/

Was the US Declaration of Independence Legal?

When the Second Continental Congress declared American independence in 1776, it committed an act of rebellion against the established government over the area. It can be argued that the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which recogn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/was-the-us-declaration-of-independence-legal/

Apple in 1983

(Replace that apple with a poptart, add a cat, and what do you get?) We know, we know. Apple is cool. In fact, it has always been cool as the photo above clearly shows....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/apple-in-1983/

Alice in Wonderland Climbing Wall

Tired of a ho-hum climbing wall? Check out this whimsical climbing wall at the ILLOIHA fitness club in Japan, as designed by architecture design firm Nendo. It looks straight out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/alice-in-wonderland-climbing-wall/

The Gawper

(vimeo link) This animation from A Large Evil Corporation packs about as much horror as you can get into 83 seconds. -via Laughing Squidanimation, spooky...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/the-gawper/

747 Wing House

Los Angeles architect David Hertz built a house so stylish that it almost looks like it could fly. Almost, but not for the lack of wings. You see, he built the house using parts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/747-wing-house/

Famous Capsules

This artwork by Grégoire Guillemin contains lots of pop culture icons. How many do you recognize? I didn't count, but most of them are familiar enough. Some are for sale. See larger images at Guillemin's gallery (wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/famous-capsules/

The Increasingly Rapid Decline of Marriage

"All the Single Ladies," The Atlantic's cover story about women who choose to remain unmarried, made the rounds like wildfire. Author Kate Bolick insists that "it’s time to embrace new ideas about romance and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/the-increasingly-rapid-decline-of-marriage/

Occupy Antarctica

We knew the Occupy Wall Street movement was widespread when we saw it had reached the Arctic tundra, but now it has been confirmed on the other end of the world as well! The protests have officially reached all seven...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/occupy-antarctica/

Incoming Missile

(YouTube link) Hey, you would have done the same thing in that situation -if you were prepared! The good news is that the system worked as it was designed to. The bad news is that the neighbors probably didn't make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/incoming-missile/

Catherine Young and her Children

Lewis Hine took this family photo in 1909. The caption at Shorpy reads:January 22, 1909. Tifton, Georgia. "Family working in the Tifton Cotton Mill. Mrs. A.J. Young works in mill and at home. Nell (oldest girl) alternat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/catherine-young-and-her-children/

The Pathology of Classical Sculpture

Figure 1A Sam Shuster Emeritus Professor, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K. Whether you enjoy classical sculpture or just pass it by when visiting stately homes and gardens, you must ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/the-pathology-of-classical-sculpture/

This Koala Is Very Thirsty

(YouTube Link) This poor little guy wandered into a woman's yard in Australia due to it being a particularly hot day, so the woman decided to let him drink from the hose. Apparently koalas don't understand how hoses w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/this-koala-is-very-thirsty/

The Subway Station Covered In Pixel Art

You know your city's subway station is clean and vandal free when awesome works of art, like these 8 bit artworks made out of tile, cover the walls without fear of being defaced. This subway station in Stockholm,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/the-subway-station-covered-in-pixel-art/

Netflix Wants To Make New Episodes of Reno 9-11

Good news for those of you who are fans of the great Comedy Central show Reno 9-11, Netflix wants to start remaking the show after it was already canceled two years ago. While nothing is completely official, the show's p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/netflix-wants-to-make-new-episodes-of-reno-9-11/

10 Awesome Business Cards

Sure you might not need a tiny paper chair, but it sure is a lot more memorable than a tiny flat piece of paper. Oddee has a great selection of memorable business cards and while I love the chair idea, the breast aug...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/10-awesome-business-cards/

The World's Coolest Side Cars

I've honestly never been that into motorcycles, but for some reason, I always have been fascinated by motorcycle sidecars. If you feel the same way, then don't miss this great list of awesome sidecars on Dark Roasted...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/18/the-worlds-coolest-side-cars/
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