Archive for November 3rd, 2011

Ultimate Geek Jam-Neil Gaiman Does Rocky Horror

(YouTube Link) How's this for a collaboration-Neil Gaiman, his wife and member of the Dresden Dolls Amanda Palmer, electronic guru Moby and Stephin Merritt from The Magnetic Fields stop by the Late Late Show and playe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/ultimate-geek-jam-neil-gaiman-does-rocky-horror/

These Are Some Serious Superhero Sculpts

These great sculptures by Calvin Ma casts an oddly frumpish light on spandex clad superfolks. They look emo, bored with life and overweight. These are what action figures must look like in the Bizarro world, with cat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/these-are-some-serious-superhero-sculpts/

Pop Surrealism From The Mind Of Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell is no stranger to Neatorama, since his paintings of Brobocop and the Parks and Recreation cast in Casablanca, have graced our pages before. So, as soon as I saw the gallery at BuzzFeed I just had to sha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/pop-surrealism-from-the-mind-of-mike-mitchell/

Oddball Japanese Video Game "Pepsiman"

Pepsiman is a true hero, overcoming every urban obstacle thrown at him in order to quench the thirst of citizens in need! This strange offering from Japan was released in 1999 for the Sony Playstation game console...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/oddball-japanese-video-game-pepsiman/

Stopping the Signs of Aging with Science

Wrinkles have found their match. Science has found a way to eliminate the onset of wrinkles, muscle wasting and even cataracts (at least in mice): It was done by "flu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/stopping-the-signs-of-aging-with-science/

Scratching The Surface Of The Urban Environment

Portuguese born street artist Vhils has an original vision of what urban development really means, and he travels the globe exposing what's beneath the surface of city walls . Using various tools to dig, drill, sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/scratching-the-surface-of-the-urban-environment/

Pizza-Size Burger

Now this is super-sizing! Behold the Pizza-Size Burger from Burger King of Japan: Wide is what you get with Burger King Japan's 8.8 inch (22cm) diameter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/pizza-size-burger/

The Strange Statues In Frogner Park

Sculptors often express themselves in strange and mysterious ways, but most sculptors don't have their works on display in a public park. Frogner Park in Oslo, Norway has chosen an odd assortment of statues to fil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/the-strange-statues-in-frogner-park/

LEGO Angry Birds

LEGO always brings a lighter tone to gory, violent video games. This display was made by Tony Sava for the LUG Showcase display at a mall in Texas. Link -Thanks, Christopher Jobson!Lego, Angry Birds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/lego-angry-birds/

Attend Jet Pack School

(Video Link) Are the credits transferable? Can I get scholarship money? Who cares?! Sign me up for Eric Scott's jet pack school! Piloting a jet pack isn't easy. You can't teach yourself safely. Watch the video to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/attend-jet-pack-school/

R2-D2 Ballerina

Leeloo's costume for this year makes me think that the original Star Wars trilogy could make a great ballet. We must see Jabba dance with the outer grace that he hides within. Link -via Fashionably GeekSt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/r2-d2-ballerina/

Tactical Baby Stroller

You've got to protect your kids from all harm, but that's not why this stroller has a rifle and a shotgun attached. Competitive practical shooters, particularly those in 3-gun competitions (rifle, shotgun, and handgu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/tactical-baby-stroller/

Just a Casual Afternoon of Sword Dancing

(Video Link) Ericka Dufour and her friend Kyle dance with a sword and knife. It's a pity that the audio doesn't pick up him saying, "Here, Grandma, hold my beer and watch this." Link -via Super Punchdancing, swor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/just-a-casual-afternoon-of-sword-dancing/

Heterochromia in Cats

Heterochromia means eyes that come in two different colors. Complete heterochromia means the color of the left eye is completely different from the color of the right eye. In cats, this most often occurs in white cat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/heterochromia-in-cats/

How Much Heavier Is Your E-Reader after You Download a Book?

Granted, it's not a lot. But adding a book to your Kindle does make it heavier, as computer scientist John Kubiatowicz discovered: Although the electrons were already present, keeping them still rather than allowing t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/how-much-heavier-is-your-e-reader-after-you-download-a-book/

10 Nifty Google Easter Eggs

I learned this morning from reddit that the Google search page will do a barrel roll if you tell it to. That's far from the only neat tricks Google has embedded in their sites for those who have the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/10-nifty-google-easter-eggs/

The Lifecycle of a Mushroom

(vimeo link) Thomas Beg animated the Lifecycle of a Mushroom for the Spectacular Science collaboration project in the style of the cartoons of the 1920s. Link -via Dangerous Mindsretro, Cartoon, animation, mushroom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/the-lifecycle-of-a-mushroom/

Trippy Old Russian Car Commercial

(Video Link) Okay, we've got to sell these Ladas. Guys, fall in. You, take this clarinet thing. And you, here's a guitar. It doesn't matter that you don't know how to play. Every sound that we make is going to get d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/trippy-old-russian-car-commercial/

Sassy Beauty Pageant Sashes

Sassy Beauty Pageant Sashes - $19.95 Are you a complicated individual who is made up of a variety of parts and ingredients? Neatorama encourages you to embrace your many-sided and haphazard ways with a Sassy Beauty Pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/sassy-beauty-pageant-sashes/

$1000 Fine if Your Dog Barked Excessively

Tired of incessant yapping of your neighbor's dog? Well, the city of Los Angeles is on your side: they've decided to levy fines on the owners of dogs that bark excessively (and if th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/1000-fine-if-your-dog-barked-excessively/

These Buns Help Fight Breast Cancer!

Well, they ain't the world's largest bra but these buns from Danish baker Kohberg are doing their part in fighting breast cancer. Part of the profit from the sale of bread wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/these-buns-help-fight-breast-cancer/

The Waffle Game That Changed Their Lives

A group of artists and game designers, plus a teenage apprentice, built a one-of-a-kind video game for a restaurant in Eugene, Oregon called Off The Waffle. The tale of how it was born all hinged on the sign at the Orian...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/the-waffle-game-that-changed-their-lives/

Emoliphant

Well, what else would you call an emo elephant? And he'll never forget his angst, either. Linkelephant, sad, emotions, pun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/emoliphant/

Wer Kommt?

In English, that's Who's Coming? which was a kinderbuch (children's book) from 1910 showing all kinds of people who come to the house. The illustrations are by Julie Conz, and you can see eleven of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/wer-kommt/

Murmuration

[http://vimeo.com/31158841] (vimeo link)A collection of starlings is called a murmuration. Liberty Smith and Sophie Windsor Clive unexpectedly caught a rather large and exquisitely balletic murmuration on video while can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/murmuration/

What Is It? game 200

It's once again time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog, and this one is special: it's our 200th such contest! Can you guess what this item is? Can you make up something i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/what-is-it-game-200/

Facebook Office Art

Artist Aakash Nihalani was commissioned to produce art specifically for Facebook's offices in New York City. The wall mural shown is called Domino. See the other works at his site. http://www.aakashnihalani.com/faceb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/facebook-office-art/

Hard Candy Chemistry

(YouTube link) Did you know that hard candy is technically a glass? Dr. Richard Hartel is a professor of food engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Watch him make lemon drops and act like it's a chemis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/hard-candy-chemistry/

Spongebob Street Fighter

It's hard to think of Spongebob Squarepants as tough. He usually comes out of his ridiculous adventures just fine, but that's mostly dumb luck. So these mashups by DeviantART member DazTibbles might cause a bit of co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/spongebob-street-fighter/

The Guy Who Died on a TV Talk Show

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website.In the New York Times Magazine, 72-year-old fitness guru Jerome I. Rodale had...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/03/the-guy-who-died-on-a-tv-talk-show/








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