Archive for December 4th, 2011

A Scene From The Best 3D Artist of 2011

As a digital/3d artist it's easy to think that everything you do sucks when compared to stuff like this-a boxing ring scene by Guang Yang who was voted Best 3d Artist of 2011 by the folks at CGSociety. The superb deta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/a-scene-from-the-best-3d-artist-of-2011/

What Happens When you Mix Mario and X Men

Who knew that Super Mario and the X Men could go together so well? Apparently artist Casey Edwards did because she's the one who came up with these clever mash ups. Link Via BuzzFeedArt, cartoons, video games, XMe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/what-happens-when-you-mix-mario-and-x-men/

Skyrim As A Saturday Morning Cartoon

(YouTube Link) Remember when Saturday morning cartoons were full of fantasy adventure? This throwback Skyrim cartoon by Harry Partridge reminds me of watching the Dungeons and Dragons animated series as a youngster, w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/skyrim-as-a-saturday-morning-cartoon/

Kickstopper A New Way To Stop Terrible Projects

Kickstarter might be great for starting new projects, but I certainly support the idea of Kickstopper. Personally, I'd be happy to donate my support to stopping the new Akira movie. Link Via The Mary SueFunny, mov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/kickstopper-a-new-way-to-stop-terrible-projects/

The New Sexting Code, Or Is It?

Getting crafty to avoid punishment is what most kids do best, but I wonder if this list is really a new texting code used by the young folk, or a code used only by the kids who were caught up in this particular incid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/the-new-sexting-code-or-is-it/

Surreal Paintings Made With Human Blood

If you've ever thought to yourself "Man, I would love to try my hand at painting, but paint is way too expensive" then guess what-your body is full of a fluid that works just as well but will cost you nothing! I'm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/surreal-paintings-made-with-human-blood/

11 Rock Star Television Cameos

Rock stars aren't generally known for their amazing acting skills, but that doesn't stop television executives from working them into different cameo roles whenever possible. Mental Floss has a great article with som...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/11-rock-star-television-cameos/

Amazing Discoveries People Stumbled Into

From the Rosetta Stone to a Charlie Chaplin film, not all amazing discoveries were actually intentional. Cracked has a great list of shocking discoveries that were complete accidents. LinkHistory, movies, discover...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/amazing-discoveries-people-stumbled-into/

Etch A Sketch iPad Case

Great Scott! This Christmas get yourself this nifty Etch A Sketch Case for your iPad or iPad2. The Etch A Sketch iPad Case ($39) looks just like your favorite childhood...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/etch-a-sketch-ipad-case-2/

Mike Tyson Singing Girl From Ipanema

(Video Link) Oh Mike, you went from being one of the most intimidating people in the world to being a comedic icon. Here he is further softening his image by softly singing "The Girl From Ipanema." Via BuzzFeedMusi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/mike-tyson-singing-girl-from-ipanema/

Scary Celebrity Extreme Close-Ups

No matter how much you love or hate these celebrities, you never want to see them this close up, believe me. Some of the images in this gallery will give you a good laugh, others are the stuff nightmares are made...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/scary-celebrity-extreme-close-ups/

Artists Illustrate The Alphabet

What image do you relate to each letter of the alphabet? Various artists were asked the very same question, so they illustrated each letter, and drew up a small scene relating to each letter, like this Beatle themed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/artists-illustrate-the-alphabet/

QR Code Sculpture

German designer Elena Belmann turned the QR code rage into art with this clever three-dimensional sculpture made of blocks of wood. Link - via Get Addicted To...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/qr-code-sculpture/

Rainbow Fringe

Grover Schrayer snapped this shot of tiny particles of wax floating away from a snuffed candle. At just the right angle, they displayed the visible spectrum. This was one of a set of close-up photos of extinguished c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/rainbow-fringe/

Astoundingly Lifelike Horse Puppet

(Video Link) The Handspring Puppet Company of South Africa made this amazing life-size puppet. Three puppeteers control the beast in such a way that it looks, acts, and sounds just like a horse. It's a wonder of bot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/astoundingly-lifelike-horse-puppet/

Wasps Never Forget a Face

Never forget a face? Neither do wasps! Scientists have discovered that Polistes fuscatus paper wasps can recognize and remember each other's faces with amazing accuracy....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/wasps-never-forget-a-face/

Gingerbread Starship Enterprise

redditor nem8 made the USS Xmas, affectionately known as the Gingerprise. There is an argument in the comment thread about whether the registry number is correct. This is why we Trekkies are awesome...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/gingerbread-starship-enterprise/

Cello Wars

(YouTube link)Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, The Piano Guys brought us Cello Wars. Steven Sharp Nelson plays several of the various themes from the Star Wars films on two cellos with ligh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/cello-wars/

Loyal and Brave

This is the real reason people sleep with teddy bears. They don't let you down, no matter what. This great image titled Sweet Halloween Dreams is by DeviantART member begemott. Link -via BuzzfeedArt, dream, teddy bea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/loyal-and-brave/

Plasma Can Kill Off Viruses

Would you snort a plasma lamp to fight the common cold? Don't laugh - plasma balls may be trippy to you but they're downright deadly to viruses. According to scientists, cold plasma (ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/plasma-can-kill-off-viruses/

Back In The Day

(YouTube link) Stuffed and mounted animals sing "Back in the Day" by The Erratic Man. Besides the video, there's a choir of singing animals that you can add your pet to! http://petchoir.com/ -Thanks, Ja...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/back-in-the-day/

Yeti Crab, the Gardener of Bacteria

This crab has got a green thumb ... er, make that white , hairy claw. Marine ecologist Andrew Thurber, who was studying a new species of yeti crab (named after the hair-like brisles on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/yeti-crab-the-gardener-of-bacteria/

Kitty Lit 101

Tired of the classics? Instantly rejuvenate boring fiction by adding feline. I mean, you've got to hand it to I Can Haz Cheezburger and Comediva - they know that LOL cats are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/kitty-lit-101/

Santa Hats

Yoda Santa Hat - $11.95 Spock Santa Hat - $15.95 Are you overcome by the spirit of the holidays, but want celebrate in a way that remains true to your geeky self? You need a Santa Hat from the NeatoShop. Trekkies w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/santa-hats/

The Chromatic Typewriter

Tyree Callahan modified a classic 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter by removing the letters with paint-soaked pads. When he types the right combinations, he can compose paintings. You can see a few landscapes that h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/the-chromatic-typewriter/

The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011

Buzzfeed compiled a collection of images from the year's news stories that will remind you how many really big events happened in 2011, from natural disasters to citizen protests to legislation to war. Pictured is a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/the-45-most-powerful-images-of-2011/

Traffic in Ho Chi Minh City

(vimeo link) Thirty-five years after Saigon changed it name, Ho Chi Minh City is a busy, modern metropolis. Rob Whitworth produced this time-lapse video. Everyone who has visited Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam knows par...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/traffic-in-ho-chi-minh-city/

7 Nintendo Products You Never Knew Existed

The Nintendo Company has been in business since 1889, but it took almost 100 years for Nintendo to become a global household name for its video games. Along the way, Nintendo branched out into all kinds of ventures,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/7-nintendo-products-you-never-knew-existed/

How the Snow Globe Went Global

Snow globes capture slices of fantasy and protect them under glass from harsh, outside realities. They've become popular kitschy souvenirs, but once they were high-end, luxury items for wealthy homes. Swati Pandey wrote...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/04/how-the-snow-globe-went-global/




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