Archive for December 24th, 2011

Portal Christmas Tree

Will Santa be confused by where to put the presents? No. Kudos to Ryan Kelly, Jason Roberts and Chris Schuster, the brilliant crafters responsible for this Christmas tree. -via Super Punch UPDATE 12/25/11: R...

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Batgirl and Supergirl Fight Crime on Christmas

Mike Maihack of Cow Shell Graphics drew this fabulous Christmas comic featuring Batgirl and Supergirl's plan to bring holiday festivities to crime fighting. Love the pom-poms on Batgir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/24/batgirl-and-supergirl-fight-crime-on-christmas/

The House of Rock 'n' Roll

Flickr user Lady Oracle calls this "The most rockin' fence in E-Town." That's Edmonton, Canada, I think. And this house is roomier than the house with the ukulele fence. Link -via Offbeat Homefence, guitars...

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Outbreak of The Mysterious Nodding Syndrome in Africa

There's another mysterious disease that emerged out of Africa: a nodding syndrome, which causes young children and adolescents to nod violently when they eat food. *...

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This GIF Reveals Santa's Secret Power

So that's how the big guy in the red suit delivers all those toys in one night! I wonder if he happens to be friends with a Time Lord, and what other tricks does he have up his sleeve, say for those on his naughty li...

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Strange Vintage Photos Of Children With Hidden Mothers

The old timey photos in this series all have one eerie quality in common-the mother's identity has been concealed. Whether with shroud, or by simply scraping the face away, erasing their identity seems like an odd th...

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Rudolph The Red Team Pyro

(YouTube Link) Here's a silly little animated short for all you Team Fortress fans out there, starring everyone's favorite firebug Rudolph! Watch as he tries to burn the competition, and sing along as he is admonished...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/24/rudolph-the-red-team-pyro/

Fantastic Photo Series Plays With Our Sense Of Scale

Taking a cue from such classics as Alice In Wonderland and Jack and the Beanstalk, photographer Jean-Francois Fortou places normal sized people in giant or tiny sets to create a sense of wonder and dimensional irregu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/24/fantastic-photo-series-plays-with-our-sense-of-scale/

Some Of The Worst Christmas Specials Ever Made

(YouTube Link) Sometimes great ideas go terribly wrong, especially when it comes to Christmas specials. For some reason, people tend to drop the ball when writing these holiday specials, and the results are hilariousl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/24/some-of-the-worst-christmas-specials-ever-made/

Stop and Smell the Daffodils

Photo: sweetmart [Flickr] When life gets too crazy busy, stop and smell the daffodils, just like Pickles the fox, as photographed by Matt Binstead, who works at the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/24/stop-and-smell-the-daffodils/

Transparent Mouth That Gobbles Prey on the Ocean Floor

(Video Link) The predatory tunicate Megalodicopia hians is, thankfully, only five inches across. But just wait until some ambitious young mad scientist gets a grant to enlarge it through genetic engineering...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/24/transparent-mouth-that-gobbles-prey-on-the-ocean-floor/

Christmas Shopping in a Hurry

(vimeo link) Ben Lean recorded these scenes in Toronto December 16-18 and presents the shopping frenzy in time-lapse for your enjoyment. Aren't you glad you're through with Christmas shopping? What -you aren't? Ha!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/24/christmas-shopping-in-a-hurry/

Lando Calrissian on a Colt 45

Hello, what have we here? Sean Kernick of Two Four Flinching blog created this homage to Billy Dee Williams with this 40 oz bottle of smooth smoothness: a handpainted Lando C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/24/lando-calrissian-on-a-colt-45/

This Week at Neatorama

Christmas Eve! Time to be with family, friends, and community celebrating the season. We here at Neatorama hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, and a Happy New Year as well! It's been a busy week, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/24/this-week-at-neatorama-83/

800-year-old Homer Simpson

Rosalind and Donald McIntyre of Fife, Scotland, unearthed a stone carving in their garden earlier this year that bears a striking resemblance to the animated character Homer Simpson. Experts have pegged the sculptured he...

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A Christmas Sausage Story

(YouTube link) The flagpole scene from the movie A Christmas Story is recreated by hotdogs! Don't miss the surprise ending. -via The Daily WhatChristmas, hot dogs, A Christmas Story, sausage...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/24/a-christmas-sausage-story/

The Festivus Infographic

Technically Festivus was yesterday, but in case you couldn't get the day off work and will be celebrating today, the link has more information on America's favorite television-inspired Christmas alternative. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/24/the-festivus-infographic/

Merry Christmas From Teddy The Porcupine

(Video Link) You may recall Teddy's earlier video where he eats corn, but here he is getting into the holiday spirit with a delicious Christmas cookie. Via I Can Has CheezburgerChristmas, Cute, videos, animals, hol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/24/merry-christmas-from-teddy-the-porcupine/

How The Daleks Saved Christmas

While Christmas would certainly be a lot more simple with a Santa Dalek, I don't know that I'd consider it "saving" the holiday when they've exterminated everyone. Link Via Geeks Are SexyChristmas, Santa, Doctor W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/24/how-the-daleks-saved-christmas/

7 Weird Christmas Traditions

Did you know that Swedes love to watch Donald Duck on Christmas Eve or that Icelandic children are raised under the threat of a cruel Christmas cat? Mental Floss has a great article about Christmas traditions around the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/24/7-weird-christmas-traditions/

109 Cats Celebrating Christmas

Cats get a bad rap for not getting in to the the holiday spirit, but plenty of felines do have a soft spot for the holiday. In fact, BuzzFeed has a great collection of pictures of kitties celebrating Christmas. From...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/24/109-cats-celebrating-christmas/






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