Archive for December 25th, 2011

Blue Dog Roadkill Graffiti

Not a fan of Rodrigue's Blue Dog paintings? Neither am I, which is why I was amused to find that one of the little buggers had become roadkill somewhere in New Orleans, Louisiana. Link --via Wooster CollectiveArt,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/25/blue-dog-roadkill-graffiti/

Retro Christmas Gun Ads

Man, Christmas seems to come and go faster each year! These ads harken back to a simpler time, a time when cowboys were all the rage, and gun ads were allowed to appeal to kids during the holidays. It's a nice bit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/25/retro-christmas-gun-ads/

This Little Girl Has Toy Marketing All Figured Out

(YouTube Link) This young champion of justice is named Riley, and she's sick and tired of all the toy marketing gimmicks that keep girls from buying the superhero toys that they really like. Watch as she explains wha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/25/this-little-girl-has-toy-marketing-all-figured-out/

Santa Claus Playing "Jingle Bells" with a Handgun

(Video Link) Well, of course. Did you think that he was going to use an alphorn? Those things take up too much room in a sleigh. The tune becomes more recognizable about halfway through the video. -via View f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/25/santa-claus-playing-jingle-bells-with-a-colt-1911/

The Nutcracker Suite

(YouTube link) The floating heads of the Koren Ensemble (featured previously) perform selections from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky. -Thanks, Daniel Koren! heads, a cappella, nutcracker, Daniel Kor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/25/the-nutcracker-suite/

Antique Fruitcake Sells for $525

Most food products quickly depreciate in value, but not fruitcakes! Consider diversifying your investment portfolio with one. After seventy years, you can sell it at a high price: Elite Estate Group sold the cake in a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/25/antique-fruitcake-sells-for-525/

Monday Night Sky Show

If the day after Christmas strikes you as a letdown, make a note to yourself now to get outside on Monday evening. NASA tells us there's going to be a conjunction of heavenly bodies. The action begins shortly before sun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/25/monday-night-sky-show/

Mistletoe: The Evolution of a Christmas Tradition

Why do we take a parasitic weed, one that is rather difficult to gather, and hang it in the house so people can kiss underneath? That's a rather weird tradition when you think abut it. Smithsonian tells several old tales...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/25/mistletoe-the-evolution-of-a-christmas-tradition/

Houdini Holiday Cards

This custom Christmas card was sent out by escape artist, illusionist, and debunker Harry Houdini around 1920 or so. There's another of his cards at Letters of Note. Link (Image source: Houdini Himself)Christmas c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/25/houdini-holiday-cards/

Cat Plays Dreidel

(YouTube link) Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel! Just what a cat loves for Hanukkah. I think he needs to work on his skills a little, though.Cat, hanukkah, dreidel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/25/cat-plays-dreidel/

Amazing Folk Dancers Float across the Stage

(Video Link) In 1948, the Russian dance troupe Berezka formed, taking its name from the Russian word for birch tree. Audiences were mesmerized by its special step, hidden beneath the dancers' long, flowing dresses....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/25/amazing-folk-dancers-float-across-the-stage/

Santa Claus Q&A

In a rare column, Santa Claus shares some correspondence containing some of the more difficult questions he's received. His answers will make you think. For example, Darnell asked why he didn't get the Atari he asked for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/25/santa-claus-qa/

Baby, Its Cold Outside

(YouTube link) Zach Braff and Donald Faison from the TV show Scrubs recorded a Christmas song and uploaded it to YouTube this morning as a Christmas greeting. -via redditMusic, Christmas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/25/baby-its-cold-outside/

Mall Santa Delivers Christmas Wish

Four-year-old Dominic McCracken-Bruce and his 2-year-old brother Tyson only asked for one thing for Christmas -their Mommy. Army Reserve Capt. Dawn McCracken-Bruce was deployed to Iraq and Kuwait for the past nine mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/25/mall-santa-delivers-christmas-wish/

Animals Wearing Yarmulkes

If you're getting sick of all the Christmas posts today, perhaps this will be a refreshing change of pace. Here is a great collection of adorable critters wearing yarmulkes. Of course, if you're tired of holiday post...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/25/animals-wearing-yarmulkes/

Crocheted Krampus Doll To Keep Kids In Line

Yesterday, I posted Anthony Bordain's great Krampus Carol and now for those of you who want a terrifying reminder of the evil Christmas character inside your own home, you can always look to this great doll from Shov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/25/crocheted-krampus-doll-to-keep-kids-in-line/

Why They Don't Update Christmas Specials Every Year

If you love Christmas animations, but start to feel like they're a little too old and cliched, here's the real reason why intrepid animators never update them to fit in with modern times. Link Via Laughing SquidFu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/25/why-they-dont-update-christmas-specials-every-year/

Skyrim Christmas Lights

(Video Link) If you're one of the many people who has become obsessed with Skyrim, but your wife keeps insisting that you put up the Christmas lights, what do you do? Why make Skyrim-themed lights of course! Via Bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/25/skyrim-christmas-lights/

Gundog, The Action Movie Dog

(Video Link) In honor of all of the great action movies that take place on Christmas, 39 Degrees brings you Gundog, the greatest action movie animal of all time. Via BuzzFeedFunny, Christmas, videos, holidays, dogs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/25/gundog-the-action-movie-dog/

Mammalian Cells Christmas Wreath

Image: Donna Stolz/University of Pittsburgh/Nikon Small World What better way to say Merry Christmas than with this fantastic wreath made from collage images of mammalian cells by biolo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/25/mammalian-cells-christmas-wreath/
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