Archive for December 27th, 2011

This Guy Has Some Serious MS Paint Skills

(YouTube Link) Watching this video makes me want to hang up my Wacom tablet and get back to some good old fashioned mouse clicking! Created in eight hours with MS Paint, utilizing the Pencil tool 95% of the time, thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/this-guy-has-some-serious-ms-paint-skills/

Private Eyes Watching You? Call The Hall & Oates Hotline

(YouTube Link) We all need a Hall & Oates fix from time to time, and Michael Selvidge feels our pain so he created the Callin' Oates hotline, a number you can call to get a daily dose of Hall & Oates. The hot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/private-eyes-watching-you-call-the-hall-oates-hotline/

The Envision-A Portable GameCube System

(YouTube Link) This stylishly sweet looking device, created by console modder Tchay, is the Envision-a Nintendo GameCube crushed into a perfectly portable little package that plays games from an SD card, so bye bye di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/the-envision-a-portable-gamecube-system/

The Amazing Entries For Bit-Tech's Mod Of The Year Contest

Man, if my Wii looked like this, I wouldn't want to throw it across the room every time it misreads a disc! Just kidding, I would still want to toss it, but if it looked as cool as this entry into Bit-Tech's Mod Of T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/the-amazing-entries-for-bit-techs-mod-of-the-year-contest/

Dark Crystal:Creation Myths Is A Graphic Novel Prequel

With the Dark Crystal, Jim Henson established a fantasy world rich with culture, character and a history we discover little about during the course of the movie. To me, it always felt like it should have been the las...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/dark-crystalcreation-myths-is-a-graphic-novel-prequel/

A Self-Balancing Motorized Unicycle

Who wouldn't want a self-balancing, motorized unicycle of their very own? Riding around on this unicycle means flaunting your unconventional nature, while being practical about how much dedication you have towards ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/a-self-balancing-motorized-unicycle/

A Geek's Twelve Days Of Christmas

Illustrator Becca Whitaker has just finished her Geek's 12 Days Of Christmas, a series in which she released one illustration a day for the last twelve days on her blog, and I love the image she chose to end the seri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/a-geeks-twelve-days-of-christmas/

The Elder Scrolls V:Minerim Trailer

(YouTube Link) If you think everything looks better blocked out Minecraft style, then you're going to love this Skyrim-Minecraft mashup, created by an avid Skyrim player who somehow found the time to piece together th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/the-elder-scrolls-vminerim-trailer/

Mexico to Cash in on Mayan Apocalypse Prediction

2012 may be the end of the world, but that won't stop Mexico from cashing in on the whole Mayan apocalypse prophecy thing! The country's tourism agency, which st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/mexico-to-cash-in-on-mayan-apocalypse-prediction/

Clerk Punches out Armed Robber, Forces Him to Clean His Own Blood off the Floor While Waiting for the Police

Derek Mothershead of the We Buy Gold store in Hendersonville, North Carolina is both tough and tidy. When he saw that a robber was armed with only a pellet gun, Mothershead took him down with a single left cross: “W...

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Toy Car Rainbow

Photo: David T Waller/Flickr What to do with 2,500 old toy cars? Arrange them chromatically into a wonderful piece of art, of course. That's what UK artist David T. Waller did...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/toy-car-rainbow/

Mugger Makes off with Dog Poop

The heist went off poorly. Or exceedingly well, I suppose, depending on what the mugger was after: An unknown man approached a 62-year-old woman as she was walking her dog just before 10 a.m. on the 100 block of Dakot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/mugger-makes-off-with-dog-poop/

Hello Kitty Apple Pies

Michele Chen of I Heart Baking made these adorable pocket pies shaped like Kitty White. At first, I thought that a pastry button would be a better nose than the punch out, but Michele explains that all of the holes s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/hello-kitty-apple-pies/

"Clean Me" by Alison Carmichael

London-based hand lettering artist Alison Carmichael brought doodling "clean me" on dirty cars to a whole new level! With art like that, I'm pretty sure that truck will...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/clean-me-by-alison-carmichael/

Plasticine Tattooine: Celebrating Minor Star Wars Characters

Tired of Darth Vader, Yoda, Luke and Han hogging all the spotlight? So was artist Elliott Quince - that's why he created this art series Plasticine Tattooine, which lets C-listers of the Star...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/plasticine-tattooine-celebrating-minor-star-wars-characters/

Kevin vs. the Tomato

(YouTube link) There's nothing a tortoise likes better than a fresh tomato -just ask any tomato gardener! Kevin is no exception, but he desperately needs a teeny little pair of tortoiseshell glasses. He has terrible...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/kevin-vs-the-tomato/

96-year-old Veteran Still Donates Blood

Joe Johnson has lived at the Morningside retirement center in Greenwood, South Carolina, for about ten years now. He's been a regular blood donor for most of his life, and sees no reason to stop now. Johnson said in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/96-year-old-veteran-still-donates-blood/

Star Wars, Episode I: The Time Lord Menace

(Video Link) I'm having trouble following the plot of this Doctor Who episode. I mean more so than usual. But also like a Doctor Who episode, it's great fun even when it doesn't make sense. Rick Ke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/star-wars-episode-i-the-time-lord-menace/

Pantone Hotel

Love colors? Then staying at a boring ol' hotel simply won't do! Thank goodness Pantone came to the rescue! Behold, the Pantone Hotel, a seven-story, 59-room hotel in Brussels by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/pantone-hotel/

Comical and Informative Wedding Program

Ian and Karen had a fabulously geeky wedding featuring comic book invitations, d20 cupcake toppers, Tetris centerpieces, swords, armor and kilts. It was officiated by the couple's Dungeon Master dressed as the priest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/informative-wedding-program/

Roger Williams' Big Idea

Calvinist preacher Roger Williams emigrated from England to the colonies with a wave of Puritans in 1630. He was fleeing religious strife, but found controversies in America as well -with the leaders of his own sect. Wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/roger-williams-big-idea/

Transforming Gingerbead House

(Video Link) "Run, run as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm Gingerbreadtron!" Brian Hall, a mechatronics student at McMaster University in Ontario, made this gingerbread house that transforms into a fighting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/transforming-gingerbead-house/

Bullseye Dart Party Picks

Bullseye Dart Party Picks - $9.95 The New Year is almost here. Are resolved to throw the best parties of 2012? Get on target with the Bullseye Dart Party Picks from the NeatoShop. This winning Bullseye Dart Party Pick...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/bullseye-dart-party-picks/

The Bunny Museum

The Obscura Society took a tour of the Bunny Museum in Pasadena, California recently and brought back many pictures to post, in case you live to far away to visit in person. The Bunny Museum was born on Valentine’s Da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/the-bunny-museum/

Weather Monsters

A weather map from yesterday shows Godzilla eating Iowa while Mothra (or is it Rodan?) zooms in from the Pacific Northwest. We are all doomed! LinkGodzilla, pareidolia, weather map...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/weather-monsters/

Red Panda Moves In

(YouTube link) A red panda decided to move in with a family in the suburbs of Leshan, Sichuan Province, China, last week. The homeowners were watching the wild panda as they ate a meal outside, and slowly approached...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/red-panda-moves-in/

Platycerium: A Pretty Peculiar Plant

The plants of the genus Platycerium are more commonly known as Staghorn or Elkhorn ferns. They grow on trees, but are not parasites, because they generate their own nutrition from water and sunlight. However...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/platycerium-a-pretty-peculiar-plant/

The Coming and Going of Cello Scrotum

A look at a transitory medical concept by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, Improbable Research staff The years 1974–2009 saw the inspiration, birth, and death of a medical ailment that puzzled some physicians, in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/the-coming-and-going-of-cello-scrotum/

Calvin And Hobbes Vs. Christopher Robin And Pooh

In the alternate reality presented by these slick illustrations by Coran Stone, Calvin and Hobbes grew up to be super spies, and Christopher Robin and Pooh Bear are hell bent on bringing them both down. These illu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/calvin-and-hobbes-vs-christopher-robin-and-pooh/

Portal 2 The Present

John already shared a Portal Christmas tree with you guys, but this Portal wrapping job is equally amazing. While this is a really cool way to wrap a present, it seems weird to buy two copies of the same game just to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/portal-2-the-present/










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