Archive for January 16th, 2012

T-Rex Sculpture Made Out Of Recycled Metal Parts

As if T-Rex, the big daddy of dinosaurs with a serious appetite to match, isn't badass enough in the scaly flesh, now he's been built out of scrap metal parts by sculptor Andrew Chase. And, while this over two foo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/t-rex-sculpture-made-out-of-recycled-metal-parts/

Like Comic Books With Mature Storylines? Then Check Out Damaged

Comics have come a long way from the days of pandering to children in order to sell a product. These days, they're full of mature stories and subject matter that would make Golden Age Superman blush, and tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/like-comic-books-with-mature-storylines-then-check-out-damaged/

An Epic Level Performance Of Musical Nerdery

(YouTube Link) Musical nerdery doesn't get much more epic than this performance by Bit Brigade, where they play the soundtrack to Mega Man II while the entire game is being played on a screen behind...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/an-epic-level-performance-of-musical-nerdery/

Gauntlet Cover Art Re-Imagined

This is what the classic video game Gauntlet would have looked like if it took place in some sort of dwarven alternate reality, imagined and beautifully illustrated by DeviantARTist Mike Azevedo. In this version, you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/gauntlet-cover-art-re-imagined/

The Ridiculous Anti-Ninja Turtles Campaign From The 90s

(YouTube Link) Apparently there was a group of Canadian moralists who fought against violent, corrupting influences on children in the early 90s, and made their message known in a propaganda film entitled Not Just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/the-ridiculous-anti-ninja-turtles-campaign-from-the-90s/

Strange Felted Wool Sculptures By Zoe Williams

The subjects Zoe Williams sculpts out of felted wool are, for the most part, critters which look good with a bit of fuzz on them, even if that fuzz is contrasted by sharp and spiky bits. Ultimately, they look too...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/strange-felted-wool-sculptures-by-zoe-williams/

A Professor Snape-Inspired Office

Logospilgrim is just a bit interested in the character of Severus Snape from Harry Potter. She has Snape tattoos, dresses like Snape, and has written two books about him. Her home office is a shrine packed w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/a-professor-snape-inspired-office/

Atari 2600 iPhone Dock

Etsy seller Daniel McLeod writes "I had an old Atari 2600 that had stopped working and I couldn't just get rid of it." Well, of course not! That'd be like getting rid of your own mother because she got old. Classic A...

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Footballs

The Super Bowl is less than three weeks away, so you'd better start making plans. These strawberry treats are hardcore football fan food. Jackie Dodd of Domestic Fits provides a simple recipe at the link. Link -vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/chocolate-covered-strawberry-footballs/

Patient Got $44 Million Bill for a Doctor's Visit

Sure hospital bills are notorious for being expensive, but one New York man learned that he racked up an unusually high bill for a doctor's visit: The hospital cured his p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/patient-got-44-million-bill-for-a-doctors-visit/

Most Creative Employee Excuses for Being Late to Work

Late to work again? Don't settle for drab excuses like traffic or oversleeping - your boss has undoubtedly heard those before. Instead, distract 'em with a creative excuse for your t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/most-creative-employee-excuses-for-being-late-to-work/

Cupcake Measuring Spoons

Cupcake Measuring Spoons - $12.95 Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Are you looking for sweet treat for your love muffin? Get them the Cupcake Measuring Spoons from the NeatoShop. This great set of 4 measuri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/59194/

This Car is a Regulation Pool Table

Big Daddy Vini, the legendary car customizer, build this portable billiard hall onto an old Chevrolet Monte Carlo chassis. When it's on site, levels make sure that the table is properly balanced. The cab features a r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/this-car-is-a-regulation-pool-table/

Supercut Video of Lionel Richie's "Hello."

(Video Link)It's like all of cinematic history has been a grand conspiracy to express the lyrics of Lionel Richie's song "Hello." Thankfully, Matthijs Vlot has uncovered the truth. -via Nerdcore | Vlot's Webs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/supercut-video-of-lionel-richies-hello/

Should Wearing Pajamas In Public Be Banned?

Do you like to go about town wearing comfy pajama pants? Not in Shreveport, Louisiana, you won't ... if a local parish commissioner has his way! Caddo Parish District 3 Co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/should-wearing-pajamas-in-public-be-banned/

iPoo Toilet

Finally! A toilet worthy of Apple fanboys. Meet the iPoo Toilet, which sadly only exists as a conceptual design. Designer Milos Paripovic said: Unlike some Apple pro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/ipoo-toilet/

File Sharing Is Now a Religion in Sweden

Pirates and file-sharers, rejoice! The Missionary Church of Kopimism (just say it out loud) has been recognized as a religion in Sweden: Since 2010 a group of self-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/file-sharing-is-now-a-religion-in-sweden/

Food Flags

Italy (basil, pasta, and tomatoes) To promote the Sydney International Food Festival, ad agency WHYBIN created a neat series of flags made from the countries' traditional food...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/food-flags/

Martin Luther King, Jr. Murals

Camilo José Vergara takes photographs of street art. A popular subject for the art he finds is Martin Luther King, Jr. who appears in murals in city after city. Smithsonian has a dozen of Vergara's pictures of these...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/martin-luther-king-jr-murals/

The Curious Case of William James Clark

William James Clark was caught impersonating a Green Beret at a gun show in Alaska in 2010. Real veterans can spot a fake easier than those with no military experience realize. That story reached the FBI and Clark was ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/the-curious-case-of-william-james-clark/

Would Americans Trust Your Profession?

Not if you're a member of Congress, they won't! No surprise there - politicians haven't been highly regarded for their honesty and ethics by John Q. Public for decades, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/would-americans-trust-your-profession/

He-Man is Sexy and He Knows It

(YouTube link) He-Man footage is set to "I'm Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO. I will never be able to hear this song anywhere again without thinking of He-Man and his cartoon body. -via The Daily Whatmusic video, heman,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/he-man-is-sexy-and-he-knows-it/

Candy Heart Hats

Amanda Joyner makes fascinators and pillbox hats that she sells at her Etsy store. Several are modeled after candy message hearts that would be perfect for Valentines Day! Order yours early enough and you might be ab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/candy-heart-hats/

Social Media Spoof Ads by Milwaukee Public Library

Remember libraries? You know, the place where they have books you can borrow for free? Well, the Milwaukee Public Library has a pretty nifty ad campaign poking fun at social me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/social-media-spoof-ads-by-milwaukee-public-library/

Snow Forts

One of the best things a kid (or an adult) can do with tons of snow is make a snow fort. They keep the wind off you, lend a hand to all kinds of imaginative play, and with enough kids inside, they even get warm! But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/snow-forts/

Ladies Night Hinge Wallet

Ladies Night Hinge Wallet - $14.95 Are you planning your next girls night out? Make sure your personal items are well protected with the Ladies Night hinged wallet from the NeatoShop. Your friends will Marvel at your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/ladies-night-hinge-wallet/

Knitted Tapestry Reveals the Mona Lisa When Viewed from the Right Angle

(Video Link) Mathematical crafters Pat Ashforth and Steve Plummer have lately been exploring ways to knit optical illusions. The results are amazing! They have other knitted illusions at the link, including ones sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/knitted-tapestry-reveals-the-mona-lisa-when-viewed-from-the-right-angle/

This Breakfast Is the Right Way to Start, and Finish the Day

If you eat everything, it's free and you get a t-shirt and your picture posted on the hall of fame. Despite this motivation, only one person has finished the Winkinator Challenge from Mary Jane's Cafe in Warrensburg,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/this-breakfast-is-the-right-way-to-start-and-finish-the-day/

Don't Scratch Your Face While Driving Mercedes-Benz's Gesture-Controlled Car

(Video Link) The Dynamic & Intuitive Control Experience (DICE) is an experimental system that could allow people to control cars by moving their hands in front of sensors. It also has options to access social media...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/dont-scratch-your-face-while-driving-mercedes-benzs-gesture-controlled-car/

More Movie Posters from an Alternative Universe

Last year, we showed you a gallery of Alternate Universe Movie Posters by Sean Hartter. Peter Stults took this idea and ran with it, giving us another collection of awesome modern movies starring actors from a differ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/16/more-movie-posters-from-an-alternative-universe/








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