Archive for January 22nd, 2012

Some Of The Most Blatant Rip-Offs In Video Game History

Movies aren't the only entertainment medium fond of ripping off ideas, video games have been ripping each other off from day one. The games on this list compiled by Dorkly are made up of familiar games with a slightl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/22/some-of-the-most-blatant-rip-offs-in-video-game-history/

Ice Cube Celebrates The Eames

(YouTube Link) Superstar rapper, actor and all around fly individual Ice Cube has come a long way from his days in the gangsta rap group N.W.A., or has he? Turns out this boy from tha hood once studied Architectural...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/22/ice-cube-celebrates-the-eames/

The Artist Who Literally Paints Herself Into A Corner

Peruvian artist Cecilia Paredes takes anonymity to a whole new level-by painting herself into the background. She cleverly matches the background patterns and paints them onto her canvas naked body in order to "bl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/22/the-artist-that-literally-paints-herself-into-a-corner/

Apocalypse Later, Surf Now - A Not So Endless Summer

(YouTube Link)  YouTuber keef70 decided to use 3d and visual effects software to spice up his surf videos, and in my opinion he did a great job! Here's what led to making this ambitious short: I wanted to learn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/22/apocalypse-later-surf-now-a-not-so-endless-summer/

Can America Make the iPhone? (Hint: It's Not About The Labor Cost)

Back in February, President Obama surprised Steve Jobs with a question of what it would take to make the iPhones in the United States, rather than China. Jobs replied that the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/22/can-america-make-the-iphone-hint-its-not-about-the-labor-cost/

Tea Bag Cookies

Kim of Party Frosting made these adorable cookies when she saw wooden tea bag toys. It occurred to her that she could make a tastier alternative out of shortbread. With a touch of chocolate frosting, they really do l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/22/tea-bag-cookies/

Breakdancing Traffic Cop

(Video Link) This video, allegedly from the Philippines, shows a traffic cop who has missed his calling. But will it Benny Hillify? -via Boing Boingdancing, breakdancing, traffic cop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/22/breakdancing-traffic-cop/

Vespa Computer Workstation

Australian designer David Giametta's 1968 Vespa scooter was beyond restoration, but not beyond repurposing. He modded the back end into a hip laptop desk. Link -via Walyou (warning: auto-sound) P.S. Giametta to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/22/vespa-computer-workstation/

Crab Galaxies

Some crab species burrow homes into sandy beaches. As they dig, they form sand and dirt into small spheres, which they then push to the surface. When large colonies of crabs are active, they can form unintentional bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/22/crab-galaxies/

Grass Flip Flops Let You Walk Barefoot Everywhere

At least in simulation, because they're covered with artificial turf. But if you like to walk barefoot through grass, Kusa's flip flops are a step in the right direction. Link -via Gizmodoshoes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/22/grass-flip-flops-let-you-walk-barefoot-everywhere/

Huge Spider Puppet

(Video Link) Don't run away, Meat Shield. It's a hundred experience points, yours for the taking. Just keep his attention while we slip around behind him. -via Super Punch | Artist's Websitespiders, puppetry...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/22/huge-spider-puppet/

LEGO USS Reliant From Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

The redoubtable Miranda-class cruisers were in Starfleet service for a century and saw action from the Battle of the Mutara Nebula to the Battle of Cardassia. For us Trekkies, the most famous was the Rel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/22/lego-uss-reliant-from-star-trek-ii-the-wrath-of-khan/

Guide to Flirtation of Yore

Image via the National Library of New Zealand The 13 rules of eye flirtation above probably saved society from descending into eye flirtation chaos - I mean, could you imagi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/22/guide-to-flirtation-of-yore/

Sterling Cooper Vader Price. How May I Direct Your Call?

(Video Link) Dann Matthews is right. Darth Vader and Don Draper have a lot in common, such as a mysterious past and the ability to force-choke people at ten paces. -via Popped CultureStar Wars, darth vader, Mad M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/22/sterling-cooper-vader-price-how-may-i-direct-your-call/

The True Story Behind Pangaea's Separation

While your teachers may have spread lies about planetary plates shifting and causing the continents to separate, Dan Meth is brave enough to share the truth with us. Pangaea occurred when the continents were cuddling...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/22/the-true-story-behind-pangaeas-seperation/

Another Awesomely Geeky License Plate

While this one wasn't on the Mental Floss list of geeky license plates I linked to earlier this week, the great thing about this plate is that it actually takes into account the vehicle model as well. Link Via Gee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/22/another-awesomely-geeky-license-plate/

Because You Can Always Use More Maru

(Video Link) You never know which box he will choose and how he will approach entering each one. Likewise, you never know if he will actually fit into each box. Via Cute OverloadCute, videos, animals, pets, Maru...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/22/because-you-can-always-use-more-maru/

The Official Currency of the Geek Federacy

I don't know about you guys, but I sure wouldn't spend this gorgeous artwork on just anything. No, it would have to be on something awesome like a wookie cookie. Link Via The Daily WhatArt, Star Wars, money, Sci F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/22/the-official-currency-of-the-geek-federacy/
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