Archive for January 25th, 2012

Teen Life in 1947 Iowa

Photo: George Skadding/LIFE Archives Ah, the life of a teenager. Long before the era of Facebook, texting, and clubbing, there's the hopping soda shop scene. LIFE photographer George...

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Andre The Giant Holding a Can of Beer

That's not a tiny can of beer. That's actually a normal sized 12 oz. can of Molson. The huge hand belongs to André the Giant: Link And you know what goes great with beer? Peanuts....

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Floating Grill for Pool Parties

It's called the Floating Flamer, and the design is simple but ingenious. Why bother leaving the pool to get fresh, hot burgers and steaks? Just swim over. The Floating Flamer is available in two models and, here's th...

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Felted Anatomy

Dan Beckemeyer added needle felted muscles and blood vessels to anatomical diagrams. It's like the drawings are coming to life. Link -via Colossalneedlefelting, anatomy, felting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/felted-anatomy/

President John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive

John Tyler (1790-1862), the tenth President of the United States, left office in 1845. Though quite old, he fathered a son in 1853. That son himself fathered two sons at an advanced age in 1924 and 1928. Those two men,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/president-john-tylers-grandsons-are-still-alive/

Restoring Classic Work Boots

I really grok Michael Williams' motivation for this project. I have a pair of comfortable leather shoes that I've worn almost every day for the past five years. I've done both office work and manual labor in them and...

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The End of Résumés

It used to be that composing a quality résumé and wearing pants to a job interview were critical to a successful job hunt. But that's changing. Well, one of them is. Hiring managers are increasingly looking toward appl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/the-end-of-resumes/

Still Life

(vimeo link) Artist Scott Garner gives us a depiction of a bowl of fruit on a table, named "Still Life." But this interactive artwork is anything but still! Link -via The Daily What Geekgravity, physics, interactive,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/still-life-3/

Chainsaw Bayonet Attachment Offers More Ways To Mow Zombies Down

Man, with all the innovative ways people have come up with to destroy zombies, humanity should be well prepared if we ever end up in neck deep in the walking dead! The latest innovation comes in the form of the Do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/chainsaw-bayonet-attachment-offers-more-ways-to-mow-zombies-down/

Pirate Bay Reveals Newest Trend-Downloading Objects For 3D Printing

While technologically inept government officials argue over the fate of our beloved interwebs, and the thought of people sharing data is scrutinized and villainized by those who admittedly "don't get it", those who f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/pirate-bay-reveals-newest-trend-downloading-objects-for-3d-printing/

Wilco Channels Popeye For Their Latest Music Video

(YouTube Link) No one has ever accused me of being a fan of Wilco, or their alt-country sound, but I have been a huge fan of Popeye ever since I was a wee lad, getting in trouble for emulating the Sailor Man by beatin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/wilco-channels-popeye-for-their-latest-music-video/

Mickey Mouse X Joy Division = WTF

If "love will tear us apart", then we'll surely be left in one piece by this newest Disney oddity-the Mouse that helped create an empire meets the cover art of Joy Division's album Unknown Pleasures in their...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/mickey-mouse-x-joy-division-wtf/

Strange Space Station Designs That Didn't Make The Cut

Before construction on the International Space Station began, a flood of conceptual designs passed across the drawing board, an Wired has gathered a gallery of designs that didn't make the cut. From far out, scifi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/strange-space-station-designs-that-didnt-make-the-cut/

You Won't Like Obama When He's Angry

This incredibly cool sculpture is brought to you by the twisted mind of Ron English, an artist known for warping iconic figures into ironic statements (see Fat Tony and Dead Mickey), and who previously brought us an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/you-wont-like-obama-when-hes-angry/

Cardboard Kitten Tank

Instructables member TigrisLi make a tank for her kitten out of cardboard, and posted the instructions so you can make one, too! Even if you don't want a kitty-sized cardboard tank, don't miss the short film she made...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/cardboard-kitten-tank/

Should Senior Citizen Discounts Be Banned?

Over at USA Today, Don Campbell is hoppin' mad about the economic injustice, nay reverse "ageism" that is the senior citizen discount. He opines: ... t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/should-senior-citizen-discounts-be-banned/

Name That Road in Virginia (For a Fee)

Well, they already sell the naming rights to stadiums, so why not bridges or roads? In order to generate funds for road maintenance, Virginia governor Robert McDonnell is pro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/name-that-road-in-virginia-for-a-fee/

Fans Recreate Awkward Pose of Mary Jane from Spider-Man

John's post about Jim Hines posing as women on the covers of fantasy novels reminded me of this clever bit of Tumblry from last year, where fans re-created Mary Jane's awkward pose fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/fans-recreate-awkward-pose-of-mary-jane-from-spider-man/

When Larry Met Sergey

When Larry Met Sergey is the highly condensed story of Larry Page and Sergey Brin and the company they named Google. Scroll down for each chapter (slowly, because the graphics are in layers) and watch the men's hairs...

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Boots and Cats

(YouTube link) This makes no sense at all, but does that matter when a video has cats and boots and other stuff? It's even got a catchy chant! Animation by Henry Edmonds, with music by Robert Clouth. -via Buzzfeedcats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/boots-and-cats/

Money Laundering

After the fire department came and found someone had pulled a false alarm, Louisville Metro Police responded to a call about a man acting very strange. They arrived to find Jose Veras of Radcliff, Kentucky, in an apartme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/money-laundering/

Mal and Chad's New Book!

Comic artist Stephen McCranie has been very busy the past few months, and the result is a new book called Mal and Chad: Food Fight! featuring boy genius Mal and his talking dog Chad. To publicize the book, S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/mal-and-chads-new-book/

Celebrity Sleepovers

(video link) New York comedian Mark Malkoff visited every Starbucks in Manhattan, raced a Big Wheel against a bus, and treated people to free cab rides. His latest stunt is to take a trip to Los Angeles and avoid hote...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/celebrity-sleepovers/

What Your Favorite Blog Says About You

Slackstory posted a list of blogs and the characteristics of those who like them. You’ve bought food from ThinkGeek? Are we really that geeky? I didn't even know ThinkGeek sold food (I tend to get my candy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/what-your-favorite-blog-says-about-you/

Fantasy Author Imitates Women's Poses on the Covers of Fantasy Novels

Jim Hines wanted to show off his body make a statement about the sexist depiction of women on the covers of fantasy novels. So his wife took photos of Hines while he awkwardly posed like the cover girls. Link -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/fantasy-author-imitates-womens-poses-on-the-covers-of-fantasy-novels/

Bigfoot

(YouTube link) Michel Gondry produced this ad for Sunshine Sakae, a Japanese department store. The store connection will eventually become clear, although you may be giggling too much to catch it. (via The Daily What)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/bigfoot/

Pork: The Cure for a Nosebleed

Shoving pork up one's nose is a folk remedy for nosebleeds in some cultures. Now medical researchers think that it may be an effective and safe treatment. The Guardian quotes a recent medical journal article:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/pork-the-cure-for-a-nosebleed/

The Nose Hair Notification Service

Some people hesitate to approach people and inform them that they should trim their nose hairs. Why? I have no idea. It appears to be some weird social taboo about commenting on other people's body hair. But now it's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/the-nose-hair-notification-service/

7 Amazing Stories of Lost and Re-Found Wedding Rings

If you’re married, you’ve almost certainly misplaced your wedding ring at one place or another and even if you’ve never actually lost it, you probably know someone else who has. After all, a little ban...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/25/7-amazing-stories-of-lost-and-re-found-wedding-rings/

Making The Jumbaco A Reality

If you've seen the Jack In The Box commercials promoting the imaginary Jumbaco, then you probably already figured that someone would end up trying the item out, even if it isn't actually on the menu. Sure enough, Ser...

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