Archive for February 4th, 2012

Batmobile Cake

Truly Custom Cakery based its cake on the Batmobile from the 1989 movie. Would the Tumbler Batmobile taste better? Or the 60s-era Batmobile? This calls for a comprehensive study. Link -via That's Nerdalicious! | B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/04/batmobile-cake/

Darth Hoot

Costume retailer HalloweenCostumes.com recently held a contest for variations on Darth Vader's iconic helmet. This feathery one wasn't among the winners, but I think it's the cutest. Who could resist obeying his ever...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/04/darth-hoot/

Drawing with Fire

Steven Spazuk draws with fire by holding a candle up to pieces of canvas, then adjusting the soot with brushes, knives, and his fingers to create images. I really like his impressionistic works, like the one above. B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/04/drawing-with-fire/

C3PO Descending a Staircase and Other Classic Works of Science Fiction Art

Sir, it's quite possible this staircase is not entirely stable. Nonetheless, C3PO will descend it as Mr. Duchamp requires. John Mattos composed this painting. You can see a roundup of other famous works of art with a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/04/c3po-descending-a-staircase-and-other-classic-works-of-science-fiction-art/

Lawsuit: Defendant Breached a Duty Not to Shoot Bottle Rockets Out of His Bottom

Beer + fraternity = lawsuit: A college student claims he was injured when a fraternity member in a "drunken stupor" decided "that it would be a good idea to shoot bottle rockets out of his anus," and did so, "but inst...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/04/lawsuit-defendant-breached-a-duty-not-to-shoot-bottle-rockets-out-of-his-bottom/

Why French Parents Are Superior

Forget Tiger Moms! The secret to raising great, well-behaved kids is ... being French! Pamela Druckerman explains why French parents are superior: Why was it, for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/04/why-french-parents-are-superior/

America's Most Miserable Cities

Feeling miserable today? Maybe you live in Miami, Florida. The city - famous for mega-million mansions and South Beach clubs - has just gotten the unenviable title of America's Most Misera...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/04/americas-most-miserable-cities-2/

Can You Identify All of the Cartoons in MetLife's Super Bowl Ad?

Who showed up in MetLife's toon-filled Super Bowl ad? And can you find Waldo? Cartoonist Mark Anderson has the answers (and one question in his blog - see if you can identify...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/04/can-you-identify-all-of-the-cartoons-in-metlifes-super-bowl-ad/

The Bacon Milk Shake

Resistance is futile. You KNOW you want it. Behold, the Bacon Shake from Jack in the Box. The SFist writes: So, Jack in the Box created a Bacon Milkshake. Why? Becaus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/04/the-bacon-milk-shake/

This Should Be Facebook's Theme Song!

Poke! Happy Birthday, Facebook! Not only is today Facebook's birthday, but no doubt that you've also heard that Facebook is going to go public soon. The $5 billion IPO will surely be a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/04/this-should-be-facebooks-theme-song/

Anatomical Heart Pencil Holder

Anatomical Heart Pencil Holder - $19.95 This Valentine's Day, give your loved one your heart ... Your Anatomical Heart Pencil Holder from the NeatoShop, that is....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/04/anatomical-heart-pencil-holder/

Meme Movie Posters

You've seen many minimalist art posters based on movies, but how about minimalist posters for internet memes? Artist Stefan Van Zoggel created 29 of them so far, illustrating both classic and recent memes. Link -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/04/meme-movie-posters/

Super Bowl Cakes

Jen Yates has a roundup of cake wrecks celebrating the Super Bowl. Can you decipher the message on these cupcakes? HINT: It's starts with the word "gone." Both teams are represented equally in the collection at Cak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/04/super-bowl-cakes/

Motion Feel

(vimeo link) Once, a short film like this would have been called "experimental." Now it's an art form. Shinji Inamoto presents wildly transforming objects for the sake of enjoying the transformations. -via Laughing Sq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/04/motion-feel/

Ridiculous Monsters from the 15th Century

This is what happens when the person who actually saw something is not the same person who has the art supplies to illustrate it. They probably never even met, so what you end up with is somewhat akin to the Telephon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/04/ridiculous-monsters-from-the-15th-century/

This Week at Neatorama

Another in the parade of February holidays is tomorrow: Super Bowl Sunday! Giants vs. Patriots, a rematch of the 2008 game. The ads, of course, are the ultimate efforts of the ad agencies. But I found out years ago that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/04/this-week-at-neatorama-89/

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Sex

No matter how much you think you know, science is always coming up with new findings. Think you are safe from STDs? Think again: Studies show over 80% of all sexually active adults will contract an STD at some point, al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/04/10-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-sex/

Fused Portraits Of People Then And Now

Now this is an interesting idea for a photo series-combine recently taken portraits of people with photos from when they were children, but instead of using Photoshop photographer Bobby Lee Adams uses a well placed t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/04/portraits-of-people-then-and-now-fused-the-old-fashioned-way/
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