Archive for February 22nd, 2012

Some Good Advice For Mrs. Clark

Kids have a knack for cutting through the BS and telling it like it is, especially when it comes to handing out advice. The brilliant 6 year old that wrote up this note for Mrs. Clark has some really sound advice abo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/some-good-advice-for-mrs-clark/

Pokemon Love Song For The Geek At Heart

(YouTube Link) Want to show the Pokemon obsessed love of your life how you feel? Then play them this video by YouTuber HelloIamDanica and watch them swoon. Or, better yet, memorize this song for yourself (lyr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/pokemon-love-song-for-the-geek-at-heart/

Super Mario Bros. Coin Block Lamp

Get your punch on and light up a room in style with this Super Mario Bros. themed coin block lamp, now with punchable on-off switch! So, whether you want to vent your frustration, impress your goofy gamer frie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/super-mario-bros-coin-block-lamp/

Robert Downey Jr. Pin-up Series

This disturbingly funny art mashup series made me retch with laughter, horrified laughter that forced me to close up my laptop when my girlfriend came in the room, so she wouldn't see the source of my uneasiness....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/robert-downey-jr-pin-up-series/

Found: A Lost Star Trek Script Featuring Guest Star Milton Berle

According to screenwriter Norman Spinrad, Gene Roddenberry, the founder of Star Trek, wanted to feature Milton Berle on an episode. Berle, a comedian, had been immensely popular in the 1950s -- to the extent tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/lost-star-trek-script-for-guest-star-milton-berle/

Steampunk Insects

You'd have every reason to freak out if you found one of these in your home, but Lindsey Bessanson's modified insects are just art pieces. She humidifies dead insects, takes them apart, adds decorative gears, and the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/steampunk-insects/

The Voice of Admiral Ackbar Speaks

(Video Link) Though he wasn't given a screen credit, voice actor Erik Bauersfeld brought us Admiral Ackbar and Bib Fortuna of Star Wars. He's skilled at his job and, as we can see in this delightful intervi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/the-voice-of-admiral-ackbar-speaks/

Balcony Pools Hanging in the Air

There's demand for more luxury housing in Mumbai, India, and the architecture firm of James Law is pitching its design for a huge residential complex. Among its features are small pools off the balconies that seem to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/balcony-pools-hanging-in-the-air/

Wafer-Thin Caramel Dragon Lollipop

(Video Link) Strap down your brain because this video is mind-blowing. This guy is a street vendor, but more: he's an artist who has perfected his craft. Watch this vendor paint a thin layer of caramel with a ladle,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/wafer-thin-caramel-dragon-lollipop/

Fort Steuben Bridge Demolition

(YouTube link) The 84-year-old Fort Steuben Bridge connecting Ohio and West Virginia was decommissioned in mere seconds on Tuesday. They did not skimp on the explosives! Luckily, its final performance was caught on hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/fort-steuben-bridge-demolition/

The 23 Types of Vagabonds

Yes, that fellow is a vagabond -- a criminal of some sort -- but what kind? There is a taxonomy, for not all rogues are alike. In 1566, English writer Thomas Harman created one, and eleven years later, William Harrison p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/the-23-types-of-vagabonds/

Leadership Lessons from the Galactic Empire

Even a cursory examination of Palpatine's tenure as Emperor reveals sloppy leadership and a lack of strategic thinking. Imagine what a few outside consultants in organizational transformation could have offered the Galac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/leadership-lessons-from-the-galactic-empire/

The Myth of 8-Hour Sleep

Did you get your 8 hours of shuteye last night or did you spend the better part of the night wondering why conventional wisdom says you need 8 hours of sleep? Stephanie Hegart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/the-myth-of-8-hour-sleep/

Battle Mug

That's not a battle mug. This is a battle mug! Introducing the OPMOD Battle Mug, which has everything you need for combat libation: The OPMOD Batt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/battle-mug/

Zombie Dress Up Wall Decals

Zombie Dress Up Wall Decals - $14.95 Are your plain walls taunting you?  Declare war on your boring space with the Zombie Dress Up Decals from the NeatoShop. This fantastic set of 11 removable and reappliable fab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/zombie-dress-up-wall-decals/

The Periodic Table Table

(YouTube link) We've linked to Theo Gray's Periodic Table Table that contains samples of elements in the table. More than once, in fact, but that's been years ago. Now you get to meet the man who co-founded W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/the-periodic-table-table/

Sailing Like a (Hugo) Boss

Now that's sailing like a boss. Hugo Boss, that is. Alex Thomson performed this seemingly impossible "keel walk" on the keel of a racing sailboat. Found via Twisted...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/sailing-like-a-hugo-boss/

RedBall Project

RedBall Project at the Bopiliao Historic Block in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: swanky/Flickr It's a giant, red ball. How could you not love it? Artist Kurt Perschke explains how the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/redball-project/

Should Affirmative Action Be Completely Banned?

Is it reverse racial discrimination when a qualified white student is denied college admission because the space is taken by a less qualified minority? A case that may affect affirmativ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/should-affirmative-action-be-completely-banned/

Pun Hunting at the Grocery Store

(YouTube link) Jeff Wysaski of Pleated-Jeans went to the supermarket to shop for puns. He found plenty, although the quality of the wares varies widely. Buyer beware! -via Buzzfeedpuns, grocery...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/pun-hunting-at-the-grocery-store/

Graduating Boot Camp at Age 51

Sandra Coast decided to join the U.S. Army, despite the fact that she had to lose 30 pounds for the chance, despite the fact that her son is in the Marine Corps, and despite the fact that she is 51 years old. And she pas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/graduating-boot-camp-at-age-51/

Google Doodle Honors Hertz

Today's Google Doodle is a wave form. This is to commemorate German physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, born 155 years ago today. Hertz proved by experiment the existence of electromagnetic waves. His research led to the de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/google-doodle-honors-hertz/

Mold-Covered Urbex Art

You've seen how abandoned buildings are taken over by vines and spiderwebs and can look really creepy? Daniele Del Nero recreates that feeling in miniature with his buildings covered in natural mold. Grown over seve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/mold-covered-urbex-art/

Animatronic Cat Ears

(YouTube link) Instructables member abetusk designed a set of cat ears that move under your control, making you both cute and geeky! Several pre-programmed movements are controlled by one button in your pocket. The di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/animatronic-cat-ears/

Navy SEALS

Want to look at a bunch of pictures of Navy SEALS in training? In a world where enemies who agree to wear black hats are hard to come by, the military and President Obama have begun to lean on the highly trained, wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/navy-seals/

Start at 45

(YouTube link) The divine Ms. Butt Meddler is back with a new video! The singer is the alter ago of gastroenterologist Patricia Raymond, who is gearing up for Colon Cancer Awareness Month in March by looking out for y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/start-at-45/

20+ Pieces of Superhero Mashup Art

Sure superhero fan art can be fun on its own, but you know what’s better? Non-superheroes suddenly transformed into amazing men and women of comic book lore. Sure they might not be as good at saving the world, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/20-pieces-of-superhero-mashup-art/

Rhett And Link Rap Up The Mario Bros.

(YouTube Link) The comedy-advertising duo Rhett and Link star in this installment of Epic Rap Battles as the Wright Brothers, who are dying to tell the Mario Bros. why the Princess wants to hang out on the bl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/rhett-and-link-rap-up-the-mario-bros/

Batman Armor-Medieval Style

This full leather suit of Batman styled armor may not stop bullets or sharp swords, but it looks badass enough to put fear into the hearts of bad guys, so I'm sure it will serve old Batsy just fine when he hits the s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/batman-armor-medieval-style/

The Mad Commercial Style Of Jack Davis

(YouTube Link) Jack Davis is known for both his work in EC Comics as an illustrator in the 50s, and as a founding member of MAD Magazine, but did you know that he lent his distinctive style to animated TV commercials...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/22/the-mad-commercial-style-of-jack-davis/








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