Archive for March 16th, 2012

Planet of the Apes Dance Party

(Video Link) Scenes from Planet of the Apes. Glow sticks. Mirror ball underpants. Electronic dance music. It makes no sense, and yet feels right. Brad Hasse, the madman behind it, writes: ...I couldn't h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/planet-of-the-apes-dance-party/

Man with Terminal Cancer Seeks TARDIS Urn for His Ashes

True geeks, Kevin "Wash" Pratt and Tashi King watched Serenity on their first date. Watchmen, Doctor Who, steampunk and conventions soon followed. Then, shortly after they married, Kevin was di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/man-with-terminal-cancer-seeks-tardis-urn-for-his-ashes/

Millennials: The Most Selfish Generation Ever?

In the late 80s, the movie Wall Street introduced us to Gordon Gekko, a banker whose motto "Greed is good," is often used as mascot to highlight the selfishness of the youn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/millennials-the-most-selfish-generation-ever/

"The Chase" Is One Good Looking Animated Short

(YouTube Link) This slick, action packed animated short by Philippe Gamer and Space Patrol Studio is called "The Chase", and it will keep your eyes glued to the screen until the very end, when the whole thing makes a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/the-chase-is-one-good-looking-animated-short-with-a-twist/

The Doctor in Lightsaber Training

The Doctor normally eschews weapons, but sometimes you need a tool that works on wood. DeviantART user Drombyb has a gallery of impressive Doctor Who fan art, including this crossover idea that we must hide...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/the-doctor-in-lightsaber-training/

Clerk Fights off Armed Robber with Tape Dispenser

(Video Link) When it comes to violence, "...better a pointed stick and a furious anger than a death ray and the soul of a rabbit." Christopher Baird tried to rob Euan Brown, a store clerk in Finstown, Orkney Islands...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/clerk-fights-off-armed-robber-with-tape-dispenser/

Get A Vasectomy, Score A Free Pizza

(YouTube Link) What's the easiest way to score a free pizza in Hyannis, Massachusetts? Why, by getting a vasectomy, of course! The old "free pizza can sell anything" routine has finally hit rock bottom, thanks to t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/get-a-vasectomy-score-a-free-pizza/

Floral Bunny Apron

Floral Bunny Apron - $20.95 Is it time you got your Easter on? You need the Floral Bunny Apron from the NeatoShop. This adorable adult-sized apron features a bunny rabbit with applique nose, embroidered eyes, and a th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/floral-bunny-apron/

Bebop And Rocksteady Hit The Town

This impressive act of cosplay-osity features a very fuzzy Bebop and a rather imposing Rocksteady lurking around town, ready to bust some turtle shells. Are these guys going to a pro costume party, or do they work...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/bebop-and-rocksteady-hit-the-town/

Harry Potter Horseplay, Er, Horse Cosplay

Do you want to see horses dressed like Hogwarts students? Buzzfeed can supply them in large quantities. Because that's what horse owners are doing these days, I guess. See this one? It's not a custom, one-of-a-kind j...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/harry-potter-horseplay-er-horse-cosplay/

Paintings That Depict The Wonderful World Of LEGO

These paintings by Aurelie Montfrond are like visualizations of what goes on inside a child's mind as they play with their LEGO sets, the figures embarking on a grand adventure both simple in scope and brilliantly co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/paintings-depict-the-wonderful-world-of-lego/

Hobbit Hole Playhouse

Forget treehouses! This is what kids and the young-at-heart want: Hobbit hole playhouse, built by Etsy seller Wooden Wonders of Maine. Nerd Approved has more pics: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/hobbit-hole-playhouse/

Basketball Recycled into a Handbag

Valérie Valad's clever handbag finds a new use for a worn out basketball. This and other works by her were on exhibit at the La Galerie Végétal in Paris during the past month. Link (Google Translate) -via Handm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/basketball-recycled-into-a-handbag/

Wandering Minds Are Due to Working Memory Capacity

You're going about your business, when all of the sudden your mind wanders ... what just happened? Studies have shown that our minds wander half the time we're doing something....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/wandering-minds-are-due-to-working-memory-capacity/

Riding the Space Shuttle Booster Rocket

If you love watching the Space Shuttle launch, you'd love this nifty video clip that lets you "ride" on the Rocket Booster (for both the launch and the re-entry parts)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/riding-the-space-shuttle-booster-rocket/

Star Wars in the Eye of a Needle

We've featured micro-artist Willard Wigan several times before on Neatorama, but I've never seen his Star Wars creation before. Like Willard's other art, the characters are so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/star-wars-in-the-eye-of-a-needle/

Eau de Pope: Cologne Designed Just for The Pope

Does the Pope smell good? That's like asking the question whether he's Catholic - of course he smells good, thanks to a custom cologne developed just for him: Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/eau-de-pope-cologne-designed-just-for-the-pope/

Hamutsun Serve

I suspect that Rikiccho and Dah-yoshi of Hamutsun Serve aren't actually real human beings. I mean, there's no way that real people can move like that, right? Here they are danci...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/hamutsun-serve/

Real Life Tom and Jerry

It's like Tom and Jerry but in real life! Photographer Malcolm Case-Green snapped this photo of a tiny mouse that doesn't take kindly to being bullied: Looking like a scene...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/real-life-tom-and-jerry/

Tick Says Hello from Inside a Scanning Electron Microscope

Tick: it takes a licking, and keeps on ... well, ticking, I suppose. A Japanese researcher found out by accident how hardy ticks can be: they survive being stuffed in a vacuum and bomb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/tick-says-hello-from-inside-a-scanning-electron-microscope/

Longcat Monitor Sitter

Longcat Monitor Sitter - $11.95 You don't have to surf the web alone! The Longcat Monitor Sitter from the NeatoShop is there for you, patiently waiting with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/longcat-monitor-sitter/

The “O”: An Innovative Means of Exploring Abandoned Railways

Italian designer Davide Bonanni designed a small four-wheel vehicle that can travel on rails or on the ground by pedal power. Called the "O," it is shaped just like that. The idea is to make it easier for people to e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/the-o-an-innovative-means-of-exploring-abandoned-railways/

Dogs Perform with Musician

(YouTube link) The YouTube title of this video is Dogs Match Music Notes Perfectly, which is a bit misleading because several times the dogs hit a note before the ocarina player does. I'm not sure exactly how this was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/dogs-perform-with-musician/

Pizza Roulette: A Single, Unmarked Slice of Pizza is Coated in Liquified Pepper

Jill said, "No, John, not that slice. You want this one." I should have known that something was wrong. Hell Kitchen, a pizzeria chain in New Zealand, now offers pizzas which include a slice that is covered with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/pizza-roulette-a-single-unmarked-slice-of-pizza-is-coated-in-liquidified-pepper/

All My Friends Are Still Dead

All My Friends Are Still Dead, the new illustrated book (no, not a children's book) by Avery Monsen and Jory John is the sequel to their very successful book All My Friends Are Dead. Link -via Laugh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/all-my-friends-are-still-dead/

Problem?

(YouTube link) Lighting flares in the stands has been prohibited at soccer games in Turkey. Here's how fans responded. -via redditturkey, football, meme, soccer, trollface...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/problem/

Play "The Imperial March" on a YouTube Frog

(Video Link) It's a frog croacking, but more! Hit play, then the following sequence of keys: 6 6 6 8 56 8 56, 3 3 3 2 56 8 56 8 56. You'll hear "The Imperial March" from Star Wars. Then contemplate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/play-the-imperial-march-on-a-youtube-frog/

Vintage Bus Tickets

A Vintage Flavor has a dozen bus tickets from Milwaukee in the 1930s. Imagine riding the bus all week for just a dollar! In those days, it was cost-effective to redesign the passes every week to discourage re-use or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/vintage-bus-tickets/

World Record Guinea Pig Jump

(YouTube link) A guinea pig in Rosyth, Fife, Scotland, named Truffles took a leap into the record books in front of Guinness-appointed witnesses, his 13-year-old owner Chloe Macari, and her scout troop. Truffles jumpe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/world-record-guinea-pig-jump/

Grant Wood's American Gothic

No American artwork has been parodied more than American Gothic. Zombies, dogs, Beavis and Butthead, the Muppets, Lego figures, and even Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton have taken a turn with the pitchfork. But the pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/16/grant-woods-american-gothic/










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