Archive for March 20th, 2012

Flight of the Conchords Poster by Lisa Przybylski

Lisa Przybylski claimed to have created this Flight of the Conchords poster for a contest using fabric, cardboard, paper, and her trusty hot glue gun, but I suspect she left...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/flight-of-the-conchords-poster-by-lisa-przybylski/

Fred Rogers Emmy Acceptance Speech From 1997

(YouTube Link) As we close out the Mr. Fred Rogers birthday celebration that is taking place in my head, here's a clip of the man, the myth, the best friend to children and puppet kings everywhere, humbly accepting a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/fred-rogers-emmy-acceptance-speech-from-1997/

Teenage Metal Ninja Turtles Theme

(YouTube Link) This video is dedicated to those TMNT fans who are still reeling from the nausea caused by Michael Bay's announcement that the Mutant Ninjas will instead be cast as edgy aliens in the upcoming...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/teenage-metal-ninja-turtles-theme/

Laser Cut Omni Tool From Mass Effect Series

Did you spend the last two weeks playing Mass Effect 3 only to find nothing but bitter disappointment and frustration at the end of the game? Well, hope is at hand when you strap this laser cut Omni Tool...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/laser-cut-omni-tool-from-mass-effect-series/

Apocalyptic Animated Short-RUIN

(YouTube Link) The animated short "Ruin" by Wes Ball and Oddball Animation is merely a sample segment from a full length feature they'd like to produce, but it works just as well in this abbreviated yet action packed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/apocalyptic-animated-short-ruin/

The High Fiving Shark

This is the photo that proves just how cool Shark Diving magazine editor Eli Martinez really is. He's so cool, in fact, that sharks come from miles around just to give him a high fin five. Either that, or th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/give-the-high-fiving-shark-some-fin/

Super Best Friends Forever Are Super Cute

(YouTube Link) These animated cuties are part of the DC Nation animation block on Cartoon Network, and by the look of them they should be hanging out with the Powerpuff Girls, busting heads and batting their...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/super-best-friends-forever-is-super-cute/

Origami Rhino Unfolding

You haven't seen origami quite like this before: Origami artist Sipho Mabona designed and folded this rhino origami, which is then "unfolded" in this clever animation by Stop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/origami-rhino-unfolding/

Fire Ramen

Love your ramen hot? No, I mean fiery hot? Check fiery ramen over at the Men Baka Ichidai restaurant in Kyoto, Japan. I don't know what the guy's saying when he serves the fire ramen, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/fire-ramen/

Anatomical Art of Juan Gatti

I'm loving these fantastic anatomical artworks, Ciencias Naturales (Natural Sciences) by Argentinian graphic designer Juan Gatti. Check...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/anatomical-art-of-juan-gatti/

SPAM Hat

SPAM Hat - $29.95 Attention SPAM lovers! It is time to come out of the closet and join the mystery meat in a can revolution. Embrace your love of  gelatinous glaze and porky goodness with the SPAM Hat from the NeatoS...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/spam-hat/

101-Year Old Woman Becomes World's Oldest Paraglider

Quilting just wasn't enough. Last September, 101-year old Mary Hardison of Ogden, Utah paraglided with an instructor, thus becoming the oldest woman to ever do so. Her motivation? Keeping her young, freewheeling son in h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/101-year-old-woman-becomes-worlds-oldest-paraglider/

Mickey Mouse, If He Aged Normally

Since his screen debut in 1928, Mickey has not aged thanks to the dark arts taught to him by Walt Disney. But what would happen if he did not have access to overly-trusting interns and the ghastly secrets of the Illu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/mickey-mouse-if-he-aged-normally/

"In order to cut off my anger, I'm cutting off my finger and giving it to you"

Well, this certainly puts a different spin on "giving someone the finger." In her book Wayward Women: Sexuality and Agency in a New Guinea Society, anthropologist Ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/in-order-to-cut-off-my-anger-im-cutting-off-my-finger-and-giving-it-to-you/

Sushi Warships

Mayuka Nakamura, an art student at the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, recreated warships of the old Imperial Japanese Navy in sushi. The series is an extended pun on a popular type of sushi roll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/sushi-warships/

Craigslist Gold: 1:3 Scale TIE Fighter Playhouse

It won't fit inside my cubicle here at Neatorama but, with a few modifications, it could become my cubicle! It's on sale in the Olympia, Washington area for "$150 or best offer". I suspect that the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/craigslist-gold-13-scale-tie-fighter-playhouse/

Meet Jarno Smeets, the Man who Flies Like a Bird

Who says humans can't fly like a bird? Like a modern day Icarus, Dutch engineer Jarno Smeets modeled his wings after the albatross, and flapped his arms wildly to fly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/meet-jarno-smeets-the-man-who-flies-like-a-bird/

The Riddles of Gollum

In J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, the Gollum presented Bilbo with a set of riddles. Can you solve them? The thing all things devours; Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/the-riddles-of-gollum/

Toy Story Tattoo

Sheriff Woody Pride in Toy Story had Andy's name inscribed on his boot. The owner of this tattoo reports that it hurt a lot to get this imitation. But at least he has the satisfaction of publicly affirming...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/toy-story-tattoo/

Army Cage Fight Pit Women Soldiers Against Men

Photo: José M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune The U.S. Army still bars women from front-line combat, but from the looks of this cage fight at Fort Hood army base in Texas, they're missi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/army-cage-fight-pit-women-soldiers-against-men/

Vestige: a Predator-Like Art Installation by Rob Mulholland

Thankfully, those aren't creepy invisible Predators coming to get you. Rather, it's an art installation called "Vestige" by contemporary artist Rob Mulholland...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/vestige-a-predator-like-art-installation-by-rob-mulholland/

Rowing Your Own Palm Island

Sure we all want our own private island, but Neatorama's favorite performance artist Antti Laitinen actually did something about it: back in 2008, he built himself a floating palm isla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/rowing-your-own-palm-island/

The Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice

Postman's Park in London, England, has a small memorial garden featuring 54 plaques that honor common men and women who were never famous, but died during a heroic act of saving someone else. The Memorial to Heroic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/the-memorial-to-heroic-self-sacrifice/

The Iron Horse

Phillip Valdez made this mechanical wonder completely of paper. I am sure it is a one-of-a-kind artwork. Link -via Boing Boing train, papercraft, horse, Iron Horse, locomotive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/the-iron-horse/

OK Go-Pid

(College Humor link) What do you get when you mashup the band OK Go and the site OK Cupid? You get OK Go-Pid, "the world's most fun and least successful dating site."mashup, parody, OK Go, OK Cupid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/ok-go-pid/

Carrie Bear

This is just what it appears to be: a crocheted amigurumi (or "antigurumi") teddy bear depicting a scene from the 1976 horror movie Carrie. Poor Carrie Bear got a very cruel prank played on her at the high...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/carrie-bear/

Crustache Crust Cutter

Crustache Crust Cutter - $5.95 Are you looking for a really good excuse to play with your food? You need the Crsutache Crust Cutter from the NeatoShop. This fantastic sandwich cutter easily turns your favorite midday...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/crustache-crust-cutter/

Lion Love

(YouTube link) Douglas Hamilton of Scotland spent the summer at SeaView Lion Park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, a couple of years ago. He got close to the lion cubs, and recorded them expressing their feelings on h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/lion-love/

The Strange Art of Picking a TV Title

Selecting the right title for a TV series can mean the difference between success and failure: just ask the producers of Cougar Town. Would Friends have done as well with the name Six of One or Acro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/the-strange-art-of-picking-a-tv-title/

Retriever

(YouTube link) The YouTube description doesn't tell what kind of dog this is, but he is obviously determined to retrieve his tennis ball. Just not by swimming for it. -via Arbroathdog, pool, tennis ball...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/retriever/




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