Archive for March 21st, 2012

Smithsonian Showcases The Art Of Video Games

(YouTube Link) Video games are finally being recognized as an art form, and the Smithsonian is celebrating with their Art of Video Games exhibit, featuring a staggering assortment of games both arcade and con...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/smithsonian-showcases-the-art-of-video-games/

Gag Me With A Toon Art Exhibition

Gag Me With A Toon is a fun art exhibition celebrating its fourth year in Los Angeles as a showcase for artworks which cast a new light on some familiar fictional faces. With works ranging from kooky (ima...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/gag-me-with-a-toon-art-exhibition/

Thomas Kuebler-Sculptor Of The Bizarre

Thomas Kuebler has some serious sculpting skills, and his life size sculptures are so eerily realistic that they appear to be sizing you up, waiting for the perfect opportunity to spring to life and make you jump rig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/thomas-kuebler-sculptor-of-the-bizarre/

Bollywood Version Of Assassin's Creed

(YouTube Link) This video shows Bollywood's take on the Assassin's Creed video game franchise, and the assassin in this version is unstealthy and a bit clumsy, until he remembers that he's a badass and starts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/bollywood-version-of-assassins-creed/

Deviled Eggs Plate

Deviled Eggs Plate - $25.95 Are you a fan of those deliciously sinful deviled eggs? You need the Deviled Eggs Plate from the NeatoShop. This plate will make you laugh evilly when it is full and sob silently when it is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/deviled-eggs-plate/

Universal Construction Kit Is A Building Toy Dream Come True

The Free Universal Construction Kit is an innovative new product that lets you combine pieces of building toys such as LEGO, K'Nex, Tinkertoys, Zoob, Duplo, etc., thereby allowing your creative mind to run free. E...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/universal-construction-kit-is-a-building-toy-enthusiasts-dream-come-true/

The Itchy And Scratchy Supercut

(YouTube Link) One thing I love about the interwebs is the fact that people are always posting their own custom compilation videos for us all to enjoy. This time around it's a supercut of Itchy and Scratchy, the bl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/the-itchy-and-scratchy-supercut/

Darth Knight Custom Action Figure Is All Kinds Of Awesome

Custom modeler John Harmon was inspired by Malmey Studios' Darth Vader/Batman Armor crossover costume when he created this custom hybrid action figure. Here's how the two figures became one: Darth Knight has been us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/darth-knight-custom-action-figure-is-all-kinds-of-awesome/

Mad Men: the Game

(YouTube link) The Fine Brothers have created an 8-bit "choose your own adventure"-type interactive YouTube game based on the TV series Mad Men! Watch your favorite characters drink, smoke, fool around, and s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/mad-men-the-game/

This Way Up

The South African carrier Kalula Airlines is known for their sense of humor. Take a look at the way they paint their planes! See more pictures of their planes in a collection of photos. Link -via reddit, where yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/this-way-up/

Seeing Around the Corner, Physics Style!

Peeking your head around the corner to see what's behind it? That's for mere mortals. MIT physicists Ramesh Raskar and Andreas Velten devised a fancy gizmo that allows them to see aro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/seeing-around-the-corner-physics-style/

How Steve Jobs Promoted Collaboration and Creativity by Forcing Everyone to Share Restrooms

Jonah Lehrer, the author of Imagine: How Creativity Works , told NPR's All Things Considered this interesting story of how Steve Jobs maximized collaboration and c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/how-steve-jobs-promoted-collaboration-and-creativity-by-forcing-everyone-to-share-restrooms/

The Nanny One Percent

If you think the $1,200 Stokke Stroller that the rich people have to push around their babies are outrageously expensive, that ain't nothing compared to what they pay their...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/the-nanny-one-percent/

Would You Reveal Your Facebook Password to get a Job?

When Justin Bassett interviewed for a job, there was one question that caught him by surprise: the interviewer asked for his Facebook password! Bassett, a New York City s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/would-you-reveal-your-facebook-password-to-get-a-job/

Mysterious Underground Booms in Wisconsin

For the past few nights, residents of the eastern Wisconsin city of Clintonville have been woken up by mysterious underground booms. City administrator Lisa Kuss said the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/mysterious-underground-booms-in-wisconsin/

My Little Night Owl Bathrobe (Pink)

My Little Night Owl Bathrobe (Pink) - $32.95 Are you on the hunt for the perfect Easter gift for your favorite nocturnal owlet? You need the My Little Night Owl Bathrobe from the Neatoshop. This adorable terry bathrob...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/my-little-night-owl-bathrobe-pink/

Public Bus vs. School Bus

Like I tell my kids, you could always choose the alternative: walk to school. Comic by Jeff Wysaski at Pleated-Jeans. Linkschool, bus, mass transit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/public-bus-vs-school-bus/

Well-dressed Firefighters

(YouTube link) Firefighters Ted Aubart and Ben Terhaar of Sedan, Minnesota helped put out a truck fire at a St. Patrick's Day parade last week. They drew attention because the volunteer firemen were wearing elegant fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/well-dressed-firefighters/

A Past Look at the Future

To celebrate the USA's bicentennial in 1976, ARCO asked people to predict what the world would be like in the year 2076. The responses were published in a book which included children's drawings of their vision of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/a-past-look-at-the-future/

Firefighter Helmet Cam

(YouTube link) A firefighter wearing a helmet-mounted camera attacks a fire in a two-story home. This shows how difficult it is to see what you're doing in all that smoke! They got the job done anyway. -via Blame It O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/firefighter-helmet-cam/

The Tutu Project

Photographer Bob Carey put his dignity on the line for a good cause. He has been taking photos of himself wearing a pink tutu (and little else) in varied and beautiful  locations since 2003. Carey is now selling sig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/the-tutu-project/

The Pendulum

(Video Link) This beautiful, bittersweet love story is the most touching thing you'll see all day. It uses no words. But it doesn't need them. Love, like everything else in life, can be messy. The pendulum in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/the-pendulum/

Rolls Royce Hearse

Charon will require more than a single coin for this ride. Rolls Royce will soon offer a hearse based on its Phantom model. The 23-foot aluminum car debuted at a recent funeral home expo in Bologna, Italy. Link -v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/rolls-royce-hearse/

There's a Phone Ringing in Your Tattoo!

Imagine that you get a tattoo using ferromagnetic ink that can respond to magnetic signals, such as, oh, your phone ringing. It sounds like a science fiction plot, but a group of inventors have filed a patent application...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/theres-a-phone-ringing-in-your-tattoo/

Garden Carrot (Cake)

Kendra Arch plucked this carrot straight out of her garden. And by that I mean her kitchen. She sliced a frozen pound cake into wedges, which she then coated with melted orange candy. The green stem is made from taff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/garden-carrot-cake/

Soda Water Dogs

(YouTube link) According to the longer version, this is a 1986 clip from the BBC-TV series That's Life. The George Hotel pub in Castle Cary, Somerset, has three German Shepherds, Jade, Guy, and Izzy, that enj...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/soda-water-dogs/

It's Good to Be a YAVIS

by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, with Lucille Zimmerman and G. Neil Martin YAVIS is a term psychotherapists use to describe the profession's favored type of patient. YAVISes are the patients who most benefit, in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/its-good-to-be-a-yavis/

The Rectangular Galaxy

Most galaxies are in the form of ellipticals, spirals, and irregular blobs, but not LEDA 074886. The dwarf galaxy 70 million light-years away is rectangular: [Pro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/the-rectangular-galaxy/

British Things Depicted with Jaffa Cakes

  The Tower Bridge, in Jaffa Cakes I've never had Jaffa Cakes before (well, are they cakes or biscuits?) but they look delicious. No wonder then that Dominic Wilcox had to eat hundreds of these cakes to create...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/british-things-depicted-with-jaffa-cakes/

EraserCity: Erasers Shaped Like Skyscrapers

EraserCity - $14.95 Make no mistake: this EraserCity set, composed of erasers shaped like buildings, are capable of huge errors and look good on your desk a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/21/erasercity-erasers-shaped-like-skyscrapers/




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