Archive for April 21st, 2012

Context-Free Patent Art

The blogger behind Context-Free Patent Art culls video game patents for curious illustrations. Perhaps they make sense when presented in the context of written descriptions, but we don't have that luxury. I'm goin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/context-free-patent-art/

Paul Gauguin, Sans Pants, Playing a Harmonium

It was 1895, and in the studio of Alphonse Mucha. That's all the context that we have. We don't know why Post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin took off his pants. But we should not be surprised. William-Adolphe Bou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/paul-gauguin-sans-pants-playing-a-harmonium/

Should I Check Email?

By Wendy MacNaughton. If you battle your email inbox every day like I do, this article by Katherine Ellison over at Forbes is for you: Link email, Wendy Naughton...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/should-i-check-email/

How To Resign From Microsoft Like A Boss

(YouTube Link) Working for Microsoft requires a level of commitment  not found in many other jobs, which means tendering your resignation should be an equally grand gesture. Karen Chang decided to write and perfor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/how-to-resign-from-microsoft-like-a-boss/

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Gromit

This time, Michelangelo will take his pizza with Wensleydale, thank you very much. Andy Hunter imagined a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie not ravaged by Michael Bay, but rescued by Nick Park of Wallac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-and-gromit/

The Ghost Army Of WWII Known As FUSAG

The era surrounding World War II was such a rich period of history that it's no wonder many facts simply slipped under the radar, only to be discovered by historians decades later. The story of the FUSAG is one wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/the-ghost-army-of-wwii-known-as-fusag/

Pink Kitty Umbrella

Pink Kitty Umbrella - $29.95 (sold individually) April showers bring may flowers. Get out there and dance in the rain with the adorable Pink Kitty Umbrella from the NeatoShop. This whimsical umbrella looks like a cute...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/pink-kitty-umbrella/

Star Wars, As Recreated by My Little Pony

(Video Link) As we already know, Star Wars is heavily derivative of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (or the reverse, I forget which). Animator Jacob Kitts brings us the original trilogy as it w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/star-wars-as-recreated-by-my-little-pony/

Portrait of the Patron Saint of Transvestites

Found: the earliest surviving formal portrait of the celebrated man/woman/spy Chevalier d'Eon whose first 49 years of life were spent as a man, and last 33 as a woman. Indeed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/portrait-of-the-patron-saint-of-transvestites/

Super Mario Mushroom Case Mod

Case modding machine and Etsy seller 8BitBuilder created this cool Super Mario themed Mushroom PC tower case mod, and it can be yours for the low price of $1600 American. If that price seems waaay out of reach...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/super-mario-mushroom-case-mod/

Dual Purpose Shopping Bag And Emergency Helmet

(YouTube Link) Usually when people tell you to put a bag over your head, it's an insult. But this bag was made to wear over your head in an emergency situation, and it might save your life if an earthquake hits while...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/dual-purpose-shopping-bag-and-emergency-helmet/

Where The Hip Things Are

Whodathunk that the wild Things are so hip? Check out this and more clever illustrations by Chilean illustrator Alvaro Arteaga: Link - via Abduzeedo Where the Wild Thin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/where-the-hip-things-are/

Film Reel Of The Brave Empire State Building Window Washers

(YouTube Link) This film reel from the British Pathe digital archive is called Panefull Business, and it showcases the brave window cleaners who kept the Empire State Building nice and shiny circa 1938. It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/film-reel-of-the-brave-empire-state-building-window-washers/

VW Camper Van Tent

Pining for a Volkswagen Camper but can't afford those cute Westfalia Campers? Well, you can still sleep in style with this retro-cool VW Camper Van Tent. Remember, if the van's a rocki...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/vw-camper-van-tent/

Saving the Koalas

Photo: Joel Sartore (previously on Neatorama) The koala, the cuddly marsupial of Australia, is in crisis. After their population rebounded by the nation's efforts to save it f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/saving-the-koalas/

An Angel Using a Mobile Phone

  St. John's Cathedral in the city of  ‘s-Hertogenbosch (colloquially known as Den Bosch) in the Netherlands is extensively decorated with statues of religious figures.  The cathedral dates to the sixteen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/an-angel-using-a-mobile-phone/

Inside DC Comics

If it's not the coolest place to work ever, it sure looks that way! Buzzfeed has a photographic tour of DC Comics New York City headquarters, where you see comic art and toys everywhere you turn. Linkoffices...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/inside-dc-comics/

Super Heroes Film Alphabet

Stephen Wildish presents the latest in his A-Z series, this one featuring super heroes. Can you name them all? As usual, there is no definitive list of answers. Link -via Laughing Squid Previously:*/strong...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/super-heroes-film-alphabet/

Pearl Adult Bib

Pearl Adult Bib - $17.95 Mother's Day is right around the corner. What do you get the Mom who has everything? You get her the Pearl Adult Bib from the NeatoShop.  That's right, this is an adult-size bib made to look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/pearl-adult-bib/

Ducklings in a Pool

(YouTube link) The heated pool seemed like such a nice place to take a family swim, but when mama got out, the ducklings found they were too short to make the leap! Then modern technology, er, furniture saved the day....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/ducklings-in-a-pool/

A Giant Spider Prepares To Dine On A Snake

(YouTube Link) Budding naturalists should take note of what this video demonstrates-a spider's killer instinct shouldn't be taken for granted, and they'll gladly wrap up a meal that may take them a month to polish off...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/a-giant-spider-prepares-to-dine-on-a-snake/

This Week at Neatorama

Hey, this is a milestone, one which means nothing to anyone but me. It's the 100th "This Week at Neatorama" post! Nobody has told me whether these weekend posts have been any use at all to readers, but they help me to su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/this-week-at-neatorama-100/

Holy Musical B@tman! Is Taking Gotham City By Storm

(YouTube Link) If you like your musicals cheesy and superhero themed, then you're gonna love Holy Musical B@tman, an extremely entertaining show from Team Starkid that features catchy tunes, goofy villains an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/holy-musical-btman-is-taking-gotham-city-by-storm/

Black Holes Grow by Eating Stars

How does a black hole grow larger? By eating stars, of course! That may sound like a joke told by your five-year-old kid, but that's what astronomers discovered:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/black-holes-grow-by-eating-stars/

This Pokemon Trading Card Costume Gets A +10 For Cuteness

Don Schwabs has committed an extremely original act of nerdery by wearing this adorable Pokemon trading card game costume to Melbourne's Supanova Pop Cultcha Expo. If you see Don walking around at a Con n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/this-pokemon-trading-card-costume-gets-a-10-for-cuteness/

12 Fighter Planes, Buried Underground in 1945, May Soon Be Recovered

During her finest hour, the United Kingdom's Supermarine Spitfire fighters saved her from doom. Sadly, only thirty-five survive in flying condition. That number may increase, thanks to the discovery of twelve that were b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/12-raf-spitfires-buried-underground-in-1945-may-soon-be-recovered/

The Cute Yet Creepy Dental Doraemon Plush

Want to teach your kids about dental hygiene and give them nightmares at the same time? Then you need the Dental Doraemon plush, which comes complete with a set of choppers to help kids practice proper brushing and f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/the-cute-yet-creepy-dental-doraemon-plush/

Naked Vermont Governor Almost Eaten by Bears

As you might expect, Gov. Peter Shumlin was naked: “Real Vermont boys don’t wear pajamas,” he said — meaning he was naked. He told WDEV radio host Mark Johnson he was wearing as much as the bears were. He s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/naked-vermont-governor-almost-eaten-by-bears/

The Fire Breathing Robotic Sculptures Of Yanobe Kenji

These robotic monstrosities were created by Japanese artist and supervillain Yanobe Kenji, who clearly plans on using his mechanical marvels to take over the world. Employing cuteness and likeability to put the hu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/21/the-fire-breathing-robotic-sculptures-of-yanobe-kenji/




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