This Week at Neatorama

This past week I got a lesson in what it means to have so many teenagers. The end of the school year meant we had two out-of-town school trips, a choir concert, a piano recital, two awards ceremonies, a picnic, a pizza party, an art show, final exams, and a yard sale. I attended, contributed to, or prepared the kids for each of these. Next week we have another out-of-town trip, a party, ...and graduation. Remember when your mom went through all that stuff for you? That's why she deserves special treatment on Mother's Day -and all year round. If you're catching your breath this weekend after a busy week, enjoy yourself by reading the exclusive features here that may have missed this week.

Jill Harness told us about how Dark Shadows Really Was Dark…Once.

Eddie Deezen wrote The Three Stooges Take on Hitler, complete with a video of the short You Natzy Spy!

Mental_floss magazine had the story of Democracy on the High Seas: How Pirates Rocked the Vote.

Troy’s Book of Bear (and Other Adventures) came from the Annals of Improbable Research.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader brought us The Greatest Canadian, about how Tommy Douglas fought for and won universal health care.

Congratulations to the winners of Battleship Mystery Box giveaway! Shelly, orchdirector, and Gabriel won gifts from the NeatoShop, and jtaega, Kautzer, Stephen, hoopajob, and Mia won random items from the Mystery Box!

The post with most comments this week was Woman Fired For “Living in Sin.” Coming in second was The Greatest Canadian, followed by Mom Sent Bullied Kid to School with Stun Gun.

If you haven't checked out our Twitter feed or Facebook page or G+ site yet, this weekend would be a good time to do that! You'll find plenty of "extras" that don't get posted at the main site, plus active communities of Neatoramanauts with their contributions. Pinterest fans will find us there, too!

Now, if you really want to get your mother something neat from the NeatoShop, but can't get it shipped because the holiday is tomorrow, try this: order a gift, print off a picture, and slip it into your Mothers Day card, kind of like a gift certificate. You can blame the delay on the shipping company if you like. And if you're a mother, we hope you have the most wonderful Mother's Day ever!

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