Archive for May 18th, 2012

Photographer Captures Uncomfortable Images Of Commuters

Having to ride the train home after work is bad enough, but when you are crammed so tightly into each car that your face is smashed up against the window the ride home becomes a trip straight to hell. Photographer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/photographers-captures-uncomfortable-images-of-commuters/

How to Deal With a Bad Mechanic

Exterminate him with a Dalek made from recycled auto parts, of course. The irony will surely teach him a lesson in the next life. Link Via BoingBoingcars, TV, crafts, Doctor Who, dalek, welding, the doctor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/how-to-deal-with-a-bad-mechanic/

Nerdy Protest Sign Makes A Valid Point

It's hard to argue with the protest sign this guy is carrying, unless you're one of those government intelligence types and you're trying to conceal the truth about the existence of time travel technology from the ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/nerdy-protest-sign-makes-a-valid-point/

The 20 Most Ridiculous Zoo Signs

Don't burn your fingers! Or do they mean the tortoise might be stolen property? Or do you suppose it is a commentary on its sex appeal? You have to wonder about the incident at the Pittsburgh Zoo that caused this war...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/the-20-most-ridiculous-zoo-signs/

Electric Harp Performance Of A Game Of Thrones Theme

(YouTube Link) This idyllic music video looks like it was filmed in a fantasy forest, and stars two beautiful harpists, Camille and Kennerly, who appear to be of Elvish ancestry. And when the soothing sound of twin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/electric-harp-performance-of-a-game-of-thrones-theme/

Raw Magazine's Rejection Letter Form

From 1980 to 1991, Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly's Raw was a major venue for underground comics. Many aspiring artists submitted work to them in order to (presumably) have their hopes and dreams crushe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/raw-magazines-rejection-letter-form/

Whacked Out MS Paint Drawings

It doesn't get much kookier, or more twisted, than these strange drawings done in MS Paint by a friend of Redditor TheLittleClayroo over seven years ago. If you're familiar with, and like, the Dolan meme then thes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/whacked-out-ms-paint-drawings/

High School Prank: Seniors Weld Truck Around Column

Liberty Bell High School in Winthrop, Washington recently began offering classes in welding. Seniors there put their skills to good use by cutting a truck in half, then welding it back together around a column -- all...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/high-school-prank-seniors-weld-truck-around-column/

Fiat Photobombs Volkswagen on Google Street View

That's not a Beetle, but a Fiat. And it was parked right in front of the headquarters of Volkswagen's Swedish division as a Google Street View car drove by. Alternatively, as one MArooned commenter points out, may...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/fiat-photobombs-volkswagen-on-google-street-view/

Video Games Based On Movies Based On Video Games

As a rule, movies based on video games tend to be just plain awful, so why would anyone bother making a video game based on a movie based on a video game? For the sake of profit, and so bloggers like myself can make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/video-games-based-on-movies-based-on-video-games/

The Swine N' Cheese Sandwich

This Insanewich brings a touch of class to a common sandwich. It's ham, salami, capaccolo, pancetta and various cheeses served in an elegant, if awkward manner. This one is paired with a Barolo -- an Italian red wine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/the-swine-n-cheese-sandwich/

Life Support Machines That Keep Each Other Alive

Installation artist and mad scientist Revital Cohen came up with a rather kooky idea for her latest work entitled The Immortal-connect a bunch of life support machines together so that they will keep each ot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/life-support-machines-that-keep-each-other-alive/

The Toilet Kool Koozie

The Toilet Kool Koozie - $9.95 Are you looking for a polite way to tell someone you do not approve of their choice of canned beverage? You need the Toilet Kool Koozie from the NeatoShop.  This reusable and easy to cl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/the-toilet-kool-koozie/

The Walking Dead Are Coming To Comic Con 2012

Creator of the Walking Dead comic book Robert Kirkman plans to unleash hordes of zombies on San Diego during Comic Con 2012. In fact, there will be so many zombies that he plans on renting a nearby stadium in orde...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/the-walking-dead-are-coming-to-comic-con-2012/

When Sidewalk Art Turns Deadly - Chalk Warfare

(YouTube Link) The makers of this fun vid took the expression "draw your weapons" and turned it into the premise for a short in which combatants must sketch their own arms out of chalk. I really like the fact that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/when-sidewalk-art-turns-deadly-chalk-warfare/

World's Tallest LEGO Tower Built in Seoul, Korea

The world's largest LEGO tower resides in Seoul, Korea, where "it took 4,000 children 5 days and more than 50,000 bricks to build a record-breaking 105 ft Lego tower" all for the sake of world record fame....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/worlds-tallest-lego-tower-built-in-seoul-korea/

Say Goodbye to Walking and Hello to the UNI-CUB!

Scoot over, Segway (I mean, you have to stand on it? Come on!). Here's a device that looks like it was plucked straight out of Wall-E: the Uni-Cub by Honda....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/say-goodbye-to-walking-and-hello-to-the-uni-cub/

#BadAstrohipster

What happens when the Bad Astronomer goes full hipster on Twitter? A new meme is born! Science-related hipster jokes are showing up with the hashtag ##BadAstrohipster. The jokes aren't limited to Twitter, either...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/badastrohipster/

Magic Meerkat Moments

(YouTube link) While shooting footage for the series Planet Earth Live, BBC cameramen had to put up with the shenanigans of the wildlife itself. -via The Daily WhatBBC, Meerkats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/magic-meerkat-moments/

Pleonasms

The word is new to me: pleonasm, a phrase that uses more words than necessary to get a point across. Here are examples you've probably heard: 1. Nape of the neck. There’s only one nape, and it’s the back of your nec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/pleonasms/

Shrimp

(YouTube link) Shrimp on a glockenspiel! Jonti Picking's new song might not be up there with Badgers, but the tune will get stuck in your head anyway (sorry about that). Oh yeah, the lyrics are posted at the YouTube l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/shrimp/

Saturday Night Live Timeline

LaughSpin has a massive timeline of Saturday Night Live episodes, guest hosts, and cast members, so you can track who performed with who in what years, all the way back to the "Not Ready for Prime Time Playe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/saturday-night-live-timeline/

The Garden Gnome Experiment

The earth is not as round as your world globe makes it appear. It's actually a bit potato-shaped, which, along with other anomalies, affects how gravity is measured in different parts of the world.  A German company...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/the-garden-gnome-experiment/

Scrabble Insulated Bottle

Scrabble Insulated Bottle - $25.95 Are you planning a sensational summer camping trip? Make sure you pack your new favorite Scrabble Insulated Bottle from the NeatoShop. This great vacuum insulted bottle has a push bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/scrabble-insulated-bottle/

13 Neat Faces In Places & Things

Neatoramanaut Jody Smith runs a fun blog called Faces in Places. How'd we discover her? Well, she started following us on Twitter recently (hint hint). I checked out her blog and am posting 13 of my favorite images below...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/13-neat-faces-in-places-things/

A Little Sympathy for the October 23rd Birthday

Which birthday is the best? A chart being passed around on the internet appears to target October 23rd as the worst. What kind of adventures are in store for your birthday? Link -via Buzzfeedmeme, birthday, ra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/a-little-sympathy-for-the-october-23rd-birthday/

Cougar Attacks Dog, Man Responds with Frying Pan

Brandon Arnold of Chino Valley, Arizona was camping with a group of friend in Tonto National Forest when a mountain lion attacked his dog. Arnold tried to pull the animals apart before he realized the attacker wasn't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/cougar-attacks-dog-man-responds-with-frying-pan/

Amazing Ball Point Pen Art By Jim Rugg

Jim Rugg explores pop culture as the subject matter in his ball point pen drawings, in the style of classroom doodles on sheets of lined paper. His hilarious illustrations make great use of color, tongue in cheek...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/amazing-ball-point-pen-art-by-jim-rugg/

10 Facts You Might Not Know about Watership Down

The reviewer for The Times could barely contain himself: "I announce with trembling pleasure the appearance of a great story." Forty years ago, a hitherto unknown British civil servant named Richard Adams releas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/10-facts-you-might-not-know-about-watership-down/

Hilarious Punk Infomercial From The Early 90s

(YouTube Link) The album is called Punk, and it's a CD compilation released in the early 90s which is chock full of hardcore hits like "Don't Dream It's Over" by Crowded House and "I Want A New Drug" by Huey...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/18/hilarious-punk-infomercial-from-the-early-90s/




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