Archive for May 22nd, 2012

Watership Down Tattoo

The 1978 movie Watership Down begins with the rabbit folktale "The Blessing of El-ahrairah" expressed in a unique and memorable animation style. Redditor MatchingAlice is slowly building a sleeve tattoo depi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/watership-down-tattoo/

Meat Balloons

"They're made out of meat." Well, plastic, actually. The design studio Object Design League made balloons that, when inflated, look like sausages and beef steaks. They're on display at Japanese Premium Beef, a but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/meat-balloons/

A Photography Studio in a Backpack

Photographer Ian Spanier sometimes needs to do mobile work without an assistant. So he built a backpack that will carry all of his gear as well as hold a flash on an adjustable boom. His base is a pack used by birdwa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/a-photography-studio-in-a-backpack/

One Winged Office: A Sephiroth Song

(YouTube Link) Apparently, the source of Sephiroth's anger was an office job from hell, who knew? Looks like the silver haired badass from Final Fantasy was misunderstood after all. A suitable replacement...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/one-winged-office-a-sephiroth-song/

Real Life Mad Max Built Motorcycle From Car that Broke Down in the Desert

Photo: Daniel Denis/2CV Magazine When Emile Leray's Citroën 2CV car broke down in the middle of the Sahara Desert, he couldn't build an arc reactor to fit into his flying...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/real-life-mad-max-built-motorcycle-from-car-that-broke-down-in-the-desert/

Does Firefly Take Place In The Same Universe As Prometheus?

Geek overlord Joss Whedon has made no attempt to hide his nerdy side from the entertainment world, and he loves to place easter eggs in his productions that make fans drool at their discovery. This particular east...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/does-firefly-take-place-in-the-same-universe-as-prometheus/

The Tighty Whiteys Burglar

The balaclava is in the wash, but the crime must go on! An Idaho burglar wore a pair of underwear on his head as he and another man broke into a Fruitland coffee shop....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/the-tighty-whiteys-burglar/

Wooden Light Bulb

Ryosuke Fukusada's light bulb looks like a solid block of wood. But it's actually an LED light with a wood veneer. When it's turned on, the bulb glows a fiery orange. Link -via DVICElight bulbs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/wooden-light-bulb/

Michael Jantzen Deconstructs The Suburbs

Designer Michael Jantzen has an interesting idea about the future of (sub)urban renewal-let it all fall down. His photo manipulation series illustrates what our neighborhoods would look like in the hands of archit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/michael-jantzen-deconstructs-the-suburbs/

Wonderland by Kirsty Mitchell

Photo: Kirsty Mitchell After her mother passed away, British photographer Kirsty Mitchell started a brief summer project that evolved into Wonderland, a three-year-lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/wonderland-by-kirsty-mitchell/

A Behind The Scenes Tour Of Moonrise Kingdom

(YouTube Link) One of the stars of Wes Anderson's latest film Moonrise Kingdom would like to take you on a hilariously lackluster behind the scenes tour. You may have heard his name mentioned before, becau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/bill-murray-takes-you-behind-the-scenes-of-moonrise-kingdom/

Faces on Strainers

Plain strainer you say? Look closely ... Spanish artist Isaac Cordal sculpted faces onto metal cooking strainers, which cast beautiful shadows. Link - Thanks Isaac! |...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/faces-on-strainers/

The Dodecahedron of Destiny

This one is for all of you college grads. From the creative mind of Grant Snider of Incidental Comics, here is the Dodecahedron of Destiny! Link For the rest of you, I suggest t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/the-dodecahedron-of-destiny/

Video Games of the Brony Imagination

Would you like to play Mares of War? Hoof-Life? Dash Effect? These games inspired by My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic aren't real, but deviantART member nickyv917 has some great...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/video-games-of-the-brony-imagination/

Man Customizes His Mustang With A Sharpie

If I didn't know the back story, I never would have suspected that this custom paint job was created with permanent marker! Chris Dunlop took the customization of his Mustang into his own hands, spending 50 hours...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/man-customizes-his-mustang-with-a-sharpie/

Auror's Tale

Potters fan, rejoice! Director Leo Kei Angelos and screenwriter Cassandra Johnstone are bringing the underground wizarding world of New York City to life. If the trai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/aurors-tale/

Awesome Star Wars Watercolor Paintings

These Star Wars watercolor paintings by Redditor terry_cook1 have come from a galaxy far, far away to class up your collection of geeky art. The sketchy style, colorful splotches and intricate details make these s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/awesome-star-wars-watercolor-paintings/

Slicey Egg Slicer

Slicey Egg Slicer - $3.95 Are you looking for ways to put the fun back into cooking? You need the egg-cellent Slicey Egg Slicer from the NeatoShop.  This nifty little gadget cuts hard-boiled eggs evenly and easily with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/slicey-egg-slicer/

Cure for Spider Phobia

Afraid of spider? You're not alone - arachnophobia or fear of spiders is very common (it's been estimated that more than half of women in the Western world are afraid of spiders to s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/cure-for-spider-phobia/

DIWire Bender

Remember Bender, the bending unit robot from Futurama? Meet his predecessor: The DIWire Bender. The DIWire Bender is a rapid prototype machine that bends m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/diwire-bender/

George Lucas Strikes Back ... with Low Income Housing

For 25 years, George Lucas tried to develop a portion of his 6,100-acre property in the posh hills of Marin into an expansion site for his movie production company. But his neighbors, fear...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/george-lucas-strikes-back-with-low-income-housing/

Cymbolism

The website Cymbolism wants your input to help establish what colors people associate with words. You'll be given a word, and you select the color that you most associate it with, from a rather limited selection of c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/cymbolism/

Hanging Rocks Art Installation by Jaehyo Lee

Korean artist Jaehyo Lee spent over two decades meticulously hanging rocks by threads into an astonishing piece of art. Check out his gallery here: Link - via My Moder...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/hanging-rocks-art-installation-by-jaehyo-lee/

Slinky on a Treadmill

(YouTube link) A Slinky walks down an inclined treadmill for quite some time without tiring. The addition of a dramatic musical soundtrack makes it into an epic struggle of some sort ...I think. -via Buzzfeeedslinky,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/slinky-on-a-treadmill/

Security Lock for Your Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

It's DEFCON 1 at the NeatoPlex whenever someone accesses my Chunky Monkey without prior written authorization, so this couldn't have come at a better time: the "Euphori-Lock"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/security-lock-for-your-ben-jerrys-ice-cream/

The 11 Worst Fast Food Restaurant Names

Must be a translation problem. Always get a second opinion before you name your business in a language you don't speak! This is one of a collection of strangely-named restaurants gathered from the picture si...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/the-11-worst-fast-food-restaurant-names/

The Oberfranken Steakknife Massacre

(YouTube link) Joerg Sprave, the guy who brought us a crossbow that fires machetes, has again made something so ridiculously dangerous that we had to show you. It's a homemade "steak saw" consisting of eight steak kni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/the-oberfranken-steakknife-massacre/

Forget Spanking! Mom Chose Facebook Shaming as Punishment

When her 12-year-old daughter wanted to post a photo of herself wishing she could drink vodka, author and mom ReShonda Tate Billingsley decided to teach her a lesson with what could be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/forget-spanking-mom-chose-facebook-shaming-as-punishment/

How the Chicken Conquered the World

From KFC to chicken tikka masala, people everywhere eat chicken. It's versatile, relatively inexpensive compared to other meats, and has no major religious restrictions. But chicken for dinner wasn't always this popular....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/how-the-chicken-conquered-the-world/

I Don't Want It

(YouTube link) Sometimes a trip to the veterinarian is necessary, but this poor kitty doesn't want it. At least that's what he says! -via Arbroathcats, talking cat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/22/i-dont-want-it/










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