Archive for May 31st, 2012

A Cute And Clumsy Baby Elephant Playing With A Soccer Ball

(YouTube Link) Well, I think the title says it all on this one folks! This cute, clumsy baby elephant kicks the ball around for a bit, falling down here and there and amusing every human in attendance. And now that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/a-cute-and-clumsy-baby-elephant-playing-with-a-soccer-ball/

The Dark Knight Rises...With Mustard and Extra Relish

(Video Link) It took $250 million to make The Dark Knight Rises. If only Christopher Nolan had used hotdogs instead of human actors, he could have shaved at least 40 million off that figure. -via Comics...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/the-dark-knight-rises-with-mustard-and-extra-relish/

Tip Toland's Hyper Realistic Ceramic Sculptures

The subjects in Tip Toland's sculptures can best be described as ManChildren- men who clearly haven't outgrown their adolescence and appear to be on a journey of self discovery. They're unnervingly realistic in de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/tip-tolands-hyper-realistic-ceramic-sculptures/

The Algorithm for the Perfect Bra

Aarthi Ramamurthy and Michelle Lam left Microsoft to start their own company -- one that would use computers to generate the perfect bra for every woman. They started by getting rid of the measuring tape: “We went t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/the-algorithm-for-the-perfect-bra/

Psychedelic Movie Posters By We Buy Your Kids

These re-imagined movie posters are by We Buy Your Kids, an Australian design studio with works as cool as their company's name. Their posters feature simple retro styled imagery, bold kinetic text and a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/psychedelic-movie-posters-by-we-buy-your-kids/

Insane Athletes Working Out off the Side of a Crane

(Video Link) Nothing provides motivation to finish that last pull-up quite like hanging off the end of a construction crane far above the ground. Watch these Russian daredevils tempt fate, strength and strong winds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/insane-athletes-working-out-off-the-side-of-a-crane/

Skyrim Finally Gets An Expansion Pack

(YouTube Link) Have you finally re-adjusted to life in the real world after spending thousands of hours completing the epic fantasy video game Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? Well, I have some terrible news for y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/skyrim-finally-gets-an-expansion-pack/

Master Chief

I've never played Halo, so I'll just assume that this cosplayer is being completely faithful to the series. David Ngo spotted him at the Fanime 2012 convention. Link -via Kotakucosplay, Halo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/master-chief/

Neil Gaiman's Commencement Speech Turned Into A Comic

Neil Gaiman recently delivered a commencement speech for Philadelphia's University of the Arts which people found so heartwarming and inspiring that someone decided to turn it into a comic. The someone in question...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/neil-gaimans-commencement-speech-turned-into-a-comic/

TimeScapes: Rapture

Tom Lowe, the creator of TimeScapes that Miss C featured on Neatorama, told us of his newest trailer for the movie, called TimeScapes: Rapture. Take a look ove...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/timescapes-rapture/

Fantastic Four Radio Show From 1975 Featuring Bill Murray

(YouTube Link) This fantastic retro find features a young Bill Murray reading the role of Human Torch alongside Stan Lee in a 1975 radio version of the Fantastic Four comics. The radio show ran for thirtee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/fantastic-four-radio-show-from-1975-featuring-bill-murray/

Gamers in Love

Redditor MountCleverest writes, "My girlfriend and I wanted to cuddle, but we wanted to play Diablo too. This is what happened." It's a brilliant solution to a difficult problem, provided that you can come up with th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/gamers-in-love/

Woman Trapped in Bathroom for 20 Days Banged on Pipes, Neighbors Annoyed

Think you got bad neighbors? They're probably not as bad as these bunch, as listed by our pal Oddee in their article 7 of the Worst Neighbors Ever: Link And if you're curious,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/woman-trapped-in-bathroom-for-20-days-banged-on-pipes-neighbors-annoyed/

Highly Detailed Paper Cities By Yumiko Matsui

Yumiko creates spectacular paper cityscapes rich with detail and an imbued sense of life in the big city. It's as if the little cars really do have somewhere to be in a hurry, and the people who populate this city...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/highly-detailed-paper-cities-by-yumiko-matsui/

Smart Car (of a Sort)

In Morristown, Tennessee, a man named Possum (presumably his birth name) gets around town on a John Deere riding lawn mower. Notice that he hangs a disabled parking permit tag when parking in the general vicinity of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/smart-car-of-a-sort/

Geometric Tape Floor by Jim Lambie

The trippy floor above was made by Glasgow-based artist Jim Lambie, who applied strips of vinyl tape by hand over a period of several weeks. Check out the gallery over at Walyou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/geometric-tape-floor-by-jim-lambie/

On Music: Beatlemania Week – No. 5

"Helter Skelter"This song off The White Album probably wouldn't be so famous were it not for the Manson murders. More on that in a sec. But first, the inspiration for "Helter Skelter." Paul McCartney has said he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/on-music-beatlemania-week-no-5/

A Mushroom That Eats Plastic

Researchers from Yale University recently discovered a mushroom in the jungles of Ecuador that is most magical indeed, for this little fungus dines on polyurethane, a very common type of plastic. Here's more on th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/the-mushroom-that-dines-on-plastic/

Cutting Grass with a Rifle

After sending several hundred .22 LR rounds downrange at a steel popper target, Jay Grazio found that he had cut a nice edge through the lawn. It's a slow way to do your mowing, but it gets the job done with precisio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/cutting-grass-with-a-rifle/

The Avengers HUD Graphics by Jayse Hansen

If you love the HUD (heads up display) in The Avengers, take a look at these artwork from its designer Jayse Hansen, who has posted stills and concept art over at Carg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/the-avengers-hud-graphics-by-jayse-hansen/

The Horrifying Truth Behind Pixar's Cars Universe

I posted a funny comic yesterday about the truth behind the animated series Adventure Time, and readers were quick to point out that the series takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where Finn might be the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/the-horrifying-truth-behind-pixars-cars-universe/

Space Camping

In May 2012, mankind marked yet another milestone in space exploration. No, I'm not talking about the launch of the SpaceX Dragon - cool as that was - I'm talking about space camping....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/space-camping/

The 10 Creepiest Abandoned Cold War Missile Silos

Everything about the Cold War was creepy. We knew for sure that nuclear warheads were aimed straight for us and could be deployed at any time. Some of the remaining symbols of that era are missile silos, mostly aband...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/the-10-creepiest-abandoned-cold-war-missile-silos/

Maria Throne by Sylvia Ji

Now this is a throne fit for a mistress of the dark. Behold the Maria Throne by Sylvia Ji. Check it out over at Worley Gig: Link   Sylvia Ji...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/maria-throne-by-sylvia-ji/

Jon Bon Jovi Duet with R2-D2

In a galaxy far, far away (actually it's just 1980, but it feels that way), there was a duet sung by R2-D2 and a certain singer named John Bongiovi. It was John's first prof...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/jon-bon-jovi-duet-with-r2-d2/

Kawehi Loops Gotye's Somebody I That Used To Know

Looping pedal ain't exactly new, but we love how Hawaiian singer Kawehi (Blog) uses it (along with a toy electric conga and a toy piano) to cover Gotye's Somebody That I Used To Know....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/kawehi-loops-gotyes-somebody-i-that-used-to-know/

Blindry

Blindry is a window blind. It's also a laundry drying rack. It's two things in one! And if you are in a small apartment with no automatic dryer, Blindry can be a handy space saver, as you fold up your drying rack int...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/blindry/

Leeroy Jenkins as a Short Film

Do you remember Leeroy Jenkins*? Well, it's back. Sort of. Director Finn O'Hara and doug & serge remade the 2005 World of Warcraft viral video into a short caper...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/leeroy-jenkins-as-a-short-film/

Giraffe Weevil of Madagascar

Photo: Axel Strauß/wikipedia It looks so unreal but rest assured that the Giraffe Weevil of Madagascar is real. You can probably guess how it got the name - but what you may...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/giraffe-weevil-of-madagascar/

Lighting of the Sails

(YouTube link) An art performance from the German collective URBANSCREEN lights up the Sydney Opera House with a transforming projection. It's part of a music festival called Vivid LIVE. The most dramatic part comes a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/31/lighting-of-the-sails/










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