Archive for June 26th, 2012

Concrete Walls Project Presents Sawe

(YouTube Link) The Concrete Walls Project is a video series which integrates works from the best graffiti artists worldwide into fun animated videos, bringing their works to life like never before. Check o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/concrete-walls-project-presents-sawe/

The Newest World's Ugliest Dog

Behold the magnificent ugliness that is Mugly, the winner of the 24th annual World's Ugliest Dog contest. Like many of the past winners, little Mugly is a Chinese hairless dog. This isn't his first win, he previously won...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/the-newest-worlds-uggliest-dog/

Alan Moore Stops Griping And Starts Making Movies

Alan Moore is known as much for his writing as for his grouchy disposition, and generally hates the Hollywood treatments his works have received so far, which is why I think making his own movies is a brilliant idea!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/alan-moore-stops-griping-and-starts-making-movies/

10 Cool Melanistic Animals

You probably already know what an albino is, but the opposite, known as melanism, is much less known. The look is still just as striking though, particularly in the case of the penguin seen above. See pictures of mel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/10-cool-melanistic-animals/

Sprout Bookmarks

Sprout Bookmarks | $5.95 Have you met Sprout, the little green bookmark? It's a set of six silicone bookmarks that look like little green plant sprouts, at the NeatoShop! Easy to use, and they bring a smile to any fac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/sprout-bookmarks/

Deadpool Fan Film Is Dead Funny

(YouTube Link) Marvel's wise cracking, super powered assassin gets his day in the sun in this Deadpool fan film called Deadpool: A Typical Tuesday by Bean Dip Productions. This hilarious fan film sets the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/deadpool-fan-film-is-dead-funny/

Tobias Funke: The Plush Toy

If you love wannabe bluemen who are also nevernudes, then you'll certainly want to cuddle up with this adorable Tobias toy when you go off to bed at night. It was created by Michelle Coffee of Deadly Sweet, but don't exp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/tobias-funke-the-plush-toy/

Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of Deliverance With A Trip To The Cahulawassee

If you enjoyed the seminal backwoods sicko movie Deliverance, and you feel that its 40th anniversary is worth celebrating, then book a trip to the Chattooga River Festival and get to hootin' and hollerin'!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/celebrate-the-40th-anniversary-of-deliverance-with-a-trip-to-the-cahulawassee/

10 Weird and Cool Bats

While a lot of people think all bats are creepy, I personally find them cute overall. That being said, these 10 bats still rank pretty low on the cute scale. Take, for example, the hammer-headed bat above: Maybe *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/10-weird-and-cool-bats/

Prisoners Earn Early Release by Writing Good Essays

If you see a young person heading down the wrong path--one that leads to a life behind bars--then help him out. Teach him how to read and write well. It may get him out of prison faster: Inmates in four federal prison...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/prisoners-earn-early-release-for-writing-good-essays/

Time Lapse Video Of Super Mario 3D Art Being Created

(YouTube Link) Artist Chris Carlson is the focus of this time lapse video, which shows him hard at work creating some amazing Super Mario 3d chalk art. Watch as his hands fly around, dropping lines on the ground li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/time-lapse-video-of-super-mario-3d-art-being-created/

That's One Sneaky Pooch

(Video Link) With a small enough dog and a tall enough counter, you'd think your food would be safe when left out...but with a rolling chair and a smart little Chinese crested pooch like this one, you'd be totally wro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/thats-one-sneaky-pooch/

Minigun Motorcycle Pipes

(Video Link) Tailgunner is a maker of custom motorcycle exhaust pipes that look like the rotating barrels of miniguns. Why? Because awesome. Link -via MAroonedmotorcycles...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/minigun-motorcycle-pipes/

Call Me Back!

I understand her completely, and you should call your mom! This Twaggie was illustrated by Joy and Noelle of Twins Are Weird from a Tweet by @MistookMistake. You can see a new illustrated Tweet every day at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/call-me-back/

Life-Size Aliens Vs. Predator Metal Sculptures

These heavy metal sculptures of a Predator, complete with Alien head on his staff, and Alien xenomorph ready to strike were spotted in Vladivostok, Russia, hinting at a decidedly metallic b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/life-size-aliens-vs-predator-metal-sculptures/

Where Was This Picture Taken?

Daniel Russell is an expert in online searching who works for Google. During a lecture about advanced web searching, he showed this photo and asked "What’s the phone number of the office where this picture was snap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/where-was-this-picture-taken/

Carnage in Graffiti

There's graffiti and then there's graffiti. This one on the back of a truck in San Francisco, as taken by Flickr user dang!!, features Spider-Man's nemesis Carnage: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/carnage-in-graffiti/

Avatar Themed Nightclub Opens In South Africa

Entrepreneur and fan of blue aliens Mike Basson has opened an Avatar themed nightclub in Rivonia, South Africa so people can get all spaced out on the dance floor. It's called Avastar, looks ridiculously...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/avatar-themed-nightclub-opens-in-south-africa/

Chalk Typography

Wow. This is just. Wow. Take a look at the level of details that Liz Collini went through with her hand-lettered chalk typography, drawn in the style of mechanical blueprints:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/chalk-typography/

30 Year Treasure Hunt Ends With Discovery Of Celtic Gold

Treasure hunters Reg Mead and Richard Miles struck gold, and silver, recently when their 30 year long quest for buried treasure on the island of Jersey, which is off the coast of Normandy. Here's more info on the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/30-year-treasure-hunt-ends-with-discovery-of-celtic-gold/

Mousetail Cordwrap

Mousetail Cordwrap | $5.95 Does your desk look like a spaghetti factory? How about your entertainment system? Get all those cords and cables under control with the Mousetail Cordwrap from the NeatoShop! They're cute,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/mousetail-cordwrap/

Lego Rhinoceros Strandbeest

  Remember the kinetic sculpture Rhinoceros by Theo Jansen we featured on Neatorama a while ago? Dutch industrial designer kvanb has created a LEGO version - a working LEGO version. Check it out: Hit play o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/lego-kinetic-sculpture/

Write Like The Wind George R.R. Martin!

(YouTube Link) Greg DiCostanzo and Paul Sabourin are fans of the fantasy series A Song Of Ice And Fire, so they're urging George R.R. Martin to write like the wind and finish up this classic series. Peopl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/write-like-the-wind-george-r-r-martin-2/

Vaults

Heads up! For his series Vaults (2003 - 2009) Photographer David Stephenson documented some of the world's most beautiful vaulted ceilings. This one above is from the Sainte-Chappelle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/vaults/

Ring-rolling Machine

I don't know what's happening and I don't know what it's for, but I just can't stop watching! Here's a ring rolling machine from a Chinese forge making a red-hot glowing steel ring. I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/ring-rolling-machine/

Old County Map Title Pages

In the 19th century, printers were proud of their craft and made everyday jobs into works of art. Consider county records, such as maps and deeds and such. They were bound into volumes of boring but useful historical d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/old-county-map-title-pages/

What Are They Selling?

So, what do you think? Is this ad for selling Levi jeans or a fat dog? Via Old Chum   Advertising, dog, jeans...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/what-are-they-selling/

Fart Kontrol

This makes perfect sense to those who drive in Denmark, where fart means speed. Which has English-speaking people expressing interest in watching a certain Sandra Bullock/Keanu Reeves film in Danish. Link Fart, Denma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/fart-kontrol/

Celestial Lights

Celestial Lights is an absolutely gorgeous stop motion video clip by Ole C. Salomonsen of Arctic Light Photo about the northern lights. Ole filmed the video in the northern p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/celestial-lights/

Spoiled Children

Elizabeth Kolbert wrote an overview of parenting books and research at The New Yorker, in which she marvels at the Matsigenka tribe of Peru and their helpful unspoiled children. She give examples of how spoiled modern Am...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/26/spoiled-children/




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