Archive for August 30th, 2012

Documentary About Rene Magritte Featuring Music By Roger Waters

(YouTube Link)Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte is the subject of this 1978 documentary, which just happens to have a soundtrack scored by rock icon Roger Waters of Pink Floyd!It may be a bit dry in places, and t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/Documentary-About-Rene-Magritte-Featuring-Music-By-Roger-Waters/

3D Ms. Pac-Man

Keita Takahashi, the inventor of Katamari Damacy, had a brilliant idea. New York's Museum of Art and Design made it happen. They filled an entire room--walls and ceiling--with a playable Ms. Pac-Man...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/3D-iMs-Pac-Mani/

Firefighters Rescue Cow Stuck in Tree

Firefighters are, of course, so frequently summoned by anxious cow owners that it's almost proverbial:Fire crews in Cumbria were surprised to receive a call to rescue the cow, which had toppled 10 meters down a slope of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/Firefighters-Rescue-Cow-Stuck-in-Tree/

8-Year Old Girls Leaves Hurricane Safety Instructions for Her Stuffed Animals

Greg Taylor of Mandeville, Louisiana evacuated his family to escape Hurricane Isaac. His daughter Ashley joined him--but her stuffed animals did not. She did, however, give them prudent instructions about how to shelter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/8-Year-Old-Girls-Leaves-Hurricane-Safety-Instructions-for-Her-Stuffed-Animals/

A Bunch Of Fun DIY Projects For The Long Weekend Ahead

If the idea of a three day weekend with nothing to do seems like torture via boredom then take a gander at these neat DIY projects and get to building!You might not be able to build an entire TARDIS from scratch in three...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/A-Bunch-Of-Fun-DIY-Projects-For-The-Long-Weekend-Ahead/

Stanley Kubrick's One-Point Perspective

[http://vimeo.com/48425421] (vimeo link)Stanley Kubrick was a master of the one-point perspective shot, and this supercut by  kogonada points out just how many he used.  -via GeekosystemStanley Kubrick...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/Stanley-Kubricks-One-Point-Perspective/

Photo Composites Of Women And Insects

Insectes is a photographic composite series by Laurent Seroussi that combines women and bugs into disgusting insectoid hybrids worthy of a starring role in your worst nightmares.There's something elegant about t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/Photo-Composites-Of-Women-And-Insects/

Couple's Sunken Floor Turned Out to be a Medieval Well

Colin Steer has been wondering for almost 30 years why his sofa dipped at one corner of his living room. After he retired, he decided to tackle the problem as a home improvement project. Tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/Couples-Sunken-Floor-Turned-Out-to-be-a-Medieval-Well/

The Toilet Water Dish

The Toilet Water Dish - $24.95Are you on the hunt for the perfect water dish for your pampered pooch? You need the Toilet Water Dish from the NeatoShop. This hilarious dog water bowl is made of ceramic and uses a reg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/The-Toilet-Water-Dish/

Is Chipotle Stealing Pennies?

Oh, Chipotle. The restaurant has been caught with its hands in the salsa container when an amateur sleuth noticed that it's been rounding its bills to eliminate pennies: On...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/Is-Chipotle-Stealing-Pennies/

Celebrity Anagrams

When you rearrange the letters in certain celebrities' names, you can find wise descriptions or wonderful jokes. You'll see both in a collection of surprising anagrams at Unreality. Linkanagrams...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/Celebrity-Anagrams/

Photobombed! Making Bad Pictures Great and Good Pictures Awesomely Bad

At one time or another, you have probably snapped a photo and discovered that a grinning, devil- horn-flashing stranger has sneaked into your picture unannounced. Congratulations, you’ve jus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/Photobombed-Making-Bad-Pictures-Great-and-Good-Pictures-Awesomely-Bad/

17 Fictional TV Towns with Personality

Some fictional places in which TV shows are set are highlighted to make us want to go there, sometimes just for a look, sometimes it's a place we'd like to live. If the locale ever changed, you'd feel like a character di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/17-Fictional-TV-Towns-with-Personality/

What Americans Do All Day

If you answer "work and sleep", you'd be mostly correct! Lam Thuy Vo of NPR's Planet Money has the graph: View the post over at NPR to find out the detailed breakdown...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/What-Americans-Do-All-Day/

How Long Will You Need to Save to Buy a Home In Your City?

The Atlantic Cities has a chart that and calculates how long it would take a person making the average wage in the top 100 American cities to save up for a down payment on a 2,000-square-foot home based on the average pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/How-Long-Will-You-Need-to-Save-to-Buy-a-Home-In-Your-City/

This Is How The Queen Rolls

Keep calm and wear a hoodie. The photo above, reports Natalie Morales of NBC's TODAY, shows how Queen Elizabeth II rolls in her Range Rover: Link - via Huffington PostThis Is How I R...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/This-Is-How-The-Queen-Rolls/

Egg Baked into a Mushroom

Here's a healthy and tasty breakfast. Just preheat your oven to 300°F. Add some thyme, salt and pepper to the overturned mushroom cap. Then gently crack open an egg and cook for 20 to 30 minutes.Link -via Tasteo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/Egg-Baked-into-a-Mushroom/

How Old is Too Old to Drive?

Yesterday, a man lost control of his car, which jumped the curb near an elementary school and hit 11 people, 9 of them school children. That in itself is unfortunate, but the story gets promin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/How-Old-is-Too-Old-to-Drive/

A Little Box Of Treasures From Disneyland

Even though this may look like a box full of junk, Disney Imagineer Fritz would rather think of it as a case containing pleasant memories and important artifacts from his time working at Disneyland.Fritz has been sharing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/A-Little-Box-Of-Treasures-From-Disneyland/

Squirrel Pen

Squirrel Pen - $6.95 (sold individually)Are missing pens making you nutty? Hide your favorite pen in plain sight with the Squirrel Pen from the NeatoShop. This adorable pen is disguised as your favorite tree dwelling rod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/Squirrel-Pen/

Be Water My Friend!

[http://youtu.be/ud-AUboZl3A] (YouTube link)Bruce Lee gets all philosophical and then beats up Chuck Norris. If that ain't the essence of cool, I don't know what is. Here he is, remixed and Autotuned by John D. Boswell,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/Be-Water-My-Friend/

Doctor Who Toile

Spoonflower is a custom, on-demand fabric maker. It produces this lovely toile pattern by Shannon Schenck that features all of the typical elements of a Rococo pastoral scene. Don't blink.Link -via Nag on the Lakefabric...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/iDoctor-Whoi-Toile/

Grand Theft Auto IV: Hill Valley

[http://youtu.be/_m3-xw_BOwo] (YouTube link)A Grand Theft Auto modification lets you play as Marty McFly! And yes, that means you're driving a DeLorean with a Flux Capacitor at 88 miles per hour. No, you can't just downl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/Grand-Theft-Auto-IV-Hill-Valley/

Hilarious Bad Prom Pictures

Prom night can be a terrifying and wondrous experience, full of fashion faux pas, unexpected acne outbreaks and awkward moments in teen angst.So why not enjoy the hilarity of it all by looking at a bunch of funny prom pi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/A-Gallery-Of-Hilarious-Prom-Pictures/

Artist Tears Up a Playing Card, Then Draws a Photorealistic Version

[youtube XuMuGYCW63w](Video Link) Prepare to be stunned by what Mark Crilley can do. At the beginning of this time-lapse video, he tears up a common playing card. Then he uses pencils, ink and paint to duplicat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/Artist-Tears-Up-a-Playing-Card-Then-Draws-a-Photorealistic-Version/

What Is It? game 240

It's once again time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the pictured item is? Or can you make up something interesting?Place your guess in the comment section below. One gu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/What-Is-It-game-240/

Animated Short - Life By A Thread

(YouTube Link)Animator Jim Segrue is part of the award winning team at Titmouse, the folks responsible for shows like Metalocalypse, Superjail and Black Dynamite, but this time he's stretching...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/Animated-Short-Life-By-A-Thread/

Woman Haters: the First Three Stooges Short

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website.Moe Howard, his kid brother Curly, and Larry Fine, a popular vaudeville/movie comedy t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/iWoman-Hatersi-the-First-Three-Stooges-Short/

Dragon Sculpture Made Out Of Oil Drums

Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie created this magnificent metal dragon sculpture out of old oil drums, in order to signify "tension between the natural and modern worlds".The face and body are covered in details so sharp they'l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/A-Dragon-Made-Out-Of-Old-Oil-Drums/

Weird Poems Accompanied By Even Weirder Drawings

Alex Sparks and Bret Hawkins are collaborating on a project called The Ninety-Nine Draft, which features oddball illustrations based on short "poems" meant to conjure strange mental images.The accompanying drawi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/30/Weird-Poems-Accompanied-By-Even-Weirder-Drawings/




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