Archive for September 27th, 2012

Meet the Man Who Made Cowboys Love Rhinestones

Those flashy, glittery, rhinestone-studded suits you saw on country music stars and pop stars in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s were all designed by the same guy: Nudie Cohn. The Ukrainian immigrat designed clothing for every...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Meet-the-Man-Who-Made-Cowboys-Love-Rhinestones/

Evil Queen Bust

Evil Queen Bust - $84.95Mirror, mirror on the wall who has the most divine Disney villain statute of them all? We do! Feast your eyes on the Evil Queen Bust from the NeatoShop. This stunning collectible piece features th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Evil-Queen-Bust/

Floridians Now Renting Alligators to Swim in Pools for Kids' Parties

A clown? A magician? No. All the cool kids these days have alligators at their parties:Apparently a Florida entrepreneurial genius, Bob Barrett, owner of Alligator Attractions in Madeira Beach, has come up with a ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Floridians-Now-Renting-Alligators-to-Swim-in-Pools-for-Kids-Parties/

The Avengers Drawn Tim Burton Style

What would The Avengers look like if Tim Burton had drawn them?Well, they would be very lanky, of course, and a bit rough around the edges.They'd all have big ol' eyes and a pointy chin, and feet so tiny it's amazing the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/The-Avengers-Drawn-Tim-Burton-Style/

After the Resignation of the Police Chief, A Dog Is the Only Officer Left on the Force

Ben at Ace of Spades HQ writes, "This has the perfect sitcom plot written all over it." He's right. Vaughn, New Mexico is a little town of about 450 people. The Chief of Police had to resign after facing felony charges....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/After-the-Resignation-of-the-Police-Chief-A-Dog-Is-the-Only-Police-Officer-Left-on-the-Force/

Machine Animals

Nicolas Lampert, whose work Meatscape was featured on Neatorama a while ago, is back with a series of artwork called machine-animals. My favorite is easily the Turtle Tank above!Take a look: LinkNicolas La...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Machine-Animals/

Van Gogh's Starry Night Recreated with Images from the Hubble Space Telescope

Alex Harrison Parker is a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. After 22 years of operation, the Hubble Space Telescope has captured so many images that he was able to use them to create...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Van-Goghs-iStarry-Nighti-Recreated-with-Images-from-the-Hubble-Space-Telescope/

Animal Pocket Knife

David Suhami's Animal Pocket Knife is a fun toy that can unfold into three different animals:The safari “knife” is completely harmless, yet still beautiful enough to be appealing to discerning adult minds.&nb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Animal-Pocket-Knife/

Henri on Politics

[http://youtu.be/CvQPzmoKuBk] (YouTube link)  Henri, the Existential Chat, weighs in with his opinion on politics. That is, about Tuxedo Stan and his campaign to be the mayor of Halifax. -via BuzzfeedPreviou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Henri-on-Politics/

Sydney as it Might Have Been

The image on the left is what the Sydney Opera House almost looked like, had the team led by J. Marzella came in first instead of second in the design competition! Take a look at this and more alternative versions of fam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Sydney-as-it-Might-Have-Been/

Bierleichen

Oktoberfest is in full swing in Munich, Germany. Redditor snowmanspike took a picture on his way to work one morning so we can see the evidence. "Bierleiche" translates into English as "Beer Corpse." LinkOktoberfest, bee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Bierleichen/

Miniature Symbolism by Grace Weston

Photographer Grace Watson recreates fascinating psychological landscape with the clever use of miniatures. I particularly love the use of itsy bitsy tissue papers in this diorama above, titled Couples Therapy (2006). The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Miniature-Symbolism-by-Grace-Watson-2/

Elmo Face Sandwich Crust Cutter

Elmo Face Sandwich Crust Cutter - $3.95Are you looking for a fun way to encourage your picky eater to dig into their meal? You need the Elmo Face Sandwich Crust Cutter from the NeatoShop. This great little device cuts th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Elmo-Face-Sandwich-Crust-Cutter/

The Death Scene to End All Death Scenes

[http://youtu.be/nEP3xgZi_RU]It doesn't get more awesomely bad than this, Neatoramanauts. You're watching the final scene of a 1974 Turkish film called Kareteci Kiz (Karate Girl), about a girl who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/The-Death-Scene-to-End-All-Death-Scenes/

Earbud Portraits

 They're computer graphics, but we've got to give Dutch designer group Souverein Weesp props for the cool idea of drawing with earphones. Take a look at their Behance page for more: Link -via Apartment Therapyportra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Earbud-Portraits/

Cat Sings the Star Wars Theme Song

[http://youtu.be/uEYRZE9JcFA]This was so close to reaching the Internet trifecta: cats, Star Wars and bacon. Looks like that rumored pork shortage hit a galaxy far, far away. Video by WorldWideInterwebcats,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Cats-Sing-the-Star-Wars-Theme-Song/

Happy Birthday, Google!

Today is the day that Google celebrates its birthday, so most of you will see this Google Doodle, with 14 candles for the company's 14th anniversary. Click it and you'll go to search results for "Google." But I see a dif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Happy-Birthday-Google/

Radiator Lounge Chair

The CNC Music Factory, an art collective, won first prize at the Seattle Design Jam for this lounge chair made from old cast iron radiators. They promise, "It's not as uncomfortable as it looks."Link -via Inhabitatchairs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Radiator-Lounge-Chair/

The Animal Kingdom's Most Surprising Badasses

Look at that cute little wombat, just scratching his haunch during a break in some very important digging. So cuddly. Too bad he's a Van Damme-kicking daath machine. The wombat looks cuddly and slow, but when confronted...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/The-Animal-Kingdoms-Most-Surprising-Badasses/

Putty Boy Strut

[http://youtu.be/SuQGfk9Gmgo] (YouTube link)Mechanical bugs eat and reproduce the same way biological bugs do! The video for the song "Putty Boy Strut" by Flying Lotus was directed by Cyriak Harris (as if you couldn't te...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Putty-Boy-Strut/

WTF Is A Bagelhead?

Watch out for these freaks, because they've got a forehead shaped like a bagel and an oy vey attitude to match!Bagelheads have their foreheads injected with a saline solution that they mold into a bagel-like shape, and i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Why-Is-BagelHeading-Still-A-Thing/

Letter from 1824 Proves That Men With Colds Have Always Been Crybabies

After a few weeks of feeling under the weather, the essayist and poet Charles Lamb (above) sent a letter to his friend Bernard Barton to inform him of his condition. An excerpt reveals that Lamb was either gazing directl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Letter-from-1824-Proves-That-Men-With-Colds-Have-Always-Been-Crybabies/

The Science Behind Motion Sickness

[http://youtu.be/0CP0VX9XFXU] (YouTube link)The latest from AsapSCIENCE tries to convince me that my ears make my stomach hurt when I go on carnival rides that I shouldn't. What do they know? -via Geekosystemmotion sickn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/The-Science-Behind-Motion-Sickness/

Edward The Owl

Edward The Owl - $47.95 (front and back shown)Are you on the hunt to find the the perfect Halloween costume for your wise little toddler. Feast your eyes on the Edward The Owl costume from the NeatoShop. This adorable pl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Edward-The-Owl/

Look! Flying Whale!

That's a whale of a kite! Peter Lynn Kites has created a huge 100-foot long kite shaped like the blue whale: Link - via Archie McPhee's Endless Geyser of Awesomewhale, kite...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Look-Flying-Whale/

Famous People with High IQs

One's IQ is akin to one's income or weight: you don't brag about it, and it's rude to ask about it. But celebrities have a hard time keeping anything secret, especially when they've graduated from Yale or MIT. Then there...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Famous-People-with-High-IQs/

Real Life Pepe le Pew

(Video Link)His cuddling stinks -in a good way, but can't you just picture him speaking with a French accent while trying to chase down the little kitty?Via I Can Has Cheezburgeranimals, videos, cute, skunks, cats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Real-Life-Pepe-le-Pew/

H.P. Lovecraft's The Tomb (For Beginning Readers)

Richard J. Ivankovic or DrFaustusAU as he's known on deviantART has been busy with his latest creation: H.P. Lovecraft's The Tomb (For Beginning Readers), a 60-page masterpiece that will surely be the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/HP-Lovecrafts-The-Tomb-For-Beginning-Readers/

We Are Hungry

[http://youtu.be/2IB7NDUSBOo] (YouTube link)This video was made by students at Wallace County High School in Sharon Springs, Kansas, in reaction to new school nutritional rules that limit the amount of calories served. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/We-Are-Hungry/

Kit Kat Bars Wrapped in Pizza Dough

Mad scientists at Pizza Hut, contemptuous of what you regard as "real food," have devised Kit Kat Pops. These are Kit Kat bars baked inside pizza dough, then lightly dusted with awesomeness. So far, they are only availab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/27/Kit-Kat-Bars-Wrapped-in-Pizza-Dough/




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