Archive for November 20th, 2012

Which Bond Villain's Plan Made the Most Economic Sense?

James Bond's foes concoct wild schemes for power and money, some less realistic than others. Which ones, from an economic point of view, were feasible?  Jean-Jacques Dethier, a development economist working for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/Which-Bond-Villains-Plan-Made-the-Most-Economic-Sense/

Real Life Up

It was only a matter of time before someone did it for real. Well, actually it has been done a few times but It still is cool every time I see it. The floating house from Pixar's Up. This was the first time, howe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/Real-Life-Up/

The Traditional Thanksgiving Eel

Turkey? No, thanks. I want a traditional Thanksgiving--the way the Pilgrims did theirs. Two years ago, James Prosek wrote in The New York Times that the original Thanksgiving feast may have been upon freshwater...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/The-Traditional-Thanksgiving-Eel/

Fiona Apple Cancels Tour to Stay with her Dog

Fiona Apple is postponing her South American concert tour to be with her dying dog, Janet. Her message explaining the decision was posted at Facebook.I have a dog Janet, and she’s been ill for almost two years now,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/Fiona-Apple-Cancel-Tour-to-Stay-with-her-Dog/

Detailed Piano Bag

When we last caught up with Lubya and Max, they were making beautiful Doctor Who felt purses. They've been very productive since then and have produced felt bags that look just like violins, watering cans, gas c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/Detailed-Piano-Bag/

Ai Weiwei Big Think

[http://youtu.be/HtDTPZX8IRQ] I recently watched the Ai Weiwei documentary, this is a man on a mission. Sometimes it is easy for people in the Western World to take our freedomes for granted, it's unfortunate rea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/Ai-Weiwei-Big-Think/

The Middle of Middle-Earth

The people of New Zealand are so excited for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey that they are renaming Wellington, the capital city, to The Middle of Middle-Earth for the week of the premier....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/The-Middle-of-Middle-Earth/

Snowman Poop Bubble Gum Balls in Toilet

Snowman Poop Bubble Gum Balls in Toilet - $2.95Do you know someone who has been really naughty this year? Forget the coal! Give them Snowman Poop Bubble Gum Balls in Toilet from the NeatoShop. This refreshingly honest tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/Snowman-Poop-Bubble-Gum-Balls-in-Toilet/

R2-D2 - A Canstruction

We have had R2-D2 engagement rings, as a dancing machine, as a Vespa, and even as a keg. Now meet R2-D2 as a canned foodstuff creation. He was on display at the Canstruction Exhibit at One Market in San Francisco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/R2-D2-A-Canstruction/

Kids On Thanksgiving

[http://youtu.be/c9BBOUo_sSs] (YouTube link)Random kids in Brooklyn tell us what they are thankful for. I also did not know that Thanksgiving is a Jewish holiday. Link -via Breakfast LinksThanksgiving, thankful...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/Kids-On-Thanksgiving/

Sandwich Trolling

Chefs can pull some mean pranks on their friends, this one even a novice chef could pull off. All you need is a piece of cardboard, some eggs, bread crumbs and flour, something to fry it in, some sandwich garnis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/Sandwich-Trolling/

I Have Your Heart

I have always loved stop-motion films ever since I watched Wallace & Gromit as a kid. If you feel the same way then you very well might like this new collaborative effort by Molly Crabapple, Kim Boekbinder, and J...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/I-Have-Your-Heart/

The Perfect Guide To Holiday Etiquette

[http://youtu.be/hFzz6EZmkq8] (YouTube link)Billy is demonstrating different ways to behave at the dinner table. Billy needs therapy, or at least constant supervision. This video contains language that may be deemed a bi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/The-Perfect-Guide-To-Holiday-Etiquette/

Chocolate Express

People all over the world - join hands. Start a chocolate train, a chocolate train. That's how that song goes right? I think I might prefer a chocolate train (photo L'Avenir) over a love train....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/Chocolate-Express/

Headline of the Day

The Daily Mail has a story about, well, it really doesn't matter what it's about and who can tell from the headline anyway, but don't you just love the way they string words together? Link -via Boing Boingheadline, Briti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/Headline-of-the-Day-2/

Instructions for Immortality

Doktor A. News wants to congratulate you on gaining immortality. The directions are as follows. 1. Remove strap and leads from the storage drawer. 2. Place electrodes against forehead and tighten...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/Instructions-for-Immortality/

House MD

[http://youtu.be/0U989j62g20] (YouTube link)If you never watched the erstwhile TV show House, you can catch up watching this compilation of clips from all 177 episodes. Well, you'd have to add some arguments abo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/House-MD/

Popping Corn One Kernel at a Time

Design students Laurent Beirnaert, Pierre Bouvier, and Paul Tubiana created "Oncle Sam," a machine that pops popcorn one kernel at a time. It can even butter and salt each individual kernel! Not all that efficient, but a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/Popping-Corn-One-Kernel-at-a-Time/

El Paso Del Tiempo Day After Day Fabric Calendar

El Paso Del Tiempo Day After Day Fabric Calendar - $49.95Are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite geeky toddler. You need the El Paso Del Tiempo Day After Day Fabric Calendar from the NeatoShop. This beauti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/El-Paso-Del-Tiempo-Day-After-Day-Fabric-Calendar/

A Few Facts About Steven Spielberg's Lincoln

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website.Okay, I know many of you haven't seen the new Steven Spielberg film Lincoln yet. I saw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/A-Few-Facts-About-Steven-Spielbergs-iLincolni/

Santa's Little Mishap

[http://youtu.be/y4a6qQNNgLI] (YouTube link)It was a lovely idea. A crowd of children were waiting for Father Christmas to arrive at the Broad Street Mall in Reading, England. Santa Claus, played by Steve Chessell of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/Santas-Little-Mishap/

New Employment Perk: Unlimited Paid Vacation

Only 1% of employers in the US offer this perk, but the number is growing. In some firms, employees can take as much paid time off as they feel they need:By showing that they trust their workers, these employers say, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/New-Employment-Perk-Unlimited-Paid-Vacation/

Is Our Retro Obsession Ruining Everything?

Rock critic and music memorabilia collector Simon Reynolds is the author of the new book Retromania. In it, he asserts that obsessing over the past is holding back creativity in music.Reynolds: I wonder why we&r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/Is-Our-Retro-Obsession-Ruining-Everything/

Epic Meal Time Thanksgiving

[http://youtu.be/I9hOtanUz7w] (YouTube link)The Epic Meal Time guys put together a Thanksgiving feast featuring a pig stuffed with a stuffed turkey (by Chef Zadi), brown goo, and a fast-food lasagna, among other dishes....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/Epic-Meal-Time-Thanksgiving/

If Hugh Hefner Designed the Avengers

Damn Thor and Loki, you two are looking gooood. Just think how much better The Girls Next Door would have been if it featured a bunch of Marvel characters instead.Link Via Geeks Are Sexythor, loki, marvel, avengers, play...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/If-Hugh-Hefner-Designed-the-Avengers/

Nanette Vonnegut on Her Father

To accompany the new Kurt Vonnegut book, We Are What We Pretend To Be: The First and Last Works, the author's youngest daughter Nanette gave an interview to The Rumpus. It covers a lot of personal insight into V...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/Nanette-Vonnegut-on-Her-Father/

Sculptures Fit For Willy Wonka's Factory

Walt Disney World’s Food and Wine Festival recently took place and to celebrate, Disney pasty chefs created these amazing sculptures from Ghirardelli chocolate. In order to keep the statues safe, they were encased...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/Sculptures-Fit-For-Willy-Wonkas-Factory/

U.S. Space Team's Up Goer Five

There are around a half-million words in the full Oxford English Dictionary, though most people use only a few thousand in everyday communication. Randall Munroe of xkcd explains the Saturn V rocket using only the 1,000...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/US-Space-Teams-Up-Goer-Five/

Giving Thanks For Thanksgiving Turkeys

It’s Thanksgiving time again, which means Americans across the country will be firing up their ovens or deep fryers in preparation of a delicious turkey feast. In honor of the bird that has made this all possible t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/Giving-Thanks-For-Thanksgiving-Turkeys/

Krampus Stocking

Krampus Stocking - $11.95The threat of no toys Christmas morning not enough to keep your children on their best behavior? Maybe it's time to incorporate a little Krampus into your holiday story telling with the Krampus S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/20/Krampus-Stocking/








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