Archive for November 30th, 2012

The Psychological History of a Typical Star Wars Fan, 1976 to the Present

As the wise C-3PO once said, "I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit." In the long journey of the Star Wars fan, there are times for joy and time...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/The-Psychological-History-of-a-Typical-iStar-Warsi-Fan-1976-to-the-Present/

Pinokio

[http://vimeo.com/53476316] (vimeo link)They call it Pinokio, but it sure looks like Luxo, Jr. the Pixar lamp! It was created by Shanshan Zhou, Adam Ben-Dror, and Joss Doggett. From the vimeo page:Pinokio is an explorati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/Pinokio/

Batman Oversized Caped Pint Glass

 Batman Oversized Caped Pint Glass - $29.95Are you super thirsty after a long day of fighting crime? You need the Batman Oversized Caped Pint Glass from the NeatoShop. This huge glass is perfect for those times when...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/Batman-Oversized-Caped-Pint-Glass/

Brownie Cookie Dough Cupcakes

In my experience, for serious ice cream eaters, there is only one flavor. Cookie dough. So when someone mentions a brownie cookie dough cupcake, I am all ears. Looking for a rich and indulgent cupcake rec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/Brownie-Cookie-Dough-Cupcake/

Neon Lost and Found

Kirsten Hively loves neon signs, and has photographed more than 800 of them for her Project Neon. In an interview at Collector's Weekly, she explains how she finds, photographs, and maps those signs, as well as the histo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/Neon-Lost-and-Found/

Theo Jansen's Strandbeest

Photo: Theo Jansen Dutch artist and designer Theo Jansen creates miniature Strandbeest kinetic sculptures, his latest is called "Animaris Geneticus Ondularis." Don't worry folks, he ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/Theo-Jansens-Strandbeest/

A Man Is Haunted by A Rock Monster In 40 YEARS

Some days it seems like the Earth itself has turned against you, and you just can't win. Well, after you watch this short film entitled 40 Years you'll feel a little bit better, because at least you don't have a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/29/A-Man-Is-Haunted-by-A-Rock-Monster-In-40-YEARS/

Sad: William Shatner Cancels Plans to Attend the Decommissioning of the USS Enterprise

The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise was formally inactivated tonight. Her former captain, William Shatner, had planned to attend, but cancelled at the last minute:A publicist for William Shatner told The Virgini...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/Sad-William-Shatner-Cancels-Plans-to-Attend-the-Decommissioning-of-the-USS-iEnterprisei/

Tree Houses for Grown Ups

Photo: Philip Jodidio Like dreams and aspirations, tree houses were something I was obsessed with as a kid -always plotting and planning- only to neglect and diminish as I got older. Grown-ups c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/Tree-Houses-for-Grown-Ups/

Rhett & Link Show You How To Kill A Moustache

(YouTube Link)Movember is officially at an end, so now it's time for you to make a tough decision- should you shave your mouthbrow or let it ride into the new year?Rhett and Link have considered it from every a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/Rhett-Link-Show-You-How-To-Kill-A-Moustache/

Space Kitty

Hello Space Kitty, why what beautiful sunglasses you have. I think I may have found a new wallpaper. You can view the full image here. Via Unique Dailycat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/Space-Kitty/

How Do Computers Understand Speech?

Have you noticed that on many "reality" TV shows, the producers feel the need to add English subtitles over people who are speaking English? If it's so difficult for people to decipher speech, how in the world c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/How-Do-Computers-Understand-Speech/

Beer-Battered Deep-Fried Bacon

Photo: Dude Foods I love bacon, not a huge fan of the deep fryer, but in this case I may make a rare exception. Deep-fried, beer-battered, bacon smothered bacon. Oh-my-lanta. As Anthony Bourdain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/Beer-Battered-Deep-Fried-Bacon/

Catbus Shoulder Bag

Catbus Shoulder Bag- $29.95The holidays are coming! Are you looking for the purr-fect gift for your favorite Totoro fan? You need the Catbus Shoulder Bag from the NeatoShop. This delightful plush bag looks like Catbus. I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/Catbus-Shoulder-Bag/

Maleficent In Real Life

The woman in the picture is as close to the real Maleficent as you can get- it's Eleanor Audley, the woman who provided the voice for both Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty and the evil Stepmother in Cinderella*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/29/Maleficent-In-Real-Life/

A Dalek Christmas

Photo: I'm Really Just A Mad Man With A Box Here I was all this time thinking Daleks don't celebrate Christmas. Apparently, not only do these cyborgs celebrate Christmas, but they do so with sty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/A-Dalek-Christmas/

8 to Go

[http://youtu.be/4vEhvSXAFM0] (YouTube link)In this trailer, Captain Cuddles stars as a cat who is moonlighting as a club DJ, which causes problems in the home. Presented by Fresh Step with performances by  Heather...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/8-to-Go/

The Ultimate Cybernetic Daemon Cosplay Suit

Photo: TwoHornsUnited Time to add fuel to the nightmare fire. TwoHornsUnited is a DeviantArtist, Etsy seller, and the creator of this fine Cybernetic Daemon suit. For only $2,000 (US) you can own th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/The-Ultimate-Cybernetic-Daemon-Cosplay-Suit/

The DIY Kid-tracking Drone

Talk about a helicopter parent! Paul Wallich came up with an idea that would free him from escorting his young son 400 meters to the school bus stop every day, and still enable him to keep an eye on the child. He built a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/The-DIY-Kid-tracking-Drone/

A Grumpy Sleigh Ride

Photo: Grumpy Cats In our continuing coverage of Tard the Grumpy Cat, here she is sitting in a wooden sleigh. Not looking too happy about it might I add. I swear this cat looks like she is quiet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/A-Grumpy-Sleigh-Ride/

177 years of Mark Twain

The man who carries a cat by the tail learns something that can be learned in no other way. - Mark TwainSamuel Langhorne Clemens, later known by his pen name Mark Twain, was born on November 30, 1835, 177 years ago today...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/177-years-of-Mark-Twain/

What DNA Actually Looks Like

We all learned about DNA with graphic illustrations of a colorful double helix. Now we have an actual photograph, from an electron microscope, of a DNA strand. Enzo di Fabrizio and a team at the University of Genoa in It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/What-DNA-Actually-Looks-Like/

How to Catch a Cat

Shironeko and his buddies demonstrate the most foolproof method of capturing housecats. -via Buzzfeed cats, box, Shiro, Shironeko...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/How-to-Catch-a-Cat/

America's Most Embarrassing Addresses

Contractors who build subdivisions sometimes seem draw words out of thin air to name streets and cul-de-sacs. Still, you have to wonder who was responsible for thinking up the name of Broomrape Lane in Havasu City, Arizo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/Americas-Most-Embarrassing-Addresses/

Stormtrooper Belt Buckle

Stormtrooper Belt Buckle - $23.95Are you looking for a force strong enough to hold up your sagging pants? Call in the troops with the the Stormtrooper Belt Buckle from the NeatoShop. This fantastic metal belt buckle feat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/Stormtrooper-Belt-Buckle/

Can Santa Get Arrested for Breaking Into Your House?

Have you ever wondered if Santa's yearly journey is illegal? He does, after all, break into millions of homes every year to leave presents behind. Well, in California at least, he's safe from burglary and most trespassin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/Can-Santa-Get-Arrested-for-Breaking-Into-Your-House/

Travelers of the Solar System

Illustrator Scott Benson created an awesome poster/chart that celebrates space exploration and travel. It changes with the light!This illustrated chart was designed by me and hand-printed by my dear friends at Commonweal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/Travelers-of-the-Solar-System/

Got The Munchies? Try Munchie Meal!

Sure, a burger, french fries, two tacos and a soda is already a good start for someone with the munchies, but Jack In the Box went all out when they developed the menu options for their Munchie Meals. Selections include:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/Got-The-Munchies-Try-Munchie-Meal/

Two Years

The creator of the webcomic xkcd, Randall Munroe, is one of the internet's favorite people. The "webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language" delivered plenty of each. Then it veered into medical science. Munroe exp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/Two-Years/

A Coatimundi & A Fennec Fox Fell In Love One Day

(Video Link)I can't help but think that part of the reason they fell in love was because the  fennec had such tasty ear wax.Via I Can Has Cheezburgercute, animals, fennec, coatimundi, love, cuddles, videos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/A-Coatimundi-A-Fennec-Fox-Fell-In-Love-One-Day/




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