Archive for December 17th, 2012

Enterprise Star Trek Wall Clock

 Enterprise Star Trek Wall Clock Do you have a big day planned? Are you worried you are going to run late for your mission to explore strange, new worlds? You need the very logical Enterprise Star Trek Wall Clo...

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The 30 Best Mugshots Of 2012

When people are hauled in by the police, they aren't at their best. Still, some mug shots are head and shoulders above the rest, and tell a story all by themselves. This guy only ranked #15, so you must see the others. L...

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Felted Crafting Buddies

Need help sewing? Just create a few assistants, like this button and needle made by Moxie. She provides step-by-step photos showing how to do it. As someone who's never engaged in felting before, I found her post to be a...

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The People vs. IKEA Monkey

The little monkey wearing a shearling coat that showed up at a Toronto IKEA last week is now a case for the courts. Toronto Animal Services lodged the monkey named Darwin at the Story Brook Farm Primate Sanctuary. Yasmin...

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Greatest Martini Recipe

It's hard to screw up whiskey, though some people try. A martini? That's only for people who look up to Don Draper as a role model. Drew Fairweather of Toothpaste for Dinner understands.Link -via Blame It on the VoicesTo...

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The Fish Harp

[http://vimeo.com/54134647]If this isn't the neatest thing you see today, you spend waaaay too much time on the internet. Henry Chu's Fish Harp is musical instrument/visual art hybrid: when a goldfish swims under a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/17/The-Fish-Harp/

Mathematical Street Art

Of Aakash Nihalani's recent work, this piece is my favorite. He's brilliant at highlighting pre-existing forms with simple geometical shapes to create additional meaning. This exercise in basic arithmetic is one that you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/17/Mathematical-Street-Art/

Fat Cat in Bathtub

[http://youtu.be/H-kohE-uutg] (YouTube link)Poor kitty! Not only does he get a bath, but he's too fat to get out of the tub on his own. Help that cat out of the tub (though it may require two people) and get him on a tre...

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Unforgettable Children's Book Illustrations

Wayward trends of the art world. Alert, nurturing book editors who watch for and encourage fledgling artists in hopes of discovering the next Maurice Sendak. Illustrators using proximity and relationship to text, color,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/17/Unforgettable-Childrens-Book-Illustrations/

Split Personality SuperBatMan

Sometimes it's hard to decide which superhero you'd rather be-Batman or Superman. They both have their strengths and weaknesses, and they're both really cool characters, so why choose between them?Just create a hybrid su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/14/Split-Personality-SuperBatMan/

A Freelancer's Christmas Greeting

[http://youtu.be/9hZGjNNDvEo] (YouTube link)Floyd Hayes' Christmas video greeting illustrates what the holiday is like for his company.'Tis the season for agencies to send out holiday videos in a thinly veiled attempt to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/17/A-Freelancers-Christmas-Greeting/

Mr. Mouthy Mouth

Mr. Mouthy Mouth (sold individually)The holidays are almost here! Are you still looking for that eye popping gift for your loved one? You need the Mr. Mouthy Mouth from the NeatoShop. This creepy delightful finger p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/17/Mr-Mouthy-Mouth/

A Bacon Bacon

Photo: John Mecier Mosaic artist Jason Mecier loves to play with his food. While I applaud his effort, I have to say with all that bacon laying around- can I just have a piece? He must keep an entire groce...

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How to Raise a Hunter-Gatherer

Jared Diamond contrasts our modern methods of raising children with those used in more traditional societies, such as the villagers of New Guinea.We are struck by the precocious development of social skills in their chil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/17/How-to-Raise-a-Hunter-Gatherer/

A Genuine Cat Burglar

Photo: Stian Alexander A thief, a crook, a robber, a lifter, a pickpocket, a pilferer, a cat burglar. When a small neighborhood discovered that more than 20 sets of house and car keys had gone missing, wh...

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Holiday Movie Selection Flowchart

You're feeling like a movie, and since Christmas is only a week away, you may as well watch a holiday film. What to select? It's a much more complicated decision than it was a few decades ago, when the answer was "whatev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/17/Holiday-Movie-Selection-Flowchart/

Futuristic Baseball

[http://vimeo.com/49253863] Vimeo Link Even with breakout star R.A. Dickey, the Mets were bad again this year. They have been mediocre at best for the better part of a decade, finishing under .500 seven tim...

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Ham for $159 a Pound?!

Would you pay $159 a pound for ham? Oink! In the above video, Philadelphia food and wine writer Brian Freedman takes us on a tour of some pretty fancy spots in the City of Brotherly Love that are serving up more than jus...

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Photobombing the Photographer

Hello! Your quarry is behind you! This delightful picture was taken at the Kabardino-Balkaria reserve in Russia. Commenters believe this goat is either a Caucasian Tur or an Alpine ibex. Either way, it's a big goat! Link...

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The Littlest Guest DJ

This little Pomerian helped out with a fundraiser for the University of Colorado radio station 1190. He got to be a guest DJ! Oh yes, there are more pictures. Link -via Metafilterdog, fundraiser, radio station, DJ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/17/The-Littlest-Guest-DJ/

10 Nonviolent Ways to Thwart a Westboro Baptist Church Protest

The infamous Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) has announced their intention to demonstrate at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 27 young students and school staff members were killed Friday. The WBC has garnered plenty of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/17/10-Nonviolent-Ways-to-Thwart-a-Westboro-Baptist-Church-Protest/

DIY Rodarte Star Hair Pins

Not being a fashionista, I had never heard of a Rodarte Star Hair Pin until I saw this picture. Why pay $600 when you can make your own? KI at Hello Whimsy Blog has a tutorial that will lead you through the process. You...

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Scooby-Doo Apron

Scooby-Doo Apron Yikes! The holidays are almost here. Are you still looking for the perfect gift for your favorite Scooby-Doo fan? You need the Scooby-Doo Apron from the NeatoShop. This fantastic character apron let...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/17/Scooby-Doo-Apron/

Filmography 2012

[http://youtu.be/68aKCIXZ-LY] (YouTube link)YouTube member genrocks put together a bit of more than 300 films of 2012 into one video. It's not just a supercut; this is a masterfully edited mashup that you won't be able t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/17/Filmography-2012/

Hobbit Home in Pennsylvania

Vince Donovan has been a fan of The Lord of the Rings his entire life, and has a collection of Tolkien memorabilia to prove it. Now he has a proper house to display it! Donovan hired architect Peter Archer to de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/17/Hobbit-Home-in-Pennsylvania/

A Krampus Procession In Austria And Germany

Krampus is the original Chrismas baddie, the demon-like character that shows naughty kids the error of their ways with a bit of night terror.Every year a procession of Krampus' (Krampi?) take to the streets in Austria an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/17/A-Krampus-Procession-In-Austria-And-Germany/

Downloading Tweets

Twitter is starting to roll out the ability to download all your Tweets. What could possibly go wrong? The Joy of Tech knows. Link -via @LaughingSquid Tweets, Twitter, Joy of Tech...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/17/Downloading-Tweets/

Japanese Archaeologists Discover 1,400 Year Old Warrior In Armor

The body of a remarkably well preserved warrior in full armor was discovered at Kanai Higashiura, the site known as the Japanese Pompeii, and archaeologists believe the find dates back to the 6th century.But here's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/17/Japanese-Archaeologists-Discover-1400-Year-Old-Warrior-In-Armor/

How Dave McKean Created Multidimensional Artwork Before Photoshop

Dave McKean is a prolific artist with a very unique style which reminds many of artwork created with Photoshop.The thing is Dave was creating these works well before software like Photoshop even existed, and the meticulo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/17/How-Dave-McKean-Created-Multidimensional-Artwork-Before-Photoshop/

The Life and Times of Jar Jar Binks

The following is an article from Uncle John's Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader.He could've gone down in movie history as more than just another character in the Star Wars saga, because he really was a pi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/17/The-Life-and-Times-of-Jar-Jar-Binks/




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