Archive for October 29th, 2013

Argument: The Modern PSA Fits within the Horror Genre

(Image: I Heart Horror T-Shirt now on sale at the NeatoShop)At First Things, Joe Carter argues that brevity is the essential quality of the horror genre. That’s because:Sustaining the emotions of fear, dre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/29/Argument-The-Modern-PSA-Fits-within-the-Horror-Genre/

Superman Mighty Wallet

Superman Mighty WalletIn your pocket, look. It's a piece of paper. It's a receipt. It's the Superman Mighty Wallet from the NeatoShop.The Superman Wallet is here to use it's amazing powers to protect your money. He is sl...

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Bras in Space: The Incredible True Story Behind Upcoming Film Spacesuit

The NASA spacesuit is a marvel of engineering. A spacesuit must protect the person inside from a variety of conditions that are incompatible with life, yet allow the astronaut to move and work. During preparation for the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/29/Bras-in-Space-The-Incredible-True-Story-Behind-Upcoming-Film-Spacesuit/

Halloween Costumes for Programmers

To promote Koding, an online development environment, cartoonist Pablo Stanley drew Halloween costumes that coders and other IT people might wear.If Mr. Stanley's style looks familiar, then you may recal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/29/Halloween-Costumes-for-Programmers/

Unfortunate Vintage Candy Wrappers

You might think some of the candy offerings for children available now are unappetizing (cough*Nerds*cough), but imagine finding a Whiz and a Plopp in your trick-or-treat bag! These are just two of the unfortunately-name...

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Public Toilet in the Middle of a Garden

(Photo: Iwan Baan)Sou Fujimoto, a Japanese architectural firm, previously designed a transparent house and one shaped like a Jenga tower. Recently, it designed a public access toilet that sits in a glass...

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Emotional Baby

[http://youtu.be/nIsCs9_-LP8] (YouTube link)Adorable ten-month-old Mary Lynne Leroux listens to her mother Amanda sing a sad song. First she smiles, then the tears come. It's ridiculous to think that the child is reactin...

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A Travel Agency for Stuffed Animals

Oh, sure, you can’t afford a trip around the world. But maybe your teddy bear can! That’s what Unagi Travel, a Japanese company, is betting on. For the past three years, this travel agency has taken the stuff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/29/A-Travel-Agency-for-Stuffed-Animals/

8 Easy Last-Minute Halloween Decorations

(Image: Family Fun Magazine) Halloween is in a couple of days, but don't be afraid. That's plenty of time for you to come up something easy and fun, like these milk jug ghosts. Take a look at m...

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Mariners Drive off Somali Pirates by Playing Britney Spears Music

(Photo: Peter Cruise)Sure, you can shoot and kill the pirates. But why let them off that easily? Blast them with Britney! That’s what British merchant mariners are doing as they go around the Horn of Africa—a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/29/Mariners-Drive-off-Somali-Pirates-by-Playing-Britney-Spears-Music/

Now That's How You Do A Dalek Costume

Go to any convention these days and you're bound to see plenty of Daleks, but Costume Works reader Michelle might just have made the ultimate Dalek costume for her little Whovian daughter. That's because it doesn't just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/29/Now-Thats-How-You-Do-A-Dalek-Costume/

Beauty of Mathematics

Philosopher Bertrand Russell once said that "Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of paintings or music."...

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Dreidel Bag

Dreidel BagOh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel. Buy it at the NeatoShop today. It's a purse that looks like a dreidel. Carry it on Thanksgiving day.Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great  Wallets, Purses, &...

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The Strange and Mysterious History of the Ouija Board

In the time of Halloween, the serious and not-so-serious often turn to parlor games that verge on the occult, in trying to contact ghosts and spirits that we don't think about during the rest of the year. The common Ouij...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/29/The-Strange-and-Mysterious-History-of-the-Ouija-Board/

Middle-Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles

Things just aren't the same anymore since Leonardo had a stroke - undoubtedly a a side effect of the retromutagen ooze - and Donatello suffered mid-life crisis, bought a convertible and ditched his long-suffering...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/29/Middle-Aged-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles/

Wika Wika Wika Wookie: The Milennium Falcon Turntable

I have a curse on me. Every time I buy a turntable, it breaks. I have the same problem with sewing machines. My boyfriend has each of these and uses them without trouble, so I just rely on his since I can't have one of m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/29/Wika-Wika-Wika-Wookie-The-Milennium-Falcon-Turn-Table/

Your Most Memorable Halloween Costumes

Over a month ago, we asked you to send us a picture of a memorable Halloween costume from your past to share with everyone on the Halloween blog. Quite a few Neatoramanauts did just that, and we got some great pictures,...

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Allie Brosh's Dinosaur Costume

Allie Brosh of Hyperbole and a Half has a story for us about Halloween in her latest post. At age 4, she attended a preschool Halloween party dressed as a dinosaur. The dinosaur costume gave her power, and she *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/29/Allie-Broshs-Dinosaur-Costume/

Teenage Mutant Ninja Baby

Oh sure, she might look totally vulnerable, but this baby isn't just an infant, she's a Teenage Mutant Ninja Baby and yes, I know that makes no sense, but just shush and enjoy these adorable pictures.Here comes trouble,...

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Spell Block Tango

[http://youtu.be/GAUZIw95ueM] (YouTube link)Oh, you haven't lived until you've seen this group of Disney villains in a Broadway-style production number! Cruella de Vil, the Evil Queen from Snow White, Ursula, th...

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Amazing Costumes From the Thompkins Square Dog Parade

Whether you like silly, topical or just amazingly intricate dog Halloween costumes, you'll love the great costumes from the Thompkins Square Dog Parade. Participants dressed as everything from Andy Warhol to hot dog stan...

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The Dawn of DIY: When it Was Hip to Stitch

When I was a kid in the 1960s, I embroidered a tea towel to give to my grandmother every year for Christmas. By the time I got to high school, I found I could make decent money embroidering designs and scenes on other pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/29/The-Dawn-of-DIY-When-it-Was-Hip-to-Stitch/

Gizmo Plush Backpack

Gizmo Plush BackpackAttention Gremlins fans. We know those midnight munchies can be brutal. Keep your reptilian brain in check by staying prepared. We suggest toting water and some candy in the adorable Gizmo Plush Backp...

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13 Great Pieces of Haunted Mansion Fan Art

When Halloween rolls around, I can’t help but think of Disney’s Haunted Mansion. Of course, if you actually visit Disneyland this time of year, you’ll be treated to The Nightmare Before Christmas*/e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/29/13-Great-Pieces-of-Haunted-Mansion-Fan-Art/

Eels in the Heart

Deep Sea News tells the story of that time when shark parasite expert Janine Caira found out about a mako shark that had been hauled up dead, a victim of longline fishing. Caira and her co-author Nancy Kohler went to inv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/29/Eels-in-the-Heart/

The Tank Cosplayer

Man, that's awesome! Nick Acott snapped this photo of a cosplayer dressed up as The Tank from Left 4 Dead video game over at MCM London Comic Con. Geeks Are Sexy has the complete photo gallery, including t...

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Oscar's Wreck It Ralph Halloween Cart

Our friend C Merry once again dressed her dog in over-the-top style for Halloween! Oscar Madison is a paraplegia puppy who gets around with help of wheels. Last year he was dressed as Max, the Grinch's poor dog. This yea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/29/Oscars-Wreck-It-Ralph-Halloween-Cart/

The Jokers

Marco D’Alfonso, whose funny and inventive pop culture work we’ve featured previously, made this illustration of three actors who have portrayed The Joker. At the bottom of this jack-in-the-b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/29/The-Jokers/

Iivari the Otter

[http://youtu.be/hA6Yl1QPGJY] (YouTube link)A man in Finland made friends with a wild otter, using the one thing the otter really wants -food! The otter will even come into the house long enough to grab a fish, although...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/29/Iivari-the-Otter/
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