Archive for December 13th, 2013

Sausage Gloves Are Deliciously Ridiculous

Coming up with creative ways to waste time can be an artform in itself, and when that time wasting involves creating useless gadgets that make the world a more colorful place then can we really say that time was actually...

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Tim Burton's Doctor Who, Now Animated

Several days ago, we featured Michael Kenny's illustrations of several incarnations of the Doctor as if they had been drawn by Tim Burton. The tumblr blogger Made by ABVH animated 3 of them: the Tenth Do...

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Hilarious Warning Labels

Some things in life should go without saying, but there's always the occasional genius who needs to be told not to shave suring an earthquake.(Image credit: Flickr user Locksley McPherson Jnr)On a s...

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Winter Expectations, Winter Reality

Oh, is it cold up north? I didn’t know. You see, where I am in Texas, it’s quite pleasant. Why, I went running in short-sleeves yesterday! Some of you, such as cartoonist Beth Evans, may have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/Winter-Expectations-Winter-Reality/

Reno Erat Rudolphus

Eyolf Østrem wrote a little Christmas ditty "800 years ago," he says. It's a Gregorian chant in Latin, but I think you may enjoy it more than you expect. Hear it performed at things twice, but be...

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What The Sign Language Interpreter Was Actually Trying to Do

In case you haven't heard already: the sign language interpreter at the funeral for Nelson Mendela was a fake. He signed pure gibberish. If Thamsanqa Jantjie knows any sign language, he failed to demonstrate it at t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/What-The-Sign-Language-Interpreter-Was-Actually-Trying-to-Do/

Will the Real Santa Claus Please Stand Up?

The internet has been lit up with talk of the nature of Santa Claus, especially after Megyn Kelly of Fox News declared him to be white because he "just is." But who is Santa Claus, really? I explained to my kids that San...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/Will-the-Real-Santa-Claus-Please-Stand-Up/

The Best Dog Vines Of 2013

(Video Link)Vines have taken the interwebs by storm, and people can’t seem to get enough of these nifty ten second looping videos. Ten seconds, it seems, is the perfect amount of time to deliver a setup a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/The-Best-Dog-Vines-Of-2013/

Penguin Micro Squishable

Penguin Mirco Squishable (sold individually)Do you know someone who flips over penguins? Stuff their stocking with the Penguin Micro Squishable from the NeatoShop. This cute plush penguin features a clip for backpacks or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/Penguin-Micro-Squishable/

Caruso’s Dream: Suspended Glass Pianos

There are 13 glass sculptures of pianos in the process of being suspended over Ninth street in San Francisco. Would you walk under them? It's an art installation by Brian Goggin and Dorka Keehn (previously at Neatorama)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/Carusos-Dream/

Graham Cracker Dice

Kat and Cam of Our Nerd Home have a great holiday craft for role-playing gamers. The d20 is obviously the most complex piece and the pair describe it as “a patience-trying project.” It’...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/Graham-Cracker-Dice/

Kringle or Kriminal?

Although we've seen our share of sketchy Santas, we can all use a reminder that not every man who looks like Santa Claus has our best interests at heart. Can you tell by looking which of these men are employed as Santa C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/Kringle-or-Kriminal/

The Geekiest Snowmen Ever

Sculpt snow or do not sculpt snow, there is no try. That has to be the philosophy behind creating a snow sculpture this amazingly intricate. This great creation was made for the 2005 Sapporo Snow Festival.Of course, that...

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Filmography 2013

[http://youtu.be/Y0cstJdV16Q] (YouTube link)This year-end mashup contains clips from 300 movies released in 2013. There were that many in one year? Yep, there's a list of them at a dedicated Tumblr page. No wonder we nee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/Filmography-2013/

The Medieval Order Of The X

The X-Men are such an iconic superhero group that it’s easy to imagine them in any time period or alternate reality, and the characters look good no matter what sort of garb they’re wearing.From fantasy to Fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/The-Medieval-Order-Of-The-X/

Truck Encased in Concrete

A dispute between a building owner and a car dealer in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, has led to a pickup truck becoming encased in concrete. The building owner ordered the concrete, while the man responsible for the vehicle re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/Truck-Encased-in-Concrete/

The Worst Photoshop Fails of 2013

As someone with practically no Photoshop skills, I try to take it easy on most designers because they're still doing a better job than I would. Of course, every now and again, there is a Photoshop disaster so bad that ev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/The-Worst-Photoshop-Fails-of-2013/

The Hobbit Actually

Christina Wald mashed up two movies of the Christmas season released ten years apart. It works well, because The Hobbit saga and Love Actually have one important thing in common- a huge cast with multip...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/The-Hobbit-Actually/

Jimmy Olsen Is Sick Of Being Taken For Granted

(Video Link)Jimmy Olsen feels like he is the least appreciated member of the Daily Planet staff, he’s the kid that everyone takes for granted until they need a fresh cup of coffee or some photocopies. Jim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/Jimmy-Olsen-Is-Sick-Of-Being-Taken-For-Granted/

Toothy Ruthie Snuggle Duffle

Toothy Ruthie Snuggle DuffleThe holidays are here. Are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite traveling tot? Get them the Toothy Ruthie Snuggle Duffle from the NeatoShop. This adorable bag looks like a pink p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/Toothy-Ruthie-Snuggle-Duffle/

An Illustrated Account of the Pleasant Valley Sheep War

Pleasant Valley, Arizona, in the 1880s saw a feud escalate between cattle ranchers and sheep herders over the limited grazing area. Sheep were shot, then men were shot, and the warring families kept at it long after the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/An-Illustrated-Account-of-the-Pleasant-Valley-Sheep-War/

Progress Bar Gags

We love the funny work of Viktor Hertz, a graphic designer in Stockholm. We've previously featured his honest brand logos and minimalist pictographic song posters. More recently, he made a few jokes with computer pr...

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The Top Ten Cute Things From Cute Overload of 2013

2013 might not have been the greatest year of your life, but it was certainly the a great year when it comes to cutness. Don't believe me, well, remember the Shetland ponies in Shetland sweaters?Or when Chris P. Bacon an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/The-Top-Ten-Cute-Things-From-Cute-Overload-of-2013/

The I Hate Christmas Supercut

[http://youtu.be/WDnB4IAheso] (YouTube link)Bah! Humbug. There's one Scrooge in every crowd who hates the entire holiday season. But all of us have our moments when the pressure to be jolly and festive, not to mention th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/The-I-Hate-Christmas-Supercut/

Rough Sketches Of Furniture Made Real

Usually furniture designers wait until they have a solid design finished, perhaps even testing it out in a 3D program like Sketchup or CAD, before they begin the fabrication process and bring the idea to life.This time a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/Rough-Sketches-Of-Furniture-Made-Real/

George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

[Ed note: There is a video at the bottom of the main article; you may wish to listen to the music while you read this story from mental_floss magazine.] When Rhapsody in Blue premiered at New York's Aeo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/George-Gershwins-Rhapsody-in-Blue/

The Periodic Table of Alcohol

Science is a critical part of the booze-making process and how alcohol interacts with our bodies, which is why it makes total sense to express alcoholic drinks in a periodic table. This great chart is organized both by t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/The-Periodic-Table-of-Alcohol/

1871: War Between the US and Britain Averted When the US Agrees to Not Split Infinitives

(USS Kearsarge vs. CSS Alabama by Xanthus Smith)I’m exaggerating, of course. But proper grammar became a point of dispute in the negotiations between the United States and the United Kingdom that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/1871-War-Averted-Between-the-US-and-Britain-When-the-US-Agrees-to-Not-Split-Infinitives/

HUGE SALE: Want a T-Shirt for Christmas? Get One For as Low as $11.95 at the NeatoShop!

This is it: The Last T-Shirt Sale of the Year. If you're waiting to get some neat T-shirts for yourself or your loved ones, here's your chance. Your last chan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/HUGE-SALE-Want-a-T-Shirt-for-Christmas-Get-One-For-as-Low-as-1195-at-the-NeatoShop/

Homemade TARDIS Jukebox

Geophysicist David Prouty responded to a challenge from his teenage daughter and built a 1/3 scale TARDIS out of cardboard boxes -you sure can't tell it's cardboard by looking at it! Inside there are things going on that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/Homemade-TARDIS-Jukebox/








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