Archive for December 17th, 2013

Elf on the Shelf Musical Lamp Post

Elf on the Shelf Musical LampChristmas is almost here. Add a little holiday cheer to your decor with the Elf on the Shelf Musical Lamp Post from the NeatoShop. This adorable music box features a cheerful little elf danci...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/Elf-on-the-Shelf-Musical-Lamp-Post/

Impressionist Enterprise

Jason Oakes is a comic book artist who digitally creates rough but striking images of his subjects. His entire gallery is worth exploring, particularly if you're a Marvel or DC fan.He claims Alphonse Mucha, Jackson Pollo...

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Traffic Sorted by Color

[http://vimeo.com/82038912] (vimeo link)At first, this looks like a car ad, like those that show a group of cars "driven by professionals on a closed course." That's not it at all! This started out as a four-minute shot...

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Adorable Baby Sharks

Hooray for baby animals! They're always so cute. Yes, even the baby scorpions.This little fella is a newborn bonnethead shark, which is a type of hammerhead shark. He was born in the middle of November at the North Carol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/Adorable-Baby-Sharks/

What’s a 9-Letter Word for a 100-Year-Old Puzzle?

All the Latin I know I learned from crossword puzzles. And the crossword puzzle will be 100 years old this coming Saturday! The first such puzzle was called a "word-cross," it is published in the New York World on Decemb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/Whats-a-9-Letter-Word-for-a-100-Year-Old-Puzzle/

A Cartoonist And His Cat Drawn In Over 100 Different Styles

It’s safe to say illustrator Mike Holmes really loves his cat Ella, so much so that he has been drawing cartoons about their relationship in his series Mikenesses since 2011.Mike captures moments between he and Ell...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/A-Cartoonist-And-His-Cat-Drawn-In-Over-100-Different-Styles/

Simon's Cat in Christmas Presence (Part 2)

[http://youtu.be/lqZvdVL9BmI] (YouTube link)As promised, Simon Tofield continues the story of Simon's Cat and the musical Santa Claus he found in part one of Christmas Presence. This time he makes good use of his new fri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/Simons-Cat-in-Christmas-Presence-Part-2/

Overtime in Santa's Workshop

Santa Claus uses only locally sourced coal, but it still takes a lot of work to extract it. He has to keep up with demand and considering how you've behaved this year, that's demand for a lot of coal. 30...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/Overtime-in-Santas-Workshop/

What the Koala Say

(Video Link)Apologies if I got the chorus of a certain hit Youtube song in your head, but let's be honest, the same premise of that song certainly applies to koalas. After all, you probably never heard one of...

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Water Balloon Light Bulbs

Inspired by water balloons inflating under a faucet, Torafu Architects designed these lamps and displayed them at the IFFT interior design show in Tokyo last month. Strictly speaking, they're not li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/Water-Balloon-Light-Bulbs/

My Christmas Eve

[http://youtu.be/WxjZB5S_g7s] (YouTube link) Bob Welsh spent 29 years as an Ohio State Trooper, and now is a professional storyteller. He has a spoken word poem about working on Christmas Eve. You might think it schmaltz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/My-Christmas-Eve/

Hello Kitty Herringbone Handbag

Hello Kitty Herringbone HandbagAre you still searching for the purr-fect present for your favorite Hello Kitty fan? Get them the Hello Kitty Herringbone Handbag from the NeatoShop. This adorable bag features  herrin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/Hello-Kitty-Herringbone-Handbag/

The Roast Of Good King Joffrey

Wee King Joffrey is the character everyone loves to hate in the HBO show Game Of Thrones, and our hatred for the boy King is the inspiration behind a hilarious Twitter campaign called #RoastJoffrey which was put...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/The-Roast-Of-Good-King-Joffrey/

A Theory of Absolutely Everything

The following article is from The Annals of Improbable Research.by I. Tolstoy1, P. Tolstoy2, M.M. Tolstoy3, A. Tolstoy4, I. Tolstoy5, E. Tolstoy6, and M. Tolstoy7    1. Knockvennie, Castle Dou...

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How Geeks Celebrate Christmas

Er, okay. I'll put away Santa Claus Conquers the Martians and will not force the entire family to sit through it again. But it could have been a great family tradition! Pablo Stanley, AKA Stanley Colors, made a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/How-Geeks-Celebrate-Christmas/

Christmas Cookies for Singles

[http://youtu.be/AU9xceWy8aU] (YouTube link)If you're feeling particularly bitter this Christmas due to the recent collapse of a promising relationship, how do you celebrate? Make cookies! Jolly Christmas cookies to mask...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/Christmas-Cookies-for-Singles/

The Floating Bookshelf

Like many designers, Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay of Raw Edges pull inspiration from the strangest places. For example, in their Bloom bookshelf, the team combined the style of a loom with the functionality of a bookshelf....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/The-Floating-Bookshelf/

Metallica's ‘Freeze ‘Em All’ Concert

On December 8th, Metallica became the first band ever to perform on all seven continents in a single year. The occasion that completed that quest was a one-hour long concert at the Carlini Station in Antarctica. That's a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/Metallicas-Freeze-Em-All-Concert/

The Robots Are Coming- To Sell Us Insurance

(Image via Scott Beale)Robots are built to serve mankind, so what possible use could a robotic telemarketer have but to annoy and frustrate? We all thought the robotic revolution was going to take place on the battlefiel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/The-Robots-Are-Calling-Us-At-Home/

Google Zeitgeist 2013

[http://youtu.be/Lv-sY_z8MNs] (YouTube link)Google has released their annual video highlighting what people searched for the most in the past year. They also have an interactive site in which you can explore the top sear...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/Google-Zeitgeist-2013/

Tis The Season to Be Tacky

It must be something about the ugly Christmas sweaters, fruitcake and white elephant gifts that just makes people want to lose all their class during the holiday season. But while most of us are content to don a trashy s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/Tis-The-Season-to-Be-Tacky/

Wake Up! Mug

 Wake Up! Mug (sold individually)Christmas is almost here. Are you still looking for the perfect gift for the caffeine addict on your list? Get them the Wake Up! Mug from the NeatoShop. This great heat-sensitiv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/Wake-Up-Mug-2/

We Didn't Start The Fire: 2013 Celebrity Edition

[http://youtu.be/fwolKfeHI1U] (YouTube link)Owen Weber and Roger Weber wrote new lyrics for the Billy Joel song "We Didn't Star the Fire" using the celebrity news stories of 2013. Here it is, sung by Kevin Leblanc in a r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/We-Didnt-Start-The-Fire-2013-Celebrity-Edition/

Star Wars Parenting

The dad's fault? Why, he should be proud! His son has avoided the tempting dark side of the Force and taken up the Jedi cause. Some children choose poorly. Lunarbaboon should take his son's behavior...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/Star-Wars-Parenting/

Spider-Man Faces His Ultimate Foe At The Grocery Store

(Video Link)Spider-Man has battled every baddie from the Green Goblin to the Juggernaut, and he seems to have no problem dispatching the baddies as long as he’s using his lightning quick reflexes, web bla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/Spider-Man-Faces-His-Ultimate-Foe-At-The-Grocery-Store/

Why We Sing Auld Lang Syne on New Year’s Eve

Daven Hiskey and the other authors of the blog of Today I Found Out are proud to present The Wise Book of Whys. The book answers 100 fascinating questions in detail; things you'll be glad to know -or give as a gift!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/Why-We-Sing-Auld-Lang-Syne-on-New-Years-Eve/

The Giant Horse Conch is the Death Star of the Mollusk World

(Photo: Jax Shells/Amy Tripp)The Giant Horse Conch (Triplofusus giganteus) can grow up to 24 inches across. It's most commonly found off the Atlantic coast of Florida at depths of 43 to 223 feet. If you go scuba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/The-Giant-Horse-Conch-is-the-Death-Star-of-the-Mollusk-World/

Sculpture Series Shows What Lies Beneath A Bear's Skin

Sculptor Deborah Simon has such a deep seated reverence for the world’s bear population that she wanted to share her love of all things bear by giving us a glimpse at what lies beneath all the fur.Deborah’s s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/Sculpture-Series-Shows-What-Lies-Beneath-A-Bears-Skin/

Haynes Baked Beans

[http://youtu.be/9WoM2bHfr48] (YouTube link)This may be the best ad of the year- it has astronauts, an alien monster, violence, and humor! The strange thing is that it's not an ad for Haynes Baked Beans, which d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/17/Haynes-Baked-Beans/










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