Archive for December 19th, 2013

Star Wars on Tumblr

Disney is running full-steam ahead with seeding their Lucasfilm franchise on the internet. Earlier this month, we saw the launch of their new Star Wars Instagram account. Now, Star Wars has an officia...

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This Is a Cake

And by “cake,” I don’t mean, “giant pile of fondant.” Too often, artistic cakes are just that. Eating a fondant cake is like eating a bag of refined sugar with a spoon. This one is actually...

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No, You Can't Buy A Six Pack With An Alligator

A guy walks into a liquor store with an alligator and... no wait, that's not how this story goes, but it still sounds like a joke. A man in Florida (where else) walked into a convenience store Monday night and...

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Neverending Story Characters Reimagined For The 21st Century

When the NeverEnding Story debuted in 1984 viewers were utterly transported to Fantastica while watching the movie, and the characters were generally received as bigger than life yet still believable.But as those kids wh...

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The Auteurs of Christmas

[http://youtu.be/DnKcTTPUjyU] (YouTube link)This video imagines Christmas morning as envisioned by various notable filmmakers. You will no doubt recognize the styles of most of them -if you've seen any of their movies. M...

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Horrifying Gingerbread Men Deaths

Fangoria is a long-running horror and slasher film fanzine. You can find blood and gore throughout its pages. You can also find them in these advertisements made for the magazine by the Zulu Alpha Kilo ad agency...

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A Visit to the American Girl Store

About 12 years ago, I wandered into the American Girl store in Chicago with my young daughter who needed to find a restroom. We were directed upstairs to the restaurant, where I was surprised to see young ladies who seem...

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How to Make a Death Star Cheeseball

Before you argue that a Death Star is an inappropriate theme for Christmas, let me remind you of the traditional arguments that always happen whenever relatives assemble. You had a preview of them at Thanksgiving. Go pre...

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Flower Speaker

Flower Speaker (sold individually)Plant a little sunshine and happiness in your life with the Flower Speaker from the NeatoShop. This adorable little speaker is available in Pink Flower, Red Rose, and Yellow Sun Flower....

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How Should You Treat Your Medical Emergency (If You're on a TV Show)

Medical emergencies on television dramas are very different from real life. In real life, you will want to seek medical help, which may save your life. On TV, that only works when the series is set in a hospital, and...

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The Pug Puppy Version of Elf

(Video Link)We recently showed you what happens when a few adorable pug puppies take on the starring roles in Home Alone, but for all the youngsters out there (and Macaulay Culkin haters), this movie parody is...

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Finally! Snickerdoodles Made of Actual Snickers and Cheez Doodles

You may excitedly open a fresh package of snickerdoodles only to discover that you were deceived: all you purchased were cookies with no elements of Snickers candy bars or Cheez Doodles. Well, your heart and your stomach...

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The Road Home

[http://youtu.be/I5tAU5U_S8s] (YouTube link)We have a new tale from StoryCorps, animated by the Rauch Brothers. Eddie Lanier struggled with alcoholism for most of his life, but when he decided to turn that life around, D...

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It's Raining Cats And Dogs In The Best Books Of 2013

If the advent of the internet has taught us anything it’s that we the people absolutely adore cats and dogs. We can’t get enough lolcats, dog and cat related memes, videos about cute and funny pets and anythi...

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What’s the Difference Between a Mammoth and a Mastodon?

When you think about prehistoric elephants, it's easy to confuse the mammoth (left) and the mastodon (right). After all, they roamed the world at the same time, and went extinct after the emergence of man, but before we...

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A Real Flying TARDIS

(Video Link)It might not actually be able to travel through time and spave, but to have a TARDIS that can at least take off into the air on its own is still one step closer to having our favorite blue spaceship...

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DARPA Tried to Build Skynet in the 1980s

The Strategic Computing Initiative (SCI) was a program our military pursued for ten years. It was proposed in 1983 and flourished through the final phase of the Cold War. Its aim was to enable interconnected super comput...

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Young Man with Down Syndrome Accepted into College, Reacts Joyfully

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UtymXSMsDU](Video Link)Leaving home to go to college can be a great opportunity to develop a measure of independence. College life can be a maturing and liberating experience. But people...

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Downton Abbey Characters Dressed As Batman Villains

It’s highly doubtful that diehard fans of the decidedly British drama series Downton Abbey ever thought they’d see their favorite characters from the show dressed up to look like Batman villains, but...

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Chillipedes Ice Tray

Chillipedes Ice TrayDon't let warm beverages bug you. Capture the Chillipedes Ice Tray from the NeatoShop. This frightfully fun silicone ice tray is shaped like squirming insect larva.  Be sure to check out the Neat...

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Full-size LEGO Car

[http://youtu.be/_ObE4_nMCjE] (YouTube link)Australian entrepreneur Steve Sammartino and Romanian teenager Raul Oaida teamed up to produce a full-size car made of LEGO bricks -and drive it down the stree...

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Get Back to Nature With the Striped Light

If a tree branch falls in your living room, can it light up the room? It can if it's designer Floris Wubben's Striped light. This stunning piece of furniture is made from one single tree branch that has been carefully mo...

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What Is It? game 306

Now it's time for our collaboration with the awesome What Is It? Blog! What is this thing? You don't have to know to win!Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though you...

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R2-D2 Christmas Wreath

One of the things I like best about Amy Ratcliffe’s R2-D2 wreath is that I could actually make it, especially given her handy step-by-step instructions. The colors and metallic sheen of the parts n...

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A Very Fangirl Christmas Animated Music Video

(Video Link)Ever since geek became chic the female fans have felt more empowered, more enthusiastic and free to totally geek out on their favorite pop culture franchise. Geek girls are now sporting their nerd s...

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The Biggest-selling Christmas Album of All Time

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. According to the latest data and certifications of the Recording Industry of Am...

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Seasons Greetings with Retro Toys

[http://vimeo.com/81380418] (vimeo link)You betcha it took forever to set this up! A Christmas greeting from DMI Productions involves a Rube Goldberg contraption that involves all sorts of retro toys. How many do you rec...

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There's a Mistake in This Gutter Installation. Can You Spot It?

Redditor bobward writes, "My uncles made a mistake installing a new rain gutter..." According to commenters, they actually made several. How many can you find?construction...

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The Wong Way

[http://youtu.be/GRAu6YRm3KU] (YouTube link)It's been a few weeks since we've seen Freddie Wong shoot a bunch of people, so it's about time. Sneaky Zebra presents Freddie Wong and Jimmy Wong in an action flick that conta...

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Mac N' Cheese In A Pumpkin

Homemade baked macaroni and cheese is pretty much the most amazing thing in the world -especially with a lot of good cheeses and some good pork products (ham, sausage or bacon) mixed in. If you really want to up the ante...

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