Archive for February 7th, 2014

Winter Is Just Like Being In A Personal Roleplaying Game

Winter time may seem like a boring, freezing cold and extremely inconvenient exercise in how to stay indoors for months without going stir crazy, but if you think of it as your own personal roleplaying game set in a wint...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Winter-Is-Just-Like-Being-In-A-Personal-Roleplaying-Game/

Star Wars: The Empire Striketh Back by William Shakespeare

Some silly knaves claim that Geroge Lucas, the 17th Earl of Oxford, wrote the Star Wars plays. But this is sheer rouguery. Indeed, it was the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare, who composed them. Ian Doescher, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Star-Wars-The-Empire-Striketh-Back-by-William-Shakespeare/

TARDIS Cat Condo

Etsy seller MonksHomefurnishings is a furniture builder who made this TARDIS Cat Condo for a friend who loves cats and Doctor Who. Figuring that there are other people who love both (duh), he offers to build mor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/TARDIS-Cat-Condo/

Clint Eastwood Saves a Man from Choking

(Image: Warner Bros.)Steve John is currently feeling like a lucky punk. When Clint Eastwood isn't throwing people off his lawn, he's saving their lives. John found that out while attending a golf tournam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Clint-Eastwood-Saves-a-Man-from-Choking/

Theremin Simulator

Oooh, here’s a toy guaranteed to drive your cats crazy and draw everyone into the room to see what you’re doing. Play a simulated theremin online with your mouse. Change the parameters at bot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Theremin-Simulator/

Giant Koosh Balls Are Warming Spots for Winter Fun

(Photos: Raw Design)They're called Nuzzles, but I thought of Koosh toys as soon as I saw them. Raw Design, a studio in Toronto, recently won a competition in Canada to design warming huts that people enj...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Giant-Koosh-Balls-Are-Warming-Spots-for-Winter-Fun/

Cats Who Look Like Ron Swanson

(Video Link)Nick Offerman’s character on the hit sitcom Parks & Recreation is a steak loving, moustachioed manly man named Ron Swanson, who loves nothing more than fine whiskey, people not talking to h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Cats-Who-Look-Like-Ron-Swanson/

Drive-Through Buddhist Supply Store

(Photos: Another Tokyo)In Japanese Buddhism, butsudans are small cabinet-shaped shrines, often kept in private homes. They typically contain an idol to the Buddha and pictures of deceased loved ones.What you se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Drive-Through-Buddhist-Supply-Store/

20 Things You Might Not Know About Blazing Saddles

The movie Blazing Saddles was released on February 7, 1974, forty years ago today. It was full of offensive humor that would never make it into a movie today, but also lauded as one of the funniest films of all...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/20-Things-You-Might-Not-Know-About-Blazing-Saddles/

Panda in the Snow

[http://youtu.be/abWSh52yjZI] (YouTube link)Da Mao, a giant panda at the Toronto Zoo, was caught on a security camera having a ball during the heavy snowfall on Wednesday. Too bad they didn’t get more footage of hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Panda-in-the-Snow/

Super Pig Socks

Super Pig SocksYou are a sensational individual. Your style is matchless, robust, and downright meaty. Celebrate your smokin' hot personality with the topnotch Super Pig Socks from the NeatoShop. This groovy pair of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Super-Pig-Socks/

Every Year, I Have the Same Problem

It'll be June before I finally get into the habit of writing the correct year.This cartoon by Dan Piraro of Bizarro contains at least 2 symbols: aliens and dynamite. The aliens constitute the Flying Sauc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Every-Year-I-Have-the-Same-Problem/

Only You and Snow Can Prevent Forest Fires

Like Smokey Bear said, remember that only you can prevent forest fires. Well, you and snow. Mostly snow.Smokey Bear, snow, fire danger...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Only-You-and-Snow-Can-Prevent-Forest-Fires/

100 Funny T-Shirts Perfect For Your Favorite Geek

Hundreds of geeky T-shirts are on sale over at the NeatoShop - save up to 25% on the funniest shirts that'll be perfect for your favorite geek. Hurry, sale ends this weekend! Update 2/10/14: Sale's over, but you can st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/100-Funny-T-Shirts-Perfect-For-Your-Favorite-Geek/

The Great Language Game

How good are you at identifying languages by their sounds? Out of thousands of languages spoken in the world, only 80 are in The Great Language Game. You will be given a snippet of speech, and you must s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/The-Great-Language-Game/

Pop Culture Characters Created Using Peanuts

Steve Casino, the guy whose name sounds like a Las Vegas hotspot, is apparently in the art business for the peanuts because he has chosen those tasty legumes as his model making canvas.Steve has created some amazing look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Pop-Culture-Characters-Created-Using-Peanuts/

Swiss Siren Test

[http://youtu.be/jNK5jRbVKJY] (YouTube link)In Switzerland, they stage a nationwide test of emergency sirens every February. The annual test was performed a couple of days ago. To remind people ahead of time, this ad was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Swiss-Siren-Test/

Heeeere's Goofy

From the Disney Horror Collection comes Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's novel The Shining.Come on, Disney! Make this idea a reality. Max Grecke recreated an iconic scene from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Heeeeres-Goofy/

Senzu Beans by tombst0ne

Senzu Beans by tombst0ne They may taste like fish, but they're great in battles! I wonder if anyone has made them into ketchup ... NeatoShop artist tombst0ne extolled the 57 virtue of Senzu Beans in this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Senzu-Beans-by-tombst0ne/

Zoich, the Sochi Olympics Anti-Mascot

[http://youtu.be/qgMnHZHkUB8] (YouTube link)Zoich is a blue frog with only two legs and whirling Olympic rings for eyes. He very much resembles Hypnotoad to Western viewers. When the Russian Olympic Committee held a nati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Zoich-the-Sochi-Olympics-Anti-Mascot/

Aquarium Feeds Peanut Butter To A Jellyfish

Being an aquarist must be a mentally straining job, because researchers P. Zelda Montoya and Barret L. Christie from the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas have begun to conceive of some rather crack...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Aquarium-Feeds-Peanut-Butter-To-A-Jellyfish/

Chickens with Heavy Tails Walk Like Dinosaurs

What’s the difference between a chicken and a theropod dinosaur? First off, we have chickens, but all the dinosaurs are dead. But if we make a chicken more like a dinosaur, we can study how theropods (like T. r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Chicken-with-Heavy-Tails-Walk-Like-Dinosaurs/

11 Lights That Can Add Some Spark to Your Space

You know what every room has no matter what its purpose? Some kind of lighting source. And because lights are the one thing that you need no matter what kind of room you're decorating, they really deserve a lot of though...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/11-Lights-That-Can-Add-Some-Spark-to-Your-Space/

Jane Perkins Recreates Famous Works of Art with Buttons, Beads and Other Bits of Plastic

Jane Perkins is a found objects artist. She works with whatever bits of plastic that she can find, most commonly buttons, beads and toys. She collects and sorts them, then arranges them so that they resemble clas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Jane-Perkins-Recreates-Famous-Works-of-Art-with-Buttons-Beads-and-Other-Bits-of-Plastic/

Neatolinks: Love Is Precious

Remember When New York Was Terrifying? (Incredible Things)Google Celebrates the Olympics and Takes a Stand (Geekosystem)These Lightning Pictures Remind Us of the End of Ghostbusters (Oddee)Three Words: Star Wars Taxiderm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Neatolinks-Love-Is-Precious/

10 Shocking Stories About America's First Ladies

This mental_floss magazine article was compiled with excerpts from Secret Lives of the First Ladies: What Your Teachers Never Told You about the Women of the White House by Cormac O'Brien. 1. The First to Throw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/10-Shocking-Stories-About-Americas-First-Ladies/

Not All Who Wander Are Lost Bangle

Not All Who Wander Are Lost Bangle (sold individually)Are you looking for a precious gift for someone in your fellowship? Bestow upon them the Not All Who Wander Are Lost Bangle from the NeatoShop. This poetic bracelet n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Not-All-Who-Wander-Are-Lost-Bangle/

Debbie Ohi's Found Object Art

I discovered Debbie Ridpath Ohi yesterday, when I posted her YouTube playlist about librarians. She's a professional children's book illustrator. Her latest project is Naked!, a book written by comedian Michael...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Debbie-Ohis-Found-Object-Art/

Ice Skating Knit Squid Win Gold Medals

Yarnbombers Lorna Witt and Jill Witt (previously at Neatorama) knitted an entire window display centered around the Winter Games at Sochi. These lovely figure skating squid show off their moves (and their medals), while...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/Ice-Skating-Knit-Squid-Win-Gold-Medals/

A Refuge Where All The Animals Are One Big Happy Family

There’s something special going on at the Rocky Ridge Refuge in Arkansas, where every kind of critter from big fat ponies to goofy dogs to gentle deer and porcine capybaras all get along like one big animal family....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/A-Refuge-Where-All-The-Animals-Are-One-Big-Happy-Family/










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