Archive for February 13th, 2014

James Roberson's Horror-Themed Valentine's Day Cards

James A. Roberson, a cartoonist in Florida, has kindly provided free downloadable Valentine's Day cards. Some are funny, some are romantic and others are both at the same time. You can view them all here.*/strong...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/James-Robersons-Horror-Themed-Valentines-Day-Cards/

The ABCs of Kentucky

Kentucky for Kentucky presents a limited-edition print featuring the artwork of illustrator Robert Bridges. It’s called The ABCs of Kentucky, featuring 26 points of Kentucky pride, one for each let...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/The-ABCs-of-Kentucky/

Cancer Patient Recreates "The Birth of Venus"

Jonathan Thorpe is a photographer in the Washington, D.C. area. His friend, Heather Byrd, is a model. She has leukemia. But that hasn't stopped her professional life. Thorpe wanted to work with her to show "beauty throug...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/Cancer-Patient-Recreates-The-Birth-of-Venus/

Valentine Breakfast

[http://youtu.be/UFlDuLPcbB4] (YouTube link)DaveHax has several short videos especially for Valentines Day. This one has a quick and easy romantic breakfast you can serve your sweetie on Valentines Day morning -or maybe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/Valentine-Breakfast/

Man Shouts "I Love Jesus" and Smashes Cop Car While Darth Vader and Superman Do Nothing

(Screenshot: KTLA)Credit for the headline goes to Dangerous Minds.It was a typical day on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. A man approached a parked and unoccupied police car. He shouted "I love Jesus Christ!" and smashed the w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/Man-Shouts-I-Love-Jesus-and-Smashes-Cop-Car-While-Darth-Vader-and-Superman-Do-Nothing/

The Surprising Science of Dinosaur Pee

These are strange times for paleontology. Finding dinosaur bones is great, and then the more we know about ancient species, the more we can recognize other clues. Fossilized coprolites, or poop, give us more clues. And n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/The-Surprising-Science-of-Dinosaur-Pee/

Brutally Honest Valentines

Just because you love someone doesn’t mean there aren’t other reasons you stay with them. Ekant Veer is an associate professor of marketing at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and he has a wicked...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/Brutally-Honest-Valentines/

Famous Movie Scenes Depicted In The Style Of The Ottoman Empire

Turkish artist Murat Palta blends the art style of his native land with pop culture scenes from his modern geek heritage, creating art prints that look like they would fit right in during the Ottoman Empire or a geeky fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/Famous-Movie-Scenes-Depicted-In-The-Style-Of-The-Ottoman-Empire/

Confidence

I had to laugh, because I'm getting pretty close to that point where they actually move out. I might not laugh so much if my kids were still this little. There's a fine line between providing security and providing indep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/Confidence/

Artist Creates A Different Kind Of Selfie

(Video Link)When Spanish artist Eloy Morales wants to create a selfie, capturing a moment in time when he finds himself covered in various colors of paint, he doesn’t pull out his digital camera or cell phone- he g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/Artist-Creats-A-Different-Kind-Of-Selfie/

The Art of Cheetos

The Execution-Style Killing of a Man for Being DifferentWhat is art? We could address that question at great length. What is beauty? Well, obviously Cheetos. That's an easy question with an obvious answer. Beaut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/The-Art-of-Cheetos/

Someone Called About Something Floaty Pen

Someone Called About Something Floaty PenAre you tired of being expected to take detailed messages for other people? Express your displeasure, and lower expectations about your message taking abilities, with the Someone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/Someone-Called-About-Something-Floaty-Pen/

GIFs Compare NES Game Screens To Original Film Source

Gamers were blown away by the surprisingly detailed pixel art graphics created for the intros and cutscenes used in Nintendo Entertainment System games, especially the adaptations of movies and TV shows.Players weren&rsq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/GIFs-Compare-NES-Game-Screens-To-Original-Film-Source/

32 Famous People Rejected by Saturday Night Live

As so many Saturday Night Live cast members have come and gone over the show’s 39-year history, even more have the experience of being rejected by the show. If it ever happens to you, cheer up, because man...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/32-Famous-People-Rejected-by-Saturday-Night-Live/

How to Make an Electric Ice Scooter

We've seen a scooter modified with skis to permit someone to easily cross snow. But what if you're trying to cross ice instead of snow? Let's say that you and your friends are re-enacting the 1242 Battle of the Ice on La...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/How-to-Make-an-Electric-Ice-Scooter/

The Truth About Being Single

[http://youtu.be/fmE4NU4ljUg] (YouTube link)There’s nothing wrong with being single, but it can be painful on occasions like Valentines Day when the world convinces you that you’re the only one without a swee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/The-Truth-About-Being-Single/

Epic Legend Of Zelda Cross Stitch Map

It’s a good thing Link didn’t have to wait for a map of Hyrule to be cross stitched while on one of his epic journeys, or he would have been waiting so long he probably would have given up the whole adventuri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/Epic-Legend-Of-Zelda-Cross-Stitch-Map/

Caught in the Act

The night patrol had almost reached the top shelf when they were caught red-handed. Or red-pawed, as the case may be. Redditor toncinap works with a cat rescue organization and tells us these are cats in one of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/Caught-in-the-Act/

Bringing The Monster Manual To Life Using ZBrush

When a newly initiated Dungeons and Dragons player cracks open a copy of the original Monster Manual and sees all the wild creatures that reside inside their mind begins to race with the gaming possibilities.But those or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/Bringing-The-Monster-Manual-To-Life-Using-ZBrush/

A View of Sochi from Space

This past Monday, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station captured a photograph of Sochi, Russia, at night. The circle of yellow lights designate the Sochi Olympics Park. The white circle wit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/A-View-of-Sochi-from-Space/

Paul Michael's Star Trek Rings

We've previously posted Paul Michael's delightfully geeky ring designs, including those inspired by Wonder Woman, Han Solo and the Death Star. He recently posted these two designs on his Facebook page.I love the starship...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/Paul-Michaels-Star-Trek-Rings/

What Is It? game 314

It's once again time for our collaboration with the wonderfully entertaining What Is It? Blog. Do you know what the pictured item is? Can you make up something totally wacky? That's what we're looking for:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/What-Is-It-game-314/

Cover Your Walls In Dragon Scales

Over on Homes and Hues, we feature a lot of cool home designs, but so far, the site has been sadly absent of decor that can make your interior resemble a dragon's scales. Today we have remedied that with the introduction...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/Cover-Your-Walls-In-Dragon-Scales/

No School Today Due to Ice Ice, Baby

[http://youtu.be/HhtqjdUi0nw] (YouTube link)School is closed today at Durham Academy in Durham, North Carolina, because the state is covered with ice from winter storm Pax. Michael Ulku-Steiner and his assistant Lee Hark...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/No-School-Today-Due-to-Ice-Ice-Baby/

Why Was Charles M. Schulz's Comic Strip Called Peanuts?

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.Before there was Peanuts, there was L’il Folks, Charles...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/Why-was-Charles-M-Schulzs-Comic-Strip-Called-Peanuts/

Neatolinks: Monty Python, Pizza Hut, Super Marios and Olympians

This Doorbell Plays Sounds From Super Mario Bros. (Laughing Squid)These Four Olympians Actually Rejected Their Medals (The Presurfer)So....Pizza Hut Has An OK Cupid Page (Geekosystem)Five Fun Facts About Monty Python (Un...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/Neatolinks-Monty-Python-Pizza-Hut-Super-Marios-and-Olypians/

50 Years of Easy-Bake Ovens

The Easy Bake oven, the toy that baked cakes and cookies with a light bulb, was introduced in November of 1963, which makes it 50 years old. It was immediately coveted by children all over, including yours truly. Todd Co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/50-Years-of-Easy-Bake-Ovens/

Instant Love Inflatable Heart

Instant Love Inflatable HeartCould you use a little more love in your life? You need the Instant Love Inflatable Heart from the NeatoShop. This adorable 7" red inflatable heart comes housed in a heart-shaped tin. It make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/Instant-Love-Inflatable-Heart-3/

Awesome! Back of a Trans-Am Turned into a Swing

YouTube user John D. Lorean has impressive metalsmithing skills. He took "Blackie," his old Pontiac Trans-Am, and turned it into a functional swing. And what a swing it is! The back end of the car has comfortable seats,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/Awesome-Back-of-a-Trans-Am-Turned-into-a-Swing/

Mark Hamill’s Favorite Star Wars Fan Moments

[http://youtu.be/7W0R5pDEAYM] (YouTube link)Nerdist presents Mark Hamill, who was once Luke Skywalker and may be again, showing off some viral Star Wars fans you’ve seen here before, from the cutest little...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/13/Mark-Hamills-Favorite-Star-Wars-Fan-Moments/




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