Archive for February 25th, 2014

Colorful Anime Face Paint

Studio Ghibli charactersEren in Titan form in Attack on TitanOne PiecePonyoBulbasar from PokémonMichelle, an artist in New Zealand, is a whiz with face paint. She's a big anime fan, too....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/Colorful-Anime-Face-Paint/

Festival Dancing Improved

[http://youtu.be/8pQAWOCofXo] (YouTube link)Watch these guys cut a rug at Awakefest 2013, also called the Awakenings Festival in the Netherlands. One commenter said this type of dancing was called de konijnendans*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/Festival-Dancing-Improved/

Unusual Fashion Photography By Madame Peripetie

Fashion photography is supposed to show off the clothing, evoke a feeling about the ensemble and try to sell the viewer on some aspect of the designer’s image, whether real or make believe.Madame Peripetie's approa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/Unusual-Fashion-Photography-By-Madame-Peripetie/

The Aaron Burr-Alexander Hamilton Duel: A Gritty Reboot

[http://vimeo.com/35158591](Video Link) Dana O’Keefe’s finely-crafted short film blends 18th Century concerns, 21st Century technology and a soundtrack reminiscent of the 1970s. Aaron Burr, Part 2 te...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/The-Aaron-Burr-Alexander-Hamilton-Duel-A-Gritty-Reboot/

The Perfect Pet For Every Gamer

Andy Kluthe at Dorkly has figured out your perfect pet by which game system you prefer, with the reasoning behind each. This explains perfectly why I have four cats, but most of those cats were not my id...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/The-Perfect-Pet-For-Every-Gamer/

Steampunk TARDIS and Dalek

Emma J, a member of the Playmobil Collectors Club, made these delightfully steampunk versions of a Dalek and the Doctor's TARDIS. Steampunk is a fun style, but it must aggravate Daleks, as they are once...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/Steampunk-TARDIS-and-Dalek/

Playful Street Art By Fra.Biancoshock

Street artist Fra.Biancoshock insists that his works are not to be defined as street art, but they are displayed in public, (some) make a political statement, and they embody the DIY aesthetic of street art so let’...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/Playful-Street-Art-By-FraBiancoshock/

Selfie: a 60-second Warning

[http://vimeo.com/87447382] (YouTube link)I’m going to take a picture of myself. What could possibly go wrong? Let’s find out! Andy Martin (previously at Neatorama) made this warning video about self-obsessio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/Selfie-a-60-second-Warning/

Hand Stitched Pixel Art Versions Of Urban Landscapes

Hand stitched embroidery art has gone from traditional to ultra modern, from pretty flowers and basic lettering to pixilated landscapes and video game characters, and Michelle Hamer is one of those cutting edge stitchste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/Hand-Stitched-Pixel-Art-Versions-Of-Urban-Landscapes/

Wood: Is It What's For Dinner?

[http://vimeo.com/85623778] (vimeo link)Scientists Craig McClain and James Barry are researching the carbon sequestration that occurs when trees fall into the ocean (called a wood fall). This involves studying the marine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/Wood-Is-It-Whats-For-Dinner/

Freezing Japanese Man Turns Into A Turkey

Japanese blogger Mr. Sebuyama of Omocoro.com claims that his transformation into a turkey started because he can't afford to buy warm clothes, which forced him to figure out a way to make the most out of wearing nothing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/Freezing-Japanese-Man-Turns-Into-A-Turkey/

Smoke Effect T-Shirts

Darth Smoke by Donnie The designs may be all smoke, but the T-shirts are very real! NeatoShop artist Donnie has created some of the most amazing smoke effect shirts you can wear. Check out Donnie'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/Smoke-Effect-T-Shirts/

10 Controversies Caused by Nicktoons

Any kind of mass entertainment runs the risk of offending someone, and cartoons are no exception. NIcktoons has been in hot water quite a few times for pushing the envelope a little too far or for unintended offenses. *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/10-Controversies-Caused-by-Nicktoons/

The Talking Angela Controversy- Real Threat Or Hoax?

There’s a strange little app out there called Talking Angela that has parents acting paranoid, kids running scared and online commentors going crazy spreading misinformation and fear about a harmless app.Talking An...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/The-Talking-Angela-Controversy-Real-Threat-Or-Hoax/

Bubbly People Will Love the Bubble Tank

No, that fish tank isn't spilling off the book shelf, that's just the way the clever blown glass design looks. Because the Bubble Tank, by Psalt Design, is designed to look like it is dripping off the surface where...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/Bubbly-People-Will-Love-the-Bubble-Tank/

Whodunit: A Suicidal Murder

The following is a Whodunit by Hy Conrad featuring Jonah Bixby, a twelve-year-old crime solver and son of a police detective. Can you solve the crime?(Image credit: Flickr user J Neuberger hates the new Flickr d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/Whodunit-A-Suicidal-Murder/

Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam in Half a Billion Sprinkles

(Photo: Michelle Wibowo)Michelle Wibowo is a baker with ambition. We've previously seen her 3D photographic cakes, her architectural model cake of a college and her cake that looks like a realistic human baby. Now she's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/Michelangelos-The-Creation-of-Adam-in-Half-a-Billion-Sprinkles/

Leninopad

[http://youtu.be/DdBTG7PBcDw] (YouTube link)A new word to describe a recent but common phenomena in Ukraine is Leninopad (Ленінопад). It was coined as a combination of Lenin and the word for “wate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/Leninopad/

Animal Shaming Finally Makes Its Way To The Chicken Coop

It all started with dogs, then we were treated to cat, hamster and rabbit versions, and now the animal menagerie has been completed thanks to the arrival of chicken shaming.Technically it’s chicken and rooster sham...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/Animal-Shaming-Finally-Makes-Its-Way-To-The-Chicken-Coop/

So Long, Egon

Ash Vickers of Megacynics drew this in remembrance of Harold Ramis. She explains how the illustration came about.When I drew this, the scene popped into my head of Egon actually wanting to know what it w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/So-Long-Egon/

The Most Interesting German Supermarket Commercial In The World

(Video Link)Most American supermarket commercials push convenience, lowest prices, and freshest product, occasionally resorting to acting all hip and tech savvy in order to appeal to the younger generation.Ge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/The-Most-Interesting-German-Supermarket-Commercial-In-The-World/

The Union-Busting Birth of the Academy Awards

In 1926, Louis B. Mayer began to worry. A union, later to be known as the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, signed an agreement with the few big Hollywood studios. That meant that film laborers would...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/The-Union-Busting-Birth-of-the-Academy-Awards/

Turkish Car Insurance Ad Starring Street Fighter Ryu

(Video Link)Car insurance exists because accidents happen, and when you live in a town that hosts street fighting tournaments there’s even more risk of something bad happening to your automobile.Turkish...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/Turkish-Car-Insurance-Ad-Starring-Street-Fighter-Ryu/

Chemicals Turn Fish Into Trippy, Transparent Works of Art

Biology professor Adam Summers is a scientist, but part of what he does is also art. To study the biomechanics of fish, he colors specimens in order to highlight their different systems and anatomical structures. This pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/Chemicals-Turn-Fish-Into-Trippy-Transparent-Works-of-Art/

14 Facts You Might Not Know about The Brady Bunch

On September 26, 1969, a fictional family called the Bradys permitted Americans a reprieve from a tumultuous age. Sherwood Schwartz's The Brady Bunch showed a family that was perfectly good--free from want, mis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/14-Facts-You-Might-Not-Know-about-The-Brady-Bunch/

Neatolinks: Did You Know The Internet Causes Procrastination?

Chinese Schools Are Protecting Student Vision By Putting Up A Physial Barrier Between Them and Their Books (The Daily Mail)Shocking News of the Day: The Internet Reduces Worker Productivity (The Presurfer)Zuckerberg Plan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/Neatolinks-Did-You-Know-The-Internet-Causes-Procrastination/

Benedict Cumberbatch in Ketchup

Hannah, a 17-year old artist in South Korea, rendered heartthrob (or so I've been told) Benedict Cumberbatch in ketchup. What would Sherlock Holmes deduce from her choice of medium?-via Home GeekonomicsS...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/Benedict-Cumberbatch-in-Ketchup/

Ready to Roll Out

Ready to Roll Out by Aniforce You'd love this neat shirt by Aniforce so much that you'd do a barrel roll! Don't leave Slippy hanging, head on over to Aniforce's deviantArt page and Twitter, then visit hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/Ready-to-Roll-Out/

The States of Happiness

How happy are the people in your state? How does that compare to other states? The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index has released the rankings of states based on how happy the residents are. Hawaii lost...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/The-States-of-Happiness/

Superheroes at the Winter Olympics

Batman ski jumping.Captain America in the luge.The Punisher in the biathlon.The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi have closed, but not before Marvel and DC heroes had a chance to show off their skills. Francesco Francavilla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/25/Superheroes-at-the-Winter-Olympics/




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