Archive for February 28th, 2014

Blah Blah Blah!

[http://youtu.be/bsYSUEXmA9E] (YouTube link)Blah blah blah! This sled dog is mocking those around him who can’t shut up, but he has the same problem! Now, tell me this doesn’t remind you of the adults who app...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/Blah-Blah-Blah/

Batman Landscaping

Redditor Corncorn1 writes, "The bosses wife asked him to mow the lawn. This is what she got." Then she's a very lucky woman. Not every woman ends up with a man who will go this far to please her.Redditor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/Batman-Landscaping/

The 8 Types of Star Wars Fans

Ah! Aaahhh! That last one! Of all the eight types of Star Wars fans, that would be the hardest to understand. I was in college in 1978, and had no idea there was ever a Star Wars Holiday Special until j...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/The-8-Types-of-Star-Wars-Fans/

Surf Rock Versions of Classical Music

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgWI9SvUgIo](Video Link)Here’s a musical fushion that I’ve never heard before! It’s a combination of Japanese surf rock and classical western European music. Terauchi T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/Surf-Rock-Versions-of-Classical-Music/

This is How One Mom Turned Hateful Words Said To Her Adopted Daughters Into a Powerful Message of Compassion

Illustrator and photographer Kim Kelley-Wagner of Words Written in Crayon adopted two daughters from China, and noticed that people sometimes say certain things to her daughters. Kelly-Wag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/This-is-How-One-Mom-Turned-Hateful-Words-Said-To-Her-Adopted-Daughters-Into-a-Powerful-Message-of-Compassion/

Oscar Nominees in Latte

Coffee artist Michael Breach can recreate just about any image in a coffee cup -even the drinker’s face! He is in the process of “painting” the Academy Awards nominees for Best Picture. So far, he&rsquo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/Oscar-Nominees-in-Latte/

Autobots, Pupate!

(xkcd/Randall Munroe)Yes, this will be a long episode. Maybe even a two-parter. But when he’s done, our mechanical friend will turn into a beautiful 3D printer. This is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/Autobots-Pupate/

The Modern Twilight Zone

You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of WiFi. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of cell signal. Your next stop, the Twilight Zone!What would be t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/The-Modern-Twilight-Zone/

Hand Painted Wood Action Figures Inspired By A Song Of Ice & Fire

If action figures existed in the mythical era depicted in George R. R. Martin’s popular fantasy series A Song of Ice & Fire they would have looked like these awesome wooden action figures created by Mick Minogu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/Hand-Painted-Wood-Action-Figures-Inspired-By-A-Song-Of-Ice-Fire/

Leprechaun Facial Fur

Leprechaun Facial Fur (hat and scarf not included)Capture that debonair Leprechaun look with the Leprechaun Facial Fur set from the NeatoShop. This stylish kit includes 2 eyebrows, 2 sideburns, and 1 goatee in striking o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/Leprechaun-Facial-Fur-2/

Fifteen Fascinating Facts About Castlevania

Simon Belmont first began his battle against Count Dracula and the forces of darkness when the game Castlevania was released for the Japanese console Family Computer Disc System in 1986, with a NES cartridge rel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/Fifteen-Fascinating-Facts-About-Castlevania/

London's Underground Farms Of The Future

(Video Link)How will humans survive if the surface of the planet becomes uninhabitable, and what will we do for fresh food? According to Growing Underground we’ll move the farms below the surface, and t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/Londons-Underground-Farms-Of-The-Future/

Final Fantasy-Themed Wedding

[http://youtu.be/3bxIuBVWTXE] (YouTube link)Charlene Datan and Choi Elegado were married in Quezon City, Philippines, with a wedding themed around the video game series Final Fantasy. However, members of the wedding part...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/Final-Fantasy-Themed-Wedding/

The American Photography Of Brian Finke

Photographer Brian Finke is an American bystander, someone who is there to see the Heartland go about their daily business and catalog the key moments via camera.Frinke’s America is simple and technologically unado...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/The-American-Photography-Of-Brian-Finke/

Two Dogs Take Truck on Joyride

A pickup truck came very close to plunging into the Arkansas River in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Tuesday. The truck, belonging to a man identified only as Scott, was parked on a hill. While Scott was inside a house, his two dogs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/Two-Dogs-Take-Truck-on-Joyride/

Commercial Reel For The Jim Henson Creature Shop

(Video Link)When the entertainment industry needs a far out creature puppet created they turn to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, who have been in the business of bringing fantastic puppets to life since 197...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/Commercial-Reel-For-The-Jim-Henson-Creature-Shop/

Stereotypes and Bigotry in Science Fiction & Fantasy

(Image: CBS)I recently ran across 2 interesting blog posts about how science fiction and fantasy often shove people into fixed categories because of species. First, Salem MacGourley wrote about why he prefers to play hu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/Stereotypes-and-Bigotry-in-Science-Fiction-Fantasy/

Rare Color Photographs Of Imperial Russia

Capture a snapshot of the Russian Empire circa 1910 and you’d expect to see images of turmoil, chaos and an empire on the verge of bloody revolution, but these color portraits by photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorski...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/Rare-Color-Photographs-Of-Imperial-Russia/

A Village Designed For People With Dementia

One of the heartbreaks of Alzheimer’s disease is that we often deprive patients of their happiness and freedom in order to keep them safe. In the Netherlands, there’s an innovative facility for dementia suffe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/A-Village-Designed-For-People-With-Dementia/

Experimental Music In Children's Television

(Video Link) (Video Link)Children’s television used to be a pretty far out adventure, full of psychedelic animated shorts and music by bands enjoyed by both the kids and their parents, but ever...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/Experimental-Music-In-Childrens-Television/

The Sunnyside Redemption

The Sunnyside Redemption by Punksthetic And now, a T-shirt so great that it's worth tunneling through prison for. Punksthetic is a man who knows how to get things, to locate certain things from t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/The-Sunnyside-Redemption/

The Great Medieval Water Myth

How many times have we heard that people in medieval Europe drank so much beer and wine because water was unsafe to drink? That trope has been repeated for generations in schools, and it’s just not true. It may be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/The-Great-Medieval-Water-Myth/

Bronze Sculptures That Look Like They're Vanishing Into Space

The figures sculpted by Bruce Catalano seem to be disappearing from, or phasing into, our reality from another dimension, and even though the figures aren’t in particularly dynamic poses they carry a sense of movem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/Bronze-Sculptures-That-Look-Like-Theyre-Vanishing-Into-Space/

Jeff Gordon’s Revenge

[http://youtu.be/dRIgmKGDqFM] (YouTube link)When NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon staged a prank for a Pepsi Max ad last year, it went viral, but some questioned its authenticity. Travis Okulski’s review at Jalopnik stood...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/Jeff-Gordons-Revenge/

12 Utterly Gorgeous Bathtubs

Few things are more relaxing than a nice soak in the tub, but there's something really special about a bathtub that really stands out. Over on Homes and Hues, we rounded up twelve of the most beautiful tubs we could find...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/12-Utterly-Gorgeous-Bathtubs/

Andrew Jackson: The Indestructible President

It's a wonder Andrew Jackson was able to defeat the British during the War of 1812. And found the modern Democratic Party. And become President of the United States. After all, Jackson should've died many, many ti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/Andrew-Jackson-The-Indestructible-President/

The King Cake Burger

Next Tuesday is Mardi Gras. One traditional way to celebrate on the Gulf Coast of the United States is by eating a king cake with friends. The king cake is a traditional brioche cake shaped like a ring. It’s color...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/The-King-Cake-Burger/

Pillow Fighting Becomes a Real Sport

(Photo: Itospa)Rocket News 24 reports that there is now an organization in Japan promoting the combative sport of pillow fighting. The All Japan Pillow Fighting Association recently held a tournamen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/Pillow-Fighting-Becomes-a-Real-Sport/

Pelican Learns To Fly

[http://youtu.be/_YEyzvtMx3s] (YouTube link)An orphaned pelican was taken in by the staff at Greystoke Mahale safari camp in Tanzania, and they named him Bigbird. Well, he is pretty big. Bigbird had to learn to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/Pelican-Learns-To-Fly/

A Map of the United States as Seen by Invading Aliens

New York and Los Angeles? They have to go. Take out a few monuments in Washington. Flatten Chicago if you have time. Then you're done, as far as our new overlords are concerned.Alaska and Hawaii? Good ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/A-Map-of-the-United-States-as-Seen-by-Invading-Aliens/








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