Archive for April 9th, 2014

How the Muppets Created Generation X

Are you a part of the MTV generation? It could be argued that your worldview was shaped more by the Muppets than music videos. After all, Generation X learned so much from Sesame Street and laughed so much at *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/How-the-Muppets-created-Generation-X/

A Smooth Jazz Version of the Game of Thrones Theme

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDvt5q6bt1s](Video Link)The band Postmodern Jukebox is noted for its excellent jazzy covers of definitely non-jazz songs. In the past, we've featured its versions of "Sweet Child O' Mine,"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/A-Smooth-Jazz-Version-of-the-Game-of-Thrones-Theme/

Standing on the Bow of the World's Largest Ocean Liner

(Photos: Cunard/James Morgan)The RMS Queen Mary 2 is the largest ocean liner ever built. It's operated by the Cunard Line, under which it makes regular transatlantic voyages. It's 1,132 feet long, which is twice...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/Standing-on-the-Bow-of-the-Worlds-Largest-Ocean-Liner/

10 Propaganda Campaigns That Backfired Spectacularly

It’s fairly easy to sway opinions with the skillful use of propaganda. Governments often spend a lot of effort to control what people know to the extent of outright lying, although most successful efforts have just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/10-Propaganda-Campaigns-That-Backfired-Spectacularly/

Back Side Of Classic Album Cover Art Is Finally Revealed

Classic album art is the one thing sorely missing from this world of mp3 downloads and digital music. The large, colorful artworks from such famous artists as Roger Dean, Hipgnosis, H.R. Giger and Andy Warhol, just to na...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/The-Flipside-Of-Record-Sleeves-Finally-Revealed/

Game of Goats

[http://youtu.be/X6tKZ-cg4RI] (YouTube link)Try getting through this video without giggling. You just try. There are enough screaming goats with humanish voices on YouTube that it is possible, with clever editing, to mak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/Game-of-Goats/

Metro Dogewyn Mayer

Metro Dogewyn Mayer by Coconutman Wow. Nice shirt. So amaze. Neatoshop artist Coconutman dressed up one of our favorite Internet meme with a Hollywood twist. The result is an instant classic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/Metro-Dogewyn-Mayer/

Hasbro Has Changed the Official Rules for Monopoly

(Photo: William Warby)Since 1933, the board game Monopoly has been the source of countless fights and arguments among friends and families. It's a great game. But most games need a bit of tweaking over time as players di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/Hasbro-Has-Changed-the-Official-Rules-for-Monopoly/

The Cherry Blossoms of Tokyo

Juergen Horn went a little crazy and posted what seems to be about a hundred pictures of the blossoming cherry trees, or sakura, of Tokyo. Parks, paths, cemeteries, river banks, and anywhere a tree can grow you&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/The-Cherry-Blossoms-of-Tokyo/

The Math Magic Behind Pixar Movies

(Video Link)Pixar movies look so good you know that loads of cutting edge software, mighty powerful hardware and months worth of rendering are the forces at work behind their studio productions, but the ultim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/The-Math-Magic-Behind-Pixar-Movies/

The Story of the Pink Shirt

When the other kids tease your child, you, like every parent, will have fantasies of teaching them a lesson. You don’t carry out those fantasies, because that would cause more trouble than it would solve, but at le...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/The-Story-of-the-Pink-Shirt/

LEGO Transformer Gaming Consoles

Game Boy AdvanceGamebots, transform! 2 years ago, LEGO artist Julius von Brunk built Domaster, a Game Boy Transformer. He's continued to work in that theme, assembling Transformers that turn into practical devices for ev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/LEGO-Transformer-Gaming-Consoles/

Salut Salon

[http://youtu.be/BKezUd_xw20] (YouTube link)We always like a little comedy with our classical music (see here and here and here). The German quartet  Salut Salon gives us just that, with a performance in which every...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/Salut-Salon/

Marvel At This Winter Soldier Inspired Meme - Hail Hydra

Internet memes are so timely nowadays that they spring up from pop culture the minute the source of their inspiration is released, often before many people have even seen whatever the meme is referencing.The newest addit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/Marvel-At-This-Winter-Soldier-Inspired-Meme-Hail-Hydra/

Fashions of the Future as Imagined in 1893

It’s always fun to look back at how visionaries from the past pictured the 21st century -and how wrong they were. Those future predictions were staples in the heady 1940s, '50s, and '60s, when technology was making...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/Fashions-of-the-Future-as-Imagined-in-1893/

The Business Cards of Movie Characters

Being a movie character is fun, but it’s temporary work. Once the credits start rolling, it’s time to find another way to get income rolling in. Graphic designers Benedetto Papi and Edoardo Santamato created...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/The-Business-Cards-of-Movie-Characters/

The Unsung Hero

[http://youtu.be/uaWA2GbcnJU] (YouTube link)A guy goes about his daily life, living it the way he has decided to, which means helping everyone along the way. He’ll never be rich or famous, but the intangible reward...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/The-Unsung-Hero/

The Meanions

The Meanions by Gil Bello! Twist and shout "Poppadom!" because here comes The Meanions by NeatoShop artist Gil. After a hard day's night looking at all of our neat blog posts, you deser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/The-Meanions/

Did Someone Order a Nose and Ear?

Matt Dunham/AP Need a body part? Soon, thanks to research by Alexander Seifalian at University of College London, you can just order one up. "It's like making a cake," Seifalian said in this po...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/Did-Someone-Order-a-Nose-and-Ear/

Gentleman Norman Teaches You How To Tie A Tie

(Video Link)Gentleman Norman is a very fancy dog, he’s a fashion forward little fellow who likes to help his humans look their best. He may not have opposable thumbs, or very many occasions to wear a ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/Gentleman-Norman-Teaches-You-How-To-Tie-A-Tie/

University of Alabama Sports Earn More Money Than Any Team in the National Hockey League

(Photo: Michael Tosh)CORRECTION 4/9/14: As Jeff the Baptist notes in the comments, I seriously misread the AP report. The University of Alabama's sports program did not earn more than the entire NHL, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/University-of-Alabama-Sports-Earn-More-Money-Than-the-Entire-National-Hockey-League/

Don't Text And Drive Unless You're A Textpert

(Video Link)Everyone knows you shouldn’t text and drive, as according to a NHTSA study distracted drivers account for 80% of all traffic accidents each year, but if you simply have to LOL back at your B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/Dont-Text-And-Drive-Unless-Youre-A-Textpert/

Turning Outdated Tech Into Something Beautiful

You've likely already upgraded to a LCD or plasma TV and your monitor is probably the same, but did you ever consider what happened to your old TV or monitor? As it turns out, the cathode ray tubes (CRT) that made those...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/Turning-Outdated-Tech-Into-Something-Beautiful/

American Blogger

[http://vimeo.com/89759305] (vimeo link)Every once in a while, the subject of reality TV comes up and someone will talk about a show featuring bloggers, and we all laugh because we know how totally boring that would be....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/American-Blogger/

10 Facts You Might Not Know about The Golden Girls

Thank you for being a friend Traveled down the road and back again Your heart is true you're a pal and a confidantI'm not ashamed to say I hope it always will stay this way My hat is off, won't you stand up and take a bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/10-Facts-You-Might-Not-Know-about-The-Golden-Girls/

Neatolinks: Easter Toys That Will Terrify Your Kids

7 Great Places With Horrible Name (Mental Floss)Alpacas With New Wave Hair Styles (Buzzfeed)8 Easter Toys to Give Your Kids Nightmares (InventorSpot)10 Odd But Adorable Pet Outfits (Oddee)Image: Evil Banana Is Evil (Boin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/Neatolinks-Easter-Toys-That-Will-Terrify-Your-Kids/

Optical Illusions are Fun

(Jacob Andrews/For Lack of a Better Comic)We love optical illusions at Neatorama, especially those that  leave you wondering how the artist/necromancer did it.Now just turn out the lights to see thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/Optical-Illusions-are-Fun/

Everything We Know About Mad Men Season 7

The final season of the AMC TV series Mad Men will be a long one, cut into two parts to be shown over two years. In a logical world, that would be two seasons, but what do I know? They’ve already filmed th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/Everything-We-Know-About-Mad-Men-Season-7/

Alf Leone

Alf Leone by inkOne Art NeatoShop artist inkOne Art is making you an offer you can't refuse. Haa! I kill me! This is the neatest shirt that you'll find from here to Planet Melmac hands down. Check...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/Alf-Leone/

Jan Mráz's Colorful Tattoos

Jan Mráz is a street and tattoo artist in Prague. He’s inked some amazing designs at Bobek Tattoo in that city. He combines sharp lines, watercolor-like impressions, and pointillistic shading to create strik...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/09/Jan-Mrazs-Colorful-Tattoos/








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