Archive for May 10th, 2014

My Little Pony F-22 Fighter Plane

On My Little Pony: Friendships Is Magic, there is a military organization called the Wonderbolts. They are presented as the air force of Equestria. But their work consists largely of aerial demonstrations, so pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/My-Little-Pony-F-22-Fighter-Plane/

Cat Lady Thoughts

In the latest comic from Yasmine Surovec at Cat vs. Human, we are presented with questions about cats. I think I may have the answers. The first one is easy -cats sleep on pizza boxes because cats sleep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/Cat-Lady-Thoughts/

The Planet of the Kong - A World Gone Ape

The Planet of the Kong by Alberto ArniTheir worst nightmare had come true- the followers of Kong had won the battle for Arcadia, and all humanoid heroes had either been killed, or enslaved to fill the barrels and stoke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/The-Planet-of-the-Kong-A-World-Gone-Ape/

Live Action Version of the Batman: The Animated Series Intro

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R9JUV9JKio](Video Link)On September 5, 1992, Batman: The Animated Series aired for the first time, launching the DC Animated Universe and more than a decade of beautiful storytel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/Live-Action-Version-of-the-Batman-The-Animated-Series-Intro/

The 100 Best “B Movies” of All Time

Paste magazine gives us a list with descriptions of The 100 Best “B Movies” of All Time. It could not have been easy to compile.But what does “best” mean when we’re talking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/The-100-Best-B-Movies-of-All-Time/

Download the Game of Thrones Version of Guess Who?

Guess Who? is a kids' board game played by two people. Each player has 24 cards with faces on them. The players take turns asking each other questions about the identity of one designated face card among the 24. The pers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/Download-the-Game-of-Thrones-Version-of-Guess-Who/

A Pet Duck’s Life

[http://youtu.be/7dS9lSptc6Q] (YouTube link)We’ve seen this duck before, in the videos A Man and His Duck and Snoring Duck. The cute little duckling is grown up now -and still following his man around. In this comp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/A-Pet-Ducks-Life/

Fun Things to Do by Yourself

(Pleated Jeans/Jeff Wysaski)You don't have to be around other people to have fun! There are plenty of great solitary activities that will amuse you and distract you from the agony of loneliness. You coul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/Fun-Things-to-Do-by-Yourself/

Bedside Graduation

Megan Sugg received her high school diploma a month ahead of schedule, in the privacy of her home. Principal Vickie Plitt read a poem and talked about Sugg’s accomplishments and her promising future, gave her the d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/Bedside-Graduation/

Slow Jam Version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OktzlfloxqQ](Video Link)Scott Bradlee and his band Postmodern Jukebox reproduce popular songs in radically different musical styles, such as a Dixieland jazz version of "Sweet Child O' Min...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/Slow-Jam-Version-of-Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles/

Irma Harding, the Woman Who Taught Rural Moms to Kick Canning and Start Freezing

During the Great Depression, one of President Roosevelt’s infrastructure employment programs was the Rural Electrification Administration, which brought electric power to rural areas and farmlands across the countr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/Irma-Harding-the-Woman-Who-Taught-Rural-Moms-to-Kick-Canning-and-Start-Freezing/

Sea Anemone Eats Bird, Inspires A Paper On Marine Ornithology

What you see in this photo isn't some freaky Pop Art sculpture depicting a Thanksgiving meal after a nuclear war, it's a photo of a sea anemone chowing down ever so slowly on a Cormorant chick.This gruesome and unlikely...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/Sea-Anemone-Eats-Bird-Inspires-A-Paper-On-Marine-Ornithology/

Catch That Phone!

[http://youtu.be/KYayj-xdUVo] (YouTube link)Patti McGee, the 1965 Woman's first National Skateboard Champion, stars in an ad for the telephone company. Back then, there was only one, so they just told you to “call...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/Catch-That-Phone/

Dark Power - For Those About To Rock The Kingdom, We Salute You

Dark Power by SamielRock on you dark master, with your wicked sense of style and evil power. You keep the stories interesting, giving the heroes a run for their money and bringing rulers of fantastic kingdoms to their k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/Dark-Power-For-Those-About-To-Rock-The-Kingdom-We-Salute-You/

Iowa Distillery Raising Pigs to Taste Like Whiskey

(Photo: WQAD)Templeton, Iowa is the home of the famous Templeton Rye whiskey distillery. Keith Kerkhoff, one of the founders of the company, came upon a novel idea after a few drinks. He wondered if it would be possible...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/Iowa-Distillery-Raising-Pigs-to-Taste-Like-Whiskey/

Spurious Correlations

We often read comments that say "correlation does not equal causation." And we know it’s true. Sometimes the two things that are correlated do not cause each other, but both may be caused by some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/Spurious-Correlations/

Virtual Reality Is For The Birds

(Video Link)The creators of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headgear, and those making similar VR devices, are hoping to usher in the new age of fully immersive video games, and with full immersion comes funny looking ri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/Virtual-Reality-Is-For-The-Birds/

Is Godzilla Science Fiction or Horror?

We often take the easy way out and just call Godzilla a monster movie, or kaiju in Japanese. But trying to classify it as either science fiction or horror forces an examination the specific elements tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/Is-Godzilla-Science-Fiction-or-Horror/

Airy Summer Dresses Made Of Marble

Sculptures that look like they're made out of one medium but are actually made out of something completely different are fun to check out, both through pictures and in person, because your mind has a hard time reconcilin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/Airy-Summer-Dresses-Made-Of-Marble/

Bunny Eats Raspberries

[http://youtu.be/A9HV5O8Un6k] (YouTube link)If you’re a cute bunny rabbit, you don’t have to jump through hoops to become an internet star (although we have videos of that, too). Just eat a couple of raspberr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/Bunny-Eats-Raspberries/

Should College Libraries Have Napping Stations?

(Photo: Allison Farrand/Michigan Daily)When I walk around my library, I sometimes see students dozing in the study carrels. I usually leave them alone, since they aren't disturbing anyone. But if they're sprawle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/Should-College-Libraries-Have-Napping-Stations/

The Game of Life Couch Gag

[http://youtu.be/xWxXrGPJw-c] (YouTube link)In the game of life, you roll the dice and you take your chances. Sometimes you get lucky, but for Homer Simpson, it’s mostly wrong turns. Even so, the family finally mak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/The-Game-of-Life-Couch-Gag/

Good Idea: Star Wars Wedding. Bad Idea: Star Wars Divorce.

(Zach Weinersmith/SMBC Comics)Oh, sure, your geeky wedding is fun and cute. But you've got to realize that when you get married, you're locking yourself into a system. Say your wedding vows in Elfish, if...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/10/Good-Idea-Star-Wars-Wedding-Bad-Idea-Star-Wars-Divorce/




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