Archive for May 17th, 2014

Great Music Video Made With... Yarn?

[http://vimeo.com/92767692](Vimeo link)Writer and director Ainslie Henderson has won awards and accolades for past work on his short films I Am Tom Moody and It's About Spending Tim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/Great-Music-Video-Made-With-Yarn/

Signs from the Near Future

They're a bit exciting and a bit terrifying. But that's what you should expect from the future, right? There will be surveillence drones everywhere, but also holographic girlfriends.Fernando Barbella, an advertising and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/Signs-from-the-Near-Future/

The Vacant Pontiac Silverdome

[http://youtu.be/iuxrWO0JEM0] (YouTube link)The Pontiac Silverdome was once the home of the Detroit Lions football team and the Detroit Pistons basketball team. It also hosted other major events, like Wrestlemania. The L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/The-Vacant-Pontiac-Silverdome/

The Doritos Origin Story: Repurposed Garbage from Disneyland

(Photo: James)Superman was the last survivor of his species. Batman was an orphan who witnessed the murder of his own parents. Wolverine was the bastard son of a violent drunk.The best of superheroes start at the bottom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/The-Doritos-Origin-Story-Repurposed-Garbage-from-Disneyland/

Human Transformer

[http://youtu.be/UU-k8M_gFLM] (YouTube link)A street performer in Ann Arbor, Michigan, entertains some children with his Transformer routine. This cool costume folds into a little car that drives around! The movements an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/Human-Transformer/

Functional My Little Pony Boomerang

DeviantART member sgtgarand makes boomerangs. They're both visually attractive and practically functional. This one has a novel shape. It looks like Princess Cadance, a character on the cartoon My Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/Functional-My-Little-Pony-Boomerang/

Tree Thrower - I Got Your Banksy Right Here!

Tree Thrower by ddjvigoWhen the riots began that hulking mass of radioactive muscle was on the front lines, just waiting for his chance to bash through their defenses. The mere sight of this tree throwing monster caused...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/Tree-Thrower-I-Got-Your-Banksy-Right-Here/

Geeky Wedding Rings Inspired by BioShock, Star Trek, and More

Austin Moore, a silversmith and architectural designer in California, has a large range of rings for fans of every franchise. He covers Doctor Who, Star Wars, Tetris, Super Mario Bros.,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/Geeky-Wedding-Rings-Inspired-by-BioShock-Star-Trek-and-More/

This Is What Slayer Sounds Like On A Ukulele

(Video Link)You might think that the ukulele is the least metal instrument on the planet, but true metal burns like a pool of lava in the heart of guitar gods and goddesses who choose to keep their music on the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/This-Is-What-Slayer-Sounds-Like-On-A-Ukulele/

Statues We Love to Hate

Not all public sculpture is received with appreciation and gratitude. Some are hated, and some are just plain baffling. Yet some of the most complained-about public statues continue to be displayed for so long that they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/Statues-We-Love-to-Hate/

The Glorious Leader Kim Jong-Un Finally Has His Own Video Game

(Video Link)If supreme leader Kim Jong-Un allowed the citizens of North Korea to play video games, especially those evil games produced by the U.S., he might appreciate all the hard work and grand imagery conta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/The-Glorious-Leader-Kim-Jong-Un-Finally-Has-His-Own-Video-Game/

The Very First Color Photographs of the United States

This photograph of Mulberry Street in New York City was taken around 1900. The color makes it seem so much more real than the pictures we are used to seeing of that era. You can almost pick out your own ancestors!You're...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/The-Very-First-Color-Photographs-of-the-United-States/

Animated GIFiti

Fine artist and designer INSA is back and creating more animated “GIF-iti” art installations across the globe. The street art is hand painted and subsequently photographed in a series of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/Animated-GIFiti/

The Onion's Tips For Finding An Apartment

(Video Link)Are you in-between houses and looking for a new place to park your couch?Have you been scouring the city trying to get your hands on a set of keys that operate locks you’re willing to pay mone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/The-Onions-Tips-For-Finding-An-Apartment/

Top Baby Names for 2013 in Each State

The Social Security Administration has released the most popular names for new babies in 2013. Nationwide, Sophia was the most popular name given to baby girls (again), and Noah is the most popular name for boys, after 1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/Top-Baby-Names-for-2013-in-Each-State/

A Beautiful Antique Astronomical Multitool

The Galileo Museum in Florence, Italy possesses this marvelous work of Sixteenth Century craftsmanship. It is an astronomical compendium, which is a collection of astronomical instruments. This example h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/A-Beautiful-Antique-Astronomical-Multitool/

Impromptu Jam

[http://youtu.be/cUFVR5sgbt0] (YouTube link)A busker outside a Kroger store in Dallas is joined by a passerby -and then another, leading to a nice jam session on the sidewalk. These guys may not know each other, but they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/Impromptu-Jam/

Hello Jerry - Hello Newman - Life Is Like A Half Hour Sitcom

Hello Jerry and Hello Newman by poopsmoothieTheir friendship is tenuous at best, and even though they run into each other in the hallway all the time they can barely manage to say much more than "Hello Jerry" and "Hello...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/Hello-Jerry-Hello-Newman-Life-Is-Like-A-Half-Hour-Sitcom/

Elephant-Shaped Ice Cream Cones

Rocket News 24 tells us about a wonderful ice cream parlor in Yokohama, Japan called Zou-No-Hana Cafe. The entire place has an elephant theme, which is worked into both the decor and food. The signature...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/Elephant-Shaped-Ice-Cream-Cones/

Straw Sipping Struggles

[http://youtu.be/p_VRlRfli2Y] (YouTube link)Surgical anesthesia does funny things to people. Once the operation is over and you know everything went okay for your loved one, you need a laugh. This girl in post-op trying...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/Straw-Sipping-Struggles/

In the 1800s, Doctors Recommended Beards as a Means to Ward off Illness

Field Marshal Sir Henry Evelyn Wood, a highly accomplished British Army officer, lived to the ripe old age of 81. And it's no wonder--he had a beard! Bearded men understand this, of course. Besides attracting ladies, shi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/In-the-1800s-Doctors-Recommended-Beards-as-a-Means-to-Ward-off-Illness/

Tiny PMS Match

Tiny PMS Match? In this case, PMS stands for Pantone Matching System, not Pre-Menstrual Syndrome. Designer Inka Mathew’s blog Tiny PMS Match documents small objects and their matching Pantone color...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/Tiny-PMS-Match/

Man Makes a Living as a Human Punching Bag

(Photo: Ngoisao)Yeah, tell me about it. We've all had at least one job like this, right? But (hopefully) the difference is that Xie Shuiping literally gets punched in the stomach by people in exchange fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/Man-Makes-a-Living-as-a-Human-Punching-Bag/
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