Archive for July 20th, 2014

Essential Traffic Sign in Helsinki

(Photo: Petri Pusa)The photoblog What The Helsinki?, which documents life in Finland's capital city, reports that this sign is "essential." I approve of the concept, but think that it could go further by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/Essential-Traffic-Sign-in-Helsinki/

Ninja Versus Apocalypse, With Zombies

Ask some people who would win in the battle of ninja versus (insert noun here) and the ninja will always come out on top.There’s something about those masked martial artists that makes them really popular despite t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/Ninja-Versus-Apocalypse-With-Zombies/

Pop Culture in Pen and Ink

Artist Rik Reimert has an impressive array of celebrity portraits on his website. The simplicity of his crosshatch pen and ink drawings does not lessen their intensity; on the contrary, it seems to enhance it....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/Pop-Culture-in-Pen-and-Ink/

One Ring To... - Purrfectly Geeky

One Ring To ... by Prander84DesignThe Halflings and Elves that live in the middle of the Earth saw that golden ring as their salvation, the one ring which could be used to rule them all or bring down their oppressors, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/One-Ring-To-Purrfectly-Geeky/

Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV8k2cpAptU](Video Link)Charlie the beagle took a toy away from this baby girl. She cried at her loss. Charlie is not made of stone and apologized for his misdeed. He compensated her for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/Guilty-Dog-Apologizes-to-Baby/

Winning the Customer Service Cancelation Phone Battle

In regards to the story of Ryan Block and the recording of his request to cancel cable service, Lee Hutchinson at Ars Technica has some advice for how to get through to the right people and get a cancelation without havi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/Winning-the-Customer-Service-Cancelation-Phone-Battle/

What Your Favorite Batman Says about You

Last month, comedian Steve Patrick Adams delved into our psyches with an analysis of the significance of our favorite Bill Murray movies. Now he shows us the importance of who we address as Batman. You can see a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/What-Your-Favorite-Batman-Says-about-You/

Don’t Talk in a Movie Theater

[http://vimeo.com/99276628] (vimeo link)Filmmaker Richard Linklater (previously at Neatorama) appeared in a promotional video for Alamo Drafthouse, where they take disruptive behavior seriously. If you think he’s b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/Dont-Talk-in-a-Movie-Theater/

Giant Inflatable Toad Appears in Chinese Park

(Photo: Chen Boyuan/China.org)Chen Boyuan of China.org reports that there is now a 22-meter (72 feet) tall inflatable toad in the lake in Yuyuantan Park in Beijing. Boyuan explains that the "Toad of Reju...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/Giant-Inflatable-Toad-Appears-in-Chinese-Park/

"Lame Claim to Fame" by Weird Al Yankovic

[http://youtu.be/yazr8JkazmE] (YouTube link)The seventh of eight daily Weird Al Yankovic videos is here, from his new album Mandatory Fun. “Lame Claim to Fame” examines the everyday person’s br...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/Lame-Claim-to-Fame-by-Weird-Al-Yankovic/

Pinball Machine Desk

Tim Sway is an artist in Wallingford, Connecticut who specializes in taking old objects and turning them into useful pieces of furniture. Sway acquired a vintage Charlie's Angels pinball machine and *strong...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/Pinball-Machine-Desk/

Angry Ram Attacks Motorcyclist Over And Over Again

Animals generally aren’t fond of those noisy vehicles we humans love to ride around, and when they’re not scared of the noisy device they’re steaming mad at its very presence: (Video Link)This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/Angry-Ram-Attacks-Motorcyclist-Over-And-Over-Again/

Message from the Motherboard

Tech workers who produce motherboards sometimes have a little fun, even though the odds are high that their work will never be seen by anyone. Redditor jazzmonster posted a picture of a motherboard and s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/Message-from-the-Motherboard/

Star Trek With Camera Shake Removed - Turn Down For What Edition

The original Star Trek show was filmed when all effects were practical, as opposed to digitally created special effects, and adding camera shake meant literally shaking the camera.Star Trek: The Next Generat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/Star-Trek-With-Camera-Shake-Removed-Turn-Down-For-What-Edition/

Brothers of Horror - They're Not Blood Relatives

Brothers of Horror by ArtofCoreyCourtsThey're forced to live under one roof, but that doesn't mean they have to get along! Jason enjoys stalking his prey in the forest, while Freddy keeps his killing confined to the lan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/Brothers-of-Horror-Theyre-Not-Blood-Relatives/

Cat Stuck in Wall for 26 Days

Guy Mantha and his wife Linda Jardine-Mantha of Toronto had their air-conditioning unit changed out in June. It was about that time that their cat Stuffi went missing. Stuffi usually hides from strangers, so they assumed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/Cat-Stuck-in-Wall-for-26-Days/

Thor Is About To Become A Disney Princess

The mighty God of Thunder has undergone some changes over the years, from new looks and new attitudes to that time Loki turned him into a frog, but now Thor’s about to go where many male characters in the Marvel Un...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/Thor-Is-About-To-Become-A-Disney-Princess/

Dune, Recreated with Gummi Candies

In Frank Herbert's sci-fi series Dune, Arrakis is a desert planet, but in this diorama, it's a dessert planet inhabited by gummy creatures. CandyWarehouse created this majestic rendition of Pau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/Dune-Recreated-with-Gummi-Candies/

Game of Thrones Theme at Buckingham Palace

[http://youtu.be/O59SiA4Yg0A] (YouTube link)YouTube member Omer Barnea caught the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace last week and was surprised to hear the Queen’s Guards playing the theme from Game of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/Game-of-Thrones-Theme-at-Buckingham-Palace/

Historic Gravesite Lies In The Middle Of The Road

There’s a woman who was laid to rest almost two hundred years ago in Amity, Indiana, yet continues to have a physical presence in her town to this day. A woman whose grave splits highway traffic in two, servin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/Historic-Gravesite-Lies-In-The-Middle-Of-The-Road/

How One Small Step Became a Giant Leap

It was 45 years ago today, July 20, 1969, that a human being first stepped onto the moon’s surface. I remember it well, because I was one of the billion Earthlings who watched it happen, as TV broadcast images of N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/How-One-Small-Step-Became-a-Giant-Leap/

Queueing Strategy

[http://vimeo.com/4633517](Video Link)Long ago, I learned this rule: when you're in a line, stay in it. No matter how appealing the other line may be, it'll get comparatively worse as soon as you change. Dance with the g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/Queueing-Strategy/

30 Star Wars Impressions

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJehPn6_sbs]YouTube LinkThis entertaining video from Barely Political serves up 30 impressions of characters in the Star Wars franchise. (They also throw in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/20/30-emStar-Wars-emImpressions/
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