Archive for July 20th, 2015

Thrilla In The Grill-A - The Smell Of Fried Freedom

Thrilla In The Grill-A by DeepFriedArtIn this corner we have the challenger Bob Belcher, hailing from an unnamed seaside town. His height and weight indeterminate, black hair receding, father of Tina, Louise and Gene, h...

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A Production of Shakespeare’s King Lear Performed by Sheep Instead of Human Actors

(Photo: The London Evening Standard)The betrayed ex-king famously raged in Act 1, Scene 4:How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!Or as it is rendered in the ovine tongue:Baa baa baa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/A-Production-of-Shakespeares-King-Lear-Performed-by-Sheep-Instead-of-Human-Actors/

48 Amazing Facts For Those Who Love Facts

Are you a factoid fiend? A lover of bite sized nuggets of information for your brain to chew on? Do you enjoy dropping factoid bombs on people at parties and thereby blowing their minds?Then you’ve gotta check out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/48-Amazing-Facts-For-Those-Who-Love-Facts/

New York Airport Will Have World's First Animal Terminal

(Artist's rendering via the AP)Behold The ARK. New York's Kennedy Airport is building a 4-acre facility on its grounds to house animals which are in the airport temporarily while traveling or for quarantine. When complet...

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Endearing Photos of a Boy, His Two Newfoundlands and a Horse

Photographer Stasha Becker’s captures of her son Julian, his Newfoundland dogs Max and Bruce and an Arabian named Vizon are full of fun and personality. Becker posts her ongoing series to Instagram. She s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/Endearing-Photos-of-a-Boy-His-Two-Newfoundlands-and-a-Horse/

Survey: The Most Embarrassing Thing a Dad Can Do to His Kids Is Dancing in Public

(Image: YouTube/Andy Morris)At the moment, my kids embarrass me in public. But eventually, our positions will switch and I will be able to embarrass my daughters in front of their friends. And I shall. Oh, yes, I shall!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/Survey-The-Most-Embarrassing-Thing-a-Dad-Can-Do-to-His-Kids-Is-Dancing-in-Public/

Gulliver’s Park in the Turia Riverbed

(Image credit: Google Maps)The enduring image of the story Gulliver’s Travels is Gulliver tied down while tiny Lilliputians walk over his body. The scene is recreated well at Gulliver’s Park in Valen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/Gullivers-Park-in-the-Turia-Riverbed/

The Ridiculously Bad Early Personas Of Wrestling Superstars

Professional wrestlers are expected to adopt larger-than-life personas so the crowd has someone to get behind, or someone to hate with a passion.The flamboyant, and often ridiculously garbed, characters they portray are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/The-Ridiculously-Bad-Early-Personas-Of-Wrestling-Superstars/

Something is Wrong with the Computer

A computer geek goes through his entire checklist of things that happen to other people’s computers. He knows it’s something Mom did, so he’s ready to fix it and be a hero to her -again. And then he is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/Something-is-Wrong-with-the-Computer/

Ricochet, The Surfing Therapy Dog

(Photo: Surf Dog Ricochet)This is Ricochet, a therapy dog that specializes in helping people with disabilities. She used to handle small physical tasks, such as flipping light switches and opening doors. But now she's a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/Richocet-The-Surfing-Therapy-Dog/

A.V. Club's Loser Superheroes: Gemma Correll's Possum Girl

The inimitable Gemma Correll was one of the artists asked by A.V. Club to illustrate "Loser Superheroes" for their Comics Week series. Correll responded with Possum Girl. And this is one doozy of a Loser Superhero. Don't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/AV-Clubs-Loser-Superheroes-Gemma-Corrells-Possum-Girl/

King Of The Orca - Four Friends From Arlen Set Sail That Fateful Day...

King Of The Orca by NinjainkHank and the boys from Arlen had been looking for a good place to spend their vacation, so when they saw the pamphlet for Amity Island they started to get excited. According to the pamphlet A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/King-Of-The-Orca-Four-Friends-From-Arlen-Set-Sail-That-Fateful-Day/

Cats Are Magic

(Image Link)Cat lovers know that they’re a special kind of strange, and every single cat has their own unique set of quirks, annoying habits and heartwarming ways, which they like to cycle through on a daily basis....

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Battles, Batman, and Liberace: A Cultural History of Capes

The first time we saw Superman or Batman as children, we all wanted a cape so we could be a superhero, too. Some of us improvised with a towel; others had moms who would fashion a red or blue piece of fabric for the purp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/Battles-Batman-and-Liberace-A-Cultural-History-of-Capes/

Sculptures of Kids Made of Books Advocate for Libraries

One of the posters in the series says, "We Are Made of Our Childhood Books." The earliest books that we encounter can shape our lives. To advocate for the importance of school libraries in Japan, Miharu Mitsunaga of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/Sculptures-of-Kids-Made-of-Books-Advocate-for-Libraries/

Cruel Things We've All Done In Video Games

Now, unless you’re deranged, you know that what you’re doing in a video game isn’t really hurting anybody, or causing any harm, in the real world. But game designers do such a good job with character an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/Cruel-Things-Weve-All-Done-In-Video-Games/

18 Creepy Facts about Arachnophobia

Jeff Daniels in Arachonophobia | Image: Amblin EntertainmentFrank Marshall's 1990 dark comedy Arachnophobia used hundreds of spiders during filming. Three hundred Australian huntsman spiders alone were...

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The Sea Sapphire Can Turn Invisible in the Blink of an Eye

The tiny sea sapphire has hexagonal guanine crystals embedded in the segments of its shell. They reflect the surrounding light in splashes of vibrant color. But you can enjoy its beauty for only a moment. When it reflect...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/The-Sea-Sapphire-Can-Turn-Invisible-in-the-Blink-of-an-Eye/

You May Be One Already!

Took my daughter on an African safari but I won’t let her play on her iPad so I’m an asshole. #assholeparent via @kristenhowertonParents get blamed for every problem a kid has. Even when the problem is comple...

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Head Bang to The Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive"

[https://youtu.be/JDW_HK1Xmv8]YouTube LinkLeo Moracchioli's studio in Norway, Frog Leap Studios, is the place where his magical metal cover songs happen. Here he takes on The Bee Gee's "Stayin' Aliv...

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Whodunit: Even Hypochondriacs Die

The following is a Whodunit by Hy Conrad.  These mysteries are from The Little Giant® Book of Whodunits by Hy Conrad and Matt LaFleur. Can you solve the mystery before you read the solution? (I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/Whodunit-Even-Hypochondriacs-Die/

The Most Misunderstood Lines in Literature

(Video Link)There's nothing quite like a good read, but some people prefer to read the CliffsNotes on famous works of literature rather than reading them. When that happens too often, people sometimes start throwing out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/The-Most-Misunderstood-Lines-in-Literature/

Titania Stigmata - The Queen With A Thorn In Her Side

Titania Stigmata by Medusa DollmakerTitania took a stroll along the garden path as the afternoon sun began to set. She was hoping to catch sight of a human with a heart pure enough to warrant taking possession of the ve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/Titania-Stigmata-The-Queen-With-A-Thorn-In-Her-Side/

Here's What Marvel Superheroes Think About Wolverine

Wolverine has become a fan favorite thanks to the X-Men cartoons, movies and his solo flicks, but back in the day he was just another hard working mutant trying to keep his skin stuck firmly to his adamantium laced bones...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/Heres-What-Marvel-Superheroes-Think-About-Wolverine/

This Pup Has a Case of the Mondays

[https://youtu.be/0qlDsFP8JKM]YouTube LinkLexi the Corgi and Australian Shepherd mix is ready to pack it all in and go back to bed after a few seconds of Monday consciousness. Who's with her? I'm right t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/This-Pup-Has-a-Case-of-the-Mondays/

The Swat Team

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Perpetually Pleasing Bathroom Reader.It’s so natural to want to take a whack at the fly buzzing around your head, it’s hard t...

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Dating Someone As Nerdy As You- Expectations Versus Reality

Nerd love can be unrequited for quite some time, but eventually (if you look hard enough) there’s a somebody out there for everybody, nerds included.We search for, and obsess over, the geeky guy or girl of our drea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/Dating-Someone-As-Nerdy-As-You-Expectations-Versus-Reality/

Cats and Dogs Interrupting Yoga

[https://youtu.be/l_tBgjQzjTw] (YouTube link)To do yoga, you need to get on the floor. To a dog or cat, a person getting on the floor is an invitation to play, obviously. These people should know better. They should do t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/Cats-and-Dogs-Interrupting-Yoga/

A Tumblr Created To Help 50 Cent Recover From Bankruptcy

(Image Link)It’s hard to imagine 50 Cent being bankrupt, what with all the mansions he lives in, expensive vehicles he drives, and hundred dollar bottles of champagne he has been pouring out for over a decade. Oh,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/A-Tumblr-Created-To-Help-50-Cent-Recover-From-Bankruptcy/

The Sad, Stately Photo Of Nixon's Resignation Lunch

Dan Charles at The Salt was doing research on cottage cheese and was sent this photo of cottage cheese and canned pineapple on a presidential plate. It was the lunch President Richard Nixon ordered just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/20/The-Sad-Stately-Photo-Of-Nixons-Resignation-Lunch/










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