Archive for January 14th, 2016

The Art of the Movie Trailer

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzJgrmYQAao](Video Link)Making a movie trailer is easy, right? Wrong. And you get a distinct sense of this by watching trailers from the 1930s and 40s. They come across as awkward introdu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/The-Art-of-the-Movie-Trailer/

It’s Obvious

It’s a feeling we’ve all had, about this situation or many others like it. We know what’s going on, so it must be obvious to everyone else. How can they not know? But think about the people you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/Its-Obvious/

Man "Ninja Jumps" Through Open Car Window to Attack Thief

Police in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia arrested a man wanted for an assault and a string of car thefts. His last victim gave him a lot of trouble.The owner pumped gas and went inside to pay for it. The thief the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/Man-Ninja-Jumps-Through-Open-Car-Window-to-Attack-Thief/

Flyting Was Medieval England's Version of an Insult-Trading Rap Battle

Humanity has a long tradition of trading witty insults as a form of entertainment and one-upmanship, manifested in modern times as rap battles or playing the dozens. These (sometimes) good-natured competitions are found...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/Flyting-Was-Medieval-Englands-Version-of-an-Insult-Trading-Rap-Battle/

I Want Glow-in-the-Dark Rainbow Hair Right Now

(Photo: The Princess of Hair)Well, now that my wife is a bit less angry over the tie-dye hair incident, it's time to do something new. Mistakes were made, but let's move on to the next newest and awesomest hairstyle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/I-Want-Glow-in-the-Dark-Rainbow-Hair-Right-Now/

Star Wars: The Force Awakens VFX Reel

Watch a demonstration of the visual effects work in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but only if you’ve seen the movie, since there are plot points revealed here. I would suggest watching it in full-screen mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/Star-Wars-The-Force-Awakens-VFX-Reel/

10 Things That Star Trek Got Right (That Have Never Been Copied Elsewhere)

(Image: CBS)I grew up watching Star Trek from about the age of 6 or 7. It's existed in some form throughout my life and is the most prominent narrative lens for me. So I found myself nodding often as I read Char...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/10-Things-That-Star-Trek-Got-Right-That-Have-Never-Been-Copied-Elsewhere/

Life Resembles Tetris More Than Chess

Games are often used as metaphors for life. Chess is often used as a metaphor, although usually for war, which is more accurate in some ways than in others. Tor Bair beccame intimately aware of chess as a metaphor at an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/Life-Resembles-Tetris-More-Than-Chess/

Suicide Girl - She Is Not A Batfan

Suicide Girl by SaqmanShe's the original frazzled femme fatale, the girl who went cuckoo for some Joker and swears there are bats following her everywhere. But Harley wasn't always so whacked out, she used to be a pretty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/Suicide-Girl-She-Is-Not-A-Batfan/

Let’s Be Adults

Some times you feel like an adult; sometimes you don’t. As someone who’s done too much "adulting," I have to give this one a pass. Having cookies and alcohol for dinner occasionally may be ridiculous, but it&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/Lets-Be-Adults/

Woman Leaves Hilarious Yelp Reviews About Past Dates

Yelp has become a great way to discover a new venue without going there and getting disappointed first, and people love to add their own colorful details so their reviews really stand out.But if you've read one bad burri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/Woman-Leaves-Hilarious-Yelp-Reviews-About-Past-Dates/

I've Got The Music In Me

[https://vimeo.com/151720481] (vimeo link)Klara Tavakoli Goesche put together a feel-good music video featuring clips of the biggest musical acts of the past, set the the 1974 song "I've Got the Music in Me" by Kiki Dee....

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/Ive-Got-The-Music-In-Me/

The "Tree Of Death" Is Every Bit As Scary As It Sounds

The name "Tree Of Death" conjures up images of skull shaped fruit and gnarly faces forming in tree trunks, but more often than not trees earn morbid nicknames for less obvious reasons.In the case of the Manchineel tree h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/The-Tree-Of-Death-Is-Every-Bit-As-Scary-As-It-Sounds/

Rebel Scum

Echo 12, a pilot of the Rebellion, crashed and is left for dead on the ice planet Hoth. He’s not entirely alone there, which makes the situation quite dangerous. Even worse, it will be dark soon.  [https://you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/Rebel-Scum/

To Enter This Speakeasy You Have To Go Through An Adult Bookstore

The speakeasy trend is still going strong, but nowadays these "secret" drinking spots don't need to hide because of Prohibition laws- they're just using a gimmick to attract adventurous patrons.But don't get me wrong, gi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/To-Enter-This-Speakeasy-You-Have-To-Go-Through-An-Adult-Bookstore/

A Rare Glimpse of NASA’s Otherworldly Treasures

At Johnson Space Center, south of Houston, Texas, there’s a nondescript building that contains things you won’t find anywhere else in the world. And some things you might find, but you wouldn’t know the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/A-Rare-Glimpse-of-NASAs-Otherworldly-Treasures/

Woman Has DUI Charges Dropped Due To Auto-Brewery Syndrome

I'm sure most drivers charged with a DUI claim they "only had a few" when they're arrested, but a recent court case proves sometimes they're telling the truth- because they suffer from Auto-brewery syndrome.Auto-brewery...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/Woman-Has-DUI-Charges-Dropped-Due-To-Auto-Brewery-Syndrome/

RIP Alan Rickman

British actor Alan Rickman was a star of the London stage, but became better known when he went to Hollywood and landed parts like that of Hans Gruber in Die Hard, the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/RIP-Alan-Rickman/

The No Pants Subway Ride Has Gone Global

The No Pants Subway Ride is a yearly tradition started in 2002 by New York's Improv Everywhere that now takes place on train cars all over the world, from Los Angeles to Bucharest, Romania.Participants in the No Pants Ri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/The-No-Pants-Subway-Ride-Has-Gone-Global/

Indiana Croft - She Makes Archaeology Look Fun

Indiana Croft by Coinbox TeesThere's a guy named Indiana who used to run around getting all the glory before Lara Croft was even born, and yet somehow his legacy has lived on so long that people still compare her advent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/Indiana-Croft-She-Makes-Archaeology-Look-Fun/

The Three Stooges Short Honored by the Library of Congress

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.The Three Stooges first comedy short for Columbia pictures was Woma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/The-Three-Stooges-Short-Honored-by-the-Library-of-Congress/

100 Years of Workout Style

The newest edition of the Mode 100 Years series shows us what women wore to exercise in over the past century. The model is YouTube fitness vlogger Cassey Ho. It’s not just a fashion video, either: Ho demonstrates...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/100-Years-of-Workout-Style/

Dashboard Duel

It’s hard enough to keep the kids in the backseat from fighting each other on a road trip, and then your vehicle starts acting up, too. The gas gauge has picked a fight with the oil pressure gauge! They’re go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/Dashboard-Duel/

Paul Kaptein’s Carved Wooden Glitches

Does the world glitch like a bad video in front of you? Can you be sure that you’re experiencing reality? Maybe not after looking at the sculptures of Paul Kaptein. He carves real life visual glitches out of wood....

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/Paul-Kapteins-Carved-Wooden-Glitches/

Thug Notes Does The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

If you’ve never watched the YouTube series Thug Notes, you’re missing one of the gems of the internet. The host, Sparky Sweets, PhD, breaks down great works of literature in plain street language (only slight...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/Thug-Notes-Does-The-Hitchhikers-Guide-to-the-Galaxy/

14 Showcased Facts About The Price is Right

The Price is Right, with former host Bob Barker | Image: CBS TelevisionThe Price is Right is more than just a long-running game show. At this point, it's a piece of somewhat kitschy Americana. From 1956...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/14/14-Showcased-Facts-About-The-Price-is-Right/






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