This simple advertisement for a breakfast sandwich may leave you hungry, or may leave you smoking a cigarette and ready for a nap, I don’t know. It’s full of double entendres from start to finish, and if you go back and watch a second time, you’ll see symbolism in every object placed in the kitchen. But everything is entirely plausible for a breakfast sandwich recipe, if that’s how you choose to look at it. However, it will hard to keep a straught face if you watch this with your parents or children. See the French version, too. Is it hot in here, or is it just me? -via Daily of the Day
According to these vintage illustrated movie posters from Poland watching a movie of any kind is a terrifying ordeal, and moviegoers who had to choose which movie to see based purely on these scary looking posters had better be fans of horror or they’re out of luck!
The collection starts with posters for Rosemary’s Baby, Poltergeist, Alien and The Birds, all admittedly scary movies, but then there’s a Cabaret movie poster featuring a swastika made from a dancer’s legs, a terrifying Tootsie poster that makes the main character look like a serial killer, and a grinning half skull, half flesh faced reaper type dude on the Young Frankenstein poster.
Either Polish movie poster artists are seeing Hollywood movies in a different way than we Americans, or they designed the posters before they actually watched the movies.
Star Wars characters are happy to dance to Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy,” even Storm Troopers and Tusken raiders! The delightful video is almost as interesting as the group of folks who made it: Star Wars Tunisia.
You recall that Tunisia is where the scenes on Tatooine were filmed, and the sets are still there. These Star Wars fans take full advantage of that fact, and are “happy” about it.
STAR WARS TUNISIA is a fan club. It aims to gather and inform Tunisian Star Wars fans, and communicate with others all over the world. So from Tatooine, welcome everybody :)
Love some punk rock band/time-travelin' doctors? Chema Bola8 has got you, babe! The time has come today to get yourself this awesome Doctores T-shirt. Don't leave us on needles and pin - and don't wait till you're out of time. If you need something to believe in, believe in this: the NeatoShop has got some rockin' shirts.
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The Incan relic of Machu Picchu has survived five centuries of conquests and earthquakes, but it's facing what is probably the baldest attack yet: naked tourists!
A recent spate of naked tourists posing in their birthday suits at the ancient city is making the rounds on social media, including this video clip of a couple of streakers running through the complex with guards at their, uh, rears:
That incident has aroused the anger of the Peruvian authorities. Ricardo Ruiz Caro, the new regional director of culture, announced a prickly response: park guards would keep their eyes peeled to prevent future nakedness. No ands, ifs, or but(t)s.
A local travel agency obtained the handwritten police report on the incident last year, which details how the pair, a 30-year-old New Zealander and an 18-year-old Australian, were briefly taken into custody and told to erase the offending images from their camera before they were released. Somehow, the pictures still found their way on to the web.
"They were made aware that it is totally forbidden to take photographs of this magnitude," the report details.
We are assuming that by "magnitude" they're not referring to the pair's privates. Given Machu Picchu's high elevation, it's usually quite cold there.
Artist Jesse Krimes spent three years of his 70-month sentence in the Butner, North Carolina, federal prison making a huge allegorical mural titled Apokaluptein:16389067. It is composed of 39 table-sized panels made of prison sheets, hair gel, pictures from the New York Times, and colored pencil. By trial and error, Krimes found that hair gel was the best medium for transferring pictures from the newspapers to the sheets, although every image is reversed from the original.
“It’s a depiction of represented reality as it exists in its mediated form, within the fabric of the prison,” says Krimes. “It was my attempt to transfer [outside] reality into prison and then later became my escape when I sent a piece home with the hopes that it could be my voice on the outside in the event that anything bad ever happened and I never made it home.”
Krimes says this long term project kept him sane, focused and disciplined.
Each transfer took 30-minutes. Thousands make up the mural. Krimes only worked on one sheet at a time, each of them matching the size of the tabletop he worked on. A notch in the table marked the horizon line for the 13 panels making up the center horizontal. He shipped them home. Not until his release did he see them together.
Here’s a far out music video for a groovy track that will take you way, way back, to a time when spacemen battled rubber aliens, UFOs flew through space on strings and a kidnapped dame or two needed saving just in the nick of time.
This spaced out song called Science Fiction by The Telekinetics, and the chorus is sure to become the mantra of those who trek around with stars in their eyes- I want to live in science fiction.
The Telekinetics have a timeless sound that goes well with the vintage black and white footage in their video, reminding us how charming sci-fi movies used to be before CGI brought the likes of Jar-Jar Binks and the Sharknado to the silver screen.
There are signs of spring popping up here and there. The most obvious is that my 15-year-old cat asked to go outside of her own free will for the first time in months! I also have tulip leaves coming up, so I guess it’s about time I got around to the fall garden chores. And most importantly, Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend! Set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed tonight, because the time will change for most locations in the U.S. at 2AM Sunday. You might also want to go to bed a bit earlier, since we will lose an hour. Only one person in a household should be designated to set all the clocks, or else some will be reset twice -I know this from experience. But before you do that, take a look at the highlights from the past week here at Neatorama.
The unknown object in the What Is It? game is a Sadlak M1A, M14 USGI Combination tool for use on military rifles. See it’s many uses at the What Is It? blog. We were looking for wrong but funny answers, and jasennesaj had one: an S&M bicycle seat with a built in fart muzzle compensator. Ha! That wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! ColShorts had a great answer, too, “The Exhaust Piper.” Replace your car's exhaust with this and sound like Scotland as you drive! Congratulations to both. There are a lot of other funny answers; you should go read them all. See the identifications of all this week’s mystery items at the What Is It? blog.
We had a couple of comments that deserve to be shared as comments of the week. First, PlasmaGryphon had this to say about The Beekeeping Donkey: "Just proves that to excel at your business, all you need is a jackass in a suit." And then Andrew Dalke contributed a clever pun to the post Nine Kings. "Seven are wearing sashes. Two are wearing back-sashes. :)"
The Neatoramanauts Facebook page is proving to be more popular every day! The biggest post there this week was this LOLdog. It got a ton of comments, too. Put our Facebook page on your list of pages to check every day. Make sure to follow Neatorama on Twitter and Pinterest, too!
And as long as we're telling you what to do, go ahead and set one clock back now. Later this evening, you'll wonder why it's different, and then you'll remember to set the rest of the clocks back because Daylight Saving Time is upon us. Have a great week!
Anke Klempner's teapot cozies make me want to squee! These cute friends belong in not just your garden, but your kitchen, too. You can find her pattern on sale and more photos here. Other people knitters have made variations, including some with frills and extra colors.
IKEA conducted a survey of Americans to find out about their homes and lifestyles. Fast Company looked through it and found some interesting results, which they expanded on. Here's a sample.
1. Only 1% [of those surveyed] want their home to reflect how successful they have been. Analysis: This may seem surprising, but in fact Americans often choose to lie to surveys to make themselves appear more humble.
2. 62% of respondents say they control the remote over their significant other, children, friends, or others. However, 74% of men are more likely to say they control the remote than women at 52%. Analysis: Americans are warlike creatures who must wrest control of an item called a control.
Number one is kind of believable. I understand the theory of conspicuous consumption as well as the next person, but where I live, if your house looks nicer than your cousin’s house, that cousin will be over all the time asking to borrow money. Number two adds up to way over 100%, but that can be explained by the American habit of having a TV for every person in the house. You don’t have to argue over the channel if you’re in separate rooms.
If you want to see the entire IKEA report, you’ll find that here. I noticed that 27% percent of Americans use technology in their kitchens. The other 73% either don’t realize what technology means, or else they never go into the kitchen. -via mental_floss
I do like the idea for the design. It would make any Browncoat proud. But being on the losing side of a war--and one that lasted only one season--may jinx a relationship. It will be a truly beautiful and memorable relationship. I'm just not sure it's going to last long.
Maybe Etsy seller Sarah Mineur has a friendly return policy.
At her shop, you find other pieces of silver jewelry, including works inspired by Doctor Who and The Legend of Zelda.
Industrial mechanic Ulf Hoffmann built the robot called UHTTR-1, which plays table tennis with the aid of its own camera. It doesn’t miss a shot, it's just not as aggressive as some players I’ve seen -yet. But what a great practice partner! Learn more about it at Hoffmann’s blog, if you can read German, or you might prefer the Google translation. He mentions that his son added text and music to the video so "it is not so boring." I found the tennis anything but boring! -via Laughing Squid
The Chocolate Chipster likes cookies before they were cool (he likes 'em piping hot, we think). Likewise, you should like this T-shirt and other nifty creations by NeatoShop artist Amanda Flagg before they went mainstream cool.
The villains who go up against Batman are some of the most stylish, and most iconic, in all of comic book history. From the dapper Penguin to the clowny-yet-stylish Joker to the questionable attire sported by The Riddler, these villains ooze style and fashion sense so it’s only fitting that fashion designers would look to them for their latest runway inspiration.
Design duo The Blonds headed to Gotham City for their latest collection of cutting edge women’s clothing designs, and the Batman villain influence on their designs ranges from totally overt (Catwoman catsuit) to more subtle (Riddler purple jumpsuit with green furry jacket).
No word yet on whether this villainous collection has created a new batch of super posh criminals, but one thing's for certain- wearing that catsuit to a formal function will make you the center of attention!
The Sesame Street Muppets explore emotions in the production of Les Mousserables, a parody of Les Misérables. Cookie Monster plays the very sad French guy, Jean Bon-Bon. All the emotions have to do with the supply of cookies, although Jean Bon-Bon’s most notable emotion is confusion. “Maybe if me sing song, me have epiphany.” -via Tastefully Offensive
When Mary and co. went to check on Jesus' tomb, but instead of finding it empty, there's a rubber duck sitting there.
jvtech suggests the duck distracting President Kennedy immediately before his assassination:
Shortly after noon on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was struck by a rubber duck as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas.
Crowds of excited people lined the streets and waved to the Kennedys. The president's car turned off Main Street at Dealey Plaza around 12:30 p.m. As it was passing the Texas School Book Depository, an object struck the president's neck and head and he slumped over toward Mrs. Kennedy to retrieve the object from the floor of the car. Gunfire suddenly reverberated in the plaza. Bullets struck the car hitting governor Connally but narrowly missing the president and first lady.
The car sped off to Parkland Memorial Hospital just a few minutes away. Though seriously wounded, Governor Connally would recover.
Police arrested Lee Harvey Oswald, a recently hired employee at the Texas School Book Depository. He was being held for the attempted assassination of President Kennedy. The source of the rubber duck is still a mystery to this day.
President Kennedy is quoted as saying, "I think I'll keep this duck, it's good luck. But if the owner would like to come forward, I'd be happy to return it and give my thanks."
On August 6th, 1945, the Enola Gay flies high above the bustling city of Hiroshima, Japan. The pilots glance at each other, each giving the other a grave and solemn nod. In the back, the bay doors open, and the bomber releases its immense and devastating payload of...a giant rubber duck.
Below, the citizens of Hiroshima are bewildered as the immense object crushes a merchant's wares, letting out a mighty yet comically high-pitched squeak. Its beady black eyes stare soullessly into the people's eyes as the local police scramble to identify the object.
Jim Andrews's teleporter has a simple interface. You begin in the control room of the TARDIS (naturally). Click on the teleport button to go somewhere on Earth. You'll promptly see the nearest photo in Google's archive.
Andrews calls himself a "programmer-poet," so this device is a work of art. It's also a way to explore the world, albeit not in any particular order. His inspiration for the project was a game in which people are shown panoramic photos from around the world and are then invited to guess the locations. You can do the same thing with the teleporter. Just click on the Map button to see the location of each photo.
Dress in layers. You may end up in a hot desert or in the Antarctic interior.
We’ve all heard of people doing it, we’ve all done it on the sly once or twice in our life, and we’ve all heard the urban legends about the colorful chemical that identifies the culprit.
I’m talking, of course, about peeing in the pool, and up until now it has been seen as a harmless, albeit gross, thing to do when you’re swimming those summer days away and don’t want to get out just to empty your bladder.
This is a cake. Really. BethAnn Goldberg of Studio Cake can make a cake look like anything you want. But then again, she’s a former NASA engineer, so she could probably make anything she wants. See her cakes that would be mistaken for real shoes, cameras, books, sandwiches, board games, and more at My Modern Met.
When his dog was sedated after a surgery, Brooklyn tattoo artist Mistah Metro decided to take the opportunity to make it the coolest dog of all New York City: by giving it a tattoo!
In an Instagram post that has since been deleted, Mistah Metro proclaimed that "My dog is cooler than yours!" The dog had her spleen removed, the artist explained, and the vet let him tattoo her while she was under. Mistah Metro chose the classic Cupid-style heart with the names "Alex" and "Mel" (for himself and his wife).
When the photo went viral, animal lovers were predictably outraged.
Tattooing a dog is actually not exactly a rare practice - the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) itself does it all the time, but for a very different reason, as reported by Gothamist:
The ASPCA condones the use of tattooing for only identification purposes following spay or neuter surgery. This practice helps animal welfare professionals clearly identify animals that have been altered, thereby preventing unnecessary future surgeries. This painless procedure is performed by a licensed veterinarian or veterinary technician while the animal is under anesthesia. The marks are very small and have a specific purpose, which is to avoid inflicting undue pain and stress later if that animal is unknowingly brought in for a spay surgery a second time.
Tattooing an animal for the vain sake of joy and entertainment of the owner - without any regard for the well-being of the animal - is not at all comparable to the incident in question and is not something the ASPCA supports.
What do you think? Is it wrong to tattoo your dog?
Playing Star Wars with your kids is so much more fun when you can summon the power of… static electricity! Your kids may be impressed beyond belief, or they may be fighting off nightmares afterward. This moment of inspired scientific role-playing is brought to you by Lunarbaboon.
Star Wars themed stop motion shorts have looked better, had more of a plot and come in longer in length than Training Day by John Punsalan, but this short has something the rest are lacking- Burgess Meredith as the voice of Yoda.
Training Day gives you both that “You're gonna eat lightnin' and you're gonna crap thunder!” feeling and a healthy dose of action figure based geekery, and it proves that Burgess Meredith would have made a great replacement for Frank Oz, and a very inspiring voice for Luke to have in his corner.
Do you wear your childish, sometimes unruly, behavior as a badge of honor? Show your brat pride with a pair of Brat Socks from the NeatoShop. This playful pair of socks features hot pink and green stripes and the word "BRAT."
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Today Bryan Cranston turns 58 years old today, and we wish him a very happy birthday. In honor of the occasion, Uproxx has posted 20 Times You Might Have Seen Bryan Cranston On Screen And Not Realized It. Oh sure, you know Walter White, and the dad on Malcolm in the Middle, and he’s in the new Godzilla film. But he was also on everything else- from Baywatch to the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! The image here is from Babylon 5.