Clever, Visual Representations of Famous Quotes

Image Credit: Ryan McArthur

A quote that gets you at the right time, when you really need it, can be like food for the soul. It can get you out of bed, it can inspire you, and it can shift how you feel in that moment. Honestly, a powerful quote can lock itself in your brain and you can carry it with you, the rest of your life. Seems artist Ryan McArthur knew this, and did some breathtaking illustations that visually represent the famous quotes he so delicatly brings to life.

This Is Marvelous put together a rather extensive gallery of Ryan McArthur's illustarted quotes for you all to see, and it quite a thing of beauty. When you match up a good quote with a good font and great design, the quote seems to take on a life of its own. Like something that was already powerful sprouting wings to carry you even further. Check it out and may it inspire a wonderful day in you.


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Amazing Drone Photo of Climbers Atop the Summit of a Mountain

Jungfrau is a mountain in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland. It rises 13,642 feet high. Nine climbers with the outfitting company Mammut reached the peak. Using a drone with a fisheye lens, they captured a photo of themselves, locked arm in arm, around the peak.

This is one of many outstanding photos that Mammut has staged in the Alps. You can see the rest here, and you really should.

-via Colossal


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Banksy's Calvin and Hobbes

(Photo: Banksy)

Poor Calvin. He couldn't stay 6 years old. But none of us can. We must grow up, for the alternative is worse.

-via Nerd Approved

UPDATE 9/17/18: There seems to be some dispute that this is actually a work by Banksy. In fact, it's not even clear that Banksy is on Twitter.


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American Flag Appears in the Clouds

NBC 12 News of Richmond, Virginia posted this photo shot by viewers Nancy and Joannie at the Virginia Center Commons on Thursday, September 11. The stars and stripes appear to waft across the evening sky.

Too good to be true? The news station responds to allegations of photoshoppery by writing, "We know the photographer and they sent a series of photos. It's authentic." Other commenters show their own photos of the cloud flag from different angles.

-via Twitchy


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The Ruins


Kevin Weir takes public domain photographs from The Library of Congress and makes them into surreal and sometimes creepy animated gifs. He gives new life to old photos, but it’s not like any life we’ve ever seen. Don’t blink or you’ll miss ..a possible spark for your nightmares tonight. We’ve featured Weir’s works before, but I thought this one was particularly worth sharing. See more of his imaginative gifs at Flux Machine. -via HuffPo

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The Best Yearbook Photo Ever

It has lasers. It has a cat. It has the shadowy image of that cat hovering ethereally over him.

This is Draven Rodriguez and his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth. He's a senior at Schenectady High School in Schenectady, New York. Vincent Giordano took this amazing photo of him and his cat. Draven would like to use it as his yearbook senior photo (warning: auto-play video). School officials will permit the photo in the yearbook, but not as his official photo.

So Draven has launched an online petition to gather support for an appeal of that decision. It's important to him because he wants people to look at that photo and say, "Yeah, only Draven would do that."

-via Twitchy


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Miss Correct Posture


Contestants Marianne Baba (L), Lois Conway (M) and Ruth Swenson (R) posing with their trophies and X-rays. Photo: Wallace Kirkland/LIFE via Google LIFE Archives

No slouchers here, ma'am! Just winners of the Miss Correct Posture beauty pageant.

In the 50s and 60s, American chiropractors held a series of rather unusual beauty pageants where contestants were judged and winners picked not only by their apparent beauty and poise, but also their standing posture (backed with X-rays of their spines, of course).

The contests were a publicity stunt, Reginal Hug, past president of the Association for the History of Chiropractic, told Scott Hensley of NPR, and was meant to burnish the reputation of the profession. The message, he said, was that good posture led to good health and that chiropractors could help with that. "In those days, nobody was concerned about radiation," Hug added, noting the use of X-rays to check for spinal structures.


Lois Conway, crowned Miss Correct Posture 1956, standing next to her X-ray.


Chiropractors checking the posture of contestant Marianne Baba - notice the plumb bob used to check the straightness of her back.

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Menu Loading


Image: WhatDoesntKillYou

Something witty is loading! This bar/restaurant chalkboard sign is probably advertising that the joint's Wi-Fi is a bit slow today.


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I Don't See Why Everyone Is Excited about the Apple Watch


(Photo: PeanutbutterPirate)

The Apple Watch, which premiered yesterday, is allegedly a revolution in wearable computing. But it seems really ordinary.

I can't get the WiFi to work. Maybe it was a bad idea for forego the protection plan.

-via Tastefully Offensive


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Mel Brooks Used Prosthetic Sixth Finger For His Print on Walk of Fame

You gotta give it to the guy. Mel Brooks has been making people laugh for years now, and Monday, when the time came for him to leave his handprints at TLC Chinese Theater along Hollywood's Walk of Fame, he continued that streak of hilarity. Though many did not notice at first, it seems Mel Brooks wore a prosthetic extra finger on his left hand that was so realistic, even looking at the above picture it is hard to tell it is fake. 

What makes this so great is in 100 years, when some kid is being dragged down that street by his tourist parents, he is going to catch a glance at Mel Brooks' hand print in the cement, and for one small moment in time, this kid is going to believe you can make it in Hollywood if you are a mutant. That, my friends, is awesome.

If you didn't already love him for Spaceballs and Blazing Saddles, you have to love him for this.


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Help A Thief

Commas are powerful - that's what Raynato Castro and Alex Culang of Buttersafe webcomic wants you to know before you yell out, "Help A Thief!"


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Lady Cassandra Sandwich

This is what you get when your Doctor Who parent makes your lunch! The Tardis blue cracker is a nice touch, but the Lady CassHAMdra sandwich is genius (no 708 plastic surgery operations or a visit to Platform One required!)

For those of you non-Whovians, this is the Lady Cassandra reference:


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Now THAT is an Organized Beach!


All images: Bernhard Lang

Now that's an incredibly organized beach!

German photographer Bernhard Lang took a wonderful set of aerial photographs of the highly organized beach off the coast of the Adriatic Sea in Italy, between Ravenna and Rimini.

Take a look:

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Reverse Panhandling


Photo via @mennesseynews

Most people expect to get things on their birthdays, but not Bob Blackley of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. On his birthdays for the past three years, the 59-year-old man stands in the middle of a busy intersection giving out $5 to hundreds of strangers.

Call it a case of "reverse panhandling" - Last week, Blackley held a sign saying "I have a job. I have a home. Could YOU use an extra $5?" while he handed out the bills.

While a lot of people look at him suspiciously, thinking that he's trying to sell them something, Blackley told Michael Hennessey of Fox 8 News. But one man told him that he'd use the money to buys medicine he couldn't afford to pay for.

Blackley gave out $700 the first year, then $750 the next year, and $800 the year after that - all with no strings attached. "Anything they want, if it puts a smile on their face, it's theirs," Blakely said. And as for his motivation, Blackley said that his reason is simple: "Glad I woke up, glad I'm able to do it. That's what life is all about, smiling."


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Every Pizza is a Personal Pizza if You Try Hard Enough

When some people say "pizza for dinner," they really mean it! This reminds me of Bill Murray's joke that every pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard enough and believe in yourself.

Oh, and egg on a pizza? Yum or yuck, guys?


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Parenting in Today's Internet Age

Parenting? There's an app for that (or you can just let the little tyke browse Neatorama!)

Our pal Dan Piraro of Bizarro tells us how to properly parent your kid in today's Internet age (by the way, all those websites are already taken but not yet developed).


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So, Which American English Dialect Do You Speak?

It's not whether you speak English ... it's what dialect of American English do you speak.

A decade ago, Robert Delaney of Long Island University put together a map of the various American English dialects (and subdialects) that exist in the United States.

A few examples:

Eastern New England (1) This is one of the most distinctive of all the American dialects. R's are often dropped, but an extra R is added to words that end with a vowel. A is pronounced AH so that we get "Pahk the cah in Hahvahd yahd" and "Pepperidge Fahm remembuhs."

Boston Urban (2) Like many big cities, Boston has its own dialects that are governed more by social factors like class and ethnicity than by geographic location. Greater Boston Area is the most widely spoken and is very similar to Eastern New England. Brahmin is spoken by the upper aristocratic class like Mr. Howell on Gilligan's Island.

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Parental Advice: Mom vs Dad

Need an advice? Your parents will gladly give you one, regardless if you want it or not. This chart above sums up the difference between the advice you will get from your mother and from your father ("carpe a job" - Hah!)

I noticed that the advice that your mom and dad would give you when you get cuts and scrapes isn't there, so here it is:

When You Get Hurt Playing Let me clean that up and put a band-aid for you. Be careful next time. Walk it off, buddy.

Can you think of any more motherly or fatherly advice?


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Book Shadow Sculpture at the Library


via Amy Catherine's Pinterest

This is fantastic: a library in Mountain Home, Arkansas, has a wire sculpture that looks like a jumbled mess but casts a shadow that looks like a stack of books!

Does anyone know the sculptor's name?


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Plot of Practically All X-Files Episodes

The truth is up there.

Besides the mytharc episodes, this set of pictures by Redditor thepizzapeople basically explain all X-Files Monster-of-the-Week episodes. You know, to think about it, Mulder could've solved his problem of people not believing his stories simply by bringing a video camera with him.


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Global Warming: Aquaman's Revenge

Aquaman has had it with all the talk that he's the world's most useless superhero, and he's hatched a devious plan to have his revenge on all the naysayers. J.L. Westover of Mr Lovenstein webcomic (previously on Neatorama) explains how Aquaman is the real culprit behind global warming.


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Too Soon

Calgary, Alberta, got its first snowfall of the season yesterday. What season is that? Summer, by my calendar. I have to agree with the snowman, that’s too soon! The good news is that their weather forecast has warmer temperatures by this weekend. -via reddit


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The Latest in Wearable Technologies

So. Apple has announced a newfangled smartwatch, and the tech world went wild ... but is that the kind of wearable technology that matters in today's world? The Apple Watch has got plenty of competition, but Apple should be thankful that its competitors haven't created these incredibly useful wearable technologies envisioned by Gemma Correll (previously on Neatorama)

Earrings that vibrate when Ben & Jerry's is half off at the store? A T-shirt that flashes when an adorable creature is nearby? A brooch that yells at you when you do something your mom would not approve of? A fedora that self destructs when you try to wear it in public? Shut up and take my money!


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Beauty and the Feast

Now this is how you improve on a classic! Redditor TopHatSasquatch found this fake "Beauty and the Feast" VHS cover from Cracked Magazine back in the 90s in a local thrift store.

Reminds me of the Beauty of the Feast zombie poster from Matt Busch that we carry on the NeatoShop!


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Love, Annie

Seems like Annie is serious about making sure there's no more dog poop on her lawn! The text says:

To the person who lets their dog poop on our lawn and doesn't clean it up:

First of all, it's beyond rude. We live here and pay a lot of money to live here and it's not a toilet. Secondly, if you can't pick up your dog's poop, you shouldn't have a dog. And lastly, we are watching you. The next time you let your dog poop on our lawn and don't pick it up, I will personally follow you back to your home, wait until you get inside, pull down my pants and take a huge dump on our doorstep and on the windshield of your car.

Love, Annie.

Via imgur


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"This Item is Reduced Due to Misspelling of the Word Bird"

A few months ago: What's that thing that flies in the sky again? Burd? Beerd? Brid! That's it!

Via Arbroath


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Spoiler on a Spoiler

Now that's a spoiler! Redditor ReverendVoice's friend snapped this photo of a spoiler on a spoiler on this Buick station wagon. And did you catch the name of the street?


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In Case of Milk Truck Accident ...


via Imgur

What should you do when the milk truck has an accident? Shattoo Milk Company wants us to be prepared and have cookies ready. Lots and lots and lots of cookies!


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Pimp My Camel

This beautifully shorn camel hails from the city of Bikaner in northwest Rajastan, a state in India. Every year in January, the state government organizes a camel festival where beautifully decorated camels like this one are put on display.


via Imgur

How in the world did they shear those intricate images on the camel? Why, with a pair of scissors of course:


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Chilled To The Bone

Forget bad reindeer / ugly Christmas sweaters - they all pale in comparison to this Chilled to the Bone 80's sweater, featuring a skull with ear muffs and scarf. So metal! Via FAIL Blog.


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