Untangling the History of Christmas Lights

The long Thanksgiving holiday weekend is the perfect time to get out the Christmas decorations and put up the colored lights that illuminate the dark winter nights. Those beautiful strings of electric lights replaced candles, which didn't last long, came only in flame color, and were extremely dangerous. The dawn of electric Christmas lights had a lot to do with Thomas Edison, as you might guess, but even more with Edward Hibberd Johnson, who was the first to use Christmas lights.

In 1871, Johnson hired Edison, then a 24-year-old inventor, as a consultant for the Automatic Telegraph Company. Edison “ate at this desk and slept in a chair,” Johnson later recalled. “In six weeks he had gone through the books, written a volume of abstracts, and made two thousand experiments...and produced a solution.”

So impressed was Johnson that when Edison left to start a new company, he followed, quickly making himself useful turning Edison’s brainstorms into cash. In 1877, after Edison invented the phonograph, Johnson took the machine on tour, charging crowds to drum up excitement. When Edison patented the light bulb in 1880, its exact value was hard to gauge; widespread electrification was still decades away. Still, Johnson, Edison and others invested $35,000 to form the Edison Lamp Company to sell the bulbs.

So you see, the guy who strung the first electric Christmas lights in 1882 had a financial stake in their success. Read how it all came about in the December issue of Smithsonian magazine.


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Backfire - Bad Breath Kills


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Everybody thinks dragons can just breathe fire at will, and they act like those fiery lizards just go around burning stuff down all day long. But the truth is dragons are quite careful about when they use their fiery breath because they know there's always a chance it will backfire and leave them looking like a lizard flambé. Young dragons usually learn this lesson the hard way, and that's why the Earth isn't overrun by dragons, because their breath backfire acts as a means to ensure only the fittest dragons survive.

Warn the world about the dangers of bad breath with this Backfire t-shirt by Schwegel, it's a fun way to show some love for your favorite fantasy creature and show off your fiery side at the same time!

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The Craziest Alternate Versions Of Superman

Superman is one of the original comic book superstars, and he set the standard for superheroes to come with both his array of mysterious powers and his strict moral code.

Ironically these crucial character elements caused his storylines to become stagnant, because seeing him win or act like a golden boy for the millionth time just isn't very fun to read. 

What is fun to read is the story of young Private Atticus Kent of the Union Army, who discovered he was Superman after being shot with a cannonball, or seeing Kal-El become a force for Communism because he landed in Russia instead of the U.S.

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Superman's family history is another element the writers like to mess with, because a minor tweak can make a major difference to who Kal-El becomes. 

Imagine how different Superman's story would have been if his parents hadn't died on Krypton, or on a darker timeline imagine how strange it would be to see Kal-El as Darkseid's adopted son.

It only lasted for one issue before he betrayed Darkseid and became the hero he was meant to be, but still far more interesting to read about than the standard Man of Steel!

See the 10 Craziest Alternate Reality Superman Stories here


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Cats Getting Stuck in Things

When a curious cat gets his head stuck in something, his first instinct is to walk backwards away from it. That doesn't help a bit, as the thing just goes with the cat. Lucky for these cats, there's someone right there with a camera to help out -after they get a bit of footage first.

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What's even funnier is when a cat finally gets unstuck and the first thing they do is go right back to that object again to satisfy their curiosity! -via Tastefully Offensive

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Forget Tardis Dresses, Here's a Stranger Things Dress

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Kitty Cosplay understands that Will is the most iconic character in Stranger Things, so when she decided to do a cosplay based on the Netflix show, she decided to go as Will while he was trapped in the Other Side and communicated with his mother. The decision to throw the Demigorgon's arm through the wall really sells the terrifying side of the show. I have to wonder if she was inspired at all by this previous Stranger Things wall cosplay.

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What Do Married People Do?

The characters at the webcomic Megacynics got married with lots of love but no clue what to do next. So they did what anyone their age would do- ask Google search! Turns out that you really have to think about how you ask that kind of a question. A better wording might be "What do married people do in their spare time?" (Yeah, the top results would still be porn.) If you really have spare time, the answer is that married people do the same things as unmarried people, except they do many of those things together.


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The Burger That Literally Explodes With Cheese

A burger bun pumped full of cheese sounds like heaven, but when you see it launch the cheesy goo in a stream that looks disturbingly pimple-ish way, it may just change your mind. 

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The burger, created by RawMaterialNYC is totally dividing audiences, with some mesmorized with the delicious cheesy filling -and others utterly disgusted with the zit-like visual that happens whenever someone bursts that bun open. What do you guys think? Nasty or nice?

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Dumpster Fire Christmas Ornament

The term we've used to describe the year 2016 more than any other is "dumpster fire." Jennifer Brooks made herself a commemorative Christmas ornament illustrating just that. It was so popular that she was asked to make more for people to buy, but she doesn't want to do that. Instead, she has a tutorial so you can make your own. But it's really not so much a tutorial as it is the illustrated story of how Brooks made hers. Here's an excerpt.

Step 10: Obtain needle and thread. Oh my God, this is going to take forever. Which reminds you that 2016 gave us more than two dozen presidential candidates. Thanks for that, 2016.

Step 11: Get stitching! (Or gluing. Get some fabric glue and some glitter. Don’t be like me.) I stitched the 2016 and seam on the front of the dumpster first.

Step 12: Put the front of the dumpster on the back of the dumpster. Stitch the sides and bottom together like a wee wallet. Belatedly realize you forgot to stitch the top decorative seams on the front of the dumpster. Awkwardly do so now, stabbing yourself repeatedly with the needle.

Step 13: Peek inside your dumpster. Whisper into the void: “You killed Prince, David Bowie and Lemmy Kilmister, 2016. This is on you.”

So even if you have no interest in making your own Christmas tree ornament, you'll want to read the whole thing. Or go ahead and make the ornament so you can always remember how special 2016 was. -via Metafilter


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Meet Queen Elizabeth's Best Friend Margaret Rhodes

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If someone were to tell you they hang with British Royalty you'd probably roll your eyes and chalk them off as delusional or a teller of tall tales, but Margaret Rhodes doesn't go about bragging.

She is, however, Queen Elizabeth's first cousin and best friend since childhood, and the Hon. Margaret Rhodes still invites the Queen to tea after church every Sunday, so they can talk about matters other than politics.

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But if Margaret is asked about political issues she will be quite candid with her opinion, which may be as close as we'll get to hearing the opinion of Queen Elizabeth II herself, since she doesn't do interviews. 

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Gems in the Newspaper

Bad Newspaper has been on a roll lately. That's where you'll see the best newspaper clippings and ads from all over. Many of them are misspellings, typos, and puns that will make you smile.

Some items highlight the weird small town happenings that make the police blotter.



And every once in a while you get a glimpse into the human condition in all its bizarreness (or is that bizarity?), like this interviewee.



Check out Bad Newspaper anytime you need a laugh!  


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I Need My Goggles!

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Give him a minute; this kid will figure it out. Or two minutes. When he finally does, he has no embarrassment at all, he's just glad he found them! Funny, but it can happen to anyone. Redditor machalllewis is proof of that.

I once went to the supermarket a few miles from me, picked up some food for dinner that night, put it in my backpack and then walked back home. It wasn't until I got home that I remembered that I had biked there.

The difference here is that I was 22 when I did this.

Have you ever looked for your car keys while you were driving? Or used the light on your phone to look for your phone? I don't think you can beat GreenHatSam's story.

On moving day (years ago) I lost my 1 year old son.

Lots of people moving boxes and vehicles. It was chaotic. I went looking for my kid. He Wasn't in the yard, not in the house. I called out for him. He said, "Mom!"

Ok. Good. He's within ear shot, I just don't see him. I called out for him again. Again, he answered me. He sounded close.

I just stood still and looked around.

Found him on my hip. I was holding him the entire time.

You'll find more of these stories at reddit.

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Chestburster Turkey

Tye Lombardi is a writer for the SyFy channel zombie show Z Nation. She also shows that wicked sense of humor as she blogs about food "from the Devil's Kitchen" at The Necro Nom-Nom-Nomicon. For Thanksgiving this year, Lombardi prepared a dinner that you'll be glad you didn't see before you feasted with the family. It's a turkey with a chestburster! The Alien critter is a pork loin wrapped in prosciutto with spaghetti teeth. She finished it off with a wash of cranberry sauce for the blood, and served it with green gravy. Relatives assured Lombardi that it was delicious, and that she'd never host the family Thanksgiving feast again. See the step-by-step process of making this turkey at her site. -via io9

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One Hit! - The Saiyans Ain't Got Nothin' On Saitama


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Villains only thrive when there's no one around to stand up to their tyranny, but Saitama is the sleeper nobody expected to join the battle and yet he's evening the odds one punch at a time. He saw his city was in trouble, knew those saiyans hadn't come to Earth to be our friends, and therefore found his intense training justified. But he had no idea which ones to clobber and which to lend a hand until the smoke had cleared after their epic super saiyan brawl, and one green monster of a man was left standing...

Get geared up for battle with this One Hit! t-shirt by Wacacoco, featuring the Saitama vs. Piccolo showdown of your anime lovin' dreams!

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Roomba Commits Suicide

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In a very 21st-century story, a Roomba was working all alone in a home wired with security cameras. A stray plastic bag somehow became draped over the Roomba's sensors. It ran into a wall, but that action neither freed it of the obstruction nor put it out of his misery. One commenter filled in the story:

While being trapped in the bag, it gained sentience and grasped the purpose of its existence. Thus it threw itself to oblivion.

But look! The Roomba wasn't alone after all. Could it have been a case of murder? After all, who is most likely to leave a plastic bag on the floor -a cat, of course! Let's hope the authorities crack the case and bring the perpetrator to justice. -via Laughing Squid


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The Joy Of Reading A Poorly Drawn Lines Comic

When you name a comic Poorly Drawn Lines you're shifting the emphasis from the artwork to the actual content, and boy does Reza Farazmand's series deliver on that front!

The San Francisco based cartoonist has been putting out Poorly Drawn Lines comics for only three years and yet it has become one of the top webcomics on the net because his strips are so damn funny! 

We've featured Poorly Drawn Lines comics here on Neatorama many times before, but if you're new to the strip and would like to sink your teeth into some more then this Bored Panda collection should satisfy your appetite for illustrated wit.

See 10+ Poorly Drawn Comics With Unexpectedly Hilarious Twists here (NSFW language)


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SEAGULLS! (Stop It Now)

A year ago, the folks at Bad Lip Reading did a musical version of The Empire Strikes Back. It featured about twenty seconds of Yoda singing a nonsense song. Now they've expanded that short sequence into a full-length song, and its just as silly. Or even more so.

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The chorus is rather catchy, though. This could be an earworm. I hope not! -via Tastefully Offensive


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The Original Pac-Man Theme Song Covered In 10 Different Styles

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Back in the days of coin op arcades games like Pac-Man had low bit theme songs designed to lure players to the cabinet from across a noisy arcade, and those silly little songs really got stuck in your head...like for the rest of your life.

Even though I haven't slipped a quarter into a Pac-Man arcade machine for well over a decade I can still bring that classic 8-bit tune to mind whenever I want because I once had a serious case of Pac-Man fever. 

And now I've got that feeling once again thanks to Dave Wave's delightful ten different style rendition of the Pac-Man theme song!

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-Via Geeks Are Sexy


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Married to the Mob: Dames and Molls who hung with Mafia Wise Guys

Once a woman became involved with a Mafia man, close enough to know what he did for a living, there was no way out except death. But there were plenty of women who embraced the lifestyle, even to the point of participating in crimes with their husbands and boyfriends. And they had to put up with a lot, like being shot by your significant other.

Take bit-part actress Alice Granville (above) who was shot twice in the arm by her hitman husband Pete Donahue. Apparently she didn’t even wince. Donahue was a trigger-happy lieutenant for mob boss Dutch Schultz. Granville said her mob beau only shot her to prove how much he loved her. Hate to think what he got her for Valentine’s Day.

Meet some of the Mob molls who accompanied organized crime figures of the mid-20th century at Dangerous Minds.


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This Hot Knife Versus Compilation Video Is Very Satisfying To Watch

Cutting stuff with a knife is fun as long as you're not cutting yourself or somebody else, but cutting stuff with a hot knife is a billion times more fun and way more satisfying to watch!

Hot knife puts the sizzle in Twinkie slicing, makes butter slicing look super sexy, and watching a hot knife melt butter along its blistering edge is sure to make your mouth water.

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YouTube channel Watch It Melt put together this super satisfying compilation video that was created to trigger an ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) in viewers, otherwise known as "the tinglies". Watch and see if it works for you! 


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Plant Your Mac

Christophe Guinet, also known as Monsieur Plant, finds strange and delightful things to contain houseplants. A recent series features obsolete or nonfunctional Apple computers and peripherals, mainly the various models of Macintosh, with names like Macbonsaï (shown here), Macarnivor, Macpyrus, and more. But why are they all plugged in? See the entire seriescalled Plant Your Mac at Guinet's website. -via Design Boom


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Most Aussie Interview Ever

That's the way this news report is being described all over. It's got everything: crime, drunk driving, a chase scene, and a local hero running around without clothing looking out for his mates, plus Today host Karl Stefanovic to give his reaction. All delivered with that unmistakable accent.

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It would be hard to put this video above the guys who foiled a convenience store robbery earlier this year, but that one had the advantage of a video recording of the actual incident. We noticed their TV interview later on had cleaner language. What do you wanna bet that Daniel McConnell, who chased the Brisbane hit-and-run driver in the above video, had some colorful language of his own that night. -via reddit


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Skip The Mall Madness And Do Your Black Friday Shopping At The NeatoShop!

Jolly Tidings by Versiris

Black Friday is still pure madness even though people are starting to figure out that online deals are often just as good and way less of a hassle, but there are still some who swear by those Black Friday deals.

But if you're buying t-shirts, hoodies, baby onesies, dog shirts, shirts for kids or posters you should skip the madness and shop at the NeatoShop's Black Friday sale, where everything we print is up to 20% off!

That way you can kick back at home and get some holiday shopping done without all the hassle, and you'll be giving the people on your list something they'll enjoy for years to come!

What would the holidays be without ugly sweaters? 

None Of My Business by CoDDesigns

And without fun gifts the whole season would feel boring

Stocking Stuffers: Stitchy by Dooomcat

But you don't have to make your own gifts to spice things up

It's Alive! by kgullholmen

All you need to do is shop at the NeatoShop for an amazing design you know they'll eat up!

Green Buns and Ham by Prime Premne

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The Dog Frisbee Pioneer

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How one whippet changed canine athletics (and got his owner arrested in the process).

IT WAS THE TOP OF THE EIGHTH. The Los Angeles Dodgers were pla}dng the Cincinnati Reds in a game being nationally broadcast by NBC on August 5, 1974. Alex Stein, a scruffy 19-year-old clad in shorts and a T-shirt, walked from the parking lot into the ballpark with a dog following a few feet behind him. Dogs were not allowed on the premises. The security guard eyed Stein. “That your dog?” he asked. “Never seen him before in my life,” Stein answered.

As the guard took the trespasser by his collar and shooed him into the lot, Stein found his seat in the top row near the exit. A few moments later, with the guard’s attention drifting elsewhere, the dog joined Stein and settled in under his seat. In fact, he did belong to Stein, and he had followed his owner’s scent into the bleachers. Everything was going according to plan.

Stein watched the changeover as the Dodgers came up to bat. Then, just as the game was about to resume, he ran down 26 steps to the retaining wall that separated the seats from the field, stopped, and tossed a Frisbee 40 yards. The dog, named Ashley Whippet, bounded over the 3-foot wall and sunk his teeth into the Frisbee before it could touch the ground. The animal seemed to linger in the air like Jordan off the rim, his muscled hind legs propelling him skyward. The crowd roared, and as cameras trained their lenses on the spectacle, the outfielders sat down on the grass and watched.

With 50,000 people cheering in the stands and millions watching at home, Stein and his dog effectively invented the phenomenon known as dog Frisbee.

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Candy Adventure - Hope You Have A Sweet Tooth


Candy Adventure by happinessinatee

When dark days threaten to sour your mood just think of something sweet and take yourself on a cruise to Candy Cone Island, where every day is as sweet and fluffy as cotton candy! Just don't go asking any questions about what you're seeing while you're on Candy Cone Island, k? We wouldn't want to have any trouble with one of our guests, we're here to please you with high fructose happiness and candy-licious cheer! What's that you say? You say you saw someone pass out and get dragged away by our Rock Candy Security Team? You must be mistaken, nobody can die on our Island! Oh, I thought you said he died? Hehehe, I guess it was my mistake after all...

Add some sweet kawaii silliness to your geeky wardrobe with this Candy Adventure t-shirt by happinessinatee, with a delicious design that will delight people wherever you go!

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The Origin Of 10 Different Nicknames

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Most of us encounter the concept of nicknames when we're kids, as we come to know our friend James as Jimmy, Susan as Sue and so on, but these nicknames never really come with an explanation.

For instance- why is Richard shortened into "Dick"?

Turns out that nickname comes from the Middle Ages, when names were often shortened for the sake of brevity since they were written out by hand and rhyming nicknames were all the rage.

Richard became Rich and Rick, and for rhyming sake Rick became Hick and Dick, and for some reason Dick was the only one that stuck.

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Now that one's not so strange, but how in the world did Margaret get the nickname Peggy?

Once again rhyming is to blame, as Margaret was shortened to Maggie, Meg and Mog, which then became Peg(gy) and Pog(gy). Still strange to call Margaret "Peggy" instead of Maggie or Marge, but Peggy is way better than Poggy!

See The Origins of 10 Nicknames at mental_floss


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The 17 Most Influential Science Fiction Books

Science fiction can be influential in different ways. Maybe the story is a political allegory that made people think. Maybe it was a cautionary tale of science unrestrained by ethics. Maybe it inspired engineers to develop useful technology. Maybe it stretched the definition of science fiction or opened doors for other writers. That said, any such list will be subjective. I would have included Frankenstein and Fahrenheit 451, but then again, I'm not a sci-fi expert. Read the list of Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre at Lifehacker. Are your favorites on it? -via the Presurfer

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Billy On The Street Tells New Yorkers Seth Rogen Died While Seth Films Their Reaction

Billy On The Street is the absolute best thing happening on the sidewalks of New York these days, and his abrasively candid game show stars people who don't know what to expect when Billy shoves a mic in their face.

He gets yelled at, questioned and flat out ignored, but Billy runs on until he finds a participant who's awake and aware enough to answer his questions sometimes strictly for our amusement.

And speaking of amusing- Seth Rogen, he's an amusing guy, and Billy found out that some New Yorkers genuinely cared when they heard Seth had passed away...while others had no clue who he was.

Good thing Seth was there to film their reactions!

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-Via FAILBlog


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Duck Costume Comforts Goat



Leanne Lauricella runs the rescue group Goats of Anarchy. One of her recent rescues is a blind, underweight goat named Polly, who has other medical issues and severe anxiety. She goes into a panic when Lauricella is out of sight. They tried several things with Polly, including a Thundershirt, a swaddling coat that calms dogs. Nothing worked, until Lauricella brought home a child's Halloween costume made up to resemble a duck. When she put the costume on Polly, she immediately calmed down.



It must be the texture. Lauricella bought other costumes, and they also have a calming effect on Polly, although she loves the duck costume the best. There is more to the story, which you can read at The Dodo. -via Metafilter

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The $50,000 Thanksgiving Dinner

There are those that say you should always "go big or go home" and if you apply that logic to spending money, then you should have been in New York City today for the $50,000 Thanksgiving dinner. Restaurant Old Homestead is always a fancy affair, promising to offer guests "more opulence and decadence than the lobby in Trump Tower" and their Thanksgiving dinner is no exception.

So what does a $50,000 holiday dinner experience consist of? Well, it's not all food. You also get four tickets to an upcoming Giants game worth $10,000, a $5,000 a night room at the Waldorf with room service and breakfast in bed, limo service while in NYC worth up to $2,000 and a $7,500 Fifth Avenue shopping spree and a carriage ride through Central Park.

What about the other $25,000 or so worth of goodies? That's all food, baby. And your meal will feature a 20 pound free-range, organically raised turkey worth $85 a pound seasoned with spices imported from the Middle East and basted with $17 an ounce olive oil; stuffing featuring $465 a pound Waygu beef, $54 a pound foie gras and made from $46 a loaf sourdough from the UK; sweet potatoes topped with $1,600 caviar from the Caspian Sea; green beans prepared with $90 per pound ham; pumpkin ice cream topped with $4,200 a bottle rum-infused eggnog sauce.

Sadly, you know at least half the dinners will probably throw away at least half of their food because leftovers are so gauche.

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Doctor Who Aliens Ranked From Cheesy To Terrifying

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Doctor Who has presented us with some of the most original and iconic alien races in sci-fi history, and even people who have never seen the show know of the Daleks or the Cybermen.

Most of the alien races created for the show are that perfect blend of campy and bizarre, with an undeniable edge to them despite their funny faces. 

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Who could forget the seemingly peaceful Ood, who turned out to be just as sinister as they look, or the cat faced Sisters of Plenitude, who grow their own human beings for medical research purposes?

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And let's not omit the adorable Adipose, the cute and crittery Tivolians and the hard as nails Judoon, because they prove not every alien species on the show is out to kill the Doctor and his companions.

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